I’ve re-introduced the color red into my life, and I can’t get enough. It started with this MinkPink maxi dress (first spotted on Kelli Murray), and now I want more. Red is such a striking color, and really works in every season. Next up on my shopping list: this red ASOS Drop-Waist Shift Dress, this tassel tribal necklace, the Madewell Odette Dress in red, and these red Wildfox Polarized Sunglasses ( … so cool).
May 16, 2013 5 Comments
I am admittedly terrified of white pants. I have hips and shorter legs, and I’ve always steered clear of the white pants section. But Old Navy lured me in with all of their pretty white denim ads, and those skinny boyfriend cut jeans, I knew I had to have them. So I went for it: white denim. And you know what? I kind of love them. I’ll admit I still darkened the look up. Shocker. I added stripes because I’m in love with stripes on all things, everywhere. And heels seemed necessary for my short frame. The piles of vintage necklaces and stacks of Old Navy rings, well that was the fun part.
If you haven’t tried the skinny boyfriend cut at Old Navy yet, do yourself a favor and snatch up at least two pairs during the sale. They fit so well – with just the right amount of bagginess that I want from a boyfriend pair of pants. The pair I chose also had subtle distressing which toughened up the crisp all-white look. Everyone swears by the Rockstar cut at Old Navy, but I am now a solid Boyfriend cut devotee.
Get the Look: Old Navy Skinny Boyfriend Jeans in Distressed White // ASOS Elbow Patch Cardigan In Stripe // One Teaspoon Tunic // Alexander Wang Rocco // Madewell Frankie Pump in Gold Glitter // Old Navy Rings // Vintage Necklaces
May 14, 2013 9 Comments
This week’s final T.J.Maxx Style Scout post is all about prints. I’ve always loved wearing and mixing prints. When it comes to pairing bolder prints, it’s best to stick with certain color tones or shades. I’m also a big fan of mixing a smaller pattern with a larger pattern, or here, in the case of the small floral print on this swing skirt (perfect for every season, I might add), stripes were an easy pairing (cue purse and sweater). And because the lace on the scarf was black, I knew I could slip that into the mix easily as well. (The scarf selection at T.J. right now is bananas. Check my instagram for pictures!)
The oversized sweater was something I have been on the hunt for for quite a while now, and this one was designer, on a major discount thanks to T.J. Maxx, soft as could be, and with the added bonus of stripes. I wore a designer-score tank top from T.J. under the sweater, and bought the same tank in two other colors (black, grey, and white – tank top staples in my book.) The striped purse went into my cart the second I saw it – adorable, functional, and the black and white stripes make it incredibly versatile (New mantra: stripes go with everything!) By the way, ever consider T.J. for your beauty purchases? They have an awesome selection of hair care, beauty appliances (hello, new blow dryer!), and beauty items (often times, department store finds at a fraction of the price.) It’s hard to see in the pictures, but even my shimmer nude name brand nail polish was a find from my local T. J. Maxx. Win.
Side note: now that it’s warming up again, T.J. Maxx tends to put all of their tights (and winter wear in general) on sale; stock up now while the prices are reduced … you’ll be happy you did when Fall rolls around again.
May 2, 2013 9 Comments
I love Cinco de Mayo – it’s an awesome holiday full of chips, salsa, margaritas, and a pretty great excuse to play dress up ( … in lots of color!) And hubby and I have made it a bit of a tradition to throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta – even if we are occasionally a few weeks late (this year we’ll be out of town … but I’m thinking I won’t let that stop me from throwing a mid-June/July fiesta.) We usually keep it pretty casual, we serve a TON of food, and the drinks are endless, so I love the idea of a sweet little dress, a great pair of heels (that can easily be swapped out for flats), and plenty of coasters to go around. (If you’re throwing a fiesta of your own, don’t forget to try my Sauza-rita Margarita recipe: easy to make and oh-so-good.)
Get the Cinco de Mayo look: Tory Burch Marlow Loafer (25% Off for the Tory Burch Friends & Family Event, with code: TBSPRING) // Ace and Jig Maine Mini Dress // BaubleBar Silver Snake Ring // Mara Hoffman Mexican Blanket Shorts // Chan Luu Beaded Eye Bracelet // J.Crew ISARO by Jill Golden A-list wide cuff // Blonde Ambition Renata Dijon Yellow Strappy Studded Sandals // Cleobella Cantina Large Bag // J.Crew Embroidered Scarf // Kenneth Jay Lane Flower Post Earrings // Agate Coasters // Free People Embroidered Dog Bed
April 30, 2013 7 Comments