Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day White & Sales

 Top: Zara  (similar here) // Shorts: Zara (similar here)  // Necklace: Zara (similar here and love this one here)  // Shoes: Schutz // Jacket: Maje (Similar here and here) // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Lips: Stila 'Fiore' // Watch Vintage Rolex // Ring: David Yurman

 It is hard to believe that it is already Labor Day weekend! Old fashion rules mark this the time of year the last chance to wear white. Well, I think those rules need to be broken. The key to sporting white all year around is to make sure that the white garment is seasonally appropriate. For example... white cashmere in the fall is a big YES; white wool trousers in the winter... that is some magic. I even love juxtaposing your white summer dress with a luxe leather moto jacket like the one above.  White after labor day is all in how you wear it; I'm going to be wearing my whites way into fall! 

Another notable thing about labor day are the SALES! This is an amazing time to get some crazy good deals. Some of my favorite sales include: 

J.Crew is offering 30% off on Labor Day for purchases over $125 with the code 24HOURS here
Nordstrom is offering 40% off of Sale items until September 7th here.
Bloomingdale's has the Big Brown Bag sale where you can save 20%-60% until September 1st here.

I hope everyone has a great long holiday weekend with family and friends. Thank you for reading. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

$270 Gift card Giveaway to Sephora, Amazon, or Etsy

Amazon, Sephora, & Etsy $270 Giftcard Giveaway

Hello Everyone! Today the TQLC is partnered  Maru from the blog Fashiony Fab and 16 other bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway. Maru organized this giveaway to celebrate her birthday and one year blog-anniversary, so happy birthday and congrats Maru! By using the Rafflecopter below, you are entered to win a $270 gift card to either Sephora, Amazon, or Etsy. Above I included some of my favorite options that you could purchase with your winnings. Since all three of these retailers offer nearly endless possibilities... this is just the beginning of the great items you could snag. So be sure to enter, the contest ends September 7th. Also make sure to check out the other blogs hosting the giveaway. Good luck to everyone entering and thank you as always for reading!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shift to Fall

 Dress: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Bag: Gucci // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Lips: Nars 'Yu' // Bracelets: David Yurman 

Happy Wednesday! I found this little mod shift dress with a leather collar recently at Ann Taylor. Not only is it right on trend, I love that it is the perfect "wear now and wear later" dress. Here I paired it with sandals and a bright lip for a casual late summer dinner with family in St. Augustine. But once Fall is in full swing, this dress with look amazing with over- the-knee socks or tights and an oversized coat. I hope everyone is having a great mid-week, and as always thank you for reading!

Monday, August 25, 2014


 Dress: Clover Canyon (similar one here) // Shoes: Zara (similar here)  // Bag: J.Crew (old, similar here) // Sunnies: Karen Walker / Jewelry: David Yurman 

Happy Monday! It is no secret that I wear a lot of black and white... it is just such a chic and easy combo to put together. This outfit however is a step in the opposite direction. I love Clover Canyon's dramatic printed neoprene dresses and because they are so intricate I tend to want to pair them with neutral accessories. Pulling a color combo from within the print of the dress, I went with a bright orange bag and a blue shoe to create a fiesta ready ensemble. So, make a Monday resolution to take color risks! I hope everyone has a great start to the week, and thank you as always for reading. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fall Color Crush: Blush + Aubergine

Fall: Blush + Aubergine

1. Sunglasses
2. Culottes
3. Sweater
4. Hat
5. Moto Jacket
5. Belt
7. Boots 
8. Skirt
9. Bag
10. Jeans

Pastels are a huge trend for fall. My favorite pastel of the season is without a doubt blush. While shopping in Miami this past week, blush caught my eye at every store I ascended upon. As I was styling my dressing room ensemble in Club Monaco, I came to a Fall dressing epiphany with the beautiful little belt shown above. I realized that Aubergine and oxblood look amazing with the the soft and feminine tone of blush. This combo provides outfit impact that I just can't get enough of. To really get creative, try mixing things up a bit by pairing a flowy aubergine culotte with a blush moto-jacket. I love how the sweet color looks on a traditionally edgy piece. Am I the only one getting excited for fall now? I hope everyone has a great weekend and thank you for reading. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Palms in Paradise

 Romper: Cameo (similar here) // Vest: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) // Shoes: Birkenstock for J.Crew // Bag: Celine // Sunnies: Moorea Seal // Ring: David Yurman // Watch: Vintage Rolex (similar here

 Day two in Miami and I can't think of a better place to wear my palm print romper. As the  season comes to a close, I am loving the fact that I am getting some serious use of my favorite summer pieces. One of the reasons I love this print is that it reminds me of Blanche's bedroom on The Golden Girls . Not only is The Golden Girls possibly one of my favorite shows of all time, the fact that it is set in Miami makes this even more perfect. I hope everyone has a great Wednesday, and thank you as always for reading. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Miami Vice

 Top: Nasty Gal // Pants: Elizabeth and James (similar here) // Bag: Gucci // Shoes: Zara (similar here) // Sunnies: Karen Walker

 Rob and I decided to take a post-bar vacation to South Beach, Miami. I really love it down here...everything is alive and colorful, and the food is phenomenal. I wore this cream outfit out to dinner our first night at Jonathan Cheban's (Kim Ks best friend) restaurant Sushi Couture on Ocean Drive. It may have been the best sushi I have ever had. To see more pics of the trip follow me on instagram here. I hope you are having a great week, and thank you for reading!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boyfriend Shorts

 Shorts: Forever 21 (similar here, here, and here ) // Shirt: Madewell  (similar here and here) // Bag: J.Crew (similar here and here and here) // Shoes: Zara (love these herehere and here)  // Sunnies: Moorea Seal // Jewelry: David Yurman

Hello All! I wore this outfit in Jacksonville Beach, to see my cousin Carole finish running a beach race, and let me tell you, it was this ensemble really fit the bill. I have been wanting a pair of super distressed boyfriend shorts all summer. However, I couldn't bring myself to splurge on a pair of shorts that after a couple washes may not be wearable anymore. Then, enter these Forever21 pair. Don't get me wrong, I believe that clothes are an investment: leather jackets, killer shoes, beautiful bag... all of these things are worth the mulah. But, for ripped up shorts, I'm ok with spending under $20. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and thank you for reading.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

For the Frill

 Dress: Ted Baker (similar here)  // Shoes: J.Crew (similar here and here) // Sunnies: Moorea Seal (also love these here) // Lips: Nars "Yu" // Jewelry: David Yurman 

 Current fashion is characterized by androgynous minimalism, Birkenstocks, and boyfriend jeans (all things I love). However, sometimes it is a nice change of pace to put on a highly feminine vintage-inspired dress. Not only do I love the shape, but this shade of powder blue is a personal favorite. I think this dress would look amazing in the cooler months with cream or deep oxblood coat. Pastels are not just for Spring anymore, they are now becoming a year around staple. Have a great rest of the week, and thank you for reading! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mix & Match Monday

 Shirt: Current/Elliott // Shorts: Zara (similar here and here) // Jacket: Maje (similar here) // Shoes: J.Crew (on sale!) // Bag: Gucci // Sunnies: Karen Walker // Jewelry: David Yurman // 

 Mixing prints, and matching colors is one of my favorite ways to put together an outfit. And since I had two prints already, I thought adding one more couldn't hurt... besides, leopard is a neutral. I hope everyone is having a great start to the week, and thank you as always for reading.


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