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Introducing Our First Ever “Man Crush Monday”

Hello and Happy Monday/President’s Day lovelies! After receiving suggestions from an overwhelming number of y’all requesting that I add some men’s fashion into my posts, I have finally caved and decided to add “Man Crush Monday” to the line-up.  I hope this is what you all had in mind, but if you envisioned it looking a little different, just let me know! I plan on having a variety of different styles and themes, switching it up each Monday. This one just happened to be a more formal/professional look, but stay tuned because you never know what next Monday will bring…

So, getting back to business… Today’s OOTD is all about staying warm! With temperatures hovering around too cold to leave the house, and wind chills that are absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary, I figured what better way to do today’s #MCM than a wool suit?!

 

Outfit Of The Day - First Ever Man Crush Monday

Suit – Jacket: Ted Baker, $595; Pants: Ted Baker, $248; Shirt: BOSS Hugo Boss, $145; Tie: Richard James, $125; Belt: Salvatore Ferragamo, $395; Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, $760; Watch: Gucci, $790.

Is this awesome or what? Plus, with this bad boy on, not only will you look super chic and stylish, but you are bound to stay warm all day long! Still worried it won’t be warm enough? Throw in some fun and crazy socks, and you will not only have warmer feet, but you will add a little bounce to your step, and make those around you smile when they see the awesome socks you’re rocking (if you can’t tell, I have a slight obsession with fun socks… I know it’s weird, but the collection of socks I own is absolutely ridiculous!). So, add these awesome socks to the ensemble above, and your feet are sure to stay nice and toasty all day long!

Funky Socks To Keep Your Feet Warm - Bugatchi Men's Socks, Nordstrom

BugatchiStripe Socks in Berry/Blue, $25 (Nordstrom)

I really hope y’all enjoyed the first ever Man Crush Monday today. Let me know what you think so far, and I will make sure to take any suggestions into consideration when I am putting together next Monday‘s outfit! Have a wonderful day off (hopefully you’re off, at least!) today, stay warm, and get ready for the snow that may be coming our way later today and tomorrow morning!

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Trendy Tuesday: Black + White

 

Back to The Basics With a Chic Black + White Ensemble

Good morning and happy Tuesday everyone! I hope y’all had a fantastic Monday yesterday, and you’re ready for the better part of the week to start (I mean anything is better than Monday, right?).  Well, for the first time in what seems like forever (I really am sorry about that guys, it was a crazy summer with the pool and all of the stuff that went along with that!) we have a fantastic outfit of the day! I’m so glad this is the first one to get me back into the swing of things, because Trendy Tuesday is probably one of my favorite days for OOTD posts (other than Workout Wednesday of course, because I am super lazy lately and just love workout clothes because they’re so comfy…)!  So, today we have a super chic little ensemble of a black and white top from Tory Burch paired with a super trendy pair of leather shorts!

Outfit Of The Day: Trendy Tuesday - Chic Black And White Ensemble

Top: Tory Burch, $350; Shorts: J. Crew, $450;  Shoes: Saint Laurent (YSL), $795; Clutch: Valentino, $855; Bracelet: Mulberry, $215;  Earrings: Jessica Simpson, $18.

If you didn’t notice, this lovely ensemble was inspired by my friend Hilary’s outfit from Saturday night (see yesterday’s Motivational Monday for a picture!).  I absolutely loved her super cute outfit, and I am dying for a chic little pair of these amazing leather shorts (we know what’s on my wish list now…)! But, what do you think of this amazing outfit?! You could really wear it for so many occasions… Whether you’re having lunch with an old friend, going on a date with someone special, or hitting the town with the girls on Friday night, this outfit is perfect for them all!

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday today, and get ready for tomorrow’s Workout Wednesday… I hope you’re as excited as I am!

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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: Trendy Tuesday

Hello there ladies! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday and enjoying this awesome weather again (second day in a row… what’s going on?!)! This week’s Trendy Tuesday is the perfect ensemble for a spring or summer night on the town.  I figured with nicer weather coming our way in the next few weeks, what better way to get prepared than to start building up our warm weather wardrobe (that is, if you haven’t started already!)? So, here’s this week’s Trendy Tuesday

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday

 

Top: BurdaStyle; Pants: J. Brand, $285; Shoes: Ava & Aiden, $199 $109 (ON SALE NOW!); Bag: Michael Kors, $398; Watch: Karl Lagerfeld, $195; Bracelet: C. Wonder$58 $45 (ON SALE NOW!), Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68.

I hope you all are enjoying what is left of this beautiful day! I think spring may finally be here (knock on wood… I may have just jinxed us!), I hope you’re loving it as much as I am! What do you think of this outfit? Let me know what you think and what you would like to see in the future by commenting below!

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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: Workout Wednesday

Hello there beautiful! I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday so far, and hopefully your weather is warmer than mine is… But if not, hopefully you’re at least staying warm! As I told you all last week, my sister and I finally decided to pick the race and set the date for the half marathon we’ve been talking about doing for the past year (which will be in September… AHH!).  So, while our training hasn’t technically started yet (we’re doing a 12-week training program), I am definitely doing everything I can to get in shape as much as possible starting now! So, with that, these Workout Wednesday outfits are going to start becoming very real in my life, and I am going to try and post outfits that I actually have/I’m looking to get so I can give you a little more info on the different pieces! So, this week’s Workout Wednesday is really springy and fun, and is something I’ve definitely been eyeing lately!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Studio by Capezio Andria, $34; Sports Bra: Casall, $74; Pants: Nike, $54; Shoes: Nike, $105.

I don’t know about you, but that outfit makes me want to go for a run… Thank goodness (hopefully it actually makes me follow through, too!).  But, a quick gym run is all you need, ladies. You don’t have to spend hours upon hours there, even if you only have time for a quick 30 minute cardio session… It’s better than doing nothing! Don’t keep putting it off, get your skinny booties to the gym!

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OOTD: Thrifty Thursday

 

 

Good morning, gorgeous!

Hello there and happy Thursday my loves! As I’m sure many of you are already wondering, “What’s up with this Thrifty Thursday I’m seeing…?” I have decided to change a few things around, and make Thursdays now Thrifty Thursday, and Friday will then change to For Your Face Friday (instead of our current Wallet Friendly Friday).  I have been getting requests for some more posts about beauty products and make-up ideas, so that is why the change has been made! Keep the suggestions flowing, y’all! I love hearing what you have to say!

But, for our first ever Thrifty Thursday we have an amazing little ensemble that is perfect for this time of year.  With the weather changing drastically from day to day (one day it’s 70 degrees and sunny, and then the next we’re getting a foot of snow… Literally!) it is so hard to know how to dress and what is “seasonally appropriate.” Well this outfit works for both a cold winter’s day and a cool sunny early spring afternoon! So, without further ado, here is our first of many Thrifty Thursday‘s to come.

Outfit Of The Day - Thrifty Thursday

 

Top: American Eagle Outfitters, $50; Pants: Mango, $40; Shoes: Nine West, $80; Bracelet: Emations, $20; Watch: Fossil$95 $60 (ON SALE NOW!); Earrings: Lucky Brand$15 $9 (ON SALE NOW! )

Do you love this outfit or what?! I cannot wait until it is finally springtime, and sunny, and warm, and a time when I don’t have to make sure I am up early enough to have time to start my car 20 minutes before I have to leave my house because it is so unbelievably cold.  I am also absolutely ecstatic about the fact that the days of below freezing temperatures are limited (for this year at least…), and sandal, shorts, dress, and wedge weather is upon us! Ah, these are my favorite things ever, so naturally I am so excited that I can’t stop thinking about it! But, the one plus about still having some colder days left? BOOTS! I absolutely love boots, and these Nine West boots happen to be one of my all time favorites! I tried so hard to find them in my size all winter, and for some reason I was never able to get my hands on these beauties, but you better believe I will have my eyes peeled until I have them in my hands (even if it’s 20 years down the road when I will call them “vintage” to make myself feel better…)!

But, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our first ever For Your Face Friday!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

 

Good morning and happy Wednesday lovelies!

So I’ve made it to week two of lent, and so far I’m going strong! No dessert, more workouts (less laziness…), and (a little) less complaining… Hey, that one’s really hard! I am definitely trying, but it isn’t as easy as it may seem.  But, this week’s Workout Wednesday is an awesome little ensemble to get my sister and I motivated to run like the wind.  We are officially doing the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in Washington, DC this September, and it is going to take a lot of training, but we are really excited about it! It is something I have wanted to do for a long time, so I am really excited to finally be following through.

But, enough about me… Here is this week’s fabulous Workout Wednesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Nike, $40; Leggings: Under Armour, $30; Shoes: Nike, $100; iPod: Apple, $106.

Does that make you want to get outside (or on the treadmill inside…) and run, or what?! I know for me, running is a stress relieve.  I use it to get away from things that may be bothering me or just to clear my head (almost) everyday.  The easiest way for me to do this, is to put my headphones in, turn up my “running” playlist, and just go.  How do you relieve stress? What is your favorite exercise/cardio workout? Let me know in the comments, I’d love new ideas for ways to get my daily cardio in!

Stay tuned for updates on me and my sister’s progress in training for our half marathon!

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OOTD: Wallet Friendly Friday

Hello there, and happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday so far, and you’re getting ready for the weekend! I know I most certainly am… I am coming home this weekend, and I cannot wait to see my family! Next week is my spring break (yeah, I know… I don’t get to go anywhere fun. What a bummer, right?!), and I am excited to just get to come home, spend time with my family, and relax a little bit! With graduation coming quickly, I have been stressing about jobs (applying, interviewing, actually getting one…) a lot lately, so I want to come home and take this week to just step away from it all and relax a little!

But, enough about me… This week’s Wallet Friendly Friday is super cute! It’s the perfect outfit for a night on the town, and with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having lately, I figured it was the perfect way to kick off this Friday and get everyone excited and motivated for the fun activities that will occur this weekend.  So, here ya go ladies… Wallet Friendly Friday:

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Top: Dorothy Perkins, $44; Pants: H&M, $33; Shoes: Forever 21, $33; Bag: Mango, $90, Bracelet: C. Wonder$58 $45; Earrings: Debenhams$15 $12.

Does that make you want to go out, or what? Getting dressed is always one of the hardest parts of going out for me (I just never know what to wear!), but when I finally figure it out or when I have an awesome outfit that I am excited to wear, I am always so pumped to hit the town with my friends! I don’t know if you are anything like me, in that regard, but this is definitely an outfit that would make me want to go downtown with the ladies for the evening!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening, and a great weekend! Do you have any awesome plans? What do you think of this outfit? Anything else? Let me know by commenting below!

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Good morning beautiful, and happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far, and you are finally back up and running after all of this snow (well, if you actually had snow like I did…)! This week’s Workout Wednesday is special, because it is Ash Wednesday, and for those of you who are Catholic (like I am) this is the official start of lent! With lent also comes what you are giving up, as a symbol of what you are sacrificing for Jesus.  Well this year, I have chosen a few things to give up…

  1. Dessert (or sweets in general) – I tried to give this up last year and I failed, miserably! So, this year I am making it my mission to complete the next 6 weeks without sweets! Dessert is most certainly my healthy eating pitfall, and I really need to break this habit I have of craving something sweet every single night to the point where it is all I can think about.  My solution, giving it up for lent! It has been said (by lots of important people…) that if you can go 21 days without something, you can break any addiction. Since lent is more than 21 days, I am hoping this will cure me of my chronic sweet tooth!
  2. Complaining/Bitching – My roommate and I have recently brought to light the fact that we do a lot of complaining/venting/bitching (whatever you would like to call it!), and that is not necessarily a personality trait that I would like to continue to have.  I have always known I wasn’t the most optimistic person, and I knew that I did my fair share of venting, but after reading a story in the latest Glamour about “a week without bitching” it really showed a lot of the things that can improve from this, for example self esteem (duh Kristen…), attitude, and even your diet! While those are just a few of the amazing effects that can result from having a more positive outlook on life!
  3. Laziness – As I told many of you, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to go to the gym more often. Well, like most of us with these types of resolutions, I followed through for the first month or so, and now I am right back to where I started… So, for lent I am giving up laziness… I figured who can say no to the gym when it is something you’ve given up for Jesus, right?! That would just make me an awful person…

With that being said… Enough rambling! So, here is this week’s Workout Wednesday ladies!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday

 

Top: Nike, $32; Sports Bra: Nike, $50; Pants: Nike$50 $45; Shoes: Nike$115 $94

Is that super cute or what, girls?! Like I have told you time and time again, getting fabulous workout clothes is always a huge motivator for me to get my booty back to the gym, so if you’re struggling like I am, treat yourself to a new outfit, you’ll be glad you did! Are you giving something up for lent? Let me know whether or not you are and if so, what you’re giving up in the comments below! Have a wonderful Wednesday lovely ladies, and get you skinny butts to the gym!

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