Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JULY FOURTH FAVORITES

Since July 4th is just around the corner, I decided to put together some of my favorite casual and dressy looks! I love swing dresses this season, especially this Lulu's backless swing dress. They are super comfy and perfect to dress up or down. P.S. Im DYING over this Anthropologie striped dress and if it goes on sale soon, you better believe I'll be scooping that up haha! As far as the dressier looks go, I'm in love with this Lulu's red jumpsuit! What are some of y'alls favorite looks for the fourth this year?

Casual looks:
 1. Lulu's // 2. Forever 21 // 3. Shoptiques // 4. Anthropologie // 5. Lulu's

Dressier looks:
1. Lulu's // 2. Lulu's // 3. Lulu's // 4. Lulu's // 5. Lulu's 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

LITTLE BLACK ROMPER

Just wanted to share this comfy little black romper with y'all! Enjoy :)







ROMPER: Nordstrom // SHOES: Seychelles // JEWELRY: Kendra Scott hand chain & Rocksbox rings (Use code MARYBFF295 for a free month) & Kendra scott necklace 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

CROP TOP & FLORAL SHORTS

Hey everyone!
I decided to share one last photoshoot from when we lived in Durham, NC.  I bought this shirt and these shorts from a boutique in NOLA called Blink. I purchased it earlier in Spring, so you may have to call the store to check on availability. I remember buying this outfit thinking that it was the perfect summer outfit to wear for when we moved to AZ (sometimes you just have to plan ahead haha). Besides, you can never go wrong with floral prints and crop tops this season. Since I love summer shopping,  I linked some other fun style shorts that I love for this season! Enjoy! P.S. Thanks to Andrew for his amazing photography skills and capturing these pictures :)


























SHIRT & SHORTS: Blink / SIMILAR SHIRT: Shoptiques / SIMILAR STYLE PRINTED SHORTS: Nordstrom & Shoptiques / SHOES: Joie / NECKLACE: Kendra Scott / BRACELETS: Kendra Scott & Kendra Scott / SUNGLASSES: Dolce & Gabbanna / HAT: Francescas / PURSE: Louis Vuitton 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer forever

Who loves being comfy and stylish at the same time??? ME! I spotted this shirt and shorts on instagram at my favorite Nola boutique (Shop Candy Apple) and thought to myself how it looked comfy and super cute! Oh, and how appropriate is this 'summer forever' shirt for the constant heat and sunny skies here in AZ. Everytime we meet someone here, they ask, "You do know you're moving in the middle of summer right ?" The answer is YES and I would take the heat over humidity and cold weather anyday! Technically, it's not summer yet, but it's already in the triple digits here so I'll just go ahead and call it summertime!  Ps how fun are these confetti shorts ? I paired this outfit with my Joie sandals (which were a total splurge, but I wear them all the time because they're sooo comfy). Thanks for reading and happy Tuesday! 












SHIRT: Shop Candy Apple / SHORTS: Shop Candy Apple / SHOES: Joie / BRACELETS: Tory Burch and C. Wonder / NECKLACE: Rocksbox / RING: Rocksbox / PURSE: Louis Vuitton 



Friday, June 12, 2015

MY TOP 5 SWIMSUIT PICKS

Since it's almost officially Summer, I've been bargain hunting to share with y'all my top 5 swimsuit picks under $55! I absolutely love all of these and I'm considering ordering the high waisted one on the far left. What do y'all think? I love all of the trends this year including cutouts, printed, patterned, high waisted, and long-line bikini tops. What are some of y'alls favorite bathing suit trends for this summer? Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DIY clothespin wheel

Hey Everyone! 
A few of my coworkers and I had a DIY OT party back when I lived in NC. My coworker actually came up with this idea and made this clothespin wheel. I wanted to share with y'all because I thought it was such a great, cheap DIY activity that anyone can make. All you need are clothespins, a marker, and a piece of cardboard (we cut pieces of an old box to make the circle). Great activity for addressing cognition, fine motor, etc. What are some fairly cheap, DIY activities that y'all have made? Would love for y'all to share :)




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Embroidered Maxi

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday! Like I mentioned in my previous post, we are just getting settled into our new apartment in AZ and love it so far. The shopping here is amazing! Our new place is just a few blocks from Fashion Square mall, which has great combo of high-end retail stores, small boutiques, and great bargain hunting! I came across this maxi dress for under $30 at Forever21 and knew I had to try it on. I LOVE this maxi dress and the best part... no alterations needed! What I love most about this dress is the embroidered detail around the high neckline. It makes this outfit look simple and elegant. I wore it out to dinner with my husband and paired it with my favorite Kate Spade watch, Kendra Scott bracelet, and a Margaret Elizabeth bangle that I received in my Rocksbox this month. What is Rocksbox? It's only the best website for jewelry lovers that like to change up their jewelry selection on a regular basis.  It's like having a constantly updated jewelry collection for a fraction of the price. For $19/month, they send you 3 pieces of jewelry and allow you to send the pieces back at anytime throughout the month and they will give you 3 new pieces. You can also purchase the pieces that you love through Rocksbox for a discounted price. If you go to their website www.rocksbox.com and enter in the code MARYBFF295, you can get a free month! It's definitely worth trying out!








MAXI DRESS: Forever 21 / PURSE: Marc Jacobs / SHOES: last year but similar here / BELT: from Madewell last year but similar here / SUNGLASSES: Dolce & Gabbana / BRACELETS: Rocksbox & Kendra Scott

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Floral crop top

I must admit, I might be a little obsessed with off the shoulder tops these days! I knew when I spotted this floral off the shoulder crop top, I had to have it (especially with the price tag under $16)! P.S. These wedges are Vince Camuto from last year (SUPER COMFY!), but I linked a similar style for y'all. Hope y'all are having a great week so far!





SHIRT: Forever21 / PANTS: Citizens of Humanity / BAG: Marc Jacobs / NECKLACE: Kendra Scott / SHOES: last year but similar here / SUNGLASSES: Dolce & Gabbana