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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gingham Romper in the Bahamas

Sandals (also available here and here)// Sunglasses// Gold Cuff 
I can't believe it's been several weeks since I left the Bahamas. Thankfully, as of this past weekend, I think Pittsburgh has started to swing into full-on spring mode! It's been 70 and sunny and it's made me sooooo happy. Good thing I didn't put away some of the items I brought to the Bahamas. I'll be wearing them before I know it! 

Gingham is definitely one of my favorite patterns, but specifically, navy and white gingham. It's fresh but classic and so easy to wear during the warmer months. It's almost a neutral if you ask me! 

When I saw this gingham coverup online, I knew it was perfect for traveling. The fabric is crinkled so when packing, it didn't wrinkle and there was no need for an iron or steamer before wearing it. I also love this kind of fabric for coverups because there are so many times that I just stuff it in my bag and forget about it. So it is always nice to have a piece that can travel easily. 

It runs really big. I definitely suggest sizing down by at least one size. I am wearing a size xs and it is still quite roomy, but I kind of like a roomier cover up anyway! You can scroll through the above widget to see more gingham pieces I am loving for spring/summer. It seems as though this is definitely very 'in' right now because there are an abundance of options at most retailers! However, I definitely find this to be a classic 'print' and one you will get wear out of for years to come!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

60 Things That I Love

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was full and fun. Lots of eating out, hanging out with friends, playing tennis and enjoying the beautiful weather! I'm excited for a fresh, new week. This one is supremely busy for me, but sometimes, those end up being the best kind, right?

I thought I'd start off this week with something a bit different... a bit of a frivolous, but fun post. Many of you have been reading here for a while, but there are also a fair share of newer readers here, too! I am sharing some random 'things' that I love. They're all pretty light and trivial, but I think that they give way to my personality and might be a good way for you all to get to know me a little better! I'd love for you to share some 'things' that you love (leave them in the comments!), too.
  1. Little Tokyo Sushi
  2. The 1960s
  3. Ice cream (specifically, Bruster's)
  4. Fall 
  5. Tennis
  6. Champagne (Veuve or Moet, preferably) 
  7. Extra strong, hot, black coffee 
  8. Monograms
  9. Traveling- near or far
  10. Pajama sets (love these and these)
  11. Freshly laundered, crisp, white bedding (find mine here)
  12. Skiing
  13. Wineries
  14. Nantucket red
  15. Eloise 
  16. Blasting music while driving with the windows down and sunroof open
  17. Throwback sitcoms: The Wonder Years, Bewitched, and Growing Pains 
  18. An all-white outfit
  19. Room Service
  20. Donald Robertson
  21. Black and white photographs 
  22. Blue and white stripes
  23. Le Labo Santal 33 perfume
  24. Embroidered linen napkins
  25. Harry Potter
  26. Giant Eagle sheet cake (white cake, white icing) 
  27. Frank Sinatra
  28. Music of any kind
  29. Sapphires
  30. Christmas Movies/music
  31. Hydrangeas or white roses 
  32. Jack Rogers Sandals
  33. An all-black outfit 
  34. Steeler Sunday
  35. Gel manicure with OPI in Big Apple Red
  36. Going to bed with the windows open
  37. Silver, China, Crystal
  38. Handwritten notes
  39. Dining outdoors
  40. Taco Bell (no, really)
  41. Lazy Weekend mornings 
  42. Father of the Bride 
  43. Ferragamo shoes (varas and varinas, my review here)
  44. Sleep- lots of it
  45. A well-placed bow
  46. This face cream
  47. Lounging in a robe (#robelife, current favorite robe)
  48. Pittsburgh
  49. Nancy Meyers
  50. Fancy lipstick/gloss (here is my current favorite)
  51. Bomb pops
  52. Federal-Colonial style homes
  53. Town and Country Magazine
  54. Dancing at weddings/parties
  55. It's a 10 Leave-in-Conditioner and Dessange Oleo Oil
  56. Men's watches
  57. Sweatshirt + shorts weather (currently wearing this sweatshirt non-stop)
  58. Cashmere (specifically, this)
  59. Candlelight
  60. Lox Bagels

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday Shopping

Just popping it to share some of my finds from this past week. I feel like there were SO many good things, so here it goes! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! We have had the most beautiful weather here. It's been partly sunny right around 72. Pure perfection if you ask me!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Little White Dress Under $100

With all of the Bahamas posts this week, I am dreaming of going somewhere warm again. It's been really chilly here this week, but looking ahead, it looks like Pittsburgh might be done with the worst (knock on wood). These photos were taken right outside of Atlantis's Royal Towers. It's the classic image you think of when thinking of Atlantis. Everything is so grand, I definitely wanted to capture that (see my full Atlantis post, here)!

If white was considered a 'color', it'd be one of my favorites, that's for sure. I wear so much white and it looks good on everyone. I especially love wearing all white during the summer months. It's so crisp and clean. And white dresses? They're my absolute favorite. I actually don't buy too many, because, at my age, I can't really wear them to a lot of the functions I am invited to such as weddings and bridal showers. So I don't like to spend too much on them and I also make sure they're super casual so I can wear them more for every day, rather than for occasions! 

This one totally fit the bill, that's for sure. It's simple and classic but definitely has a 'young' twist with the dropped waist and slight flounce hem. But it also keeps things classic with an a-line silhouette and subtle v-neck. The waffle texture of the fabric elevates it and makes it look and feel pricier than it actually is (under $100!). 

I decided to toss on this silk scarf to add some interest and color. It was tied on my raffia tote, but right before the photos, I thought it was the perfect thing to add around my neck! As for sizing, I am wearing a size small, but I really think it runs big, so size down if you can!