Monday, April 13, 2015


Moto Jacket: old, similar here and under $30 version here | Top: J.Crew, similar | Skirt: J.Crew (under $40!) | Pumps: J.Crew Factory, love these | Clutch: old, similar | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Watch: MK | Bracelet: kate spade | Earrings: Charming Charlie 

photography c/o f8 creative

What can I say, blush is my new favorite color! This skirt from J.Crew not only comes in the most perfect hue, but it's also under $40 now and they still have almost every size so grab 'em while you can! In all honesty, this skirt is super flattering and it's easy to wear with tanks and button downs for work. For a working girl like me on a limited shopping budget, $40 for a high quality, versatile skirt is a no-brainer!!! Also I'm newly obsessed with my lace moto. I bought this one almost two years ago and just recently starting wearing it all the time. It looks great dressed up or dressed down with a basic t-shirt and jeans. I'm now looking out for a neutral one for summer so if you find one email me!

Total side note: when I was going through these photos, I couldn't help but notice how HAPPY I look in almost every single one. Serious props to Chris my photographer for making me laugh the entire time we're shooting - he has a gift for capturing great moments!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Jacket: Forever 21 | Tank: J.Crew Factory | Denim: 7FAM | Pumps: BCBGeneration | Bag: vintage, loving this clutch | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Watch: MK (on sale!) | Bracelet: kate spade

photography c/o f8 creative

Black and white... two of my favorite colors! There's a reason black and white is such a winning combo - there's a simplicity in the pair that makes almost any outfit look sooooo chic. 

I can't get enough of these 7FAM jeans! When I first put them on they fit like a glove, so I was worried they would lose their shape after washing them, but nope - washed and dried (I normally don't dry my denim but I was in a hurry!) and they fit the same as they did before washing. My jacket is also becoming a new staple. I can definitely see it being paired with a fitted pencil skirt and top for work or even an LBD for a night out! So versatile and under $35! 

What are everyone's weekend plans? This is the first weekend in over a month that I won't be traveling so I'm taking full advantage of sleeping in and getting things done at home!

PS: the ShopBop $100 gift card giveaway rafflecopter closes Monday - enter here!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Pastel Pink...

Dress: J.Crew | Pumps: BCBG | Clutch: vintage, loving this black clutch | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Bangle: kate spade (on sale for $25!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban

photography c/o f8 creative

Happy Easter Monday! There's something about this holiday that always makes me want to pull everything pastel to the front of my closet. Maybe it's the pastel-painted Easter eggs and the bright colored Easter candy that inspires my wardrobe during this time of year! I wore this dress for church on Easter Sunday and felt not only chic but comfortable. The tiered-chiffon overlay is of great quality, but I wouldn't expect anything less given that it's from J.Crew. Plus the hemline is the perfect length for church, seeing grandparents, etc! Definitely worth the money, and it's on sale for under $100! 

I'm soooo excited to be doing another giveaway with 3 other fabulous midwest bloggers! We're giving away a $100 gift card to one of my FAVORITE online stores, ShopBop! I always head to ShopBop for  high quality staple items, like my Ray-Ban sunnies, 7FAM jeans and pieces from other designers that you can't always find in midwest department stores. They have a wide variety of styles, and their AMAZING spring sale is coming up! As always, I've made it super easy to enter: simply follow me on Instagram or Bloglovin'. Have a great day! Thanks so much for reading. 
*must be a U.S. resident to enter