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Spring & Easter Dress Options

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Hope y’all are having a great week so far! I have a short week this week as I’m taking Friday off to finally shoot our engagement photos and then head on a mini vacay right after that!! Woot woot! Love me a long weekend!

This week I wanted to share with you one of my favorite dresses for spring and summer along with some fun dress options for Easter next weekend! This dress below is from Old Navy and is one of my favorite dresses they have ever sold! I know that’s a heavy statement but this dress is so light weight and comfortable, perfect for spring and summer here in Florida but there is a plus…this dress has a hidden button between the first and second button that guarantees there won’t be any gaping hole between buttons, this is a game changer! If struggled with tops and dresses that button my whole life and this is amazing! I talked a bit about this on my stories as well @lifestyle_w_laramie if you want to check it out! Anyways this dress comes in a few different colors and patterns and just an overall must have in your closet! It’s perfect for the office, brunch, shopping you name it, I’m wearing this dress everywhere!

Old Navy is killing it in the dress department this season so I’m including some of my favorite below! They are great Easter options as well as just spring/summer dress options to have in your closet! I practically live in dresses during the hotter months so I love having so many options!

What do y’all do for the Easter holiday? Do you have a big celebration or is it more of a casual day? Let me know below!


Sassy Spring Look

As we head into spring I’m showing y’all one more look on these pretty pink stairs! This berry dress from LOFT was a steal on sale and is a dress that can really be worn every season! ou can take this from fall/winter with booties and tights and summer/spring paired with a denim jacket and wedges or maybe some pastel accessories for spring! Kind of like you see here I paired this dress with the same Halogen heels from Nordstrom Rack and crossbody bag from LC Lauren Conrad.

I love dresses like this that are so easy to change up and pair with different things as well as the dress itself is so comfortable but slightly structured and I LOVE that! The material is super comfortable and light weight but looks more expensive than it is, which i love!

I can’t wait to share more spring looks with y’all! Get ready for swimwear and the t-shirt will be coming back soon too! That seems to be a favorite around here!

Photos by: Lacey Irving

Classic Red Dress For Any Occasion!

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a great weekend! I’m now going to be trying to do 2 blog posts a week one will be Wednesday for “Wedding Wednesday” and one will be Sunday for everything else; fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. I’ve had lots of you say you wanted to see wedding details and of course I want to keep my normal posts going as I know wedding won’t pertain to everyone!

That being said, I wanted to showcase a classic look, this would have been great for Valentine’s Day but this is also a great look if you have an event or maybe a special dinner that calls for a bold color! Nothing says confidence more than a bright red dress! Right?! This look is from LC Lauren Conrad with Halogen heels from Nordstrom Rack and bag from HOBO bags at Bloomingdales! All these pieces have been in my closet for a few years now, remember you don’t always need to have the newest pieces to reinvent a look!

I feel like every girl needs a little black dress, white dress, and red dress and this one is mine. I’ve worn this for not only Galentine’s Day parties but corporate events as the cut is very modest and classic but makes a statement with the color. This dress is a hit for any occasion.

I hope y’all have a great rest of your weekend and a fantastic week! We are spending the day getting the apartment organized, meal prepping, and running errands. What are you all up to this week? Anything fun?

L-O-V-E & Valentines

Happy almost Valentine’s Day!

This is another super fun and Valentine’s inspired look for y’all! I grabbed this LOVE sweater from Old Navy during Christmas time funny enough and saved it for this month because it was a perfect fit! I paired it with my favorite high waisted shorts from Loft, pink Pumas from TJ Maxx and pink Michael Kors crossbody! I love a great sporty look and this one is so fun and kind of reminds me of old school jock sweaters, does anyone else love the movie Grease?! Anyway this is a great look if you are doing something casual tomorrow or maybe going shopping or brunch this weekend!

Travis and I have never been huge on the holiday, we don’t need a holiday to show how much we love each other but that’s just us. We actually have never had a good Valentine’s Day anyways and there is to much pressure on this holiday as it is. This year we are keeping it super low key, going out to our favorite BBQ spot and not worrying about pre-fixed menus, again that’s just us, to each his own.

To be honest I just love the pink and red and all the half off candy the day after Valentine’s Day, anyone else? Probably the best park about Valentine’s Day especially when I was younger and single was running to Target the day after Valentine’s and buying myself flowers and chocolate, buying myself a gift! LOL! It’s so important to love yourself first! Self love is key, don’t let a holiday change your mind or think that you have to be with someone, just saying.

Anyways enough of my rambling about this holiday! We are headed home this weekend for a special collaboration as well as tons of wedding planning! I will be taking you all along on IG and sharing more here on the blog when we get back! For now let me know what you have planned for tomorrow, or what outfit you’ll be sporting!

Give Me All The Hearts

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

Sorry for the hiatus in January, but I’m back and so excited to share my first Valentine’s look with y’all! This is probably one of my favorite looks to date! You all know I love a good graphic t-shirt and this conversation heart one from Nordstrom is super soft and comfy! I paired it with other pieces I already had in my closet. The skirt is from Loft, I actually showed you a different way to wear it last Valentine’s Day along with velvet Nine West pumps and a fun pink Michael Kors bag! This look is just so fun and festive without being serious and could be great for spring too! Again everything you see was on sale!

It’s becoming more important to me to purchase key pieces to change a look or that I can already wear with other pieces I have in my closet! This T-shirt I believe was $34 but the rest of the look I already had, but it changed the look enough that I had a whole different outfit! Just like everyone else I love a great deal and changing up my closet!

What is your go to Valentine’s Day look? Do you like more casual or are you more of a full glam kind of girl? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year beauties!

After a hiatus at the end of 2018 I’m back and ready to take on the new year! Without getting to personal 2018 ended with a bang and not in the best way. My fiance ended up in the hospital for about a week so we couldn’t make our holiday travels, our priority because getting him healthy and we were able to bring him home on Christmas Eve, Woot! He’s on the up and up and doing well, shout out to everyone that sent texts and called and gave us support, especially my parents! Then we had some more things happen before we rang in the new year. We are working through all of this and are taking it one day at a time!

Now for happier news, Travis and I have chosen a wedding venue and have started booking vendors for our big day next year!!! I’ll be doing more wedding blog posts for y’all this year about how we found our venue and the reason behind it.

Now for the first look of 2019, this year I’m having more fun with fashion but streamlining it. Classic and casual has been my style for a long time and that hasn’t changed. These pieces are super affordable and comfortable. The dress is surprisingly from Stein Mart and booties from LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, the bag is Coach outlet my go to bag for 2018 and necklace from Dillard’s Black Friday Sale. I’m loving the olive green for winter in FL.

This year is a year of change, and I know that’s what everyone says but after everything we went through in 2018 especially at the end I know I am stronger than ever before. I’m confident in myself and being a curvy blogger, yay body positivity! I’m determined to take control of my health and wellness this year and cut out all negativity in my life and only surround myself with the positive! Anyone else? What are your goals for the new year?

Cranberry Corduroy Look

Happy Friday Everyone!

Sorry I’ve missed you the last two Wednesdays! Last Wednesday we were on our cruise and this Wednesday was Halloween, so I’m catching you up with another fall look that I’ve been loving! I’m really enjoying this cranberry corduroy skirt from Forever 21+ the fit is perfect as well as the length! I’m especially excited to pair this with tights for the cooler months. The top y’all have seen before, this Loft top is a great staple for your wardrobe! It can be dressed up or down and the color and fabric are perfection! Paired with a LC Lauren Conrad bag from last season and Halogen studded flats from Nordstrom Rack! These accessories are some of my favorites for Fall and they are the perfect finishing touch on a look!

I’m currently working on gathering some fun holiday pieces to share with you guys! Please let me know if you are interested in gift guides or certain looks for the holidays! Whether it’s glitz and glam or my top picks for gifts just let me know what you would like to see!

This weekend I’m working on taking down the Halloween decorations and maybe pulling out some holiday decor! :) my favorite time of year! I’m so excited!

Summer Night Out

Summer is probably my favorite season next to spring not only for the beach days and fun trips but the fashion! I love the bright colors and fun accessories. Summer is a time to be playful and just have fun and what better way to do that than with your wardrobe? Am I right?! Some of my best memories and fashion moments have definitely been in the summer time which is why I'm so excited to share this look with ya'll!

Date night usually consist of myself wearing skinny jeans and a cute (usually black or white) top and wedges. So I've decided to switch it up a bit, with the FL sunshine as hot as ever you don't need an excuse to wear a sundress. This is one of my go to's for summer, yes I know it has long sleeves but this dress is the lightest most breathable cotton and the sleeves eliminate having to bring a sweater to happy hour or the movies. I added the fun pineapple clutch for that fun summer touch and some nude wedges that are the most comfortable things ever, and with a fiance who's over 6 ft. tall I tend to sway towards wedges when I can (short girl here). 

You can find the dress and clutch at Old Navy and the wedges at Nordstrom Rack, but currently tons of places have cute sun dresses and wedges, including Target, Loft, and TJ Maxx! I've linked these pieces below for you to shop the look!

Let me know what you think of this look and what you like to wear on a date night in the summer time!!


T-Shirt Shop Series: Let's Fiesta!

Happy Tuesday ya'll! It's so good to be back! I'm sorry for my absence on the blog, I've been going through some things over the last month and the blog took a back seat. Long story short I work a full time 8-5 job, am a photographer & a blogger. Needless to say I was burnt out and needed a short break. I was getting sick on and off and stressing about life and I needed to take a chill pill. Anyways I'm here and back with fresh content for you guys and couldn't be more excited to share it! 

If you have been with me since the beginning you know last year I started something on my blog call "The T-Shirt Shop Series." This was super popular last year and I've brought it back for a second round because let's be real, I'm a Florida girl and love my shorts and a good        T-shirt! 

This first look was actually my Cinco de Mayo look and I'm obsessed with it! The whole look is from Old Navy, shocking I know but I love it! The shorts are probably the most comfy pair of bottoms ever and I love the embroidery detail on them. The T-shirt, I mean need I say more this is perfect for summer especially! The sandals I currently own in two colors and need every pair! They are probably the best slip sandals I've ever owned and adore the bright colors for summer time! 

Let me know what you all think and how you like to wear your T-shirts in the comments below! 

PC: @amandaclairephoto

Denim Days

Spring and summer are upon us but there is nothing better than a cute top and jeans for any and every occasion! As much as I love dresses and skirts I'm a sucker for a great pair of jeans. My favorite jeans tend to be anything Old Navy especially the style you see here, High Rise Rockstar. They are the most comfortable everyday denim that go with everything! I paired it with this off the shoulder Loft top heels from Target and Bag from Bloomingdale's. I love petite details as well and am obsessed with the sleeves on this top it gives this understated look a little something extra! Just a great look to always have in your closet for going out for happy hour or a shopping day!

Where do you like to shop for denim and where do you purchase your favorite jeans?            Let me know in the comments below!

Walking Into Spring

Happy Monday everyone! As we start moving from February to March I can't help but start pulling out my spring colors and accessories. Here in Florida the weather is back to normal and we are already gearing up for beach trips and pool days since it looks like summer will be here soon for us, therefore I'm enjoying our few weeks of "spring" that we get here. I love spring and summer for the colors and prints! One of my favorite colors is royal blue a great transition from winter to spring, not to bold just yet! I've paired this blue dress with a pink bag and heels keeping the look simple but still fun and very spring. 

The dress is from Kohl's, the bag is Michael Kors, and the shoes are Halogen from Nordstrom Rack. As I've mentioned before I love a great deal and will occasionally splurge on designer items but I always grab them when there's a sale! Hope you all love this look! Let me know what you like to wear in the springtime! 

Classic Girly Valentine's Look

Happy almost Valentine's Day! I'm sharing my favorite Valentine's Day look below with you all! I love super girly looks for V-Day especially pink and white and of course I had to add heart shaped balloons <3 This is more of a day time look and to dress it up I added some heels and classic accessories. Both the top and skirt I found at Loft for killer prices...Loft online is my go to for a good deal, you can almost always count on an extra percentage off already marked down prices. This top was $19 and skirt was $9! I do tend to invest in quality accessories and key pieces, because of course we all want the most for our money! My heels are from Nordstrom Rack by Halogen, my bag is Coach, and earrings Kate Spade, yes all more expensive but no I didn't pay full price for any of these items. You can ALWAYS find a great deal on designer brands you just have to look! Needless to say you don't need to spend tons to look like a million bucks! I hope you all enjoy this Valentine's inspired look! 

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day? What is your ideal V-day look? Let me know!