Polka Dots are Back

Hello Hello!!  So a few months ago I was just looking for something with polka dots, I don’t know why but I was really like I need some dots in my life.  So I was kind of looking all over the place for a dress that I really just loved.  I found myself on asos.com which i think has the best selection of all the sites I looked at.

Now this is the dress that I bought

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So yes this is a screenshot of the dress I bought.  So as you can see it is a midi length dress which as I am a short person can be a little bit of a problem.  So I forgot to take any pics of the dress before I started messing with the hem.  Now at first I was a little hesitant given how big the print was but after I got it I knew it would work.

So I messed around with the hem to get it a little bit better of a length, now I did this myself with a pair of scissors and drew on the hem of another of my dresses that I like.  I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone else, I was okay with if I messed up I was out a dress or I was going to cut the hem shorter and make a mini dress.  But I you are a little bit more worried I would recommend a tailor.

So I went with a rounded hem that comes up on the side and is a tiny bit longer in the back.  Honestly after I went after it with the scissors I was no sure how it would go.  But the minute I put it on and looked in the mirror I loved how this hem worked out.  The dress I copied was a tighter dress so I wasn’t sure how it would work out.  I LOVE IT!!  I am actually surprised how much I love it.

This is the type of dress that I really like so much.  It is lose but has this cinched waist that really stands out.  I honestly have not worn this out yet (black long sleeve dress doesn’t go well in summer).  But I am excited to mess around with styling it.  I think it will look really good with belts.

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New favorite LBD

Hello hello!!! So awhile ago I was looking through Amazon and some how ended up looking Daily Ritual items (I think this is an Amazon brand). And I stumbled across this dress.

(Please ignore the bed, I was travelling for work so I just use one bed as my bags place so that is why it is a mess).

I just want to say I bought this to be a comfy casual dress so I ordered a size up, I usually wear a size S but this time I bought a M.  I even think I could go larger to get a more slouchy fit but I really like how this one fits right now.  So this dress was only $20 which is probably why I just decided to try it.  I am so happy about this dress, the material is this really soft stretchy fabric.  It is just really comfortable to wear.

Given the cut of the dress, it is one that you can dress up with some heels, a belt and a nice jacket.  What is really great about this is that it can also be casual, wear some sneakers (vans or toms) and it is a chill day dress.  I have been dying to wear this on a date but alas if you read this you know my dating life is in slow-mo so we will see.

I just love to put it on, it clings in all the right places and makes me feel good.  I wore this to walk a dog I love it so much.

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First Few Nights Out in a New City

Hello Hello!!! Yet again I have been MIA for an extended period of time.  It was not my intention but I was moving and the old apartment was a wreck and then I moved and the new apartment was a wreck.  Then I just felt like exploring the new city and I just kind of got a little lost.  Also the lighting in my new place makes taking mirror selfies dim (I am working on it).

Any ways the first few nights I went out, it was kind of a range of temperatures.  The first weekend was really warm and the second weekend was actually cold.  This is what you get when you live in the midwest.  Spoiler alert I moved to Chicago, which is much closer to my family.

So I wore one of my favorite new dresses, this one is really causal but can be dressed up with heels and some nice earrings.  I love going out in this one especially if I go dancing since it has slits up both sides.  Makes it fun to move around in when dancing.  I typically hold the bottom and dance around.  Had a very fun time.

Next Weekend

Ahh the cold weekend which I actually kind of loved.  It was mid 70s during the day and got down to mid 60s at night.  Which made wearing jeans possible.  I love pairing my black skinny jeans with some of my lace tops.  This one is especially one of my favorites due to the opening in the back.  I went for flats because I am lazy.

Let me know your thoughts

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Rachel Zoe – 2018 Summer Box of Style

Hello Hello!!! So yes it is summer now and I know it has felt like summer much longer than when the actual season started but that is how the weather works now.  The beginning of the season means that Rachel Zoe is sending out her Box of Style.  I believe it is still available if after I show you all this stuff and you are interested.   I will say that I love the products in this box.

Beach Cover Up

So I finally had a pool day and had time to really try all this stuff out.  I love this cover up.  The white color is amazing, I love how lose it and how light and airy it is.  It was over 100 degrees these weekend and while wearing this over a pair of jean shorts (right) I didn’t even feel over heated.  It was really great.  It also looks really great if you want to wear it somewhere other than the beach.  Since it is so lose and flowy if you wear it with jean I would tuck it in the front.

The detail up on the front is really nice, makes the top very unique and separates it from all the other white beach cover ups out there.  This is a Bindya Lace Cover Up.

Straw Beach Bag

This is a straw bag that was designed specifically by Rachel Zoe.  I love this bag, I don’t have anything specifically like this in my closet so it was really refreshing.  This bag is great it fits everything with room to spare.  I was sitting by the pool the other day and was able to fit my clutch, my towel, sunscreen, water bottle, some beer and a change of clothes.  I love that it is in black and not tan like most other straw bags.  There are no pockets inside but that does not bother be since it is specifically designed to be a carry all tote for the beach.  The straps are really amazing they are breaded black and white and I think it is a great extra detail.

Whenever Rachel Zoe designs something specifically for the box of style I am always impressed with it.

Beach Towel

So this was the item that you can choose between two options as a way to personalize the box a little bit.  I picked the lighter one, for no reason other than I am really liking the pink color that is through out the towel.  The other towel has a little bit more bold and graphic print and it was hard to pick between the two.  I have never had a towel that was fringed around the edge and looked this nice.  I was a little afraid that this would get dirty easily but I used it all day at the pool and even sat on it at the edge and still looks perfect.  The towel is actually a lot bigger then a normal towel.  I actually liked this more then I expected to, this is a Skova towel.

Fringe Earrings

AHHH!! So I have been wanting to buy a pair of fringe earrings for a while now I just haven’t been able to find a pair that I really like to commit to.  So when I saw these were in the box I got really excited.  These were a white fringe that were not too big.  The concern with these was would they be heavy.  Actually no they are not, they are quite light compared to other earrings this size I own.  I wore these recently to dress up a really casual outfit.

Lastly, Kate Glow Moisturizer

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The timing of sending me a moisturizer we great, I had just used up all of mine and was looking forward to not having to buy another moisturizer.  So this is my least favorite product.  The smell is not my favorite but I prefer none scented (its just me), the scent is okay just not for me.  As a moisturizer it is pretty good but I would say compared to others it is not absorbed into the skin as quickly and tends to sit on top.  So I probably would not independently buy this product but I will continue to use it.

Overall I really love most of these products and think I will get a good amount of use out of all of them.  So the box of style is the most expensive subscription box, so is it worth it?  I think that if you are a beach/ pool person you will get a great amount of usage and it is worth it.

Let me know your thoughts

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Day Trip

Hello Hello!! So as I previously said I am moving and actually moving pretty far so I had to take a day trip to look at apartments. So this is what I wore when I was wondering around a new city looking at new apartments and exploring in general. I wanted something comfortable, breathable, and what I can wear all day while being moving. Also in case of the worst happening and I missed my flight home I brought a large tote that I carried an extra set of clothes.

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First and fore most I wore this cargo jacket with all its pockets, which are essential when travelling. I love wearing this jacket when I am in the airport, it allows easy access to the pockets that are helpful when going through security and getting on the plane. Also for convenience this tote bag is a travelling essential to me. I literally bring this every time that I travel, it has great internal pockets and fits under the seat in front of me so its convenient for travelling.

So I went for casual and and loose. I know I say loose and yes I am wearing skinny jeans but skinny jeans are part of my casual wardrobe. So I went with my favorite skinny jeans and cuffed the bottom. I wore this loose polka doted top that was airy and comfortable to wear all the time. Finally I wore these Toms sneakers because I love them and thought they would be super comfortable. Typically they are very comfortable, I will concede they are not made for walking around for 12 hours in, but I dealt with that.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Casual Night Out

Hello Hello!!  Sorry I know I have been MIA and I apologize, but on the upside I have figured my life out (at least I think so) and I will be moving soon!!  Ahh so exciting, I cannot wait.  And yes this is the reason I have been so lax on posting.

Anyways I bought a dress awhile back that I have been dying to wear.  I was curious on how it would look since it is midi length and I am a little on the short side.  I wondered if I would just look short in it.

I agree that it does cut my legs but since I belted the dress high I do not think it makes me look as short as I thought.  There is also slits on the side of the dress that goes to mid thigh that I think adds something to the look.

I have been dying to wear this dress because of how comfortable it is, initially I thought I could wear this as a summer dress on Friday.  As it turns out the neckline is much lower then I thought it was so I will not be wearing this to the office.  I am still happy I bought it, it is a super cute casual dress.  So my friend was visiting and we were getting some drinks, and it is really hot out so I thought why not this dress?  It worked really well for the occasion.

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Lately I have been loving very low necklines, I am not really sure why.  But I have bought a few tank tops and dresses that have low necklines.  I am really feeling this trend.

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Travel outfit

Hello hello!!! So I was traveling this past weekend to Chicago. I love Chicago and had an amazing time. But Chicago in March isn’t always warm. So planning a travel outfit for the temperamental weather is a tough.

To Chicago.

So I was trying to layer up and bring a few coats that I wouldn’t have to pack in my bag. So I wore a pair of basic jeans with a grey vneck. I wore a bomber jacket over a fleece.
In the end I decided to wear my military boots. I did have a debate in my head about this but decided these were best. They have a zipper on the side which makes getting through security easier. Also wearing these means I didn’t have to pack them.

On the way back

On the way back I stuck to the basics. The military boots and skinny jeans. On top of wore a flowy sheer navy top, it was light and easy for flights. Layers are best when flying so I wore my grandpa cardigan. I also wore my fleece just didn’t picture it.

Let me know your thoughts

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