Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Safari Chic

I think there's something inherently sexy about a woman in safari gear-- neutral tones, camouflage, the bare essentials. To me, it evokes a sense of exploration and adventure.

Here's what I'm talking about...

J. Crew

Michael Kors

If I could walk around in the hat from the first photo all day/everyday, or even the Michael Kors bathing suit & belt combo, I sure as hell would! (Not sure that would fly at work, though!)

Have you rocked the safari chic look yet this summer season? I'd love to see how you styled yourself!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


...Some recent pics that are popping up on my Instagram. There you have it...

At the O's game with friends!

Showing off our pearly whites :D

Highschool gal pals reunite!

Highschool gal pals reunite... some more!

casual, on-the-go selfie, cuz I could.

what I want for my life is this kind of love.

one of my go-to nail colors: "Ballet Slippers" by Essie

My newest, littlest cousin Aliza

Monday, May 13, 2013

Event Recap: Danielle Nicole Collection!

Happy Monday, everyone!

A few weeks ago I invited you to an event here in Baltimore to preview designer Danielle Nicole's new collection of handbags. I was able to stop by her pop-up shop event, and try on some of her new bags. I have to say... although I'm not much of a handbag gal, I loved her designs! I could see myself wearing several different styles of her bags, mainly the cross-body style, and the new 'Diane' handbag.

Here's a little snapshot with the designer herself, showing off my new Davina Mini Crossbody:

If you're in need of a new handbag, I highly recommend checking out Danielle's website

Or... if you need a belated Mother's Day Gift, these purses would be perfect!

Until next time,

Monday, May 6, 2013

What I Wore (and felt) This Weekend

This weekend was an emotional roller-coaster.

Happy: It was gorgeous weather. I was so excited to finally be able to enjoy the day sitting outside with a cold beer and good friends, listening to music and soaking up the sun. It doesn't get much better than that!

Self-Conscious: As you know, due to a comment made to me last week, I'm now more aware of the changes my body has gone through. This weekend, the warmer weather called for shorts and dresses, and I had a difficult time choosing things to wear. As I start to eat healthier and see positive changes, hopefully this will dissolve.

Reflective: My ex-fiance proposed to his current girlfriend this weekend. We broke up about 3 years ago, and he started dating his now fiance shortly after. I knew she was a much better fit for him than I was. I am happy for them and wish them the best, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling a little bruised by the whole thing. It may be selfish to feel that way, but it's how I feel. I followed my heart, and made a decision to do what was best for me. I am glad, almost relieved, it turned out to be the best for him as well.

Blessed: When I need it most, my friends and family are always there. Sometimes, I need a little mood uplift, and my circle never disappoints. You know when I need you, and you know when to leave it alone. You know how I feel without me having to tell you, and you know that my feelings are complex and often ungrounded. You let me vent, and that's all I need. Thank you.

On that note, here's what I wore this weekend:

I'm obsessed with tribal prints this summer. This maxi dress is about to become a weekend staple in my wardrobe! 

Remember that Anthropologie shirt I recently purchased? Found an excuse to wear it! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Flashback

It's Friday. I like flashbacks.

Here are some of my favorite outfits featured in previous posts :)

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pssst.. Local Event Exclusive Invitation!

I know not all of my readers are in the Baltimore area, but for those of you who are... I have an exclusive invitation for you!

Designer Danielle Nicole, originally from Ellicott City, MD, will be in town on Thursday, May 9 to introduce her latest line of handbags. Danielle's bags are sold at Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor... as well boutiques in states across the U.S. Here in Baltimore you can find her collection at Sassanova in Harbor East.

On Thursday, May 9, from 4-8pm at About Faces in Kenilworth, join Danielle Nicole for a meet & greet to preview her new line of handbags, The Diane Collection, while enjoying complimentary wine, light fare, and door prizes.

Quick recap: Is there anything better than handbags, wine, food, all at the same time? I don't think so. 

Also, if you're still in search of a great Mother's Day gift, Danielle Nicole bags are the perfect present!

Want to see more of the Danielle Nicole Collection before coming out on the 9th (and maybe do a little online shopping)? Here's her website. My favorite is the Bella Crossbody in Mustard.

The full event info is below. Hope you can make it!