Sunday, March 16, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Peter Pan and Polka Dots

What I'm Wearing:
LC Lauren Conrad Peter Pan Collar Sweater


I love a good peter pan collar, and this slightly oversized version with it's beaded surface turns this simple grey sweater into something extra cute.

Nail color: OPI Glamour Game, accent nail color: OPI Dazzled By Gold




I LOVE anything with a scalloped edge, so I couldn't resist these LC Lauren Conrad Ballet Flats, especially since they remind me of the Chloe Scalloped Flats.


$475
I've been coveting these flats ever since Holly Ann-AeRee blogged about their comfort. I tried them on myself at a recent trip to Neiman Marcus in Orlando and they ARE super comfy. They are made from a buttery soft leather that molds to your feet nicely. And the scalloped edges - oh-so-cute! But ouch - $475?! My clearance-priced $20 Lauren Conrad ballet flats will do just fine for now. I've also found a very similar alternative at Gilt.com.

On sale $49 (originally $99)
I love this rich cognac color. They do have them in black, but it's a textured snakeskin embossed leather, and I want the same smooth buttery texture of the Chloe flats. The scalloped edges look a bit wider than the Chloe flats, but the overall design is so similar!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Red, White, and Blue

What I'm Wearing:
LC Lauren Conrad Heart Skinny Ankle Jeans (review)
LC Lauren Conrad Penguin Earrings
Kate Spade Bow Ring
Orla Kiely Purse

The weather in Florida is always up and down - one day it's the perfect sunny 70 degree weather. The next day the temperature could drop 20 degrees. I've been looking forward to Spring and the warmer weather, but today was rather dreary so I decided to wear some darker fall colors to go with the darker weather. 








Monday, February 24, 2014

Orla Kiely Linear Stem Backpack

$189
I've never felt I needed a bag as much as I needed this one. I know that's a bit of a dramatic statement to make, but it's a backpack - how awesome is that?! Maybe it's nostalgia speaking here - having grown up in the 90s when mini backpacks were all the rage, I think it's pretty awesome that Orla Kiely is bringing this trend back (although it's not a mini backpack, it's a backpack nonetheless, and that's still pretty awesome). They have offered backpacks in the past, but in leather and at about $500. This cotton version at just under $200 is a little more manageable. And I absolutely LOVE that stem print, especially in this color combination, which is very preppy and modern to me. Plus, since I have a small son, this backpack makes it easy to pack some essentials and throw over my shoulders while I chase him around.

Backpacks not really your thing? Well, the same Linear Stem Print is available in several other styles. Check them all out below.

$194

$194

$168

$249

$114

$106

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Extra 20% Off Sale at Orla Kiely


Orla Kiely is offering an extra 20% off select sale items from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This sale brings some items down to 70% off retail, which is an awesome deal. I've never seen Orla Kiely do such a sale before, so this is a real treat. Take advantage now because the sale ends Wednesday February 26. Below are my picks from this sale.

On sale $200.40 (originally $668)
I've always wanted a yellow coat, and this one definitely has the perfect shade of that cheerful color. Florida winters are short and with March just around the corner, there's certainly no need for this heavy wool coat right now, but that doesn't mean I can't save it for next winter! 

On sale $191.40 (originally $638)
This coat also comes in a lovely shade of violet, but this camel color is gorgeous and versatile. I love the 60s swing shape of this coat, as well as the outlined front pockets.

Check out the rest of the sale here!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Yellow

What I'm Wearing:
J. Crew Jackie Cardigan
Joe's Jeans
Vintage Heart Ring
LC Lauren Conrad Bicycle Necklace


 




I wish I could say that my hair looks like this when I wake up. It is naturally wavy, but I still need to apply some product to tame the frizziness and build some volume at the same time. So I use Frederic Fakkai Glossing Cream to smooth away flyways and frizziness and to give more definition to my curls, and Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray at the roots and midshaft to add volume.

It was such a gorgeous day out here in Florida. Not too hot, and still cool enough to wear a cardigan. I enjoy layering looks, but I'm also looking forward to shedding the cardigans and light sweaters for the spring months ahead. 

Happy Saturday!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Peter Pilotto

What I'm Wearing:
Joe's Jeans
Michael Kors purse
J. Crew Factory necklace

I finally wore my Peter Pilotto for Target blouse today. I definitely wanted to play up the yellow in the top, so I accented with a bright necklace and purse. I also wore these blue heels to complement the blue in the blouse. It's still a bit cool here in Florida, so I topped off the look with a blazer, which helps neutralize all the bright colors.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Orla Kiely launched her Spring/Summer 2014 collection at London Fashion Week this weekend, and I must say it's one of my favorite collections yet! I haven't been this excited for the release of a collection in a long time. Relying heavily on animal themes, Orla Kiely certainly didn't disappoint with her take on the animal print - just check out these fun and adorable animal head purses!

About $260
This one's definitely my favorite!

About $260
And this one's a close second!

About $200

About $200
I love this "cloud" blue color.

Check out the entire Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2014 collection below or at www.orlakiely.com.