Strappy Racerback Dress


I found the perfect black summer dress! I'm loving that longer lengths are on trend this season. This is such an easy dress to throw on and feel dressed up in. Lately I've been wearing a lot more black and grey than I used too. I'm all about the neutrals lately! I'm also loving the lace-up trend this summer. I found the perfect lace-up sandals at Steve Madden. These are so comfortable - I'm tempted to buy them in the "sandy" color as well!


Last weekend was mine and Derek's 7 year anniversary! How has it been 7 years!? He surprised me in the morning with red roses and we spent our day wandering around the city and getting dinner at The Dandelion - one of my favorite places to eat in Rittenhouse! I'm a sucker for anything that reminds me of London. At the end of the day we celebrated with champagne and made a chocolate cake - yum! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

Stripes + Florals


The weekend came and went way too quickly. How is it already Wednesday!? This has been a beautiful week in Philadelphia and I've finally been able to break out more of my new spring pieces. One of my go-to combos in spring and summer is to mix stripes and florals! I love pattern mixing and this combination is probably my favorite. Also, how adorable are these jungle print shorts!? This pattern makes me excited for summer days and I've already been planning more outfits with these riveria shorts.


Last weekend I went to the Blog Connect Conference here in Philadelphia and it was such a great experience! I learned so much and I can't wait to share some tidbits from the event this week - look out for Friday's post! Also, I finally created a newsletter for Organized Mess! I'll be sending out a weekly Sunday newsletter sharing a few behind the scenes moments from Organized Mess. You can sign up for it HERE

Vogue: Who's that Girl? Taylor Swift


Taylor SwiftTaylor SwiftYesterday Anna Wintour debuted the May issue of Vogue on the Today Show and surprise - Taylor Swift was on the cover! Looking fresh faced, fashionable, gothic and platinum blonde - T. Swift graces the cover of Vogue dressed in Yves Saint Laurent. Decked out in some serious high fashion this may be one of my favorite photoshoots the singer has done. Check it out for yourself and read the article on Vogue, HERE.Taylor SwiftTaylor SwiftTaylor SwiftTaylor SwiftTaylor SwiftTaylor SwiftTaylor SwiftI hope everybody has a lovely weekend and has at least a few fun things planned. Tomorrow I'll be at the Blog Connect conference with other Philly bloggers, which I'm so stoked about! And then Sunday, I have plans with Derek all day long. Happy Friday everyone!
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Blue and White Jumpsuit


Remember my Wednesday Wishlist filled with LOFT items yesterday? Well, now the Friends & Family sale has officially started! So you can get any of the items on my wishlist for 30% off or 40% off if you're a LOFT cardmember! One of the items on that list was this jumpsuit, which I'm absolutely obsessed with. Last year I bought a similar jumpsuit from LOFT that I couldn't get enough of, so I figured this would be a good buy! Since the temps haven't been the warmest I threw on a utility jacket along with some closed-toe oxfords. The fabric is super lightweight so this jumpsuit will be a perfect addition to my wardrobe this summer. 

I'm all about jumpsuits, dresses and rompers for the summertime. I mean, it's a whole outfit in one! And what could be better than that when you're going from beer garden to beer garden (speaking of which: the best beer gardens in Philadelphia HERE) or running off to the beach for a day by the water? I'm already dreaming about summer days!

Wednesday Wishlist. 03.


According to, a Furry Friends and Family event is happening soon and you can sign up for e-mails to find out when it's starting! There are so many things on my LOFT wishlist right now so I thought I would share my current favorites on this week's Wednesday Wishlist. I'm loving all of the nautical-themed and jungle prints that are happening now as well as the swing dress and top trend. They have been featuring Chloe, the mini frenchie and her owner on the site and the cuteness is almost too much! Cute clothes and adorable pups - what could be better? 

More of my LOFT Picks: 

Floral Shift


As Miranda Priestly would say, "Florals? For spring? Ground breaking." But I looked everywhere for the perfect floral dress to wear for Easter dinner. Easter always seems like the first spring event of every year so I wanted to wear something that celebrated spring! And what could be more perfect than a floral dress? I found this dress at LOFT and knew it would be perfect not only for the holiday but for all of spring and summer. Let's pretend that it was sunny and I wasn't freezing in these photos.
Dress: LOFT, Jacket: LOFT, Necklace: Tiffany's, Ring: Tiffany's, Watch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Target (Old) 

Derek and I are headed to San Francisco in May and I'm thinking this will be the perfect dress to pack in my suitcase for our day trip to Napa Valley. Speaking of which, we are SO excited for our vacation! This is our first vacation since our week through London, Paris and Amsterdam last spring. If you have any suggestions for places to eat or things to do in San Francisco please send them my way! I've been trying to save money for the trip but I keep finding so many adorable things I want to wear for the trip. Always a struggle! 
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