WIW: A Pop of Neon

One of my favorite Summer trends this year is hands down, neon. I love that it can transform a casual outfit into something that dazzles. And there were so many ways to wear it, from clothes to jewelry to handbags and shoes. I couldn't get enough of it. And if you're like me and love bright colors you'll be wearing neon well into Fall. Just because Summer is coming to an end doesn't mean all those bright colors need to be shelved till next year. Try pairing a neon shoe with dark or black jeans or one of my Fall favorites, leather like pants. But don't be expecting any of those outfits from me anytime soon because this hot and humid weather just does not seem to be letting up.
Outfit Details:
Top: unknown via Marshalls [similar here] | Skirt: H&M [old, but similar here and here] | Shoes: Shoedazzle [similar here and here] | Necklace: Very Jane | Belt: American Eagle [similar here] | Bracelets: Groopdealz, PJ & Poppy, Charming Charlie's | Sunnies: Windsor
What were you favorite Summer trends?
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend! Thanks for following!
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WIW: Mint Tutu

Tutu's aren't just for little girls! As a mom of 2 baby girl's I have an abundance of tutu's in my house, but it's not just relegated to the girls. This momma likes to get in one the tutu action every once in awhile too. 
There's nothing more girly then throwing on a tutu. And somedays it's nice to embrace the ballerina inside of us. Call me a dance mom if you must, but dressing my girls up for dance class every week makes me want to do the same. Plus this mint tutu is such a dreamy color, obviously I'm not fully ready to relinquish my Summer wardrobe to the richer hues of Fall. And who says you have to! You bet I'll still be rocking white after Labor Day.
Outfit Details:
Top: Forever 21 [last seen here] | Skirt: Very Jane [adore this one here] | Shoes: Rock & Republic [similar here] | Necklace: Simple Addiction [same here] | Bracelet: ILY Couture | Sunnies: Windsor
Check back next week if you want to find out how you can win this mint bauble necklace.
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WIW: Drop Waist

I'm glad to say I'm back in action! So much has been going on that's kept me away from blogging, but I'm so happy to have some time to get back on and connect with you all again. Since Big Sis just started preschool it means all those germs she's been encountering at school have been brought home and well we've been battling a cold around here that's just been so draining. Baby sis got the worst of it with bronchitis. Luckily we've got an amazing pediatrician and antibiotics and are now on the mend. Hopefully it'll stay that way. 

So since I've been doing a lot of running around lately between doctors appointments and taking Big Sis to preschool, I've been opting for comfy looks. And one of my favorite looks these days is the drop waist dress. It's comfy and chic and works great dressed up or down. I recently stopped into H&M to check out their fall arrivals and came across this printed drop waist dress that immediately grabbed my attention. It's a great Summer/Fall transition piece. Pair it with some gladiator sandals for Summer and some booties for fall. Or even add a pair of leggings and you've got a great fall look. 

These are the kinds of pieces I've been looking to add to my closet since it's too hot here to even consider putting on a pair of jeans and will probably stay this way at least until October. I'm actually quite jealous of you ladies that are already breaking out some of those amazing fall pieces I've spotted at J. Crew. You won't catch me in any of that until the very end of the year or even January. Some may consider us lucky to live in sunny Socal but I'm ready for a break from this heat.
Outfit Details:
Dress: H&M [recent] | Bag: via Marshalls | Shoes: Shoedazzle [similar here] | Necklaces: Anthro, Forever 21 [similar here] | Bracelets: c/o Lotus Blossom Design, Stella & Dot, Charming Charlie's | Sunnies: Ray-Ban

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!
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WIW: Feeling Retro

It's all about the maxi dress this week! And this striped number I picked up at the Old Navy Blogger Night gives off a great retro vibe. Playing on that retro feel, I paired this dress with a gold turban headband from Jameson Monroe. There are so many great turban headbands available right now, but this gold one just grabbed my attention.

Beyond the fun 70's vibe this dress gives off, it's fast becoming a quick go-to piece when I'm in a hurry or too busy to put together an outfit. This week has been an absolutely crazy one with, Big Sis starting preschool, a trip to Disneyland, playdates, and dance class too. So there's nothing better then a great maxi dress that looks stylish without trying. And the swing fit of this maxi in particular leaves so much room for movement and feels so soft and airy which with the latest heat wave is totally necessary.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Old Navy [check out these maxi's from ASOS with a similar fit, here & here] | Shoes: Coach via TJ Maxx [on sale here] | Headwrap: Jameson Monroe | Bracelets: Windsor, Charming Charlie's | Sunnies: Coach
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WIW: White Maxi

So I'm back from my little hiatus last week. It was a nice little break, gave me sometime to recharge. And I'm kicking off the week with another white look. It's honestly been so hot here in Socal that it's uncomfortable to get dressed. Therefore, I've been turning to lots of white outfits just because they feel crisp and fresh in this 100 degree heat, especially this white maxi dress I found at Zara. It's light and airy and beyond comfortable. Normally I'm not found of belts that usually come attached with clothes but I loved the orange printed belt that came with this dress. 
Outfit Details:
Dress & Belt: Zara [loving this white maxi, here] | Shoes: Shoedazzle [similar here] | Necklace: Lotus Blossom Design | Bracelets: Windsor, PJ & Poppy, Stella & Dot, Charming Charlies | Sunnies: Anthro
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
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WIW: All Black

So my last post I shared my bright look and today I'm going the complete opposite direction with an all black look. I honestly contemplated what I would wear for the longest time. As I said last time I was invited to a taping of The Voice and they specified that they would like their audience to wear dark colors and no white or sparkly clothing. But I wouldn't be me if I didn't have some touches of color. They never said I couldn't have bright accessories. All in all it was a great day and lots of fun. I can't wait for The Voice to air. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of me in the audience. Haha! 

Outfit Details:
Top: Armani Exchange [similar here] | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Zara [similar here] | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelets: PJ & Poppy, Stella & Dot, Charming Charlie's | Watch: Target | Sunnies: Anthro

Oh and did I mention, no cell phones were allowed! AAAGGGHH! I seriously was dying! 
After a long day of taping, I finally got to break out my trusty iPhone again and quickly snap this picture at Universal Studios. 
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WIW: Bright & Bold

If there's anything anyone knows about me, it's that I'm a fan of color, and I stand by the statement, live colorfully. There's nothing sad about bright colors, they're always uplifting even on the gloomiest of days. Not that we're having any of those in SoCal anytime soon. But as I put together this post, I'm also contemplating an all black outfit for tomorrow's adventure. Why you may ask, because a girl friend of mine has invited me to a taping of "The Voice." And well, dress code is dark colors. BOO! But to get to see "The Voice" it's all worth going dark. HA!
Outfit Details:
Tee: Forever 21 | Skirt: J. Crew Factory [sold out, loving this bright skirt, here] | Belt: Gap [similar here] | Shoes: Shoedazzle [similar here] | Necklace: Very Jane  | Bracelets: PJ & Poppy, Stella & Dot, Charming Charlie's | Sunnies: Anthro
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WIW: White on White

One of Summer's hottest trends that I absolutely love is white on white. Now, with 2 little ones running around it's not really the most practical attire so I generally reserve it for when I know that no messes will be made. 
Outfit Details:
Top: Nordstrom Rack [similar here] | Skirt: eBay [similar to Zara] | Shoes: Target [on sale now!] | Bag: Gucci | Bracelets: Groopdealz, Etsy, Charming Charlie's | Sunnies: Windsor

Today, I was also one of the lucky ladies chosen for Friday's Five over at Face It Catalog and Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins. Go and check it out. And why not link up with them while you're at it.
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Linking up with Real Girl Glam Style Challenge



Black and white, the most common color combination, but definitely the hardest one for me to get into. I know, weird right!?! I've never been drawn to black clothing as far as I can remember. Maybe it's the Abercrombie brain, you know the weird thing A&F has against wearing black. Ha! I don't know, I mean I did work there for several years while I was in college. No but really, I guess black has always seemed a bit harsh to me so I've always gravitated to brights. However, every now and then I give it a try with the addition of at least one bright accessory or shoes. 
And did I mention in my previous post, here, that I snagged these Zara inspired culottes in every color!? Whoops! They were calling out to me. 
Outfit Details:
Top: Nordstrom Rack [similar here and here] | Bottoms: eBay | Shoes: Simply Vera Wang | Bag: c/o Aeropostale | Necklace: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Lotus Blossom Design, Forever 21, Groopdealz | Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana [old]

And just for fun, I wanted to share a few Big Sis' 3 year pictures. 
In case you're wondering here's the details on Big Sis' outfit,
Top: Target [new, but selling out quickly] | Skirt: Target [on sale in stores] | Shoes: H&M 
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