Tuesday, February 17, 2015

50 shades of blue.

blouse: Target (similar, love this one) // jeans: Forever 21 // ballet flats: Banana Republic (identical wallet friendly version)
necklace: J. Crew (love this one) // watch: Michael Kors

Winter seems to be a thing of the past here in the Bay Area (those couple of weeks were nice while they lasted). In turn, my spring wardrobe is making an appearance much earlier than expected. I know everyone is loving this unseasonably warm weather, but I'm praying for some winter rain! Send some of that cold weather over this way East Coast!
Hope everyone had a great long weekend and a lovely Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 13, 2015

red + leather.

dress: Prabal Gurung for Target (similar, budget friendly) // jacket: thrifted (identical, budget friendly) // tights: Target
heels: Joan + David (budget friendly) // necklace: H+M (similar, budget friendly)

Happy Friday!

Today I'm bringing you a Valentine's inspired outfit featuring one of my favorite dresses. This little red number was part of the Prabal Gurung collection from Target (a few seasons back) and I love it! I've been able to wear this to a few different events, and today I wanted to dress it down a bit. I love the look of mixing feminine and masculine pieces, which is what I did here by adding a leather moto jacket. Black opaque tights and a simple silver pendant necklace complete the look, and the end result is perfect for Valentine's Day without being too over the top girly.

Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Favorites

1. heart doormat // 2. heart sunglasses // 3. pink jacquard dress // 4. hello t-shirt // 5. heart print tights // 6. 'smitten' lip stain // 7. heart shaped pizza // 8. valentine donuts // 9. hammered gold x-ring // 10. 5x7" top knot print

Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day and all the pressure it brings to create the perfect date night. I am however a huge fan of pink, red, and all things cute so I thought I'd share some of my current favorites with all of you.

  1. This heart doormat from Target made it's appearance on my doorstep this week, but it'll be sticking around all year!
  2. I'm not ashamed to admit I wear heart shaped sunglasses most of the year, though I reserve this red pair exclusively for the month of February.
  3. I'll be celebrating Galentine's Day with some girlfriends this year, wearing the pretty little pink dress from Chicwish above.
  4. I mentioned this in my graphic tee post, but I am loving this heart tee from Hello Apparel!
  5. I'll be pairing that pink dress with these adorable heart tights, because if I can't cover myself in hearts this week, when can I???
  6. This Revlon Lipstain in "Smitten" is my new everyday lipcolor...it's the perfect shade of berry and it's non-drying!
  7. My bf has been out of the country for work all month, so my date for Valentine's Day this year will be an evening of Netflix and a heart shaped pizza. #dontjudgeme
  8. If I decide to get really crazy I'll finish the night with a couple of pink sprinkled donuts because we all know that #caloriesdontcountonvalentinesday
  9. X-rings (is that even what they're called?) have been everywhere lately and I'd been looking for a delicate gold version for awhile now and I found the perfect one on Etsy!
  10. I absolutely love the top knot series by Elizabeth Mayville, and I ordered this red striped version for my bookshelf! Remind you of anyone? ;)

My pizza and I wish you all a very lovely Valentine's/Galentine's Day!


P.S. If you're looking for an easy Valentine's Day project to make, check out my DIY heart elbow sweater tutorial (one of my first posts ever)!

Monday, February 9, 2015

pattern mixing: polka dots + stripes

shirt: Old Navy // skirt: eBay (identical) // necklace: Urban Peach Boutique (identical)
tights: Target // flats: Payless Shoe Source // watch: Michael Kors

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I've been on such a black and white kick lately, adding pops of color here and there...but most sticking to a simple black and white palette. Today was no different! I paired this bold b+w striped skirt with a more subdued polka dot blouse, which is why I think this pattern mixing works. The striped skirt is the main focus and not competing with the polka dot pattern in the shirt, though they share the same palette.

How do you mix patterns? Any tip and tricks?


Thursday, February 5, 2015

best of: graphic tees

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine // ten // eleven // twelve

One of my favorite things to wear on the weekends is a fun graphic tee. Whether it's layered under a hoodie for brunch or a blazer for dinner and drinks, they make the perfect weekend staple!

Today I've gathered some of my current faves...I want them all, but how cute is #5 for Valentine's Day next week!?! Pair it with a red lip and your favorite heart sunnies and you have the perfect casual Valentine's outfit...love it!

What are some of your favorite graphic tees?