That’s Palm-tastic

Yes, I adore the pineapple print this year, but I must talk about another print that is giving the pineapple print a run for it’s money: The palm print. The palm print has been the surprise hit of the summer. It is just about everywhere. Palm leaves or Palm trees, the print is here to stay! Here are some of my favorites:

  
 1. For Love & Lemons Palm Maxi Dress Urban Outfitters, $189. 2. Halogen Colorful Palm Scarf Nordstrom, $32. 3. Shadow Palm Pullover Anthropologie, $98. 4. Steve Madden Nordstrom, $38. 5. Sam Edelman Nordstrom, $99. 

  
1. Temporary Tattoo Urban Outfitters, $6. 2. Mossimo Target, $15.99. 3. Topshop Nordstrom, $90. 4. Nicole Miller Nordstrom, $97. 5. Vince Camuto Nordstrom, $59.40

The Topshop jumpsuit is my absolute favorite. Now if only I could wear a jumpsuit. Perhaps one day. What do you guys think of the palm print?

Happy Sunday!

Kelli

Pretty in Pineapples

  

 Oops!…I did it again. Clearly, I can’t get enough of pineapples. And I really don’t see any harm in that. The pineapple is definitely the fruit of the summer. It is everywhere. On clothing, accessories, wine glasses, phone cases, beach towels–everywhere and more. I fell in love with pineapples last year. I bought the cutest J. Crew sweater with sweet, little pineapples on it. I was hooked. 

   
 

Pineapples aside, let’s talk about the accessories. I admit, I sometimes forget about the accessories. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. My Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bags are my go-to purses. I buy way too much jewelry, but then forget about it. But I really took acessories into consideration today. I found the adorable bag at Target a few weeks ago. It definitely spoke to me. Gold, a bow, and a crossbody? Get into my life! And the necklace is truly a gem.  I found myself at the Vintage Bliss Market on Saturday. I’ve honestly never been to anything like that. There were so many cute and interesting stands. I was thrilled when I saw a stand for CS Gems. I actually follow them on Instagram, but had not bought any of their pieces before. I am totally sold on them now. I found out that they sell vintage pieces and they also repurpose vintage pieces. So chic.

   
  
  
Top: Anthropologie a few years ago. Shop similar at Anthropologie, $98

Necklace: CS Gems, $30

Skirt: Nordstrom (sold out!). Shop similar at ModCloth, $49

Shoes: Dolce Vita (sold out!). Shop similar at Dolce Vita, $90

Purse: Sam and Libby Target, $31

*Currently listening to: The Lumineers. Alright, Lumineers, it’s been a while since your debut album. I need more. Are you even still together? I guess I’ll google it…

 
Enjoy this sunny Monday. Even if it’s rainy where you’re at, find something beautiful in the day!

Kelli 

OOTD: Leather + Florals

  

Lately, I have had trouble focusing. I feel like I have been running at 100 miles a minute, without slowing down. Part of that “running” was interviewing. Let me give you lovely readers a little run down. I worked in retail for almost ten years. Ten! I worked in retail because I love people, and who are we kidding, I love clothes. With retail comes a crazy schedule. So two years ago, I decided to get my Masters in Human Resources. After that, I went back to retail. Mainly, because I found it difficult to find a job outside of retail. Then, it finally happened. I found a job in HR early this year. It started out great, but then the work slowed down with no sign of it ever picking up. For those of you who don’t know me, I like being busy at work. Not only is it productive, but it makes the day go quicker. After a few months, I realized this job was not a good fit for me. After all, I’m looking for a career. My fabulous coworker was in the same boat as me. So we began the job hunt. She applied for one job in particular, had a phone interview, and decided it wasn’t right for her. But, she gave the recruiter my information. The recruiter was interested in me and three interviews later, I landed the job! Sometimes things fall into place. And you have to just run with it. For those of you wondering, this job is still in HR at a large company here in St. Louis. I’m so excited to start this career. And it truly feels like a career. 

   
 

Alright. Now back to the originally scheduled program: clothes! Part of the charm of St. Louis is the sporadic weather. I use the word “charm” loosely.  One day it could be 80 degrees and sunny and the next day it could snow. I’m actually being serious. So it came as a not-so-shock that I was able to wear a leather jacket in June. It was actually chilly out. And I was happy to wear a bomber with this dress! Please note, the day after this shoot was about 90 degrees.

  
I immediately fell in love with this dress by Milly for DesigNation (Kohl’s). The fit and the print were a big selling point. This dress is made out of the scuba material. Ah, the scuba trend. And odd trend to come out of this past year in my opinion. I don’t mind it though. This dress is so soft and comfortable. What are your thoughts on the scuba trend? Now on to the shoes. I’m not sure if you noticed, but I bought another color in my favorite Dolce Vitas. And they’re fabulous. 

   
 

Dress: Milly for DesigNation Kohl’s, $34

Jacket: Nordstrom (a few years ago…such an amazing steal from their Anniversary sale!) Shop this similar look at Nordstrom, $98

Shoes: Sumner Wedge Dolce Vita, $57.90

  
  
In closing, I am going to start telling you all what I am listening to. I listen to music when I write all of my blogs. I’m such a fan of music and I really don’t get to talk about it on this blog. I love discovering new artists, going to shows and listening to oldies. Today I am currently listening to MisterWives. If you haven’t  heard them, go listen to them now. I love their song “Reflections”. 

I hope everyone is having an awesome week!

Kelli

In the Good Old Summertime

Summer is seriously the best time of year. Pool parties, barbecues, s’mores…ok now I’m getting hungry. But you catch my drift. So many wonderful things to do (and eat) during the summer months. And I can’t forget about that sweet, summertime style. Easy, breezy tops and skirts and adorable strappy sandals, just to name a few of my favorite pieces.



I found this Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren skirt at Macy’s a few weeks ago. I was immediately drawn to the boho style of this skirt. Just about any top under the sun would be perfect with this skirt. I chose an easy, t-shirt by Free People. Here are more tops that would work with this skirt:


Clockwise from top left: Anthropologie, $88; Urban Outfitters, $59; Free People, $108; Free People, $108

It’s always fun to mix and match prints and textures!


This look just wouldn’t be complete without a hat, belt and Sam Edelman sandals, now would it? With the rest of the pieces, you now have the perfect summer outfit. Wear this to a campfire or a night out with friends.


Top: We the Free Fallin Tee Free People, $58

Skirt: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Macy’s, $98

Shoes: Sam Edelman Nordstrom, $59

Hat and Belt: Anthropologie last year

Necklace: Altar’d State


What are your summer favorites??

Kelli

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!

Kelli

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!

Kelli



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!

Kelli

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!

Kelli

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!

Kelli

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. 

🍍🍍🍍

Kelli