Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Black + White, Day to Night

Don't you love when you find a piece that you end up wearing over, and over again?  Usually for me, the item that I end up wearing living in is not always my most stunning piece in my closet but something fashionable yet comfortable.  You know, like those "lived in" jeans that are your faithful friend? 
For me, this striped crop top is a favorite piece for comfort + style because it's flattering and easy to wear.  These buckled wedges are my everyday comfort wedge; I even have them on cognac as well.  I love how simply trading the jean skirt for black skinnies completely switched up the look.  Perfect transition for a fun day in New Haven to a more evening look.  





 Day: Bar II top: Macy's similar here | Jean mini: J.C. Penny | Black laptop tote: Tutilo | Buckled wedges: Famous Footwear
 
Night: Bar II top: Macy's | black high-rise  Topshop skinnies: Nordstrom| sunglasses: Burberry | Buckled wedges: Famous Footwear






Ever After,
Jamie

Monday, June 13, 2016

Think Outside the Dress






    Normally, my go-to summer attire for a semi-formal event is a light-weight sun dress or a maxi dressed up with bold accessories.  When I eyed this Free People linen jumpsuit when I was on vacation in Naples, Florida, I thought to myself it would be a perfect alternative to the predictable sundress. 
    My friend Amanda is getting married this August and we celebrated her bridal shower yesterday and I was happy to finally wear my jumpsuit! You know when you have something in your closet that you just can't wait to wear?  I kept accessories pretty simple with a beautiful bracelet that my friend, who has her own Etsy shop Dirt to Dirt, made me for Mother's Day. Nina's designs are gorgeous one-of-a-kind, and definitely perfect for boho summer style. 

Moonlight Mile jumper: Free People | Shoes: Famous Footwear | Sunglesses: Rue 21 (only $5!) | "Mama" bracelet: Dirt to Dirt | Necklace gifted similar here

Ever After,
Jamie

Friday, June 10, 2016

Primark Opens in Danbury, CT!

   Let me tell you about Primark!  I was lucky enough to go to the exclusive pre-opening blogger event last night and I was super-impressed with the selection of trendy items and basic for such amazing prices.  Flip flops for 90 cents, tops for $5, jeans for $9 and camis for $1.90.  You cannot go wrong with basic items that you need to stock up on.
   Primark's headquarters are in Ireland and the first location in Connecticut opens TODAY at Danbury Fair Mall. I stocked up on sunglasses for $1.50 (I lose them all the time so got a few pairs) and made sure to buy some adorable outfits for Gavin (their kid's selection is so cute!)
 
I also got a chance to shop and connect with other CT bloggers such as these lovely ladies Sandra from the rustic life and Yinka from Yours truly, Yinka.  We had a blast shopping and finding some fun looks for summer!





Ever After,
Jamie