Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Red Carpet Style: Oscars 2017

I look forward to the Oscars every year and gush over all the gowns and glamour on the red carpet! This year's fashion was all about the metallics, embellishment and standout accessories (see: Jessica Biel). Sharing my favorite looks from the night below. Who is your pick for Best Dressed?

{Olivia Culpo in Marchesa}
I loved Olivia's beaded fringe dress - it looked like it was dripping in crystals and the little black bow was perfection! Even better that it was designed for a good cause.

{Emma Stone in Givenchy}
Emma Stone was one part Goddess and one part Academy Award Winner in this look! I loved the Old Hollywood vibe, perfect for her role in La La Land, which I'm already dying to see again!

{Janelle Monae wearing Elie Saab}
The biggest fashion risk of the night, but she totally nailed it! The details and embroidered appliques were stunning!

{Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo} 
I'm so ready for Spring after seeing this sheer floral gown - it was so pretty and ethereal! The ruffled back was gorgeous!

{Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti}
Taraji took a refreshing twist on a classic red carpet look, opting for navy velvet, rather than black. The neckline was so flattering and I loved that she served the sass to match!

images via 1, 2, 34, 5

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I love monochromatic looks, especially white on white. Just add some bold accessories (blue mirrored sunnies and an olive suede bag in this case) to keep it interesting. I'm such a jeans & tee kinda girl (evidence here, here & here). This tee has everything I look for - super soft, a little oversized and slightly sheer - but what really sold me were the varsity-inspired stripes and ring collar. Boyfriend jeans & a denim jacket top off the old school vibe. 

In other news, we have officially booked all of the vendors for our wedding! Feeling slightly relieved but let's be real, wedding planning is like a second job and there's still so much to do! Getting so excited - only 7 months away!

{outfit details}
Tee - Billabong || Jeans - Current/Elliott (last seen) || Denim Jacket - Current/Elliott (similar) || Bag - Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop || Sandals - Steve Madden || Sunnies - Ray-Ban || Nail Polish - OPI "strong coal-ition"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Striped Tee

It's crazy that one of my most worn pieces of clothing has yet to make it on the blog until now. A striped tee is a stand-by for me - from work to weekend, pencil skirt to cut-offs, heels to flats. I got this one from Zara a couple of years ago so it's perfectly worn in. I'm a huge fan of the half-tuck - a styling trick that I love to use with slouchy tees. By tucking in the front hem of my shirt, it creates a lengthening effect which helps me appear taller than my 5'2 frame claims. I recently went shopping in my own closet and re-discovered this olive and faux leather jacket. No clue why I stopped wearing it before but it's back with a vengeance. 

I'm so looking forward to this weekend! My god-sister Amanda and her boyfriend Bryan are in town for her birthday. We're going camping and (weather permitting) watching the rocket launch from Space X  Saturday morning! Hope you all have a good one.

{outfit details}
Striped Tee - Zara || Olive Faux Leather Jacket - Zara || Jeans - Current/Elliot || Fringe Bag - Zara || Leopard Booties - Sam Edelman || Aviators - Ray-Ban || Lipstick - Maybelline "touch of spice"

Monday, February 6, 2017

JORD Wood Watches + Giveaway!

When it comes to Valentine's Day, I prefer a romantic night in - I love making dinner together and snuggling on the couch watching a movie. I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with Greg this year, especially since he has been working over-nights for the last seven months and time together in general is rare lately. My favorite way to spend quality time together is in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee. It's a relaxing ritual that allows us to really talk without any distractions like our phones or tv. We make it a priority to carve out part of our day to just be together.

A watch is the perfect Valentine's Day gift to show that special someone in your life how much you love to spend time with them. JORD Wood Watches are so cool and unique! When I received this Frankie Koa & Ash watch, I was blown away by the quality and creative design. It's surprisingly lightweight and so stylish. I will definitely be borrowing this men's watch from Greg - I love adding menswear accessories to my outfits. JORD has a huge selection of wood watches for men and women, made from all different types of wood including bamboo, sandalwood and walnut.

I'm hosting a giveaway from JORD Wood Watches!

The winner receives a $100 gift code and EVERYONE who enters receives a $25 gift code - it's a win win!

To enter the JORD Wood Watch contest click HERE
(Contest ends February 12th)

This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Layer + Link Up

Layering is key with our current "winter" weather - 50s in the morning, 70s by noon. I love wearing cropped sweaters over my usual tank so I can easily slip it off mid-day. For this look, I kept it monochromatic with faux leather leggings but added standout accessories. Still wondering how these heels haven't made it into an outfit post yet. Oh yeah, I live on a island and wear sandals 90% of the time!

I'm so excited to be co-hosting the Fashion Frenzy Link Up this week with Annessa from Seeking Sunshine and Kelly from Rosy Outlook! These babes are so stylish and sweet - check them out and join the link up below!

{outfit details}
Cropped Sweater - BCBG (last worn here) || Silk Top - BCBG || Faux Leather Leggings - Zara (last seen) || Heels - Zara || Leopard Clutch - Clare V. c/o Shopbop || Choker - DIY || Watch - Michael Kors

Don't forget to join the Fashion Frenzy Link Up!