Green Peplum + My Popinjay

For Mother’s Day this year I got a Popinjay Quilted Kufic fold-over bag. I love it so much that I planned an outfit to go with it! I’ve said it before- I love a fit and flare peplum top – I think its very flattering, and I love the color green. I feel green really compliments my skin tone. So a green peplum fit and flare top – is a win-win situation in my book! For this style I paired it with black faux leather pants and peep toe booties!

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Top: BeExquisiteFashion / Bottom: Akira / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Statement Piece: Kenneth Cole / Bag: Popinjay 

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Orange Checkers

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! (one day closer to the long weekend!)

There were so many great sales going on this past weekend that I couldn’t resist shopping a bit! I picked up these checkered cropped pants from Ann Taylor Loft. I really liked the pattern and they are a light and airy fabric, which makes it great for summer. For this particular look I paired it with light orange cardigan from Jcrew Factory and of course a pretty statement piece!

Also, did you guys get a chance to see that Donna Karen is debuting its new DKNY Ramadan capsule collection! It is a 12 piece collection which the clothing is a little longer, modern, and have a more modest silhouette. Check out the DKNY website for the collection lookbook.

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Top: Jcrew Factory / Pants: Ann Taylor Loft / Necklace: Akira Chicago / Shoes: Jessica Simpson (past season – here is something similar) 

Got the blues

It is July 1st! Can you believe half the year is already over – where has the time gone? I’m gearing up for the long weekend, as usual we will head to Michigan to spend sometime with family and friends, have BBQ and enjoy some fireworks. Can’t wait!

The pants to tops ratio in my closet is disproportional, I have way too many pants and not enough shirts to match them all. But that didn’t stop me from getting these pleated front jogger pants! I’m always a little weary of pleated front pants because I am only 5’2  and it sometimes just doesn’t look right. But when I tried these on I loved them!

For this look, I paired the jogger pants with a blue blouse, a blue floral blazer, pretty heels, and a few gold accessories, including a statement piece!

Gottheblues

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gottheblues5Top:  1. Akira (here is the same top but in different color), 2. Akira (here is a different top but same color)  / Blazer: Old Navy / Pants: Akira (here are the same pants but different color), 2. Missguided (different pants but same color) / Shoes: Guess / Statement Piece: (past season but here is something similar) Forever 21 / Earrings: Tory Burch / Braclet: Jcrew / Watch: Michael Kors

 

Summer Luau

Happy Monday Everyone,

So this weekend my husband and I began to tackle cleaning out our apartment. We were late with spring cleaning this year – so I guess now we are summer cleaning. Anyway, in the midst of us cleaning we realized we are in need of a living room makeover. We have great furniture, but we definitely need to spruce it up! Not to mention we have all the baby stuff (jumparoo, baby swing, high chair, bouncer….the list is endless) that we need to work around. Some of the furniture we had previously we got rid of because we didn’t want Baby Z to get hurt. How do you make your living space modern and chic, at the same time baby friendly? It our new project over the next few weeks – I will be sure to keep giving updates!

On the look, I wore this outfit a few weeks back for my nieces first birthday party – It was a luau themed party. I wanted something easy and that I could run around in because Baby Z was with me. So I chose to wear colored pants – I love colored pants, I have so many different ones. I feel like you can dress them up or dress them down with any top! I chose these peach colored pants with a floral top and flats! I dressed it up with a gold necklace and bracelets. What different colored pant do you have?

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Top: Forever 21 / Pants: Akira Chicago (previous season – here is something similar) / Shoes: Cole Haan / Necklace: Nordstrom rack / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Jcrew / Bag: Nordstrom Rack (previous season – here is something similar)

Island Blues

Aloha again from Hawaii!

My husband and I went exploring around Waikiki today. We totally looked like tourists with our Nikon camera snapping pictures – but the sunshine and island breeze were so nice we didn’t care!  If you don’t know by now – I love comfy stylish pants – especially on vacation.   For my “Island Blues” look I paired casual white linen pants with a blue tee and dressed it up with a statement piece necklace.

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Top: H&M /Bottom: Akira (last season – here is something similar) / Necklace: House or Harlow (last season – here is something similar)/ Sandals : Aldo

Polka Dot Blues

May-12-2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a fabulous Mothers Day. Yesterday was my very first mothers day as a mom! I got a handbag and flowers from my husband, and daughter, and a necklace from my mom, and sister! It was an overall pretty relaxing day!

This weekend my husband and I had a lunch date with a few friends of ours. We went to Kingsbury Street Café in Lincoln Park. The food was delicious, and the chocolate muffins are to die for! To lunch I wore this look I call the “Polka Dot Blues”. If you can’t tell by now – I love jackets over everything. I think they give an overall polished look. I paired these blue pants from Akira, with a black polka dot blouse from Zara, and topped it off with a Jacket from H&M. The necklace I am wearing is from Lauren Lombardi.

Jacket: H&M, Pants: Akira (Last season, but something similar), Top: Zara (Last season, but something similar) .