Flowers from Kate

There is something about floral prints in the fall that is just so romantic!  This dress from Kate Spade is just the perfect floral dress you need to transition from summer to fall!  Just pop on a sweater and you are good to go for the milder evenings!  I love that the background is black which makes the floral print pop.  Plus the cute cross detail on the back is so dainty and adds a fun element to the dress.  Did I also mention that this dress has pockets?!  Perfect to stow away phones and knick knacks!

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Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

YAY!!!!  It’s that time of the year again!  For all of my Lilly girl out there Monday is the After Party Sale!!!  This year though they are mixing it up and adding 2 additional days that you can shop the discounted prices for!  If you shop the brand and love it as much as I do you know that Lilly never goes on sale except for the After Party Sale which they do twice a year!  One in January and the other one in August.  You’ll definitely find prints and dresses you’ve been eyeing for months in steep discount!  If a girl can snag a maxi dress for $99 valued at $298 you know I am there.  Items like this maxi dress can go as low as under $100 and tops that are $35!  Just remember though that items are final sale(nonreturnable) but shipping is free!!!  Below you can read some of my tips on how I beat the madness and ways on how I make sure I don’t miss out on particular styles and prints I’ve been eyeing.

Lilly also provided a facts area where you can read more in detail on what the After Party Sale is all about!  You can find more info here!

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White Jeans

I wanted to pop in here real quick to share this outfit from a trip I took to Columbus, Ohio to attend a workshop with Catherine last month!  Year after year there are key pieces that keeps coming back in style.   And for this summer a really good pair of white jeans is a definite must have in everyone’s wardrobe!  Since summer is coming to an end there are so many stores that have their white jeans on major clearance right now!  It’s the perfect time to grab a pair or two to stock up for next year.  A good silhouette like the skinny jeans is a staple for me like this pair from Old Navy which is a steal for less than $30 and their pixie chino style which I was able to snag for $3.99!

Lots of stores are having great sales on their summer clothes right now and if you pick pieces that are well made and fits your personal style it will definitely carry you on for another season or two.

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:: Outfit::

Jeans:  Old Navy

Top:  J.Crew

Shoes:  Steve Madden

Sunnies:  Celine

love from Pennsylvania,

Rika

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You’ve had me at Yellow

This dress is clearly a winner!  Perfect shade of yellow, perfect fit, perfect style and the perfect lace placement!  Really, what’s not to love?  I’ve never received so many compliments on one casual dress than this one right here and so glad that I was able to snag it before it was sold out everywhere!  I did link a couple of similar styles and colors down below for a fraction of a price so that you can also get this look!

I was thinking yesterday how everything started with the Darling Husband and I.  All I remember was his shining smiling face and a hello.  Who would’ve thought that it will be the beginning of something great!  I seriously miss that man of mine.  But the days are going by and I am just happy to at least talk to him everyday!

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Stripes Shirt Dress

There is one recurring theme in my summer wardrobe –  Shirt Dress.  I don’t mind adding another one to my wardrobe as they’re  just easy to wear, comfortable and chic!  I love how versatile it is and so perfect for any occasion.  This little darling dress from Kate Spade makes me want to spin around, skip and hop around the neighborhood.  The stripes reminds me of summer and pairing it with my Jack Rogers is just the perfect combo!  The bow is an additional factor and made the dress extra feminine and cute!  I also sealed the outfit with this statement crossbody from Tory Burch which added color and spunk to the entire outfit.  I really love the handmade embroidery details and the craftsmanship of it! Its definitely a win for my wardrobe!

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Target Shade & Shore Swim

OMG!  This has been long overdue and I am just now sharing with you one of my favorite bikini this summer!  So without further ado here it is!

Target Shade & Shore Swim Line

I particularly love this one as it was very supportive and comfortable.  I was able to swim out in the big wide ocean without fear that my stuff are out there for the world to see!  Definitely will buy more of these for next summer when they come back with even more cute design!  I have to admit that looking at these photos make me miss the Darling Husband dearly.  One of the reasons why I haven’t really looked at this is because it just makes me want to go back to just being with him in Dominican Republic where we enjoy plenty of sunshine, drinks and quality time together.

:: Outfit ::

Target:  Shade & Shore Line

Beach Hat: Charming Charlie

Tote:  Forever 21

Sunnies:  Tom Ford Anoushka

Love from Pennsylvania,

Rika

 

 

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Nordstrom’s Anniversary 2017 Picks

The Nordstrom’s Anniversary is well under way and today I am sharing with you some of the goodies my friend Michelle and I picked during our shopping trip!  If you are trying to build your fall wardrobe this is the time to do so as these must have fall items are heavily discounted for a limited time.  The Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale continues until August 6 so if you are thinking of buying a new pair of Hunter boots, a pair of skinny jeans, outerwear and stock up on the beauty exclusives this is the perfect time to snag your size.

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Take a Pink Bow

I’ve seriously slacked off on the blog this month and really its because when the Darling Hubby goes away for a bit I always struggle in finding the rhythm and building up a normal routine again.  I was in such a creative rut that I just didnt feel like having the inspiration and purpose to sit in front of my computer, write and edit photos.  So here I am now finally trying to find a sense of normalcy again and hopefully you are still on the other end reading!

I’m finally sharing the details on this pink bow back dress which I wore when my husband graduated from the Army War College in June!  I honestly feel like June is forever ago!  I paired it with cute ruffle wedge from Tory Burch then since the graduation is outside and I didn’t want to sink when walking on grass.  Although this Bow d’orsay pumps from Valentino is also a dream and pairs with it perfectly!

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To the Maxi

Am I the only one who don’t wear maxi dresses?  I own only one other one which I had to get hemmed since it was too short for my height!  And even if I want to wear it out more often it just doesn’t have the same effect like the other girls I see wearing it.  If you’re a short person like me there are not many maxi dresses that are just the perfect length!  This dress from Saylor fits all of my must have!  Ruffles, off the shoulders, fringes, floral print, perfect length – check, check, check, check and check!  It also moves beautifully on the bottom which makes you feel like you’re floating on cloud nine!  I love that you can definitely dress this down.  I went for a casual look with my Tory Burch Chandler Flats and went to dinner with the Darling Husband feeling comfortable and not under dressed!

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Red, White & Blue

Target did it again y’all!   You wouldn’t believe how much I paid for this cold shoulder dress which is so perfect for any 4th of July get together!  My friend Mel and I just happened to browse the clearance section at our local target and I spotted this dress on the rack.  For a whopping $8 (and some change) I couldn’t pass it up. Unfortunately its still $19 on the Target’s website.  But it wouldn’t hurt to check out your local target to see if they have it marked all the way down.   It practically checked all of  my must have.  The tassel, the cold shoulder, the bell sleeves and of course comfort.

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