Boogie Fever


Jumpsuit: Ross (similar) / Shoes: Rock & Candy / Purse: Like Dreams (similar)

 

Ever since I went disco dancing a few weekends back I have had Boogie Fever stuck in my head on repeat, with an itch to go back. As soon as I saw this jumpsuit I knew I had to have–could it not be more perfect?! The colorful print gives it that 70s retro vibe, and though I paired it down with simple black sandals to make it more appropriate for daytime wear, I plan on throwing on some sky high platforms to dance the night away (as soon as I have a free Saturday night again that is)!

Thirty, Flirty & Thriving

Dress: Parker / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar) / Bag: Like Dreams (similar)

This past weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday, and to celebrate I got together with those dearest to me and danced the night away (shout out to all my amazing friends and family who made the whole entire weekend absolutely magical! I decided after about 3 weeks of searching to keep my look simple with an LBD with sheer paneling by Parker and nude heels by Chinese Laundry. To bring in some color I added a little yellow bag and some rainbow sunglasses for some playful pops.

A Case For Trousers


Top: H&M (similar) / Pants: Cynthia Rowley (similar) / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)

It was sometime last summer that I stood staring into my closet trying to figure out what to wear when I realized that I didn’t own a single pair of trousers anymore. Somehow over the years, I had accumulated a quite impressive denim collection, while also slowly weeding out the items I didn’t wear–which apparently included more formal/business wear. Now as a nanny I have the major plus side of being able to wear sweatpants and flip-flops to work if I so desire, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve also realized that when I do that, I just end up feeling blah throughout the day. So later that week I kicked my butt into gear and decided to step up my game by adding a few staple “adult” items back into the rotation of my closet–including these wide-leg navy blue trousers (which I also ended up purchasing in black). Not only do I wear them all the time, but during the hotter days, the loose fit is much more tolerable than a pair of skinny jeans. Now, that being said I will likely always reach for a good pair of jeans first, but I have truly found there is still a place for more “businesslike” clothing–it’s about balance. #Adulting

Comin’ In Red Hot

Jumpsuit: Jill Stuart / Shoes: Rock & Candy / Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar)

Red is not typically a color I embrace when it comes to my wardrobe, which is only surprising because it’s my favorite color. However, when I saw this jumpsuit by Jill Stuart I was immediately drawn in by the clean, sleek silhouette and bold color. While it would have paired beautifully with a matching bold lip and vibrant accessories, I decided to keep things simple and dress it down (slightly) for happy hour last week by keeping my hair and makeup minimal and let this beautiful piece do all the talking for me.

 

Buttoned Up/Buttoned Down

Dress: B.B. Dakota / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)/ Clutch: Ross Dress For Less / Sunglasses: Wildfox

Maybe it’s because I simply love denim and how easy it is to dress up or down, but there is something about this BB Dakota dress that has me completely head over heels! Well, quite a few somethings to be honest. It’s one of those rare pieces that fit me like a glove and I can’t find one single thing I dislike about it. The material, the cut, the length, the buttons down the front, even the little pockets in the front all combine to make the perfect dress! Not since those Minkpink jeans have I been so tempted to cheat on my little challenge and splurge–my 30th birthday is coming up…does it count as cheating if I buy it as a birthday gift to myself?

Trend Talk Tuesday

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From ruffles to patchwork, to button details, these denim skirts are all a fresh take on an old classic. As I’ve said previously, I swore off denim skirts well over a decade ago, but these beauties have me eating my words and then some! I love the super 70’s vibes of the patchwork and the more professional take with longer midi lengths and ruffles. They pair perfectly with both a simple white tee or statement top. Anyone else loving this trend?

 

Below are some of my current favs I cannot wait to try!

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Left to Right: Veda / Harvey Faircloth / Opening Ceremony

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Left to Right: Joie / Elizabeth & James / BB Dakota

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Left to Right: Vilshenko / Milly / N12H

Trend Talk Tuesday

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I am absolutely over the rainbow for this colorful trend–which is not something I ever thought I’d say! Whether you’re into a more subdued color palette or are ready to embrace the brighter pieces (or sequin ones) with open arms, there’s something for everybody! It’s not something just for littel kids anymore! Here are some of my favorite picks I’ve found over the last week. I will definitely be rocking this trend all summer long. Will you?

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Left to right: Alcoolique (similar)/ Tanya Taylor

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Left to right: Tanya Taylor/ Milly / Tory Burch

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Left to right: Milly / ML Monique Lhuillier / Parker

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Left to right: Jade Tribe (similar)/ Furla / Elizabeth and James