Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Better Than Sweats

Head to Toe: Dress, Forever 21; Hat, Payless; Bracelets, Loft (Gift); Earrings, Loft (Gift); Sandals, Charlotte Russe.

Anyone else agree that a maxi can be comfier than yogas? I had sworn maxi dresses off as a no-no for shorties like myself, but decided to try this one on over the weekend. Though I'm sinking in the grass a little, this dress just hits my feet and is the perfect length. Instead of swimming in a sea of fabric as I expected, it's a flattering cut. And did I mention how comfy? It's like wearing a snuggie all day that is work appropriate (minus the hat and plus a shrug).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Maine Way

Head to Toe: Top, Gift; Shorts, Marshall's; Hat, Payless; Sandals, Charlotte Russe.

Top left: Honeydew lime cooler (recipe from Women's Health).

I had a great long weekend in Maine. Though it was back to the real world today, I felt rested and recouped enough to take it on...And tomorrow's already Wednesday!

It was just starting to rain as I was taking these photos; sorry they're dark! I sported floral shorts and a flowy top for a laid-back Saturday. And since there was no chance I was doing my hair, my favorite fedora did the trick. Sunday was the perfect beach day, so I just soaked up some sun and enjoyed the sand between my toes. Sigh.

Photos by my love

Monday, June 25, 2012

HOT Couture

Head to Toe:  Top, Old Navy; Blazer, Marshall's; Shorts & Belt, Forever 21; Shades, Vendor; Sandals, Charlotte Russe.

Wednesday and Thursday last week were scorchers. One of my biggest challenges is finding a way to dress that is comfortable for the walk to and from work and for a/c during the day. I liked how this brocade blazer played off of the lace shorts. Plus, I could shed it while outside and rock only the tank underneath. And in a pinch, a summer dress is quick and easy and a cute cardi can be stashed in my desk drawer. 

Head to Toe: Dress, American Eagle (Gift); Shoes, Payless (Mom's); Shades, Old Navy.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beach Weekend

Tomorrow I will be heading to Maine for a long weekend at the beach. I turned to my recently-developed obsession, Polyvore, and put together my dream packing list. 

What are your essentials for a weekend away?

Beach Day
Make a splash with a cute towel and bikini combo. Throw on a straw fedora for some sweet shade.

Beach Day

Bandeau bikini
$68 -

AllSaints swimwear
$25 -

Gabriella rocha shoes
$36 -

Straw fedora hat
$25 -

Essie glitter nail polish
$8 -

Solar Beach Towel
$78 -

Boyfriend jeans, slide-on sneaks, and aviator shades are low-key cute for a day on the town.

Day Trippin'

Red tank
£12 -
Denim jeans
£45 -
TOMS crochet flat
$58 -
Black tote bag
$25 -
Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses
$198 -

Dinner Date
Light chiffon and fun bangles keep a night look light...And a little nautical touch can't hurt.

Date Night

Oasis sun dress
$45 -
Forever 21 strappy sandals
$33 -
ASOS leather handbag
$30 -
Madewell indian jewelry
$14 -
Anchor earrings
$25 -

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Black & White & Neon All Over

Head to Toe: Tank, Forever 21; Skirt, Forever 21; Sweater and necklace, American Eagle (Gift); Sandals, Strawberry New York.

It is officially, officially summer. While everyone is running for the air-conditioned hills, I am basking in hot humidity...and loving it. I bought this floaty skirt last year and never wore it. Paired with a matching tank and a bright-yellow-green sweater, it's remixed nautical. And I'll probably be rocking the top knot until September.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Club Monday

Head to Toe: Top, Forever 21; Jeans, Thrifted; Necklace, American Eagle (Gift); Shades, Nine West via Marshall's; Bracelets, Loft (Gift); Moccasins, Minnetonkas (Gift).

This morning I had a case of the Monday blues, so I opted for something totally laid back. Turns out, I was so busy the day flew by, and a lunchtime beach visit with a coworker added another dose of happiness. And since it's officially summer (Wednesday), I'm enjoying beach reads on the train. Right now I'm reading Silver Girl by one of my favorite authors, Elin Hilderbrand. She rights the best "drinking a margarita in the sun" reads (or more like sitting on the train wishing you were drinking a margarita in the sun...). Her newest book, Summerland, comes out June 26...Can I buy it for my Kindle yet??

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Have a Romp

Head to Toe: Romper, Marshall's; Sweater, Guess (Gift); Sandals, Charlotte Russe; Polish, Essie Turquoise and Caicos and Secret Story.

Photo snapped from Lucky magazine
I was reading the latest Lucky in the waiting room at the doc's last week, and fell in love with this mani. I mimicked it with my own version, even putting on a chunky ring to complete the look. I would have never thought of putting those two colors together!

My weekend was a bit of a blur, but I was with the people I care about and the sun was shining. What else does a girl need? Have a wonderful Monday everyone.