There are some companies that just have an appeal to them, something that stands out, unique, timeless. The moment I stumbled upon JORD watches, I knew I needed to have one in my life. Like they say, "moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time."
Time pieces are my favorite accessory because they are the most functional and necessary in my life. As a teacher with a flexible schedule (I'll save that for another post) time is always important. Click that "read more" tab to see how I styled my piece and don't forget to enter to win a $100 gift code to JORD! Contest ends Sept. 3!
One piece swimsuits have been the hottest trend this summer.
It is certainly a trend I can hang on to and I firmly believe it will!
Its the end of Summer y'all, its a sad truth that comes with each passing season. But its the best time to stock up for next year! School has started and most stores start making space for all the fall styles. Consequently, all the summer styles go on sale!
Plunging V-Neck Sheer Stripe One Piece | Wala Swim | $196 30% off with code SUMMERFUN30
*same as mine above*
White Crochet One Piece | Aerie American Eagle | $30 on sale
Lace Up One Piece Halter Swim Suit | Express | $34.95 on sale
Ruched Bandeau One Piece | J. Crew | $50 on sale
Shoulder Tie White One Piece | J. Crew | $54.99 on sale
Scallop Bandeau One Piece | Kate Spade | $120 free shipping/free returns
*not on sale, but its soooo cute*
Animal print is always in style and add in cropped dress joggers, yes it's a thing, and I'm in heaven. I bought these pants a few seasons ago and am still in love with them. They're business in the front and a party in the back. Party meaning the amazing fact that the back half of the waist line is all elastic and makes for a comfortable day. I rocked these at work today with my Christian Siriano Flats that I got for half price! I can't find them anywhere online but linked similar, local Payless stores may still have them. Shop my look below, and check out my other animal print combo as well!
Nothing screams confidence like a great jumpsuit. They were all the rage in the 1970's. As we have seen with fashion over the eras, everything always comes back around. Jumpsuits have been maintaining a pretty steady status over the past couple of years, and frankly, I'm all for it!
This 'Retro Rose' Jumpsuit is unique with the front abdomen cutout, faux button up top, and wide leg. It also features a ruched back with a long zipper down the spine. It ensures the most fabulous fit. Seriously, nobody wants to ever feel like they can't breathe! None of that here wit this floral number.
Sometimes you just find a dress that makes you weak in the knees because you love it so much. Appropriately named the 'Free Fallin' dress', you'll find it ideal for dressing up or down with extreme ease! Oh and trust me, it's even lovelier in person. As you look closer, you'll see the subtle detailing, all perfectly placed. Little additions like the neon patterned neckline and subtle criss cross straps make it so much more than just another white dress.
Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!
Its the age old question... Which do you prefer?
Silver? or Gold?
Who says you have to choose?
I personally don't think we live in a day and age where we must select one or the other. But lets be real, my wedding ring is definitely silver. So, I guess I did choose a little. Ha!
My gold flats are perfect for when I'm feeling a little edgy. I'll be very honest, those spikes are pretty sharp. Don't mess with me when I'm wearing those bad boys! My silver Tom's on the other hand make me feel like Cinderella just enjoying a casual day. Tom's have always been a favorite of mine. I've always been so impressed at their outreach and advocacy for those in need. Go look in your closet. Start counting your shoes, and stop!... Remember, so many children can't even count one. single. pair. Shop the shoes below:
Silver Glitter Toms | Exclusive now at David's Bridal | $54
Steve Madden 'Studdly' Gold Loafer | Polyvore | prices vary
(Mine are from 2012, but I still LOVE them!)
Similar Spike Loafers | Milanoo | $71
As for the bangles, Alex and Ani quite has simply nailed it. Creating such a wide range of jewelry each with specific meaning that ca speak directly to you. I'm pretty selective with jewelry, especially bracelets. *Being that I basically can only wear them on my fully functioning arm.* Wear them all together or alone, you really just can't go wrong!
Shop the updated versions of my bangles below, and find out what each represents!
Compass Charm Bangle | Alex and Ani | $28 - objective, direction, transition -
Hand Of Fatima Charm Bangle | Alex and Ani | $32 - positivity, abundance, faith -
Dolphin Charm Bangle | Alex and Ani | $32 - resiliency -
(ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price* from each Dolphin Charm Bangle sold, with a minimum donation of $25,000, between May 2017 and December 2017, to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, whose mission through Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) is to save the most vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protect them for future generations.)
Sapphire Birthstone Charm Bangle | Alex and Ani | $32
Seattle Mariners Charm Bangle | Alex and Ani | $32
Jewelry is always a hit or miss for me, I I have so many pieces that I never wear. I'm slowly getting rid of what I don't wear and making sure I only purchase pieces I know I will wear.
One thing I have moved towards are bangles, and Alex and Ani are definitely my favorite by far! But I have to tell you about my newest addition: the hair tie cuff, genius invention btw. If you're looking for higher quality here is the "original". I actually scored this bad boy on Amazon for only $16! I have child-sized wrists, so It is a little loose on. If you have normal sized wrists I'm sure you will be fine, but if they are smaller just be aware the cuff won't stay on without a hair tie!
P.s. My shoes are still available at Target, I've been slowly stocking up on Mossimo before they are gone, and they are on sale in store for $17. Shop the look below!
Don't worry, these Flying Monkey's wont give you nightmares reminiscent of the Wizard Of Oz. However they will leave feeling fantastic and ready! This super stretchy denim is easily in my top 3 favorites for denim. They are fitted fully through the leg, even down at the ankles! I like them fitted at the ankle so I can literally wear them with almost any shoe! My Flying Monkey denim gets worn year round! Its funny after a few years of having them, they are still in FAB shape. But you can see where le booty and knees have stretched them slightly. That by itself should tell you how much I love them. I wear them ALL the time, and believe me, you will too!
Flying Monkey Black Jeggings | Junky Trunk Boutique | $40 (own these! Use code JTBSWAN50 for 50% off)
Flying Monkey Cropped Denim *true denim* | Junky Trunk Boutique | $50 (Lex has these! Use code JTBSWAN50 for 50% off)
Flying Monkey True Blue Jeggings *white stitching* | Buckle | $49.50 (own these!)
Flying Monkey Skinny Stretch Jeggings | Buckle | $49.50 (own these!)
Little Black Ankle Strap Heel | Junky Trunk | $30
(only available in 6.5 & 9, use code JTBSWAN50 for 50% off)
Strappy Ankle Strap w/ Chunky Heel | Target | $29.99
Little Ankle Strap Sandal Heel | Nordstrom | $68
I don't know about you, but I love me some fun pants! I have a small collection of some of the most fun patterned pants that I like to mix into my style. I scored this pair at Forever 21 and it's like harem meets trousers. I love that more stores are carrying palazzo, culottes, and fluid style bottoms. I guess I have to start bringing mine out of the back of my closet! I linked a similar pair below and some cute new styles, ya know, just in case ;)
p.s. at it again scoring those $3 shoes from Walmart!
Ohhhh. My. Gawwwwd. (Janice from Friends anyone?)
Can you believe its already August? This year is flying by. Lex is back to school next week...but didn't summer break just start?!
Summer vacation seems shorter every year, guess that's that whole "adulting" thing right? But, we cherish vacation time and decided to end our summer with a bang!
To kick off August, we have decided to surprise you all with our first month-long style challenge.
There is even a fun giveaway in it for you!