Friday, September 17, 2021

Five Friday Favorites - Fall Transition Pieces

It has been a really long time since I've done a Five Friday Favorites but an idea sparked yesterday that I thought would be a fun post - Five Fall Transition Favorites. 

#1 - Fall (but could still work for warm weather) Dresses 
Love all of these dresses because you can wear them now with sandals or flats and then once the weather gets warm you can transition to booties or boots. And did I mention all of these dresses are super affordable! 

Right Side Outfit Details - top / jeans / shoes
#2 - Casual Sneaker 
I have always wanted a pair of Golden Goose sneakers but couldn't justify the big price tag since I wouldn't wear them all the time. I found these Sam Edelman ones and they are the perfect dupes and they recently went on sale. Super cute and comfortable. Another great casual sneaker that I have and love is Rothy's slip ons. Come in a bunch of colors and they are washable. And click here to get $30 off your first purchase. 

A jean jacket is a MUST HAVE in your closet. I use mine year round and I love it. Goes with SO any things and its so perfect for layering. I've had this Kut from the Kloth one for years now and it never goes out of style. Highly recommend. 

Left Look - cardigan / tee / jeans / sneakers
Right Look - cardigan / dress / sneakers

#4 - Layering Cardigan 
As we transition to fall clothes, you definitely need a layering cardigan in your closet to pull for those cool mornings and nights. This one from Target is perfect and very affordable. Goes with so many looks. I'm also a big fan of Barefoot Dreams ones...they are pricier but SO soft!! 

wrap / top (oldie) / necklace / jeans

#5 - Wrap
When I was working in an office every day, I would always have a wrap on hand because it could get really chilly. The same applies at home because some mornings it is so chilly. I LOVE this camo one from Amazon - so comfortable and chic. Comes in other prints as well. I also love a good plaid, like this one

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Target Tuesday - Transitioning to Fall

Three super cute pieces to help you transition to fall...particularly on days like today in the DC area when it's going to hit close to 90!!

I love a good thrown on maxi dress and this one is PERFECT as we transition from summer to fall. It's basically like wearing a nightgown. I love it for my work from home days because it works for no matter what I need. And the length works for my 5'1" frame. Comes in a few colors and tie-dye print options. 

This is a super cute, comfortable top perfect for any occasion. Fit is true to size and it comes in a few fall colors. You can easily dress it up or down.

I am OBSESSED with this top from Target's Universal Thread line. Perfect for now (with shorts) or transition to fall with jeans. Comes in a few prints but I was loving this dark green floral one. Fit is true to size.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Dressing Room Diaries - J.Crew Fall Finds

J.Crew has some super cute items for fall (some on sale) and right now (posting this on September 3) they are offering 40% off full price items and 50% off sale items with code HELLOFALL.

First up is this super cute sweater blazer. I'm such a sucker for these because they are super comfortable and great for work. I liked the style of this cocoon one but unfortunately it was too big. I know it mentions, looser fit but the sleeves were all wrong. I love the color and overall idea of it so I'm going to return the XS and try an XXS. There are several colors to pick from. 

Here's another cute sweater blazer. Again you can dress it up for work or more casual for weekend. Fit is much better than the one above. Only reason I'm returning it is because it looks very similar to a J.Crew Factory one I got a few years ago (trying really hard to not duplicate what's already in my closet. 

This is the perfect work outfit the comfy material of a sweatshirt, chic design with a puff sleeve detail all wrapped up in a dress. LOVE this. It is SO comfortable and you can really dress it up or down. In this look, I styled it as if I was going to work or an event. Fun statement necklace and pair of boots. You can easily dress it down with cute sneakers and a denim jacket. Fit is true to size and other colors are available. 

And now onto some sale items....

I am ready for fall with this look. When I ordered this shirt I was a little unsure of how it would be but it works PERFECTLY. So flattering. And the puff sleeves just give it a little something extra. I highly recommend it. I'm wearing a small. It also comes in black. 

This is SUCH a cozy sweatshirt! It runs big but I love the oversized look (I'm wearing a small). It will definitely be on repeat this fall/winter. Highly recommend. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Target Tuesday - Transitioning to Fall

As much as I love summer weather and fashion...I'm definitely ready for some fall clothes. Target has some fabulous transition pieces that you can wear when the temps start to cool down. 

I LOVE everything about this Who What Wear brand dress. Perfect fit (comfortable but still flattering), fabulous print and I can wear it now with sandals and then pair it with booties in the fall. If the print is too much for you and you want something a bit more subdued, there is a black/white floral print available. Fit is true to size. 

Another fabulous dress but this time from the Knox Rose brand. I love the green print. It's so cute and unique...and most importantly like nothing I have in my closet. Works now with sandals but will be perfect in the fall with high boots and a cardigan. Also comes in a navy floral print. I'm very tempted to get that one too. Fit is true to size. 

Moving on to sweaters, I picked up two different ones to try. Truthfully after the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I don't need ANY sweaters but I couldn't resist trying these two. 

I had a similar sweater to this one in the spring from Nordstrom and let me tell you this is basically identical but a fraction of the cost. I went with a dark green for all and winter and it's super cute. You can dress it up with boots or down with a pair of sneakers. Comes in a bunch of colors. Fit is true to size. 

I love a good neutral cardigan to layer in the fall and winter. Surprisingly I don't have a taupe/beige one in my closet so I decided to snag this one from the Universal Thread brand. Super comfortable and cozy. Will be great with jeans but also is perfect for layering with dresses. Lots of colors to pick from and it runs true to size. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Dressing Room Diaries - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Lots of amazing finds from this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I got some staples (jeans), athleisure wear and surprisingly more sweaters than I would have thought. Check out all my reviews. I will keep updating this as the items I ordered come in stock.

top / shorts / leggings (similar)

Since I'm working from home a lot more, I wanted a few pieces that are comfortable but can pass as workwear on camera. This Zella tee is perfect. You can wear it on its own or layer it. I love it so much that I ordered it in black too. 

cardigan / top / leggings (similar)

I love a cozy sweatshirt in the fall and winter and this wrap one from Zella is so perfect. I love the exaggerated collar and the fact that you can close it up or wear it open. It runs big so consider sizing down. On the left, I'm wearing a small and on the right I'm wearing an XXS - the XXS fits SO much better! 

The last of my Nordstrom Anniversary items finally arrived. I wanted a simple white tank that would work with leggings or shorts and this one is PERFECT. Fit is true to size. There are other colors available and it's IN STOCK right now (well at least as of me posting it).


I wasn't sure about these asymmetrical sweaters from All Saints but I wanted to try it because I thought it would be perfect for work (with black pants), a casual night (with jeans) or a night out (with Spanx). And it really is. The sweater is SO soft and the asymmetrical design is subtle but makes a big impact. I had a hard time deciding between black and white but I stuck with my go-to black. 

Another fabulous sweater that I kept. This one is from Madewell. I love the texture of it. I have a feeling I'm going to be living in this one this winter for my video calls. I'm wearing a small and it fits perfectly. 

This is another fabulous sweater from All Saints. It's super cute and chic. I love the gathered sleeves and dolman style. If I didn't already have a sweater like this in my closet I would have kept it for sure. I'm in an XS and it fits perfectly. 

Another Madewell sweater for the win! I love the cardigan style with the pom pom detail. Super cute and comfortable. Will be great for my work video calls or just hanging out on the weekend. Definitely a keeper! 

I threw this top in just for fun not thinking I'd end up keeping it. I love the floral detail and the sheerness across the top. Will be perfect for work or a night out. Fit is true to size. 

This sweater was another keeper. Love the 3/4 sleeves and waffle stitch detail. I think this is going to be the perfect transition sweater to fall and again in the spring. Love! If white isn't your thing, they have other colors available. Fit is true to size. I'm in an XS. 

waffle tee (size down) / jeans (size down)

I really love this look and I wanted it to work for me but everything was too big. The top was swimming on me...way too big (I'm in an XS). It's super cute and I definitely recommend it but you NEED to size down. The jeans are FABULOUS but they are a bit big so I'm returning and hoping that the next size down eventually becomes available. Highly recommend snagging them but remember to size down. 

This was the only dress I picked up to try this year and I absolutely love it. I'm tempted to also get it in black if it comes back in stock in my size. Super cute and comfortable. Will be great for the fall transition weather. It can be perfect for work or a night out. Fit is true to size but it is on the shorter side (I'm 5'1") so keep that in mind. 

I've mentioned this before but the Nordstrom sale is a great opportunity to get staples for your closet. I am in need of a new black winter coat. I threw this in my cart to try. Basically it's a new version of coat I currently have. Fit is great and it will definitely keep me warm. All that being said, I think I'm going to return it because I don't think I want the same style...I want to try something new.


I updated my charcuterie boards with these wood/marble ones. I really wanted them to serve two purposes - decorative and functional - but I don't think they work by the stove so I'll move them but they will look fabulous at my next gathering. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Target Tuesday - Spring and Summer Tops, Dresses

A quick little Target Tuesday try on for you with some super cute tops and dress for spring and summer...and a bikini thrown in for good measure. :) 

shirt / shorts (similar) / shoes

How cute is the ruffle sleeve top!?!?! It's the perfect $20 spring/summer top. I had to try it in two colors but there are SO many more options. Fit is true to size. You can dress it up or down. Definitely a winner for your summer wardrobe. 

This is a super cute babydoll style dress. Love the floral print...perfect for spring/summer. Fit is true to size. The only thing I didn't like was the way the bust line hit...was a little too short for my "girls." Comes in one solid and one other print option. 

Putting myself out there in another bathing suit post. This one is from Target and I absolutely LOVE it. I love the style of the top, very flattering but I also feel secure and nothing will pop out. The band was a little snug but I have a feeling it will loosen with wear. And the color is so pretty. Fit is true to size. Definitely recommend.

Another dress winner. Love the playfulness of this dress with the ruffle sleeves, gathered waist and tiered skirt. It's a beautiful, feminine floral print. Fit is true to size and on my 5'1" frame it's the perfect length.

I love a cute white top for the spring and this one has all the fabulous details - eyelet and a ruffle sleeve. Fit is true to size. If you'd prefer a bit of color, it also comes in lilac and rust options.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Five Friday Favorites - Spring Break Looks

The family and I had a fabulous five days away at the Ritz Grande Lakes in Florida. It was the perfect getaway and much needed for all of us. Here are my five favorite looks from our time away. 

dress / earrings (on sale) / purse / shoes

dress / earrings / necklace (oldie from Stella and Dot) / shoes / purse

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Target Tuesday - A Mix Bag of Try Ons

A mix bag of different styles for this try on...enjoy!!!

Super cute dress with the perfect ruffle hem detail. This dress is so versatile. Wear it to work, play or the pool. It's fabulous on it's own or pair it with a blazer for work or throw it over the bathing suit when you head to the pool/beach. Fit is true to size. Comes in a bunch of colors.  

This top is the perfect transition top to spring. Cute ruffle and embroider detail and has a peplum top which is forgiving on the waist. Perfect top for your video calls. Comes in blue and black as well. Fit is a bit big so consider sizing down. 

I'm such a sucker for a cute black dress and this puff sleeve one from the A New Day brand got me. I love the sleeves and the swiss dot fabric. Extremely flattering (supposed to be midi but a little longer on me). And the best part is that it has POCKETS!!  Fit is true to size. Also comes in a light purple. 

I love these cropped muscle tanks from the Joy Brand so much that I got them in two color. Really soft, lightweight material. Great for working out or just lounging around. They come in a BUNCH of colors. HIGHLY recommend. Fit is true to size. And they are under $20!!!

This wasn't my favorite of the Target dresses I have tried on this season. I love the blue/white stripe. Reminded me of seersucker but I didn't think the dress was very flattering on me. I think if I was a bit taller. Fit is true to size. Also comes in a light tan/white stripe. 


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