Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunny Days | Eyelet Dress and Coral Clutch

Wondrous Wednesday!

I wore this exact dress and clutch combo about two years ago. I think that it looked cute back then and I still think it's a cute outfit now! I added my trusty denim jacket and switch out the sandals but it's nice to recycle an outfit worn on the blog before, wouldn't you say?
June was an incredibly wet month. While we experienced some of the hottest days, it wouldn't last too long because it would rain, bringing cooler temperatures with it. I brought this jacket everywhere! I think a sturdy denim jacket can be a staple in any girl's closet - it's a classic piece that comes back in style every year!






Thanks for reading!

Dress: Bershka (similar here)
Top: H&M jacket

Accessories: Forever 21 clutch (similar here), Ray-Ban sunnies
Shoes: H&M

Monday, June 29, 2015

Staying Warm in the Freezing Summer | Circle Skirt and Denim Jacket

Happy Monday lovelies!


I'm one of those people who is perpetually cold. Winter is a tough time for me because unless I wear three layers of everything I honestly feel like I'm going to freeze to death. You'd think that Summer would be my favorite season because of how nice and hot it gets but I have my own battle in the summer with the evil and sinister forces of the air conditioning. I mean, I'm not against air conditioning by any means but a lot of buildings will have it on at full blast leaving me freezing in my summer clothes. Then I walk outside where it's hot and muggy... my body can't seem to adjust and I end up with a cold in the middle of summer. It's a struggle.
I recently went and bought a blanket to keep with me at work. You read that right, a blanket made of wool from Old Navy. I probably looked a bit out there and, in fact, some of my co-workers laughed at me until they found themselves cold later on in the day (joke's on them :P). 






Do you struggle with staying warm in air-conditioned buildings? Let me know some of the ways you deal because #thestruggleisreal. 

Top: H&M top, H&M jacket
Bottoms: H&M 
Accessories: Bershka bag (similar by Betsey Johnson), Ray-Ban sunnies
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Days | Tank Dress and Chambray with Pops of Leo

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!

Just a quick post today - Another simple outfit for cooler summer days. I think I like the way chambray looks when it's tied around a dress. It gives a retro-vibe to any casual look that I've been very fond of lately.

Thanks for reading!

Dress: H&M (similar here)
Top: Forever 21
Accessories: J Crew pouch, Geneva watch (similar here), Loulou necklace (super cute here)
Shoes: Sole Society

Monday, June 8, 2015

Transitions | Polka-Dot Dress and Little Red Bow

Happy Monday everyone!

I've been going through a transitional period lately in so many aspects of my life - my personal life, my professional life, even my blogging life! Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming because I feel like so many things are happening at once and I'm not completely sure where to focus on first but I'm really excited about some of the changes that occurring.
Speaking of transitions, I find this dress to be a great piece to wear during the period between Spring and Summer. This was actually my first clothing purchase from ASOS! I quite love the fit and the scuba material is heavy enough that it doesn't blow up. That's actually a real fear of mine - the metro can bet a bit windy and when I wear more lightweight dresses, I'm afraid I'll pull an accidental Marilyn Monroe but not in a cute way. The material is just heavy enough to ease my worries about flashing strangers in public. Polka-dots are my favorite print ever so this dress is right up my alley!





Thanks for reading!

Dress: ASOS
Accessories: H&M bow, Nine West clutch (similar here)
Shoes: Forever 21

Friday, June 5, 2015

TV Shows to Binge Watch This Summer

When I think of summer, I think of the pool, barbecues, fireflies, and catching up on all my favorite TV shows. With streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, binge-watching never got easier. Not sure where to start? Here is a list of some of my favorite TV shows that I highly recommend you binge watch this summer:
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, this show is about a group of detectives in the 99th precinct of Brooklyn, NY. I don't know if any of you watch Parks and Recreation but I believe this show is by the same creators. Plus, it's Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live fame - you know it will be hilarious.
  • Veep: I kind of came late to the Veep train but ohhh man, is this show funny! Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as the Vice President of the United States, this show chronicles her life in the public eye and her staffers. It's by the same people who brought the hilarious show The Thick of It and its spin-off movie, In the Loop. It's very raunchy and the humor may not be for everyone but as someone who works in politics, this really hits home.
  • How to Get Away With Murder: I believe that Shonda Rhimes can do no wrong! This show about a group of law students and their fearless teacher, a defense attorney played by the fabulous Viola Davis, had me hooked since episode one. 
  • Orange is the New Black: This is a Netflix-exclusive show that had me addicted from the very first episode! I wrote a review about the first and second seasons and I can't wait until the third season!
  • Arrow: So this show is kind of my guilty pleasure - it's a CW show (CW being the station that makes the super overly-dramatic programs filled with hot men and women that would appeal the the angsty teenage crowd) so already I'm too old for this. BUT the show stars Stephen Amell who looks like this. And I'm a big fan of DC comic characters - Green Arrow and Batman were my favorites because they were the only ones in the Justice League without superpowers (wow, I am a nerd). Definitely worth checking out. 
  • The Flash: This was a spinoff of Arrow and I honestly think this show may be even better than Arrow, which is incredible to me because I seriously love that show so much! I think The Flash is much more light-hearted than its original counterpart but if the grittiness of Arrow was your favorite part of the whole show, don't let it stop you from watching The Flash - the story is amazing, the characters are fantastic and you'll fall in love with the universe all over again. 
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Another Netflix-exclusive that I did a review on. Seriously, I think Netflix has been on-point with their shows lately. This show has a strong feminist message without being overly in-your-face about it, if that makes sense? I personally love it and feminist messages are okay with me. "Females are strong as hell!!"
Are there any shows you guys think I should add to this list? Let me know in the comments - I'd love to hear about TV programs (both here in the US and abroad) that are good!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rewind, Replay | Floral Dress and Blush Accents

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!


I wore this dress to the Palm Breeze event two weeks ago. I posted on social media about it but I wanted to showcase the whole look in all its glory. 
I talked to the PR contact who invited me and she told me that since the theme of the event was "Vacay Every Day," it would be a good idea to wear an outfit that was summery and breezy.
Naturally, I picked out this dress - the bright colors and the pretty silhouette really reminds me of summer! I paired it with these cute blush flats and my favorite Zara bag. 

 

What sort of outfit would you wear on vacay?

Dress: H&M 
Accessories: Zara bag (similar by Forever 21)
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Biergartening | Neoprene Dress and Strappy Sandals

Marvelous Monday everyone!
Did you have a good weekend? I went to a Biergarten this weekend with my friends! A few years ago, while studying abroad in Spain, I had an opportunity to go on a weekend trip to Berlin where I went to a real Biergarten (complete with an atmosphere of Gem├╝tlichkeit!) Since then I've been a bit of a snob when it comes to Biergartens as I've had a tough time finding an authentic one here in the States. Until I went to Biergarten Haus on Saturday, that is! Here's a little clip from Instagram of the band that was playing:
video
Honestly, this post has nothing to do with the outfit but sometimes I think it's a bit fun to "Dear Diary" up a bit on this blog. In any case, this is the outfit I'm planning to wear out to a dinner at one of the many embassy events going on in DC this summer. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!

Dress: H&M (similar here)
Accessories: J Crew pouch
Shoes: Forever 21
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