On My Radar

Hey strangers, it’s been a while. 

I feel I should probably give some explanation as to my absence on the blog. This blog stuff is a lot of work. Props to all those gals who do this full time, jeez! Between planning, writing, taking photos and brainstorming future posts I was getting a little overwhelmed. I was trying to stick to a steady schedule of posting because by the standards of the practice, that’s what you do. But I found myself posting just to post and writing just to write, therefore losing inspiration and the reason behind starting this blog in the first place. To become inspired and (hopefully) inspire others.

So I’m back, or for now at least. Now back to your regular scheduled programming… here’s what’s been on my radar lately!

Away Travel

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Jean Dream

I’ve gone way too long without proper jean shorts. Before purchasing these recently, I only owned one pair of plain old cuffed denim shorts, and they were American Eagle. I felt like a tween in them. So I went out and bought myself a pair of ‘adult denim shorts’ (from J.Crew of course) and I’m obsessed. These are so comfortable, I’ll be living in them on the weekends.

Here I paired them with an embroidered J.Crew tunic and embellished sandals topped off with a nude cross body and field jacket. I’m realizing now this entire outfit is J.Crew, **insert monkey with hands over eyes emoji** I have a problem. Anyway, I wore this outfit recently for a Saturday exploring the local Farmers Market. I picked up some local gouda cheese (literally amazing), and some sunflowers while snacking on some roasted corn. A successful Saturday if I do say so myself.

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Top [J.Crew old, similar herehere and here] // Shorts [J.Crew] // Bag [J.Crew old, similar here] // Shoes [J.Crew Factory] // Jacket [J.Crew]

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On My Radar

Hola amigos! (Look Mom, 14 years of Spanish classes paying off!)

There’s two on my radar posts up this week (the first was posted a little late – oops!), so double dose of pop culture and a few of my favorite things. Anyway, the three day weekend is finally here! I have no big plans unfortunately, but I’ll probably dig into a new book, try to catch some fireworks downtown and lay by the pool (but wish I was on a beach instead). Here’s a few things that caught my eye this week.

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A little snap of a hike my dad and I did last weekend when he visited. How beautiful is this view?! Even with the clouds it’s amazing.

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Printed Pants

Haaay friends, who’s excited about a three day weekend?! We’re so so close!

So, I recently stumbled upon these pants online while browsing a sale J.Crew was having and I was smitten. I walked into the store the next day to try them on, just to try them on. I was secretly hoping I wouldn’t love them as much on, but of course as soon as they were on my legs I refused to take them off. Justifying the purchase with the 30% sale that was currently going on I walked out of the store with them in hand [read: in bag] and that was the end of that. But they really were a great purchase. They’re so comfy, machine washable and such a fun print, I’ve worn them so many times already I couldn’t imagine not having bought them.

These pants are especially great for chilly days in the office when the AC is cranked and I’m shivering at my desk. But they’re also light and airy enough that they’re totally bearable in the serious heat outside too. But they’re comfy enough to lounge around in at home too. Super transitional, which is a must for my wardrobe. Here I styled them with a light chambray shirt and embellished sandals, perfect for inside of a chilly office. What do ya think?!

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Top [J.Crew] // Pants [J.Crew] // Tote [Tory Burch] // Shoes [J.Crew Factory]

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On My Radar

Hello lovelies!

I’m exhausted! This weekend my Dad came to visit me in North Carolina! I love when family and friends visit because I can show them my favorite places to eat and my favorite things to do. And we had a jam-packed weekend, to say the least. We went on a hike, perused the local Farmer’s Market, went to a baseball game and had the best meals ever (still thinking about the heavenly ahi tuna I had Friday night). Anyway here’s what’s been on my radar this week…

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Check out these gorgeous pink hydrangeas (my favorite) that we stumbled upon while exploring a local arboretum. So so pretty!

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Monday Mules

I’ve been wanting a pair of Mules for a while now. My favorite thing about them is that they can be so effortlessly styled from day to night. They’re the perfect sandal for work-still conservative but peep toe so you can show off your latest pedicure. (New graduates: take note, you need these in your new work wardrobe.) But they’re funky (LOL) enough to pair with distressed jeans and a casual tee for a cool weekend look. I’ve been holding out because I haven’t found a pair I love, until I stumbled upon these J.Crew Factory ones. They’re originally $138, but on sale for $69 right now. With a deal like that, I couldn’t say no. Plus I’ve never been disappointed by a pair of shoes from J.Crew Factory.

Here I paired the shoes with a simple navy Madewell A-line dress and a cheetah print clutch. This is an outfit that can totally go from a day at the office to drinks after work. Just throw the clutch in your tote stocked with lipstick and face powder and you’re ready to go. I wear this dress to work all the time because it’s super easy to throw on and go, and with a touch of lipstick and a statement bag, it works for the wine bar after work as well!

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Dress [Madewell similar here] // Shoes [J.Crew Factory]// Bag [J.Crew – old, similar here]

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Weekend Wedges

So I’ve been on the hunt for the past few months for the perfect espadrille wedge. I’m not sure what my recent obsession with shoes are but there are just so many fun options this season, I can’t help myself.

Obviously these Chloe wedges have been everywhere, and they’re beautiful…but I’m not about to spend $700 on a pair of shoes. So I’ve been on the lookout for a similar style with a not-so-similar price. Marc Fisher has made a few shoes with a very similar style, so I went with these. They’re SO comfortable, so I won’t be taking them off. I plan to wear them with cuffed jeans and fun tops, springy dresses and shorts all summer long.

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On My Radar

Happy Fri-Yay!

This week seemed so long compared to last and I’m so glad it’s finally Friday. I decided to try out Pure Barre for a month so I’ve been going everyday after work this week and I am loving it! I’ve been taking classes with a co-worker and it’s always nice to have a friend beside you especially to exchange glances with when we have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Anyway here’s what’s been on my radar this week.

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Pink Palm Leaves

Happy Wednesday pretties!

In search of a dress for a recent wedding I stumbled upon this TopShop palm leaf number. I didn’t end up wearing it for the wedding but I couldn’t stand to return it because I think it’ll be the perfect dress for summer. And I love it even more on! The palm print is my favorite part of this dress, it’s such a fun pattern for summer and I’ve been looking for a palm piece for a while now. This frock can be dressed up with heels and jewelry, or dressed down with sandals and a jean jacket and I’ll totally be taking advantage of its transitional style all summer long.

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Dress [TopShop] // Shoes [Steve Madden] // Jean Jacket [J.Crew] // Bag [J.Crew – old, similar here]

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