Ode to Spring

We wander aimlessly down a country lane

Springtime daffodils perfume fills the air

And holding hands with my sweetheart again

As a couple we make an enchanting pair

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Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress (LBD) we all have one in our closet and most of the time its our go to for everything since it has never failed us before.  I know this dress despite being in my closet for 3 years is still so chic!  I am so amazed that this dress has not gone out of style and every year the cut and detail comes back again – and even better!  When I pick a classic piece like an LBD there are certain things I look for:

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Winter Casual Date Night

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I wanted to kick off my return to the blogosphere with a winter casual date night outfit.  If you’re like me getting all cute and pretty when it’s cold outside just feels like a chore!  I practically live in my yoga gear and heavy coat all winter and hibernate most days.  This year I am also going to be dateless but planning on spending Galentine with my friend Cindy!  I know a pair of good skinny jeans which were on major sale for less than $20 at target and heels will be my go to.  Then top it off with a smart top and a good structured blazer and you are all set!

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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.

White jeans

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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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