Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

Over the last week, I have been on a hunt to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for my dad. I thought it would be nice to share with you what some of my top contenders are for this year’s gift.

Happy Shopping!

  1. Happy Socks
  2. Blue De Chanel Cologne
  3. Google Home
  4. Ted Baker Watch
  5. Bose Bluetooth Headphones
  6. Tumi Wallet
  7. Converse Sneakers
  8. Ugg Slippers

How to Make Business Attire Fun

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Let’s face it, work attire can be boring. When I shop for items for work, I always try to find things that have some sort of twist to it. When I saw this blazer, I knew I had to have it, because of the fun print. I love how it is a tailored blazer, but has a fun dot print. Honestly, anything with dots is a win in my book.

So, when shopping for work clothes look for things that are different and will make getting dressed for the office fun.

Blazer: Banana Republic similar here here and here ~ Shirt: Thrifted similar here ~ Pants: Express

My Weekend in New York

Hello Friends,

This weekend, Frank and I went on a couple’s weekend with some friends. We went to New York City, while there we decided to catch a few shows and take in the city. Here are a couple of shots and a few outfit post.  Processed With Darkroom

We decided to take the train to New York, which is something I’ve never done before. I have to say it was one of the most relaxing travel days I may have ever had. I have been on a train a few times, but taking it to the city alleviated so much stress. I would recommend it to everyone. Processed With DarkroomProcessed With DarkroomProcessed With DarkroomProcessed With Darkroom

After we got to New York, we checked into our hotel, which was right in the middle of Time Square. It was perfect, we walked pretty much everywhere. It was live, and there was always something to do. The excitement is what made the trip so much fun.

Later that night, we caught our first show, Ice Man Cometh, starring Denzel Washington. It was great, and fun fact, this was my first Broadway show and it was so worth it.

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On Saturday, we hung out, did a little shopping and just enjoyed the city. We almost took a bus tour but we then found out the cost of the tour was inflated a lot, in order to give the salesperson an extremely high commission. It was odd the way it happened so we decided against it.

Saturday night, was the best. The moment I have been waiting for for so long 😉 Aladdin. It was so worth the wait. I loved it so much, a few years ago I saw Cinderella, and it was just as good if not better. The effects of the show were spectacular. If you have a chance to go see it, I give it two thumbs up!

Outfit #1
Shirt: Express ~ Jeans: Old Navy ~ Shoes: DSW ~ Purse: Kate Spade New York

Outfit #2
Dress: Nordstrom Rack (old) similar here, here and here

A Yellow Shirt for Summer with White Pants

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I kept thinking about this shirt and all that it would look great with. Now that I’ve purchased it, it has been one of my got to shirts and I love it. It’s so lightweight (perfect for those hot days) but, it is much cuter than just wearing a t-shirt.

Shirt: Old Navy ~ Jeans: American Eagle similar here and here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here

Tips to Get Dressed in a Hurry

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Some days we just don’t have all the energy in putting together a really great outfit, but that shouldn’t stop you from being put together. One thing I have been doing is throwing on my favorite pair of jeggins when I have to look presentable but not feel like getting all fancy.

This outfit is something I would wear I am going to a movie or a casual dinner unexpected. Most often, when the decision to go out is made to go out, I am either already in my sweats or pajamas. Changing into an easy pair of pants is the most comfortable and quickest option. Plus, they feel just like I am still in my sweats.

Shirt: Target similar here and here ~ Pants: Old Navy ~ Shoes: DSW

A Casual Look

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One of my favorite style icons is Jackie O… I love her chic yet classic style. When I styled this look, it reminded me of my summers spent sailing. Too bad, I’ve only been sailing in my head, but the look is still super cute.

Shirt: TJ Maxx similar herehere, and here ~ Pants: Thirfted similar here and here ~ Shoes: Target

 

Poppy Red Pants & Shopping Tips

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Recently, I found these amazing pants at Express. Lately,  I feel i’ve been finding some great items there.

Today, I wanted to talk to you all about how I like to shop to find the best deals. I have three super easy tips that can help you find really great things in store. Let’s hop into my tips.

  1. Do a quick walk through the entire store, and always check out the sale rack. Sometimes you can find some of the best items on the sale rack.
  2. Have an idea of what you are looking for. Lately, I’ve been in the need of pants that I could wear to work, so I focused more on that area of the store.
  3. Use the dressing room. I’ve noticed that sometimes when things are on an amazing sale they may be final sale. Before you buy make sure you try.

Shirt: TJ Maxx similar here and here ~ Pants: Express ~ Shoes: DSW