Noonday Jewelry


dress // cardigan, old similar // sandals // handbag // jewelry // sunnies

In late June, my husband’s aunt asked me to a jewelry party. Of course, I had the initial reaction that we all do when invited to one of those events. Once she explained to me a little about the company, I have to admit, I was curious. I went not thinking that anything would really be my style, but I was wrong. I could have easily have walked out her front door with one of everything. The pieces were so beautiful and comprised of materials not normally worn. Then I learned more in-depth stories about the pieces, where they came from, who made them, and about the company. Noonday is a company that sources from third world countries and helps provide jobs, healthcare, schooling, and homes for those they employ. All the materials used are particular from those areas and have a story behind them. To me, this means that this is not just a necklace or bangle, but so much more. I may be wearing this necklace to work, but by me doing so I am helping in providing healthcare to women battling HIV and AIDS. How cool is that!? Beautiful jewelry AND a true benefit, how can you pass that up? I highly suggest you all check them out (click the jewelry link for direct access to website).


Green with Envy


dress, old similar // shoes, old similar // bag // bangle // watch // sunnies // earrings, sold out similar

This dress has been one of my favorites since last summer. It was about $12 at H&M and I just had to have it. During our honeymoon last summer to Ireland and England, I was able to throw this baby on with the promise of being comfortable all day. I love how I can wear simple sandals or wedges with it to give different looks. The color is also a go to for me since it is one that can be worn during all four seasons. These Burberry sandals have been in my closet for about 4 years. They have stood the test of time and have never failed me. This is why I can rationalize spending a bit more on shoes when I know they are going to last. Can’t wait to continue wearing this number over the summer!



Keepin’ it Casual


dress // jacket // shoes // bag // sunnies // earrings // bangle // bangle // ring // bracelet

During the summer, a good t-shirt dress is my trusty side kick. I have this exact dress in three colors, ridiculous, I know. However, in my defense, ASOS makes one hell of a tee dress. Once I bought one, I had to go back for more. They are just so easy to throw on and be on your way, which I live for. When it comes to dressing in the summer heat, I love pieces that are loose, light, and easy to transfer from day to night. Throwing a denim jacket and converse on with it just add that little bit of edge to a pretty feminine item. I love mixing masculine and delicate together, which you could probably tell by now.

I am also addicted to Ray-Ban Aviators. I plead guilty to owning more than just a few a pairs. This pair is by far my favorite for the summer time. In every picture it looks like I am looking out to a beach, which sadly I am not. They are great for every face shape and come in countless colors!



Denim Dress


dress, old similar // sandals old, similar // bag // earrings // sunnies // bangle // bangle //ring

This weather in St. Louis during February has been insane. Wednesday we had a snow day and then Sunday I am wearing this! I just can’t seem to keep up with Mother Nature’s mood swings. This dress however is helping me ease the confusion a bit. I am all for comfort, but when comfort and style come together, it’s a beautiful thing. I have been against getting a denim dress for the longest time, until this one popped up in the sale section on ASOS. It does not have the same button vibe that most others do and that’s why I loved it. This will definitely be a repeater during the spring for sure.



Button Up Dress


dress // shoes, old similar // handbag // sunnies // ring // bracelet // bangle // bangle

Have you ever met someone and just felt like you were going to be the best of friends? That’s exactly how I felt about this dress. During the spring and summer, I live in comfy t-shirt/shirt dresses and sandals. When I put this one on after it arrived, I did not want to take it off. It feels just like wearing pajamas and who would hate that? I love pairing very simple dresses with block heel sandals like these to make it more transitional for different events. This could easily go from work to happy hour to dinner with just a change of shoes or even with these! Can’t wait to wear this all the time once the weather stays nice 🙂



Striped Cardigan


cardigan // jeans // tee // shoes // bag // sunnies // ring // bracelet // earrings // bangle // bangle

I am such a sucker for anything flowy and from ASOS. I have always been drawn to pieces that are easy to just throw on and go. When I came across this cardigan, I knew that I had to have it. The stripes also add a fun touch to a pretty basic item. I decided to pair it with my absolute favorite pair of flared jeans and platform sandals. I loved how it had a very 70s feel to it. Since I am the product of hippie parents, it’s in my blood 🙂 . Plus, literally no one looks bad in flared jeans. They do so much for short, thicker legs and that’s why I love them!



Kit & Ace


blouse // jeans // flats // handbag // sunnies // ring // bracelet // bangle // bangle // earrings

The other weekend I had the pleasure of playing dress up in the new Kit & Ace location in Plaza Frontenac. I fell in love with everything as soon as I stepped foot within the store. The fabric, silhouettes, and color scheme is to die for. Everything feels as though it was made specifically for you and every piece is either black, white, or gray. So pretty much everything that I live for. I have been lusting for a new black button up and have not been able to find the right one, until this top. I love how they took such a classic piece and modernized it a bit. It’s flowy, loose, and the sleeves are super fun. This piece can be worn easily with trousers or jeans. The versatility is real with this one. I can’t wait for my next visit. (Side note: the staff was extremely helpful and very sweet the entire time!)



Statement Necklace


sweater // jeans // shoes // necklace sold out, similar // handbag // sunnies // ring // bangle

I love a good statement accessory and this necklace is everything. I was kind of nervous when I ordered it because I never go for anything this large, but I fell in love immediately. I have been chomping at the bit to wear this and I have been waiting for the right outfit, this was it. There was just something about taking a pretty basic outfit and pairing it with this necklace that made me so excited. I can’t wait to wear this with some great t-shirt dresses when the weather warms up! How would you wear this amazing statement necklace?



Sandra Dee


jacket, sold out similar // tee // jeans // bag // heels // earrings, old similar // polish // sunnies // ring

Black & white are a tried and true team that I just can’t seem to quite. I love wearing it different ways to different occasions. For me, it allows me to be comfortable and confident in what I have on. I love bright colors, yet I just do not wear them, like ever. Nothing makes me feel better or more myself than a black pair of distressed denim, white tee, and leather jacket. It gives me that Sandra Dee feel like at the end of Grease wear she is completely transformed just by throwing on an all black outfit. It’s just that little boost that we all need time to time. What do y’all wear that makes you feel super confident!?



Sweatshirt Dress


dress // boots, sold out similar // bag // sunnies // nail polish // earrings // ring

T-shirt dresses are a staple in my closet and this season I have been wearing them all the time. It is so easy to transition them to the cold weather with boots and chic coats. I am a huge fan of making my pieces work for many seasons and this dress is one of them. I ordered it from Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and have been chomping at the bit to wear it. This dress is made from sweat shirt material, which made my heart so happy. So not only is it comfy, but it works for fall, winter, and spring. Also, it is easy to transition it from day to night with just a quick change of a few accessories. I can already tell that this dress is going to be on major repeat this season and next!