work post: orange pencil skirt & chambray top

This skirt makes me feel a little Haloweeny, but you know I’m a sucker for bright and fun colors. 🙂 I really had no idea what to pair it with, so I started with the oh-so-neutral chambray top.  Instyle Magazine says this color of orange pairs well with olive, cornflower (think light blue), and a light pink.  I’m not entirely convinced, but you might see me try a little olive matching in the future.  Think outside the box, right?


Skirt:  J. Crew Factory – same // Top:  LOFT (old) – try thistry thistry this
Flats:  Banana Republic – same // Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same
Watch:  Michael Kors – same // Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory – same


sunday deals & steals

J. Crew Factory

The new fall arrivals from the Factory store are in!  And of course I’m drooling over all of it. 🙂 Right now all new arrivals are 30% off and older items are marked down ever more!  And if you haven’t checked out Gilt, you really need to!  They have both a phone app and website (here) and if you sign up (it’s totally free, I used Facebook), there is a promo code for an extra 30% off the Factory store on top of already reduced prices!!  I actually signed up twice via different e-mails and received two promo codes (shh!).  The coupon expires tonight, so hurry!  I haven’t placed my second order yet, but I think the blouse and floral skirt below are going to make their way to me soon. 🙂

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Right now LOFT is having their Friends & Family event — the whole store is 40% off!  I’ve had several items in my shopping cart in what seems like eons, and finally I felt like I was getting a good deal.

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Banana Republic, GAP, & Old Navy

40% off your entire purchase with promo code ‘TREAT’

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saturday insta update

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!  I think every time I have a major “life event” whether moving, new house, new job, etc. (which has happened more times than necessary in the last 6 years), I struggle to adjust and keep up with things.  My perfect day would be able to walk/jog in the morning, work out, go to work, and relax in the evenings (oh and not to mention wake up naturally and without an alarm!).  Of course it never works out so perfectly, so if my sleep or workout schedule gets adjusted even by 20 minutes, it throws my entire day off. Needless to say I’ve been taking my fair share of naps in the evenings to play catch up. 🙂  

But, with all things – you adjust and life goes on!  So, this week I plan on playing major blog catch up!  Posted below are my insta photos for the week:

I love these t-shirts!  I purchased 3 of them when they were on sale, but love them so much I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them even at full price. They wash well, fit perfectly, and I love the “U-line” shape of the neck.  
Tee:  Nordstrom – same // Shorts:  J. Crew Factory (old) – same shorts, different prints 

Skirt:  J. Crew Factory (old) – very similar $$$perfect for fall 
Tank:  Nordstrom (old) – same, but mostly sold outvery similar
Cardigan:  J. Crew Factory – same // Shoes:  Lucky Brand – same
Necklace:  Express – same 

Tee:  LOFT (old) – very similar // Skirt:  The Limited (old) – similar 
Flats:  Banana Republic – same // Watch:  Michael Kors – same // Necklace:  Express – see above

Top:  LOFT – same // Pants:  GAP – same // Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same // Flats:  see above

Top:  LOFT (old) – similar color // Shorts:  Nordstrom – same
Sandals:  Tory Burch – same // Handbag:  Olivia & Joy – same 
Watch:  Michael Kors – same // Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory – same

weekend insta update

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend friends!  Mine was spent watching the movie ‘The Gift’ (somewhat disturbing/interesting/weird/good) and lots of window shopping at our big mall in Sarasota. I have lots on my wish list for fall items at my favorite stores, but lately there just haven’t been any great deals.  Hopefully that changes soon, because my list keeps growing!

Top:  GAP – same // Shorts:  J. Crew Factory – same

Top:  Old Navy – same // Shorts:  Old Navy – same // Sandals:  GAP (old) – try these
Handbag:  Olivia & Joy – same // Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same 
Watch:  Michael Kors – same

Shorts:  J. Crew (old) – similar // Tank:  Old Navy – same // Sandals:  Jack Rogers – same 

work post: gray pencil skirt & burgundy top

Whew – what a busy week so far!  Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days!  The in-laws were in town since last weekend house hunting combined with a day long training event yesterday and today I started my new big-girl job as a pharmacist!  It was slightly terrifying, but I think after a couple of days I will feel more confident I’m not going to kill anyone. 🙂 #NotOnLiveTelevision

Today’s outfit was a little more simple, but I was excited to finally get a chance to wear one of the new tops I picked up at Nordstrom during their Anniversary Sale a couple of weeks ago. I’ve come to really like the Pleione brand, especially since the few tops I’ve picked up are nice enough to wear to work, but a material I can certainly wear with jeans and dress down. And, if you are patient, they always go on sale. 🙂


Top:  Nordstrom – same (tons of colors!) // Skirt:  The Limited – same
Necklace:  Mindy Mae’s Market – same // Shoes:  Nordstrom – same
Bracelet:  Kate Spade – same


casual post: printed shorts & olive tee

Feeling a little fall like today with these darker hues and olive tones. It’s been pouring and pouring and pouring here in Florida, so the darker colors felt appropriate I suppose.  Tomorrow I’ll be back to the pinks and turquoise blues and such I’m sure. 🙂

Tee:  Old Navy – same // Shorts:  Old Navy – same 
Handbag:  Olivia & Joy – same 
Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same // Watch:  Michael Kors – same  
Sandals:  GAP – same

saturday insta update

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  Here is my Saturday roundup of my daily outfits posted to Instagram:

Top:  Halogen – same // Jeans:  Vigoss – same // Necklace – Kendra scott – same

Cardigan:  Lou & Grey (old) – Lou & Grey similar
Top:  Frenchi (old) – Ann Taylor (similar) – LOVE  
Jeans:  GAP – same (clearance!!)fall favorite // Necklace:  Express – same

Tank:  J. Crew Factory – same // Shorts:  The Limited – same
Bracelet:  Nordstrom – same // Necklace:  see above //
Phone case:  Kate Spade (old) – try this

Tank:  Old Navy (old) – same style // Shorts:  J. Crew Factory – same 
Shorts:  Old Navy – same // Tee:  Halogen – same

Tank:  Halogen – same // Shorts:  Old Navy – same // Necklace:  House of Harlow – same

casual outfit: dressy floral shorts & tank top

Old Navy floral shorts

Sorry for all of the casual posts lately guys!  I’m transitioning into a new position at my job and have been off work for a few days.  Frankly I’ve spent more time in comfy clothes than real clothes, but shh don’t tell. 🙂

These shorts are a very similar style to yesterday’s belted skirt, but the material is slightly different.  The skirt is a polyester blend while the shorts are 100% rayon allowing for a silkier and flowy feel.  I guess I’d rather the skirt have more structure so it there isn’t as much “flow” in the wind lol!
Shorts:  Old Navy – same // Tank:  Old Navy – same //

Pendant necklace:  Old Navy (old) – tassel necklace – super cute! //
‘Love’ necklace: LOFT (old) – similar
Sandals:  Jack Rogers – same // Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory – same

The look I was attempting to achieve with the small ‘love’ necklace was with a bar pendant necklace – on my wish list 🙂   option #1option #2


casual post: tie belt skirt & tank top

This cute little skirt comes in 4 different colors and is really soft!  Initially I ordered the olive color but wasn’t excited about the color against my skin tone. I exchanged it for the navy and liked it a lot better.  The skirt is definitely shorter than I’m used to – it’s meant for hot days and not for work lol!

Skirt:  Old Navy – same // Top:  LOFT – same //
Necklace:  Old Navy (old) – Kendra Scottsimilar // Sandals:  Tory Burch – same //
Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory – same

casual outfit: sleeveless blouse & distressed denim

I love the style of tunic blouses.  The top I’m currently wearing doesn’t come down as low in the back as some other styles, which makes it perfect for jeans or a longer inseam pair of shorts.  It also comes in a variety of colors – many which are currently 40% off!


Top:  Nordstrom – samesolid color // Denim: Nordstrom (sold out) – similarsimilar // Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same // Sandals:  GAP – same // Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory – same