March 31, 2014

Clap Along...

Every so often I am in need of what I like to call happy colors.  Like a neon pop or a bight floral dress. Warmer weather usually inspires people to wear brighter colors.  I say, no matter the time of year or occasion, sometimes it is just more fun to wear something colorful or quote unquote happy!  I love this skirt's bright water colored palette, it is kind of the epitome of bright and happy.  Here is to a great week and to kicking off the month of April on a happy note!
If you haven't guessed yet, this post was somewhat inspired or derived from the song "Happy".  I was at an event last week where I heard this catchy tune on repeat and I couldn't help but clap along...

Top: Levi's Tailored Western Shirt
Tee: ASOS Mañana Tee other cute options HereHere, and Here
Skirt: Alice + Olivia- last seen Here, also love this Maxi option on sale, and this pretty Topshop skirt!
Shoes: J. Crew- similar pair Here
Jewelry: Bauble Bar Margaret Elizabeth

March 25, 2014

So Clutch

I go through phases when it comes to handbags.  Sometimes, all I want is an over sized bag that feels bottomless.  Sometimes, I like a smaller cross body bag.  Recently, I have been gravitating towards clutches.  Whether they are larger pouches or smaller structured clutches, I am a big fan!  I love this sequined minaudière by DVF.  She has an amazing collection of bags and I have been eyeing her signature minaudière clutches for a while.  I scored this fun embellished number on Gilt a few months ago and am always finding an excuse to carry it.  To me it feels more like jewelry, which makes it the perfect accessory!  It also forces me not to carry around too many things, only the essentials!

Top: J. Crew- Similar option from Madewell Here 
Blazer: Madewell- Love this similar Alice + Olivia option
Skirt: RED Valentino- Love their Bow Skirt and their classic Flare Skirt
Shoes: Zara- Similar options Here and Here
Clutch: DVF- Color options Here and Here
Jewelry: CC Skye, Bauble Bar, Catbird, Margaret Elizabeth

Linked up with LauraErin, and Kristen. Head over to their blogs to see the handbags they are currently rocking!

Here is a round up of some of my favorite handbags, classics and trends!

March 22, 2014

Weekend Wandering

Weekends are all about casual comfort.  Now that the weather has warmed up, one of my favorite easy throw on pieces is my chambray shirt dress.  It's casual, comfortable, and easy to layer and accessorize! I have had this J. Crew chambray shirt dress for a while, but these days denim dresses in all shapes and sizes are quite on trend.  I think a cute denim dress is such a fun twist on everyday denim and perfect for weekend casual attire.

Dress: J. Crew Chambray Shirt Dress- Similar Here
Sweater: Gap- Waffle Knit Sweater
Shoes: J. Crew Embellished Loafers- Options Here
Clutch: Clare Vivier- Flat Clutch

Here are some super cute denim dress options, perfect for a casual weekend staple!

March 18, 2014

Desert Days

When I packed for our quick weekend trip to Palm Springs, I wound up throwing a few Show Me Your Mumu options in my bag.  It is no secret I love their clothing.  I love the bright prints and fun silhouettes.  I also love that the fabrics are light and airy, which makes them super packable!  I paired a Mumu maxi dress with sandals and an over shirt for one of my outfits.  For another day in the desert I chose a Mumu button down tank to wear with jean shorts and sneakers.  I topped both outfits off with my trusty straw hat for a little extra sun protection (and style)!  

Outfit 1
Dress: Show Me Your Mumu- Tunic option Here 
Shirt: J. Crew- Jacket option Here also love the Current/Elliott Perfect Shirt
Sandals: Sam Edelman Trina Sandal Here and Here
Outfit 2
Shirt: Show Me Your Mumu- Court Collared Tank
Shorts: J. Crew- Similar Here and Here
Sneakers: Converse Chuck Taylor Here and Here

March 13, 2014

Shorts + Sneakers

Over the weekend we traveled to Palm Springs for a quick getaway.  We enjoyed the warm desert weather and watched some great tennis!  It was a beautiful few days in the sun.  For our first day of all day tennis watching I went for a fun pair of shorts and sneakers.  It was so refreshing to be in true shorts weather all weekend!

Tee: ASOS Boyfriend T-Shirt
Shorts: Lauren Moffatt- check out the new Spring collection!
Sneakers: Converse Chuck Taylors Here or Here
Jewelry: David Yurman, Nuage Bleu, Margaret Elizabeth, Up Band

Here are some super cute shorts options from around the web!

March 11, 2014

Trend Spin Linkup : Denim

This week I am happy to be guest hosting the Trend Spin link up with two very chic and lovely ladies, Laura and Erin!  This week's trend is denim.  We all put our own style twist on this classic everyday item.  Head over to Laura's blog Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Erin's blog The Fashion Canvas to see how they wore their denim!  Also, you can link up below (starting 3/11 at 7am CST) and show us how you style your daily denim...

For my daily denim look I decided to keep it simple!  I paired my go to skinny jeans with a casual selvedge shirt and an awesome pair of heels.  Sometimes all you need is a great pair of shoes to make an outfit.  I scored these pretty pink pumps by Oscar de la Renta on Gilt at an insane price.  I love how delicate and feminine they are.  I also love that they are dressy enough to finish off a high end look or rock them with simply styled skinny jeans!  

Shirt: J. Crew- similar Chambray option Here
Denim: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta Justine suede pumps- Also love these Laney suede pumps 
Jewelry: CC Skye, Bauble Bar, Margaret Elizabeth, Catbird

March 2, 2014

Oscar Sunday Style

This year's Oscar Red Carpet was one of my favorites ever.  There were some clear trends, including a surprising amount of black gowns, embellished neutrals, and pretty metallics.  This year I picked some of my favorite dresses and some standout men's fashion.  I couldn't help it!  There were so many well dressed actors and some wonderfully coordinated Hollywood couples that walked the carpet together. In my roundup I included them all, some lovely ladies, dapper dudes, and cute couples!

Lupita Nyung'o in Prada

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Reem Acra & Channing Tatum in Gucci

Charlize Theron in Dior

Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

Olivia Wilde in Valentino and Jason Sudeikis in Prada

Jennifer Garner in Oscar De La Renta

Michael B. Jordan in Givenchy

Emma Watson in Vera Wang

Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli and Dax Shepard in John Varvatos

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jared Leto in Saint Laurent

Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani

Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier and John Legend in Versace

Julia Roberts in Givenchy

Image Source: Getty Images

March 1, 2014

Spring Fever

I am officially ready for spring weather.  We have had a few teaser days recently in SF, and I can't wait until the season is in full swing.  When I think of spring clothing, I think of fun colors.  I think of pastels, and brights, including neons.  I recently scored some neon orange pants on super sale from J. Crew.  I paired them with stripes and a turquoise necklace for a spring ready look.  Hoping dressing for spring will speed up the onset of warm and sunny days!

Pants: J. Crew- Drapey Drawstring Pants sale colors Here
Shirt: American Apparel (also like this J. Crew option)
Clutch: Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch
Jewelry: Anthropologie, Nuage Bleu, Catbird, David Yurman

Here are some great spring perfect pastels and neons!