March 24, 2017

LOFT Spring Style – Try On


Happy spring, friends! While it may not feel quite springy just yet, word on the street is it’s right around the corner. Fingers crossed warmer temps are heading our way…..

Anyways, last Friday I popped into LOFT to try on some of their spring pieces. I rarely make it out to the mall, but I’d been eyeing quite a few things and figured before I ordered way too much it was probably best to try everything on for quality/fit reasons 😉

LOFT has been killin’ it lately in my opinion. Basically, I want everything (if you follow me on InstaStory, this won’t surprise you…) So since I tried on quite a few things, I figured I’d share what I loved/didn’t love and what I picked up! I hope you enjoy….

BTW- all these pics were taken with my iPhone so quality isn’t 100%, but you get the picture!


{Flutter Lace Dress}

If you can’t tell from the first picture, I’m crushing on all things navy and mustard right now. This dress caught my eye with the gorgeous lace detailing. It would be perfect for a spring wedding with nude pumps, but could also work in the office with wedges/heeled sandals.  The quality is also really great!

Fit: True to size


{Cutout Lace Blouse}

I saw this navy lace cutout blouse online and I knew it was a winner. Naturally, it went home with me 😉 I love the detailing and the material is super soft. I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this in the spring with white denim and a nude wedge. Definitely a keeper!

Fit: True to size


{Striped Pleated Skirt}

I randomly picked up this skirt and was surprised how much I LOVED the fit. It’s such a classic piece and the perfect length for work/church/etc. I love it paired with navy, but I think it would look awesome with a white top as well. The quality is on point too- since it’s somewhat structured but not too thick. Another winner!

Fit: True to size



{Striped Duet Dress}

So I wasn’t sure about this dress on the hanger….but I figured I’d give it a try. I loved the material so much and of course the navy color 😉 However, once I tried it on it was a definitely no for me. I think it comes down to my body type, but the top was not flattering whatsoever and the length was just weird (I’m only 5’3ish).

I still love the flowy material at the bottom and I think on the right body type this could be lovely!

Fit: Size down

{Striped Tie Back Bell Sleeve Top}

Confession: I specifically went to LOFT to try on this top. No shame. The verdict- obsessed! I love the color, the sleeves, the fit, and the material. If you’re looking for a fun bell sleeve top for the spring, this is the one!

Fit: True to size


{Lace Up Sweater}

I’ve been looking for a perfect light weight neutral sweater for the spring and I think I’ve found it! I’m already planning on wearing this sweater on an upcoming trip with this pair of white denim and potentially these shoes (I’m looking at ordering the white pair, under $25!) for a comfy travel look. Just a heads up this sweater definitely isn’t long, but that’s what I was looking for.

Fit: True to size



{Cutout Lace Dress}

Like the top above, I loved this dress! Unfortunately they didn’t have my size, so I didn’t take a pic. But I’d still say it fits true to size and the quality is great. The perfect navy dress for spring, with unique details <3

{Ruffle Pintucked Blouse}

I have to admit, I own way too many of these type of blouses from LOFT but they’re just so good. They wash well (WIN!), and are super practical. While I didn’t pick up this color, I have a feeling it might end up in my closet in the upcoming weeks! Fit is true to size.

Right now LOFT is doing 40% off for cardmembers, and 30% off for others (code SPRING17). If you’re looking for some fun new pieces to add to your spring wardrobe, I highly recommend checking out LOFT! I apologize in advance if you fall in love with too many things though 😉

As always, thanks for reading and I hope ya’ll have a great weekend!


March 1, 2017

Spring Wishlist + Shopbop Sale

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! Three cheers for making it almost halfway through the week.

I was hoping to do a February recap today…but then I saw the Shopbop sale went live and it was too good not to share. I promise a February Instagram roundup/life update will be up later this week though!


For those unfamiliar with this sale, it’s a good one. Now is the perfect time to stock up on any spring/summer pieces you’ve been eyeing at a discount (shipping is also free). A lot of these brands rarely go on sale, so if you see something you know you want, I would totally snag it now before sizes run out! Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way…

Personally, I’ve been holding out on most spring purchases…until now, lol. So I figured it would be fun to share some of my favorite items from the sale (brands like Wildfox, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, AG Denim, Tory Burch, etc). If anything, I hope this post inspires ya’ll for spring fashion  (isn’t it the best?!) 

What’s in my cart:


One Teaspoon Shorts

This spring I really want to invest in a quality pair of denim shorts and these fit all my criteria! I’ve heard rave reviews about this brand, so I can’t wait to try them out. Definitely going to size up though!


Tory Burch Ballet Flats

OMG the tortoise print is to die for. Is there such thing as too many pairs of Tory flats? (I’m going to go with no…)


Endless Rose Top

The perfect white top to dress up or down! Love the lace details <3


Pizza Float

Because who can deny a pizza float, lol?! I also love this one too 😉

And finally…

Two items I personally recommend from the sale would be this cover up (blogged here) and this top (blogged here– btw how was this almost a year ago?!) I love both and can’t wait to wear them again this season!

Thanks for reading!


Did you shop the Shopbop sale?! If so, what did you snag? I’d love to hear below!

February 22, 2017

Designer Shoes on a Budget





Outfit Details:

Prada Pumps (SnobSwap) / Joe’s Skinny Ankle Pants (obsessed and on sale!) / Similar Sweater 

Confession: I’m a shoe-aholic. Now don’t get me wrong I’ve always LOVED shoes, but over the last few years my obsession has just continued to grow. My closet doesn’t thank me for this and neither does my wallet!

I think the love affair started when I purchased my first pair of Tory Burch Revas. Then came the Tory Burch boots, followed by the Millers, etc. You get the picture!  It was game over after that.


While I love less expensive, trendy shoes (hello Target I’m talking to you!), there’s something about a ‘nice’ pair of shoes that I just can’t say no to. Not only are investment shoes generally more comfortable, but I’m convinced they really can up your accessory game and turn a plain outfit into something fab!

So while I LOVE splurging on shoes, sometimes it really just isn’t in the budget as often as I’d like (let’s be real, bills have to be paid as well as other adult responsibilities). Which brings me to SnobSwap – an online boutique featuring pre-owned designer pieces from luxury resellers around the country. I stumbled across this site and haven’t looked back since…..


SnobSwap sells everything from bags, shoes, clothing, to accessories – carrying brands such as Louis Vuiton, Prada, Chanel, etc…Basically they have everything you could ever want and more. SnobSwap also sells new, gently used, and well loved items at a wide variety of price points. I’ve noticed that they run sales every week or so too (such as 20% off a particular designer, etc). **Edited to add- today they’re running 20% off all handbags, with code ITBAG <3 ** 

Moral of the story

I LOVE this site and have nothing but rave reviews with my experiences. I was able to score the Prada Nude pumps above at a fraction of the price (about 75% off!) They were also brand new, never worn with just a teeny scuff on the bottom of the sole which I was a-okay with.

Ya’ll, these pumps make me feel like I’m walking on a cloud! I know that I will get so much use out of these for years to come as well………


Anyways, that’s enough of my rambling, but I just wanted to share my experience with SnobSwap. If you’re on the hunt for designer pieces at a fraction of the cost, check them out. The customer service team is also super helpful. I emailed them for additional shots and they responded the same day!


PS: I’m literally obsessed with these pants – snag them while they’re on sale! (They don’t stretch and fit true to size!) 

Are you a fan of designer consignment stores? Do you have any favorites, I’d love to hear below!?

February 20, 2017

Nordstrom Sale Favorites

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. This one really seemed to fly by, but I’m excited for a few fun things going on this week as well as this weekend 😉 That’s motivation enough to get through the work days!

As you can tell from the title of this post, today I wanted to share some of my favorites from the Nordstrom Sale. These sales generally can be super overwhelming (hello 1,000s of items marked down….) so I thought it would be helpful to round up some of my favorites, as well as share some of my purchases with ya’ll! I hope you enjoy.

Under $25:

I own this long sleeve tee in a handful of colors and it’s the perfect basic. At only $10, I might have to snag another. I’m also eyeing this top for spring. I love the grey color and the cut out detail is so cute!

Under $50:

There are so many good tops/sweaters on sale that are perfect to transition into spring. I adore this off the shoulder top in pale pink and might have to grab this anorak jacket since I’ve been hunt for awhile! For those looking for basics, this cashmere sweater is under $50 (what a steal for 100% cashmere!) and this maxi comes in a handful of colors. Finally, how adorable is this high neck lace top?! It comes in white and would be so perfect with skinnies and these wedges 😉


Booties booties and more booties! A love a good pair (or two!) to transition into spring. Pair with a dress or jean shorts and you’re good to go. My favorites: these Frye booties (love!) and this pair (the scallops are to die for..swoon <3) Also, my Melissa Frye boots are on sale as well in a few colors. I’ve had my pair for a few years now and they just get better with age!


These pieces are a little pricier, but in my opinion are closet staples. Over the years, I’ve definitely learned to invest in pieces that will last season after season. If there’s one item I recommend purchasing, it’s this jacket. I have it in black and wear it throughout fall, winter, and into spring! Barbour is rarely marked down, so this one is a steal and sizes are quickly running out. I love the navy and think it would look so good with white denim 😉

Also, there are tons of great AG jeans on sale too. I own this pair and this pair and wear them nonstop! If I had to pick one pair of jeans to wear everyday, it would be these.

What I Bought:

Nordstrom Sale

Free People Coastline Tee

I love the ruffle hem and the color of this top. I’m thinking it will be perfect for an upcoming trip….

Nordstrom Sale

Halogen Ruffle Sleeve Tunic

Ya’ll…I’m in love with this ruffle sleeve top by Halogen. I’ve been hoping it would go on sale, so when it finally did I had to snag it. How cute will this be with white denim and tan wedges (neutrals on neutrals)!? This also will be great for the office too. I’m obsessed.

I hope ya’ll enjoyed today’s post and it was helpful! I love a good sale and Nordstrom never disappoints. Don’t forget, they also offer free shipping and returns are super easy 😉

Happy shopping!


Are you a Nordstrom addict like me?! I seriously could browse their site for hours lol.

February 16, 2017

Must Have Shoes for Spring

Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher
Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher
Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher

Outfit Details:

Marc Fisher Espadrilles (use code ‘sale’ for discount, also available here) / LOFT Mockneck Top ($12 and the perfect essential) / Old Navy Rockstar Denim (such a great price!) 

Happy FRIDAY loves! Is it just me, or was this week n-e-v-e-r ending…. Needless to say I’m pumped for the weekend and some much needed relaxation.

If you follow me on Insta, you may have noticed that I’ve been raving about these sandals the last few days. These Marc Fisher espadrilles are a must have for spring/summer! Not only are they super comfortable, but the color is pretty much perfection and will go with everything in your wardrobe. It was 80 degrees this past weekend in Richmond, so naturally I had to pull these out to snap a few pics 😉

These sandals are so hard to come by once the weather gets warm, so snag them while you can on sale if you’ve been eyeing them! I know it’s only February, but let’s be real…spring is in the air and it’s never too late to stock up.

Oh and my Old Navy Rockstar jeans are still going strong this year. Luckily they’ve brought them back, and the price is just as good! I highly recommend adding these to your wardrobe if you’re looking for quality denim at a steal.

Anyways, I hope ya’ll have a fabulous weekend. Myles and I are getting pho tonight (second night this week, slightly obsessed!) and watching Zeke this weekend. I’m also hoping to work on the blog a bit 😉

Thanks for reading,


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What are your must have shoes for spring? I’m a wedge girl through and through and these espadrilles are right up my alley!