Friday, August 22, 2014

casual friday.

tank top: Forever 21 (old, similar) // shorts: Banana Republic via Crossroads Trading Co (similar, almost identical)
necklace: Guess via Crossroads Trading Co (similar, love this one) // watch: Michael Kors // wedges: Toms via eBay

Working at home on Fridays means that I can wear shorts! I have to enjoy the last few weeks of the summer while I can!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

pink lace & white jeans.

blouse: Forever 21 (old, similar, similar, love this one!) // jeans: Target // earrings: Nordstrom
necklace: H&M (old) // watch: Timex (old, similar) // wedges: J. Crew Factory

The weather has cooled down significantly over the past week, reminding me that fall is on it's way (whether I like it or not!). In turn, I'm trying to get as much use as I can out of my favorite summer pieces, including these white jeans. These are definitely one of my most-worn pieces in the summer months and I'll be bummed to put them away in a few of weeks.

What favorite item(s) will you miss now that fall is on it's way?


Monday, August 18, 2014

a polka dot skirt.

tank top: Forever 21 (similar, similar) // skirt: Crossroads Trading Co (super similar, similar)
necklace: Stella + Dot // shoes: J. Crew Factory // watch: Michael Kors // nails: Sinful Colors, Energetic Red

Happy Monday!

I got this polka dot skirt a couple of weeks back at Crossroads Trading Co. It's a vintage find and didn't contain a label, but luckily it fit me perfectly! This is an outfit I wore over the weekend, though this can easily be transitioned for the office by adding a simple blazer or cardigan!

A few of have asked, and no Crossroads is not sponsoring my posts...I just really love finding great deals and thrifting! :)

Have any of you scored any thrifted and/or consignment pieces lately?


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

turquoise + coral.

dress: J. Crew Factory (fall version, similar) // necklace: Urban Peach Boutique (similar)
heels: Franco Sarto (similar) // watch: Michael Kors

I don't know about you ladies but I'm not ready for summer to end! I check my Bloglovin feed and I see post after post filled with fall wish lists and I can hardly believe that summer is nearly over. Well, technically almost over...though if past seasons have taught me anything it's that it'll still be warm in mid October here in the Bay Area. I'll take it!


Monday, August 11, 2014

beach essentials.

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm lucky enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area so several beaches are less than an hour away from me. I spent a lovely long weekend at home in the Bay, including Friday afternoon enjoying the sunshine in Capitola, just south of Santa Cruz.

We still have a few weekends left in August so I thought I'd share some of my beach essentials with you today...

  • A great-fitting swim suit - I've been loving the retro swimwear available this year. I got this b+w striped one-piece earlier this summer from ModCloth. It's now sold out but similar versions are available here and here!
  • Wide brim straw hat - I got mine at H&M earlier in the summer but this is nearly identical!
  • Healthy snacks - I generally try to stay away from the junk food at the boardwalk so I pack my bag with apples, berries, veggies + hummus, and Kind bars instead!
  • Fun sunglasses - If they're not fun, then seriously...why wear them? My current faves are these heart shaped glasses!
  • A good read - I'm currently reading about Cheryl Strayed's adventures on the PCT...the movie (staring Reese Witherspoon) will be out later this year!
  • Sunblock - I prefer the spray on versions so I can prevent my back from getting burned!
  • Versatile tote bag - I have a couple of these Land's End bags in various sizes and they can be used for so many different things...they're extremely sturdy and last forever! Bonus...they can be monogrammed!
  • Water bottle - Lately I've been using these Lifefactory glass bottles...they're BPA free so you don't have to worry about leaving them out in the sun!
  • Beach towel - My friends over at Sand Cloud gifted me with this comfy has a pillow built in! They're an up-and-coming SoCal company so show them some love!
  • Lipgloss w/ SPF - I love these Neutrogena MoistureShine glosses...SPF 20 and the perfect amount of color!
  • Flip flops - I recently got these t-strap flip flops from Old Navy and they're perfect for the beach or the pool....and you don't have to worry about getting them wet!

What about all of you...what are some of your beach essentials?