My office recently switched to casual attire five days a week and I’m currently trying to navigate this new relaxed dress code. Although my dresses are still in heavy rotation, some work days I just want to throw on a pair of jeans. These Madewell skinnies and a Tippi sweater get the job done. (See what I did there?)
It’s been a couple months since I linked up with the Bloggers Who Budget ladies, but I’m happy to be back! This month it’s all about those summer dresses for less, which is perfect because dresses are pretty much my summer uniform. I snagged this one for $30 (such a steal) and it’s already been the easiest thing to throw on for a casual date night or brunch.
The past few weeks have been exceptionally busy and full of frantic energy. There are so many changes and exciting things happening with my professional career, but I do have a nagging sense of constantly being behind. So this weekend I’m looking forward to a slower pace and taking time to re-charge and enjoy the moment. Hope your weekend is lovely.
I recently snagged a few perfect summer dresses from Anthropologie that allow me to get dressed in about 10 seconds in the morning. This bohemian shirt dress, this midi dress that looks super chic with a belt and this daytripper dress that’s perfect for work or casual weekends.
This mat is currently at my front door (last seen on Instagram) and even the pizza delivery guy commented on how cute it is. #goals
I have not yet jumped on the off-the-shoulder trend, but I do love this dress.
New polka dot pieces always seem to sneak their way into my wardrobe. And by sneak, I mean I aggressively seek out polka dots. So when I spotted (pun intended) this dress, I just knew it would be perfect for the office or a weekend brunch date. Also, these nude wedges have turned into quite the spring staples. I don’t have a close up photo because my toes were in desperate need of a pedicure this afternoon (you’re welcome), but be sure to check them out here. I’m in Toronto for work this week, but you can always follow along with my adventures on Instagram.
This week was record-level busy, so I’m so happy Friday has arrived and I get to spend a weekend at home relaxing. I’m looking forward to spending Sunday with my lovely Mother. We are taking a French pastry baking class together and I can’t wait to indulge in a few macarons and cream puffs while spending the day with her. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
My office recently switched to a business casual dress code with jeans (this was kind of a big deal) so I’m stocking up on lots of new tunics and blouses like this one. On sale and plenty of color options.
April was a crazy, busy month so I was very happy to spend time at home this week and not travel. My April travels took me to both New York and Scottsdale. I’d actually never been to Arizona before and I think my most touristy reaction was to how giant the cactuses (or cacti, if you will) are in the desert. I wanted to bring them all home and somehow have them come live in a pot on my front porch.
I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon adventure doing stand up paddle boarding while in Arizona. Proud to say my yoga practice came in handy and I didn’t fall off once! It was incredibly scenic and beautiful.
Zak and I spent a weekend in Columbus and saw Book of Mormon (one of my favorites) and did a little shopping and a lot of eating. The weather was spring perfection, so it was nice to wander around the city.
I read Luckiest Girl Alive which was honestly somewhat disturbing, with plenty of twists I didn’t see coming. It definitely occupied my time on a 3 hour flight out west. (Anyone else read this? I would love to hear your thoughts!)
My work travels brought me to Scottsdale last week and it was hot, dry and sunny, which I’ve discovered is the perfect formula for amazing hair days. Dry heat is where it’s at. Packing for a week of work travel can be tricky business, but this dress was effortless and wrinkle-free. I’ve been loving the dresses at Banana Republic this season and snagged this flouncy number about a month ago, but I also need this one and this one.
If you’re looking for the perfect dress to transition into spring, might I introduce you to this striped little number. This cotton dress has been my go-to for travel (no wrinkles, so clutch) and is the perfect weight for those 60 degree days. Paired with an easy jacket and you’re dressed in 10 seconds or less.
This past week was spent in New York for work and I was so happy to return home Friday night for a beautiful weekend ahead. Like, spring perfection beautiful weather. (I was going to lose my mind if we got another last minute layer of snow, so it couldn’t have come at a better time). I brought out my favorite Carrie cami in this spring meadow print to pair with some distressed denim. I officially have this cami in 5 different colors and patterns… If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Or rather, if it ain’t broke, buy it in every color available. I think that’s how that saying goes.
I have been on countdown until the day both spring and sunshine show up, but unfortunately we got another fresh layer of snow this weekend. (ummm, April? Hello?) So I’ve been sporting pieces that feel spring-ish, but still keep me warm. I’ve always loved denim in all forms… Jeans, jackets, dresses. I’ll take them all. So I recently paired my favorite black jeans with a simple denim jacket and some stripes. Spring-ish style.