Monday, August 13, 2012

Orange & Yellow

I just picked up this orange striped shirt from Loft. The reviews on the website were just so-so but I wanted to give it a chance because I love orange.. and stripes. Half the battle was won right there! It is a little loose and boxy but I solved that by doing a half-tuck and I think it will look great with skinny jeans and a longer tank underneath it.

I also gave in and ordered the yellow wedges. I love them! The color is great and I'm not going to complain about going from 5'4 to 5'8 by simply putting on a pair of shoes :)

Top: Loft (available here)
Shorts: Gap Outlet (summer 2011)
Shoes: Loft (summer 2012)
Earrings: Lia Sophia
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Planning Ahead: Maxi Dress

This is another dress I plan on taking with me to the beach. Believe it or not, this is the only maxi dress that I own. I have trouble with maxi dresses in that they are super long (I know, I know they are supposed to be long :) and I have to wear a wedge or heel when I would rather just wear a flat sandal. That's why I like this dress from Target, it's the perfect length for me.

We've had an active week but today is pretty overcast with a chance of thunderstorms. It's the perfect chill out in the house type of day, but I'm tempted to head over to the Loft friends and family sale to look for some belts. ONLY belts. Yep that's what I keep repeating to myself :)

I'm linking up with Casual Chic Mom  today!! 

Dress: Target (summer 2012)
Cropped Cardigan: NY&Company (summer 2011)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction (summer 2010)
Earrings: Local Shop 

Thursday, August 9, 2012


One accessory that I need to add into my closet is the belt. I've never been very creative about wearing belts, and if I have the choice spending accessory money on a cute necklace or earrings or a belt, I will almost always go for the cute necklace or earrings. But I do have a lot of outfits/dresses that can become more interesting if only I had the right belt. I tried it with this dress and I think the look is O.K., but I'm not crazy about the actual belt. I wish I had something in the tan color family or maybe fabric which I think works better for summer. So the moral of this story is I will definitely be adding a couple of new belts to my wardrobe this fall!

Dress: Target (summer 2010)
Belt: Loft
Shoes: Coach (summer 2012)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Planning Ahead: Loft Dress

This loft dress is one of my favorites from this summer. It's definitely coming on vacation with me. I tried to make it more beachy by adding some nautical jewelry. I would normally wear white sandals to keep everything crisp but I decided to play off the bright yellow with the bright orange sandals. I also think that the Loft wedge sandals that I was coveting in yesterday's Things I Love About Summer  post will look cute with this dress. It's a good thing I gave in and ordered them!

Dress: Loft (Summer 2012)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction What a Square (summer 2012)
Necklace: Lia Sophia (spring 2011 collection) 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Things I Love About Summer: Sandals

A friend posted this on my facebook timeline:
This really is how I operate when it comes to shoes. I love to shop for clothes as much as the next gal, but I can talk myself out of buying a new item of clothing. Shoes, that's a different story. They really test my willpower.  This is one of the things that I love about summer. Sandals are so fun, they show off pedicured toes, and they are more affordable than those tall leather and suede boots that I lust over every fall/winter. Here are some of my favorites that I own or would like to own :)

Kenneth Cole Reaction
French Braid Sandal in Turquoise
I don't own these but would like to. They are 50% off and still available in my size..

Kenneth Cole Reaction
What a Square Sandal in Orange
I own these and I love them!
They are also on sale (but no longer available in orange)

Loft Lara Platform Espadrille in Pale Citron
These are so cute and although they have mixed reviews on the Loft website,
I might have to take the risk and order them. This color is $49.99 and 40% off!
MICHAEL Michael Kors Meg Peep Toe Espadrille
OK so these are not technically sandals but I still love them:)

Planning Ahead: Flowy Skirt

I've hit that part of the summer. The part when I get bored with my clothes, bored of trying to be creative, and end up in some variety of the same shorts/t-shirt/tank top/flip flops every day.  I guess lazy would be another word for this but I'll use bored.  Since I feel like my current every day outfits are no fun to blog about, I decided to do a little planning ahead for an upcoming beach trip and post some photos of outfits that I plan on bringing. The one I'm wearing today is something that I... actually wore today! I haven't decided if I'm going to bring this one along or not. I like the skirt but I feel like it's length and fullness kind of overwhelm me. But I do love the color and print so it's in the running!

T-Shirt: NY&Company (spring 2012)
Skirt: Old Navy (summer 2012)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction Flower Gem (summer 2010)