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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Plaid

Shirt/ Shorts/ Sandals/ Monogram Necklace
Handbag (similar on sale!)/ Sunglasses/ belt (vintage, similar

I love wearing plaid in the summer and what better than to wear the classic Burberry plaid. I love this look to run around town on the weekends. Plus, you can easily transition this plaid with white pants or a black sweater come cooler days. You can even make it work appropriate with a black pencil skirt! 

These Vineyard Vines chinos from Country Squire Haberdashery are one of my favorite pairs. They fit perfectly and are super comfortable. And the handbag? I always forget I have this bag-- I need to pull it out more often because I love the classic design and simplicity! Have a fabulous day! 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Classic With a Pop!

Sunglassses/ Monogram Necklace/ Handbag
Shirt/ Pants/ Pumps (Nordstrom sale-- under $60!!!)

Today I'm styling these gorgeous calf hair pumps-- they just arrived this week and are something I scooped up from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! The sale started on the 10th for cardholders but opens today for everyone!! This sale is definitely worth a look-- they have some pieces on major sale and the best part? It's all stuff for fall! 

I really want to highlight the calf hair leopard pumps I am wearing. They have got to be one of the best deals in the sale. I was hesitant about the quality based on the price but as soon as I received these shoes I fell in love! For $59.90, you can't beat it! After the sale, they will return to a price of $90. They also come in plain black leather if you are looking for more of a classic! For anyone thinking about placing an order, these shoes run true to size. I am wearing a size 8 and usually wear a size 8... I tend to order up a size with pointed toe pumps, but this time I decided against it and made the right choice! Have you found something you love form the #nsale ?! 

Sidenote: As you are reading this, I am currently in the Bahamas with no cell service so I will respond to e-mails/blog comments/social media when I return! Follow me on Instagram to see what's going on-- hopefully I can hop on WiFi at some point! Have a fabulous day! 


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Magazine Best of the Burgh 2014

Last night I attended Pittsburgh Magazine's Best of the Burgh party at Stage AE on the North Side of Pittsburgh. It's a great venue for events and the party was fun! So much entertainment, food, drinks, etc. It was great to be a 'VIP' for the night, all thanks to those that read here (thank you!!!!).  Pittsburgh is notoriously casual in almost every sense of the word, plus Stage AE is a casual place, so I tried to tone it down and do what I like to call a 'casual dressy' look. 

I wore a simple white sheath dress (old, similar), tan wedges (on sale!!) minimal jewelry and topped it off with my Lilly Pulitzter Murfee scarf

This would also be a great look for a date night! Have a fabulous day! 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

American in Paris

If you've ever spent even 5 minutes on Summer Wind, then you know I have a slight obsession with anything and everything to do with Ralph Lauren. He is truly a fashion icon and one that I have the utmost respect for. His taste is impeccable. He started from humble beginnings and has really lived out the American Dream. He has built an empire through his eponymous label that started out with just a simple tie. 

Besides fashion, he has many other ventures, but one of them that I am dying to visit is Ralph's... his restaurant at 173 Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris (you must must must watch this video). Not only do I really love French as a language-- I took French in middle school, high school and throughout college, but I love that Ralph basically brought America to Paris in the most tasteful way possible. 

I don't really have a concrete bucket list, but if I did, dining at Ralph's would definitely make the list. For now, I'll just have to dine at the Chicago location to hold me over! Have you dined at Chez Ralph's? Have a fabulous day!