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It’s here! Our favorite sale of the year! There are some great deals this year you don’t want to miss. Early access on now through July 21st, open to everyone July 22nd. Happy Shopping!!

Eliza J Seamed Crepe Shift Dress – $98.90

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Halogen Seamed Ponte Knit Dress – $65.90

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Bow Crepe A-line Dress – $98.90

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Caslon Plaid Shirtdress – $44.90

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Eliza J Windowpane Print Shift Dress – $91.90

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Eliza J Ruffle Hem Fit and Flare Dress – $98.90

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Articles of Society Skinny Jeans – $38.90 – have these jeans in a different style and love them!!

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AG Legging Jean – $163.90

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Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans – $124.90

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Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan – $76.90

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Trouve Cold Shoulder Sweater – $52.90

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Caslon Space Dye Tunic Sweatshirt – $29.90

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Halogen Tunic Sweater – $44.90

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Halogen Oversize V Neck Sweater – $39.90

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Halogen Textured Tunic – $49.90

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Halogen Ruffle Front Blouse – $49.90

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Halogen Leather Peplum Shell – $99.90

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Charles Grey Wool Blend Cape Coat – $179.90

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Halogen Collarless Leather Jacket – $198.90

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Hue Microsuede Leggings – $31.90

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – $64.90

 

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Zella Live In Leggings – $33.90

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Natori Feathers Bra – $44.90 – This is my favorite bra, supportive but pretty – order a cup size up

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Josie Robe – $39.90

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Halogen Over the Knee Boot – $109.90

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Sam Edelman Fringed Bootie – $99.90

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Charles David Sabrina Pump – $69.90

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Sole Society Ellie Backpack – $29.90

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BP Zip Detail Faux Leather Tote – $31.90

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BP Faux Leather Drawstring Tote – $35.90

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Kendra Scott Elle Earrings – $35.90

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Kendra Scott Mystic Cuff – $49.90

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Kate Spade Mini Square Earrings – $20.90

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Hi everyone!! Ready for Memorial Day weekend? I know I am! I spent last weekend in Austin for my annual girl’s trip and this weekend I’m headed with a few other friends to Connecticut for a little getaway. Love a 3 day weekend!

Nordstrom’s half yearly sale is on and now is the time to get some great summer items for a steal for all of your summer getaways!

Ivanka Trump Studded Strappy Sandal – $83.96

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BP Stone Fringe Necklace – $10.98

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BP Square Stud Earrings – $9.98

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BP Summers Wedge Sandal, lots of colors – $39.90

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Vince Camuto Eila Sandal – $65.90

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Vince Camuto Sleeveless Pleat Front Blouse – $41.40

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AG Roll Cuff Skinny Jean – $149.90

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Sam Edelman Evan Sandal – $89.90

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BP Chain Fringe Pendant Necklace – $11.98

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Vince Camuto Baeden Sandal – $77.37

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BP Woven Print Shorts – $22.80

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Socialite High Neck Dress – $20.40

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Lush High Neck Maxi Dress – $28.80

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Sole Society Laser Cut Tote – $35.96

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Adelyn Rae Crepe Scarf Print Romper – $55.20

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Happy Shopping!


Hi everyone! Hope you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram where I’ve been posting a lot, but decided I was due for a real blog post too. December was a rough month for me as you might remember, but life moves on, the holidays end,  and I’m having a lot more good days than bad at this point. I’ve been spending lots of time with friends but also working on being happy with my own company (with Coco by my side of course). I’ve also been really enjoying a kickboxing class I do on the weekend and have been walking to work with a co-worker weather permitting – exercise is good! It is really a day by day process to rebuilding a life that looked different for a long time. There are a few quotes that I’ve found particularly helpful to go back to when I’m feeling low.

This first one is from a divorce blog I’ve found very helpful, Round and Round Rosie. As hard as divorce is, it really forces you to spend time with yourself, to learn from your mistakes, and makes you stronger. As my wise cousin Tami says, it is humbling and gives you a lot more perspective and empathy. These are all good things.

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This is another one that I think is really beautiful that brings me some peace. We love, and hurt, and learn to forgive ourselves. It is part of being human.

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Funny enough, just a few weeks after I wrote that life update in December, I met a great guy I’ve been dating ever since. We met on Bumble and he flew here to meet me the day before Christmas Eve. Hard part is he lives in Chicago, and the fact that he travels for work and has 2 young kids makes seeing each other a bit challenging. But in some ways that is good because it means I still spend plenty of time with myself, which is where I need to be right now I think. I haven’t put it out there publicly because it is scary. It is new, and let’s be honest, could leave me with a broken heart. But you can’t have love without risk. We’ll give it a few more months and then I will hopefully get to share more details with you all : )

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In happy news, I spent a fantastic weekend with my girlfriend’s Randi, Kelli, and Vivian in Ft. Myer’s this past weekend. I’m a Cali girl and I love the sunshine and warm weather. And getting out of town with great friends is always a good idea. I love this new bikini I picked up from Victoria’s Secret, comes in sizes A-DDD and is so comfy!

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My cousin Tami, as mentioned above, is coming into town Thursday through Monday and I’m soooo excited, and then 3 weeks later I head to Austin for my annual sorority sister reunion trip! I really am lucky to have a life filled with love and support to help get through the ups and downs.

And speaking of love, well you all know my love for shoes!!!! Here are some of my favs out now:

These Pia Sandals from Sole Society are the perfect summer evening shoe. I got them in gold and I can already tell I’m going to wear them to the ground. But be warned, they run quite small. I’m sometimes an 8, usually an 8.5, but ended up needing a 9 in these. I was so happy I exchanged for the 9 because they are perfect now!

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I also adore these Sole Society black and white striped pumps, they are great to add some summer flair to your basic black pieces. I took an 8.5 in these. rima_black_white_stripe_3337

Loft is killing it with their shoe game this year – see all shoes here.

I picked up this pair of gold wedges and I’m in heaven. The perfect heel height, comfy, sexy, and goes with just about everything. LOVE. I got an 8 in these and they fit great, probably an 8.5 would have worked too.

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And these flats are seriously the cutest, I want them in every color!!! Took these in an 8. At this price they can’t be beat!

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Clearly I’m having a thing for gold sandals this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy shopping!!!

 


Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend!

A sorority sister of mine, Piper, is selling the LulaRoe clothing line now and asked if she could send me some items to review. Well I immediately said yes because I had seen some of the pieces through their Facebook group and was very curious to check them out in person! She sent me 3 items – a  dress, skirt, and a pair of leggings. There are many colors and patterns to choose from in the different items, but only a limited number of each pattern is produced, so if you love something don’t wait! I tried to get outdoor pics but we lost the light too quickly. Thanks to my friend Alice for playing photographer!

I believe this is the “Nicole” dress. I’m wearing a medium here, but guessing a small would have fit as well. The fabric is very comfortable with a good amount of stretch. I thought the cut was very flattering and I loved where the waist hit. Would be very easy to add a belt to mix it up.  I could definitely wear this to work in my business casual environment with the right shoes and accessories, but also a great weekend dress with a denim jacket. It was perhaps a touch long for my personal preference, below the knee can be a tricky length, but a trip to the tailor could fix that, and I do like the longer length with the boots!

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Now wearing the “Cassie” skirt, I styled this for a night out on the town. Wearing a small in the skirt here, but would probably go with a medium to wear to work. I loved the fit and length on this for a pencil skirt!

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And now for my very favorite of the bunch – leggings!! Seriously, you need a pair of these in your life. Not only does the waist band fit with absolute comfort and no digging, they are the softest pair of leggings I’ve ever touched. Perfect for all your lounging needs! And definitely thick enough for wearing out and about with a tunic as well. I put these on the second I get home everyday. Get yourself some!!!

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Please see below from Piper on how you can shop this fabulous brand!

“To shop with us we post all of our inventory every Saturday at 9am MST on our private VIP Facebook group. You need to be a member of our private Facebook group to shop https://www.facebook.com/groups/819430361487851/Just use the link to find us and ask us to add you. We also post a short video with a small selection of items every Wednesday for watch it, wear it, Wednesday’s. Items range from$23-$65 and we are famous for our buttery soft leggings. We offer tops, leggings, dresses, and even children’s clothes. Once you are a member of our group you can shop every Saturday and Wednesday”

 

Thanks Piper!! I know I will be keeping an eye out for some polka dot items!!


Hey everyone! Long time, no post. But I’ve been posting on Instagram and Facebook so be sure to follow me there if you don’t already!

It has been awhile since Loft has had a 40% off everything sale and I’ve been anxiously awaiting to get my hands on some spring items. Today it is 30% off for everyone, and 40% off for card holders using code FIRSTLOOK. And even Lou & Grey is included so get it while you can!

Here are my favs, can’t wait to get my stuff in!

Sailor Sweater

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Striped Hi-Lo Sweater

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Fringe Trim Cardigan

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Laser Cut Floral Flare Dress

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Ruffle Hem Sweater

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Paisley Strappy Maxi Dress

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Fluid Drawstring Jumpsuit

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Lou & Grey Tee Dress

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Illusion Shift Skirt 

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Pocket Shift Skirt 

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Denim Shift Skirt

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Metallic Ankle Strap Sandals

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Rounded Pumps

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Happy Shopping!


Happy Friday everyone! I’m very excited for a fun weekend that involves an oyster fest with some sorority sisters and then a Yankee’s game with one of my best friend’s from high school who is in town. Whoo hoo!

Loft has some great new fall arrivals and they are all 40% off right now using code FALL40!  Here are my picks, happy shopping!

 

Geo Blanket Sweater

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Sweater Vest 

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Lace Front Sweatshirt

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Midi Shawl Cardigan

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Cape Jacket

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Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

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Plaid Collarless Henley Tunic

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Fall Flutter Top

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Clean Tunic Shell 

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Relaxed Utility Pants 

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Hello Everyone! After an extended absence I am finally back and will do my best to start blogging more regularly again. A lot of changes have happened in my life recently that explain the time off.

Sadly, Michael and I have split up. While this has been very difficult, I know in the end it is the right thing for both of us. We had a lot of good times together and I have no regrets about the time we shared, but I’m now moving forward here in NYC on my own. I’m very grateful for the incredible support I’ve received from friends and family. I’m now getting settled in a cute little studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I’ve also taken a new job as an Executive Assistant at a private equity firm in Midtown East and I’m loving it. My wardrobe will now lean a little more business casual. I hope you all will follow along for my adventures as a single girl, trying to look good on a budget, in the city!

We are having abnormally warm weather here still, but it is supposed to be cooling off next week and fall is fast approaching! Old Navy has some great items out right now to help transition to the next season without breaking the bank. Use code ENJOY for 30% off your women’s purchase!

Thanks for stopping by!

Plaid Linen Blend Tunic

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Rib Knit Tunic Tee

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Plaid Shirtdress

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Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

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Jersey Cocoon Dress

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Tee Dress

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Textured Stitch Sweater

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V-neck Sweater Dress

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Faux Suede Mini Skirt 

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Plaid Tunic 

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Mustard Pixie Pants

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Hope everyone had a lovely Summer Solstice and Father’s Day weekend! We headed out with my in-laws to the Hudson Valley for a beautiful lobster dinner in the vineyards at Millbrook Winery. We had such a good time last year we made sure to go again. Such a wonderful experience if you are in the area, it is an annual event.

Despite possible rain, I ventured out in this new maxi dress that I loved so much I couldn’t wait to wear. You can wear it on or off the shoulder, the material is so soft, and it runs true to size – I’m wearing a 4. And guess what – it is 50% off today! Get it while you can!

Happy Monday!

Dress – Loft 

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I’ve been slacking on getting outfit pics lately, always seem to be running late, but here are a few recent outfits I was able to snap pics of in the mirror. Also, Lord & Taylor is having a great sale on swimsuits and as warmer weather is upon us I wanted to share some that I have my eye on!

Shirt – Michael Kors via Marshall’s (similar here), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – Sole Society, Necklace – Rocksbox (use code amybff35 for first month free!) 

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Pants – Paige (similar here and here), Top – Old Navy (similar), Jacket – Loft, Necklace – Kendra Scott , Shoes – Clarks via Amazon (similar)

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Kenneth Cole Reaction Crochet de Columbia – $73.50

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Kenneth Cole Reaction Miss Mojave Plunge – $80.25

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Coco Rave Wild Thing – $60

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Coco Rave Lace Bandeau Swim Dress – $81

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Nanette Lepore – $105

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I’m headed to Seattle for my cousin’s wedding on Wednesday and will be there through Memorial Day weekend. Still have to pack so probably won’t get to any more posts until I’m back. I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!



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