Monday, April 30, 2012

OOTD: Springtime Sparkles

Shirt, skirt, and belt: J.Crew
Shoes: Nine West
Ring and bracelets: LC Lauren Conrad

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Better Half: Ties and Toppings

My newest column is up on! Are knit ties ever ok? What if you're significant other hates your pizza toppings? (Seriously). Check it out!

Lilly at T.J. Maxx!

I seriously adore T.J. Maxx. I had never been in one until about a month ago- always assuming that they just sold reject clothes that no one else wanted. Needless to say my impressions were changed when I found a Lilly Pulitzer skirt for $30 on my first visit. AKS wanted to go there this weekend to see if  he could find some cheap bow ties. Although he struck out (it's too close to prom season, and most of the ties had been picked over), I scored BIG.

I picked up two Lilly Pulitzer perfumes for $15 each- Beachy and Wink. These were about $80 each when they came out a few years ago, so I was excited to find them for so cheap.
Beachy is a soft, pretty scent that smells like sea breezes, frangipani, jasmine, coconuts, melon, clean laundry with a hint of salt. That sounds like a weird combination, but if I close my eyes and sniff it, I feel like I'm sitting on a tropical beach. Wink has strong floral tones mixed with a bright citrus scent and a musk undertone. It smells playful, girly, and clean. This was AKS's favorite. I wore it today and he couldn't stop sniffing me!

Look at these adorable quotes on the boxes: "Follow the sun"! and "Wear pink and make the boys wink!"

I love the cute Lilly print ascots!

AKS also found this Ralph Lauren blazer for me- $70 (down from $290). I'm slightly obsessed with the giant crest. This is why I take him shopping with me. He knows me better than I know myself, and can always find something that I love/look great in. What's the best thing you've ever found at T.J. Maxx? 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

OOTD: Pink and White

Cardigan: Target
Chinos: J.Crew (old)
Ballet Flats: Aerosoles

Casual Fridays: Navy and Yellow

Friday Work Lunch

Friday Work Lunch by foreverinpearls 

Tomorrow my boss is taking all of the office staff out to lunch. I'll be dressing casual since it's Friday, but I still want to look nice when we go out. A simple pairing of jeans and a bright shirt can be dressed up with a seersucker blazer, and tasteful jewelry. I love how navy and yellow look together! What do you like to wear to work on Fridays?
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