Polka Dot Details

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Topshop Polka Dot Romper sz US 2/Black Fedora Wool Hat (sold out but similar here)/Topshop Lucy Bit Loafer sz 6/Chanel Classic Double Flap/Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lipstick/OPI Cajun Shrimp Nail Polish/B.P. Collar Necklace (sold out but similar here)/Givenchy Sunglasses

I never realized until I recently stumbled across some old photos, that I wore the same polka dot strapless dress for two birthdays straight in my early 20’s. Ironically enough, I turn [Read more…]

29 today and not too much has changed when it comes to my affinity for the print. Thankfully some things have and I’m relieved that I outgrew the bumpit and extreme tanning stage and have every intent to leave it buried deep in the past. 

Perhaps it’s that sense of nostalgia that does it or the exciting milestones I experienced during that time as a college graduate and a newlywed, but polka dot anything just makes me happy. To me, they are just so classic and chic and will never go out of style. Naturally, I made a direct beeline for this when I saw it in the store. It was in one of my favorite prints, and in a strappy romper form. Double-win. I seriously just can’t get sick of a good romper or dress.  It is just soooo easy. I love the versatility it offers in both season and style and can’t wait to pair this with a leather jacket and some booties for the early fall months  we’ll soon be entering. Also, this one is made of a lightweight pleated material which makes it super comfortable  and has been a go-to outfit for me lately. 

Last weekend, we took a mini road trip to Pittsburgh for the PSU vs. Pitt game and I took this exact outfit with me for the drive and first night out. Nearly 5 hours in the car and if I didn’t know any better, I would’ve believed that I had my pajamas on. Yup, that comfy.  For jewelry, I kept it pretty simple with a collar necklace. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it made getting ready so much easier by eliminating the need to untangle the knots that would be inevitable with traditional necklace chains. When you find yourself running late, which is not unusual when 6 people are trying to get ready in one bathroom, every little bit helps. If you have trouble with clasps, this one just slips right on and off as well. Easy right?

P.S. you can find more pics and details on my instagram –>@heartsit

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Opposites Attract

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Jacket: Love Tree Bomber sz S/Top: Ann Taylor Ruffled Shell sz XXSP/Jeans: Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Skinny Jeans sz 24/Bag: Chanel 2.55/Shoes: Ivanka Trump Lindi Leather Cap Pumps sz 6 (they look like they’re big in the picture for some reason, but they fit well and don’t fall off my feet at all.)/Sunglasses:Loft (on sale!)

There was once a time that I literally kept two separate wardrobes: one for work, and one for regular life. As I’ve gotten older, (admittedly not without my share of  fashion faux pas), I’ve learned how to adapt both personalities of my wardrobe to mix and match regardless of it’s intended genre. Of course, there is still a very small degree of separation for certain things; I’m certainly not going to wear a mini skirt to work, or a formal business suit to brunch… you get the idea. 

I recently picked up [Read more…]

these pumps after trying on a few higher end versions without success. They look a lot more expensive and high end than they are and I absolutely adore them. Sizes are going fast so I definitely recommend you run out and get them soon! They look so classic and have been one of my favorites for both work and play lately. Chanel makes a very similar version, but I actually prefer these ones. Aside from the MAJOR price difference, the nude part on these Ivanka Trumps are more of a neutral beige and doesn’t contain as much yellow like it’s designer counterparts do. 

You may recognize this top from a work OOTD I put up on instagram recently. I typically wear this top for work and while it’s thin enough to easily tuck into pencil skirts without bunching, it is not see through at all. I love contrast and while the top is a little more polished, the distressed light denim in a boyfriend fit have the opposite vibe and for me, are the epitome of casual summer days. Also…I finally found a bomber jacket I like! This lightweight bomber is the best budget friendly one I have tried on to date. And I have tried on a lot. For some reason, they always look too big or bulky. This one is definitely a looser fit but still looks good. If you’ve had trouble finding one as I have, this may be worth a look. 

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Labor Day in Stripes & Rompers

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Romper: Target/Sunglasses: Loft/Purse: Gucci/Sandals: custom (more on this soon but these are extremely similar)/Lipstick: YSL Oil-in-Stick 41 (looooooove this formula)/Beach Tote: Mar Y Sol/Bracelets: DIY (coming soon!)

I hope everyone had an amazing, long Labor Day weekend! Long weekends are my favorite and we spent our time with family at our lake house and finished it off with an impromptu trip to [Read more…]

the Pottery Barn outlet. The docks came out this weekend as well which for us, unofficially marks the last days of summer. It’s about a 2.5 drive north from where we live and I definitely felt an obvious chill in the air compared to our last time up a few weeks back. We had such a busy summer this year we didn’t get to go up quite as often as we would have liked to, but I’m glad we were able to take full advantage of this weekend. It’s a welcome change of pace from our everyday lives and it’s so satisfying and mentally freeing to slow down once in a while.

When it comes to clothing or pretty much any purchase really, I love a good deal as much as the next person . I find that it’s hard to find deals sometimes that don’t sacrifice quality and fit. I love when I do stumble upon something so that I can share it on here with all of you. This romper is from, wait for it, Target! I’m pretty petite and have the best luck with fit from the Xhilaration line. This is a junior’s line at Target and I’ve found that the sizes vary and aren’t always consistent. This seemed true to size though and I purchased it in an xs. I’ve become more selective with age and as my wardrobe has grown, I place a heavier emphasis on the versatility of a piece before bringing it into my closet. This romper looks great dressed down with a beach tote, or can be dressed up with a pair of dressier sandals and a purse for date nights. Rompers and dresses dominate my wardrobe and I love this mix of classic stripes and feminine ruffles all in one pretty little package. 

By the way, I’ve been obsessed with this tote and have been using it all summer. It literally carries everything, but doesn’t look overly out of place and massive when I carry it. Not gonna lie, I do make Will carry it sometimes when it is stuffed to the brim. I saw them on clearance last year at West Elm but didn’t make the purchase until this year. It was also on sale this time around and there are still some in stock so I definitely recommend checking out their selections.

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