JFK! FDR! Don't touch the floor - it's LAVA!!
Funny story, I was a CeCe to a Schimdt once. Things didn't work out but it was fun while it lasted! I've binge watched all the seasons of New Girl on Netflix and I have to say it's one of my favorite shows. It's hands down one of the funniest shows I've ever seen and I'm bummed out that next season is the last one. *insert sad face* I mean, honestly, how can any of deny that there's a little bit of Jess within us?! And who doesn't love Nick and his hilarious ridiculousness? Let's not forget Winston and his cat, Ferguson! Gosh, I love them.
"True Americans" comes from the drinking game the characters play on the show. Apparently there's a real True Americans drinking game, but the rules from the show are obviously a bit different. You can read about them here and here!
While roaming the internet one evening I found this New Girl shirt on Pinterest. It's from a fun Fayetteville, Arkansas based boutique-- Riffraff. As a fan of the show I knew I had to have it! Despite the fact that I'm in my mid-twenties, I asked my mom to get it for me for Christmas last year. It was honestly the only thing I wanted along with gift cards to Chipotle and Target (I'm a simple woman). My sweet momma got this shirt for me and I know I was the happiest person on Earth Christmas Day!
I wasn't able to wear this soft, fun tee until about 3 months after Christmas and I decided to keep the look simple -- busted knee jeans and simple heels gives this casual tee a little pick up. You could easily style this top with a sassy leather skirt, cut off jean shorts, fun flats or even a pair of sneakers. I've linked this entire outfit above!
I hope you all have a relaxing, binge-worthy weekend! What are some of your favorite shows to binge watch? Leave your answers in the comments below!
Obviously I'm still in Mexico in my mind you guys! I wore this look for a fun day of shopping in Playa del Carmen. We took a collectivo from Tulum into the city (about an hour ride + various stops along the way) and ended up at Paseo del Carmen shopping center.
There's actually a cool story behind this outfit. I won this shirt through an Instagram giveaway with BlaineBowen.com last year completely on a whim! I'm not really one to enter IG giveaways-the odds of winning are slim to none most of the time- but this time, the giveaway was super simple.
They posted a picture of where they most recently shot their new lookbook and asked where we thought it was. The picture was of Joshua Tree National Park (I've been there before!) and I answered right! They graciously awarded me with a gift card to their website and I picked this cute sugar skull top. Once I knew I was headed to Mexico for a week, I knew it'd be perfect to wear!
I decided to pair the top with white jeans and these fun, blue suede espadrilles my mom picked up for me from TJ Maxx. The espadrilles are by Fabiolas and they have an amazing collection online. I wasn't able to find my exact pair, but you can check out similar styles here, here, and here. She also grabbed this trendy pair of reflective sunnies too!
My saddle bag is out of stock as well, but I purchased it from ASOS last year. It's the perfect size bag to grab when traveling. It holds all my essentials like chapstick, sunnies, wallet, and cell phone without being too bulky. You can shop similar styles here and here.
Hope you all have a great rest of the week. Be on the look out for more Tulum vacation posts and I'll be recapping my most recent trip to NYC late this week and next week!
It's officially spring and I am loving this warm weather! I can finally pack up my "winter" coats and put the booties away and pull out fun skirts and strappy sandals.
I picked up this flirty, floral skirt during my recent trip to Mexico. My friend and I knew we had some down time before our cooking class later in the evening, so we hopped in a colectivo (Mexican shuttle service) and made our way into the city of Playa del Carmen. They have this great shopping center, Paseo del Carmen, we knew we wanted to check out. They have your typical American stores like Old Navy, the Nike Store, and Starbucks. Better yet, they have both Zara and Zara Home! We definitely did some damage in Zara!
Right as we walked into the shopping center we stopped in this store called Bershka. It's a Spanish department store with trendy pieces for both men and women. The best store I can compare it to here in the States is H&M. The vibe is very hip relaxed and all the associates had great style! Plus, when you pay for things in Mexican Pesos it doesn't hit your wallet as hard, lol!
No matter where or when I shop, I head for the sale/clearance racks and sections first and this time I was rewarded! I found this flirty, floral print skirt and knew I needed to bring it back with me. I don't have too many soft or feminine pieces in my closet right now, but I feel this adding this skirt to my closet is the perfect way to start to soften things up.
The Jacquard skirt is completely embroidered with flowers in the most delicate and cohesive way possible! It features a fun little (emphasis on little!) ruffled hem and a concealed side zipper. Be sure to size up when ordered (European clothing tends to run a bit smaller than US clothing).
I opted to keep the look simple by pairing it with a light-wash denim button up and tie-up nude sandals for an easy spring look. What are you most excited to wear this Spring? Comment below!
Photography: Kate Hampton
It's been forever since I've blogged! I have been so wrapped up in my graduate program and work that I just have not had the time to write. Honestly, I should be studying for an OM test I have tomorrow, but I couldn't fight the urge to post a few pictures from my recent trip to Tulum, Mexico!
I recently enjoyed a week-long stay in the magical town of Tulum, Mexico! Knowing that I'd be hanging out on the beach just about everyday, I ordered a few swimsuits prior to leaving.
This orange bandeau one piece ended up being my favorite. I knew I wanted a one a few one pieces to wear so I could just easily throw a pair of shorts on when roaming the town, so when I came across this suit by ASOS I knew I had to grab it. I originally wanted it in black but when I saw this bright orange I couldn't resist!
Staying true to my love of one pieces, I found this festive little number by Lovers + Friends while scouring Revolve's sale section about a month before my trip. Besides the fun pattern, the suit is actually this amazing cotton-y, terry cloth type of fabric that feels so good -- feels nothing like normal swimsuit material. Plus, the front zipper adds a bit of sassiness! The suit has a deep scoop back and adjustable straps.
**Revolve also carries this same style in a two-piece!
And who can resist throwing on a fun mix & match bikini?! I bought this Target bikini over a year ago and finally got to wear while south of the border. The hot pink fringing and colorful, funky stitching were perfect under the Mexican sun.
This is just a glimpse of my time down in Tulum. I can't wait to show you the rest of my exciting trip! Be sure to check back in later this week to find out the best places to eat, grab drinks, and explore!
Hi loves! I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Amelia from LuxeDecor. LuxeDecor is an online furniture retailer who specializes in creating curated collections and interior design blogging. I picked out a ton of items that I would decorate my apartment with (each item is linked in the post!). Check out Amelia's guest post below and visit LuxeDecor for all your stylish furniture needs!
Designing a chic and sophisticated space can be a challenge without extra funds. If you’re hoping to give your home a fashionable facelift without splurging on tons of extravagant and expensive décor, there are many options available. A few small decorating tweaks can have a major impact—from outfitting the floor with a pretty new rug to adorning the walls with original artwork, there are plenty of ways to add serious style without breaking the bank.
Image Credit: Image Via House and Garden UK
A bright living space is filled with bold colors and eclectic prints. Far from boring, this cool living space delivers big on style points. To create a modern and mesmerizing space, it’s important to play with color and experiment with different motifs. A rectangular pink area rug is dynamic eye candy, while a rainbow striped pillow adds tons of glamorous appeal.
Image Credit: Image Via Caitlin Wilson Design
A contemporary living space looks like a posh hotel with a bit of design zing. Pops of purple, gold accents and a few funky furnishings make this wild and whimsical space feel elegant. A square glimmering gold cocktail table is perfect for hosting family gatherings and late night soirees, while a matching rectangular end table is charming with a champagne metal finish. A few marble table lamps finish off this eclectic home space.
Image Via Pinterest
Regal and refined but still totally hip, this cozy bedroom is full of fun frills. Relax and unwind in a space with showroom-worthy style. Fur footstools give this sleeping chamber a bit of panache and a soft place to rest tired feet, while gold metal bowls offer any nightly nest a spot for storage and keepsakes. A gilded gold frame filled with sweet memories is ideal for a bedside table.
Image Via The Fashionistas Diary
Work projects will feel like joyful endeavors in this swanky office space. Overflowing with tons of fun accessories and lot of beloved treasures, this study is not short on personality. A tall gold bookcase works well in a contemporary home work station, while items like a lotus candleholder, ceramic pineapple and gold vase add fresh, fun vibes to a practical space.
Guest post by Amelia Ohm of LuxeDecor
photo cred: Patrick Mitchell
Hello loves! After a hectic start to grad school, I finally found a tiny window of time to blog :)
Cooler temperatures have made their way South and I am breaking out the sweaters-- sleeveless sweaters that is! I found this cropped, knit green sweater on ASOS at a major discount and snatched it up a while back. It's quite thick and the zipper details add a unique touch.
Since the sweater is cropped (not super cropped!) I decided to pair it with a pair of high waist flares! Ya'll, I'm 5'8", so I always have to buy long jeans, but this is honestly the longest pair of jeans I own. I don't own a ton of sky high heels so I threw on my highest wedge shoes and the pants still grazed the ground! Longer the jeans, higher the heel, right?!
You guys know me well enough by now, so you know that I love the simplicity of this look. I added a few of my favorite gold jewelry pieces and threw my hair into a cute little half up top knot.
I'll link a few other sleeveless sweater options below for those of you looking! (just click on the pic)
Have a great afternoon!
Photography: Patrick Mitchell
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Summer is unofficially over friends! Labor Day weekend has come and gone and work and classes are back in full swing. I spent the long weekend down in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores with a few friends of mine and absolutely loved it! I bought this swimsuit earlier in the summer and I find it funny how I didn't get the chance to wear it until the absolute end! I knew I wanted a white swimsuit but was concerned about how it would look. Plus, I knew I wanted one that wasn't so pricey. I scoured the internet for a while and found my white spaghetti strap crochet accent swimsuit on SheIn.com. Other than a funky little crochet tan line on my stomach after spending all day on the beach, I really like my swimsuit! *I know people are skeptical about SheIn, but just be sure to read the reviews and check out the pictures prior to purchasing.
Be sure to check out the blog later this week as I detail my trip to Gulf Shores! Have a great weekend!
If you didn't notice, I took a little vacation from the blog. It was much needed and a lot has happened since then! I started a new job, received some exciting news, and am in the process of prepping to move back to a familiar and exciting place. To celebrate these new adventures in life, I decided to try something new. On a whim, I decided to plant a flower! Hydrangeas to be exact. They're one of my favorites and they're great to grow during the spring and summer months.
I have anything but a green thumb. I could probably kill a succulent if I tried hard enough! Luckily, my mother is the queen of gardening and helped me out with this project. Since I chose the hydrangea, my mom suggested I use a fairly large pot to plant it in. Hydrangeas are basically bushes, so they need as much room as possible for the roots to spread when potted. Of course the size of your pot depends on your plant. If you're growing something a but smaller, find a smaller pot! Be sure to grab a bag of potting mix and flower food as well!
If your pot has punch out holes at the bottom for water drainage, go ahead and pop them out. Line the bottom of your pot with a bit of newspaper and then fill it half way with potting soil. Using a small shovel or just your hands (throw on a pair of gardening gloves if you'd like) form a small pit in the middle by moving soil towards the side.
Now, there's a trick to getting your plant out of the pot you purchased it in. You've got to wiggle and maneuver very precisely or your plant will fall apart! Once it's out in one piece, you set it in the pit you created. Take the soil you pushed to the side and push it back towards the center to cover the plant. Only stems and flowers should be visible at this point. If you're starting from a seed, you'll cover it completely!
Next, give your plant a decent amount of water and let it do its thang! And by that, I mean grow!
Anything new happening in your life? Let me know in the comments section!
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! I hope you all are enjoying good music, good queso, and good margaritas! his dress is my festive look for the Mexican holiday! It's so colorful and playful! I added a pair of filigree earrings, a popping red lip, and some funky platforms to complete the look! Besides the playful print, this dress is two in one! I can wear normally or as an off-the-shoulder dress. I'd never thought about it until when I threw it on, but I'm glad I did! Did I mention it has pockets as well?!
Here's to hoping you all enjoy a refreshing margarita tonight!
I really wanted to title this post "Soccer Mom Approved" but I realized two things: A) I am not a mom and B) It probably wouldn't make much sense to you all any way! Because my style can seem a bit matronly at times, it's hard to not think that this is outfit hasn't been worn by a mom who ventures out to Saturday morning soccer games in the mid-Atlantic somewhere. Yet still, I feel very comfortable in my soccer mom outfit! :)
I just remembered that I wore this outfit traveling from Burbank, CA to San Diego last October! The southern California weather was absolutely perfect and this outfit was amazingly comfortable to travel in. I picked up these MIA 'Java' wedges from Nordstrom Rack while hanging out in downtown Boston a few weeks earlier. These wedges are the absolute most comfortable wedges I own! I could seriously wear them ALL. DAY. LONG.
The wedge isn't crazy tall and the material the sole is made from (maybe cork?) is super comfy. Plus, the elastic band towards the ankle makes for quick and easy slipping on and off! Plus, they're fairly lightweight. I own other wedges and it feels like I'm walking with cement blocks strapped to the bottom of my feet. Luckily these don't feel like that!
Affordable Wedge Options
I grabbed this cotton tank from the clearance section at Target last Fall for less than $10 and it's served me well! It's got a little bit of detailing on the front and has that easy tunic shape I find flattering.
Affordable Tank Options
Throw this on for Sunday brunch with the girls or a sunny day full of traveling and you'll be set to go! *But let's be honesty, I'd be the cutest dressed soccer mom out there! :)
Have a great day!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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