Happy Friday lovely girls! Only one more week until I make my big move to Dallas and I’m getting so excited! Having inventoried all of the stuff I have (really just a bunch of clutter and things I don’t need) I made a little list of things that are on my “to buy” list. That “little list” keeps growing though. The sheer amount of things that a girl can accumulate in the name of it being cute is quite surprising!

chic apartments

Number one on my list is a gray or cream-colored tufted headboard. I can’t stand my bed just up against a wall with nothing to pull it together so to speak. A bed should be a space you go to relax and sleep. Frankly, if it isn’t orderly and somewhat dream-like, then sleep simply doesn’t come easily to me. Not sure if that makes me high-maintenance or not but I’m betting that’s what a few people are thinking. What can I say though, I like a pretty space!

The second thing on my list is a great standing mixer! My mom has a white Kitchen Aid mixer and it’s so useful. I’m not much help in the kitchen, but I do like to bake! Funny story though, I have the tendency to forget if I’m baking something and simply let it burn until I remember. I’ve done this with place and bake cookies quite often!

Finally, I’m hoping to get a great, high quality frame for a photo of my boyfriend David and I. Having pictures of family and friends around the house makes a space so much more personal. I found this Kate Spade one at Dillard’s a few weeks ago and have been admiring it ever since.

Comment below with your apartment wish list! 

-Liz


Yay for hump day and the weekend in sight! During the summers I just can’t help but count down the days until the weekend comes. I’m pretty sure that makes me a bad employee but let’s be honest here, I’m not the only one who does this. Summertime is when we get to live for the memories, BBQs, and inevitable country music infatuation we develop for a few months.

One thing I don’t look forward to is the intense heat though. With my move to Dallas coming up, I’ve been looking at the weather trends this time of year and I’m mentally preparing for the intense heat that comes with living in Texas. Being the clever, stylish girl I am, I wanted to find a way to make a simple tee look professional for the office. T shirts are just so much more generous when it comes to keeping you cool than a button up blouse might be. With that being said, here’s my office uniform for the rest of the summer!

t shirt in workplace  Summer office clothes

I think the key to dressing up a plain white tee (pun intended) is to use bold yet professional accessories that draw the eye away from the simplicity of the outfit. This gold braided necklace I’m wearing was a steal from New York & Co for only $4! The necklace is simple and spices up my tee and navy pencil skirt. Would I wear this for an important meeting with an executive? No. But for a regular day sitting in your cubicle picking the day’s Pandora station, I’d say it’s perfectly acceptable.

elegant jewelry

Leave me a comment with your go-to summer office outfit!

-Liz


kate spade beach

Happy Monday beautiful girls! It was a wonderful weekend of simply relaxing and enjoying some down time. The past few weeks, as I’ve mentioned before, have been a bit hectic and they will only get more so in the next month or so. This weekend was perfect for unwinding and spending some quality “me time”. Some “me time” always includes a little Instagrammin’.

I always like to review my most popular posts in the last month to see what people have interacted with the most. Fortunately, the adorable display at the Kate Spade store here in Kansas City was one of the popular ones! I just love the summer line that they had this year. Nothing makes me happier than scenes of palm trees, the beach, and adorable marine life!

diy milk bottles

Another popular post was this iced coffee and gallery wall! More than anything I love this photo because of the adorable glass milk bottle I put my coffee in. The striped straw also adds a little something extra! I found the straw and milk bottle in a set of four for only $3! Home Goods always has something interesting in their store!

summer color blocking

My final popular post was of my coral and blue color blocking outfit. I was surprised at how simple this wear-to-work ensemble was and yet how many people really liked it! Wearing bright, vibrant colors is always fun for me because it breaks up the monotony of my navy blue and striped preppy uniform I seem to wear a little too often.  Working in an office limits you to what you can wear (or get away with). The days of the suit and pantie hose uniform are slipping away in favor of more exciting, stylish outfits. Thank God, right?

Leave me a comment with your favorite photo and a link to a summer-inspired Instagram photo from your account! Follow me on Instagram!

-Liz


cheap shift dress

Hello lovelies! I haven’t been the best blogger in the world lately because I’m in the process of moving. My weekdays are spent at work and my weeknights are spent packing things into boxes and shoving my clothes into space bags. Packing really takes a toll on your body after awhile. If anything, you simply feel exhausted! Today, I wanted to share with you this super cute dress from Banana Republic I found on clearance for $12!

chandelier earrings blue Everyone knows I love a shift dress because they’re easy to wear and good for days when you aren’t feeling, ahem, the thinnest. They look great no matter if it’s a good day or a bad one. This dress caught my attention not just because of the bright orange sticker on it, but also because of the chic triangular cut out near the neck. Classic dresses like this can be made much more “trendy” when they have fun details like a neckline or embellishments!
Another thing I love about this dress is how I can accessorize it with bold jewelry! These earrings were a gift from a friend (I think she found them at Francesca’s) and they are so cute! I normally don’t wear chandelier earrings because they get caught in my hair. Studs are simply more my style! With a simple dress like this though, it’s important to make it a little more exciting with some eye-catching details!

-LIZ 


fourth of july styleHello lovely girls! I thought today I’d share with you a few Fourth of July favorites for this upcoming holiday! June has flown by so quickly and before you know it the iconic American celebration will be here. Plan early! I highlighted 7 adorable, patriotic pieces above and have linked them along with a few others below so be sure to check them out!

As for me and my 4th of July plans, I’ll be hanging out with one of my best friends and her family in Topeka! How fun, right? We rarely get to see each other so I’m really thankful that this summer I’ll get to spend some time with her. Without a doubt this is my favorite holiday to celebrate. It’s the one time of the year where classic American, preppy style is not only worn but celebrated! For one day out of the year my wardrobe is super stylish!

My outfit is still in the making but I will most certainly be wearing my Lilly Pulitzer fireworks skirt. It’s seriously the most festive and fun piece of clothing I own! I don’t think they make it anymore sadly or else I’d buy something similar in that pattern and end up wearing it all summer. Who says 4th of July has to end? Anyway enjoy your Tuesday and drink some coffee for me!


kate spade career girl

Yay it’s Friday! We made it through another week! I feel like some weeks just drag more than others. This was one of those weeks unfortunately. Tuesday was a fun day though because it was my boyfriend, David, and I’s one year anniversary! He took me to a really nice restaurant here in Kansas City and we gorged on steak and some yummy spinach & artichoke dip. We did a wine tasting before hand to feel classy!

As a special present for me, David bought this gorgeous Kate Spade bag! How thoughtful and sweet is he?! I love the style of the handbag as it has gained popularity after Celine released similar (outrageously expensive) ones. My favorite part of it is how professional it looks! Plus, it’s roomy inside for my laptop, paper bag lunch, and all of my little makeup products that I stuff in there.

celine bag lookalike

My boyfriend is also a smart shopper and got the bag at a Kate Spade outlet! I’ve taught him well. Having lived in many different places, I can honestly say the best (read: cheapest) outlets are in Florida and Texas. Some of the best things I’ve found at these outlets were not only sought-after but deeply discounted items. Everyone knows I love a good deal! One year I got my mom not one, but two pairs of Lucky Brand skinny jeans for a total of $49! *Happy dance*

Anyway, this Celine lookalike is so well-made and a beautiful addition to my Kate Spade collection of purses. Don’t worry, I got David a little something for our anniversary too- new Sperrys! His had seen better days. Enjoy your weekend! Get some sun!

-Liz