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Coral & Mint

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Top: American Eagle | Denim: J Brand | Shoes: Nine West | Clutch: Saint Laurent | Necklace: TJ Maxx | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Jami c/o | Ring: David Yurman | Nails: Zoya “FitFabFun” | Lips: Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy 9: Cool Guava

Make a Statement

Statement Necklaces

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As you probably know, I have a weakness for a good statement necklace. I’ve been sporting a now sold out Anthropologie piece with practically everything this season. When it comes to chic jewelry, J.Crew always delivers, so naturally the latest statement necklace selection to hit their Factory store sale made me more than a little giddy. These fab finds are a major steal and a great foundation to any summer wardrobe–with an additional 30% off they’re hard to resist! [Use code: SALE30]

Friday Finds

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Having a major mint moment.

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Weekend mornings.

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Notes of optimism.
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A contemporary vase, and some ribbon is only needed to make grocery store flowers look chic.
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It may feel like Fall in Western Pennsylvania, but fresh cherries mean Summer isn’t far away.

Season Staples

Season Staples from J.Crew

Top | Clutch | Necklace | Hat | Sandals | Belt | Tote | Skirt | Shorts | Popover | Sunnies

 J.Crew is the one store where I highly anticipate diving into their style guide each month. The mix of classic essentials and bright punchy hues leaves me with an ongoing mental wish list. The brand portrays classic basics with a trendy infusion (usually through accessories) perfectly, and it fits my style dead on. I mean have you seen that statement necklace? Talk about a gasp-worthy statement piece! They never fail to impress, which these favorite pieces make fab staples to get you through the entire SS seasons.

Beach Days Ahead

Met Me at the Beach

Hat | Bandeau Top | Bottoms |  Sandals | Balm | Sunnies | Tote

Sun, sand and beachy waves are all in store, this weekend I’m heading to the Caribbean. These fun finds are all essentials. What are you bringing to the beach?

Happy Halloween {DIYs}

Happy Halloween! Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp Fall weather, cozy knits, and pretty hues. I got creative today with some festive DIYs. With inspiration from my favorite color combo, I decorated a pumpkin, by painting it mint and sprinkling Martha Stewart gold glitter.

When I spotted the recipe for these No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Cookie Balls on the Free People blog, I couldn’t wait to get home to make them! I’m so glad I did, because they are delicious! If you love anything pumpkin, you have to try this vegan and gluten-free recipe.

By now, you’re probably fully aware of my obsession with nail polish. I created a fun Candy Corn inspired design for the Holiday.

  1. Start by painting your nails solid orange. Let dry completely.
  2. Cut thin strips of tape and place one in the middle of each finger nail.
  3. Paint the tip of nail yellow & the bottom of the nail white. Let dry completely.
  4. Pull off tape & apply a quick drying top coat. (I like Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.)

[OPI Alpine Snow, Zoya Pippa & Essie Tart Deco]

Have a great & safe holiday! xo

Ocean Blues

Thinking of everyone in the NYC area that’s been affected by this horrible storm! Thankful for the amazing people who helped. Hope that everyone is safe! xo

 [Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief]

I flew back to Pittsburgh last night, but today’s post is yesterday’s outfit in the Florida sun. My attempt at packing light worked well aside from the fact that I somehow snuck 9 pairs of shoes in my suitcase. (Maybe next time?) I packed one statement necklace that’ s versatility spanned from yesterday’s black & white polka dot popover shirt to dinner with this Vince LBD and nude pumps.

Top: Kensie / Denim: Hudson / Shoes: Zara / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell / Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: JewelMint / Sunglasses: Tory Burch via TJ Maxx / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

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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