I want to give a huge shoutout my talented friend Katie from Katie Vee Photography for helping me with this shoot. I have known Katie for several years now. When we got acquainted, she was just starting her photography business. She is the one that got me to love modeling and fashion. Years later, we have both grown up so much professionally and personally. Let Katie be an example that if you work hard and follow your passion, success is within your grasp.

When it comes to fashion, you HAVE to step out of your comfort zone. I have seen a few articles that feature dresses and sneakers paired together as a new, trendy looks. So I decided to give this look a try And let’s face it, we bloggers and fashionistas can only last in heels for so long. It jut goes to show that even sneakers can be dressed up if styled properly.

Open jackets like the one I have featured in this post are great to pair with a chiffon top, dress or even button up shirt and jeans. I chose to complete my look with a ring large bucket bag by Lauren Conrad. Let me tell you, this is a Mary Poppins bag if you will. You can store so much in this bag without it feeling like it is going to weigh you down.

Dress: Banana Republic; similar option in gray here

Jacket: Halogen

Sneakers: Converse

Bag: LC Lauren Conrad






Hello loves! This past weekend I had a chance to attend The Growing Stage’s 35 year Gala celebration. The Growing Stage is a children’s theater in Netcong New Jersey. As a singer and life long fan of musical theater, I was so thrilled to attend the event.

Plus, how doesn’t like an excuse to dress up?! The dress that I have featured in these images is by Kate Spade. The pink dress I have is out of stock but you can purchase it in a coral color here. As such, I have linked some other Kate Spade dresses that you can use for your next event out as well.

My Gala look

Little black dress

Dresses under $200 







Happy hump day ladies! You can never have too many dresses in my opinion. So I have found several dresses that you can get for any upcoming events that you may have. You are beautiful, so you might as well stand out! 😉

Date night

For date night, a dress is a must! A red floral dress is so romantic and fun to wear! This LC Lauren Conrad dress is so pretty and light (and it is under $50). Dresses always pair well with a denim jacket so why not got with a white denim jacket? An peep toe bootie is a wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe to transition from winter to spring.

Spring Wedding

I love getting maxi dresses by Eliza J because they have petite sizing. The dresses are always made with quality fabrics. I LOVE the floral print on this Eliza J Floral Print Halter Maxi Dress. The watercolor floral pattern is perfect for spring (it is even perfect to whip out for the summer). Because of the high neckline, I recommend that you pull your hair up in a nice do. Add a neutral clutch like this and a pair of earrings then you are ready to stand out.

Job Interview

Nail your next interview by showing your potential employer that you are a professional. The dresses below are great to use in a the workplace when paired with a fitted blazer. You always want to present yourself as a professional when you are at a job interview so I always opt to use a shoe with a mild heel. Complete your look with a statement clutch then you are ready to nail that interview – and have a celebratory drink or snack later 😉

I hope you all enjoy these romantic looks. Which dress from this post is your favorite? Feel free to leave me a comment below.








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Off the shoulder striped top ; I love this purple top and this top that has eyelet detailing 

Jeans ; similar here

Kate Spade bag ; similar here

Suede boots ; also sold here

For the record ladies and gents, you are going to be seeing a lot of posts featuring off the shoulder tops because I am just that in love with the trend (sorry not sorry). Of course when I saw this striped off the shoulder top at J Crew, I had to get it! There is a navy blue option but I chose to pick the mustard yellow color. I love the bracelet sleeves! Take it from me, this is a great weekend top to enjoy to transition from winter to spring (especially with the warm weather we have been having on the east coast lately).

It’s a unique color that is not in my wardrobe. I chose to pair the top with my favorite Paige jeans and my favorite suede boots (mine are by Steve Madden). Pairing a choker with an off the shoulder top will always make you look chic. This is a look that is super easy to put together! I hope you enjoy it. What are some of your favorite transitional pieces? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

I also added some additional off the shoulder tops that are on my wishlist.



Daisy Embellished top by Banana Republic

Jeans: Paige ; similar here and these are under $50!

pleated floral scarf; similar here. Also loving this gold scarf too (and it’s under $30)

Bag: Kate Spade ; similar here. I also love this crossbody bag.

Boots: Kendall and Kylie: you can also find them here (half off!) ; similar here and these are under $70!

Bracelets: Alex and Ani : Lucky clover, Pineapple & Brilliance wire bangle

Well this week is one for the books. Have you ever had one of those weeks where absolutely nothing goes right? My blog was down for the day and I was so upset! In the end, stressful days are bound to happen. Always remember to be kind to those you are seeking help from. It’s hard to stay calm in stressful situations. But don’t make someone else’s day worse. <3

For this week’s post, I was inspired by fellow fashion and travel blogger Latz from adayinthelatz.com to show you how I style soft, silky scarfs. Her site features modest fashion that I simply cannot get enough of! Needless to say, if you want inspiration to look polished every day, I totally recommend following her!

Soft scarfs are the best because their versatility. Pleats are a trend that you are going to find on dresses, skirts, and even scarfs like this one! It was hard to say no to a scarf like this – the print is so charming! This piece is made of our 100% polyester. To preserve the pleated design on the scarf, make sure you hand wash it or get it dry cleaned.

I have also link additional outfit details on the link below. If you are having a hard time finding pieces from winter to spring, I have some advice to help you here. If you are having a stressful week (or month), I hope that your stress comes to an end soon. Enjoy your weekend loves!