Simple & Classic + #ootd

#ootd:

Steve Madden loafers, Banana Republic denim leggings, A New Day crossbody bag, Lush top, J.Crew Factory necklace

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top | leggings (newest version) | loafers | necklace (old – JCF) similar, similar | bag

 

Simple & Classic:

One of my favorite ways to feel put together is with a simple button down with rolled up sleeves.  I love the fun pink color in this shirt, but blue is a classic go-to also! I paired the shirt with a pair of fun tassel earrings and espadrilles, but you could easily switch out the sandals for slip on sneakers and simple stud earrings to tone everything down.

Articles of Society Carly Crop Denim, Old Navy Striped Button Down, Sugarfix earrings, Steve Madden sandals, Sole Society bag

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striped top | denim | earrings | sandals | bag (old – Sole Society) option, option

 

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Boucle Skirt + #ootd

#ootd:

Steve Madden greece sandals, Express denim, Merona clutch, LOFT linen chambray ruffle top

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denim | sandals | top (old – LOFT) – option, option, option

bracelet | clutch (old – Merona) – option, option | earrings

 

Boucle skirt:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this boucle skirt, but knew it would fit a hole in my work closet. Fringe is always popular year round and I loved this skirt fits a little shorter than traditional pencil skirts which is easier to wear down her in the summer months. It’s a littler dressier than business casual, so pairs nicely with a sweater (like shown here), but easily dressed down a with a graphic tee.

Banana Republic boucle skirt, Ann Taylor short sleeve sweater, Sole Society clutch, Sole Society pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace

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skirt | sweater (old – Ann Taylor) option, option, option

clutch (old – Sole Society) – option, option

pumps (old – Sole Society) option | necklace (old – JCF)option, option 

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All The Colors + #ootd

#ootd:

Banana Republic Floral V-Neck Blouse, LOFT Girlfriend Chinos, Tory Burch minnie flats

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floral blouse | chinos | necklace (old – Baublebar) – option | flats (old – Tory Burch) – option, option

All The Colors

Ya’ll know I’m a huge fan of color – and will work as many colors, prints, and textures into one outfit as I can! This clutch made my job easy as it goes with literally everything – it has every color of the rainbow! But in a really fun, beachy, summer kind of way. It comes with a chain shoulder strap also. The same clutch comes in multiple color options which are linked below. Happy Monday!

J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, Steve Madden clutch, Halogen ruffle top, Baublebar earrings, Steve Madden sandals

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clutch (option, option, option) | shorts (option)

 earrings | sandals | top (old – Halogen) option

 

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Weekend to Office Style + #ootd

#ootd:

Old Navy tie sleeve top, Old Navy chinos, Kate Spade bag, Old Navy pumps, Baublebar earrings

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earrings | striped top | chinos (option) | bag (old – Kate Spade) option

belt (old – Express) option \ pumps

 

Weekend to Office Style

I love tops that are versatile in my closet and can be worn at both work and home. I have plenty of plaid tops in my closet, but none are short sleeve – I thought I’d give this one a shot and it didn’t disappoint!  Tuck into a skirt for work, half tuck with leggings, or untuck with jeans on the weekend. This top also comes in a pretty summer white/navy gingham print, stripes, and plain white.

J.Crew Factory plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory pencil skirt, Merona pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace

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top (stripes, white) | skirt (old – JCF) – option, option

pumps (old – Merona) – option | necklace (old – JCF) – option, option

 

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Weekend #ootd

Just wanted to pop in and share an outfit I wore this weekend!  This cute little striped tee twists into a knot in the back and is perfect with higher waist jeans. The nautical blue pairs perfectly with cognac accessories and I loved it with these yellow earrings! Hope you all are having a great weekend. 🙂

J.Crew striped tee, Express jeans, Sole Society bag, Steve Madden espadrilles, Sugarfix earrings

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twist-knot tee | white denim | earrings | sandals | tote (old – Sole Society) – love this, this

 

Floral Scarf & Ruffle Skirt

Hi friends, I hope you all are having a good week! It’s been a busy work week and fighting off the beginning of what feels like anothecold. Argggh. This was about the only cute picture-worthy outfit I’ve worn this week, will hopefully have a few more coming up soon! Happy *almost* the weekend! 🙂

Old Navy scarf, Old Navy fitted tank, J.Crew Factory ruffle pencil skirt, Old Navy pumps, Kate Spade bag

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scarf | top | skirt | pumps | bag (old – Kate Spade) – similar, similar, similar

 

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Utility & Spots

#ootd:

J.Crew Factory collector tee, Old Navy boyfriend denim shorts

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watermelon tee ($13!) | denim shorts

Utility & Spots:

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! My husband and I joined our parents for dinner at Cheesecake Factory and although I’m not a Cheesecake fan per say, I can definitely enjoy some chocolate, peanut butter, and whatever other concoction they make! They also have really good entrees and are vegetarian friendly which is a huge plus for me. Did I mention the cheesecake? 😂

I took this outfit photo awhile back and I was hesitant to share because of the lighting issue I’m having in our new house with my camera, but still really like the outfit so I decided I’d post anyway.  These $25 spotted espadrilles are still one of my favorite spring/summer finds – as well as this $25 bag – both from Target!  My jeans are on super sale also – extra 50% off – making them only $27!

Merona vest, A New Day bag, DV Espadrilles, A New Day striped top, LOFT step hem skinny jeans

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spotted espadrilles | denim | striped top | bag | vest (old – Merona) – similar

 

Deal of the Day:

This cute necklace is perfect for summer, comes in 2 colors (pink & white), and is on sale for $22!

Old Navy striped tunic shirt, Old Navy denim, Vince Camuto booties, Baublebar necklace

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necklace ($22) | booties (similar, similar) | denim | shirt (old – Old Navy) – great spring options here & here

 

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Deal of the Day + #ootd

#ootd:

J.Crew Factory peplum gingham top, Old Navy denim, Steve Madden sandals, Sole Society bag, Sugarfix earrings, Express white denim

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bow peplum top | denim | jacket | bag | sandals | earrings (old – Sugarfix) – option, option

 

Happy Easter friends!  I thought today would be a good day to kick off a new section of my blog I’ll call “deal of the day”. I constantly scour the sales online and thought it would be fun to show you items I’ve purchased before they hit the blog — always on sale of course! There are a lot of great Easter sales today, but one that caught my eye and made me hit the “purchase” button was at Macy’s! Right now you can use code “GREAT” and save 40% off 2 or more pairs of shoes! Also, they have a “lowest prices of the season” sale on numerous handbags. The 5 items below were on my wish list and today I picked up the white sandals for summer and pointy-toed flats for work – a great deal!  I passed on the leopard flats and tote since I already have similar in my closet, but jumped on the clutch (also comes in black) – priced at more than 50% off! Such a fun find and love all the fun colors!

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sandals (4 colors) | pointy toe flats (2 colors) | leopard flats | tote (3 colors) | clutch (2 colors)

 
Also, if you’ve been looking for a cute summer tote to take to the lake or beach – or just use as a carry all for work – check these out! They are only $20 and the cutest!
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All The Ruffles

This pencil skirt has the cutest ruffle detail. Pastels in spring are always a hot color trend, and pairing a light/sky blue color with any light colored pastel top  like pink, yellow, or lavender makes getting dressed easy this time of year!  The only change here is I wish I had white pumps (on my wish list!).

J.Crew Factory ruffle pencil skirt, LOFT ruffle blouse, J.Crew Factory bracelet, Sole Society pumps, BP earrings

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ruffle skirt | ruffle top | bracelet | pumps (old – Sole Societylove these, white option

earrings (old – BP) similar

 

March Fabletics & Fitness Goals

My Fabletics membership is still going strong and so is my love for this company!  I pretty much buy all of my workout gear exclusively through them except for summer running gear. Fabletics does release a handful of shorts throughout the year (like the ones below) and I’ll scoop them up for running, but otherwise will run in Nike or Old Navy running shorts (my favorites here and here). I’ve recently started to try and gear up for a dieting/fitness plan. I re-downloaded the MyFitnessPal app on my phone which really helps me put my diet in perspective. Since I’m a vegetarian and also a picky eater in general, dieting for me is tough. I mainly pick a calorie count per day (my current goal is 1,500) and try to eat as many whole foods as possible (more fruits and veggies, less out of a box). Aside from the Florida summer months (where you virtually sweat just sitting lol), I also try to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water; i.e 64 ounces/day for this girl.

Re-downloading the MyFitnessPal app was a little depressing.. and motivating also! I’ve gained 15 pounds (ugh) the last 5-6 years. I’m always in the best shape when I’m both running and lifting weights – it’s just what works for me – and since the last year of pharmacy school in 2014 I had to cut one out due to time restraints. Upon moving south, I quit running during the summer in Florida because of the heat and I get bored with weight lifting in the summer, so it’s been a never ending battle. And then winter months are hard with all the food and long work days – however, no excuses! I’ve decided to really try and push forward while the mornings are still cool down here and tackle running before it gets too hot (hoping my body will adjust to the hight dew points/humidity slowly) and enable me to keep going in the summer.

I’ve always been a huge fan of BeachBody programs (think P90x with Tony Horton and Insanity with Shaun T), and technically still a BeachBody coach even though I’m not active. This is where I really love Fabletics. They make a variety of leggings, capris, and cropped pants and I can lift weights in pretty much all of them! They make a “Powerlite” material which is perfect for summer months and really lightweight and moisture-wicking. I’m in my 4th week of P90x 3 (12 week program) and so far so good! Excited to now add running onto my morning workout routine 3-4 days per week.

The outfit below was my March Fabletics pick. The leggings, medium-support bra, tank top, and shoes are perfect for lifting! The shorts are great for running as they have a built in compression liner that helps reduce chafing. Fabletics makes a wide variety of high supports bras also which are more suitable if you are a C or D cup (for high intensity training or running). I require a support shoe for running and choose Brooks Adrenaline or Asics Kayano. It really pays to get your feet examined by a professional to prevent injury and make sure you are running in a shoe appropriate for your foot type.

As always, if you are interested in signing up for Fabletics, you can follow my personal link below – I’ll get a store credit and you’ll get 2 leggings for $24! You can cancel at anytime without any obligation. It costs $50/month and you can skip any month also and pay nothing. They have tons of outfits for $50 each month which include either a top and bottom, or bra and bottom – and specials/sales all the time also. You get points for purchases & leaving reviews — which add up to more free items! And if you’ve started your own personal fitness and weight loss journey – please share! Motivation and support is always key! 🙂

2 for $24 leggings

 Fabletics

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