saint-tropez dreaming. 320.

dress - carole little for saint-tropez west
belt - goodwill
boots - piperlime
rings - vintage, gift
bracelet - f21
flower - j. crew

i found this dress at goodwill last spring and i have been dying to wear it. i thought since its friday, the sun is out and it is suppose to be in the 60s, it would be the perfect day. since i am not ready to show off my very white legs just yet, i figured why not really work this into a 70s look and wear these brown knee high slouchy boots. i added a belt to hide the elastic band (thought it would be much prettier) and had a little fun with my jewelry, keeping it just to my hands and wrists.

as for the dress itself, it is from the 70s. it is from the first line created by carole little, who went on to create multiple lines with different names. since it did come from goodwill, i only spent $7.99 for it and thought it was a major bargain being as the dress is 100% silk. but today.. i decided to google the designer and found out that there are actual vintage and ebay sellers selling her pieces for over $50! it may not sound like a lot, but to me i feel like a saved so much! during my google search, i did find this amazing piece from carole little for saint-tropez west at selling for $249! i only wish it wasn't separates.

undone structure. 319.

shirt - urban outfitters
tank - banana republic
jacket - urban outfitters
pants - gap
shoes - nine west
earrings - f21
ring - banana republic

everything is loose, relaxed, and comfortable. i like that the pieces alone could be considered dressy, but all together they become a little undone and a lot more fun. i love the look of worn, loose khakis worn with some great heels. the colors are perfect for the warm spring weather we felt today.

hot stuff. 318.

dress - gap
belt - j. crew
tights - f21
bracelet - f21
shoes - payless

today i feel amazing. i have been wanting to wear this dress for awhile, but it has been a little tight around the butt/thigh area. i decided to give it another try this morning and it fit much better. it is still a little tight, so instead of wearing it like a shift dress, i added the belt to give more shape around the waist and to be able to pull a little fabric over the belt. this helped to move the tight area of the dress up a little higher where my body is just a little bit smaller. i chose the bright green belt and purple shoes to add a little bit of color to a black and gray outfit, since it is suppose to be spring and all. i also really wanted to give these shoes one last wear before putting them away until next fall. 

totally tan. 317.

shirt - angie
l/s shirt - j. crew
pants - loft
shoes - banana republic
ring and earrings - f21

so if you are not ready to wear an all white outfit, this is an easy way to try it out. it is a mix of whites, off-whites, and tans. if you feel comfortable with a look like this, as summer gets into full swing, you can try using more of just one tone of white. 


today was day 4 of clean and i am doing great. i have found food i like and i am sticking to the liquid breakfast, solid lunch, liquid dinner schedule and i haven't even needed snacks. i am starting to feel like i have more energy and my skin is looking better already. i got up this morning at 5 and went to hot yoga no problem. so far, so good.

all i can think about is chocolate.

today is officially the first day of the clean program. this is day one of week one. it started out with a great workout with my trainer, which made me feel really good and super motivated. i tried a new smoothie, a green one. it was made with kale, avocado, mango, rice milk, and a little agave. it tasted just as green as its color, but i guess it was fresh and a little refreshing. i went shopping to try and stock up for the week, but hopefully i got everything so i don't fall off track. my lunch was so good. i roasted a whole chicken, so i would have ready for the week. i made quinoa salad with chopped veggies and herbs and a little lime juice and ate it with chicken and mixed greens. i cant wait to have it again for lunch tomorrow. by the time dinner came around, i was feeling very hungry. i made a butternut squash and green apple soup. the taste was great, but the texture was horrible. it was so hard to get through it. i am going to try and make another soup, but if the next one doesn't work, it looks like i will be having smoothies for dinner. i sit here right now and all i can think about it the easter candy i have waiting for me to enjoy in 21 days. if i cant find something to fill me up at night, this is going to go downhill fast.

easter florals. 315.

shirt - american apparel
vest - urban outfitters
skirt - h&m
shoes - nine west
earrings - f21

easter to me is about getting together with my family for food, getting easter candy and other treats from my mom, and of course, wearing spring clothes (florals and pastels). terry asked me if he could wear a straw hat and i told him 'it is easter and you can wear whatever the f* you want'! that's the beauty of the day. you can wear lots of pastels and fun hats and no one cares. my goal for the day was to wear something with florals and color. i was so happy to try out this skirt in a causal way. i love how the back is longer than the front and am excited to wear it with flats, so it will practically touch the ground. and i love these shoes. my nana said to me that she see shoes like these on tv all the time, but has never seen something like it in person. that makes me excited to think i can wear cool things to impress my nana! 


shirt - urban outfitters
tank - banana republic
skirt - banana republic
shoes - barney's co-op

ladylike. pink and red. big bow. knee length skirt. fun fun fun.

elimination week update.

i woke up feeling like crap. it was also day three of having had no coffee. could that possibly have anything to do with it? my body ached like i just ran a marathon and i could not think clearly. but i went on with the program as i should. i started with the same berry smoothie. i made it until lunch with just drinking lots of water. for lunch, i had one of my favorite things. tuna with lemon, avocado, and rice crackers. i also ate an entire mango. i was definitely satisfied and i followed all the rules. then came dinner. i cooked chicken breasts in the crock pot with onions and balsamic vinegar. we had it will wild rice and sauteed spinach. there may have been some things add to the sauce made my terry that were not in the rule book, but i didn't see him make it, so i cant say for sure. when i went out, i did have one drink, which is a big no no. i stayed awake until almost 1am and with no headache or hunger pains.

what a major difference it was waking up. i felt so good. i didn't ache. i could actually think. i had the same berry smoothie for breakfast with some tea. i almost made it until lunch when someone said their were donuts in the staff room. i stayed away for a while, but when i happened to be back there, i just wanted to take a look at them. there was 1/4 of a blueberry donut in there that was calling my name. so i ate it. it wasn't as good as i hoped, so i was sort of upset that i ate. i was more worried about what the first amount of sugar i had in awhile would do to me, but i was okay. for lunch, i ate leftovers and a little hummus and rice crackers. it was good. i was very proud of myself for not having even a sliver of a piece of cupcake that were on the table. believe me, i wanted it. if you know me at all, i love sugar. i love sweets. i want to do this cleanse for many reasons, but one is because i am pretty sure i have a sugar addiction. i am not one to say no to dessert or not have a treat because 'it is not good for you' or 'we shouldn't be doing it'. i am a strong believe in enjoying life and not taking things away that i want. but i want to be the one in control. not the sugar. i also want to know what it feels like to only have fresh, healthy nutrients in my body. so that i why i said no cupcake and i was surprised at my self control. the major problem for the day came when i went straight from work to styling a photoshoot until 8:30pm. terry had dinner with his family, so i was on my own to eat. i ran out of time since we were going bowling at 9. i didn't have dinner. this is not something i would ever be proud of. but surprisingly, i wasn't all that hunger. i was too busy to notice. in the book when they say we don't need close to the amount of food that we are eating, i am sort of starting to see that.

friday (today).
as i sit here patiently waiting for dinner to be ready (it is 8:05pm and there are more than 45 mins left to cook the sauce), i think about the growling in my belly and that makes me think about all the foods i want to eat. never a good thing. as for today as a whole, it was good. breakfast was, again, the same. i only drank half of my smootie. i wasn't really hungry (even though i didn't have dinner last night) and really needed to head to work. i had raspberries and water for a mid morning snack and was so hungry when lunch came. i had my same lunch of tuna, avocado, lemon, and rice crackers because it is so easy to get ready in the morning when i don't have much time. i will have to make more time for prepping my food next week or i wont make it at all! i had water in the afternoon and sort of came crashing down around 3:30. i picked back up at 5:30 when i headed to the grocery store to buy the illegal ingredients for tonight's dinner. we are having chicken and pasta (big no no!) with a three ingredient sauce of tomatoes (NO!), butter (NO NO NO!), and onions. at least i am not having bread with it. terry really wanted to try out this sauce and since it is only the elimination week, i figured it would be okay. it would really make him happy. plus, it is all fresh ingredients. i'll see how long i can stay awake tonight..

big night out. 311.

shirt - urban outfitters
blazer - eryn brinie
pants - j. crew
shoes - seychelles
belt - vintage

i had the hardest time getting out of bed this morning. my whole body hurt and my head was fuzzy. it took a lot to get ready. luckily, it was my day off from washing my hair. when it came time for getting dressed, it was all about what was easiest to put on. this was not my original outfit. it has the same main pieces, but it was styled very different. i had on a blue loft cardigan and my knee high. black flat boots. someone said to me, "dont you look comfy". i'm not sure if that is a compliment. i was super bummed all day that i was feeling crappy because it was the phoenix awards and the clash with fleetwood mac that i was dying to see. so when i got home from work, i did what any 26 year old would do to make it until midnight.. i took a nap. boy, do i remember the days where i could get by on very little sleep and go out every night. not any more. after my nap, i did feel a little better and knew i should probably make my self look a little nicer, so i traded the cardigan for a tuxedo-style blazer and the boots for some heels. quick and easy changes that make a world of difference in an outfit.

yellow mellow. 310.

dress - madewell
vest - kimchi & blue
tights - gap
shoes - urban outfitters

my outfit, along with my background, was all about mixing textures. all the pieces in my outfit are in a similar color palette, so mixing three very different textures together doesn't seem so crazy. the dress is a little bit flashy with the glitter, but the vest seems to make it okay for day. it was a nice day, so i only wanted to add a light layer for tights. this pattern is pretty classic and the color was more muted, so not to make them look too thick. this was fun and girly, but i brought a little boyish playfulness into it with the shoes. i felt great and like i say, when you feel good about what you are wearing, you have more confidence in other areas of your life.

oh monday. 309.

cardigan - f21
tank - j. crew
jeans - a&f
shoes - converse

today i did three loads of laundry, cleaned out my car, went to the car wash and the grocery store. you can see why i am dressed the way i am. today also consisted of two meetings. the first was about this really cool city-wide clothing swap called swapmaine on may 21st! the really cool people with really awesome clothes are coming, so you should too! the second meeting was with a very amazing jewelry designer named hannah from ponomo. i got to look at her amazing pieces for a fabulous singer to wear. everyone should check out her jewelry because they are really beautiful. today was productive and fun. not too shabby for a monday.

sunday. 308.

sweater - f21
shirt - j. crew
tank - gap
pants- j. crew
shoes - h&m

today i spent the day in boston with my mom and sister. i know i should have some cool pictures from boston, but i forgot my camera, so this is what we got. we started the day having crepes at a little creperie in coolidge corner. our favorite one in cambridge closed and i am really sad i didn't get to have my last one there, even though this one was good. we spent most of our day at the wrentham outlets. it was a successful day for all of us. my mom got great deals at the loft, which is her favorite store and a new pair of heels that she had been searching for. my sister got an amazing deal on a really nice knife set from the williams sonoma outlet and i got heavy duty mixing bowls. i also found some awesome button-up shirts at j. crew for terry who needs lots of them for his new job! we finished the day off with the most amazing dinner at my favorite north end spot, giacamo's. we stood in line for over an hour to eat and were out of there in less than a half hour. we all enjoyed wine, shared fried calamari and mozzarella marinara, and i had lobster ravioli. we stocked up on treats from modern pastry for the ride home. 

as for my outfit, it was pouring buckets when we left in the morning and these pants fit perfectly in my rain boots. as soon as we got on the road, it stopped raining and by the time we were in boston, the sun was out. luckily for me, i sometimes think ahead and i brought a pair of flats on the off chance it stopped raining. and i am glad i did.

clean. day 2.

so yesterday was the first real day of my elimination week. i would have posted about it last night, but after working till 8, i was too tired to do anything, but go to bed. i made a berry smoothie for breakfast with contained blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, homemade coconut water, a little agave, and ice. luckily it makes enough for two days, so i don't have to worry about making a new one everyday. i had my smoothie a little before 9am with a cup of tea. i have not had caffeine since starting this.. which is probably why i had a headache. i did not take into consideration that this was my late day at work and wouldn't have a break for lunch until 4. with not eating between 9 and 4, i was dying. i am very sure the plan isn't made for you to do this. for lunch i had hummus and tabbouleh with cucumbers and drank some water. the only things i ate in between were a few dried edamame i had left in my bag. not good. by the time i was home from work, i was starving again. we had ground turkey cooked with onions and jalapenos and ate it with lettuce, green peppers, and tomatoes. dinner was good, but i did break a rule by eating tomatoes, but i figure this is just the practice week so it will be okay. at this point, it is now 9:45pm. i have a headache and am so tried i cant think straight, so all i can do is go to sleep.

spring's top trends.

as the weather starts to get a little warmer, i thought it would be nice to take a quick look at all my favorite trends for this spring and summer. get inspired. i promise, spring will be here eventually.

color blocking


the midi skirt

mixed prints

head-to-toe white