Monday, September 19, 2016

HEARTY

I love all things kitschy, quirky, novelty, hearty & this dress is all of the above! I was drawn to it in the store because I also love all things black and white, but when I got closer and saw that there were hearts all over it, I knew I had to have it.
I was shopping for a dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding and c’mon—does  it get more perfect than a beautiful, flowy maxi dress with hearts? Well…. 
I actually didn’t end up wearing it to my cousin’s wedding and I honestly can’t remember why but I still love it, and can’t wait for the next best, perfect occasion to put it on and show off my hearty style.
WEARING: CECE HEART PRINT DRESS ON SALE FOR $98, prada heels, dsw clutch

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Monday, September 12, 2016

HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE: 3 CHAINS

I received this SHAPES AND COLORS LAYERED NECKLACE from HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE several weeks ago and I have been wearing it on repeat every since. Or I guess I should say I've been wearing them on repeat ever since, because it's actually 3 separate necklaces! I mostly wear them together but they are just as fabulous individually and work well to spruce up an outfit when you're looking for something more understated than a big statement necklace. 
Aside from essentially getting 3 necklaces for the price of one, my next favorite thing about ordering from Happiness Boutique is that shipping is fast and free and until 9/19 you can receive 10% off your purchase over 19 euros with the code SIMPLYCHIC08. 
So get to shopping! Check out all their necklaces NECKLACES and be sure to take part in their CUSTOMER REWARD PROGRAM where you get points for doing fun things like posting on social media :)
 WEARING: nordtrom blazer (SIMILAR FOR $74), joe's jeans (VERY SIMILAR), dolce vita heels (OPTION 1OPTION 2), SHAPES AND COLORS LAYERED NECKLACE DAVID YURMAN CABLE WRAP RING

WORN TO: work

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Monday, August 29, 2016

TIMELESS

 
I walked into Banana Republic to pass time before an appointment and I walked out with this suit. I 100% don't need a suit, but it's timeless and versatile and pretty fly in my most humble opinion. I've worn the pieces separately before and now I'm just waiting on that perfect occasion to put them together. 

WEARING: banana republic suit (VESTBLAZER both on sale...pants sold out), forever 21 necklace (SIMILAR FOR $15), mix no. 6 shoes, thrifted clutch, MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WATCH $119DAVID YURMAN CABLE WRAP RINGDAVID YURMAN LINK BRACELET
WORN TO: nowhere yet :) 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

VACAY STYLE + PUERTO VALLARTA RECAP

Typically I don't wear short shorts with little tops. I either show the legs and cover the arms or cover the arms and show the legs. But when it comes to my vacation style all of that goes out the window. Partially because I feel free and less self conscious about showing too much skin, but mostly just because of the heat.

 Here are some more looks and pictures from my recent birthday trip to Puerto Vallarta.
The view from my hotel/apartment...the highly recommended PINNACLE 220. I will for sure stay here when I go back. 
This was the only time I dressed up on the trip and it was to party on the eve of my birthday.
Other than that one night I was super casual, mostly in bikinis and mostly in THESE RIBBON BOW JELLIES.
On my actual birthday I crossed ATV riding off my bucket list! 
And in a moment of "Who cares. I'm on vacation in Mexico" this was my ATV/waterfall adventure/birthday outfit :-/ Who wears low waisted shorts, with a high waisted bikini? ME! 
And to sum things up, this picture was a huge reason I took this trip! I had been seeing all these folks having fun in floats this summer and I wanted in on the action. So I booked my flight, got my picture and had an amazing vacation & birthday in the process!

**Simply Chic Travel Tips: Puerto Vallarta**
If you're on the West Coast, this is such an easy and affordable trip. The flights and hotel are inexpensive if you go in August which is supposedly the rainy season, plus the dollar goes very far. I'm talking $30 90 min massages and $25 brunches for 2 with 4 drinks! PV is officially my beach getaway spot! 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

COLD SHOULDER

 I took an unintentional mini blogger break to travel & celebrate my birthday & take in all of summer sixteen. I wasn't purposely giving you the cold shoulder. Sometimes life just happens ;)

With that said how much are we loving the off the shoulder trend? I was never a tube top, show off the shoulder kind of girl, but this trend right here, I can get down with. 

WEARING: forever 21 dress (SIMILAR FOR $23), isola shoes, necklace from dsw

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Monday, July 25, 2016

WHY BLEND IN?

Once upon a time there was a girl who “snuck” onto an all white boat party, not wearing all (or any) white. Her name was Simply Chic and this is what she wore. Why blend in when you were born to stand out?!?! 
So in reality, this did happen to me and I would typically never stand out in this way (although I hate being told what to wear to an event), but when your ride sneaks on the boat you really have no other choice but to sneak on too. And o what a time we had :)

WEARING: f21 top (OPTION 1, OPTION 2) zara shorts (SIMILAR), target belt (SIMILAR), isola shoes, j crew necklace

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HOLY CHIC

 
Little unknown facts about me, I love churches, specifically big beautiful cathedrals. The stained glass windows, the beautiful architecture, the dim lighting--everything about them brings a calming sense of  peace and I love to visit them around the world and even in my own backyard. I stumbled upon this Greek Orthodox Cathedral randomly about a month ago and the entire property is so picturesque, I knew I wanted to use it for my next shoot. AND fittingly (or perhaps inappropriately) the first thing I picked out for this shoot was my favorite Holy Chic shirt, and thrifted pale yellow 50's skirt. 

WEARING: old navy shirt (I LOVE GRAPHIC TEES), thrifted skirt (SUPER CUTE, SUPER ON SALE) neiman marcus bag, mix no. 6 shoes (ONLY $34.99)
WORN: on #sundayfunday

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Monday, July 11, 2016

A PRAYER FOR PEACE

Taken from my INSTAGRAM

We don't need to look like each other, talk like each other, think like each other to feel for one another. This basic human emotion (empathy) is what's lacking & that is a huge reason why we are where we are. But as a child of God, I'm making a conscience effort to lead by example and be less angry & more hopeful than I was last week #prayingforpeace #prayingforhealing #prayingforjustice


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