Friday, September 4, 2015

Peplum & Stripes

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Peplum Blouse  |  Shorts (old - similar)  |  Shoes  |  Clutch  |  Sunglasses (similar)  |  Earrings

Well friends, we made it to Friday!  This week was a busy one but exciting as there are a few changes for both Jesse and I on the horizon.  This year has been a year of change for both of us which has made it go by really quickly, but it's all good things that we are thankful for.

On to the outfit - I've always been a fan of the peplum shape.  It's extremely flattering and versatile enough to wear to any occasion.  This top in particular is under $25 but you would never know it upon first touch and even feel.  I expected the fabric to be flimsy but it's very thick and sturdy, giving the perfect peplum shape.  It is definitely worth the purchase!



Monday, August 31, 2015

Leather & Lace

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Dress: Urban Outfitters  |  Jacket: Urban Outfitters  |  Bag: Louis Vuitton  |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  |  Shoes: Schutz  |  Earrings: Tory Burch

You might remember I blogged about 8 must-have vegan leather jackets last month, as I've been on the hunt for the perfect one.  I ended up purchasing one from that list and I've worn it every weekend since I got it (even despite it being 90 degrees most days).  My style is very girly so whenever I wear a more masculine piece like a moto jacket, I like to balance it out with something feminine such as this lace dress. 

We had a great weekend filled with hanging out with lots of friends!  Both Jesse and I get so busy with work sometimes that we find it hard to fit in fun weekends, so this was much needed. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Splurge or Save

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It's about that time of year where fall fashion is invading all the stores and it's time to stock up on new additions to the fall wardrobe.  I usually don't carry the same handbags in the fall as I carry in the spring and summer because I tend to pick bolder, darker, and more jewel-toned colors for the cooler months.  I've rounded up some of my favorite designer handbags on the web along with an affordable look alike, and I have to say I was seriously impressed with the look alikes this time around. 

So what do you say, splurge or save? 


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tropical Maxi


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 Dress: Loft  |  Bag: Ted Baker  |  Sandals: Forever21  |  Earrings: Happiness Boutique c/o  |  Bracelets: BaubleBar  |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I've certainly got a thing for tropical print lately -- but I feel that it's such a timeless print that you can't go wrong with.  I am only 5'3 and have trouble finding maxi dresses that fit me.  I love the petite section of Loft because I am always able to find something that fits me length wise and width wise.  Some petite brands end up being the right length, but too tight.  This particular dress was on sale so it was a major steal!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tropical Midi

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Tropical Midi Dress: Loft (extra 40% off!)  |  Heels: JustFab (similar)  |  Bag: Asos (similar)  |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker

The second I saw this dress online I thought it was so Golden Girls and so fabulous.  I read the review (I always do before making a purchase) and saw that it fits really large so I sized two sizes down (this is a Petite XXS which I am NEVER).  I am so glad I sized down because it's the perfect length and fit.  It is a loose dress but the belt allows you to tie it to fit your waist.

The best part is that it is on major sale, so definitely worth getting!  This is a piece I will keep in my closet for years to come. 

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Succulent Wall Planter

It's been awhile since I've done a DIY for the place.  Frankly, I just don't have the time I used to have so I end up buying most things new or vintage off Craigslist.  I wouldn't really classify this as a DIY but more or less "updating" something to fit my needs.

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We have a really small patio in our place-- just big enough to house a table and chairs and one day a small barbecue (really small).  I wanted to add some greenery out there to make it feel more welcoming, but there just isn't any floor space to spare.  Two people fit on the patio comfortably and that's about it.  we have a slab of brick in the middle which luckily for me, already had a nail in it - perfect for me to hang something!  I searched for wall planters all over and this version from Wayfair was one of the more affordable options I found and I like that each plant would have its own pot. The only downside is that the rustic look was not going to go with anything else on the patio or with my house.  I have a black table and chairs with green and white palm leaf pillows, and the rustic tins didn't seem to mesh well. 

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I spray painted the pots white and the trim black with a Rustoleum laquer spray paint, and filled the pots with various succulents.  So far, my black thumb has been able to keep the succulents alive but we will need to knock on wood for that statement. 

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Do you guys have any tips to keep these babies alive?  So far I've used cactus soil, and watered only when the soil is dried out.

Happy Monday!