Man, today got the best of me. I’ve been frantically calling restaurants to try and get something locked down for our rehearsal dinner and as of now, no luck! 😦 Got some more calls to do, but decided to take a fun break and get this awesome dress up on the blog.
I can’t say enough how much I love this dress. It’s flattering with the tie front knot and great for summer! It’s great for work and after… I have to admit I’ve already worn it to work, a happy hour, and lunch with friends! Its funny, I have a tendency to gravitate to the same 3 things when I like them.
This dress is super affordable right now and selling out fast! It’s under $15 on super clearance from Abercrombie so shop it fast! The Knot front dress runs TTS and washes well.
It comes in three colors, I have to confess I just ordered it again in the olive green too.
Linked again here
I wore chunky lace-up heels here, but have worn this with some fun Adidas throwback sneaks which also looked cute! You can have a lot of fun with this look.
Enjoy your Tuesday and as always… happy shopping.
I am working on bringing back Friday favorites post. I’ll try and get better at actually getting them up on a Friday! I’ve posted a couple pics of some of my favorite things on Instagram all week and will add them all to this post with links on where to buy. I think this will be a fun way of showing more content throughout the week instead of waiting for each blog post. Let me know what you think?!?!?
Smith and Cult polish This was introduced to me by a blogger I have been following and loving, Visions of Vogue. She does a phenomenal job at bringing safer beauty products (along with fashion and travel). I have been working hard to slowly cut out the chemical in the house and have not realized how bad nail polish is. I try and bring my own polish to the salon with me when I go, cause I’ve learned the polish is one of the most germ containing thing in the salon!! Yikes!! I never thought about all the chemicals in polish. Smith and Cult are 9free which means it’s Dibutyl phthalate-free; toluene-free; formaldehyde-free; formaldehyde resin-free; camphor-free; ethyl tosylamide-free; xylene-free; triphenyl phosphate-free! It’s the winner of Allure magazine’s ‘Best of Beauty’ award for Best Sheer Neutral Nail Polish shade Ghost and made in the USA! I ordered mine from Nordstrom and have become addicted. It’s a beautiful bottle and great to display. My polish lasted one week chip free!
I cannot rave enough about these Steven by Steve Madden Grady sandals. I scored them at DSW which is having a 20% off sale until 7/10 with code YAYDAYS!! Plus a free tote with purchase too! Code YAYTOTES!! I just ordered another color too. They are similar to the Steven by Steve Madden greece slides that go for $90. Great thing is this pair is affordable for under $50!!
This fun American Flag One Piece is from Target and under $40!! It runs small so order a size up… it’s cheeky but perfect for summer parties and BBQ’s! I also scored these cute Sugarfix earrings for only $12.99. They are a bit heavier and take some getting used to if you’re not used to wearing heavier dangle earrings.
Uncle Vals Gin! I am a gin lover and share this love with my sis in law. She and I both share a love for “salad” type cocktails! Uncle Vals is a botanical gin that is so smooth its dangerous. You can get it a Total Wine. This fun summer cocktail i created is easy to amke and delish!
- muddle 3-4 whole strawberries
- add an ounce of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbs of simple syrup (or agave nectar)
- 2 oz of gin
- shake with ice, strain and serve garnished with a strawberry. I sometimes add a splash of prosecco for some yummy bubbles!!
Thats this weeks roundup… working on some more fun favorites for you next week!
Happy Friday!! I really needed a weekend come up… this wedding planning has gotten cray real fast! I’ve got this super affordable causal look for summer ready to go. I’ve had this peplum tank. It’s on sale for only $10 and comes in a couple colors. I bought the lilac one shown here and the gray and white stripe. This tank is comfortable and the peplum detailing adds a little more to make it feel like more of an outfit.
These cute white denim shorts are also on sale for under $30. I love that they are mid rise and not to short. They’re a great length for the over 20′ something age and still not quite ready for “mom” shorts!
This look will keep you cool for summer and easy for running errands, lunch with friends, or in my case a quick daytime happy hour!
This girl needs a tan… and I plan on working on that this weekend!
Talk about a hectic Tuesday… Doak (preserve street pup) had some rough play at doggie camp and I had to leave work early, rush him to the vet, and he had to get 10 staples! Luckily he was a braver pup than I was a dog mom and it didn’t seem to bother him one bit. I on the other hand- total freak out mode.
On a positive note, in two weeks he will be back as good as new and I got some time to get a post up!! just in time too 🙂
This amazing jumpsuit is currently sold out in this navy color, but luckily its still available in all sizes in the black version and under $30! I’ve liked it here for you.
I wore this to a friend bridal shower and was super comfortable all day! It runs TTS ( i’m wearing a small). I’d recommend some fabric tape because its a no bra look and could use some security on the side just in case. I didn’t bother and was self-conscious of the side boob showing!
My hat is a staple and fave of mine, older from Hat Attack. I’m sure you all have seen it a lot on the blog. I’ve linked a similar version here.
My sunnies are Ray-Ban linked here! My shoes are Steve Madden older can’t find them online anymore. But I found a similar very affordable pair from Target!! Linked them here ….perfect for summer!
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This navy midi skirt is a must. I was scrolling through insta the other day when a forever 21 add popped up… I was going to pass it by thinking I had outgrown the store but man am I happy this skirt caught my eye. It’s part of there contemporary line. So many amazing affordable pieces. I’ve linked my skirt and shirt below… best part this whole look is under $30 on sale!
Pleated Polka Dot Skirt
Double Strap Cami
I love the flow of this skirt. Flattering for any body type and a versatile piece. You can add a white blazer and nude pumps and head to work (great for drinks after), wear how. I’ve shown it for a wedding festivity, throw on a graphic tee and sneaks for a fun casual look, or flats and a denim jacket with cotton tank for a lunch meet up. The options are endless!
I decided to go classic and vintage with some pearl bracelets and a big pair of navy shades! I’ve linked my bracelet below (I’m wearing 2 and a thinner one) and similar sunnies!
If you haven’t gotten into the midi skirt trend… there’s no time better to start then now! And if you’ve given up in forever21 give their site another look. I ordered a bulk order got a ton of great looks for under $200!! Don’t worry I’ll share them all here on the blog 😉.
Happy almost Friday!
I wanted to share with you all this simple and affordable look. My friend Jess shared this amazing online boutique with me over 1 year ago, and I have to admit it isn’t until now that I’ve tried Vici collection and I’m hooked! I want it alllllllll… and its affordable and good quality. Clothes fit true to size and ship rather quickly. There is always a discount code on their Instagram so be sure to follow so you can get the most out of your purchase.
This Melodie skort was part of my first purchase and I’m super happy with it. Its a wrap front with a tie on the side. I love the ruffles. It’s a soft cotton and is very flattering. The best news, this skort is under $50!!
I paired it with a simple White tank from Target, but the options for a skort like this are endless. Maybe a cute crop top, or a denim jacket?
My earrings have been seen on the blog before. They’re a fave of mine by sugarfix earrings also available at Target. Super affordable line by Bauble Bar! earrings are under $13 and there’s a ton of colors!
My MK watch is older but sometimes I love a good oversized gold watch and try and pair it with simpler outfits.
These Wedges are also older and are available on DSW. Did you know DSW has a new VIP membership? Its amazing with lots of perks. Don’t tell Josh, but I have a pair of shoes coming almost every month. This girls show obsession is strong… but as a DSW VIP member, it’s super affordable!
My sunnies are older quay and no longer available, but I found a similar pair here –> Quay Sunglasses
Well, that’s a wrap (pun intended)!
While wedding planning is in full effect I promise to share as much of the planning details with you all along the way! Finding the perfect outfit for an engagement party is not an easy task. Since our event was catered with a more formal feel I decided to dress up a bit. I got this white jumpsuit from White House Black Market. I’ve linked this exact one here and it’s on sale for $120.
My amazing little sister (pictured above) is responsible for my awesome fishtail braid look. I usually wear my hair down with loose curls, but when it’s a long event and outside I usually try and tie it back to prevent frizz and looking a mess at 1 AM.
My future mother and father in law were responsible for throwing this shindig and we are so grateful for them providing us with this amazing party. We have family and friends there to celebrate Josh and I taking this next leap in our relationship.
The below picture is of Josh and I gave a thank you speech. Party manners 101… always remember to thank your guests and hosts!!
The rundown of the party… We had the event catered by the cook and the cork located in Coral Springs. They did a FANTASTIC job! They provided all the food, the staff, tables, chairs, and linens.
There are many ways you can do an engagement party from a families house, to a restaurant, to a clubhouse in a neighborhood. We decided to have ours at Josh’s parents’ backyard which works great for parties. We kept the decorations minimal with tasteful hydrangea arrangements that offered a bit of a Gatsby theme. Our colors were black and gold.
If I could do it all over again I would hire a photographer so we could have done a better job at capturing more of the details of the night. Fortunately, these are memories that last a lifetime.
Catching Josh and my dad at this moment above makes me so happy. I am your typical “daddy’s girl” and rely heavily on my father for guidance. Lucky for Josh he’s given him his full approval!
The love we received from our family and friends was unimaginable. I’m looking forward to the next journey of this wedding process!
Note to self… next time fewer tequila shots!
bride dani 😉