Friday, July 31, 2015

Instagram lately [Part one]

Time for an INSTAGRAM roundup! Follow along for more fun!

Also this weekend is your last chance t shop #NSale! See my picks here!













Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Refashioned bridesmaid dress



So now that wedding season is coming to a close, I'm sure you have a bunch of dresses from all of those weddings you were in lying around. You don't want them to go to waste, right??
 Here is a nice way to re-wear that dress for a nice summer day out!

I saw this dress at Weddington Way, and thought the maxi style would be perfect for a refashion! A denim vest adds just enough casualness to this otherwise elegant dress, and the studded sandals add an edge. I had to go with this Chloe bag because its just gorgeous, and this Stella + Dot necklace from their new collection is absolutely stunning! 

Have you ever reworn a bridesmaid dress for something a little more casual??

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Colorless & mini #NSale review









Sweater Tank: TopShop
Skinnies: c/o French Connection
Necklace: BaubaleBar
Booties: American Eagle

I wore two of my #NSale picks this past weekend out to dinner with Boyfriend, so I thought I would give you a little review on these items! Stay tuned for more!

TopShop Sleeveless ribbed Mock-neck Sweater :[wearing size US 0, UK 2] I love the fit of this sweater and I love that the side has slits. Its on the lighter weight side of a sweater, but it's still cool enough to wear in the summer- just not when it's 85+ degrees... I was surprised by the knit when I first got it, I was expecting a softer feel, but it's still absolutely wearable- and machone washable, totally a plus for me! I can definitely see layering the crap out of this sweater when the cool weather gets here!  I also love the knit design (if you're following me on Instagram then you saw a close up already!) All-in-all I would recommend this sweater (big thank you for Christine from Hello Fashion for posting about it, I would've so overlooked it- didn't like the picture online.)

Street Level Vegan Leather Pocket Tote : [Bought in Cognac and black- gave my mom the cognac] There is a reason everyone who has this bag loves it so much- the quality is as good as everyone says it is! It also didn't come out of the plastic smelling like fake leather, which was nice. It came packaged with a cheap dust bag- I wasn't expecting a dust bag at all so this was nice. The vegan leather is floppy and not sturdy, so if your looking for a bag to stand on its own this is not the one for you. I bought this mainly because I wanted something that was stylish that I could just throw my stuff in and head out the door- and this bag is perfect for that! It doesn't have a zip closure, its just a small magnetic one in the middle of the bag, but thats perfectly ok with me. I would absolutely recommend this tote, it holds so much and its stylish at the same time!


Thanks so much for reading!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Best of... Flared denim

It appears flared denim is making a comeback. While I do love the lines of skinny jeans and can never give them up, flared jeans just add a new feel to an outfit. 
Quick story: I wanted "bell bottoms," as I used to call them, in the worst way when I was younger. I'll never forget for Christmas when I was in 4th grade, I opened a box from my aunt and there, staring back at me, were flared leggings. I screamed so loud! Wore those things to DEATH that year. 
I was always too little to fit into jeans, they were either too baggy or too short, and these leggings just fit like a dream! While I still have problems fitting into jeans, especially boyfriend jeans- seriously, I'm still looking for the perfect pair... I have found good fits in American eagle, BlankNYC (dying to try THESE from Blank!), Paige, Rag+Bone (although the latter 2, I try to only buy when deeply discounted) 
Below I have rounded up a few pairs of flares (hey! That rhymes!) DYING for this pair from #NSale... But i've already spent so much 🙈

one | two | three | four | five

Of course you'll need some pointy toe heels or flats to go with these flares!
These are my favorite heels and I just got these in the mail and they're WAY comfier than I was expecting- perfect for these jeans! [Both fit true to size]

Will you be rocking flares this season??

I hope you enjoyed!
Thanks so much for reading!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

relaxed & a rant..

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!
Enter HERE









Button-Up: Loft Similar Here
Denim: STS Blue (*ON SALE)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Watch: Michael Kors

You know what I hate? When you wear something and save it in your outfit archives cause you're not ready to post it yet, then literally, like EVERY other blogger comes out with a very similar version to your outfit... Yeah, that what happened to this outfit. I took these pictures about 2 weeks ago and didn't post them, and that same week I saw so many other bloggers wearing basic white button ups and distressed jeans...

Also, on the same note, apparently I'm in a ranting mood... I hate when things get too popular or way too over done! Like you see the same thing on everyone on the internet. 
Call me a hypocrite (esp. with the herringbone vest- thats an exception people! ;) )  but really! I bought the Zara blanket scarf dupe and immediately regretted it cause I didn't want to become just like everyone else! 

I mean, and I may get crap for saying this, but I feel like websites promote the same stuff! You can scroll thru Pinterest or Instagram and see the exact same "style" on 50 different people. what happened to originality?? I think thats why my style has been in a transition, actually I know thats why my style has been in a transition, because I don't want to be just like everyone else..

Phew feels good to have gotten that off my chest..

If you've made it to the end, YAY! I want to know your thoughts too! I can't be the only one feeing like this!



Monday, July 20, 2015

Giveaway!

Check back HERE for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks! 





HAPPY MONDAY!

SO! As a thank you to all of you who have stuck around when I wasn't blogging much, I have a giveaway!! This awesome BaubleBar necklace (no this is not sponsored, and they have no idea I'm doing this)
I love this necklace so much, I got 2 and am giving one away to one of you! (US only- sorry!) Just enter the rafflecopter below!


Thank you to all of you! 
Good Luck!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Recent Purchases


White V Neck sweater (yes both colors were necessary)
Sweater tank top (I'm sensing a sweater theme here...)
Pointed toe flats (pretty darn comfy for a pointed flat!)

Now that #NSale is in full swing for the rest of you non-cardholders, I thought I would do a little collection of my recent purchases, most of which being from Nordstrom and Banana.

If you've been around recently, you know that I also bought this dress (which im contemplating getting in the striped color), this dress, and this dress from this post (hopefully both dresses come back in stock, so keep checking back- or check your local store!)
I also bought these booties in both colors and forgot to put them in the collage above- oops.

More NSale goodies include this beauty blender set and this RM pouch.
You can see my full lust list here!

Whats your favorite item? 
Did you get anything good, or do you recommend anything?? Leave mea comment :)



ENJOY and Happy shopping! ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

urbanGRID

Check back HERE for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks! 
Sale opens to everyone tomorrow!!









Dress: Abercrombie
Booties: Kelsi Daggar
Hat: Express SimilarSimilar
Ring:  Tiffany Kunz
Bracelets: BaubleBar, Alex+Ani

Does anyone else have a favorite season for Fashion? For me its, hands down, Fall and Winter. I always have way too many cooler weather clothes and not enough warmer weather clothes.
Recently, I've just been on the search for more summer clothes and this dress from Abercrombie caught my eye, then this one from last week, then this one from Monday's post...
Nothing like a mini shopping spree to get into the summer spirit! 
I still can't wait for layers and boots! (Not that I'm pushing for Fall at all, I just like the fashion!) 


ALSO... If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know, but.....

Yup! The infamous J.Crew Herringbone vest is backkk!!!
Get yours before they sell out! 
[ For sizing reference, I have an xxs, and it fits perfect! I'm normally an xxs or an xs ]
I have all of the ways that I styled this beauty on my Instagram, so check it out (and give me a follow while youre there, I'd REALLY appreciate it!!)

Hope you're having an awesome Wednesday.. and remember, Friday is only 2 days away! ;)


Monday, July 13, 2015

TRAPEZE






This is the sad face you make when Boyfriend tells you he's getting eaten alive by mosquitos :( 


Trapeze dress: American Eagle (OBSESSED)
Sandals: American Eagle (old) Similar Here
Bag: Coach
Necklace: Target (super old)
Sunglasses: RayBan

First off, thanks so much to all of you who made suggestions as to how to redo my blog! I'll definitely be looking into everything!

When one gets her first mani/pedi of the season, she must document said mani/pedi with a blog post ;). I know I'm a little late this season, but hey, better late than never, right??

This is actually the first time in a good 6 months or so that I wore my contacts, and I don't know about you other contact/glasses wearers, but every time I wear my contacts after not wearing them for a while, everything feels so big and flat! I think I remember feeling the opposite when I started wearing my glasses, everything was so small, but still... 

Anyways, I hope you had a great weekend!

Thanks so much for reading!

Friday, July 10, 2015

#NSale ... My top picks

So... If you haven't already heard, the oh-so-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening now for cardholders (opens to the public on July 17th- if thats too long a wait, you can sign up here!) 
Whats the big deal, it's just a sale? You ask?? Well, this sale is different because, while everyone else is marking down summer clothes in anticipation of the changing seasons, Nordstrom is marking down their NEW ARRIVALS! So you get the newest Fall fashion at a discounted price! YAY SALES!! See, I told you it was awesome!
So, with that introduction, I scoured the website like 5 times for you today in search of the latest and greatest... I give you... Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale faves :)
[I will be posting new things until the sale is over, so keep checking back to this page to see more new items!]
Enjoy, and you're welcome.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Neutral Overload & Blogging Thoughts...





Cardigan: American Eagle Similar Here & Here
Chambray: LOFT Similar Here
Shorts: American Eagle (on sale!)
Flats: J.Crew Factory Similar Here
Necklace: Gift from Boyfriends Mom :)
Watch: JORD c/o

It's no surprise that I love my neutrals. It's actually one of the reasons that I haven't been blogging lately- too much of the same thing! But I've recently started to feel inspired again, after quite a long shopping hiatus, adding a few new pieces, or rediscovering old pieces have made for sparks of creativity shooting into my brain. 

I've also been thinking that I want to take this little blog of my on a little redesign trip, I kind of feel like this design, or lack thereof, doesn't jive with my style anymore- neither does my blog name... Complete overhaul huh, Liz? 
It's just a bit overwhelming at this point. I don't know much about HTML and switching sites or any of that stuff.. Suggestions or people you may know are welcome :)


PS: Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale starts today! 
Be sure to check back for a post on my favorites!

Thanks so much for reading!