black & blue

Free People Dress (similar), Marc Jacobs Bag, Steve Madden Booties (similar), MAC Lipstick in Brave, Butter London Nail Polish in Dahling

I wore this dress out to a family dinner last weekend in Indianapolis. I love this one because it can transition pretty well between seasons - it looks just as cute with lace up sandals as it does with black booties. FP will always have my ❀️ - their clothes are just too good!

More Free People dresses: here, here, here

judge a book by its cover | how to murder your life

Book // Dress // Clutch // Earrings // Shoes

I kind of really did judge a book by its cover with this one. I've been seeing How to Murder Your Life everywhere but really didn't look much into what it's about when I picked it up. Regardless, I'm looking forward to starting it, since it has had so much buzz. It was fun to put together a colorful book look for this one. I know these collages aren't the most shoppable because $$$ but I kind of like having free creative reign when I'm putting them together. I hope they inspire you too!

scarf & stripes

Zara T-shirt, Madewell Scarf, Levi's Jeans, Tote via Nordstrom, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Sam Edelman Heels, MAC Lipstick in Brave, Butter London Nail Polish in Dahling

I wore this casual spring outfit over the weekend on a little sister/sister date to see Beauty and the Beast. Both Hope and I loooooooved it, especially since we were kids during the Disney Decade (aka the 90s) so Beauty and the Beast already had a special place in our little adolescent hearts. 

Have you guys seen it? What did you think??

P.S. I have this Zara t-shirt in three colors and wear it allllll the time. Previous posts: here, here

cat hat

Caslon T-Shirt, Sachi Coat, Topshop Skirt (similar), Zara Beanie, H&M Boots

Today's post is SO much different than yesterday's. But the weather is up and down so my wardrobe just seems to follow suit. Minidresses one day, winter coats the next. I obviously have a vast beanie collection (see here, here, here, here) but this one may be my favorite. I just love cats 😻 haha!

happy first day of spring!

Lace Dress via Nordstrom, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Sandals, Lips - MAC Lip Liner in Hip 'N' Happy, MAC Lipstick in Overtime, NARS Lipgloss in Turkish DelightDeborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Coming Up Roses

Happy first day of spring, y'all! I really, really hope it has arrived weather wise too*. Although it's been a mild winter (I didn't wear gloves once), I am definitely ready for warm weather, outdoor activities, and more minidresses. I got this one recently at Nordstrom, and it is such a great dupe for For Love and Lemons. It kind of bothers me that the lining hem is a little longer than the lace, but overall I think its a really cute dress at a great price! πŸ˜€

Everyone have a great day!

More minidresses: here, here, here

*I was actually freezing when we took these photos - notice my goosebumps?? 

lace up dress

NBD Dress, Marc Jacobs Bag, David Yurman Ring, Steve Madden Sandals, MAC Lipstick in Brave

Happy Friday! My new favorite dress - ruffles, lace up, and the navy color makes it a little different from your standard going out LBD. I wore it with booties and tights when it was really cold out, but temps are on the rise so sandals it is!

think pink

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Feeling springy and thinking about bulking up my wardrobe with my favorite color - pink! And a few of my favorite pink looks from previous posts on the blog below. All photos are linked to the previous posts so feel free to click for details

bluesin'

Equipment Sweater, Old Navy Jeans, Wildfox Beanie (similar; previously here), Marc Jacobs Bag, Converse Sneakers, MAC Lipstick in Brave

I wore this outfit last Saturday night to babysit my nephew. I felt like it had The Babysitters Club vibes- like I could potentially be 16 years old? Ok, maybe not, but a girl can strive for eternal youth, right!? Typically when I do a monochrome look, it's more of a neutral color (like black or white), so it was fun to do an actual color. And feelin' blue actually makes me really happy! ☺️

black & white

SheIn Sweater β„…, Skirt via Nordstrom (similar), Marc Jacobs Bag, Adidas Superstars, MAC Lipstick in Brave

I wanted to style this sweater I recently got from SheIn a little different than I did the first time (see here with jeans). I wanted something a little casual and fun but still a high waist since this is a cropped sweater. Super comfy for walking around a cute lil Cincinnati 'hood. 

More black & white looks: here, here, here

brunching

Free People Dress (similar), BlankNYC Jacket, Marc Jacobs Bag, Ear Jackets via Nordstrom (similar), Gold Rings via ContinuumZara Boots, MAC Lipstick in Brave, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Coming Up Roses

I wore this look whilst brunching over the weekend. We tried a (new to us) spot downtown called Maplewood, and it was sooooo good. Avocado toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, lattes, and coffee to-go; I was happy as a basic can be. 😜

Every item I'm wearing in this post has actually been on the blog before, but it's a whole new look for this dress (originally blogged here). I think one of the things I actually love about my clothes is remixing them so they look completely different. Which I know isn't everyone's first wardrobe inclination in this social media don't-post-it-twice world we live in today. But I'm embracing my wardrobe (and the money I put in it) by re-wearing and re-gramming my clothes. Who is with me!?

Previous posts: Dress // Jacket // Bag // Boots

pink & white

Everlane T-Shirt, Current/Elliott Jeans, BP Choker, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Sam Edelman Shoes, Lips - MAC Liner in Hip 'N' Happy, MAC Lipstick in Overtime, NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Life is Rosy

I am really itching to transition my wardrobe to spring like NOW. You know at the end of summer when everyone is like "oh, I can't wait for it to cool down and get chilly outside!"?? I would NEVER say that. NEVER. Summer forever over here. You can keep your layers, and I am fully capable of drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte in 90 degree weather. 

It was in the low 60s when we took these photos so kinda sorta turning into spring, but it's supposed to snow this weekend. 😩 That's Midwest living for ya!

What's everyone up to this weekend? I'm doing puppy training with Scout, babysitting my nephew, and hopefully getting some tennis time in. 

For more pink & white outfits: here, here, here

puppy training

Zara Vest (previously here), Sweatshirt via Revolve (previously here), Zella Leggings, Nike Shoes // Harry Barker Collar & Leash

Scout has been in puppy training the last few weeks on Saturdays. He's actually been really good and is so smart. I'm so proud of him. But the class is an hour and a half and around the one hour mark he kind of hits a wall and is just ready to leave. Which kind of breaks my heart. πŸ’” But we get through it together. πŸ‘Š 

I always try to wear something comfy because it's actually really physical. I'm on the ground a lot helping and holding Scout. Basically leggings, sweatshirt, and sneakers every week!

shopping day

French Connection Top, Levi's Jeans, Marc Jacobs Bag, Steve Madden Booties (previously here)

I wore this outfit over the weekend out to lunch and shopping with my mom. These booties have been such a great buy this season (I have them in grey as well). I wear them all the time, and they are relatively comfortable so easy for mall walking. πŸ˜‚ Also, Levi's 721 is the best cut- I have them in 4 washes (here in indigo, here in black, here in this dark wash, and I just got them in white). Kind of obsessed!

spring wish list

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I've put together a little Spring Wish List with some of my favorite pieces from Shein. They have such fun, on-trend pieces at such a great price point! Definitely eyeing all of these pieces for my Spring wardrobe, along with a bunch of others. I've been loving Shein lately for their cozy sweaters - I've worn their pieces here and here. A few snaps from those posts are below. 

What is on your Spring Wish List this year?? 

mixed messages

Sweatshirt via Nordstrom, Old Navy Jeans, BCBG Max Azria Beanie, Sonix iPhone Case, Superstar Sneakers, Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Sphynx, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in The Look of Love

Putting out some mixed messages with this outfit. My sweatshirt says "I'm really laid back, guys" but my phone case says "I'm a little crazy, but people tolerate it, because I'm fun." I think both are true of my personality so wearing them together only makes sense, really. 

Also, could the pom on this beanie be any bigger?? I literally LOVE it.

Other posts with beanies: here, here, here, here

february beauty empties

I decided to start saving my beauty empties each month after being inspired by my favorite YouTuber, Ingrid (her video here). And after I'd started to save my (trash, essentially πŸ˜‚), a blogger pal from Thread, Preeti, did a post on her recent empties (here). So I'm officially jumping on the bandwagon. These are the products I finished off in February.

1. Clinique Liquid Facial Soap: I started using this product in my early 20's. It was a time when I'd graduated from the Proactiv years (thank goodness), but didn't know what "adults" used. All of the drugstore products didn't seem to do anything for my skin- they actually kind of hurt it. My sister suggested the entire Clinique skincare system, and my skin was literally GLOWING in the beginning. The products have lost a bit of that initial luster (it's like my skin got used to it or something), but the face wash is something I always come back to. Good to my dry skin and keeps breakouts at bay.

2. Suave Kids Detangler Spray: I've been using this detangler since my college years (my roommates were literally obsessed with apple scent, so it was hilarious to tell them it was a kid product). My hair gets super tangly, because it's thick and unruly, so I like to douse it in detangler. This stuff is cheap, so I can really load up after each wash, and it helps my Wet Brush glide through my hair.

3. Glamglow Thirstymud: I've actually reviewed this product before (here), and it continues to be one of my favorites. Super hydrating, great tingly feeling, and in general, I love this product line (see an additional post here). I polished off this mini size this month, so will be re-upping with a full size.

4. Up & Up Shave Gel: No shame in my generics game. I like my shaving creams to be gel formulas and don't mind purchasing Target's generic brand to save some cash. Good lather, rarely knick myself when using this stuff.

5. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion: This was my "desk lotion" for quite a long time. You know- the lotion you keep on your desk at work so you have something to remoisturize with after using the awful office bathroom soap. These are real girl pitfalls. πŸ˜‚ Aveeno is fine, but I honestly hate the smell. I'd rather smell like flowers than a bowl of oatmeal. I likely bought this because it was on sale, and I've replaced it with one of my favorite products EVER. Bold statement, but it's been an incredible hand cream - review to come next month I'm sure (because I am plowing through it).

Let me know what you think of the empties post and if you want to see it again next month!

cropped sweater

SheIn Sweater β„…, Levi's Jeans, Clare V. Clutch, David Yurman Ring, Swarovski Earrings (previously here), Sam Edelman Shoes, Lips - MAC Liner in Hip 'N' Happy, MAC Lipstick in Overtime, OPI Nail Polish in Funny Bunny

I once felt a shortage of white sweaters in my wardrobe, but now, thanks to SheIn, I have two cute new additions to my closet (previous one here). I love the cropped cut of this one and the big pillowy sleeves. 

Have a wonderful, Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

february instalife

February was full of pink and spring-like temps here in Cincinnati. I hate wishing my life away, but I'm really ready for winter to be over. Permanent warm weather is neeeeeeeded. A few Instagrams plus a playlist of some of my favorite songs I've been listening to this month. πŸ’•πŸ’•

Valentine's for my loves πŸ’•πŸ’•.

Trying out Lanolips on Valentine's Day πŸ’˜ // Pin, Chocolates

Scout is getting so big ❀️ // Homage Sweatshirt, Zella Leggings, Ugg Boots

Shopping local in Cincinnati

cozy for a workout

Free People Sweater, Zella Leggings, Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag (previously here), Nike Shoes, Sonia Kashuk Lipstick in Nude Pink

I love wearing a comfy, cozy sweater to the gym in the winter. I feel rather demotivated when the weather is chilly, so it helps to throw on something that makes leaving the house a little less painful. And cute kicks don't hurt either. 

More Free People sweater posts here, here.