Looking for the perfect dress to wear to holiday functions, a winter wedding or just about any special occasion? Well I am pretty sure I found it with this gem from Tadashi Shoji. This beauty comes in a variety of colors + is flattering on all body types. Next time you are on the hunt for the perfect dress…this one will be your go-to.
I find lace to be perfect for the holidays, sometimes it is nice to take a break from sequins…am I right? :p What I love about Tadashi Shoji is their feminine aesthetic with perfect fit. Every piece I have gotten from them fits me like a glove + makes me feel like an instant princess…this dress is no exception.
I paired this dress with my signature go-to black pumps + Gucci minibag (perfect to style for any occasion – whether it is a work event, date night, girl’s night etc).
I hope ya’ll are having a great weekend so far. My boo + I are relaxing after a busy week but are heading to a water park tomorrow to soak up the last few weekends of summer! I personally can’t wait!! With fall just around the corner, I am starting to think about how to transition summer pieces into my fall wardrobe, starting with my little white dresses.
This gorgeous white midi dress is from online retailer Pink Desert. It retails for under $35 and is the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe to transition from summer to fall. The lightweight material makes it great for layering + it’s length makes it great to wear to the office or for a feminine date night look.
I paired this dress with a classic pair of nude pointed toe pumps. I feel every gal should have a pair of nude pumps because they are just so chic, timeless + match with absolutely everything!
I am LOVING these chic leather cross body bag from Senreve. I discovered the brand on instagram, actually I have been discovering a lot of new brands on instagram lately hehe :p I love Senreve’s quality, price point + versatile styles that can be worn for work or play.
We all know what time it is…Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time!
Now I know everyone is raving about the great deals from the sale, but what I personally love is that it is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your fall essentials! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has all of your ‘must-haves‘ from home decor to outerwear to jeans to shoes to bags + more, whatever you need to complete your fall fresh vibes, this sale has got it! Rather than me go on + on about the unbelievable deals + styles, I figured I would let my picks speak for themselves 😉
It’s official…I am 26 today + although I am another year older I am still a kid at ♥ so I am celebrating my birthday at the most magical place on earth – DISNEY! Spending my birthday with my partner in crime AND Mickey + Minnie, could life get any better? I think not hehe 😉 People have always said your mid-twenties into your thirties are your best years because you begin to feel comfortable with the skin you are in, you stop taking shit from people + you learn more about yourself each + everyday. Well I always learn new things everyday + every year I feel a bit wiser but this year…I truly found happiness + what my aspirations, goals + dreams are in life.
This year was a big one for me.
I found my best friend + partner in crime, we went through being long distance while he was away in London, I actually traveled outside the country to visit him, we went to Paris – one of my dreams, I bought my first Chanel (in Paris) + my first Mercedes, I landed my dream job doing what I love working from home, connecting brands with perfectly paired influencers AND I am now celebrating my birthday and anniversary in Orlando having the time of my life. I must say…this year, life has been pretty damn good.
So what have I learned from becoming another year older (and hopefully another year wiser) :p Well, I have a few things..
One:Never take shit from anyone…seriously. Whether it is your family, friends, boss etc. Stand strong, stand up for what you believe in + stand up for your morals + what you feel is right. As you get older, you don’t just sit + take it, you strive for more, you stand up + want to be heard + respected, you want to be YOU.
TWO:Take care of yourself, put yourself first. This means whether it comes to your health, happiness or anything else, you must put what is best for you above whatever else is happening in life. I used to over extend myself + never say NO to any project or event etc. Now I learned that me being worn out + exhausted isn’t doing anyone any good, so I make sure to balance + take time for me.
Three:Never take life too seriously.I used to be a notorious worry wart. I had anxiety over absolutely everything + it stopped me from feeling 100% confident with who I was + what I was doing. What changed this? As corny as it sounds…my relationship. I used to think what people thought of me + my relationships were more important than what my thoughts or feelings were. Fast forward a year later I traded in fancy dinners for Wednesday half price games at Dave & Buster’s + would rather spend my weekends relaxing watch South Park than being out + about every second of the day. It’s funny how once you get older you learn more about yourself + what truly makes you happy…this year, that was my number ONE lesson in life. Sometimes what you think will make you happen doesn’t + instead life surprises you with plans that make you wonder what you were missing out on in life before!
Happy Thursday Babes!I am off to LONDON + PARIS today! Unreal to think this is my first time to ever head outside the country + the first time I get to see Mike since he headed over to London for work 🙂 In my mind, London will be filled with the best outfit shoot locations, amazing culture + plenty of…you guessed it haha shopping (trust me Mike is super excited about that aspect of my visit jk haha :p #SorryNotSorry) The most exciting part of going on this trip is the fact that it is a brand new adventure outside of my comfort zone – even better, when I return from the UK I am also opening a new chapter with an exciting new role at an amazing company (stay tuned for deets :p *hint hint* it involves cute outfits, stellar photoshoots + kick ass influencers – yay!)
But back to my trip…I will be gone for two weeks + already have all of my outfit shoot locations picked out (be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my InstaStories along the way with my fav places to check out – @MissyOnMadison). From heading to Sketch for afternoon tea to getting photos at the adorable red phone booths, London is sure to be insta-worthy all the way!
In preparation for my trip, I partnered up with one of my favorite brands, Vera Bradley to head out of the country in style!
My little England keychain was actually a present from Kristi when she visited Harrods in London (you know that is my first stop hehe) ♥
From their adorable rolling luggage sets to their colorful passport covers, Vera Bradley has everything you need for a stylish trip ahead. I honestly can’t get enough of their travel essentials – they are bold and bright, making them easy to spot at baggage claim hehe AND they are super functional + are amazing quality (now that is what I call a Win/Win)!
Shop my favorite Vera Bradley travel essentials below + be sure to follow my international adventures on Instagram!