A leather skirt never hurt nobody…

Man oh man… the weather here in Florida is confusing. It’s hot 80 degrees one moment them “cold” 55 degrees the next. I can’t seem to get it. One thing I do know, a cute leather skirt (mini or not) is the perfect item for either temperature this winter season.


Let me start by saying I firmly believe every woman should have a leather skirt in their wardrobe. I scored this beauty from All Saints, about two years ago and I love it. I do believe that if you splurge a little on a piece like this it’s worth it. Mine still looks new after many wears!

I found another great option from JCrew and linked it for you. It’s under $100 and is a pleated midi skirt. I’ve been eying it for a while 😉.

My top was featured on the blog in a previous post and is a great Target find. It’s part of their A New Day lime and I’m loving everything they have. Plus it’s a steal for under $25! I’ve linked it for you here.

untitled-5486These peep toe booties are also older but don’t you worry, I found a similar affordable pair for you from DSW and linked them for you here! I actually like this pair I linked better cause of the studded detailing… so cute.

The great think about a leather skirt is you can dress it up, make it causal with a simple tee, wear a sweater, throw on some tights, wear with heels, over the knee boots, or some sneakers and you will look great! It’s all about setting the vibe for the look you are going for! Stay tuned this leather skirt will be featured again!

As always… happy shopping friends!



The little black dress…

There’s something so simple yet classic about a basic black dress. For this post I wanted to share a versatile black dress by Blaque Label from lilac and lilies boutique.

This dress can be worn for many different occasions, from holiday parties, work to happy hour, date night, and more. There’s a no fuss necessary vibe when you wear a LBd dress.

I typically throw my hair up in a top know with a strapping heel or a classic pump and call it a day! My heels are from Steve Madden but are a couple years old. I found a similar pair under $80 from Nordstrom and linked them Here.

I love the back detail on this dress. The sleeves are draped (kind-of caped) which gives it a vintage feel and there’s just enough peak of the back to add a sexy touch without going over board. Still work appropriate. 😉

For me, the pockets are a bonus. I don’t know about you but this girl can’t get enough of dresses with pockets. Funny thing is, I never even use the pocket. All well, still love the detail.

Choosing the perfect LBD can be easy and let’s be honest, you can’t just have one. Here are some other great and affordable LBD:

HM off the shoulder LBD< a href=”https://www.lulus.com/products/glory-of-love-black-shift-dress/426782.html”>Lulus black shift dress< a href=”https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/bobeau-lace-yoke-ruffled-a-line-dress-regular-petite/4757582?contextualcategoryid=2375500&origin=recentsearches1&keyword=Black+dress+for+women&top=24&sort=PriceLowToHigh&page=4″>Nordstrom LBD <<
at is a staple piece in your closet? Anyone else love a LBD? Happy shopping friends!



Fall Feels… With Olive & Oak


Hey guys!

I am so happy it’s Friday. Josh and I are heading to Sarasota to celebrate Halloween with my nieces. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I can’t wait to share our costumes with you this year!


Let’s talk about this look. Florida is finally getting some cooler weather and I am all about this sweater. It’s by Olive & Oak and  is from lilacandlilies.com


I love denim on denim. I think it’s an easy way to play with different washes and textures.  This studded BlankNYC jacket has been on the blog before and I can’t get enough of it!


I love that this sweater is a tank. It’s perfect for layering and even better when temperatures fluctuate. The side tie accent detail adds a fun way for mid-rise denim to be exposed. These jeans are also by BlankNYC (yes they make the best denim).


My boots are on repeat this fall. Did you catch them in previous posts? They’re by Chinese Laudry the Kristin Cavallari collection. I scored mine during the Nordstrom sale. My necklace is by Kendra Scott. This is the perfect pumpkin patch outfit! You can shop my entire look at lilacandlilies.com

Heres hoping for a continued cold front!



Style on a Budget… Floral Jumpsuit



I am so excited to share this amazing jumpsuit with you all. As some of you may know I can’t get enough of the ease of rompers and jumpers. I wear them on repeat during summertime. This one will not disappoint.


Okay so here’s the details, it’s from Target (Duh) and it’s only $29.99, but the best part is right now Target is doing a promo for buy 1 get 1 50% off.  I’ve linked it for you below. This jumpsuit has a built in bra so it’s really worry-free. It runs TTS, I’m 5’8  wearing a small and the length works well for me!



For this look, I have worn it casually with some great flip flops, a crossbody bag, hat and a braid. I’ve also worn it with wedges dressed up for an engagement party. I have gotten so many compliments on this look.

The purse is an older French Connection bag I got years ago and is my go to black crossbody.

french connection new saddle bag

Heres a link to one similar on their site:https://usa.frenchconnection.com/product/sbiar/magdalene-crossbody-bag.htm?search_keywords=crossbody%20bag&clr=070707

And a Target version (more on budget):

target black saddle bag


Let me know how you would style it and comment below 🙂

Taking the first step…


(disclaimer: this will be my longest post… just had a lot to say to kick things off!)

I’ve decided to start this blog after I’ve told myself for the past year “I CAN’T do it.” It’s funny how often we tell ourselves that, when in reality, we CAN! Growing up my Mom always told me about the importance of journaling. I would see her take her journal out at night, write for a couple minutes, say her prayers, and then kiss me goodnight. When I was little my journal consisted of pictures I would draw and lists of things I wanted with the hopes that my Mom would sneak read my journal and buy me everything on my “I hope I get… list.”

Joke was on me… I never got anything off that list. In college, I studied psychology and my mentor (and favorite professor) told me journaling is pretty much crap. He said, “why write down things you could say out loud?” …And at those words, I gave up journaling. It wasn’t until life got hard and I felt lost that I started journaling again. And this time I REALLY journaled. It was helpful and I enjoyed it, but it still wasn’t enough. Then blogs came to be! I have to admit, I didn’t understand the purpose of blogging at first until I started reading some blogs that really inspired me – it was then that I realized this is the “say it out loud” my professor meant. Why write down my feelings if they’re not going to be heard?!

Which brings me to today and my start of preserve street. I admit my turning 30 in January did a doozy on my psyche. My Type A personality took over and so I began writing my vision for life in my thirties. Everything from fashion, health & fitness, travel, and the everyday girl (woman) “stuff.”

So in an effort to preserve my true ME into my thirties… preserve street came to be. My manfriend and I purchased a home on Preserve Street about a year ago and I think the play on words is beneficial in giving my readers (if I get someone outside of friends and family to read) the concept I’m looking for. I want to create a community where we can come together and talk about the everyday stuff. Let’s share life hacks, fashion tips and all that in between … I’m adult enough to say I can’t ADULT alone. 😉

Working in the mental health field I often feel like I’m the CRAZY one; so in an effort to keep my sanity, let’s give this blog thing a whirl. Get ready I have lots to share with you and hope you can find solace in becoming part of the preserve street community.

Girls, stay positive and let’s smile through our 30’s and beyond. After all, everyone keeps telling me this is supposed to be the time of my life….