SUMMER SEND OFF: ROOFTOP CRAB BOIL

Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Summer is the quintessential time for hosting get togethers and what better way to send off Summer with a rooftop crab boil!  While we do our fair share of hosting, we had never done anything like this before, so when Marco invited 15 of our friends over, I quickly got to planning!

First we set the menu, aside from the crab, and then it was time to get down to the fun part: the decor details!  I headed out to Place d'Orleans and explored several of the home stores and so began the planning of Crab Boil 2016...


HOW TO WEAR A BOMBER JACKET

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  BOMBER JACKET (LOVE THIS)  |  TEE (OLIVE GREEN, MORE COLOURS)  |  RIBBON CHOKER (SIMILAR)  |  SKORT -- OLD (SIMILAR, SPLURGE)  |  PS11 MINI CLASSIC BAG (SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |   LACE UP FLATS

Bomber jackets are everywhere right now, and whether you love them or not, they are definitely here to stay.  I picked up this crepe one and had a hard time choosing between colours--I'll share the other colour I got soon--because they are all so cute.

Since we are still in the swing of Summer, I paired mine with an easy skirt, plain t-shirt then spiced things up with a velvet choker and my fave lace up flats.  Denim shorts would be a great alternative, if you're looking to show some leg.

Also, I'm back to blonde!  After growing out my hair for almost two years, I finally went to someone new to bring up my balayage and brighten around my face at the end of June.  Well, I left looking like either (1) darker than before but way more blended, or to some (2) pretty much the same.  I lived with it for a month and it just felt too brunette so I went back and she went very blonde.  I'm finally starting to get used to the blonde again, but won't be touching it for a while.


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, August 29, 2016



It's Monday and can you believe we are coming up on September?!  Hard to believe the Summer is nearing a close.  And while I am excited for Fall and the fashion, I will take a few more warm nights, please.

I wanted to share a sneak of a dinner we had last Thursday, although not technically the weekend, I'm sharing anyway!  We hosted 15 of our friends for a Crab Boil on the rooftop and it was so so so fun!  I'm going to be sharing a full post on the evening with all the details in a few weeks, but how stunning is that sunset?!



PART TWO TOP -- OLD (SIMILARSIMILAR)  |  DARK DENIM SKINNIES  |  FRINGE BAG (LOVE THIS)  |  LACE UP FLATS

WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS

Sunday, August 28, 2016



Happy Sunday ladies, hope you're having a great day.  Yesterday, I went out of town, which you may have see on Snapchat (acoest1984), to celebrate my cousin's bridal shower--more tomorrow in the Weekend Recap.  So today I'm playing catch up and wanted to get a Deals post up for you.

There are tons of great sales online right now, including Nordstrom, where they've marked down tons of stuff, including a few pieces that were from the Anniversary Sale.  So, without further adieu, let's jump in...

SUMMER SWEATER & SHORTS

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  SWEATER -- ON SALE!  |  SUEDE WRAP CHOKER  |  HIGH WAIST SHORTS  |  FRINGE BAG  |  STEVE MADDEN LACE UP HEELS (LOVE THESE)

Happy hump day!  Half way through the week and today I'm sharing one of my favourite ways to wear shorts: with a long sleeve top and heels--perfect for date night or cocktails with the girls, this look is comfortable, elevated and still chic.

I recently picked up this sweater and am in love, and bonus, it's super on sale right now (like over 75% off).  I also grabbed it in black because, you know, go to.  It's thick, well made, with snug fitting sleeves.  I love that it looks great tucked into shorts but have also worn it with a pencil skirt and dark denim skinnies.  I did size down, as I find the line runs a little roomy.


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