They're Invincible and She's Just in the Background


Currently Listening Cool Kids - Echosmith

Okay, so maybe there are days where I actually do want to be in the background. This last week has turned Philadelphia into a giant heat box. The sun is out with a vengeance and the humidity makes walking to work somewhat of a nightmare. But I know, I know. I shouldn't complain about beautiful, sunny weather especially with how brutal our winters get. I love styling myself head to toe with accessories and layers but lately all I can think about is throwing on a short, breathable dress, shades and sandals. I guess that's the reason that summer is supposed to be super easy and relaxing: minimal outfit planning. 
Photos by Derek

Kate Spade: Cat Lady


My obsession with cat-related accessories and clothing isn't exactly a secret. I'm sort of cat obsessed in general and I love quirky accents to outfits. Kate Spade always has the cutest accessories to add on as well as the best statement pieces! I've been carrying around my lemon bag all summer and I'm swooning over all of these kitty-themed pieces! 

Happy Monday!

Summers Past


Last summer I was obsessed with red, white and blue. Like, I think about 95% of my outfits were within this color scheme. Full skirts and high-waisted shorts were a strong consistency and I was always drawn straight towards vintage-styles. I'll probably forever be obsessed with nautical, vintage themed outfits and clothing but the summer of 2014 was all about both of these things. My go-to shopping spots were LOFT, Express, Ruche, Jack Wills and local boutiques. 

Dresses, dresses, dresses. I was so dressed up all the time this summer. Perhaps it's because it was before I moved to Philadelphia permanently and I would spend the summer driving around instead of biking and walking like I do now. It's easier to wear heels and shorter dresses when you're not constantly on the move. Also, look at those cowboy boots! This was probably the last summer I ever wore those. My go-to shopping spots were Urban Outfitters, Francesca's, Target and New York & Company. 

My first summer after living in a city for the first time for school! I was feeling super experimental this summer. Looking at these past photos from my blog, I don't even see much of a theme from this summer other than the constant reoccurrence of my antique necklace collection (wow - am I 80 years old?) I was missing the city this summer while I was home and was constantly pushing myself to mix patterns/textures and styles. My go-to shopping spots were flea markets, Pac-Sun, H&M, Target and Gap.

Oh, I remember this summer so well even though it feels like lifetimes ago! It was the summer after graduating from high school and I hadn't really been to Philadelphia or a big city yet! My only sources of inspiration were through screens thanks to street style photography and other fashion bloggers. As you can see, I've always tried to incorporate a sort of vintage influence in my outfit choices. My go-to shopping spots were H&M, Forever 21, American Eagle and Wet Seal. 

What kind of changes have you seen in your personal style these last few years? It's easy to feel embarrassed about past fashion decisions but remember - what is fashion and personal style without room for growth and the ability to experiment and change?

Jumpsuit Season


Jumpsuit LOFT (On Sale Now!) Sunglasses & Necklace LOFT Sandals NEW LOOK 

I've always been a dress girl thanks to the fact that dresses are girly and are essentially a whole outfit in one. Now, I can't get enough of rompers or jumpsuits! They can also be just as girly as a dress and it's an entire outfit in one. The best part? You don't have to worry so much about how windy it's going to be or if your skirt seems too short for work. I'm in love with the pop of orange in the floral design (and the price, um, currently less than $50!) Jumpsuits are super easy to run around the city in, especially on days when you're running errands and meeting up with friends for drinks afterwards. 

Below are a few more affordable jumpsuit options!

Banana Republic, Ruche, Cupcakes and Cashmere (Via Nordstrom), BB Dakota (Via Calico)

How are you feeling about the jumpsuit trend?
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