Happy Monday y’all – we made it to another one and I’m a little more excited to start my week with a fun ruffle dress. Mondays are particularly hard for me to get going since I am usually still on a weekend high. I find it a little easier to get motivated when I feel confident and put in a little more outfit effort. Today’s ruffle dress is one of my summer favorites and also one of my looks from TBSCon a few weeks ago.
Give me all the drama! Ruffle drama that is. Honestly, when it comes to ruffles: the bigger the better and the more the merrier. Can you think of another quip, pun, saying or phrase to emphasize my love for dramatic ruffles?! Pile it on and then throw this ruffle one shoulder top on top of the pile because it is still my favorite to date. Today I’m sharing another way to wear this amazing top I just cannot get enough of.
I just love the hot – cold balance of an outfit. I think I pretty much lived in the same outfit formula all weekend. It seems I just cannot help myself. It’s such an easy formula to follow: long sleeve shirt (I typically gravitate toward button downs), shorts, shoes and done! Today I swapped out my button downs for this printed ruffled number and transitional fall shorts. The top is a super light weight material and is easy to dress up or down with shorts, jeans or black pants for the office. The flared sleeves are subtle and noticeable yet don’t drive me nuts during the day. They also give me a hint of that cool 70’s vibe. The shorts are pretty awesome too! They were my first Marc Jacobs purchase and I got them for a total steal two years ago.They are super high waist and have a tie belt. They are a little thicker and warm for the hot summer days, but perfect for transitioning into fall. I linked some similar ones below to help you recreate the look. After being smoldering hot for two days straight I can say I’m ready for a little break in the weather. I also find myself gravitating towards team colored things (hellooooo football season!) which must mean I’m heading toward that fall state of mind earlier than I expected.
Speaking of football season, I have gotten several orders lately for team colored necklaces. (If you didn’t already know, I have been designing and making jewelry for over 10 years and have several pieces posted in the shop page. Most pieces are custom made upon request but many are listed ready to ship if you are interested!) Anyways, team colored necklaces and football fever have got me in the mood for a giveaway! There are simply toooo many colleges to choose from so in the next few weeks, I’ll be designing a Carolina Panthers necklace to giveaway to one lucky follower. What do y’all think? Sound like a good way to kick off the season?! 🙂
Which teams are you pulling for?! Let me know in the comments below!
Jealous Tomato Ruffle Printed Top // Marc Jacobs High Waist Shorts (old but linked similar below) // GiGi New York Uber Python Clutch // Schutz Lace Up Heels (on sale)// MAC Lip Color in “Flat Out Fabulous”
all photos courtesy & property of Erin Neer
Good Morning everyone! Are you awake yet? I have to say I’m doing preeeeeettyyy good after my XL dose of caffeine this AM. I have to confess, this morning I hit snooze just one too many times and didn’t have time to take the long way (via Starbucks) into work. Desperate for a morning jolt, I stopped at the McD’s next to my house and got a large iced coffee (thinking it wouldn’t be that big). Mind you I really don’t ever go to McDonald’s and I have only had their coffee one other time, so imagine my surprise when the lady handed me the biggest large iced coffee I had ever seen for only $2!!! I am usually a Starbucks addict and really love my coconut milk latte from the green mermaid, but this delicious and much cheaper beverage has made me question my ways. Now, before you freak out, I’ll never give up my gold card or free drinks, but when there’s a day the card balance is low and I’m short on sleep, I’ll be lovin’ the McCafe on my way to the office. Enough of the coffee rant! That’s not even the new obsession I wanted to talk to you about today, just an added bonus.
I was recently checking in on one of my favorite blogs and came across a few items from Goodnight Macaroon that I really loved. I immediately went to their site and found even more things I am completely obsessed with! They have so many pom and tassel embellished items which you know are right up my alley! They are also perfect for the fiesta themed bachelorette party I have coming up next month. I linked up everything currently in my shopping cart to share with all of you because this shop is really too good not to share! I hope you find some great pieces to add to your wardrobe since they are having a flash sale today through Thursday and have discounted some really cute stuff!
I’m always loving a new and unique shop. What are some of your favorite places to shop?