Tag Archives: fashion

style thoughts | date night

ladies, when was the last time you got dolled up to go on a proper date?

i’m generally pretty low-key about dates. especially in the early stages of a relationship, i’m happy to get to know someone in a more casual atmosphere (over coffee, at a concert, while wandering an art gallery). however, i absolutely love to get dressed up for fancier outings.  and on those rare evenings, my go-to look is a simple black dress, heels, and a pop of red lipstick.

date night


style thoughts | keep your resolutions

is it me or does feeling like you look good while working out serve as an extra motivator? i always seem to log extra time at the gym if i throw on an ensemble that feels more put-together than just a t-shirt and shorts. here are some of my favorites pieces of fitness apparel.

keep your resolutions

weekend inspiration

happy weekend friends!  it’s hard to believe that it’s already friday.  my plans are pretty low-key since i was out of town, mostly involving spring cleaning and sunday brunch with friends.  does anyone else feel like they need a day to catch up after a vacation?

while we ride out the end of the cold weather, i’m using fresh tulips to keep a spring feel in my apartment

i’m not usually keen on mixing prints but this stripes and dots combo looks comfy and effortlessly chic.

this bbq chicken pizza recipe looks like a delicious way to spend a cozy night in.

loving this glamorous workspace.

oh, what i wouldn’t do for a well-organized walk-in closet.

feathered skirt? yes please.

exposed brick, great natural light, and a chandelier. the room looks elegant but still feels livable.

have a great weekend all!

style thoughts | closet essentials

ever since i graduated college, i’ve been phasing out the trendier pieces in my wardrobe and trying to collect more classic pieces. (this has been especially critical since moving into a studio apartment with limited closet space). that’s not to say i don’t get swept up in some of the fads (i have a penchant for flamenco ruffled skirts) but it’s always nice to have versatile pieces that i know will last me several years. this week, i thought i’d share some of my wardrobe essentials.

closet essentials

– a tailored blazer
– a khaki trench
– dark over-sized sunglasses
– pearl studs
– a black dress that can go from an office look with a blazer to date night with a statement necklace
– sturdy, classic black pumps that can be worn to work or out on the town
– patterned scarves
– a longchamp tote (really any black tote, but i’ve been living out of my longchamp lately)
– a flattering pair of skinny jeans
– a striped tunic