Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pencil me in

One of my favorite items of clothing is the classic pencil skirt.  The flattering length and fit can pull together any outfit and make you look professional in an instant. 

Below is my collection.

 Thanks to Marilyn for always inspiring ;)

Robe crazy

Robes might not be considered the chicest item of clothing, but they are the most comfortable way to hang out in one's house (a close second is the onesie, but that's a whole different post). They also gain a little appeal when you learn Marilyn Monroe used to hang out in the same white robe constantly.  One of her friends even recollected the time when Bobby Kennedy came over and Marilyn greeted him the tattered thing.

People who know me well know that I have a great collection of robes but only wear the same purple one over and over.  It took a cactus attack for me to get rid of my original cream robe many years ago.

But I'm going to try to start wearing the other ones I've collected over the years, starting with this cute heather gray Victoria's Secret one.
The others in my collection...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Diamond Stud Earrings

A few years back I purchased a pair of 1 carat Diamond Stud Earrings.  I knew it was going to be a wise purchase-- a piece of jewelry I would be wearing for the rest of my life.  And I've worn them for almost every single day since!  I feel like a great pair of classic diamond studs match anything and last forever.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Denim Days

Over the past couple of months I've purchased three pairs of quality J BRAND jeans. I'm happy to say that I got 25% and $25 off (for a total of $50 off) two pairs of J BRANDs from Bloomingdale's (free shipping and no tax) and then got a pair from Nordstrom at $50 off.  I've been loving the cropped trend because it's flattering on skinny legs (like mine) and great for showing off your heels or cute Oxford flats à la Kendall Jenner (see my J. Crew 'Cleo' Loafer post). 

 J Brand Jeans - Low Rise Ankle Skinny in Affinity

 J Brand Jeans - Mid Rise Crop Rail in Blanc

J BRAND Skinny Ankle Jeans (Drop Out)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

High Waisted

I LOVE LOVE LOVE high waisted pants, especially jeans.  I was incredibly lucky to have found H&M's new pair of light denim High Waisted Wide Leg jeans.  These are sold out online (you can always check to see if they re-stock here) and almost impossible to find, but my local H&M had them! In my size and they fit perfectly.

You can view H&M's new Spring collection here and the commercial below.

The rest of my High Waisted Pant collection includes two great pair of Topshop Denim shorts & a dressier pair of Black Express shorts.

Let the summer begin!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

My blog has a t-shirt ;)

You can buy it from Anthropologie here.

BaubleBar Necklace

I've been dreaming of this necklace for months.  They never have it in stock. I randomly checked the BaubleBar site this past weekend and it was back! And for $10!  It arrived yesterday and it is so beautiful.  And arrived with a free lipstick! I can't wait to layer it with other delicate necklaces. 

Click here to see if you can snatch it up! Sometimes they restock.

Here is the lipstick I am wearing:

lilac flush Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Maybelline New York

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"White bikini off with my red nail polish"

Summer has come early this year in Utah.  We were able to start laying out in January.  Unheard of for a skiing destination!
I love to listen to Lana Del Rey while I tan.  Her music is so calming and glamorous.  Naturally the lyrics to "Off to the Races" are always inspiring in the hot sun.

Swimming pool glimmering darling
White bikini off with my red nail polish
Watch me in the swimming pool
Bright blue ripples, you sittin', sippin' on your black Cristal

Lana singing the song live

All this made me want to get my very own white bikini so when summer really rolls around I can wear it with some red nail polish.  And me being me, I naturally bought two.  

 H&M Scallop Bikini
Buy here

Victoria's Secret Angel Convertible Bikini
Buy here

Oh and here's the OPI polish I'll use on my toes: Big Apple Red

"When you love every color"

Every fashion magazine, fashion designer, and stylist in history will tell you the same thing: "When you love something you should buy every color."  When it comes to clothes, I live by this motto.  I think that when something fits you perfectly and you adore it, you should buy at least 3 colors.  I do this with J. Crew Cotton Tees, J. Crew Ballet Flats, J. Crew Cashmere Sweaters, and now this Victoria's Secret "Teeny Triangle Bikini" top.  I've bought different bottoms for each, but I can't get enough of this super simple, flattering bikini top.