28 April 2016

Style Lately

Apr1
Spring heave wave office wear (exact: blouse on sale, skirt, this season's version of the bag /
sim: shoes, bracelet).

Apr2
Weekend floral (exact: espadrilles, sweater / sim: bracelet).

Apr3
Basic pattern mixing (exact: bag, top under $25 / sim: necklace, shoes).

Apr4
Bright blues (exact: this season's version of the shirt / sim: skirt under $25, necklace).

Apr5
Floral pleats (exact: shirt under $40 / sim: skirt, necklace, shoes).

Apr6
Pink pineapples (exact: blouse, necklace). 

Apr7
Dot, dot, dot (used version of this bag / sim: blouse, skirt, shoes).

26 April 2016

Light Layers

groopdealz lace hem groopdealz lace hem

Weekend dressing is made easier with these fun layered-look tops. I'm just throwing on a basic tee but the pretty lace floral hem makes the whole look more special. It inspired me actually do my hair and put on some pretty shoes instead of just spending the day looking as if I just rolled off of my bed.

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Top: Lucy and Lyla via Groopdealz (sim, sim, slouchier under $16)
Jeans: Banana Republic factory (sim, sim)
Necklace: J.Crew factory (sim-ish or this)
Bracelets: INPINK (sim), J.Crew (sim)
Ring: F21 (sim under $4)
Shoes: Nine West howley (worn before - sim w/ over-sized bow under $40)
Bag: Coach turnlock tie (worn before - sim, sim more casual, perforated leather)

groopdealz lace hem

22 April 2016

Idea Denim

My casual attire year-round pretty much always includes denim jeans. Since the weather is warming up quickly in the Southeast however, we're starting to border on uncomfortable-in-long-pants temps, and that means my beloved jeans may need some to take a break soon so my legs can breathe.

But I do love denim so I've been thinking of other ways to incorporate the material into my more casual outfits as the temps rise. Here are a few ideas I've been playing around with -

denim1

Dress: J.Crew factory exact (similar denim dresses)
Belt: J.Crew factory (similar belts)
Brooch: Zara (similar rhinestone brooches)
Sunglasses Le Specs exact (other glasses by Le Specs / similar tortoise sunglasses)
Shoes: Soludos platform exact (other shoes by Soludos / similar espadrilles)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff exact (other bags by Rebecca Minkoff / similar hobos)

denim2

Sweater: J.Crew factory exact (similar pink sweaters)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar distressed shorts)
Necklace: Anthropologie exact (similar pendant necklaces)
Bag: J.Crew exact (similar printed bags)
Shoes: Tory Burch exact (other sandals by Tory Burch / similar thong sandals)

denim3

Jacket: J.Crew (similar denim jackets)
Dress: Loft exact (similar black lace dresses)
Brooches: J.Crew, via Ebay & Etsy
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie exact (similar black sandals)
Bag: Milly exact (other bags by Milly / similar pink crossbody bags)

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20 April 2016

Style Lately

Apr 1
Orange you glad this shirt is back? (exact: shirt, sweater / sim: ring, beaded bracelet, tasseled bracelets).

Apr 2
Spring boot style (exact: boots, shirt / sim: cardigan).

Apr 3
Neon yellow (sim: shirt, skirt, shoes, bracelet).

Apr 4
Stripes, mint and leopard print (sim: blazer, shoes, necklace).

Apr 5
Embellishments (exact: seahorse necklace, pearls).

Apr 6
Red and blues (exact: top / sim: skirt, necklace).

Apr 7
Tie one on (exact: shoes - or sandal version).

18 April 2016

A Little Bit Nautical with Manic Trout

manic trout + stripes

When I first saw the heart and soul necklace by Manic Trout, I was immediately taken with the bold brass seahorse and beautiful hue of the magnesite beads, so it seemed natural to pair it initially with crisp white and blue stripes, a nod to the nautical. The necklace doesn't mean a whole lot more than a clean pallet to let the design itself shine.

So thank you, Manic Trout, for thinking of me with your beautiful creations! Manic Trout jewelry is designed and created in Austin, TX by the talented Sierra Bailey. Her classic yet eclectic pieces are available on her web site, in shops around the US and even via Amazon.

manic trout + stripes

manic trout

Cardigan: J.Crew (sim, sim)
Top: J.Crew (worn before - sim eyelet, sim under $28, lace under $18)
Skirt: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, sim also by JCF, sim under $40)
Necklace: c/o Manic Trout heart and soul
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (sim luxe, thinner)
Rings: F21 (sim under $3)
Shoes: Michael Kors hamilton (worn before - sim simpler also by Kors)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff isobel hobo (same in patchwork suede, sim on sale, sim for $115)

manic trout + stripes manic trout + stripes

15 April 2016

Spring Coat Weather

Having a coat for spring makes me feel so lady-like and put-together. It's fancier than a regular jacket and less stuffy than a blazer. What easier way to dress up a simple top and pair of jeans? To me, this is a great look for a casual office day that transitions directly into date night.

red + polka dots

Coat: Zara (worn before - sim under $60, striped, floral, pink + bowed)
Top: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, w/peplum, w/bow under $28)
Pants: Banana Republic factory (worn before - sim, sim under $25)
Brooch: via Ebay (sim under $20, sim)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie pia heels (same style in plaid)
Bag: Coach heritage flight (worn before - sim, sim)

13 April 2016

Lace and Knits

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I'm actually belated in posting this outfit since I wore it a few weeks ago, but I adore the mix of colors and textures so much that I will gladly wear it all again soon from head-to-toe. In fact I'm currently Ebay hunting for the black version of this skirt - I'm a sucker for a fancy lace skirt with an elastic waist (food baby carb-friendly).

green lace, ivory knits green lace, ivory knits

Sweater: Madewell (worn before - sim also by Madewell, sim fringed)
Skirt: J.Crew (sim also by J.Crew, sim brighter hue, sim pencil silhouette under $35)
Bracelet: INPINK (sim, sim smaller)
Rings: F21 (sim under $3, sim set under $5)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (worn before - sim, sim kitten heel)
Bag: Milly astor mini (worn before - sim, sim on sale, luxe)

green lace, ivory knits

11 April 2016

Style Lately

Apr1
Oldie - Easter day dressing (exact: dress on sale + promo, shoes or same print in sandals / sim: jacket).

Apr2
Leafy (sim: cardigan, tee, jeans).

Apr3
One of my fave throwbacks (sim: shirt under $40, skirt, necklace under $60, bracelet).

Apr4
From the waist down (exact: top now under $13, shoes).

Apr5
Yellow and purple (sim: top, skirt, shoes).

Apr6
Gingham mixing (exact: shirt / sim: belt, pants).

Apr7
Weekend style (exact: necklace, top now under $13, bag / sim: cardigan, shoes pricey or here under $50).

06 April 2016

Sale Alert! Shopbop Friends and Family Sale


Sale alert!

Shopbop is holding their Friends and Family Sale right now where you can full and sales items are 25% off! The promotion is good through April 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time -  use code INTHEFAM at checkout! For more details about the sale and to see about any brands excluded from the promo, click here.

Shopbop carries a ton of designer name brands and offers free expedited shipping to most countries. Here's an idea on some warm weather goodies I'm looking at (I'm partners with Shopbop, so the links are direct, not affiliate or commissionable - please click away) -


Block heel sandals by: Salvatore Ferragamo / Dolce Vita / Sam Edelman / Schutz




 Bags by: Furla / Zac Posen / Star Mela / Deux Lux

04 April 2016

Viridian Green and Unintentional Bed Head

viridian green

On this particular morning, I actually did wash, dry and style my hair before getting dressed and leaving for work, but it wasn't until I looked over my blog outfit pics a few days later that I realized how wonky my 'do was. So that's what I looked like all day. And I had been feeling pretty good about my ensemble.

I usually snap my outfit pics in the 5-10 minutes I have in the mornings before I rush off to work so I can be as unwrinkled and "fresh" as possible for my pics. Set up the tripod, a few quick snaps and I'm out the door. Those lovely gals that always look pristine in their out-and-about blog pics, I bow before you, I don't know how you ladies do it! #goodgrooming #excellenttimemanagement #notme

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Sweater: J.Crew tippi
Skirt: J.Crew crinkled chiffon (sim printed, full-length, colorblocked)
Earrings: J.Crew crystal and pearl studded (sim, sim pricey)
Bracelet: J.Crew crystal and pearl studded (sim colorful)
Brooch: Zara (sim pricey, sim)
Shoes: Anne Klein qadira (sim under $36, ankle-strapped)
Bag: Brahmin lincoln (this season's version or sim under $30)

viridian green
viridian green
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