Falling in Love with Shoes

Well with Fall here I can honestly say I am falling in love with shoes.  I just talked about my new boots from madewell, the otis boot on the blog the other day, but these new smoking loafers from Nordstrom have also found their way into my closet.

These Franco Sarto "Freeze" Smoking Loafers in Taupe are great for fall.  And they are the softest shoes!  You can pair them with just about anything and they come in a variety of colors. 

I don't know where time is going!  It is time for pumpkins, leaves on the ground, and my least favorite, it getting dark earlier.

But I am ready for all the fun fall stuff.  I hope you are too!


Welcome To My Closet Otis

Welcome to my closet Madewell Otis boots!  These boots are the best ankle boot around.  My first fall purchase and of course it was from one of my favorite spots, Madewell.

Can we talk about how great of a color these are?  They come in soft mahogany, what I decided to get, and true black.  I honestly believe you can't go wrong with either one!

Bonus, The Otis Boot is on SALE!  Regularly 218 now 189.50.

I hate to say it but fall seems to be right around the corner.  
Have you purchased anything for fall yet?


A Day at the Fair Marks the End of Summer

Nothing screams the end of summer quite like the arrival of the Maryland State Fair to the Timonium Fairgrounds.

But where else can you experience horse racing, pig racing, concerts, rides, games, and fried Berger Cookies.  Yum!

You can see this ferris wheel from down the street.

 We had to try these fried Berger Cookies and oh my gosh, they were sooo good!

And no trip to the fair is complete without a funnel cake!

We had such a great time.

Oh yea, how could I forget the cows!

Hope everyone had a nice long weekend.  Was your weekend full of the beach or just a relaxing bar-b-q?


Currently Loving: Julie Vos

I have a new found love.  Julie Vos jewelry is perfection.  The semi-precious stones are vivid in color and fun.  Her pieces are classic yet fun.  

I first fell in love with the Nicolette Bangle.  How can you not?

These great bracelets are so great to wear all together or add to others.  I love them.

They are available in pearl, orange coral, turquoise, aqua chalcedony, labradorite, and black onyx. And to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of them.  In my option, you need them all!

After loving these bracelets, I saw the Avalon Pendant.

The Avalon Pendant comes in a variety of colors, turquoise, lapis, moonstone, orange coral, aqua chalcedony, black onyx, and labradorite.

I have my eye on a few other pieces.  Some great earrings and another necklace are on my list.  Check out her great website.

Hope you all are enjoying the last week of August!  Schools are starting and September is right around the corner.  My vacation in September is booked.  Yes, I will be chasing summer as long as I can.


Loving Lilly

Don't miss out on your chance to buy some great Lilly Pulitzer and bonus, it's on SALE!  The sale is on through Wednesday until midnight!

Here are some of my favorites.

Have fun shopping!

Have you already purchased something great?  I know I have already placed my order yesterday and I can't wait for it to get here!

Hurry because...

"Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style"


Freshman Year

It is that time of year again, school time.  Where did summer go?
 I wanted to talk about college, mostly freshman year.  It is the biggest event that takes place after high school.  It is a time that you are away from home, away from parents, away from what you have always known, and finally all on your own.  Ahhh!  To me, this was scary!  I went 8 hours away from home and didn't know anyone.  Talk about end of the world!  (It wasn't.  It was just different)
Freshman year can be full of new and fascinating things.  But you seem to stand out as a freshman.

People know you are a freshman when:

- You carry a map of campus with your class schedule everywhere you go.  Come on, please just use your phone, it's a smart phone remember?

- Orientation is your first opportunity to meet friends.

- You are stuck with the 8 am classes and you leave extra early in case you go to the room or worse the wrong building!

- Your roommate becomes your "Best" friend.  It is a little forced at times.

- You wear your high school sweatshirt around campus. No one cares you played a sport senior year.

- You wear your ID card on a lanyard.  Just stop.

- You have to ask for your door to be unlocked because, well you forgot your key. (Time to be responsible)

- You become "that" girl or guy at the party, come on handle yourself! It is not ok.

We have all been there.  I remember my freshman year like it was yesterday.  I didn't know anyone and I never even went to sleep away camp when I was little.  College was a shock for me.  At first I wanted to go home, but in the end everything worked out fine.  I met great friends that I still have to this day and now I miss my time spent at college.  I would even do freshman year again.  

So if you are new and starting as a freshman, don't be scared.  Remember everyone is in the same boat.  You are all looking for friends, wondering where to go, what to do on weekends, and just trying to make it through freshman year.

I wish you all luck in the new school year!  These are some of the best years of your life, cherish them.


Laugh Lots

This Berry "Laugh Lots" bracelet from Nordstrom has been a new favorite of mine lately.
It is available in both Gold and Silver

It is a simple piece to add to a bunch of bracelets or wear alone.  This bracelet is a nice reminder that everyday you should have a laugh and not to take things so seriously.  We all need a good laugh sometimes, do we not?  I know I need a good laugh every now and then.

Hope you all have had a great Wednesday.  Glad to see the middle of the week again.  I am looking forward to this weekend.  I have dinner plans with some great friends on Friday and Saturday!

Don't forget to laugh!


Welcome Home Pineapple

Pineapples are all around these days, and to be honest I love it! I recently joined the website Joss and Main, best and worst thing for me. 
Best because they have such great stuff, worst because I feel like I need everything on the site I like.
Well, the other day I came across something that I had to have.  I mean HAD to have.

This pineapple had to be in my home.  I really didn't think I could pass it up and it was such a great price.  I couldn't say no.  And plus, white goes with everything.  So with that thought in mind this little gem ended up in my cart online and then my home.  I love it! I think it will look so cute by the front door.

Here are some other Pineapple items that I am loving.


Is That Weird?

I was reading an article about Chipotle and how much everyone loves it and thought to myself, I have never been there.  
Is that weird?

I then started to think of all the other "weird" things.

-I have never left the country. (I don't even have a passport)
-I have never had a pet other than fish.
-I have a photographic memory and remember random, sometimes useless information.
-I never went to sleep away camp when I was younger. (College was a shock)
-I talk to my parents more than once a day. (Now, I didn't think this is weird and still don't, but my mom was saying something to another woman about talking to me and she said she would talk to her daughter about once a month! What? That's WEIRD)
-I used to sell used video games!- Weird, I know.  I wasn't really selling, but I was in contact with companies that we supplied games to.  I was helping and I loved the people I worked with, it was actually fun.
-I HATE to pump gas.
-I still love school supplies and buy them even though I have been out of school for four years.
-It is weird that it is August!

Hope you all had a great Friday Eve!  I am so excited I am heading to dinner tomorrow with good friend and blogger of mine now that she is finished with the bar exam.  She is finally back in the real world and her head is out of the books.


Need a Break?

Have you ever needed a break in the middle of the work day?  I mean sometimes it is a long day and when 12 o'clock comes around I need to get out.  It is nice to have that time to run some errands or to just recollect for the remainder of the day.

I took a nice break during lunch last week.  The other day turned into a picnic lunch.  It was so refreshing to just get outside and enjoy the day.  To feel a little sun and relax is just what I needed. 

It is important to take time out of your day to just relax and enjoy.  I loved that lunch break and I hope to get some more picnics in before the summer weather turns to fall. 

What do you do to relax during the day?
Do you feel like getting away during your break?

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Happy Birthday MTS!   



Old Ann Taylor Top
Mom Made Bracelets, Thanks mom!
and of course my Kate Spade Watch

I love a classic striped top and this black and white one is at the top of my list.  The three quarter sleeves are great for day or night.

I still love striped tops; here are some of my current favorites.

Hope the week is going well.  Almost time for the weekend again!  I can't believe August is almost here.  Where is the summer going?
Have a good night!


Pillows of Summer


Pottery Barn Starfish Pillow- Old
Flip Flop Pillow
(I just looked at this website (Seaside Inspired) so many cute things!)

Decorative pillows are great for any room.  I have loved these great sayings to brighten up my beach living room. 

Pottery Barn has some of the best things for the home.  I am addicted to their catalog and website.  Right now, I don't "need" furniture or any of their great items, but I couldn't pass up on these stripe pillows.  Some of the colors are on sale!
All of these pillows paired so well with my green couch.

Tomorrow is Friday!  I hope you all have something to look forward to.  I am trying to get in a trip to the mall with my mom and hopefully some pool time.


Lightweight Love

I have a J.Crew problem, every time I walk in the store (either store or factory store) I leave with a bag in hand.  Are any of you the same way?

Pairing this new hoodie sweater from J.Crew Factory with white shorts has been great lately with the little cooler nights we were having.  It is perfect for the weekends and running errands.  I just love wearing shorts with long sleeve items and this sweater's colors of tan and white go together so well for summer.

I am loving the weight of it and so glad I grabbed it when I was in the store.  By the way, the perfect fit tank is the best tank ever!  It is great for under tunics and other tops.
Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!