Monogram’s for Spring.

Happy Friday babes!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week, and staying healthy and safe. I have found myself starting to get restless, so I have been trying to take at least 2 walks a day, once in the morning and the second in the afternoon. It helps to just get out of the house and into the fresh air, even if it is just for a little bit. We could all use a nice dose of sunshine and some vitamin D. The sunshine cures all. 

I have also found myself wearing a lot of leisure wear, which I rarely do unless I am running errands. Now I find that is it all I wear, unless I am getting dressed up for my big outing to Target (I know I am not the only one ha.) While I cannot wait to get back to my normal wardrobe, I found some of the cutest pieces for lounging, or for walks around the neighborhood. Pieces that I know I will continue to wear long after we are able to be outside and around others again. 

Today, I’ll be sharing the cutest monogrammed tee that would even make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You can buy matching shirts and wear them together! How cute would that be? 

Today’s Look:

Monogrammed Long Sleeve Tee – I am wearing a size medium. I love wearing these oversized because I can tuck them in, and the look cute with everything from joggers to shorts. You can pick from two different font designs – either circle monogram or vine monogram. They have a wide variety of floral designs and you can add any initials you would like. 

The tee comes in three different colors and in sizes S – 3XL.  

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Gym Shorts – I am wearing a size small petite. Who knew that gym shorts came in petite sizes??? I only discovered this when I went shopping for summer workout shorts, and imagine my surprise when I saw that Old Navy carried petite sizes in active-wear. These shorts are perfect for working out in the gym, long runs, or just for running errands. 

These shorts come in several different colors, regular, tall, and petite and in sizes XS – XXL. 

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Converse – I am wearing a size 6.5 in white and gold and I must admit that these are my first pair of converse, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wear a different brand of sneaker again. They are so comfy, and they look so cute with everything – from jeans to joggers, to summer dresses, they are the perfect walking shoe. 

They come in sizes 4.5 – 14.5 and in a variety of colors. 

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Have a wonderful Friday!

xoxoxoxo

Polka dots for Spring.

Happy Thursday!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for summer. Ready for sunshine, warmer temps, BBQ’s, friends, family, and just everything that goes along with summer. This summer might be off to a slower start than others, but one thing is for sure, we will ENJOY and not waste a single second of it. 

Speaking of summer, I have also found myself wanting to buy everything that I see while online. Every day I have ads popping up in my inbox with all of the latest trends, and cutest styles. I want it all – but I have exercised a lot of restraint, and have bought very little. Am I the only one? Or are others in the same boat? Haha. 

For today’s look I’ll be sharing  the cutest polka dot skirt, and the cutest tank, that you can transition from work to date night. 

Today’s Look:

Button Strappy Cami – I am wearing a size medium petite in white. This cami is perfect for those warm summer days and nights. It can be paired perfectly with a blazer for work, or go for a more casual look and pair with a cute summer skirt, like I did, or denim shorts. However you wear it, this cami is sure to be worn at least once a week for months to come. 

This top comes in sizes XXS – XXL, in regular and petite and in white or black.

HUGE SALE ALERT – This cami is now only $15 with the code SMILE. 

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Polka Dot Skirt – I am wearing a size small. I purchased this skirt from J.Crew at the end of last summer, so it is no longer in stock. However,  I was able to find almost an identical skirt, and it will look just as cute as we approach summer. 

This skirt comes in sizes S – L. 

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Slip-On EspadrilleI am wearing a size 7, and they make for the perfect shoe for spring and summer. They are so incredibly comfy, and I find myself wearing them all the time. From loungwear to a night out, I wear them at least 3 times a week. Plus being petite, they add the perfect little lift. 

These shoes come in sizes 5 – 11 as well as half sizes and in several colors. 

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Have a wonderful Thursday! 

xoxoxox

 

 

Bright colors and smiles for Spring.

How was everyone’s Easter?

I know that this year was spent a bit differently, but the meaning of Easter felt even more present during this truly difficult time that we are all facing. My sister and I spent it with our mom and stepdad, and we had a long phone call with our grandparents. We promised that once this is over, we will have a HUGE Easter celebration and tie it in with our grandmother’s birthday, which was this past Friday. I know that everyone is starting to get antsy, and is ready for all of this to be over. I think we are getting closer to at least a sense of normalcy again….fingers crossed!

During this time, I have also been looking for brightly colored spaces to take photos, so that we can find some bright spots during this time. I found the cutest row of homes that are all painted a different shade of the rainbow, and they are sure to brighten anyone’s day. They sure brightened mine! 

For today’s look, I’ll be sharing a cute outfit idea for spring, and they even make for the perfect transitional pieces for summer. 

Today’s Look:

Blouse – I am wearing a size small, in white. Over the past two years I have really started to enjoy blouses. I love that you can dress them up or down, take them from work to play, and you really only need a few. They last a long time. H&M has a great selection of blouses for every season, and they don’t get worn-out after washing. 

This blouse comes in sizes 3XS – XXL and in several colors. 

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Paper Bag Shorts – I am wearing a size small, in medium denim. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this style of denim, but they are incredibly comfortable, and I love that they cinch at the waist. Great with a lightweight sweater, blouse, or tee for spring, and a great transitional piece for summer. Just add a bodysuit, tee, or tank and you are all set for a casual Saturday. 

These shorts come in sizes XS – M and in dark and light wash. 

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Ciao Bella Smoking Slipper – I am wearing a size 7. I usually wear a 7.5 but I had to size down. These shoes do run a bit big but they are truly the comfiest pair of shoes that you could own. They make for the perfect shoes for spring and summer, and they have such a wide variety of styles that you are sure to find the perfect pair…..or 3! 

They come in sizes 5 – 11, as well as half sizes, and a wide range of designs and colors. 

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Clutch – I know that I have featured this adorable clutch store before on the blog, but they truly have the cutest bags, clutches, accessories and so much more. “Can’t Clutch This,” is a monthly subscription, and at the end of each month you get a new clutch for only $21.99! From pizza clutches, to a credit card clutch, and everything in between. 

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Have a wonderful day! 

xoxoxoxo

Comfy and Cozy.

Happy Wednesday babes. 

I know that these past two weeks have been very trying for everyone. We are working from home, staying inside, not really having much contact with the outside world. I know that these times feel very uncertain, but it is important to take everything day by day. We should try and keep a positive mindset, and know that we will all get through this together. 

New York State, and New York City, where I live, have been hit so hard. My sister and I came home just because we did not know what was going to happen next. It was hard to close up our apartment not knowing when we were going to come back, hopefully within the next week or so. This situation really allows you to take a step back and see what we take for granted – getting coffee on your way to work, going to the gym, seeing friends for dinner, being able to give someone a hug or hold someone’s hand. I miss being able to sit in the park and watch as spring begins to take life. My sister and I are extremely close to our grandparents, and we’ve had to stay away for fear of getting them sick. 

While we all may be stuck inside, it is important to still keep up a daily routine. I still act like I am going to work in the morning, although I have been wearing cozy sweats some days. But I get up, workout, eat breakfast, get dressed, and sit at my desk, or on the couch hahaha. We have been taking daily walks just to get outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. Take this time to reconnect with loved ones, meditate, read that book that’s been sitting on your coffee table since August….(that would be me ha!) Our mom bought coloring books and games, so needless to say I have been feeling like a little kid,  and I have colored about 5 different Disney princesses and lost a lot of games of Scrabble. And I’ve eaten way too many cookies.  

I know we are anxious and feeling antsy, but we just have to keep taking this day by day. By no means am I saying that you can’t have a crappy day, or be angry, because I’ve had both. It is OKAY to get frustrated. We just have to remember to be gentle with ourselves, and to just breathe. We have to remember that we will be able to go back to work, eat out, see our friends and family. We will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. 

For today’s post, I will be sharing a comfy outfit that I have had on repeat over the past week and a half. Plus, it is tie-dye so that makes it even more fun and cheery.

Today’s Look:

Tie-Dye Sweatshirt – My sweatshirt is OOS, but I was able to find a similar one also from Target. I am wearing a size medium, as I wanted the fit to be oversized and comfy. Swap out workout leggings, or gym shorts, with a cute denim skirt or white shorts and you’re ready to go! Tie-Dye is the perfect addition for spring, and the print comes in so many different styles from clothing to accessories, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you. 

This sweatshirt comes in sizes XS – XXL. 

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Workout ShortsI am wearing a size small in black. Target has the comfiest workout gear! I usually am all Under Armour, but recently I have begun to really like Old Navy and Target workout clothes. They last just as long, and cost less money. 

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Ciao Bella Slip On – I am wearing a size 6.5. I typically wear a 7, but these shoes run big ,so I would go down a size or half size. I love Soludos shoes, they are so comfy and supportive. From sandals, to slip on’s, mules, etc. you are sure to find at least 5 pairs! Perfect for the summer. 

They come in sizes 5 -11 as well as half sizes. 

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Have a wonderful and safe rest of the day. 

xoxoxoxoxo

“Wild About Love.”

Happy Sunday!

Did anyone else feel like this week was never-ending? Between the news, offices closing, and people staying home; this week just felt incredibly long. The key is to stay calm, vigilant, and wash your hands. The weekend was full of sunshine and warm weather, so I  spent most of my time outside.I think that sunshine and some vitamin D will do everyone some good. 

Speaking of comfort, I wanted to share some of my favorite finds to snuggle up in on the weekend. They are perfect for running errands, spending time outside, or just relaxing.

Today’s Look:

Monogram Sweatshirt – I am wearing a size small. They tend to run a bit oversized, which is great because you can layer with a tee underneath for those chilly spring days. United Monograms has the cutest sweatshirts, tee’s, accessories, and so much more. They have such a wide variety of styles that you sure to find the perfect one for you! Or, if you are like me, at least 5 or 6. 

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Black Leggings – I am wearing a size small petite, and LOFT truly has the comfiest and coziest leggings. I love that they carry a petite selection of leggings, because typically I have to roll them, but not with LOFT. They are the perfect fit!

These leggings come in sizes XS – XL and in regular, tall, and petite.

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Converse Sneakers – I am wearing a size 7, and I must admit I have never worn Converse sneakers before. I was always a Keds fan. While I still am, I am finding that I love Converse sneakers just as much, if not more. They are cute, comfy, and I love that I can dress them up or down.

These sneakers come in sizes 5 – 18 as well as half sizes.

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Polka Dots and Booties.

Happy Saturday babes!

 The weekend is here! I will say, that with the temps now  getting warmer it is making the workweek much more enjoyable. While I know that it is still winter for a little while longer, it is just nice that the sun sets later, the temps are milder, and the sunshine feels warmer against your skin. Can you tell that I’m happy with the warmer weather? But I’m telling the truth that the workweek always seems better when the weather is nice. 

Speaking of nice days, is anyone else loving the trends for spring? Pastel colors, floral patterns, flowy dresses, and so much more. I can also fit much more in my closet when all the bulky sweaters are gone and put away until next year. So that means all the space for all the latest trends, and spring staples, that are already in my closet.

For today’s post, I’ll be sharing the perfect transitional dress as we go from winter and into spring. I am usually not into the dropped-waist type of dress, but this year’s styles are so cute that I had to cave and try for myself. All I can say is LOVE! I know I’ll be purchasing some more as the days get nicer. 

Today’s Look:

DressI am wearing a size XS as it runs big, but the fabric is so comfy and breezy that it will be perfect for workday all throughout the spring. Plus, I’ll be able to put it away for next year. My dress was on super sale last month, so they are currently only selling a few still in the store, but I was able to link a very similar dress that is just as comfy and perfect for spring. 

The dress linked comes in sizes XS – XL.

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White BootiesI have been looking for a cute white bootie to wear into the spring, but I did not want to spend a lot of money, and I found the cutest pair for only $26! They are so comfy, and they go with everything. Plus, with the snake skin heel, I’ve already gotten so many compliments. I am wearing a size 7, and I know I’ll be wearing them for a very long time. 

These booties come in sizes 5 – 11 as well as in half sizes, and they also come in black. 

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Sunglasses – I’ve had so many people ask me where I got these sunglasses, and the answer is T.J. Maxx! They always have the best finds for half the price, and they last just as long, if not longer, than if you were to spend a lot of money. Plus, living in the city I don’t like to wear expensive jewelry or accessories in case they get lost. 

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Have a wonderful Saturday!

xoxoxoxox

Love at first sight with LOFT.

Love at first sight with LOFT.

Happy Monday!

I don’t know about you, but I was ready for a relaxing weekend. The forecast called for sunshine and mid 40’s for the Saturday and Sunday so that meant spending all the time outside. I will gladly take warm weather now through spring, as opposed to snow and wind. Although, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be freezing! 

With the long weekend around the corner, that also means that Valentine’s Day is almost here. I have been on the hunt to find cute little accessories to celebrate the holiday and they make for cute gifts for my gal pals! Those cute little Valentine’s Day cards that you got your friends in the 2nd grade won’t cut it anymore. Although, I may still give them out because let’s face it they are adorable. I recently went to LOFT to snag a pair of jeans that I wanted and while I was there I found the cutest heart-shaped accessories and clothes that SCREAMED hearts and flowers. From cute tee’s and cozy loungwear to girly accessories and cute heels. Perfect for a cozy night in, or a night out on the town.  

LOFT Finds:

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Heart Tee

Heart Earrings

Block Heel Pumps

Top Knot Headband

Loungewear

Heart Scrunchie Set

Heart Necklace

 

Have a wonderful start to the week!

xoxoxox

 

Pretty In Pink.

Pretty In Pink.

Happy Hump Day babes. 

Can you believe that we are only a little over a week away from Valentine’s Day? I feel like it was JUST Christmas. The days seem to fly by more and more as we get older, but that means one day closer to spring! 

I never know what to wear on Valentine’s Day. Do I wear something that SCREAMS hearts and flowers? Or, am I more subdued, and just put subtle accents of pink or red throughout the look? For today’s post, I’ll be sharing option 2, as I’ll be spending this Valentine’s Day with my gal pals at one of our favorite rooftop bars. So subtle will be key!

Today’s Look:

Tank – I am wearing a size medium, for my chest. This versatile tank goes perfectly with everything -from work to play, from winter to summer, and everything in between. It is always incredibly comfy. 

This tank comes in sizes XS – XL.

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Metallic Midi SkirtI am wearing a size small. I’ve worn this midi skirt so many times, and I love that you can dress it up with the silk tank and heels, like I paired it with above. Or you can dress it down with an oversized sweater and sneakers. 

This skirt comes in sizes XXS – XL. 

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Hot Pink TrenchSadly, my trench coat is from last season….BUT I was able to find a very similar one. I’m not going to lie, I think I’m going to purchase this one as well! So cute! 

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Heart – Shaped Clutch – How adorable is this bag? I always love finding novelty handbags. No one will ever have the same one, and you will always be one-of-a-kind. While this bag is perfect for Valentine’s Day, you can use it all the way through the summer. 

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Block Heels – I am wearing a size 7, and these block heels are truly one of the comfiest pairs of dress shoes that are in my closet. They are also a very versatile shoe, and you can wear them throughout the entire year. 

They come in sizes 6 – 11 as well as half sizes. 

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Have a wonderful night!

xoxoxox

Cozy in Pink.

Cozy in Pink.

Happy Saturday!!

Nothing says the weekend like cozy sweaters and accessories.

Speaking of cozy, for today’s post this sweater and pom pom beanie are perfect for those chilly winter days and nights. Or when it is snowing and all you want to do is stay inside but you have to go to work, this sweater is perfect for the office; and it is so toasty. I am also all about the cozy winter accessories, like this beanie, which has been on trend for the past two years, and it looks like they won’t be going out of style any time soon.  

Today’s Post:

Pink Sweater – I am wearing a size medium in blush. I always go up a size in sweaters at Target as they tend to run a bit small. I have already worn it to work with leather leggings for a dressier look and of course, dress them down with denim. 

This sweaters comes in sizes XS-XL and in several different colors. 

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High Rise Skinny Jeans – I am wearing a size 4 petite. Being small, it is hard to find pants, especially jeans, that you do not need to have altered or hemmed. I have been able to find three stores where I do not need to have my jeans altered – Madewell, Loft, and of course Old Navy, which is where these jeans are from. I love that Old Navy has always carried pants, not just jeans, in regular, tall, and petite. That way all women of all shapes and sizes can find the perfect pair of pants and the perfect fit. 

 These jeans come in sizes 0 – 18 and in regular, tall, and petite. 

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Keds – I am wearing a size 7. I have LOVED Keds sneakers since I was a little girl. Remember when you would go into Strideright as a kid? They would measure your feet, and you would always get a new pair of Keds sneakers. Not only are they the comfiest sneakers, BUT they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. They are great for casual Friday at work, weekend errands, and perfect for all 12 months out of the year. 

These sneakers come in sizes 5 – 11 as well as half sizes. 

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Pom Pom Beanie – Hello cozy accessories! Beanies have always been my “go to” when it comes to winter hats. They are cozy, comfy, and warm. They also wash incredibly well, and never lose their shape or stretch out. Plus, they made for the perfect period on any winter look. 

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Have a wonderful Saturday.

xoxoxoxo

Living Well in Madewell.

Living Well in Madewell.

Happy Tuesday!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. It rained for part of the weekend, but it  definitely felt a lot warmer then it did during the week. I’ll take 40 degree days over the teens and 20’s any day of the week. I think we can all agree on that. 

While I love chunky sweaters, I tend to get very warm in the winter. I try not to wear such heavy sweaters if I know I am going to be wearing my down coat, scarf, and all the other winter accessories. Madewell has the perfect sweaters and flannels for those long winter months, and I find that I never feel overly warm like I do in others.

Did you know that Madewell recycles your old pair of jeans? Just bring in an old pair of Madewell jeans, and they’ll be recycled into insulation for homes for families in need. And you’ll get $20 off a new pair! 

Today’s Look:

Flannel – I love flannels to be oversized, so I am wearing a size medium in Buffalo Check. This flannel is perfect for both work and play. I have already worn it to work with a skirt and loafers. 

This flannel comes in sizes XXS – XL. 

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Black JeansMine are from last season, but I was able to find almost the exact same pair that are also from Madewell. I am wearing a size petite 4 or 34 in their size chart. I love jeans that button up the front, as opposed to the ones that zip, because the pants lay flatter with buttons. It’s also easier to tuck a tee, blouse, or sweater in. 

The jeans come in in regular, tall, petite and in 33 – 37. 

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Leopard Mules – I am wearing a size 7, and these mules are SO COMFY!!!! If I could wear them every day I would. I am not going to lie, I may have been wearing them almost every single day since buying them. They are the perfect shoe for work when you don’t want to wear a pair of heels, and they are perfect for the weekend too! They come in sizes 6-9 and in half sizes. 

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Pom Pom BeanieI love cozy hats for the winter. They keep you warm, and they look cute with everything. This hat washes really well, so you won’t run the risk of shrinking that hat. 

This hat is One Size and comes in black and ivory. 

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Have a wonderful day!

xoxoxoxo