Jul 30, 2015

Black & White

At the end of the day I am a girl who loves her neutral colors. Black & white pretty much take up most of my wardrobe so I love pairing the two together for a classic look. I just recently purchased this handbag in pink and then realized I wouldn't get much use out of it, so I returned it for the black version instead, it's a lot more versatile, and I love the matching wallet!

I am obsessed with these ankle pumps! I have wanted a pair for so long and these are the perfect heel height and material. I bought these originally for a wedding, but I love wearing pumps to dress up a casual outfit, while I run errands or do things throughout the day. Although the front of this outfit is plain, the back of this shirt & the bralette sing a whole different tune. I love the detailing on the backless shirt, and then the bralette put together just makes it pop.

Do you guys have anything planned for the weekend? I can't believe we're heading into August! It's crazy to think the Summer is almost over, and I feel like it just started. Ryan and I have a bunch of weddings coming up, and pretty much every weekend is planned out already. I am just excited to enjoy the rest of these warm days before they're gone.

Details: BP Ankle Pumps // White Distressed Jeans (Nsale) // Kate Spade Satchel(NSale) & Wallet // Phone Case Evil Eye (Nsale) // Tank (similar) (similar-in bodysuit form) // Back Detailed Bralette  // Rings are vintage & personalized silver ones are Lisa Leonard


Jul 27, 2015

Every Single Day Is Special

I think some days I get lost in wondering what special thing I am going to do, or what adventure I want to partake in. Sharing your life on the internet, in any respect is challenging. You struggle with wanting to be "normal", while also wanting to make your life seem interesting, and fun. We all have fun lives to some degree, but not every day can be this crazy adventure. Some days are meant for relaxing, or catching up on housework, or even spending time with your loved ones. These days are just as special, if not more special that the ones where you plan everything out.

I have found that having an online presence can sometimes lead you to wonder if the grass is truly greener on the other side. Is my life as important or as fun as "so and so?" And truly, at the end of each day, that's not what matters. What matters is what you're doing, if you're happy doing it, and who you choose to spend your time with. The rest of the fluff is just details; it's not the main part.

I find myself, as of late, trying to appreciate the little things in life. Lots of busy days in a row can do that to you. It puts everything into perspective.  I am doing what makes me happy, and being happy in those moments, whether they are big or small. In other words, I feel like a new "me" is evolving in this process, and I am happy and excited for this person to emerge.

I stumbled across this quote the other day, and it was just absolutely perfect. 

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”

Details: Off The Shoulder Top (sold out-similar in crochet) // Steve Madden Sandals (on sale!) // Marc Jacobs Watch // Hat // Distressed Jeans (similar)  Rings are all vintage

Jul 24, 2015

Monterey, California

Now that I am back in the swing of things, I am missing California and its crazy weather even more. These are some of my favorite shots, and I also wanted to share some of our whereabouts while we were there as well. One of the days we rented little cars and drove through Cannery Row. This was really fun, and the view along the way was so beautiful. I had my camera around my neck, trying to snap as much as possible.

As always, here I am snapping photos on my phone, and of course my trusty Starbucks is next to me.

Tiffany and I just so happened to be both wearing black head to toe. Hysterical and funny, but also appropriate because we both tend to do that on a regular basis anyway! Below you'll see a picture of a random street pup. I was missing Ollie so much that every dog I saw, I begged the owner if I could pet them to fill the void of it. It made me wish that I brought him with me, but seeing all the cute pups everywhere definitely helped distract me :)

The photos you see above are taken at Loulou's Griddle in the Middle aka the most amazing breakfast spot ever! I highly recommend it if you're in the Monterey area. Ryan and I both got omelettes, but we also decided to split a pancake, that was literally bigger than both of our heads! Keep in mind we have big heads too ;) 

I loved the set up of this breakfast spot, even though it was small, it was decorated so eccentrically and fun, something right out of an episode of Diners,Drive Ins and Dives. Not only was the spot cute, but the locals were so friendly, and the food was delicious!

Jul 20, 2015

Project Fab Traveling Bag

If you guys haven't already heard, there is a #FabTravelingBag from Marshalls making its way all over the US from each project fab blogger to another. I couldn't wait to get my chance to style up the bag, and I knew it would be an awesome experience to follow the bag everywhere it's been thus far. If you'd like to follow along, you can check the geo-tagged pinterest board and also by searching #FabTravelingBag on instagram!

Nothing says New Jersey, like the Jersey shore. I haven't been to the beach ALL Summer, so this was such a treat for me. Ryan and I spent the day exploring the area and ended our beach day with ice cream. What's better than that? I usually don't pick out such neutral colors for myself, but it was nice carrying a bag whose style is a bit out of my comfort zone. I actually ended up falling in love with the shape and size of it, so my next mission is to find this exact bag for myself!

My favorite part about the bag was how easy it was to match with any outfit, but also how much I could fit into it. I brought my laptop to the beach, and my camera, and it carried everything with such ease. As a blogger- that's so important because we're always lugging everything around with us! 

Want to follow the bag and see where it goes next? Make sure you keep up with our pinterest board!

Details: Catherine Catherine Malandrino Handbag (Similar Bag) , Crochet Cover Up (Crochet Romper), Birkenstocks (tons of other colors too!) Prada Sunnies