Anthropologie Tag Sale Top Picks

June 29, 2017  |  Fashion 20 comments

Anthropologie is having a major sale right now with an extra 30% off sale styles. I’ve browsed the sale for you and picked some of my favorite pieces ranging from $30 – $100. Anthropologie is usually on the pricey side, so these covetable discounted items may go fast. Click the images to shop the Anthropologie tag sale!

Wish List Wednesdays June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017  |  Wish List Wednesdays 6 comments

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What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

Citrus inspired prints will get you psyched for the summer in this jumpsuit.

Who can resist a pretty vase? Under $60, this makes a great housewarming gift.

An adorable summer top in sunshine yellow.

Gold buttons take these wide leg trousers to the next level.

Such a colorful and quirky mirror for your home.

Take this floppy hat to the beach for a chic sun blocker.

I love using this concealer for an easy fix to my dark under eye circles.

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

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Why Your Cold Shoulder Dress May Deceive You

June 27, 2017  |  Fashion 12 comments

This has been a crazy couple of weeks. Ramadan was winding down, I was going through some ups and downs personally, and I swear if I didn’t have my head screwed on properly, I would have lost it. I was super excited to showcase this awesome cold shoulder dress and why it’s the perfect summer midi. And then when editing the photos, I realized that I completely forgot to put my arms in the proper arm holes. Cold shoulder no more! It’s just a regular strappy dress. So I suppose I am now pivoting to showcase how versatile this dress is haha. Gotta roll with the punches, right?

Target White Ring Handle Tote

This dress looks even better with the shoulders on properly. But I think it still looks great as I’ve worn it here. So let me tell you why this is a fabulous piece for your summer wardrobe.

Light Layers: Tie a Top Around a Cold Shoulder MidiSummer Midi Style on Bangles and Bungalows

There are endless summer dresses to choose from, but not every one of them is amazing. This one checks all my boxes: comfort, style, and price. First of all, the fabric is stretchy, but because of the cold shoulder style, it hangs so that it does not emphasize your belly if you have one. I tried the other Leith dress available in a similar style, and it does no favors for you if you’ve got some extra jelly in your belly. Even the reviewers agreed.

Lightweight Ring Handle Tote on Bangles and BungalowsThe Most Flattering and Comfortable Cold Shoulder Midi

As far as style goes, it’s simple and chic. And with a fit and flare silhouette, it emphasizes a smaller waist and flatters the figure. Plus the midi length works well for modest dressers. The price is affordable at around $40. I’ve linked some similar styles below as well. Finally, this roomy ring handle tote is only $35 dollars and is super lightweight. Great for running errands, or carrying a small furry animal, it will be your new favorite summer it bag.

Summer Hues in a Cold Shoulder MidiBlue Cold Shoulder Midi on Bangles & Bungalows

So lesson learned — don’t let the clothes deceive you. Make sure you’ve got your arms and legs in all the right places. You’d think by my age I’d know how to put clothes on, but apparently I’ve still got a ways to go. Any of you out there have any embarrassing wardrobe malfunction stories? While tube tops are the usual suspects, this seemingly sweet dress got the best of me.

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Currently Crushing On Tie Front Tops

June 23, 2017  |  Fashion 24 comments

Can this top be more flattering? I got this blush blouse (similar options linked below) during the recent Nordstrom Half Yearly sale. Currently I’m obsessed with tie front tops. And no I’m not talking about a simple bow around the waist, but the kind where you tie the ends of your shirt together. I always thought tie front tops came cropped, but this one is a full modest length and I love the way it hangs just so. The fabric is super comfortable and light, perfect when it’s warm outside, but cool indoors.

Summer Casual Chic Style

Blouse: Pleione / Jeans: Articles of Society / Booties: Naturalizer / Clutch: Express / Necklace: House of Harlow

Pink Button Down V-Neck Blouse

Blush Top and Blue Jeans

Blush Tie Front Top

Tie Front Tops on Bangles and Bungalows

I’m usually one to stick to denim brands I know and like such as Joe’s Jeans or Citizens of Humanity. But occasionally I branch out when there’s a trend or color I want to try. This light blue pair from Articles of Society is only $41 and the fit is superb with just the right amount of distress. If you’re looking for a pair of distressed denim, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg, definitely try these. I think you’ll love them.

And don’t forget to ground out your look with these gorgeous rose dust booties from Naturalizer, now on sale for over 60% off at only $50. No need to break them in! They’re comfortable from the get-go. Shop this look in the blog shop!

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Wish List Wednesdays June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017  |  Wish List Wednesdays 11 comments

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What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

The perfect party dress for the girl who likes to be classy and sassy.

Get that perfect dewy baby pink long lasting glow with this liquid blush.

I pretty much want every summer dress at Club Monaco right now including this one.

A little extra lace takes this striped top from simple to sweet.

Gold and blush tones for a feminine touch to your new favorite chair.

Sleek pink sunnies for a modern look.

An oversized bow takes this gingham dress to another level.

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Outfit Inspiration: Blue Summer

June 20, 2017  |  Fashion 11 comments

Outfit Inspiration: Blue Summer

Outfit Inspiration: This blue floral printed dress had me at hello! It gives me all the summer feels. Whether you wear it to your next pool party, a barbecue, or to shop for another equally cute dress, its cheery disposition is contagious. Don’t ya think?

PATIO UMBRELLA  \  SUNNIES  \  DRESS  \  EARRINGS  \  TOTE  \  TUMBLER  \

CUTTING BOARD  \  TABLECLOTH  \  RECIPE BOOK  \  ESPADRILLES

Stay Cool this Summer with an Apron Top

June 19, 2017  |  Fashion 9 comments

In these hot, hot, hot temperatures, I’m all about the sleeveless summer tops. A sleeveless cut, lightweight fabric, and a roomy fit are all hallmarks of a top with built in AC as I like to say. I could go the whole day in the summer heat in an apron top like this one from Banana Republic (now only $33 with discount code). Not only is this a gorgeous tropical print, but the square neckline and tie front waist are both super flattering. There’s a roomy bust for those of you who need the extra space, and the ribbon tie and flared hem create the illusion of a tiny waist.

Summer Blues and Greens with Banana Republic

Tying Banana Republic Floral Apron Wrap Top

Banana Republic Summer Apron Top

Banana Republic Blue Striped Clutch

Blogger Yasmin Hakim in Banana Republic Apron Top

I love the cool color palette that green and blue create. I’m slightly obsessed with blue so I have plenty of accessories in that color category to adorn this look. I’ve paired an old Banana Republic clutch and sandals (their pieces hold up so well over time). But I’ve also linked very similar items that go perfectly with this outfit. Shop the whole outfit in the blog shop!

Naturalizer Sandals Sale: Shoes that Fit

June 16, 2017  |  Fashion 16 comments

Say hello to the summer sandals you NEVER have to break in! From the moment I put on a new pair of Naturalizer shoes, my feet are bundled in comfort. They have this thing called N5 Comfort and Contour technology. Not only is there cushioning throughout the shoe, but you get extra cushioning at your pressure points to absorb shock, support weight, and distribute pressure. Plus, the way the shoe is designed, it gives you better balance and properly secures your foot. For clumsy girls like me, twisting around in wedges and heels, that’s fabulous news. Even more fabulous? Their summer sandals sale is going on right now!

Naturalizer Street Style in Yanni Rose Dust Sandals

Naturalizer Yanni Sandals in Rose Dust

Naturalizer Yanni Sandals in Rose Dust

Photography by Meredith Marquardt

Blogger Yasmin Hakim in Naturalizer Yanni Sandals

Photograph by Meredith Marquardt

Style & Fit

I know what you’re thinking. Comfortable shoes…does that mean I have to sacrifice style? Nope! As you can see above, I’m sporting adorable mesh rose gold peep-toe booties. These summer sandals go with everything. And I love how secure my feet feel. From the shape of the arch to the zip up closure and the sturdy block heel, my feet have no room to wobble around.

I cannot wear shoes more than 3″ high without a platform or wedge. I usually lean toward flats or low heels because I care about the comfort of my feet. But sometimes a high heeled shoe is just too cute to pass up. Usually it’s hard to find my size in something stylish. Naturalizer’s shoes range from size 4 to 12, which includes options for my tiny size 5 feet. When I find something I like at Naturalizer, I know that it always comes in my size.

Check out some of my favorite summer sandals below!

Naturalizer Summer Sandals Sale

Disclosure: I was provided a pair of sandals from Naturalizer in exchange for a review on my blog.

Moonstone Jewelry

June 15, 2017  |  Fashion 3 comments

MoonstoneMagic.com is a bohemian jewelry brand based in Florida. The brand brings a little of that gypsy magic to everyone through its whimsical Moonstone jewelry. Genuine Rainbow Moonstone and either 925 Sterling Silver or 14kt Yellow Gold Vermeil is used to craft each piece. Silver craftsmen handpick the finest Moonstone gems to create these illustrious designs. If you love a little ethereal bling, go ahead and adorn yourself in Moonstone jewelry and embrace your inner boho goddess.

Stacking Your Rings

In this look, from top to bottom, Twigs, Confronting Dots, Eyes Wide Shut, Apart Bypass

Moonstone Magic Rings

Moonstone Magic and Sacred Origins

Light dances inside the gems and shines through a cotton like veil. This creates a glow akin to the reflection of the moon. The glow actually shifts around as you move the stone. Like an inner eye watching over you, Moonstone is said to bring light in dark times. It is also believed to be sacred in India, where it originated. Legend has it that Moonstone has existed since the dawn of time, providing spiritual clarity to those who seek it. It’s also a symbol of passion for lovers, making Moonstone jewelry a wonderful option for a wedding gift.

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Silver Moonstone Rings

Choose from rings (in gold and silver), earrings, pendants, and bracelets to adorn your inner Moonstone goddess. Shop Moonstone Jewelry here.

Disclosure: I was provided rings by Moonstone Magic to style on Bangles & Bungalows.