Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Black & Gray & White

There is really something amazing about the very simple color scheme of black, gray and white.  The sheer number of patterns you combine while still looking completely polished is overwhelming.  I paired my new JCrew "A-line skirt in bonded wool" with patterned tights, a sheer JCrew top and gray Ann Taylor cardigan.  Finishing off the look is a Jcrew black and white necklace and a pair of very amazing Manolo Blahnik Plaid BB pumps!  

This skirt is really amazing.  I love the longer length pencil with the slit up the front, it's a fun twist on the classic pencil.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Open Cardigan Wrap Up

I nabbed this super cozy open cardigan by Autumn Cashmere during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale this summer.  While playing around with it, I realized how cute I thought it was all wrapped up, so I grabbed a belt and made it happen!  Paired with JCrew cropped pants and a statement necklace from Ann Taylor I thought it styled well!  Have a great day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

All about the Tweed

EJ really wanted in the photo - and he poses!

Tweed. I'm honestly not sure how many more words are needed when you get to rock this print.  Its one of my fall favorites and honestly it goes with everything.  You can dress it up for the office or rock it with boyfriend jeans and heels for a fun weekend look.  Mine is a JCrew Schoolboy Blazer in Houndstooth and it's on sale with an additional 40% off through Monday! Dress is Theory Betty 2 Stretch Sheath Dress - also on Sale! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cashmere & Paisley Pencil

Even though it's fall and it is time to bust out the sweater coats, boots, and jackets, I've busted out my bright paisley pencil skirt and paired it up with my new neon peach JCrew cashmere sweater! (JCrew Collection Cashmere Open Stitch Raglan Sweater).  I kinda love it so much I might buy it in green also.  And it's on sale!! Plus in my defense it was 73 degrees here today, which is like saying there was a heat wave in October so I feel ok with all the bright colors!

Monday, September 8, 2014

JCrew Minnie

By this time I think it's safe to say I have an unhealthy obsession with JCrew.  More most recent "I need more than one" item is the Minnie pant.  Once I found the right size, it was all over for me.  Now I just wait patiently for more colors to come out! I paired the Navy blue Minnie (here) with a lilac sleeveless drapey top from JCrew (here - and also obsessed), a Ann Taylor boyfriend cardigan and a JCrew statement necklace. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

JCrew Love

Eli wanted in on the action too! <3

It's safe to assume if you have read this blog even once that you know I am obsessed with Jcrew.  This outfit is all JCrew today, Jackie Cardi, Cove Sleeveless Drapey Top, and JCrew Minnie Pant.  These pants are amazing, but trying to find the right fit almost drove me to madness. Necklace is Ann Taylor. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Cashmere

I love the idea of wearing a light weight cashmere sweater during warmer months.  Thankfully, JCrew makes that possible (along with freezing cold offices) with this featherweight cashmere sweater (here).  It was a great neutral to pair with a navy blue tweed skirt and rose gold Kate Spade necklace.  This will also look amazing with skinny jeans and boots!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


This paisley JCrew top was an absolute b!tch to find!  I picked it up about a month ago when it randomly popped back up on the JCrew website as a sale item.  I paired it with a navy blue fluted skirt from Banana Republic (here), an Ann Taylor statement necklace, and for when it was cool in office I added a knit blazer.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Coral & Navy

I love pairing a bright coral with a dark neutral, so this time I punched up navy blue with my JCrew No. 2 Cotton Twill Pencil Skirt (here).  Paired with a JCrew silk shell, JCrew Jackie cardigan, and a few accessories.  You'll also notice in my first picture I was photobombed by one of my new kittens :-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kauai Trip Review - Part II

January 2014 marked our second trip to the beautiful island of Kauai, I'm sure it won't be our last.  When we visit, we typically stay on the North Shore, close to hiking, nice resorts, and some of the most fabulous food you can get on the island.  One of the things I love about staying up here is that you are forced to leave your resort and head into "local" territory to eat.  You won't find an Olive Garden or a Chili's, and instead you are treated to an abundance of local delights.

Kauai's Kilauea Fish Market

Kauai Kilauea Fish Market

The Kilauea Fish Market was recommended to us by friends as a great lunch stop.  The food was absolutely not disappointing!  We had Fish Tacos and something else that topped the list as "customer favorites".  Both were delicious.  The only downside here were the number of (aggressive) chickens also trying to eat our delicious lunch.

Dolphin Restaurant

Kauai Dolphin Restaurant

The Dolphin Kauai wins for atmosphere, this almost entirely open air restaurant is a great way to enjoy the setting sun of Kauai.  The appetizers and sushi here was good, but not the best I've had.  If you are in the mood for sushi, this is the place to be.

Postcards Cafe

Kauai Postcards Cafe Restaurant

Postcards. Postcards. Postcards.  
The Postcards Cafe Kauai is an absolute do-not-miss on our travels to Kauai. The fresh fish special NEVER disappoints.  The fish is so fresh and so well prepared I think I could stop in here 3 times a week to enjoy it.  We've also enjoyed amazing servers each time we've stopped in. 

Bar Acuda

Kauai Bar Acuda Restaurant

Bar Acuda is a hit-or-miss for me.  The first time we came it was a miss and we were pretty disappointed.  The second time it was a super "hit" we loved literally everything we ordered.  This is a tapas style restaurant with a very long wait, and sometimes no availability for dinner, so make a reservation the day before and be prepared to sample a few dishes.  

Tahiti Nui

Kauai Tahiti Nui Restaurant

Kalua Pork and Pineapple pizza.  Also known as "Da Hui" is hands down the best $25 you will ever spend.  It's SO.GOOD.  
This restaurant also makes an appearance in the movie "The Descendants" which put it on the famous map, and features live music and sometimes impromptu hawaiian dancing as the night progresses.  Seriously, what's not to love? 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Separates

Monochromatic's always seem to be my go-to in a pinch.  Today is a Halogen via Nordstrom seamed pencil skirt with a silk Joie top and Banana Republic flower necklace.  I finished off the ensemble with Valentino pumps. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wrap it up

The DVF wrap dress got even better with this mixed fabric wrap.  I am a huge HUGE fan of the silk version, but this is knocked-it-out-of-the-park kind of awesome.  This is the Amelia dress, and it comes in an amazing array of colors.  I popped on my Jimmy Choo sandals and boom.  Ready for the workday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 - Introduction

It's here it's here!! Hooray it's here!!!  Words can barely describe the joy and happiness I have when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale rolls around!!  This year, like every other year, I have managed to scour the racks, read descriptions and try out new looks and pairings to find *exactly* what I need want.  I usually take advantage of this sale to purchase higher-end items that I may not necessarily consider buying until the season was well under way and sale prices began to hit, but with the Anniversary sale, you can shop fall on sale before it even gets here! LOVE THAT!

I've split my amazing finds into 3 posts to make things just a teeny bit easier to follow, with links to each below.  Happy shopping!!

Work Wear Collection

Casual Wear Collection

Shoes and Accessories Collection

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 - Work Wear

I never suffer from a lack of solid wear to work options.  My favorite thing about some of these pieces are that they transition flawlessly from work to everyday without issue.  My favorites in the below collection are the Theory houndstooth dress, the sleeveless Theory black and white top (so amazing on!!), and the Joie green silk top.  

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 - Work Wear