I Go Nowhere Without…

 

 

 

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Kate Spade Wallet, D&G Sunglasses, EOS Lip Balm, Pacifica Lotion, Victoria Secret Body Mist, Kate Spade Business Card Case, Kate Spade iPhone Case

 

I cleaned out everything recently, my closet, drawers, and purse. I realized when it comes to items in my purse there are things I go nowhere without! First, my wallet because it has all the important stuff, but something I recently came to discover is…splurge on a wallet! Similar to a good handbag a quality wallet is totally worth it, pick a color or brand you love and it will make you smile every time you pull it out of your bag! 

 

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(my now cleaned out bag) 

I can’t leave the house without my Dolce & Gabbana  polarized sunglasses which fit me perfectly (sunglasses – another item you should splurge on), my iPhone which basically does most of my thinking for me, and a notebook & pen because you never know when you’ll have an amazing idea! Emergency items like a great body lotion, body spray and bobby pins are essential! I can’t go more than a few hours without applying my chapstick, especially when it smells SO amazing. Lastly, I always have business cards because you never know who you’ll meet, and the card case is just an adorable added bonus ( thanks to my boyfriend). 

 

Summer Wishlist

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Summer is here and the warm weather means time for light and flowy frocks! Fall is my favorite season, so when I went to my closet the other day all I noticed was a sea of grey, black, and navy pieces. For so long I stayed away from color because I thought it made me look “young”, but this summer I am experimenting with different ways to incorporate color into my outfits, by wearing a colorful pattern or colored sandals. These items above are some of the summer pieces I am lusting after! This season I am in love with tribal inspired patterns, colored leucite frames, and strappy leather sandals. This outfit is the epitome of what I want to be wearing all summer long!

Summer Maxi

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I was so excited when I recently received an email from T.J.maxx congratulating me on winning the Maxxinista of the month! I entered the contest shortly after I did my “interview outfit” post and submitted my photo because the top was from TJMaxx. A month later I was notified my outfit was chosen for the month and would receive a $500 gift card! Smiling from ear to ear when I read this email I began to think of all the amazing things I could buy!! When that gift card came in the mail I could not get out the door fast enough to go shopping.

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This dress is one of my finds that I am LOVING, for only $39 I had to buy it, it’s the perfect length for my  tall frame and the slits on the side make it look modern and easy. This is just one of the items I purchased, get ready for many more outfit posts of items I buy with my gift card!

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Re-work Your Jewelry

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Sometimes my favorite way to accessorize is just throwing on whatever strikes me at the moment. That is how I usually get dressed, but I find myself going back to the same outfits and same pieces. I think every once in a while it is important to go through your closet and create new outfits and this also applies to your jewelry. I have never done this before, but I randomly decided to take out all of my favorite items and lay them on the floor and start piecing them together in combinations I would not usually try. I mixed metals, mixed hard and soft, and I mixed girly and boho. I was pleasantly surprised with the different combinations I came up with and thought I would share my idea so you can be inspired as well and mix up your own accessories!

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Inspired By The Beach

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Last week when the weather was warm I took a day trip to the beach with my dear friend Jen (yes her name is Jen too). We decided to bring our reading material and camp out on Capitola beach. Capitola is one of my favorite beach towns, with cute shops restaurants and houses. I had to take pictures that day of course, and the colorful houses were perfect and vibrant against the blue sky. I could not help but think this color palate would make for a great outfit. Based on the colors I saw on the houses I created a cute beach outfit that I would love to have! That day was a great reminder that inspiration is everywhere even at the beach!

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Below are more pictures from my trip that day … Continue reading

Interview Attire

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I have been interviewing a lot recently for jobs and I have been trying to mix up my career outfit options. I am combining my tops and accessories with office basics. I try to keep it colorful and unique since the field I am in is more creative. I thought I would share one of my interview outfits with you all and I will be sure to post more soon!

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Top: Cynthia Rowley – T.J.Maxx, Sweater: J.Crew , Pants: Banana Republic (They have long lengths!), Necklace: LOFT (old similar here), Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelet: Kate Spade, Shoes: Target, Bag: Kate Spade (similar).

Three Easy Easter Outfit Ideas

Easter is just four days away and if you are going to church, brunch or a bbq show up in style with the perfect outfit for the occasion. I put together a couple of oufit ideas for a dressed up event, semi dressed up occasion, or a casual party. I hope this gives you some ideas, inspiration and in the mood for Spring!

Easter outfit 1
Miss Selfridge lacey dress, $80 / Coast blazer, $190 / Steve Madden Wedge , $80 /  Nude clutch, $20 / Lori’s gold jewelry
Easter outfit 3
By Malene Birger racerback tank, $76 / J.Crew j crew jacket ,$150 / Topshop lace skirt, $80/ Pointed flat shoes, $50/ Envelope clutch, $157 / ASOS bracelet , $14
Easter Outfit 2
Chinti and Parker grey sweater, $530 / Karen Millen pants, $130/ Forever New leather shoes, $42 / ALDO handbag, $55  / White House Black Market earrings, $24

The Best Accessory Collaboration is Here!

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I love GILES & BROTHER jewelry not only because it is my last name, but because of the classic,  fresh, yet simplistic design of their pieces. The only thing stopping me from buying all of the GILES & BROTHER accessories is the price point, which is out of my budget with prices ranging from $50 – $300. Needless to say when I heard about the JewelMint collaboration with  GILES & BROTHER I was ecstatic. The same style accessories but at the JewelMint price point ($29.99!!), it can’t get much better than that! Below are some of my favorite pieces from the collaboration, hurry before they are gone!

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Beauty Favorites

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     Everyone has beauty items that they could never live without and I thought I would share mine! As you can see I love anything Bobbi Brown and I am pretty loyal to all of her makeup. My favorite Bobbi Brown products are the creme foundation, it is so natural looking and has great coverage. I also could not live without the smokey eye palette and party mascara both make your eyes pop!

Hi-Lo for the Home

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One of my favorite hobbies besides fashion and blogging, is looking for antiques and repurposing items that I find. Similar to the hi-lo of dressing I apply this to decorating as well. The desk in the picture above was my mother’s from the 80’s and it was given to me. I painted it and added new knobs (not shown) and it was instantly updated! Check out some other hi-lo ideas in my room.  Continue reading