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Spring Feelings (In February)

2.22.2018

What do you do when you're more than ready to bring out your spring wardrobe and it's only February!? We've been blessed with a few warm days here and there in Philadelphia, but overall it still feels like wintertime. I'm so tired of wearing the same sweaters over and over again and putting together another collared top underneath one of those sweaters. So, I've started to pull pieces out of my spring and summer wardrobe and I've been incorporating them into my winter wardrobe. My go-to for this gingham ruffle sleeve blouse from Anthro has been to pair it with linen pants and short, high-waisted skirts. But I decided to pair it with denim and booties instead. The top brightens up my look but instead of pairing it with my usual dark denim I went with a lighter wash and added metallic booties for fun. It's so easy to get stuck in a wardrobe rut by the end of a season so incorporating spring/summer pieces into my wardrobe has been a huge help to freshen things up a bit. Have you broke out your spring wardrobe yet?
TOP: ANTHROPOLOGIE (OLD) | JEANS: ANTHROPOLOGIE (ONLY AVAILABLE IN WHITE) | BOOTIES: OLD NAVY | SUNGLASSES: LOFT  (SIMILAR) | BAG: FREE PEOPLE | WATCH: MICHAEL KORS | EARRINGS: THE GEISHA HOUSE

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A Little Red Dress

2.12.2018

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*This post was sponsored by Tobi but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  
Are you planning a date night for Valentine's Day that's going to require getting a little dressed up? I have the perfect combo for you - a little red dress and a leather jacket! A red dress is a classic, go-to piece for Valentine's Day but red is such a fun color to throw on. I always feel a little extra dressed up when I'm wearing red, or even just a red lip! You cab dress up your look even more with gold jewelry and a pair of heels. I love this red dress from Tobi in particular because I love the deep-V and the wrap detail in the skirt. Not only does it make this dress a good option for a Valentine's Day date but it would also be cute for a night out. What are you planning on wearing for Valentine's Day?
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DRESS: TOBI (C/O) | JACKET: LOFT | PURSE: MICHAEL KORS | HEELS: LOFT (SIMILAR) | EARRINGS: THE GEISHA HOUSE | SUNGLASSES: LOFT (OLD)

What I Read in January

2.07.2018


My goal for 2018 is to read 1 fiction and 1 non-fiction book per month. I was successful in January so we'll see how the rest of the year goes! Here's a look at what I read in January. 

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO | FICTION 
I've heard multiple people say that this book is life changing and will really make you re-evaluate your own life. And oh my goodness, yes. It absolutely did that for me as well! I found myself highlighting so many passages and scribbling notes for the future. The book is about a young man who goes on to travel the world in the search for treasure. The lessons he learns along the way are things you will be able to reference in your own life. I don't want to give any of it away. If you haven't read it, this is a must read! (PS: This salted caramel donut from Beilers Donuts is AMAZING)

THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION BY BRENE BROWN | NON FICTION
Brene Brown is a research professor who has held numerous ted talks and written multiple books on the topic of courage and bravery. Many of her books are on my future reading list but this one in particular stuck out to me. I've dealt with being perfectionist my entire life, to the point where it's been unhealthy in the past. (Real talk). Brown goes through different techniques of how to let go of your perfectionism throughout the book and discusses the topic of self acceptance which I found incredibly helpful. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books in the future. 

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My fiction pick for February is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This is the first suspense book I've read in months so I'm looking forward to diving into this one! My non-fiction pick is Love Does by Bob Goff which is a series of essays that are supposed to strengthen your openness to love - a great pick for the month that 

The Sweatshirt Dress

2.06.2018

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*This post was sponsored by Tobi but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 
Who doesn't love an oversized hoodie? It's the perfect thing to throw on when all you want is comfort. But what if you want to look both comfortable and elevated? That's where this adorable Sweatshirt Dress from Tobi comes into play! This would make such a cute Valentine's Day dress for a lazy night in. I styled mine with a pair of sheer tights and booties - and a metallic purse! What would you wear for a Valentine's Day date night at home? 
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 TOBI DRESS | OLD NAVY BOOTIES | NORDSTROM TIGHTS | FREE PEOPLE EARRINGS | SMAK PARLOUR BAG 

7 Lingerie Picks Under $100

2.01.2018


Whether or not you're celebrating Valentine's Day with somebody else, you still deserve to treat yourself to something fun for the holiday. Whether it's a bodysuit you've been eyeing or a soft and silky pair of PJ's - here are my top picks for Valentine's Day!
Black Bralette | Personally, I prefer bralette's most of the time over a traditional bra because of comfort. Plus, not only are they comfortable but there are so many options to suit what style you're looking for!

Lace Underwear | An intimate staple that you can't go wrong with.


Lace & Silk Animal Print PJ Set | Lace, silk, animal print, what could seem more luxurious? Even if it's just a night in with a cup of hot tea and a good book you will feel fabulous!

White Kimono | A kimono is a great piece to have laying around the house to throw on after a shower or over your PJ's.


Sheer Bodysuit | Bodysuits have been making a comeback. There are so many options including sheer ones.

Pink Bralette | Most of my go-to bralette's are black or nude but why not get festive for Valentine's Day and go with another color for fun?

Lace Slip | A classic lingerie staple. 
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