Poppy Floral Dress

This summer flew by! We were super busy with weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties and vacations that made it seem extra quick. One of my favorite outfits of the summer was this poppy floral dress from Texas Paisley & Stripes! It was perfect to throw on for lunch dates or shopping. I would even transition this dress into early fall with a tan cardigan and peep toe booties! Fall hues like olive and maroon are fun, but I still love adding color to my wardrobe all year round! 

I wore this outfit to a bachelorette party I was just at in Austin, TX. So fitting to have my picture taken with this mural since the boutique has Texas in the name! Texas Paisley & Stripes was started by three friends, two of them being Greek! One of the owners is actually a Delta Gamma alum as well! You can get this dress for $28 on their website! 

Definitely check out their Facebook & Instagram pages for fun new arrivals! 

Nautically Northern

Customized bracelets add a unique touch to an arm party. Nautically Northern makes handmade customized cuffs, necklaces and keychains so you can show off whatever inspires you most. When designing your cuff you can choose what material you want (Aluminum, Brass or Sterling Silver). Next you can choose if you want inside/outside stamping (or both!) Obviously I decided to customize my bracelet with Remi's name and a couple paw prints!

I love gift ideas that are simple but meaningful and this cuff bracelet does just that. These are perfect gifts for birthdays, graduations or even a little extra gift for the bride! A birthday customization could be something meaningful to the person like their children or pets. It would be so cute to get a cuff for each child or get them all on one! For a graduation gift you could get their future school stamped or the mascot. For your bride to be bestie, you could do her wedding date, new husband's name or even the coordinates of where they got married!

Companies that give back are so special. Nautically Northern donates $1 for every sale to the American Red Cross. Also right now through September 30th you can get 20% off with the code: Harvey20 and they are donating $3 of every item to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief.

Definitely check out their Instagram page to see how other people style their cuffs and necklaces. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Erin Art Design: Local Pittsburgh Artist

When decorating any space I think artwork is the most important part! You can plan a whole room around one piece that really inspires you. I found a really talented local Pittsburgh artist, Erin, that does custom paintings to glam up any space. 

What really stands out to me is her use of color on each piece. I love how bright & vibrant they are! One of her specialties is creating custom abstract paintings for home decor. Customers can send a photo of their decor, or choose colors they really like, and Erin will create something unique to their space! Perfect if you are re-decorating or moving into a new home. Plus custom wall art is a fun conversation starter when people come over. 

I also LOVE that she does pet portraits. I mean we all know how beyond obsessed I am with my Frenchie, so why not hang them as a statement piece on your wall? Erin has a Frenchie too named Capone! 

The holidays are right around the corner, and how perfect would a custom painting be for your family or friends?! Definitely check out her work on Instagram, and if you are interested in a custom piece you can email her at: eliposky@yahoo.com. She is also launching a website really soon: erinartdesign.com. On her website you will be able to fill out an order form in the custom painting section! 

I hope you guys have a good relaxing weekend! 

Fall Transitions

Fall Transitions

As summer comes to an end it's nice to look for pieces that transition nicely into fall. Rosegal has some summer dresses on sale that are perfect to incorporate into your fall wardrobe!

This floral applique dress incorporates embroidery which is a big trend this fall. I would pair it with a cardigan sweater & tan booties to transition it over. 

I'm also obsessing over this blue chiffon dress because it is perfect for all those September weddings! The color is flattering on everyone & it will work into next season. I would love to pair it with nude heels & a leopard clutch. 

Camo is always in for fall, so this sleeveless dress will work with wedged booties as well!  I love the cinch at the waist & the button detailing. It would also look super cozy with a big tan cardigan over it. 

If you need some new clothes to transition into fall definitely take a look at Rosegal! These end of summer dress sales are ongoing but you can get an extra 10% off with the code: RGEN. Time for a new outfit! 

Bon Bons & Tassels

It's no surprise that I love big statement earrings! I have quite the collection growing in many different colors! These two new pairs have been PERFECT additions. The cutest white mini bon bons and pink loop tassels from Mrs. B & Company

If you haven't checked out Mrs. B & Company you are definitely missing out! She has a mix of fabulous earrings, monogrammed goodies & accessories! On Tuesday's you can shop #tasseltuesday on her Instagram page to see the latest pieces she has available.

The white mini bon bons have been a favorite of mine all summer! I've worn them multiple times for different occasions. For July 4th I paired them with a navy striped off the shoulder top and jeans for a casual look. I've also worn them to a couple different weddings because they go with everything! They are the perfect statement to compliment any dress and people love them!

The pink loop tassels are literally me in earring form. I love how fun they are! I had to pair them with my flamingo tee because they go perfectly! It's a fun twist on the regular tassels. 

Here are some other cuties I've had my eye on! 

Yellow Beaded Coco Poms - Perfect for Gameday! I live in Pittsburgh, so these would be super cute with the Black & Yellow gear. 

Pink Pinwheel Fiesta Earrings - These little beauties are on sale for $9! 

Which pieces are your favorite? 

Be a Pop of Color in a Black & White World

It's no surprise that I have a very colorful wardrobe, because it absolutely represents my personality! I love wearing bright statement pieces that draw attention. One of my favorite ways to bring out pops of color is through my accessories. I mean how fun are these rainbow tassel earrings and bright yellow bangles from CJewels?! 

 I paired them with a black embroidered top and leopard clutch to make them really stand out. A perfect look for work, dinner or my favorite HAPPY HOUR! They would also add instant glam to a simple white tee and jeans. I am so wishing I had them on my trip to Mexico because they scream Cancun! But you could always pretend you're in Mexico and wear them to get margs with the girls. 

The CJewels website has jewels for every style...even bridal! You can even choose your style under the Collections tab to see what they've curated for you. Use the code Thanks15 to get 15% off your entire order and free shipping over $25! 

Here are some fun pieces I would use the discount on: 

Definitely check out the CJewels website and Instagram page. It's fun to see how other customers style their CJewels pieces. I hope you guys are having a good week! 

Fall Floral Romper

It's officially August! That means we're already starting to see Halloween decor at all the stores along with fall fashion on the shelves. Soon it means Pumpkin EVERYTHING! I don't mind, but sometimes I feel like stores rush you through holidays. You can't even enjoy the one you're in because they already have the next two holidays out! 

Anyways, I've started to look for transitional pieces for fall to add into my wardrobe. I mean how ADORABLE is this grey floral romper from Gracie Lane Boutique?! The first absolute win about this romper is that it has quarter length sleeves, which makes it perfect for August and September! It also mixes in neutrals with color which I'm all about. I definitely have a very colorful wardrobe.  

Here I've paired it with booties, tassel earrings & a leopard clutch. In the fall I would do close toed short booties and an open knit cardigan! This romper is super comfy and perfect for weekend shopping or a date night. I'm wearing a size Medium for reference. Oh and did I mention you can get 20% off this romper until tomorrow with the code SUMMER

Some of my other favorites you can use the 20% on are: 

Salmon Utility Vest $35 with the code SUMMER (until tomorrow!)  

Floral Tunic Top $34 with the code SUMMER 

Make sure to follow their Instagram page  for new arrivals! 
Any fun plans for this weekend?