Spring Must-Haves

Spring, where are you?!  Winter storm Stella has really derailed my spring outfit plans.  I’m just over here daydreaming about all the sandals I’m ready to wear while I’m still living in my puffer coat and boots. I’m putting my outfit photos on hold for a little bit until we reach temps above 40 degrees, but I wanted to share my recent spring purchases that are just sitting in my closet waiting to be worn…

 

 

I was eyeing these Marc Fisher espadrille wedges all last summer, so I decided to treat myself and buy them for this upcoming season.  Let me tell you, they do not disappoint.  They are shockingly very comfortable and the chestnut color will go with everything.  These wedges tend to sell out often, so scoop them up before they are completely gone!

I recently purchased this cold shoulder floral blouse for a trip to warmer temps and I must say it’s very flattering.  It will look fantastic with white or grey jeans and sandals or wedges.  (For size reference, I purchased a small).

This super fun and vibrant clutch is on my “yes please!” list.  I might just need to scoop it up before vacation.

J.Crew Tippi sweaters are nearly my daily work uniform, and I just couldn’t resist this new one with a little turtle critter on it.  So many compliments whenever I wear it.

I just love this daisy bell sleeve blouse from LOFT and for under $60 I just couldn’t pass it up.  And this Madewell blouse is also a winner.  On the hanger I thought it would be a little boxy, but it’s actually quite flattering and the bows on the back are SO adorable.

This floral romper is definitely on my wish list.  So cute and would be ideal with wedges and a denim jacket.

 

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! This week was a little crazy on all fronts – We went from 60 degrees to tornado warnings to snow flurries and things at the office are a little nuts as well. I balanced the crazy weather and busy schedule with a fun dinner (and WINE) this week and also started watching Big Little Lies on HBO. Are you watching it or did you read the book? So far I love it! Cheers to a relaxing weekend!

 

 

A few favorites from around the web…

The Shopbop sale is going on now through Saturday evening. Use code GOBIG17 to get 15%-25% off as you shop. I love this off the shoulder Free People top and this one shoulder blouse for vacation.

Ann Taylor has had some really cute things lately and right now they are offering 40% off your purchase. I have been eyeing these blush heels and this dandelion blouse.

I love these statement earrings.

LOFT has 40% off everything right now! This feminine striped dress is so darling.

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Spring Layers

 

Welcome to a fresh week, friends! Last week was crazy busy and I didn’t get a chance to get a post up. So, I’m making up for that with this weekend-ready outfit. (I realize that’s kind of a cruel joke since it’s only Monday…) Anyway, it’s definitely not news that I love a good field jacket and right now is the perfect time to layer it up while we patiently wait for spring to arrive. This citrus sweater and booties make this outfit perfect for that in-between season.

 

 

 

 

Jacket: J.Crew
Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Bag: Old Navy (similar)
Booties: Madewell (on sale!)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Weekend Sales

 
Just a little round up of some sales happening this President’s Day weekend!

Snag an extra 40% off sale items at Anthropologie. I love this open shoulder dress and this striped sweatshirt.

Banana Republic has 40% off your purchase and I really want these block sandals for the minute it warms up in the spring.

J.Crew is offering 30% off your purchase. I have so many things on my wish list, including this silk bell sleeve top.

West Elm has 20% off your purchase with code SAVE20. I was thinking about adding some greenery to these white ceramic vases for the top of my mantel.

Gap is my go-to for the cutest pajamas and they are offering 40% off your purchase this weekend.

Friday Favorites

You know those days when you think it’s Friday, when in reality it’s Wednesday? That’s kind of how this week felt. After indulging in far too many sweets on Valentine’s Day, I think my mindset quickly went into weekend mode. We are supposed to enjoy 60 degree temps the next two days, so I can’t wait to spend some time outside this weekend.

 

 

A few favorites from around the web…

I have my eye on a few things for spring including this adorable striped dress (under $80), these sandals and this floral off the shoulder top.

Madewell currently has 30% off sale items, so I quickly scooped up these sneaks and this cardigan.

These wedges are on my must have list for when it gets just a smidge warmer.

J.Crew is offering 30% off your purchase (!!) with code WEEKEND.  This bow sweater is so darling I can’t resist.  Also love this minimalist bag and this striped sweater for spring.  (I’m typing this as I am currently wearing a striped sweater…  I’m a woman obsessed).

Our very official “2017 Wine & Cheese Book Club” started our February book pick, The Art of Choosing. Let me know if you have any recos for next month!

What’s Your Signature Color?

 

Do you have colors you wear all the time? A color theme in your wardrobe that’s in constant rotation? It should come as no surprise that mine is navy. With plenty of neutrals as well. I was cleaning out my closet the other day and realized just how much navy (and stripes and blazers and cream sweaters…) I own. But I make no apologies, because I can always count on them to feel fresh and stylish. So today’s outfit is one of my go-to standbys, one I don’t have to put much thought into to feel completely pulled together. What’s your signature color?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blazer: J.Crew

T-Shirt: Madewell (on sale!)

Bag: Madewell Transport Tote

Jeans: Madewell

Watch: Daniel Wellington

Heels: Ann Taylor

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Varsity Blues

 
Low maintenance and snack foods were the general theme of this past weekend. At the risk of sounding like a typical girl, a plethora of chips and dip and a cozy outfit were all I really needed to get excited about Sunday’s game. This sweater is one of my favorite purchases from January and was the ideal piece to easily throw on with sneakers this weekend. Just a low-key varsity vibe.

 

 

 

 

Sweater: Madewell
Tee: Caslon
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Sneakers: Adidas

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

2017 No. 1

Coat: J.Crew
Sweatshirt: J.Crew
Jeans: Madewell
Boots: Hunter

 

2017 certainly kicked off in high gear and it’s hard to believe we’re already into February. Other than fighting a sinus infection for a few weeks, January shaped up to be a pretty fun and productive first month of the New Year.

My girlfriends and I officially kicked off our 2017 Book Club, predicated on monthly meetings and “book discussions” at our favorite wine bar. This month we read I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and the second half of the book was a page turner. Not going to lie, it was intense and I did have nightmares. But if you were a fan of Gone Girl, I would recommend this one. I also read You Are a Badass and it was just the right amount of motivation I needed to start the New Year off right.

We tried Blue Apron for the first time this month and verdict’s still out on whether or not I love it. I enjoyed trying new recipes and different ways to prepare some of my favorites, but each meal still took me 45 minutes (am I a slow vegetable chopper?!) and sometimes that is just way too long when I get home late from working out and have a growling stomach.

I traveled to Chicago for a girls weekend and we did all the touristy things. We went ice skating, got wine at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (awesome space) AND we met Tuna Melts My Heart, my favorite dog on the internet. (Other than my own pup, of course).

I’m not sure if binge-watching a show is really noteworthy, but I watched season 1 of The Affair and really enjoyed it. Love the way it’s shot from the two different perspectives. Does anyone else have any binge-worthy show recommendations?

In the fitness department, I tried a cardio hip-hop class for the first time which was quite fun and brought me back to my college dance team days. A friend and I also gave aerial fitness a whirl and let me tell you, that was HARD. So fun swinging around, but I was sore for days.

And last but not least, Zak and I started ballroom dance lessons. We were the youngest people in the class by about 30 years and it was the cutest thing ever. Hopefully we will be pros by the end of this month.

A few of my favorite purchases from this month include this long sleeve tee (I took a small), this bomber cardigan sweater and these booties.

Winter Mood

 
It’s probably a little cruel to bring up spring when Ohio still has another solid two month of winter, but by gosh I’m ready.  Or at least I’m ready to stop planning outfits around what coat I’m going to wear for the day.  Alas, we got some fresh flurries this weekend and I pulled out my peacoat and layers.  As an Akron native, I know I shouldn’t be complaining.

Anyway, if you’re looking for something to make you feel better about the fact that we still need to wear long sleeves, let me tell you about this blouse.  It’s a little hard to see the details of this blouse under my coat (heavy sigh) but it’s one of my favorites from Trouve.  AND they just came out with the same style in all black that I’m going to need to scoop up immediately.  The little cut out details make it a little extra special.  So if you’re going to wear something chic under your coat, go with this blouse.

 

 

 

 

Coat: J.Crew (similar)

Blouse: Trouve

Jeans: Madewell

Bag: Blair Ritchey

Heels: Ann Taylor

 

Photos by Fleeting Fox Photography