"I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really."

— Marc Jacobs

*Dressed (via glamour)

Holy Chic!

Holy chic! How fabulous are these graphic tees from Old Navy!?! I bought two…

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Get it here (also on sale!)

The Look for Less

One of these Lace Plaid Ombre Full Skirts is from Tibi ($395) the other is from Chicwish ($47.52). Can you tell which one is which? All right, all right - I’ll give you a hint. The brand that begins with a T is shown first.image

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Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It

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Yup - totally bought this. My favorite rap song is by Juvenile after all! You can find the gangsta muscle tee here for $15.99.

Went for a seaside dinner recently and put together this little number. I’m loving easy t-shirt dresses right now, especially ones with stripes. I found this one at Target during a would-be quick trip. Let’s be real - can you really even make a speedy trip to Target? 

Outfit

Dress: Target (similar here| Vest: Old Navy (old but similar here) | Heels: ZARA | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (purchased on super sale) Necklace: JCrew Factory Sunglasses: Target

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Rainy-Day Duds

This was a recent nighttime outfit on a rainy day, which also coincided with National Sushi Day (had no idea). Weirdly enough, I actually ate at a sushi restaurant and wondered why it was so packed.

I combined some of my favorite things for this getup - distressed jeans (I seriously have an out-of-control obsession), lace-up heels, a muscle tee and casual blazer. I’m constantly cold so it’s a great option for the always-freezing movie theaters.

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Outfit

Blazer: Target (similar here) | Tee: Forever 21 (similar here) Jeans: JBrand via INfluence Style Heels: ZARA (similar here or here) | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (purchased on super sale) Necklace: Juliet & Company (similar here)

Back to Reality - California Vacay Aftermath

I’m still trying to adjust to the three-hour difference in the time zones, but my California vacation was divine. I loved my week away and missing the Cali weather already! I was downloading the pictures and thought I would show you a few from the trip. If you ever want to plan a trip to the Napa Valley area, definitely feel free to ask me anything! 

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New Arrivals: Floral Rompers

I was browsing through the new arrivals at Forever 21 and found these fun, floral rompers. These flirty finds would be a adorable for a date night.

     

1. Botanical Floral Cutout Romper ($27.80) 2. Retro Floral Surplice Romper ($27.80)

Full Skirts Under $100

I received a reader request for some fabulous full skirts. As a die-hard full skirt fan, I was definitely happy to oblige. 

1. Topshop Textured Rose Print Midi Skirt ($96) | 2. Express High-Waist Sheer Inset Pleated Skirt ($79.90 - I have this skirt and get lots of compliments on it.) | 3. Forever 21 Sheer Paneled Midi Skirt ($17.80) | 4. ZARA Silver Full Midi Skirt ($59.90) | 5. ASOS Midi Skirt in Scuba with Full Pleats ($57.16) | 6. ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba with Tiered Seam Detail ($66.69) | 7. ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba with Pockets ($66.69) | 8. New York & Company Fiona Full Skirt in Polka-Dot Rose Print ($38.97) | 9. New York & Company Fiona Full Skirt in Grand Sapphire ($35.97) | 10. Topshop Textured A-Line Skirt ($90 in four colors)

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I love shift dresses, tunics…pretty anything that channels that I-just-threw-this-on look while managing to look uber chic. I wore this neutral ZARA tunic for a night out. Our outdoor cat - Oliver - seemed to be giving me rubs of approval. What can I say? He has good taste!

Outfit

Tunic: ZARA (similar here| Heels: ZARA (similar here| Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here| Handbag: Coach

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Boho-Chic Clutch

I managed to score this boho-chic oversized clutch from LOFT for only $14.94! 

Call customer service and see if you can still snag one for yourself from a LOFT store. 

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Irrational fear…

Irrational fear…

California Dreamin’

Flights were booked for San Fran + Napa a while back, and now that we’re two weeks away, I can’t wait!!!  Here are just a few of our scheduled stops…how amazing are these views?!? I’m sure the wineries aren’t bad either!

Please believe my outfit planning has been in full-force preparation.

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The Auberge du Soleil / Goose and Gander / Chappellet / Ladera / Spottswoode 

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C’est La Vie {that’s life; such is life}This French expression coupled with a floral design equals the most perfect graphic tee. If a shirt could talk, this one would have screamed my name…”{ALICIA}”!!!!

This shirt will be packed for my weekend getaway. Over the Memorial Day weekend, my family is vacationing in Boca Grande - one of my favorite all-time places. It reminds me of summers as a childhood attempting to catch speedy fiddler crabs and swimming until my fingers resembled those of an 80-year-old woman. Cute huh? Happy Memorial Day to all! ;) Any fun plans?!?

Outfit

Top: JCrew (similar here) | Jeans: JBrand (similarHeels: JCrew (similar here| Handbag: Coach | Necklace: TJ Maxx (similar here) | Rings: Catbird

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Spring-to-Summer Essentials

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1 + 2 . Whether you’re on the hunt for a modest but sexy one-piece or a fashionable two-piece, bright pops of color are king this spring. 

3 + 4. Bring floral notes into your abode by burning this heavenly scent and with this wildly lovely towel

5. These reflective lenses add a pop of color to classic, never-go-out-of-style aviators.

6. Save some face with this ultra-stylish panama hat, which adds just the right amount of tomboy.

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