3 days in Phoenix, Arizona

Freelance contribution by Martins Godainis Phoenix, Arizona is a paradise in the middle of a desert, surrounded by cacti, mountains, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city itself sprawls outwards in all directions to offer up amazing attractions, culture, and nightlife for people of all ages. Though it’s impossible to see all of Phoenix over a 3-day visit, you can experience the best Arizona’s capital has to offer. Here’s a 3-day itinerary for you to follow, so you can see… Read more »

Prana Sustainable shirt dress

Dress c/o* (Use code PHLP18 for 15% off!) | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses | Lipstick | Tights| Belt Shirt dresses are starting to take over my closet. They’re so easy to style and SO versatile…especially when they’re a nice neutral color like this one. This particular shirt dress is actually sustainable as well. Meaning, it was made from fibers that were grown in an eco-friendly manner (less of a carbon footprint, no pesticides, etc.) My friends over… Read more »

Casual Blazer Outfit

Blazer c/o* | Bag (almost sold out!) | Jeans (similar) | Boots (similar) | Cami | Necklace  Told ya I was going to be featuring this blazer again, but for a more casual look. It is casual Friday after all, right? I honestly like this blazer better with a skirt (like I styled it here), but my husband insists it looks better with jeans…so, if anyone cares to weigh in on that debate in the comments, we’d greatly appreciate it…. Read more »

ModCloth Glam Believer Blazer Jacket in Olive

Blazer c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (runs large) | Heels | Bag (almost sold out!) I’m not much of a blazer person. This is probably because I don’t work in a typical office environment with a dress code. So, blazers have sort of slipped through the cracks of my wardrobe. However, whether you work in an office setting or not, this here blazer is my new found love and a great addition to any wardrobe! I had tried it… Read more »

Queenstown, new zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is dubbed “the adventure capital of the world”…and for good reason! While you can certainly spend a much longer amount of time in Queenstown than 2 days, you can still experience a ton of once-in-a-lifetime activities in just 2 days in Queenstown. Transportation in Queenstown Many of the activities and locations mentioned in this post are spread out. You can get by without a car in Queenstown if you book bus tours. However, if you’re looking to… Read more »

6 Tips for Shopping on Shein + My Orders Over the Years

Ever since I posted the outfit above on my blog over 3 years ago I’ve been getting questions about shopping on Shein. “Is it safe to order from them? Are the clothes actually that good of quality? How long does shipping take? What is sizing like?” So, for today’s post, I thought it might be helpful to make a post featuring my tips for having a successful shopping experience on Shein, plus the clothes I’ve ordered from them over the… Read more »

Shein White Cape

Cape c/o* | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Jeans | Sunglasses c/o* | Necklace (similar) While capes often bring to mind images of Superman and Batman, you don’t have to be able to fly or drive a Batmobile to rock one this fall. There are so many fun options! I’ve very pleased that capes appear to be here to stay for a while longer. They’re such a classy and simple look, in my opinion. Wearing one as a coat… Read more »

Unique Vintage "Catch of the Day" Dress

Dress (Similar here & here) | Cardigan | Keds | Bag | Sunglasses | Earrings This dress came from my very first time participating in Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day” sale event. I only recently discovered this sale, even though they’ve been doing it for eons. ModCloth hosts a similar type of sale called their “Stylish Surprise” sale. And if you haven’t heard of either of these fun sales, let me explain… How Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day”… Read more »

Wearing Pink in Fall

Coat c/o* | Loafers c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (Similar here & here) Rules are meant to be broken. You won’t find me telling you to pack away your pinks and pastels just because the temps are changing. Inspired by ModCloth’s Say It Louder Campaign, I’m featuring an outfit that is very “me” and not the least bit “seasonally trendy.” Your clothing choices should embody who you are and what makes you feel beautiful. While I certainly love fall… Read more »

Nicole of "Nikki’s Fashion 411"

Meet Nicole! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the style maven who created the lovely blog, “Nikki’s Fashion 411!” I adore following Nicole’s style choices because she is always putting together the most stunning outfits and introducing me to looks I would not have thought of. I also love that Nicole isn’t all about wearing the world’s trendiest pieces, but instead puts her own spin on her outfits. I’m a big fan of her style motto too, but I’ll let… Read more »

Guest Post by Rebecca Martin If you’re a passionate artist or simply find enjoyment in experiencing what the art world has to offer, then why not book a holiday where you can see some of the world’s most iconic artwork, created by world-renowned artists? Holidays are meant to be a time to relax and appreciate life, a little break away from your everyday routine to do things you enjoy. If for you that means art, then we’ve narrowed down some… Read more »

Florals & Cardigans

Dress (Similar here & here) | Bag | Cardigan | Sandals (Similar) | Necklace (Similar)| Sunglasses (Similar) There’s no greater combination in my wardrobe than a floral dress and a cozy cardigan. It’s amazing that this cardigan hasn’t disintegrated from all the use it gets, haha. I’m convinced it goes with everything in my closet…especially my favorite floral dresses. This particular dress has been a favorite transition piece of mine for about 4 years now. The darker hues make it… Read more »

Bunker 42

Bunker-42 was once a top-secret, Soviet military complex. Stalin had commissioned it to be made after the United States created a nuclear bomb. 65 meters (or about 213 feet) underground, was the desired depth to protect Russia’s top officials from a nuclear attack. It became operational in 1954. Fortunately, it was never needed for its true purpose and was instead used as the command center of strategic bombers for nearly 30 years in Moscow. Now, it is a museum dedicated… Read more »

10 Beautiful, Classic Coats For Fall/Winter 2018

Coats are my Achilles heel when it comes to clothing. It’s the main reason I love fall and winter as much as I do. Wearing a beautiful, cozy coat makes me instantly feel 10 times more stylish than I actually am. I haven’t had a proper fall or winter in years, though. So, I’m excited I’ll be getting some cold temps in Moscow! (As insane as that may sound.) So, I have been patiently waiting for coats to start popping… Read more »

ModCloth Cardigan

Bag | Cardigan | Skirt c/o* | Sneakers | Sunglasses (similar) | Top | Earrings (similar) Summer’s days are numbered, and there’s an ever so slight nip in the air… which of course, I could not be more excited about! In true style blogger fashion, I love fall. It’s the best time of year for style and layering is so much fun! Layering is the key to any good fall outfit. It also means your summer clothes can get a… Read more »

Moscow metro

As crazy as it may sound, Moscow’s Metro is so beautiful it absolutely deserves its own tour. You can visit scores of stations and be blown away by each station’s unique architecture. There are over 200 subway stations in Moscow, so it is certainly worth having a plan before you go. This post will share useful tips before you start your tour, plus 6 stations I thought were amazing! Enjoy! 5 Things To Know Before Touring the Moscow Metro 1.)… Read more »

1 Yellow Cardigan Styled 12 Different Ways

Cardigan season is almost here! The temps are supposed to start dipping at any moment now, and we can finally don our cute cardigans again. Not that the warm temps stop me from wearing mine, I almost always carry a cardigan with me, as you never know when the air conditioning will be on too high or the night a little chilly. My yellow cardigan has been a staple in my closet for over 5 years now. It’s actually become… Read more »

Stylish & Comfortable Exploring Outfit

Dress c/o* | Bag | Sandals (similar) | Sunglasses (similar) | Earrings It’s certainly taken me long enough to figure out, but I’m getting much better at putting together exploring outfits that are both comfortable yet cute looking. It’s really not too difficult either! The formula basically comes down to having a dress that breathes well (you can sweat in it all day and still be comfortable), a comfortable pair of walking shoes/sandals that are versatile and also stylish, a… Read more »

US Capitol

I’m becoming somewhat of an unwilling expert on visiting cities in a very short amount of time! Our whirlwind trip to DC was a bit more work than play, but I did manage to spend an afternoon exploring some of the main sights of Washington, D.C. (Granted, I’ve spent time in DC before this trip, so I was slightly less motivated this time around.) However, for this post, I want to help others who have a limited amount of time… Read more »

striped midi skirt ModCloth

Skirt (similar here) | Heels | Top (similar) | Sunglasses | Pin | Bag (similar) Another day another striped skirt! I am obsessed with all things black and white stripes right now. And I’m OK with this because black and white stripes are chic, versatile, and they won’t be going out of style. (I have a whole mess of striped tops to featured once the temps cool off too!) The structure of this skirt is what had initially caught my… Read more »

Allison of "A Renaissance Woman"

Meet Allison! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the brilliant creator of the unique and beautiful blog, “A Renaissance Woman.” Allison is a woman of many talents, which shines in her blog and on her Instagram. She’s a scientist by day but also has an amazing knack for fashion, writing and photography! Following Allison’s adventures is such a treat. Not only are her photographs and fashion sense fantastic, I do believe she’s one of the most well-traveled ladies I’ve come… Read more »

Pairing a Dress with Sneakers

Dress (similar) | Sneakers | Belt | Sunglasses (similar) | Bag (similar) | Earrings (similar) It took me long enough, but I’m finally embracing the sneakers and dress trend. I’ve been hesitant to try it for some reason. I think it’s just because I didn’t have quite the right pair of sneakers to pair with my dresses. But behold! I have bought a pair that will work with (almost) all of them. A trusty pair of Keds was the perfect… Read more »

ModCloth FitShop

ModCloth recently opened a new brick and mortar store in Washington, D.C. This will be their 3rd permanent location (including Austin and San Francisco). However, ModCloth’s “FitShops” aren’t your normal run-of-the-mill shops! I was fortunate enough to visit the Washington, D.C. FitShop last week and will explain how it works, plus my thoughts on the experience (and show some of the fun things I found) in this post. How ModCloth’s FitShop Works Usually, when you go to a clothing store,… Read more »