June Cleaver 2.0

DSC04778bI’m a huge fan of the sixties housewife style. Call me old fashioned, but I like to think of my style as classic with a edge. I paired this fabulous polka dot shirtdress with stud pumps (similar to the beautiful Valentino, but like 5% of the cost and just as fabulous looking!) and my DIY pearl safety pin necklace. I think it’s the perfect mix of girly with the polka dots and pearls and edgy with the studs and safety pins. It’s all about keeping them guessing!
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DSC04775bDress: Gap (ON SALE RIGHT NOW!) | Heels: Windsor | Necklace: DIY | Bag: Longchamp | Nails: essie fiji

Dan xx

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Rainy Day

DSC04599bLiving in Arizona, I take advantage of every opportunity that I can to wear my hot pink rain boots. It was pouring one day this week, so I eagerly grabbed my rain boots and paired them with my striped shirt and pencil skirt. The boots, bag, and lipstick added the perfect pop of pink to my rainy day attire. By the way, yes the striped shirt is from the Target Girls section, that link was not a mistake. These are my favorite long sleeve tops and they’re SO inexpensive!
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DSC04586bTop: Target | Skirt: LOFT | Boots: Sperry | Crossbody: Steve Madden (similar) | Necklace: Hope’s | Lips: MAC Daddy’s Little Girl

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Lacey Peplum

DSC04570bThe day before the 4th, I went into one of my favorite boutiques, Apricot Lane, and the owner recommended this perfect peplum top! OBSESSED! I love the white lace and how it flatters my figure. The back is see thru, but with a matching cardigan, it’s great for work! I’ve been honestly wearing it nonstop though. Please enjoy the setting of the pictures in front of my office and also Fancy Pants’ reflection in the windows!  (And his thumbs up haha) I should also point out his “sexy truck,” his words of course ;).
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DSC04574bTop: Apricot Lane (found in stores) | Cardigan: Q (similar) | Pants: Target | Wedges: Charlotte Russe (save | splurge) | Necklace: White House Black Market (similar)

Dan xx

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Chambray Overlay

DSC04559bOne of the easiest and most unexpected ways to make the most of your wardrobe no matter the season is to find the dresses that you can wear as skirts. You can do this either by belting with a sweater in the fall or winter or tying a tanktop or chambray in the spring and summer. I love it with chambrays over a pattern dress like this tribal one. You get more use out of your dresses and your closet feels fuller without any new purchases season to season!
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DSC04565bDress (worn as a skirt): Target | Chambray: Old Navy (similar) | Wedges: Charlotte Russe (save | splurge) | Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff | Lips: maybelline baby lips in pink shock | Nails: essie miss fancy pants

Dan xx

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Tribal Romper

DSC04114bMy romper addiction grows daily. Truly, if I could wear a romper all day every day, I would. Just ask my mom, it’s that bad. This is the newest one in my collection and I’m obsessed with the fun tribal print. It’s cute, comfortable, and so summer appropriate. It’s also just long enough (a typical issue for rompers) and it has an adorable heart cut out in the back for an extra something. Fancy Pants took these amazing style photos after we got lost for 45 minutes looking for a Chase Bank in downtown San Diego, there’s always a positive to every negative right? I’d also like to share the wonderful fact that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today and in this post, I’m sharing my purchase from the Early Access: my Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Mini Crossbody bag with silver hardwear. I looooove. It’s a perfect size for all of the essentials, a perfect color for year round, and a perfect price right now during the sale!!

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DSC04113bRomper: Forever21 | Bandeau: Victoria’s Secret | Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff | Sandals: Jack Rogers | iPhone Case: Lilly Pulitzer | Watermelon Nails: GoScratchIt

Dan xx

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Getting Beachy

I’m excited to be taking my first (and only) non work, all fun vacay of the summer. We’ll be doing a quick weekend getaway to my favorite place in the world and COOLER WEATHER, yes! Fancy Pants and I are both playing in the Over the Line tournament in San Diego this weekend. He planned on playing in the tournament for over a year. I was a spur the moment entry, as in just a few days ago. I wanted to share with you guys a few of my beach ready outfits for this weekend.

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Dan xx

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Vesting Up a Maxi

DSC04091bMy love for this denim vest shouldn’t be any surprise. It’s been one of my most versatile warm weather pieces this year. I decided change up the look of a simple strapless maxi by half way buttoning up the vest over top for the look of a shirt. It was crazy slimming and hit my waist at the tiniest part. I think it’s a perfect addition to any maxi, especially a patterned one for a great Bohemian look. Plus, if you didn’t notice from my last personal style post, my hair is darker! Eeeps! This is my natural color and I’ve fallen back in love with it. I also decided to take the plunge and get a Brazilian blowout and let me just tell you, best hair decision ever. But that’s another post for another day. ;)

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DSC04093BDress: Forever21 (similar) | Denim Vest: AE (similar) | Wedges: Frye | Bracelet: Gift from FP’s sister

Dan xx

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Americana

DSC04066BHappy Independence day lovelies!! I hope you’re all having a fabulously festive fourth with your friends and family! (Say that five times fast haha.) I decided to share a classic All American look with the star of the outfit being this effortless Tommy Hilfiger shirt dress. Can’t get more Americana than that. I belted it and added Jacks to complete an easy summer look for work and play! Shirt dresses are great way to look put together without making a huge effort everyday, plus they’re not stuffy in heat.

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DSC04056B2Dress: Tommy Hilfiger (similar) | Sandals: Jack Rogers | Belt: Forever21 | Bag: Louis Vuitton

Dan xx
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Walk on the Wild Side

DSC04030While my camera self timer and I are still at odds and my brother has a job, I’m finding it more difficult each day to get shots that I actually love especially when it’s 115 and I’m dying outside. These pictures may have turned out a bit more artsy than I anticipated, but I think they’re a great showcase of how to make a simple cotton LBD a little wild.

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DSC04046Dress: Old Navy | Heels: Nine West (similar) | Belt: Forever21 | Wristlet: Banana Republic

Dan xx
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Quintessential Summer Dress

DSC03973This is a quintessential summer dress: the color, the cut, the detail. It just makes for the perfect dress for any occasion from a bbq to a nice dinner to a day at the beach. When I saw the Love Me Forever Lace Dress on Hope’s, I knew it’d be great for so much this season with just changing up the accessories and the shoes! I wore this to my brother’s birthday dinner and paired it with another wonderful Hope’s piece, the chunky flower gold chain necklace called the Picked For You and gold gladiator sandals. While I love everything about this dress, I think the lace arm detail under the cut out shoulder is my favorite part about it.  This dress and necklace are currently sold out on Hope’s, but please follow them on twitter or instagram for possible restocks, something similar, or a ton more adorable summer clothing that you will just HAVE to HAVE!

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DSC03979Dress: Hope’s | Sandals: Sam & Libby for Target | Necklace: Hope’s (similar)

Dan xx

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