The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been live for a few days now and with – dare I say it? – FALL coming around the corner, I picked up a few pieces that I knew I would love throughout the season! I have been wearing these Nike sneakers almost every day already because they are so comfortable and easy to slide on and go. Since I’ve been keeping myself in flats this summer, I also was wanted a classic pair of white kicks and these from Treasure & Bond with blue suede fit the bill. Getting for fall means getting ready for New York Fashion Week, and loved when I saw this pleated skirt which is the perfect golden yellow for the transition from the late summer season into fall! You can’t go wrong with a new pair of over the knee boots, so I decided to pick up another pair and these from Marc Fisher fit like a glove! I couldn’t get away without buying a great off the shoulder top, so I grabbed this one from Free People in hunter green!
I’m currently overhauling my entire home with new furniture, bedding and loads of pieces for a nice change of pace in my house while not having to move. Ever feel like you need that sometimes? Me too! I’m excited to parter up with a great group of gals for the giveaway below! Be sure to enter and check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because its the one not to miss!
In celebration of the recent launch of Lili Alessandra a maker of fine linens and soft furnishings on Nordstrom.com, I have partnered with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away a $500 Nordstrom gift card! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and ends on 8/8. Winner will be announced here. Good luck!
There is nothing more beautiful than taking a trip away from it all and ending up on a tropical island for a long weekend! Resort life is pretty amazing, and when you have a beautiful sunset and palm trees all around you can’t go wrong with wearing yellow! My husband and I went on a little getaway (more of the story and a vlog soon! Subscribe to see it first!) and I brought this yellow eyelet dress by Maggy London with me because I knew I wanted to dress up in a bright color for an evening out to dinner.
I know some women may think they can’t wear yellow. But trust me, you can wear anything you want wherever you want as long as you feel confident in it. That is all that matters. Yellow is that color that can feel a bit intimidating to pair with other colors, but shades of red, violet, pinks all go well with yellow. With this dress and a sun-kissed tan, I wanted to simply wear all yellow tones of amber and gold chrome accents.
Gold sandals are the perfect nude when you want to kick your outfits up a notch and go the long mile, so I always like to invest in a great pair to wear for a few years.
The lovely open back provides an sexy but elegant surprise to the dress, which I appreciated on a warm evening. A great transitional pieces from day (paired with a navy blazer) to night, I know I’ll be wearing this dress again soon come Fall.
Shop the Feature // Maggy London Melina midi | Schutz sandals | Banana Republic clutch |Kate Spade earrings | Ray Ban sunglasses
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Thank you to Maggy London for partnering on this post!
Happy Summer! I am so happy that I am finally able to take a break from the school year and relax in the sun. Thank you for all the love on my new YouTube channel and supporting it with a subscription, like, comment and/or view! I have a vlog coming soon about my glorious stay at a beach house along the Jersey Shore, so be on the lookout. It seriously was one of the most gorgeous homes I have stayed at, and could not have felt more “away from home” even though it was still in New Jersey! I can’t wait to share more of it soon, but if you’re curious to see it on VRBO and hoping to book a few days or even a week down the Jersey Shore in oceanside beauty, check it out here!
There is no doubt that you will need a white dress in your wardrobe for the summer. It’s the perfect way to feel light and airy as you probably will attend many outdoor parties or be invited to at least one “all white outfit” event.
And because wearing white dresses are the perfect summertime outfit, I’ve teamed up with 4 other bloggers to share their white summer dress style too! Check them all out below!
I can’t believe I am writing these words (for all the times I thought I would never do it!), but we are officially LIVE with our first video on YouTube (check out our short video below or right here)! And there is no better way than to start by sharing one of my favorite events to have hosted this year with alba Boutique! If you were able to attend the event, you know it was raining and the unusual weather was bookended by sunnier days. But that did not stop many of you who came out and enjoyed some bubbly and snacks while getting your hair braided and enjoying the company of the women and men who stopped by to support This Season’s Gold and alba Boutique in Hoboken! Thank you!
What I love about shopping small boutiques are the attention to detail that is in involved in catering to the customer. I know that when I go into alba Boutique, I am met with a kind smile and an array of choices for whatever I may be looking for, whether that be a dress, leather jacket, sunglasses, handbag, jumpsuit or jeans! You’d be surprised how much such a small space can offer! I not only found this gorgeous peach jumpsuit here a few weeks ago, but then within 5 minutes of walking in saw this beautiful white off the shoulder top, perfect for the summer bbq’s, (similar here and love this one too) and had to wear it during the event!
What made this event even more special is that my hairstylist and friend, Catt Nunez (follow her on Instagram!), hosted a braid bar and it was such a hit! What girl doesn’t love a fierce braid to wear for a summer weekend?
Jeanna, the owner of alba Boutique, is such an amazing women. Her hard work and dedication makes her such an inspiration and is the truest form of a #girlboss! Her boutiques are in Ridgewood and Hoboken, NJ and now in Wellesley, MA – so you know she knows what she is doing. Learn how we met in our video below!
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Most of us wait to wear our favorite maxi dress on the warmer days of the year. Wearing denim with our dresses may not be the first thing we think about. Yet, one way to take your maxi dress to the next level is to wear it with jeans! The perfect maxi dress to pair with pants (or shorts on those really warm days) is a full length button down dress so you can leave it open at the waistline, and wear it like a long and flowy cardigan or shirtdress (basically!). It’s a great way to play with proportions and get two outfits out of one maxi dress.
With bright colors for the summer, I have worn this dress with white jeans also, and love how the floral print plays as that pop of color I mentioned in my last post that goes well with white denim. Here are some of my favorite maxi’s to layer the next time you are heading out for the day!
Would you try the maxi dress and pants look? I’d love to what you think! And if you aren’t subscribed to our newsletter, you can sign up here as we get ready to share a big announcement this week, and would love for you to be the first to know! Thank you for stopping by!
Do you have a love/hate relationship with white jeans? I do. First, let me just say that I love wearing white and styling white jeans because of their versatility and simplicity (see here with burgundy and in all white here). But some white denim can be too thin where you can see through them, so finding a great pair is key! White jeans are great for summer and evenings when you go out for date night and want to look classic and chic. When you find the perfect pair of white jeans, be sure to buy more than one!
Style your white jeans with a statement top.
This sheer shoulder top from Maggy London is a piece that can be worn casually as I did here or with a long skirt for a more formal look. From front to back, the illusion top is equal parts elegant and classic, with a hint of sexy – the perfect statement top. It is my new favorite top of the summer!
In order to change up an old pair of my favorite white jeans, I frayed the hem myself. All you need is a ruler, scissors and a large nail file. 1) Fold the jeans with the front side of them facing outward and line up the hem. 2) Using a ruler, decide where you will cut the hem (and cut) considering that you will lose about 1/2 an inch once you start to fray the edges. 3) After cutting, try the jeans on to ensure accuracy of your cut, and then remove them to begin to fray the edges. 4) Using a clean nail file (white is best), rub the edge the jeans that will start to separate the fibers. you can fray as much or as little as you want. If you want more you can cut slits around the hem use nail file the same way to get a wider frayed edge.
Have fun with the accessories.
When you style a look simply in black and white, have fun finding a pop of color or a print to make the entire outfit stand out. Leopard is basically another neutral in my opinion, and adding these sandals to the look was just enough to add some fun to the outfit!
Wearing a red lip looks good on any woman, and there’s something about wearing a red lipstick that feels daring and empowering. While it’s not limited to the way you style your white jean look, when you add that pop of color an evening out can feel much more fun! =)
What is your favorite way to styling white jeans? I’d love to know and get inspired by you! Leave your thoughts in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!
Thank you to prAna and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for partnering on this post.
The words “I’m busy” are often an understatement in any mother’s daily life. I am sure of it. We all wish there were more hours in the day and less tasks on our to-do lists. Am I right? I know that with everything I have going on this time of year (planning trips and kid camp registrations, tests, tending to allergies, writing speeches, I could go on and on…), I rarely find a moment that I can dedicate to going to the gym. I’ve said a thousand times I’m returning to Bikram Yoga for a 6am class, but have yet to make it. (Trying!) So with my busy life, I know that I have to find different ways to motivate myself to stay active until I finally do make it to that 6am class! Here are my 3 ways to stay active while “the busy” keeps going.
1. WEAR CLOTHES THAT MOTIVATE
There is something to be said for wearing clothing that motivates you to stay active. Feeling good about yourself is something I believe is important in motivating yourself to get fit and take on a new adventure, even if it means getting a new outfit to get the ball rolling. This netted top is long enough to cover my backside while light enough to wear on a cool or hot day. I also love finding a perfect pair of leggings that made with attention to detail and feel snug in all the right places. High-waisted is a plus! These prAna pants fit the bill! Smooth, snug, high-waisted and made from sustainable material (doing good for the world!), these leggings were the perfect motivation to enjoy an active day outdoors!
2. TAKE THE FAMILY WITH YOU
Taking pics is one thing, but having my husband and my son to make it a day we can all enjoy outdoors is another. Going on hikes (see post here), finding ways to take on new adventures together, and modeling the importance of physical activity to my son is important. Getting to spend time with those you love by choosing activities that keep you active is the perfect way to get more stuff done!
3. DISCOVER SOMEWHERE NEW
Making the effort to find somewhere new to walk/hike/workout when you have too many things already on your plate may just feel like another task. However, it is possible to make it happen. Take a moment to think about a place you’ve always wanted to see or visit – even if only a short drive away. You’ll discover you are more inclined to spend time exploring a new place with a fresh set of eyes, and therefore stay active longer. Maybe that’s the reason I am less likely to make it to a gym to stay active (although winter may change my mind!) since I love the adventure of discovering somewhere new.
What do you do to stay active when you are too busy to workout? I’d love to be inspired by your ideas! Thank you for stopping by!