Lobster with a Side of Stripes

Let me first start out by letting you know that I have actually never had lobster. But apparently, I enjoy wearing a lobster on my shirt. I’m probably missing out. I think an east coast road trip is in order for me. Or the other alternative, Red Lobster. 

I am a sucker for stripes and when I saw this skirt from Anthropologie, I knew it belonged in my wardrobe. But the question remained…what top would I pair with this skirt? And then, like a sign from above, I found this shirt while passing a Brooks Brothers store. I can’t say I’ve ever shopped at Brooks Brothers before. I usually associate it with middle aged preppy people. And there is nothing wrong with that. It’s just not my particular style. But what a gem I found in this lobster shirt. 

I stumbled upon this cute lighthouse in Grafton, Illinois a few weeks ago. It seemed appropriate given the nautical outfit of choice. Even though it was a little cloudy, it was a beautiful evening. 

The options are literally endless when it comes to this skirt. It can easily be worn casually, dressed-up, or even office-chic. It’s also a piece that is always in season. Once the cold months hit, throw on some tights, and you’re good to go. How would you style this skirt?

Top: Brooks Brothers, $68

Skirt: High Seas Skirt Anthropologie, $128

Shoes: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $71.96 (now 40% off!!)

I think I may need to wear this on Memorial Day. And speaking of, I hope everyone enjoys their Holiday Weekend!


OOTD: Anthropologie Pleated Plaid Dress

Nothing makes me happier than a good fit-and-flare dress, flowers, and sunshine. It’s the little things in life. I wear dresses often, but with the St. Louis summer coming up, I will be in a dress everyday. Well, almost everyday. For those of you who aren’t aware of the summers here in St. Louis, they are very hot and muggy. Aka, dress weather. 

This dress puts a huge smile on my face. It’s fit-and-flare, plaid, and it has beading. What more can you ask for? I love the mix of preppy and tribal. Preppy with the plaid and and tribal with the beading on the top. And it was on sale at Anthropologie. Yahtzee!

I “topped” off this look with a floppy hat. There is just nothing more summer than a floppy hat. 

(Shout out to my mom in my sunglasses!)

Dress: Anthropologie, $129

Hat: Anthropologie last year 

Sunglasses: Gucci

Shoes: Sam Edelman Nordstrom, $99.90

Spring and summer make me so happy!


OOTD: Abercrombie & Fitch Lace Overlay Midi Dress

Surprise, surprise, I found another white lace dress to add to my collection that never stops growing. And you know what? I love it. Obsessed. Length, sleeves, cut. This dress has all of my favorite things in one. 

Normally I’d pair my favorite new Dolce Vita booties with this, but I opted for a more casual flat. The Galina by Sam Edelman is a staple in my shoe collection every year. They are the most reliable sandles I’ve ever had. And they’re fabulous. 

I finished the look by adding a fringe bag. I think it adds an easy, fresh look to the dress. 

Dress: Abercrombie, $88

Shoes: Sam Edelman Nordstrom, $99.90

Bag: Nordstrom, $32

Honestly, do I have a problem with white lace dresses?? Oh, who cares! They make me happy. And they’re kind of my signature. 

Happy Tuesday!


Fiesta, Fiesta

Happy Cinco de Mayo! For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, that translates to May 5th. And I happened to find a fiesta-ready outfit. 

Throw in a ruffle off-the-shoulder top and a floral midi skirt and you have the perfect Cinco outfit. The skirt is from the new Milly for DesigNation collection at Kohl’s. And it is seriously amazing. The fit. The colors. The material. It’s just perfect. This skirt is a rather impressive quality from Kohl’s. I approve of this collection. 

After I fell in love with this skirt, I needed the perfect top. Sure, I could of gone for a button down or basic tee, but I needed something special. I stumbled upon this amazing peasant blouse from Abercrombie. I’ve been finding some hidden gems at A&F lately. Who knew? And do I even need to mention the shoes? Come on now, you know I’m rocking my favorite new wedge booties. Can’t get enough!

Top: Off the Shoulder Peasant Top Abercrombie & Fitch, $48

Skirt: MILLY for DesigNation Floral Pleated Midi Skirt Kohl’s, $42

Shoes: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119.95

Now, go grab a margarita and celebrate Cinco!


Full Bloom

Sometimes, all you need in life is a good floral print. Paired with an adorable coral skirt, of course. Throw in some wedge booties and mirrored aviators and you’ve got yourself the perfect spring outfit. 

I am no stranger to a good floral print. I truly believe that you can never have enough floral in your life. And why should one deprive themselves of floral? The more, the merrier. 

Honestly. I think this LC Lauren Conrad blouse and Nordstrom skirt were made for each other. How lovely that out of all of the clothes in the world, these pretty pieces found each other. 

Top: LC Lauren Conrad Kohl’s, $32

Skirt: Chelsea28 Nordstrom, $46.80

Belt: Anthropologie (last year)

Shoes: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119.95

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Nordstrom, $150

Bracelets: Nordstrom, $12 and Charming Charlie, $10

Watch: Michael Kors Nordstrom, $275

It was such a beautiful spring day yesterday. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!


Pineapple Paradise

If I could live in a pineapple, I would. Actually that sounds familiar…(“who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”). But seriously, I would. In the past year or so, I’ve been obsessed with pineapples. From sweaters, to skirts, to wine tumblers, pineapples seem to be everywhere. And I love it. Here are some of my favorites:

Clockwise from top left: Brahmin Nordstrom, $375; Bing Bang Lord and Taylor, $48; Piece Goods Nordstrom, $48; LA Regale Lord and Taylor, $68; ModCloth, $29

Clockwise from top left: Forever 21, $3.90; Thank you cards Anthropologie, $18; Pineapple mug Urban Outfitters, $12; ModCloth, $79; Wine tumbler Francesca’s, $14

There are so many pineapples everywhere! It’s fun to find cute, interesting clothes, home good and more with the pineapple trend. 



OOTD: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Shirttail-Hem Maxi Dress

Some days call for simplicity. And this LC Lauren Conrad was the perfect recipe for just that. Simple, elegant, and chic. 

I love a good “kicking around” dress. Yes, there is such a thing as a kicking around dress. These type of dresses are effortless and can be worn anywhere at anytime of day. “Where can these dresses be worn,” you ask. That’s easy! A park, brunch, cocktails, shopping–anywhere! Throw on some heels and you’ve dressed this look up. Wear sandals for a more casual look. 

I adore the LC Lauren Conrad collection from Kohls. She always delivers a feminine collection with girly prints, colors and silhouettes. I particularly love her maxi dresses. They are always the perfect fit. I love her fit and flare dresses, but alas, they are always way too short. Lauren, if you’re reading this, those fit and flare dresses could use an extra few inches. Then they would be perfect. And honestly, I’d probably buy every single one of them. 

Dress: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Shirttail-Hem Maxi Dress Kohls, $39.99

Shoes: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119.95

What’s your favorite kicking around dress?

Happy Sunday!


Pretty in Pink (and Chambray)

Some days, all you need are a few basics. Chambray shirt? Check. A-line skirt? Check. Wedges and belt? Check, check. These are all versital items that can be worn together or worn with other things. It’s all about how you put them together. 

First, let’s talk about the classic chambray shirt. Don’t you just love the fact that about 5 years ago, most people wouldn’t be caught dead in a chambray shirt (aka denim shirt). When worn with jeans, it was considered the “red neck tuxedo”. Cut to today. People wear denim on denim everyday. And they look so chic. Nowadays, the chambray shirt comes in various shades, colors and washes. And jeans also now come in different shades, colors, washes, patterns, etc. so it is truly an endless combination. 

But who doesn’t love a chambray shirt tucked into an adorable fit and flare skirt? It’s a great everyday look that is easy to wear and looks effortless. And Im pretty in love with this bright pink skirt from Nordstrom. This skirt is truly easy and breezy. 

Shirt: Old Navy, $24.94

Skirt: Halogen Eyelet Pleat Front Skirt Nordstrom, $79

Belt: Anthropologie, last year

Wedges: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119.95

Happy Friday to everyone!


Floral Frock: Maggy London Floral Print Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Flowers are blooming all around! On trees and on dresses. This dress by Maggy London has spring written all over it. Purple tones of flowers, midi length, and the double straps–this is the most perfect spring dress. I know what you’re thinking: “Kelli thinks that every floral dress is the most perfect spring dress.” What can I say? I’m a sucker for a floral dress. 

I love how ultra feminine this dress is. What girl doesn’t love twirling around in dress? I am truly lucky that I am a girl. There is just nothing better! As girls, we get to play dress up everyday of our lives. 

Cute dress aside, I must talk about the amazing locations that I stumble upon for my blog shoots. There are so many interesting places around St. Louis. And right next to St. Louis is Alton, Illinois. Alton is known as one of the most haunted towns. Yikes! But it is seriously so pretty and interesting. There is something different and unique with every turn you make. 

There are so many ways to wear this dress. Today, I paired it with my favorite new pair of wedge booties. I wanted to keep it simple and let the dress shine. It was a tad chilly, so I threw a cream blazer over the dress. This dress can be worn with a cute pair of white peep-toe pumps or can be casual with a fitted chambray shirt over it. 

Dress: Maggy London Nordstrom, $148

Blazer: Kensie Evereve, $69.99

Wedges: Dolce Vita Nordstrom, $119

Happy Spring!!


Tuesday Shoeday: Dolce Vita Sumner Peep Toe Wedge Bootie

If there was ever the most perfect spring/summer shoe, it would be this wedge bootie by Dolce Vita. It was truly love at first sight the moment I saw these booties at Nordstrom. Everything about this pair of shoes is perfection, from the peep toe, to the wedge, to the interwoven straps. 

The Sumner Peep Toe Wedge Booties look good with practically everything. Dresses? Yep. Skirts? Obviously. Jeans? Of course. As stated before, it is literally the perfect shoe. 

Shoes: DV Dolce Vita ‘Sumner’ Peep Toe Wedge Bootie Nordstrom, $119.95

Jeans: AG Nordstrom, $178

These come in black. I think I need them. Actually, I know I need them. 

Happy Tuesday!