Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Whites and a Savvy Style Tip

White and summer go together like Simon & GarfunkelSonny & Cher, and Donny & Marie ~ they blend together in complete harmony.  I'm loving these easy white pieces from Old Navy.  The shorts are a linen-blend, pull-on style with a drawstring waist and are the perfect length ~ not too short, not too long.  I love the oversize, boyfriend style of my button-down.  I have a confession ~ I have worn a button-down just about every day this summer.  They are so easy to wear.  They look good with shorts, leggings (if the shirt is oversize like this one) or jeans.  They also look great tied at the waist with a skirt or over a maxi dress.

Savvy Style Tip: Don't have a button-down in your closet?  Every girl should have a few.  Start with a good white button-down and then as your budget allows add a stripe, print and/or another color or two.  You can wear them year round and they are a classic that will never go out of style.

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Button-Down: Old Navy early summer so it's sold out online.  Here's a classic white poplin button-down that every girl needs in her closet and at $22 you could get it in more than one color.
Drawstring Shorts: Old Navy
Floppy Hat: Similar
Kaia Earrings: Stella & Dot (they can be worn as chandelier's or studs)
Gold Crescent Necklace: Stella & Dot (it can be worn two ways and in several lengths)
Cady Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Arrow Bracelet: Stella & Dot
White Layering Cami: Old Navy (another wardrobe staple that every girl should have a few of)

Are you a fan of button-downs and white on white?  You can't go wrong with either one!


Photos by Virginia Hall

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Sweater

I love a summer sweater, especially one that takes you from summer into fall and beyond by adding a layer or two.  I recently made a trip to Anthropologie (yes, a trip, because the closest one is sadly over an hour away!) and instantly fell in love with this cowl pullover.  I knew it would be perfect for our upcoming beach trip but could also see it getting a lot of wear once the temps get cooler and the layering begins.  It's a great neutral too so pairing it with other things besides denim will be so easy!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Sapin Cowl Pullover: Anthropologie
Distressed Boyfriend Shorts: Target (They are under $20!)
Hat: Target
Earrings: Isadora Hoops, Necklace: Crescent in gold, Bracelet: Cady Wrap
White Layering Cami: Old Navy (On sale.  Every girl needs a few in her closet!)
Sunnies: T.J. Maxx (Similar and high on my wish list!)
Turquoise Toenail Polish: Absolute New York

How perfect is the beach for a photo backdrop?!  Take me back! ;-)


Photos by Virginia Hall

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Monday, July 20, 2015

It's All About the Fringe

I have been looking for the perfect summer/vacation LBD (little black dress) since seeing the movie The Other Woman and becoming obsessed with Cameron Diazs' character's entire wardrobe.  Her clothes, bags and jewelry were absolute perfection throughout the whole movie, especially this dress and this necklace.  I'm built NOTHING like Cameron (and I never will be unless I hit a sudden growth spurt, grow 8 inches and loose 30 pounds) but I can take her style and make it my own which is what I did.  I found this fringe trapeze cami dress at Forever 21 and it is exactly what I had been looking for.  The shorter hemline is better for my petite frame and the fringe makes it so much fun!!  I paired my dress with simple jewelry a'la Cameron, floral lace-up sandals and a straw bag.

My bag is from a consignment shop years ago.  Here's a similar one (and it's on sale!)  The shoes are current Madden Girl.

It was so humid when we shot these pictures that the camera lens kept fogging up!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Black Fringe Swing Dress: Forever 21
Straw Tote: Old (Similar)
Floral Heels: Madden Girl
Necklaces: Bianca Lariat in Silver and Crescent Bar Necklace in Silver (both can be worn a few different ways and pair really well together! They have been on constant repeat this summer.)
Earrings: Pave Triangle Ear Jacket in Silver (these can be worn 6 different ways!!)
Bracelets: Pave Arrow CuffBlessed Inspiration BangleGilded Arrow Bangle

Our home away from home last week on St. George Island Plantation.

Have you ever seen a movie and become totally obsessed with the wardrobe?  It's not my first time and I know it won't be the last!


Photos by Virginia Hall

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale ~ Dresses and Jumpsuits

Dresses and jumpsuits ~ every woman's closet should have at least a few.  Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to stock up on some basics, like this LBDthis LBJ and this classic wrap dress, and to add a few fun pieces like this flowey maxi dress and this utility jumpsuit.  Make sure to check out last Friday's post where I shared my favorite tops and bottoms and this past Wednesday's post which is all about accessories!  Today starts "All Access" for the sale so if you are not a Rewards Member and you've been filling up that shopping cart during "Early Access" now's your chance to purchase your picks!

~ Happy Shopping!! ~

Next week I'll be sharing some of this past week's vacation looks! XO Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale ~ Accessories (My Favorite!)

Today I'm sharing more of my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I've chosen my favorite bags (including my dream bag ~ can you guess which one it is?), shoes, boots (fall will be here before you know it!), scarves and sunnies from the sale.  Make sure to check out last Friday's post featuring my picks of tops and bottoms as well as details about the sale and stay tuned for this Friday where I'll be sharing some fabulous dresses and jumpsuits!

~ Happy Shopping!! ~ 

XO Elizabeth

Monday, July 13, 2015

Looking Back At Last Year's Beach Style

We are two days (three if you count our travel day) in to our annual family beach vacation (slow down week!!) and I decided it would be fun to take a look back at a few of the outfits I wore for last year's beach getaway ~

I love using a big scarf as a beach coverup!  THIS ONE is with me this year.

White denim cutoffs are a must for the beach, don't you think?  I've packed THESE for this week's trip.  They are the perfect length (they cover that awful thigh bulge) and are mid rise (so no muffin-top!).

You know how much I LOVE jumpsuits and of course I've packed one for this vacation.  I'll be wearing THIS abstract print jumpsuit for one of our dinners out.

Anything neon looks great with a tan and goes so well with white shorts or white jeans.

Are you heading to the beach this summer?  What are your favorite wardrobe pieces to bring along?




Friday, July 10, 2015

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale ~ Tops & Bottoms

It's that time of year again ~ the time that all deal loving girls wait for ~ Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale!  Yesterday (July 9th) started Early Access which is an exclusive period where Nordstrom Rewards Members can shop the sale prior to non-members. Not a Nordstrom Rewards Member? Not to worry, you’ll be able to view the sale (HERE) and make a shopping cart of your favorites during Early Access, you just won't be able to purchase them until all access begins July 17th. I've gone through the entire online sale catalog and curated my favorites which I think will also be your favorites. As your personal shopper I tried to make the searching part easier so you can just click and shop! Today's post features my picks of tops and bottoms. There are several wardrobe staples in this group ~ the perfect white buttondown, classic black ponte knit pants, dark-wash skinny jeans, spot-on boyfriend jeans and a chambray top (with a twist). Side note ~ many of the items below come in more than one color so if you're not crazy about the colors I picked click on the picture and it will take you to the site where there are more options. Stay tuned because Wednesday I'll be sharing my tops picks for shoes, boots, bags, sunnies and scarves and Friday is dresses and jumpsuits!

~ Happy Shopping!! ~

XO ~ Elizabeth