Outfit Highlight: Love My Olive

Nordstrom, Lush, olive tunic, Kate Spade olive bag, Madewell chevron necklace, cream fur vest, Express leggings, Zara booties, earth tones, fall colors, fall fashion, casual

Happy Monday, my friends!

I’ve been fighting a bad cold all week and it’s been exhausting. The fact that temperatures just decided to drop about 15 degrees did not help. I’m just thankful I had enough of my energy back to take these pictures. But I’m keeping this one short because I still have some resting to do.

I had planned to wear this olive tunic with just the leggings and a pair of strappy heels but it was a bit too chilly for my taste so at the last minute I decided to add the fur vest and booties. I mentioned in my last Weekend Wish List post that I’m loving olive this season and I think this outfit is a perfect example. I have a feeling this Lush olive tunic and the Zara booties are fast becoming my go-to items for this season. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Earth Tones and Neutrals

JORD watch, wood watches, earth tones, fall colors, fall fashion, Madewell embroidered dress, tan booties, Forever 21 cardigan, Panama hat, boho chic, transitional style

Happy Monday, my friends!

Last week I talked about jewel tones being one of my favorite hues for fall. This week I’m talking about another one of my favorite color palettes, earth tones and neutrals. There is something calming, grounding and timeless about these hues. They are appropriate for any season but they seem especially well suited for fall. Earth tones remind us of the intrinsic beauty of nature and what it offers not only thru colors, but also thru textures, patterns, etc. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Something Old Something New

J.Crew Embroidered Tee, J.Crew Factory linen skirt, Aldo lace-up sandals, cognac shoes, cognac bag, Rebecca Minkoff satchel, summer fashion

Happy Monday, my friends!

There was not an idle moment this past weekend. It was one of those non-stop on-the-go kind of weekends starting with lunch with girlfriends, a family birthday celebration, a church picnic and then dinner with friends. Although I was exhausted by the end, I’m not complaining. This is what life is all about, isn’t it?

This outfit, that I wore to a casual dinner with some friends, is a mixture of old and new items. I was so happy that I was able to pair something old with something new and make them look like they naturally go together. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Summer Ease

Banana Republic pocket tee, Lauren Conrad scallop-hem shorts, cream crossbody, Seychelles gladiator sandal, tropical print, print shorts, stripes, summer casual fashion, layered necklace

Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I meant to post this yesterday but after a long drive back from Chicago, all I wanted to do was fall facedown on my comfy bed. We had great weather while in Chicago and I’m so glad all I had to pack were tees and shorts and not worry about the weather turning chilly.

I actually wore this outfit on our way to Chicago. To me, summer is all about casual, easy, fuss-free fashion and I think this outfit is the perfect example. There is an element of ease about the summer that I love. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Gold Buttons and Macarons

nautical, Zara, white skort, denim cutoff top, Banana Republic wedge sandals, macarons, Macaron Cafe

Happy Monday, my friends!

We finally reached the high 80s over the weekend. This is what summer is supposed to be like and I am not complaining. The best part of summer is the fact that I get to wear shorts, skirts, as well as skorts, like this one from Zara. I love the gold button detail on this skort. They give a nautical vibe, one of my favorite looks for summer. And I know we love our denim cutoff shorts but what about about a denim cutoff top! The frayed edges on this Zara top adds a relaxed casual feel to this boxy denim shirt. I could seriously wear this outfit every day. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Jeans and Tee

summer uniform, summer fashion, casual, white jeans, studded heels, pink tee, leopard clutch

Happy Monday, friends!

I’m keeping it simple both in my post and outfit today. My daughter made her debut in a musical with a local theater group and I got to be a stage mom for the weekend. It was tiring, to say the least, but just the fact that my daughter had the best time being part of the ensemble makes me happy and all worth it.

White jeans and a tee has been my go-to summer uniform. This look has been on repeat for a while now with slight variations via the accessories. I don’t typically mix black with pale pastel colors but I think that in this case the black accessories anchor the look. I love this relaxed tee from J.Crew with the silky sleeves and back. It feels great against the skin and the boxy cut is perfect for summer. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Ready for Old Man Winter

Winter took us by surprise last year. It came unannounced in full force and more than overstayed its welcome. I sure wasn’t prepared for it and by end of February I felt like I was slowly losing my willpower to “brave” the winter. This year is going to be different. I’ve got my winter armor on and ready to meet it head on. Bring it on Old Man Winter! Show me what you got. Continue reading

The Love Language of Words

The Love Language of Words 1

We started out as friends. There were a handful of us who would hang out together, a group of young adults trying to make it in the world, uncertain of anything except for the fact that the world was our oyster. Slowly, those around us faded and we found ourselves spending time alone together, you know, as “friends” often do. Little note cards would be exchanged, at first as simple platonic gestures of good wishes, whether it was for safe travels or good luck on an exam. As our relationship developed, so did the written notes, focusing not exclusively on me or him, but us. Those words on the cards became road signs indicating that we were both headed in the same direction. Continue reading