Outfit Of The Day

Hello and happy Monday, gorgeous! I hope you are surviving this muggy and humid heat wave and you had an amazing weekend! Even though the weekend just ended and, if you’re feeling the same way I am, you’re not quite ready to be back at work just yet, I thought I would still share a super chic outfit that is perfect for a summertime night on the town! So, although it is only Monday, hopefully this will give you a little something to get ready for, and excited about, next weekend!

Outfit Of The Day - Not Your Daughter's Jeans, OOTD

Top: Rebecca Taylor, $195; Jeans: NYDJ, $200; Shoes: Saint Laurent, $790; Clutch: Valentino, $1,190; Watch: Movado, $995; Bracelet: BERRICLE, $85; Earrings: kate spade new york, $38.

Is that outfit awesome, or what?! I don’t know about you ladies, but personally I’m a huge fan of white jeans. Since we can only wear them a few months out of the year, I try to get the most out of them during that little time period as possible! This pair of super skinny jeans (and not to mention slimming), from NYDJ, is super comfortable and look amazing on everyone I’ve seen rock them!

Personally, I am usually more of a jegging (jean legging) type of girl myself, but these have that same feel without making me feel like I am cheating the system (…I tend to live in leggings in the winter, so I always consider it a win when I actually put on “real” pants!). So basically, what I am trying to say is that I have recently discovered NYDJ, and they have absolutely amazing jeans for women. Plus, they’re super affordable, so that’s another bonus!

One of the many ways I like to wear white jeans is with a bright colored, fun top (like the one above), and simple/classic accessories. It really draws attention to the top and makes for a super classy, yet stylish and chic, look. I am typically a fan of different shades of blue, green, and teal/turquoise, because I feel like it makes my blue eyes stand out (although I’m not sure it actually does, I think that may just be my imagination, but it makes me feel good so I do it anyway!). However, I consider any color that shies away from my typical black to be “bright”; whatever your favorite color is to wear, I’m sure it will look awesome with your super skinny [white] jeans and some of your more classic and simple accessories. So, trust me beauties, if you haven’t before, try it out! I can promise you won’t be disappointed.

Hopefully y’all love this outfit (and white jeans, obviously!) as much as I do; I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, lovelies! I hope your week starts off on the right foot, have a great day, beauties!

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OOTD: #ManCrushMonday

Hello and happy Monday ladies and gentlemen! I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend and you’re ready to get your week started! I know no one likes Monday‘s very much, but with the weather warming up (even if it is just a little bit…) later in the week, I could not be more ready to get this week rolling! But, today’s #ManCrushMonday outfit goes out to my papa bear! Today is his birthday, so in my consistent effort to get him to dress a little more fashionable, I chose to make today’s OOTD more on the casual side (for anyone who knows him, you know he is definitely as casual as they come!). So, this week’s MCM is the perfect ensemble for almost anything. Super casual and versatile, this outfit is awesome for a date night with someone special, casual Friday at work, or even just a night on the town with the boys. So no matter what you may be doing, this is definitely an amazing option to keep in your collection of go-to outfits.

Outfit Of The Day - Man Crush Monday

Sweater: Brooks Brothers, $119; T-Shirt: Ralph Lauren, $62; Jeans: Hugo Boss, $185; Shoes: Vince, $375; Watch: Rolex, $2,950.

Is this great or what?! Ladies, would you love it if your man was rocking this, or what?! So, gentlemen, trust me when I say this, whether you already have someone special, are on the hunt, or you’re just doing your own thing right now, you’re sure to catch the eye of all the ladies with this one (trust me, I may have some special intel with this type of thing)! What do y’all think of this one? Do you love it as much as I do?! Let me know what you think and what other types of outfits you would like to see for either the man in your life, or for yourself!

Hope you all have an amazing Monday, beauties! Stay warm and start your week off on the right foot by having a great day today!

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Motivational Monday: Dr. Seuss Always Says It Best…

Hello and happy Monday beauties! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and you’re ready to take on this week! My best friend (and roommate from school) Michele came to visit this weekend and we had a blast! We went out on Saturday night with my very best friend from high school, Hilary, our good friend Samantha, and some other friends and it was great! Michele recently got a big fancy job in New York City working at VH1 Classic where she is scheduling promotions. I am so happy for her (that’s pretty much her dream job! Well, it will get her to her dream job…) but that means that it is harder for us to get together and visit, so it was really great to get to see her and spend time with her this weekend! Here are a few photos from our night out in Arlington!

Back In Action - Out With The Girls In Arlington

A little Snapchat action that we just had to save! Bottom Row: me (left), Hilary (right). Top Row: Samantha (left), Michele (right).

The Girls Out In Arlington - At Hunan

My favorite girls all in one picture! (Left to right: Hilary, me, Michele, Samantha)

Hilary and I at Hunan in Clarendon.

Me and Hilary at Hunan in Clarendon.

Michele And I In Arlington

So glad I got to see this gem this weekend! (Me and Michele)

But, now that I have just blabbed about my weekend… Back to Motivational Monday! So, this week I have a few words that I found to be really meaningful. I have heard this quote about a thousand times probably, but when I saw it last night it meant something a little different to me.  I always just saw it for what it was, knew it was meaningful and was a powerful quote, but I never really looked deeper than the surface or saw beyond the words.

Motivational Monday - Quote About Memories

With all of the change I have had in the past few months – graduating from college, moving back home, looking for a job, etc. – this quote really hit close to home for me.  Sometimes when we are in the middle of doing one-hundred things, we forget to step back and really appreciate the moment or the thing(s) that we are doing.  I know that personally, this happened to me when I was in college.  I never thought four years could fly by so fast, but it seems like I went to bed as a freshman and woke up the next day at graduation. It flew by, so my advice to anyone who is in college now or will be in college in the future? Enjoy it.  Every single minute of it.  The long nights spent studying or doing homework in the library, going out on a Tuesday night just because you can, staying in on a Friday night with your closest girlfriends and watching movies and eating your weight in pizza and ice cream, going to frat parties and maybe drinking a little more than you should have, even pulling all-nighters to finish that paper that you’ve had all semester but put off until the last minute despite saying you weren’t going to do that this time.  It’s the small things that you will look back on and think that they were the best days or nights that you can remember. Like staying in sometimes and just having a well needed girls night. My roommate Kasey and I had our fair share of these our senior year (maybe a little more than normal…), but those are the nights that I laughed harder than I ever have in my life and made some of the best memories of my entire college career.  Or Sunday nights doing homework with my roommate Michele, getting distracted by every little thing and ending up taking videos of her acting like Harry Potter (I will never get rid of those videos and every time I watch them or even think about them really, I laugh just as hard as I did the day it happened.) My point is, at the time we felt like we were just being boring and staying in because it was freezing or raining outside, or like I was just doing homework that I really didn’t want to do but needed to get out of the way, but in reality they were some of the best moments I’ve ever had. However, because I didn’t realize how much those memories would mean to me after graduation, I didn’t really cherish them as much as I think I should have.

What I am trying to say is to make sure you appreciate every moment you have with your friends and family, because you never know what it will mean to you in the future.  Don’t wake up one day and regret taking so many things for granted.  You only get to do all of these things (no matter what they may be) once, and you can’t go back and change things.  That being said, don’t ever beat yourself up about decisions you’ve made or things you’ve done that you may be embarrassed about. Like I said, you cannot change the things that have happened in the past, so if it is something you may not be the most proud of, learn from that and don’t make the same decision twice… Use it as a learning experience and move on!

I hope you enjoyed my little nugget of wisdom on this wonderful Monday! I hope I wasn’t too naggy, and I hope it didn’t come across as a lecture (I realize now that it may have…).  So, until tomorrow… Have a wonderful Monday, lovelies!

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Some Words Of Wisdom This Motivational Monday…

Good morning and happy Monday gorgeous! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and you enjoyed the beyond scorching weather! I had to work for part of the weekend and I thought my skin might be melting off at some points… But, the good news is that this week is supposed to cool down a little and be beautiful outside! Finally. But, getting back to business… Today we have an amazing quote of the day to bring you a little motivation and inspiration on this Monday morning. I also added a little personal story for ya on what this quote means to me. I got a little sappy and emotional this morning guys, so beware! So, I’m really sorry in advance…

QOTD - Motivational Monday (7.28.2014)

One thing that I have been struggling with lately is worrying too much about what I am not doing and what I could be doing, rather than just enjoying what I am currently doing.  I may not have my dream job at this point in time and I may not be exactly where I envisioned, but this is still my life.  Right after graduation I went through a period of time when I was very sad and upset about the fact that I was going to be a lifeguard with a college degree… I didn’t have a “real” job (or what I thought I should have) and I didn’t have a boyfriend like a lot of my friends and my big sister did and it really got to me.

I was actively looking and applying for every job I could possibly find, but still I had “nothing”.  However, after the pool finally opened and I started working more often and having the ability to do fun things with my best friends from high school, being able to go to the gym in the middle of the day when it was empty, and probably the best part of all, getting to lay at the pool all day and get paid for it, I realized that I needed to appreciate the things that I did have more than the things I felt I should have.  I am so lucky to be able to have a part time job and live at home with my parents while I look for a job. I know there are a lot of people out there who do not have that option available to them, and for that I am so grateful to my parents.  I also realized that this is probably the last time for the rest of my life (until I retire, of course…) that I will be able to not have a full-time job and to do all of the fun things I have been able to do.  So, basically what I have taken away from this, is that (for now) I need to live in the moment and enjoy this time that I have. I need to appreciate the fact that I can go out on a Monday or Tuesday night if I want to and I need to take advantage of it. And I need to do everything I can to help out and spend as much time with my family and friends as I can, because I won’t have as much spare time when I have a “real” job.

The most surprising part of this “funk” I went through was the fact that I was dwelling on not having a boyfriend in my life.  That is something that I have never worried about or used to define me.  I am a firm believer that if you spend all your time waiting around and looking for the right person, you will not find them.  I have also always been extremely comfortable and okay with doing my own thing.  I don’t need a boyfriend and for a long time I didn’t really want one.  However, I think the fact that I was graduating and coming home where my best friend had a serious boyfriend of a few years, and my sister (who had previously been single, and been the one who always went out with me and did everything with me) now had a serious boyfriend, got me thinking that maybe something was wrong with me.  Everyone around me was in a relationship and that just made me feel like I needed to be also. However, my best friend had been in a relationship for the past four years, so this was nothing new. We still do a lot of things together and sometimes her boyfriend would come with us. I was (and am) extremely happy for my sister, but the fact that we wouldn’t be spending as much time together or be doing things like we used to really upset me and made me feel like I was losing her.  I still have a sister, it is just different now.  As you grow up things change, and I realized that this was just the beginning of so many of the changes that were to come.

So, basically, what I am trying to convey to you lovelies, is that just because you may not be exactly where you feel you should be or where everyone else is, doesn’t mean that you’re a failure.  You are not any better or worse off than anyone else, you are simply in a different place than others.  Don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring or what the future holds, just focus on today and make it the best day it can possibly be.  Don’t ever let being in a relationship define your self worth or make you feel like you aren’t good enough.  Everything will happen when it is meant to happen, and until then just enjoy your life the way it is and make the most of everyday!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the fabulous weekend we just had… It was so nice outside and the perfect weekend for some outdoor activities! But, now it’s Monday and you know what that means… Back to reality and back to work (well for most of you, I wish I was going back to work!).  So, to help you get through the day today and to give you a little fashionable inspiration for your work outfits for the rest of the week, I have this week’s Motivational Monday!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

Top: Phillip Lim, $233; Skirt: Harvey Faircloth, $150; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Balenciaga, $1,995; Earrings: kate spade new york, $55.

Is that outfit the perfect mix of fun and professional or what?! I am loving this faux-wrap skirt, and as you all know, Jimmy is my man so of course I am loving the black patent pumps. They are just so versatile and they truly are a classic, totally work the money because they really will never go out of style! But, I hope this helps you ladies have a little more inspiration to look your absolute best this week while getting ready for work! I hope you lovelies have a fantastic day!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

Hello Everyone, and Welcome Back! 

Good morning and happy Monday lovely ladies… I hope you had a fantastic weekend and a great Easter! Long time no see… I know I have been MIA for the past few weeks… I suck! But I was having a few technical difficulties with my domain name and hosting that I had to get cleared up before I could log-in again… But, now that all that is cleared up, I am back!

So, for the first Motivational Monday in what seems like forever, I have a fantastic little ensemble that is perfect for spring. Ladies, if this doesn’t make you excited to get up and look flawless this week, then I don’t know what will because this outfit is phenomenal! So, now that I have talked it up so much, I hope I don’t let you down.. But here is one of my favorite Motivational Mondays yet!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress: Alice + Olivia, $297; Blazer: TOPSHOP, $90; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Balenciaga, $1,995; Watch: Nicolas Barth, $1,995; Earrings: Black Onyx, $40

 Do you love, love, love that outfit or what?! I know I certainly do… As you all know, I am always partial to black (if you could only see my closet… it’s color coded but about half of it is black!), but I am loving the white mix in with it for a little spring/summer pick-me-up.  Let me know what you think of this little ensemble that I am (so obnoxiously loving…) in the comments below! Have a wonderful day ladies… Get up, get moving, and look fabulous today!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good Morning Beautiful!

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and you’re ready for a great week ahead! To give you a little added pep in your step this morning, I have this week’s Motivational Monday! I know we are all super excited (well, at least I am…) about spring, so I figured a little springtime cheer would be a nice change of pace this morning! So, here’s this week’s Motivational Monday

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Top: BOSS, $315; Skirt: TOPSHOP, $70; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Watch: Michael Kors, $180; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $68; Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68.

Does that not make you super excited for spring or what?! I know we are all over these cold days and are more than over the snow that we’ve had this winter, but just hang in there, because we’ll be rocking outfits like these before we know it ladies!

I hope you’re week gets started on the right foot! Have a great day, gorgeous!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

 

Good morning beauty queens!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine’s Day weekend, and you survived the mounds of snow that were dumped on us (well, if you had any snow, that is…)! But this week’s Motivational Monday is perfect because this dress is so versatile! It is super professional when paired with a blazer (like it is here!), or you could ditch the blazer add some higher pumps (with a little bit of a platform maybe?) and some awesome jewels, and you’ve got the perfect date night outfit or even an awesome ensemble for a night on the town!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress: Brunello Cucinello (Stylebop), $1,275; Blazer: H&M, $25; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $750; Bag: Tory Burch, $495; Watch: Marc Jacobs, $175; Ring: Coach, $78; Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68

If that isn’t classy, I don’t know what is… I hope this awesome outfit inspires you as much as it did me this morning! And remember, there are so many pieces that you can buy that are perfectly professional when you pair them with the right things, and also super fun and apropriate for a night out when you change up the accessories! It’s all about versatility, ladies. I know a lot of us can’t always justify spending tons of money on certain items, but when you think about it, if what you’re buying is versatile, you’re getting way more than one outfit or look out of it and the item you’re buying is pretty much guaranteed to be way better quality than the cheaper alternatives you would be looking at!  But anyway, that’s enough of my preaching for one day… I hope you all have an amazing day and you get your week started out right!

What is your favorite article of clothing that you can wear for many different occasions?! Let me know in the comments below!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

Hello there and happy Monday lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are getting your week started on the right foot! With NYFW in full swing, I know those of you who weren’t able to make it are probably just as sad as I am that you aren’t there. But, to ease your sadness and heartache, I have an amazing outfit for this week’s Motivational Monday!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

Top: Somerset by Alice Temperley, $115; Skirt: Stella McCartney, $710; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Givenchy, $2,125; Watch: Anne Klein, $65; Bracelet: Vionnet, $595; Earrings: Oliver Bonas, $36

With an outfit like this how could you be anything but happy?! Exactly, you can’t! What do you think of this ensemble? Let me know in the comments below! (Also, who is your favorite designer from NYFW so far? Who’s collection are you dying to get your hands on? – Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email and I can cover their show/collection from NYFW!) I hope y’all have a fantastic Monday!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Hello there gorgeous…

Happy Monday! What better way to start the week than with these warmer temperatures we have today (it was 42 degrees on my way to campus this morning!)?! After a nice and relaxing weekend (well as relaxing as it could be… I started looking and applying for jobs this weekend. AHHH!), it’s time to get up and get this week rolling.  It is going to be a great day and an even better week, but if you aren’t feeling the good vibes yet, here is a little fashion therapy to get you feeling inspired…

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday Dress:  Victoria Beckham Sleeveless Wool Shiftdress – boutique1.com$835 $418 (ON SALE NOW!)

Blazer: Vila Smootha Blazer – vila.com, $75

Shoes: Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105 Escarpin Pump (Black Patent) – ysl.com, $795

Bag: Michael Kors Large Miranda Pebbled Tote – neimanmarcus.com, $1,195

Necklace: Lia Sophia Inked Necklace – liasophia.com, $98

Bracelets: Cole Haan Same Sky Prosperity Bracelet – colehaan.com$65 $35 (ON SALE NOW!)

Stella & Dot Nikita Stretch Bracelet – stelladot.com, $49

Earrings:  Michael Kors Brilliance Earrings – michaelkors.com, $85 (similar)

I hope that helps you get more motivated for the week to come! Have a wonderful Monday, ladies… The week always goes so much better when you start it out on a good note!

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