The $28 Jumpsuit You Need Now

Outfit: MSK Jumpsuit via Amazon ($28!) | Baublebar Malibu necklace | Michael Kors crossbody | Prada sunnies

I’ve been so obsessed with these jumpsuits lately! AtΒ  first glance, they look just like maxi dresses, but are actually asymmetrical jumpsuits so lightweight, that I can stand them in the Florida heat in the middle of summer. That’s quite the accomplishment. To make matters even better, today I wore it to work. I added a simple green military jacket and switched out the caged heel sandals for black espadrilles. I kept the necklace though, because of course I need that pop of color!

If you’re into jumpsuits like me this summer, you’d best jump on Amazon because there are tons by MSK from $20-$39 (all this style, different colors and prints). I already have a palm print one and a blue bandana printed one on the way!

So if you’ve been following, you’ve noticed that I haven’t really been blogging since last fall consistently and there’s a reason for that. Not to get too personal, but I’ve been going through an incredibly difficult time. I am suffering through depression and panic disorder and have been since August of last year. Fortunately with the support of my family, friends, and a great doctor I am finally on the up and up. I feel better than I have in a long time but I’m still trying to recover fully. I’m so thankful that I am finally out of the really dark place.

Either way, I want to share with you that this shoot coming back was difficult for me. It’s the first time I’ve “gotten back on the horse” in months and as you probably notice, I am considerably heavier. One of the not so pleasant side effects (I mean other than sleeplessness, fatigue, heart palpitations, etc.) would be drug-induced weight gain. Joy. I hate being on medications and adjusting to side effects. I’ve since weaned off of two and am working on the rest. If I’m being completely transparent, I’ve gained 45 pounds since the beginning of the year. This has caused joint pain, worsened my fatigue and insomnia, and has caused several anxiety attacks. If any of you have any advice on how to deal with drug-induced weight gain and fatigue, please let me know.

5 Trends to Try this Spring

 

Spring is upon us! Well, at least for those of us living down south. To my northern friends: hang in there, sunshine will come soon! One of my favorite fashion seasons would have to be spring–between all the bright colors and prints, it’s my dream come true. I’ve been scouring the internet lately trying to figure out my purchase line-up for spring and so far, here’s what I got:

Bright, printed dresses

Who doesn’t love sporting a dress when it’s starting to heat up outside? Minimal sweat, endless ways to accessorize, and such a time saver! This season’s dresses I’m finding are mostly maxi styles and have gorgeous colors and prints. Win-win. Here’s the one I’m ordering this week: Nanette Lepore Playa Nayarit Midi Dress

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Delicate gold jewelry

Surprisingly enough, I’ve been giving my statement pieces a bit of a rest lately in favor of delicate gold jewelry. I just can’t get enough. I love their layering potential and how they seem to dress up any outfit. The piece I’ve been wearing every day that looks like it costs a fortune (but doesn’t!): Shashi Warrior Pendant Necklace

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Woven bags

I feel like these have been in for a couple years now but this year’s batch seems more creative in their shapes and prints. I love that you can find this trend at any price point. The one I ordered: Soeur Du Maroc Tassel Crossbody Bag

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High top sneakers

I’ve never really been a “sneaker girl” but I’m honestly hooked up high tops this season. I find myself browsing for them day and night and they’re quickly becoming a collection piece for me! I’m wearing these all the time: FILA F-13 Sneakers

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High waist trousers

Okay, maybe I’m cheating because I’m a huge fan of this being a widespread trend because it’s a silhouette that’s always looked good on my body type. Plus, they’re super comfy. Boo yeah.

Over wearing these right now: BB Dakota Jack by BB Dakota Kayley Pants

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Let’s not forget about my favorite sale!

Sale ends April 14th at 11:59pm PST. Take advantage because this is a huge deal!

Floral Fit and Flare Dress: 2 Ways

old navy fit and flare dress 2 ways

Hi guys! I’m back and so happy to be here! I’ve been getting super into dresses lately (blame it on the hubs) and recently found this fit and flare dress from Old Navy!

The other day, I asked Nate what his favorite outfit on me was and he said “those sundresses that kind of go in and then back out at the bottom and are shorter”. I knew he was talking about the fit and flare style–I have a bunch of them. They do tend to be the most flattering style on a pear shape like mine. Not to mention how free-flowing and comfy they are.

Dresses like this one have so many colors that it’s easy to style. I’ve always been a fan of collecting accessories in several colors so that I can mix and match them to complement any outfit and bring out some of its flair.

For the day look, I added a cropped denim jacket (I’ve had this thing forever — it was $2 at a garage sale!) and some fun grass green flats. Add my “Christmas tree” earrings and I was set for a lunch out with Nate in Celebration this past weekend!

old navy fit and flare dress 2 ways

Keeping with the “pop of color” notion, I switched out the green flats in favor of these bright suede mustard heels and some matching earrings I just got from Baublebar. Add one leather jacket and agate necklace for some extra edge and I was ready for a more “going out on the town” look.

Also–HUGE SALE ALERT AT MY FAVORITE STORE (WELL, WEBSITE!):

Sale details:

  • Start – Tuesday, February 27th 2018 @ 7:00 AM EST

  • End – Saturday, March 3rd 2018 @ 11:59 PM EST

  • Customers will qualify for the following tiers based on their order total:

    • 15% off orders of $200+

    • 20% off orders of $500+

    • 25% off orders of $800+

  • Must use Code: GOBIG18 at checkout

  • Brand exclusions apply. Terms & conditions are the same for both Shopbop and East Dane

Happy to be back and Happy Monday to everyone! Enjoy your week πŸ™‚

Outfit: Dress via Old Navy | Heels via Aldo |Flats via H&M | All Saints Leather Jacket | Thrifted jean jacket [similar] | Green earrings | Mustard earrings

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