I hope ya’ll are off to a great week! I am a busy bee with meetings, work + planning this weekend’s content shoot – blogging is a 24/7 business, the amount of work that goes into maintaining a blog, shooting content, editing, writing + finding the perfect spots to shot AND looks is exhausting! I am beyond thankful my boyfriend is supportive + plays photographer (although I bribe him with beer and philly cheesesteaks…his favorite hehe :p)
One of the things that makes blogging worth while is sharing fun + affordable looks with you all! Everything I am wearing in this post retails for under $250 – isn’t that the best?!
My dress is from one of my favorite boutiques, ShopTheMint.com! They have the cutest styles at affordable prices, now that is something I can get behind! From little dresses like this one to heels to accessories to monogram pieces to activewear, outerwear, sweaters + more…they literally have it ALL!
They are sold out of this dress but I linked to some similar styles here + here.
My shoes + bag are total summer staples.
This GiGi New York crossbody bag comes in a variety of colors + retails for just $225. It is genuine leather, lasts a lifetime + goes with every look for any occasion.
These white ankle strap heels are a total MUST for summer. Whether you are heading to the office, a summer wedding, date night or more, they go with EVERYTHING + are super sleek and stylish!
Temps are heating up in LA and that means…yes you guessed it, dress time! I normally live in dresses year round, but now I live in them even more so because of the warm weather. I am not one to wear sleeveless dresses without covering my arms (I guess my arms are an area I typically like to cover) but wearing a denim jacket in warm temps is not going to happen…so my solution? Styling it on your shoulders! Ok, to be honest I have seen this trend with blazers, moto jackets + more for years but felt I couldn’t pull it off…till I actually tried. Side note: Never be afraid to step outside your comfort zone when it comes to fashion, amazing things can happen that ultimately shape your personal style!
My dress is from one of my favorite online boutiques, Shop The Mint and it’s currently sold out but I linked to similar styles below (plus usually you can add items from their website to a ‘wishlist‘ and they will come back on the site for purchase relatively soon)!
My denim jacket is from Old Navy + currently On SALE! Who doesn’t love a good sale?! This jacket has lasted me years + is honestly a staple every gal should have in their closet! Dress it up or down, it is perfect for any occasion.
Happy Monday ♥ Time for another busy week but I am actually excited about the weekend being over because it means we are that much closer to Thursday which is when my dad is flying out from NY to visit me! I am SO excited since this is going to be the first time he has seen me in LA since we road tripped here for my big move 2 years ago (it’s officially 2 years as of June 8th)! Crazy how time flies huh? Here’s to TWO years + many more successful years to come in LA LA Land! Anyways, my dad will finally see his little girl all grown up with her own place (and TWO walk in closets), settled in just fine. Maybe there will be a new ‘walk in’ closet for every year I am in LA…hopefully next year brings three haha I am sure I will accumulate plenty of more clothes + shoes by then :p
I spent the weekend trying to get my apartment in tip-top shape…I have never felt so domestic lol Between cleaning, laundry + cooking, I am officially ready to change my name to ‘Missy Stewart‘ haha move over Martha 😉
Besides hanging home I did a little shopping at one of my favorite stores to get the best ‘Looks For Less‘…Old Navy!
It’s Official…I am Falling for F L O R A L S this Fall ♥ Talk about a tongue twister hehe :p As I slowly begin embracing the fall season, I am switching up my wardrobe and pulling out some of my fall favorites (since that is the best part of season changes…new looks to wear!!) It feels pretty good to be wearing my tan floppy hat again (the only kind of hat I will actually wear haha) + these nude peep toe booties that are great for dressing a look up without over doing it! But my newest fall must-have? This easy, breezy flare sleeve floral chiffon dress from Zaful (retailing for under $15…yup no joke)!
What I LOVE about this Zaful dress is it’s comfortable, amazing quality considering it’s only $12.99 + it is totally on trend for the fall season! I have been obsessing over flare sleeves all summer long + being able to transition that trend to fall is that much better. What I also love about this dress is the fact that it can be styled multiple ways.
I’m beginning to get that F A L L feeling! I know, I know…it may only be the end of July (plus a serious heatwave in LA lol) but between Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale happening (primarily on fall clothes + accessories) and receiving this lovely dress in the mail from SheIn, I am starting to get into a fall state of mind :p
One of my favorite colors for fall is an oxblood / maroon. This dress is flowy + comfy (perfect for weekend adventures or the office) and the floral detailing gives it a little extra ‘something’! Since this dress reminds me of fall, I figured I may as well style it as such hehe
I paired it with my favoritebooties I have worn all year long from Go Jane (similar style available from them now ON SALE)! I feel a nude pair of booties is just classic and will never go out of style. They can be worn with jeans, a dress, shorts etc (ICYMI I styled them with shorts + a plaid shirt here).
My sunnies are from J Crew Factory and are a great classic black pair to have for commuting or even just running around town, I like that they are a little more sophisticated than the mirrored aviators I typically wear and are a great shape for my face (plus being from the outlet store…they are affordable)!