Thursday, December 10, 2015

Make a List & Check it Twice

Are you a list-builder? Or, need to find a way to organize yourself? Check out these fantastic to-do list notepads. You'll be happy to plan, brainstorm and organize to your hearts content!
Tis the season to make a list & carry your good habits into the New Year with style.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

JCrew: Fall Sale

JCrew has had a challenging year. I'm so glad their on the up and up! The fall collection nailed it and the spring collection looks dazzling. I'm excited JCrew found their groove again! 

As if we need another excuse to shop a sale; but, JCrew is having an extra 25% sitewide sale with code SHOPNOW. This is an online-exclusive sale and lasts til midnight Sunday, September 20

The seasons are changing and so should your wardrobe. Shop some of my favorites below:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scalloped Tee (Not of the Sea)

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography
Shirt // Topshop
Pants // NYDJ (similar)
Pumps // BCBG (similar)
Bag // Forever 21 (similar)

I hope you all have had the most wonderful summer! I have made the move to Flagstaff, AZ and I'm finally feeling settled enough to turn my focus back on the blog. It is good to be back!

How about this scalloped tee from Topshop? Swoon City, right?  This tee is the perfect summer weight and the color is just incredible. I love a good scallop (in and out of the sea) and this top is no exception.

This is the perfect dress up or dress down shirt. 
Don't delay, this tee may only available for purchase through the end of the season. 

And, can we talk about the bag? $16 from Forever 21 (the secret is out!), I got the bag on double-clearance in-store so I don't think you'll find it online or in stores. But, this bag from Forever 21 looks as equally glamorous (and affordable) as the bag I snagged.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

I've had a serious case of wanderlust as of recent. A far and exotic land is calling my name and I must go soon! But where? Pinterest has given me a few good ideas. But I need your hep!
Basic requirements: must not break the bank, must be heavy on cultural experience and must provide memories for a lifetime! Can't say I'm asking too much...

My bucket list:

Any others I should consider? Be my trip advisor! Where should I go, Carmen?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

...Those Summer Nights

Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

We have a couple weeks to go until the official first day of summer (June 21st). But, with sunshine lingering past 9pm and temps in the 80s, it sure feels like summer. I am thrilled to start wearing shorter hemlines and sleeveless tops. I especially love this dress from the LOFT. The fabric is light and breathable. I love the flirty flare hem and the mock-halter neckline.

Wearing this dress is as easy as the decision to purchase it. I have the feeling I'll spend many summer nights in this dress. Look out, Summer 2015, we're coming for you!

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Dress: LOFT
Bangles: JCrew Factory, Vienna crystal (similar), random bangle (similar)
Shoes: Nine West (similar)
Clutch: JCrew Factory

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tech Refresh: Cell Phone Case Top Picks

You can't argue the research: those who own smartphones now spend nearly 4 hours each day on them. Don't let your smart phone style get drab! Spruce your tech-game by swapping your old case for a new one. Cell phone cases are a fun way to show off your individual style. And, with so many styles to choose from, the sky's the limit! 

Get a little collection going and make it a routine to switch them on the occasion (just as you would a bag or wallet). Playing on seasons is an option: floral for spring, pineapples for summer, geometric for fall and glitter for winter.

Let your case do all the talking! Where's your favorite place to shop for tech-accessories?

Shop some of my favorites:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Naps Every Single Day (As if)

 Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

Graphic Tee: Nordstrom (similar here)
Jeans: Topshop for Nordstrom
Bag: Thrifted (similar here)
Shoes: Target

Naps every single day, I wish! Weekends? Now we're talking.

I absolutely love a graphic tee and relaxed boyfriend jeans for weekend and everyday wear. Also, these gold espadrilles I picked up at Target have proven to be a major steal. How can one resist a pair of gold sparkly espadrilles for just $20? I digress...

Espadrilles are one of the "it" shoes of the season. I've worn them and I'm a fan! Buy a pair for yourself. Wear them to a baseball game, out to drinks with friends, to the Sunday market or any other flingy destination you choose.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Extra, extra: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Photo courtesy of Firefly Studio

Christmas? No, but close! 
Shop the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale through May 31.  
Shop a few of my favorite styles, below.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Trip to TJ's

Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

Sunnies: H&M
Scarf: LOFT
Shirt: LOFT (similar)
Jeans: NYJD
Bag: Thrifted Dooney & Bourke (similar here)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar here)
Accessory: Potted Basil Plant from Trader Joe's

Some people loath going to the grocery store-- 
but I always look forward to my weekly trip to TJ's (Trader Joe's)!

One of my favorite things to do is to browse their potted fresh basil, plants and succulents and fresh-cut flowers! Why buy pre-packaged and picked basil when you can buy a flourishing potted plant for the same price?  Plus, is there any smell more delightful than fresh basil?  Not really.

A few of my other go-to Trader Joe's items are:
1. Pre-cut butternut squash cubes
2. Bag of sweet potatoes
3. Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder
4. European Style Greek Yogurt in Chocolate and Mocha
5. Dried peaches, pineapple and unsweetened mangos
6. Fresh Medjool dates
7. Bag of sweet Maui onions
8. Bag of fresh lemons or limes
9. Reduced-salt cashews
10. Bag of sliced crimini mushrooms

I'm curious, what are your favorite Trader Joe's finds? Are you ever temped by the potted plants and fresh cut flowers like me? Tell me in the comments, I'm always looking to try something new!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Voluspa Candle Giveaway!

Photo courtesy April Staso Photography

Tray: IKEA
Glasses: Lenscrafters (similar)
Book: Amazon
Candle: Voluspa
Lip Balm: Baby Lips

If this picture doesn't make your heart flutter a little bit, you need to get your priorities checked!  Just kidding.  Pictured above, you will find a snapshot of a little piece of heaven I call my nighttime relaxation routine. 

And, I’d love to share a part of my nighttime ritual with you! Here's how:
3. Share with your friends!  

It’s that simple, easy as pie! I will be drawing a winner at random on 5/14, so don't delay.

Does your evening routine look similar? Share your thoughts below!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bonkers About Beach Bags


Speaking of sunbeams, warmer temps are on the horizon!  In the market for a new beach bag?
Nordstrom and Shopbop have a great selection of beach totes!
These cheerful bags make me want to head to the beach, pool, lake, etc. and soak up those rays.

What is on your warmer weather bucket list? Anything on the books for Memorial Day?

Shop my favorite beach totes:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Never Blue with my Grey

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography

Shirt: H&M (similar here)
Jacket: H&M
Jeans: JCrew
Pumps: Franco Sarto (similar here)
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack
Accessory: Bella 6 year old Weimaraner

Oh, the pride and joy of my young adult life, my 90 lb. ham of a Weimaraner, Bella. This dog is equal parts insane, loyal, shockingly good looking and also my best (fury) friend. I try to incorporate Bella into my life just about as much as I can, so introducing her to my blog only seems natural. Bella is a social girl and loves to run errands, crash dinner-parties, walk for morning coffee and visit the local brewery. I just assume take her everywhere but she’s impossible to conceal in a handbag.

Enough of Bella (for now), let’s talk about those blue suede shoes! Okay, how can you deny a snazzy pair of cobalt blue suede pumps? And, they are beyond comfortable.  If you are looking for a practical pair of heels that you can literally wear for hours on end – look no further than Franco Sarto Cicero pumps

And, how about the print mixing, eh?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drugstore Lip Color Devotion

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography
Don't get me wrong, I love my designer lips colors (I'm talking to you: Dior, MAC and Bobbi Brown) but I would be lying if I told you I didn't also fancy a drugstore find!  I don't know if it is the discount factor that draws me in but I do not discriminate on budget lip color. I get especially happy when I run into a BOGO 1/2 off deal or a manufacture coupon clipped from the mail.  

One of my favorite lip color products would have to be the chubby lip tint sticks. My staple lip stain stick is Revlon's ColorBurst Balm Stain.  My recommendation: buy in multiple colors, find your favorites and never go without. My favorite is "Smitten" Color 030.

Another little treasure I've found is the Kate Moss Lasting Finish for Rimmel lipsticks. They are so inexpensive you could pay for a tube with the change found in the cracks of your couch.  I'm currently raving over color "29" worn above.  The color is a vibrant, almost artificial-looking, purple/pink mauve.  It is definitely a statement color but can be worn everyday.

So many vibrant lip colors, so little time.  What are your drugstore favorites?  
I'm always up for trying something new.  Please share!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tassels, Printed Pumps and Stripes

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography

Top: H&M (similar here)
Jeans: JCrew
Earrings: Target (similar here)
Bag: Got at a clothing exchange (thanks, Rachel!) (similar here)
Shoes: Thrifted - Nine West (similar here)

Now, this is a uniform. If I could wear a striped shirt, blue jeans and a pair of printed pumps everyday, I certainly would.  This outfit is nearly versatile for any occasion. 

Printed pumps add an unexpected flare to a rather simple outfit.  Printed pumps just happen to be an "it" shoe of the season so you should have no problem picking up your very own pair. I actually found my printed pumps over the holidays at Goodwill.  The Nine West pumps were lightly used if never been worn, so for $9 dollars, you better believe they were mine!

Besides the classic striped shirt, it's all tassels in the details. I'm wild for tassels this season. You'll see I'm wearing tassel earrings purchased at Target (from 3 years ago!) and my coveted tasseled bowling ball tote I scored at my friend Rachel S.'s clothing exchange last spring (can't beat the price on trade!).

Shop this look:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Give me the Shoulder

This spring, I am loving the off the shoulder look.  Whether in a crop top, jumpsuit, paired with trousers or a skirt; this look is polished and sultry! There are infinite ways to style an off the shoulder blouse, dress or jumpsuit. This look begs for warmer temperatures and would be a fun look to wear on a special date or anniversary, a spring wedding or bopping around a resort.

When styling, keep accessories on the low and let your shoulders do the talking! 
Accessorize with statement sunnies, a fierce heel or a colorful clutch.

Look for off the shoulder apparel in the following colors or patterns:
crisp white, flirty floral, chunky stripe or solid hue

Monday, April 27, 2015

Set You Free

You are in the drivers seat of your own destiny. Don't like what you see?  
Have the courage to make a change. Cheers to a fearless existence!

Need a bit more inspiration?  Visit my "Wisdom" board on Pinterest.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eye on Jacquard

Photos courtesy April Staso Photography

I could do textures and prints all day, everyday. I've owned these jacquard gold and black pants from Ann Taylor LOFT for just about a year and a half. And, to be totally honest, I wear these pants at least once a week to work. They pack a lot more pizzazz than a classic black trouser. Jacquard feels luxe, timeless and regal. Colder months are probably the most conventional time to wear jacquard, but I softened this look by adding a light-colored blouse and pastel accessories.

Invest in a pair of jacquard pants, they'll serve you well!

Earrings: H&M (similar)
Blouse: H&M (similar)
Pants: Ann Taylor LOFT (similar)
Clutch: H&M (similar)
Pumps: Thrifted - White House Black Market (similar)

Find your perfect pair here:
What is your go-to work pant? Tell me in the comments!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ready, set: Lilly Pulitzer for Target Drops Tomorrow

Oh my goodness, it is almost here. 
I had to write the obligatory "Lilly Pulitzer for Target is available tomorrow!" post. There has been a lot of media attention and build up around this collaboration and product is sure to fly off the shelf. 

Want a piece of the action?  Make sure you brush up on all the details here at WhoWhatWear so you aren't left in the dust. This flash sale is like nothing else! View the official Look Book here.

Be prepared, the sale could drop and sell out within 24 hours. So, make sure you have a strategy before you go to bed tonight if you are serious about making a purchase (or five!). 
My suggestion, shop online. And be there early. I'm talking 6am early, no joke. 

May the odds of Lilly Pulitzer for Target be ever in your favor. 
Check out my favorites and good luck!

What are you loving from this collection? Tell me in the comments section!