Wednesday, June 28, 2017

{olive green with a ruffle on top}

Olive green... the color that has stolen my heart this summer and taken over my closet!

Francesca's Dress (no longer online) // Leopard Clutch (cheaper version) // Pink Earrings // Nude Heels // NARS Lipstick in "Luxembourg"

One of my favorite colors this season can easily be pegged as olive green. I didn't realize it until one of my coworkers dubbed it "my go-to color". It's funny because I usually gravitate towards bright colors paired with whites when the weather gets warm. However, this year I'm loving how olive green acts as a neutral - pair it with a leopard clutch and big pink earrings like I did in this post, or dress it down with gold sandals and a turquoise necklace. It's the perfect backdrop for your favorite bright colored accessories this summer! This outfit would be perfect for a wedding, happy hour, date night, engagement party, you name it! Whatever the event, this color will have you feeling like a million bucks all night!

This current dress is no longer available online (I found it in stores at Francesca's) but I've found some adorable olive dresses and linked them all below!

Love Always,

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

{the it bag of the season | straw tote}

By now I'm sure you've noticed everyone carrying a straw tote bag - myself included, I own two! They're such a fun accessory to carry with you to dinner, drinks, brunch, or even the beach! I have this cross body bag that I love taking out at night even (I've never gotten so many compliments on a bag from guys in my life!)

I've rounded up some of my top favorites at different price ranges that are currently in stock! If they sell out keep checking back. That's how I scored both of mine! Straw bags are a quintessential "summer" bag that will be around for years. They're just having a moment right now with pom-poms and tassels :)

Psst - this board is shoppable. Just click on the bag you love!

How do you feel about the straw tote bag trend - are you "tote"ally obsessed {LOL} or are you not a fan of the basket look?

Love Always,

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

{off the shoulder stripes with turquoise tassels}

Off The Shoulder Top // Elyse by Nicole Turquoise Tassels c/o // Old Navy Jeans // Platinum Jack Rogers // Scout Clutch (with an Inslee monogram) c/o // BITE Lipstick in "Pastille"

We have a heat wave hitting DC right now... I walked home from work at 8:00 last night and it was still 91 degrees! Phew! Maybe blue jeans aren't the best for this heat but this top is perfect! It's technically a crop top so I got a size large so that it would be a bit longer. I love the loose fit and the material breathes really well - it was hot when I shot these photos and it didn't show anything! I knew I had to pair this shirt with these shoulder grazing tassels. They're the perfect accessory to draw even more attention to your shoulders. Y'all know I love turquoise and these are no exception (I can never have too much). Can we talk about my clutch too?! I got it at a SCOUT event last month and Inslee was there making custom monograms *insert heart eye emoji* I absolutely adore her work!

How is everyone's week going? I have had an absolute insane two weeks at work so I haven't been able to keep up with my usual blog posts. I apologize for that! It seems the second I get a handle on things and get into a groove something else pops up. Perhaps I'll never be able to fully balance work, the blog, friendships, and my relationship... I'm not sure. It's frustrating to me that I can't do everything I want to do - I'm in trouble when I have to plan a wedding or when I have kids or when I get promoted again (PS none of those things are happening soon haha)! But, that seems to be how life is recently. I'm attempting to focus on the positive things and not stress out about the bad things. There's too much good in my life to allow the negative to take over.

So on that note: I'm going to go buy more peonies (if you follow me on IG you know I've got them at work and at home @jennrog) and rock some turquoise tassel earrings ;) thanks for reading!!

Love Always,
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