I'm back! I missed you guys! I have to say that taking a week off was good for the soul. I think every blogger needs a moment to get recharged and inspired in different surroundings.
It's only fair that my first style post back pay homage to my favorite tree which happens to be in abundance on the gorgeous island of Hilton Head. PALMS!
To check out some of my vacation snaps, click here.
Everything is so casual there. It's perfect for families...and moms who can't get enough distressed denim.
I snagged this palm top right before I left. It's soft and comfy and shows just a sliver of skin. Perhaps more than I am accustomed to showing but hey...I was on island time.
I can easily see us returning annually to this beautiful place. Watching the girls play with each other, not bicker!, was so gratifying as a parent. The weather was perfect and the beaches are some of the best we've experienced.
Oh Monday...go easy on me will ya? (Enter my GIVEAWAY!)
Shop my outfit below:
If I had to wear one outfit over and over again - this would be it. I'm obsessed with these budget friendly denim shorts; once you see the price you'll want some, too! Dressing them a zillion different ways has never been my problem either. From muscle tees to OTS tops to blazers as pictured above...I think you can create a new outfit with a simple swap of accessories.
Apparently when you purge your closet you can actually see all the items you have in it. Novel, right? As much as I used to be a trend follower, you'd be surprised how basic I've really become. Ridiculously basic. Perhaps a basic bitch. <wink, wink>
So here we are. Day 3 of me trying to complete a singular blog post this week and it's 9:20pm on Wednesday night. I am a writer by trade so you can imagine how incredibly unnerving this is for me. I used to crank out five posts a week with ease. And now...I am lucky if I manage two a week. Why? Well...
Summer Fridays are meant to be slightly lazy with a dash of "I woke up like this"...at least in my opinion. I've been wearing these leisure trousers all summer. With an elastic waist, it seems like the perfect solution to a Friday fashion conundrum or a Monday after a weekend full of indulging. Which, is kinda always the case for me. Hello Summer rosé!
It's hard to beat a LWD for summer. It's cool, feminine and crisp even on the days when you feel like you're melting. Melting is in full effect in these parts but I'm not mad at it because that means double the popsicles!
After a long pause from color, I am dipping my toes back in for the 4th of July in a big way! Hello Americana! I am so excited at how easily this outfit came together. Completely unplanned in the best kind of way. I always works that way doesn't it?
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
I remember reading fashion mags growing up and elite celebrities, style mavens, socialites and models would share their one key closet staple which was typically a classic, white button down shirt or a strong, tailored blazer. And I remember thinking to myself as I rolled my eyes, "How boring." Fast forward 20 years later and I have become that girl.
There's something about these trousers that made me want to have them. It's that cummerbund belt that ratcheted up the coolness factor for me...something I was on the hunt for given my disdain for denim after a long winter. Or is it an obi belt? I am not sure but I'm loving the interesting detail.
You can't take the city out of the girl. It may be Sprummer here in Chicago but black will always be a wardrobe staple in my closet.
I've managed to hang onto these faux leather shorts for nearly a decade and I am so glad I did.