Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Trend Tuesday

I know I usually do Trend Thursday posts, but I simply couldn't resist waiting a couple more days to post this. This summer, there's been a lot of skort spottings which I absolutely love. I remember the days when skorts were my go-to necessity. They simply became "uncool" and I'm so happy they've returned with a new edgy flare. 

This one caught my eye with its two-toned coolness. A perfect staple for a warm summer night paired with a basic white tee or tank and some strappy sandals. 

image via Patterson Maker


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Long Weekend

What's not to love when the sun's shinning, people are out and about, and there's an extra day to enjoy it all? Long weekends are THE best. Enjoy yours whether you're packing for a short get-away, strolling down to the farmers market, or just relaxing and spending time with family & friends. 

images via Patterson Maker


Monday, June 24, 2013

Look Of The Day

This look is so effortless and very easy to master. Especially now when the weather isn't that warm yet, a simple and sophisticated sheer blouse fits the bill. By tucking in the blouse allows for a dressier look as opposed to having it untucked-a more laid-back, casual feel. Opt for minimalistic accessories such as a dainty necklace or cuff bracelet in order to maintain that "simplistic" look. 

Get the look here:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Denim Shirt for Men

A staple for this summer as well as a good transitioner into fall is a a denim shirt--and yes, for men. Because of the versatility of the shirt, it can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occation. I tend to prefer lighter denim as opposed to darker denim as it blends in well with other pieces and doesn't become camouflaged if paired with jeans. Worn under a suit jacket, over a tee or simply by itself, this shirt is a definite wardrobe essential for all you men out there. 


Some good ones can be found here here & here.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Home Essentials

So I'm planning to move out of my house in a few months and since realizing that, I have become happily overwhelmed with home furnishings & decorating ideas. I have always been a fan of interior design and love looking out for the perfect piece of artwork or simply, a comfy blanket to spruce up my home. Here is a collage of ideas for the new pad...

large chalkbord to make lists :: spacious office area

antique jars filled with sand & beach shells :: cozy knit blankets

a collage of different sized artwork

picnic table for outside entertaining or as a kitchen table :: necklaces displayed on cut glass 

classic white linens 

silver dishes to hold perfumes and jewelry


Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring/Summer Must Haves

As the weather begins to warm up and the flowers begin to pop, I can't help but get excited for the coming spring & summer months. There's nothing like planning a summer get-away or spending time with friends on an outdoor patio till the wee hours. All of these things and more are things I look forward to. Here's a few things that excite me about the coming months...

spring flowers & fresh strawberries from the farmers market

jean cuttoffs & patterned shorts

fun nail color used as an accessory to brighten up any outfit

entertaining with friends & a staple comfy summer dress

Happy Summer!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Morning At The Office

As usual, this weekend flew by and I was desperately in need of an extra day off. The only thing that got me out of bed this morning was the unusual silence outside instead of the normal pitter-patter of rain that we've been experiencing lately. Despite the sunny weather, it still hasn't warmed up which is why I opted for my usual black outfit. 
Here was my inspiration for today's ensemble:


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cool & Collected

Cropped Coat.
Lately I've been dreaming of finding the perfect cropped jacket. They can easily smarten up your look and pull it together in a matter of minutes. I can justify buying one now as a) most are on sale from the winter collection and b) are easy to transition into warmer spring weather. 

These are a few essential details in my oh so perfect coat:

1. Zippers up the sleeves
2. Simple yet stunning hardware
3. Able to wear done up or open

Here are a few looks that I've been eyeing...