Fashion, Style

One girly tank top

September may mark the start of fall and pumpkin spice lattes, but the summer temps are climbing to heights we haven’t seen in a while. That means we can break out the tanks for one last hurrah.

This one I’ve had since high school. Crazy, right? It had a polka dot bow on one of the straps, but I felt it detracted from the sophistication of the top. With a little snip-snip, the tank transitioned into something I can easily pair with jeans and heels.



Summer-style-tank-top-girlTop: Charlotte Russe (old) | Jeans: H&M (old) | Shoes: Lucky Brand

When I removed the bow, that’s when it hit me: You can do anything with your clothing. That might sound silly, but seriously — if a quick modification increases the life of what you already own, go for it! You’re the only person stopping you.

In what ways have you changed up any of your pieces? Let me know in the comments below.


Fashion, Style, Summer Style

Summer Sunday

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Adam and I spent it with family — at the pool, by the grill, and later with a pan of brownies — so our’s was a success. :)

Here’s a couple photos of what I wore to church Sunday, before temps hit the 90s.



Dress: American Eagle | Necklace: American Eagle (super old) | Shoes: Lucky Brand | Purse: Nine West

A few years ago I entered a contest for AE, and although I didn’t win, I did receive a bunch of gift cards, which is where this dress came from. The morals of this story: It always pays to try, and the price — in this case, zero — can make a piece all the more attractive.


Athleisure, Fashion, Style


Lately I’m loving athleisure looks. They’re strong yet relaxed, and they’re typically finished with some type of slip-on shoe. I’m also loving the versatility of this season’s “it” pant — tie waist trousers/joggers — as you can dress them up or down. I chose to pair them with a varsity tee, but also with heels (sorry, sneaks) and dressy jewelry — creating an almost-athleisure look that’s still acceptable for the office.



Shirt: Forever 21 | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: Lucky Brand | Purse: Anne Klein | Earrings: Erica Lyons | Cuff bracelets: Charlotte Russe