Friday, August 22, 2014

Red

Woah there, Angelina. What? Listen, when you get the green light from your OB (Yes, this was one of the first questions I posed to my doctor during the Q&A portion of our first appointment. Judge me.) to have a tan sprayed over your entire body, you show a little leg. 

No shocker - the blazer and maxi combo is a staple look for me. It's a comfortable, polished and a work appropriate look. And can we discuss the greatness of this maxi skirt from Victoria's Secret? (Sadly no longer avail.) It has an amazing shape and flow. The best part - you can pair this piece with multiple tops and shoes for a more casual or dressy vibe. It has major recycling power. All about that! 
{Skirt: Victoria's Secret (similar here), Blazer: Forever 21, Bag: Kate Spade, Tee: Target, Necklace: c/o of Christy Bourns from Robinson Lane Jewelry (love her!), Bracelets: Dillard's, Banana Republic, E.Leigh's, Shoes: Zara}


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black & Brown (and a teeny bump)

Hello summer! As I've mentioned previously, we've had a pretty amazing summer in Little Rock. Normally, I do not venture outside for more than 30 seconds from June through August because it's unbearably hot and humid. The unseasonably cool temperatures, well, began to spoil me until this week.  It was only a matter of time. As a result, the casual LBD was a must as M and I ventured out to grab lunch at The Fold and run a couple of errands amid a steamy day. 
This slight bump is part baby, part Cap'n Crunch as that is now my go-to snack.  #awkwardpreggophase

{Dress: Target, Bag: JustFab, Earrings: Kristin Todd, Shoes: Box Turtle, Sunnies: House of Harlow}

Happy Hump Day! 
(Why does that make me giggle?)
xo

Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Summer

I'm not going to kid (ha!) you, friends. Growing a human is not for the faint of heart. The first trimester was, shall we say, not amazing but things are already looking up. I felt pretty good this past Saturday so I hit downtown to grab some grub and run a few errands. 

I'm loving simple, cool and versatile ensembles at the moment. While still in the awkward "did she have a big burrito for lunch" or "is she preggo" phase, I have definitely noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit. Goodbye skinny jeans or any pants for that matter and hello flowy and stretchy options. Skirts and dresses are a go-to right now, especially during these remaining summer weeks. Thankfully, only the early stages of my pregnancy will have to endure this humidity. (I should point out we've had a remarkably cool summer for Little Rock thus far.) No one will want to see these kankles. You're welcome, world.
(Skirt: Kohl's (super old), Tank: Target, Shoes: Sam Edelman via Piperlime, Tote: Banana Republic (similar here), Hat: J.Crew, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bracelets: F21 and Banana Republic)
Happy days! 
xo

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flashback Friday

While organizing photos, I came across these gems taken earlier this year at the Clinton Presidential Library. A group of us went to check out the Oscar de la Renta exhibit, which was stunning, and my friend Amy Blake from ajwearsclothes.com snapped these photos after we finished picking out our gowns for the evening. We made a day of it and brunched in the River Market right after. Being a tourist for a day called for a backpack (That's right, that bag is a purse AND backpack. Boom.Who else is singing, "Little black backpack...?") and unflat flats which these patent oxblood oxfords were .   
I am wearing my admission sticker with pride. 
{Pants: The Limited, Bag and earrings: c/o Ember Boutique, Vest: Zara, Tee: Gap, Belt: Target, Sunnies: House of Harlow}
Happy Friday! 
xo


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fall Essentials from Gap Little Rock


Here we are, upon my favorite season. While summer temperatures tend to linger into the fall months here in Little Rock, we've had an amazingly cool summer (PTL) and I'm hoping we'll usher in fall weather right on time this year. Either way, it never stops me from picking up a few fall essentials to update my wardrobe. Here are my seven picks from Gap Little Rock! 

1. About 70% of my blazers are from Gap. They're quality, fit well and multi-seasonal. This classic dark wool blazer is just that - classic. For work and paired with jeans for instant polish. ($88.00)
2. Two of my favorite things: Floral print and chambray. I love that we're still seeing floral patterns for fall. Plus, y'all know I love an A-line. ($79.95) 
3. This is my number one investment piece this season - a military jacket. It's truly a staple and works with just about any outfit. From boyfriend jeans and a tank with booties to a striped shift dress and oxfords, this is a MUST! ($79.95)
4. Gap has always been known for its exceptional denim. I love this wax-coated denim jacket the store is carrying this season. A dark wash with a fitted cut, I would pair this with any of my dresses and maxis. ($74.95)
5. You know what, printed denim is still my jam. While I have been shying away from BOLD printed bottoms, I do love this subtle floral pattern for fall. ($74.95)
6. LBD. Enough said. Needed. ($69.95)
7. I LOVE this oversized striped scarf! Scarves are an absolute staple through fall and winter. I can't wait to wear it! ($29.95-total steal)


*This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. Opinions are always my own. You've been disclosed.