For my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! I hope your day is filled with great food, friends, family, and fireworks! To celebrate, I thought I’d share my favorite patriotic picks from Nordstrom:
Spring and summer are seasons filled with fun fashion trends. One that I’m really loving right now is the Off-the-Shoulder look (and the hybrid cold-shoulder tops). Here are my favorite picks from New York & Company:
First up, we have the Floral Ruffled Cold-Shoulder Top, which retails for $44.95 (but is currently on sale for $24.99). I love the color of this one, plus the pop of color from the floral design is really cute. Best of all, I love the ruffles, which are a fun twist on this trend.
Next up, we have the Black Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Top, which retails for $42.95. I love the bohemian vibe from this top and the whimsical fringe detailing. Plus, the stripes look super slimming!
Here we have the Flounced Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale right now for $26.97). I love the sweeping romantic feel of this top. Also, the white is perfect and can be paired with any fun patterned skirt or pants.
Next, we have this bold Cold-Shoulder Halter Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale for $26.97). Not only is the color amazing, but the cut of the neckline is fantastic. I love the combination of the halter and off-shoulder trends here.
Finally, we have my very favorite pick of the bunch: the Floral & Stripe Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $49.95 (but is on sale for $29.97). This pattern is just adorable, and the structure of the top looks forgiving for curvy gals like me.
How do you feel about this trend? It something you’d want to rock? Feel free to let me know in the comment section!
Gingham isn’t just for picnic tablecloths anymore. It’s a major trending pattern for Spring 2018! So many brands and stores are promoting this fun print right now, so I wanted to share my favorite picks if you want to give this one a try.
First, we have the Gingham Bi-Stretch Racer-Neck Sheath Dress from Banana Republic. It retails for $128 but is currently on sale for $90! I am in love with the structure of this dress, especially the cut of the neck-line and the change in pattern around the waist. This looks so slimming and would be perfect for the office.
For a subtler bit of gingham, you could try the Gingham Knotted Crossover Slide which retails for $98 from Banana Republic. This is such a cute sandal, and I love that they’re backless, have a teeny boost of a heel, and have that interesting knot by the open toe.
If you’re feeling bold, there’s always the Gingham Vented Tie-Cuff Top from Banana Republic. It’s usually $88, but it’s now on sale for $33.99. The tie embellishments on the cuffs of the sleeves are fun and daring, and the larger print is also sure to stand out.
Lastly, we have a fun pink option: the Gingham Medium Envelope Pouch from Banana Republic. This was originally $58 but has been marked down to $23.99. Of course, I love the color, but it’s also such a nice sized clutch.
Are you loving the gingham trend? Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comment section!
Jumpsuits are so in right now! I really wish I could pull them off, but I’ll never be able to (since I’m curvy and 5’2″). Still, that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream. Here are some of the jumpsuits I would definitely rock if I was tall and willowy:
All of these are available for purchase from New York & Company. A lot of them are on sale for about $30, and none of them are over $80.
Do you rock a jumpsuit? How do you feel about this trend? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
I used to wear a lot of jewelry, but I just haven’t as much lately. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect I’m getting lazier or I just lost interest when I stopped wearing my engagement ring. So, recently, I was browsing Nordstrom‘s website for inspiration, and I found a major trend in jewelry: the color blue! Now, I’m not really into the color blue (I think because my eyes are green, I just gravitate towards greens and purples instead), but I wanted to share some of my favorite picks:
Would you wear this trend or do you prefer different types of jewelry? Do you tend to wear the same jewelry or do you like to change it up? Be sure to let me know in the comments section! As for me, I’m going to try to wear at least one piece of jewelry daily and see if I can get back into it again.
I feel like every season I end up buying a new purse. I haven’t done so yet for Spring 2018, but I have been looking for what I might want. I was browsing Nordstrom, and I found this beauty: the Rebecca Minkoff Large Bree Leather Satchel. It’s definitely at the top of my Spring wishlist now!
This bag retails for $345, so I’m thinking it will have to remain on the wishlist and not become a part of my reality anytime soon. I have already splurged a lot for graduation, and I just can’t justify any more! Still, I wanted to share this item because it signifies a trend in purses that I’ve seen a lot of this season: strict structure.
A lot of bags right now are very square or rectangular like this one. The structure is pretty classic. And a lot of these bags are oversized too (but remember – the bigger the bag is, the smaller your hips look!)
Another trend for Spring is solid colors. A lot of accessories have been solid this year instead of patterned. Sure, we’ve seen lots of fun patterned dresses, but largely the accessories have remained more neutral and chic.
I guess I’ll have to see if I can find a cheaper dupe for this at TJ Maxx or Gabes!
Have you purchased a new bag for Spring? Be sure to give me all the details in the comment section!
Of course I woke up early today to experience the royal wedding! Honestly, I was surprised at how emotional I got while watching the ceremony proceeding. It was beautiful, elegant, and everything I wanted to see. I love how the royal family has embraced Meghan. You could tell that she and Harry have such genuine love, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.
They are just such a beautiful couple. Look at the love that it flowing between them in this first picture. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for them: I’m sure there will be lots of love, laughter, and
Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle is so sweet. Apparently, she even asked him herself and there was no hesitation at all. She’s been fully embraced as a member of the family, and I love it so much!
Also, Meghan’s train goes on for days. It’s so epic – major wedding goals right there.
Of course the Queen looked fabulous in lime and purple!
And Kate and Camilla win for best hats!
The brothers look so dapper. Diana would be so proud of the lovely men they’ve become!
Meghan’s mom is beautiful too and she was just beaming with pride at her daughter!
Also, I can’t end this blog without acknowledging the fantastic Bishop Curry! He delivered a legitimate sermon filled with so much passion. His words were powerful, but I also loved the expressions on the stoic British people who clearly have never experienced a gospel preacher with so much fire!
Since this is a fashion blog, I should probably also mention that this lovely wedding dress is Givenchy! It’s so elegant and timeless. I was expecting something more modern, but this was absolutely gorgeous.
This was a wedding to remember. It was absolutely amazing. Congrats Harry and Meghan!
I am so excited for the royal wedding this Saturday! My invitation did get lost in the mail, but I still plan on celebrating in style. I browsed Nordstrom‘s website for inspiration on what I might have worn had I actually been invited. I’m not 100% certain on royal wedding protocol, but I think these are pretty safe choices for most spring afternoon weddings!
Would you pick any of these for a royal wedding guest outfit? Are you excited for the wedding this Saturday? Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comment section!
I love dresses for spring, especially if they’re colorful or floral. I’ve seen so many great dresses for this spring season, and I’m loving the color and pattern trends. Here are my top picks for dresses you can wear to garden parties or other fun outdoor events:
I love this first dress because of the ruffles. They’re such a fun, feminine detail that really stands out here.
Color blocking is also a great trend for spring. It’s a nice twist on traditional stripes, and I love the lavender shade of this particular dress too.
A fitted a-line frock is also very flattering for curvy forms, and I love the pop of pink color that this one provides. It’s perfect for spring!
Florals are trendy every spring, but I love this jungle-inspired take on the trend. It’s really fun and exotic.
This last dress is a more traditional floral pattern, but I love how bold and oversized the blooms are here. It’s a really eye-catching print.
All of these dresses can be purchased from New York & Company‘s website if you’re interested. They always have a great collection of trendy dresses for budget-friendly prices!
What dress trends are looking forward to this spring? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
Last night was the legendary Met Gala! This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. As expected, there was lots of glitz, glam, and religious paraphernalia. Here are my picks for best and worst dressed this year!
1 – Hands down, the winner for Best Dressed is Blake Lively! She dressed like a queen in Versace, and it was FLAWLESS! Here she is waving to her royal subjects…
Honorable Mentions for Best Dressed:
2 – Nicki Minaj’s flowing red extravaganza was a delight! I loved the ombre red and the detailing in the jewelry.
3 – Of course, Madonna was going to rock this theme. She’s already done so much with religious iconography in her aesthetic, but the crown/mesh really worked for me!
4 – Gigi Hadid is next on our list. This was the best “angel”-inspired piece of the night. Truly stunning!
5. Scarlett Johansson’s look was perfectly ethereal. This is the only dress on the list that I actually covet the chance to wear!
6. Zendaya took this theme very seriously, and I thought her ensemble inspired by Joan of Arc was a brave choice that really paid off!
7 – Last, but certainly not least, we have Chadwick Boseman who truly committed to the theme! Most of the male outfits were pretty bland, but this one was stunning. I love when male celebs aren’t afraid to stand out on red carpets.
1 – My pick for worst dressed is Liza Koshy. This look seems like something that could be found at the junior’s department of any store in the mall, and it just doesn’t work for the Met Gala red carpet.
Honorable Mentions for Worst Dressed:
2 – Next, we have Kendall Jenner who didn’t get the memo of this being a formal affair. This outfit stood out for all the wrong reasons. Way too casual!
3 – Oh, Miley, where did your fire go? This is a super safe pick from someone who used to light up the red carpet with daring choices. Overall, this was just too bland.
4 – Lauren Santo Domingo also gets featured on the worst dressed list for playing it way too safe. This look was just too dull for the Met Gala.
5 – Zoe Kravitz is apparently adorned in YSL, but it seems like she just found a scrap of lace on the floor of the couturier’s boutique and called it a day.
6 – Mindy Kaling makes the list because of a safe and ill-fitting frock choice. Also, even the crown looks like it’s awkwardly the wrong size here.
7 – And lastly, we have Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton. It looks more military-inspired than anything, and it’s just not super flattering.
What a fantastic red carpet! This was another successful Met Gala, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next time. Who knows – maybe next year will be my year to finally score an invite!