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When in doubt.. Go Monochromatic

Bodysuit | Denim | Bag: Goyard| Sunnies | Shoes | Earrings

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a great week! When chasing around a toddler, or preparing for a busy day, a foolproof way of getting ready in a hurry, for me, is choosing a monochromatic look. There’s something so sleek about an all black ensemble!

For Spring and Summer, I love a crisp all white look! I am always stocking up on basic tees and tanks, and neutral shades of denim, because it really extends your wardrobe and mixes and matches so well!

These are some of my favorite tees, tie front tees, tanks, and bodysuits. When I find a style and fit that’s right for me, I invest in multiple colors.

I’d love to here your favorite go-to basics!

A New Routine


This week, I was given the green light to resume workouts, and I could not be more ecstatic. I just feel better when I’m  working out daily, and I have never been more motivated to get back in shape. 

When I’m working out daily, I tend to stick to all other routines more consistently, like my weekly beauty mask. Since I’m feeling like a new person this week, I decided to switch up my usual mask routine with something new

 Lately, I don’t attempt anything without multitasking, as I applied a layer and went on to wash bottles and load up the sertilizer. By the time I was finished, the mask had already dried and was ready to rinse off. The fact that it is quick-drying, makes it so much more seseptable for me to use. 

Curious to see how well it “pulled the gunk out of my pores” since it isn’t a peel off mask, I rinsed my face with warm water and was left completely amazed. It wiped my pores clean. I was so impressed with the facial-like results (without the inflammation) that I couldn’t wait to use it again, and feel like my face is clearer than ever. It’s seriously a game changing beauty product. 

Weekend Links

  1. This homemade “chicken” soup is essential this weekend, while I’m feeling under the weather. I switched up this recipe a little by adding gluten free noodles and vegan chicken. It can easily be swamped with  chicken, for a non-vegan version.

2. Get a start on your Holiday shopping, while staying warm and cozy. Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase at Kate Spade and Saks.  Kate Spade code: INDULGE   |  Saks code: THANKYOU

3. Looking for Fall inspo? Check out the tablescapes, decor and recipes that have me inspired.

4. Pregnancy has my skin totally out of whack. This mask is one of my go-to’s and so is the cleansing sponge. Definitely trying out this detoxifying cleanser, in this perfectly poreless trio, this weekend.

5. I’m all about cozy cardigans and ponchos right now. All full price apparel is 20% off. Code: FALLFUN

This Week… Glitter, Pumpkins & Sweater Weather

This Week... Glitter, Pumpkins & Sweater Weather | Kate Spade New York Glitter Sneakers

I swooped up some fabulous finds at this weekend’s Friends & Family Event at Kate Spade. If there is anything you’ve been eyeing up, now is the time to pounce! I swooned when I spotted this shoes, and have been sporting them since.

Another great Kate Spade score, and my go-to accessory, to bring along on my New York trip next week.

Visiting fun Fall festivals, pumpkin patches and markets with my bestie has become a weekend fixture.

The perfect sweater.

Camo has become my fave “neutral print,” as of late. A piece in the print lets me go totally girlie on the rest of my ensemble or accessories.

Friday Finds

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect black leather jacket for ages. I scooped up a Michael Kors version while in LA.

I’m in love with the color palette of this photo. It was a perfect day for an outdoor brunch.

As you may know, I have to stop by Drybar whenever I’m visiting a lucky city that has a location. Getting a Drybar blowout at home? Yes, please! I’m really impressed with these fab products. [1|2|3]

It was such a delight coming home to warm weather and sunshine. I couldn’t wait to throw on my running shoes and go outside.

I just purchased a juicer, and I’m borderline obsessed. Spinach, cucumber, celery, apple & lemon is my current favorite combo. I’d love to hear your favorite juice recipes!

Plaid Scarf & Wedge Sneakers

Plaid Scarf Top: Cache  /  Denim: J Brand  /  Shoes: Ash  /  Scarf: Gap (similar & similar)  /  Bag: Prada  /  Bracelet & Ring: David Yurman  /  Nails: CND Shellac Silver Chrome
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Plaid & Polkadots


Plaid & Polkadots

It may not feel like the Holiday season just yet (today it was almost 70 degrees!) But lately, I’ve found myself leaning towards cozy plaids, and statement metallics. (oh and a festive red lip!.. love Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous in Inimitable)

Plaid & Polkadots

Top: J.Crew (similar)  /  Scarf: Cejon via TJ Maxx  /  Denim: J Brand  /  Shoes: ShoeMint  /  Bag: Prada  / Lips: Chanel Inimitable /  Nails: Julep Julie

Plaid & Polkadots

Plaid & Polkadots

 

Plaid & Polkadots

Plaid & Polkadots

Leopard Booties

Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Jeggings: J.Crew (similar) / Booties: Nine West (similar)  / Gloves: Ralph Lauren (similar)  /  Bracelet: Forever 21

A delayed flight, left a little room for airport perusing. I snagged these leopard printed statement booties from Nine West before my trip to NY. They were a comfortable, yet chic find for strolling around the city.

Polka Dots & Mint

The polka dot find from the J.Crew event I hosted has become a serious asset to my wardrobe. From a chilly night in Pennsylvania last week, to a sunny day in Florida this week (yes, you CAN wear white denim/dresses/etc. year round!), this printed top screams multifunction. Eager to share with you, I searched the dotted popover but found that it had been sold out online. Luckily, I found similar finds that are seasonless must-haves, too!

**Update, the J.Crew Polka Dot Peplum is back in stock! Swoop it up while you can.

Top: J.Crew (similar & similar) / Shorts: Paige Denim (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell (similar) / Rings: David Yurman & JewelMint / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

Shimmer & Spice

Blazer: Wilfred | Aritzia (similar & similar)

Tank: Forever 21 (similar)

Denim: Mossimo Supply Co. Skinny Denim

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Handbag: J.Crew

Earrings: Tiffany & Co.

Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar) & JewelMint

Ring: Vintage

Nails: Essie Penny Talk

Last week, I Instagramed my budget buys of metallic denim, each under $27. I’ve been on the lookout for a great pair of metallic denim this season. I happened to be in Target the other day, and spotted these fabulous shimmery black skinnies. The sparkling sheen gives off a coated denim look. These skinny jeans are so comfortable, I could sleep in them. Did I mention they’re under $23? Major fab find.