The One Item You’ll Wear All Year Long






Halogen Vest  |  Loft Shirt |  Loft Skinny Jeans (sold out, love these and these  |  Necklace (LOVE this one)  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Chinese Laundry Heels (I’m obsessing over these and these are under $50!)  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses  |  Clare V Leopard Clutch

 A vest is a must have in your wardrobe.  I bought this vest during the Nordstrom anniversary sale a few weeks back.  It has become my favorite item, and I’ve worn it over and over again.  See how I styled it in this post.  A classic vest like this one, can be worn casual or dressed up, but more importantly it can be worn through the seasons.  That is a tall order for one item.  Seriously.  The love I have for this pretty piece is real, and its possibilities are endless!

xo, Maria



Casual in Camo







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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

Red, White, & Blue

Dress c/o SheIn ($17!!! runs small, so size up 1 or 2)  |  Sunglasses  |  JCrew Earrings (similar)  |  JCrew Sandals  (I LOVE these)  |  Tory Burch Clutch (current season, shoulder bag, or tote version)

I’m getting ready for the Fourth of the July.  I’ve put together this look as one option.  The blue and white cotton dress is very comfortable, but most importantly breathable.  It has been sweltering hot here the last few days, and this weekend will be no different.  The red sandals are a cute and festive touch.  They’re good for walking around before and after viewing fireworks.  What are you wearing this Fourth of July?  And, if you live abroad when do you celebrate a similar national holiday?

xo, Maria


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WHBM-Corset-with-White-JeanWHBM Top (current season)  |  White Jeans  |  Ray Ban Aviators  |  Rebecca Minkoff Clutch (current season)  |  Caged Heels (similar here & wedge option here)   |  MAC Blush in I’m a Lover  |  MAC Lipgloss in Pink Poodle (sized ‘to go’ only $10 & free shipping)


Leopard-Shoes-&-Clutch LOFT Tee  |  Utility Jacket (identical one here)  |  DSTLD Jeans  |  Leopard Heels (LOVE these)  |  Leopard Clutch  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Michael Kors Watch


Pink-Jacket-PInk-Purse-DSTL Light Pink Blazer (current version & I love this one)   |  BR Sleeveless Top  (current season BR top  & LOVE this embroidered top)  |  DSTLD Jeans  |  Joan & David Heels Henri Bendel Handbag  |  Bracelet

 Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Here are some of my Instagram outfit pictures.  Happy shopping!

xo, Maria

OOTD New Year’s Eve Ready

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 Turtleneck:  Mossimo (no longer available, very similar here) |  Midi Skirt: Francesca’s (not available online, similar here, similar shorter version here, and another lovely option here)  |  Tory Burch Clutch (similar here and here)   |  Heels: Michael Antonio  |  Necklace: WHBM  |  Lipstick:  Stila Fiery

Who is ready for New Year’s Eve?  While I’m not sure I’m completely ready for this year to come to a close, I know that I have my #NYE #ootd ready to go.  I’ve been waiting to wear this amazing midi skirt for a while now.  This pattern has caught my attention time after time while holiday shopping.  I now own a comfy sweater and a shirt with the same pattern.  So, you can imagine that when I saw this midi skirt with a built-in jeweled belt, it was love at first sight.  All ready to get dressed up, and not a clue where we are going.  I have to laugh because I was so excited to put together a look for the last day of 2014, but we don’t have definitive plans yet.  Maybe we’ll just dress up for each other and stay in.  Nothing like a romantic evening at home to finish off the year.

XOXO, Maria