October 2015 archive

Fall Poncho Style

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

@OldNavy poncho easy fall style #oldnavystyle

Statement necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

Fall fashion calls for lots and lots of layering! This season, Old Navy has blessed us again with a gorgeous rendition of a fall staple…the poncho!

The gorgeous autumn piece comes in a variety of colors and prints–my favorite being the black and white windowpane! I paired mine with a simple white crop top and statement necklace for my day look. This particular statement necklace is my new fave because it can dress up something as simple as a plain tee! With a print like this, you don’t need too much else or the print will be lost among the extras.

For my night look, I went with a leopard belt to play with print mixing and a felt wide-brimmed hat for fall layering perfect for chilly nights!

I plan to wear this look with booties for my trip up north during Thanksgiving. Right now, caged sandals and crop tops are making for the perfect transition for Florida’s summer wear to fall. Nights can get a little breezy, so I love that the poncho is open with the option to belt for extra warmth.

What would you wear this with?


Suede Skirt & Le Macaron







suede button down skirt


suede button down skirt

suede button down skirt

Outfit: Rebecca Minkoff Lexi bucket bag via Shopbop | Suede skirt via Abercrombie & Fitch | Necklace c/o LydellNyc | Franco Sarto wedges

Fall calls for suede and neutral colors! This button down faux suede skirt from Abercrombie & Fitch is one of my favorite new additions to my fall wardrobe. I can honestly say that I’m impressed from the turnaround A&F has been making. In addition to selling previously forbidden colors (i.e. black) they have expanded into more bohemian types of clothing and prints. I feel as if they are going to get a wider audience by doing so.

I, for one, was against the company (even after having worked for them) simply due to the message they were sending. Now with Jeffries out of the picture, it seems as if they are much more appreciative of their clients and more open to trends and wider varieties of styles. After purchasing this skirt (which, by the way, was way cheaper than it would’ve been a couple of years ago), I received a 20% coupon in my inbox marked with a message “thank you so much, we hope you stop by again and here’s a special deal on us”. Color me impressed.

Playing on pale colors which were originally reserved for springtime, pink is a nice and unexpected pairing with this season’s neutrals.

To complement the pale hue, I paired a statement necklace in a darker pink with turquoise accents. Check out Lydell NYC if you get a chance–their incredibly unique and stylish jewelry doesn’t disappoint.

This weekend I had brunch with my girl Crystal from Crissy’s Corner. It was so nice to see her after she moved to Tampa! We hardly get to see each other anymore but there’s big plans in the works for events to come 🙂

After brunch at the Celebration Town Tavern (a favorite of mine), we proceeded to check out the rest of the town because her and her boyfriend had never been there. Lo and behold a macaron shop that I’ve been waiting to visit, finally had opened! I was so excited that we got to stop inside. I tried a few different flavors including basil vanilla, salted caramel, and coconut. Absolutely delicious! Check them out here.

While we were out, we were also able to stop and grab Mis Henna Benna (our adorable pup) a couple treats for her birthday! She is 6 as of yesterday 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your week!


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10 Struggles of Pinterest Addicts


Hi. My name is Missy and I’m addicted to Pinterest. Like 100 million other users worldwide (47 million being from the U.S.), I have found the site captivating; often acting as an escape from the drone of the other popular social media outlets present on the internet.

I don’t know about you, but I’m personally quite sick of seeing mundane status updates including but not limited to political ramblings, “Dear so-and-so,” letters to random people who will never see them, and purposely vague status updates that scream “please ask me what this is about so I can get attention”.

So in an effort to escape all of this faux reality, I find myself gravitating toward something a little less over-stimulating. My life already is chuck-full of overstimulation from lessons, to the blog, to dealing with 150 teenagers, to studying, to planning a wedding–taking a break from linguistics offers me some much-needed peace of mind in a day filled with contant chaos.

When I’m not immediately changing into yoga pants and crawling into bed to watch True Blood reruns with a bag of popcorn post-work hours, you can find me browsing pictures either on one of two mediums: Instagram or Pinterest.

Coming from someone who orders adult coloring books (seriously– look into this), it may sound juvenile, but no matter what age you are you can’t deny how therapeutic it is to just chill and look at interesting and thought-provoking pictures without having any words to complicate things.

It’s not hard to see why Pinterest’s popularity grew over 860% over the course of its first six months; it’s undeniably addictive.

So when you get home, you’ve had a tough day and you just wanna pin for a while to decompress…I feel ya ladies…and at some point we’ve all done one of these when we see the following:

Why do they have to mess with our chi?!

  1. When basic Polyvore sets/outfits are constantly popping up on your feed. Like who doesn’t know how to pair a pair of tan Ugg boots with jeans and a sweater? I don’t need help picking out an outfit to get gas in, but thank you anyway.
  2. That person who pins the same thing over and over.
  3. Judgemental captions. Yes, we get that you may not wear “that belt with it” or maybe you’re thinking “God, I would never wear those shoes!” but do you really need to state this in the caption?
  4. When others tag friends on photos you’ve pinned to your boards with odd comments.
  5. Those “OMG I’m gunna love this site” pins that are basically just BS links to turnip truck websites pushing fake Nike & Michael Kors products for “$49.99”.
  6. When Pinterest “suggests” pins for you that are totally off base from your interests. No, I’m not interested in 20 ways to use breast milk. When have I ever pinned anything mom things?
  7. Rando Kardashian, etc. news updates & gossip from magazines that are pinning now. If I wanted to hear about Kylie’s latest underwear color, I’d probably look on Facebook–so stop buggin’ me on my favorite app!
  8. Pictures of cheap looking 5 inch “get it” heels with captions that include links tp bogus websites. [case in point]
  9. Creepy jewelry or tops/coats from weird Etsy shops that randomly pop up out of nowhere on your feed. I don’t remember following anyone who posts this stuff? [see here, umm what?]
  10. Shameless instagram account screenshots that people post with the caption “follow me!” Not what this is for.

I miss the days when I could choose who I follow and all of their pins would seamlessly filter into my feed just how I curated it before all of these random posts and “suggestions”. *Sigh* I still love you Pinterest. But, maybe we’ve passed the honeymoon phase.

Did I leave any out? What bugs you guys?