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loft-dress-perfect-for-work LOFT dress (sold out, LOVE these two on SALE here & here)  |  Black Heeled Sandals  |  Cross Stitch Chain Handbag (under $30!!!)  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses

 

joie-quinn-sandal-breathtak Joie Caged Heels

 

Rebecca-Minkoff-Gladiator-S Stripe Dress c/o Dorothy Perkins  |  Rebecca Minkoff Clutch (current season)  |  Michael Kors Watch  |   Rebecca Minkoff Sandals (These are disappearing! If size sold out, also available here & here)

 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous #tuesdayshoesday .  Just thought I’d share some of my recent Instagram posts.

xo, Maria

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Blue on Blue

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outfit-of-the-day-pinterest-inspired-street-style-ann-taylor-loft-clare-vivier-leopard-fold-over-clutch-1 Make + Model Tee  |  Loft Skinny Jeans (sold out, LOVE THESE and THESE)  |  Clare V Leopard Clutch  |  Sunglasses  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Layered Necklace (similar here)  |  Belt c/o Linea Pelle  |  Loft Sandals (on sale under $15!!!)

I love the color blue.  If you’ve followed my blog for a bit you’ll have seen shades of blue over and over again.  Sorry, but I can’t help it!  I gravitate towards it.  I was always hesitant to wear a blue tee and jeans together.  Over the weekend I wore this outfit.  I think it worked by keeping it simple, and adding some classic accessories.  My belt and sandals were a perfect match.  The sandals are on sale right now under $15, but hurry before they sell out!  And, to finish the look, my favorite clutch.

On a more personal note, for those of you wondering how my recovery from hand surgery is going, I’m healing very well.  All the bruising and swelling is almost gone.  I still struggle with gripping and holding things.  I also have a lot of stiffness.  All that is normal and can take months to completely fade.  I am very thankful that everything seems to be moving along, and pretty soon I’ll be better than new!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

xo, Maria

 

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Casual in Camo

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outfit-of-the-day-camo-pants-and-a-white-shirt-with-wedges-street-style-3Shirt (Hurry! On clearance just under $7!) | Camo Pants (sold out, similar here, here, & here) |  Sunglasses  |  Wedges  |  Crossbody Handbag c/o Linea Pelle

Happy Friday!  Can you say messy hair just don’t care?  Obviously I can!  I’m still recovering slowly from surgery, and had five stitches removed from the palm of my hand last week.  When this look was shot I still couldn’t do simple things very well (like wash or comb my hair).  Mike actually had to comb & put up my hair.  I give him an A for effort!

It was also pretty tough getting dressed.  So, I’ve opted for really casual, simple outfits.  This eyelet shirt is one of my favorites lately.  It is on clearance under $7, and is still available in all sizes (not for long)!  I’ve also put away some of my larger handbags, and have stuck to this light weight Linea Pelle crossbody.  I’m really obsessed with it because of how lightweight and versatile it is.

I’d love to hear about some of your casual go to looks.  Please feel free to share what casual looks you’re loving.

xo, Maria

Graphic Print Tee

Graphic-Print-Tee-HangryHangry Graphic Print Tee c/o SheIN  |  Distressed Jeans (almost sold out, options here, here & here)  |  Tory Burch Sandals

I’m sharing a fun graphic print tee today.  This pretty much sums me up when I start getting hungry.  A little moody, a little irritable until I get some food.  It runs in the family.  I guess that’s why my mother has always tried to push food at everyone as soon as they walk in the door.  No one is every Hangry at my mom’s, lol.

xo, Maria

 

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One Dress Two Looks

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Street-Style-Fashion-Dress-to-transition-from-summer-to-fall-with-a-Linea-Pelle-Eden-Crossbody-HandbagSecond Look:  Dorothy Perkins Striped Dress c/o (update: almost sold out –> options here, here, & here)  |  Halogen Vest  |  Nine West Booties (LOVE these & these)  |  MK Ring  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses  |  Linea Pelle Cross-body c/o

Today I wanted to share a very simple, classic dress worn two ways.  Styling a favorite piece, like this dress, in different ways is something we all have in common.  However, sometimes I struggle with picking the right pieces that can transition from one season to another.  I struggle with it because the warm weather  in Florida really doesn’t give much of a change in seasons.  I always feel that I look like I’m dressed for summer.  So, I challenged myself to create two looks with one dress.

This Dorothy Perkins striped dress (on sale under $25!) is one of the newest items in my closet.  I chose this piece because it was so versatile, and would allow me to transition my style from summer to fall.  My first look illustrates a simple summer look with the addition of these gladiator sandals.  In the coming months, I’ll be moving on from summer sandals to more substantial footwear that yearns for crisp fall days.  The fall in Florida is still warm, but pairing a vest (on sale under $50!) and booties gives a fall vibe without adding too many layers.  To finish off both looks, try a few simple accessories like this ring and this perfect little cross-body handbag.

How do you style your favorite items from look to look or season to season?

xo, Maria

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Lacey Heels  |  Classic Sandals  |  Grey Dress  |  Red Dress  |  Vest  |  Jacket  |  Nude Pumps  |  Nude Sandals  |  Hat Faux Leather Jacket Distressed Jeans  |  Skinny Jeans

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on now through Sunday, August 2nd.  So, there is still time to get some fantastic deals.  Enjoy!

xo, Maria

 

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The Most Comfortable & Chic Pieces to Update Your Wardrobe

Comfortable-Beautiful-Chic-Wardrobe-PiecesWhite Off Shoulder Blouse  |  Delicate Necklace  |  Black Ruffle Shirt Reversible Tote  |  Maxi Dress  |  Gingham Dress  |  Sandals

When you stare into your closet do you find it hard to pull together comfortably stylish pieces? Do you say to yourself “I have nothing to wear”? I think we all go through that once a season, or even much more than that. We think of the perfect outfit to pull together, put it on, and throw it right back off.  Yes, we’ve all been there.  I’ve actually been experiencing this more and more lately.  I’ve asked myself why over and over again.  I think I’ve come up with THE answer.

We fall prey to many trends, and let that take precedence over comfort.  Too much color?  Too much pattern?  Too much intricate detailing?  Sometimes, we just need to fall back into a pattern of wearing what is simple.  Playing up closet staples with just a touch of the new.  Because at the end of the day we all just want to be comfortable, and look effortlessly chic too!

Blogging has made me more and more adventurous with my style choices.  Is it horrible to admit I miss simple silhouettes and black & white clothing?  I don’t think it is (I hope it’s not).  And, that’s why I’ve decided head back into the direction of timeless wardrobe items that I love.  I’ve started with this group of amazingly comfortable pieces.  I hope you enjoy them!

Classic, comfortable, & chic!

xo, Maria