April 29, 2017

In the Mood: 5 Shoe Styles for Spring (Splurge vs. Steal)

Now that April is coming to an end, it’s definitely time to schedule a pedicure and step into a new pair of shoes this spring. Whether you are looking for something casual, strappy or classic, then look no further cause I’ve got you covered.  I’m not sure about you all, but I personally can’t afford spending almost $1k in a pair of shoes.  If I had that money I’d rather spend it on a new purse or clothes, paying a bill or adding the money to my savings account.  If I can find a similar version of a designer shoe, then I’m definitely going to buy it, especially if it’s a trendy style.  And it’s so easy to do.  Lately I’ve found some really good duplicates at Target and DSW, so there’s never a need to blow your budget.

Well, I’ve put together a list of the top 5 spring shoe styles that you’ll need this spring.  And there’s a little something for everyone one at every price point.

The bow slide is definitely one of my favorite shoe trends of the season right now.  It’s a perfect staple for spring and summer that will transition easily from day to night. I’ve already purchased these slides in pink and stripes and I’m really debating about picking up the black pair. I mean you can’t beat the price tag on these cuties – they’re a real steal at $25.

One style that will never go out of style is a pair of  the tried-and-true espadrille. It’s the perfect option for spring or summer.  There are so many different styles this season like these flats, these slip-ons or these fun wedges that everyone is wearing lately. I’m personally obsessed with these classic espadrille wedges from Steve Madden because you don’t have to worry about a pedicure and you can still get a perfect “springy” look. 

This playful and colorful sandal is back again this season and you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars like this one and this one to try out this whimsical trend. Designer dupes like Sam Edelman, ASOS and Target are popping up everywhere this spring, so you can find a budget friendly version of this sandal that’s perfect for your wallet.  Grab yourself a sweet pair of pom-pom sandals like this one to add a fun twist to your spring wardrobe. 

The block heeled sandal is another shoe trend that is both comfortable and chic. The sturdy and versatile square-like heel makes a statement all on it’s own and you don’t have to worry about sore feet after wearing them all day.  Trade in your classic stilettos and grab yourself a block heel sandal with a cute ankle strap like these or structured style like these.  Wear them with a pair of jeans for a more casual look or a dress for a night out.

The classic gladiator sandal has been popular for some time now and it’s definitely here to stay. If you don’t have a pair of these strappy detailed sandals or if you’re in need of a new pair, then pick up a pair like this one or this one.  These gladiators give you an instant boho chic vibe without breaking the bank.

What are your thoughts on splurging vs. saving? Would you rather save your money and buy the real thing or save your money and get the look for way less? 

April 18, 2017

In The Mood – J.Crew New Arrivals (May 2017)

You guys....the new arrivals from J.Crew are so cute!  Have you had a chance to check everything out in person yet?  I stopped into my local store during my lunch break today and immediately had to try on several things like the Tie-Waist Skirt in Puckered Morning FloralOff-the-Shoulder Ruffle Bodysuit, the Ruffle Skirt in Chambray and the Off-the-Shoulder Top in Silk Shantung. I loved everything so much that it was hard not to take it all home with me.  There are so many cute new off-the-shoulder pieces, bold florals and the prettiest bubble gum pink pieces...I mean what's not to love? Well, my favorites items from J.Crew are pictured below and I’m sure that they will put you all in a good mood! Check them out and let me know if you're just as obsessed about these items as I am.  And I almost forgot the best part - you can save an additional 25% off your purchase of select full-price items until April 23, 2017 at 11:59pm ET when you use the code: HOPTOIT.

April 12, 2017

In the Mood – Shopbop Spring Sale

Happy Wednesday sweet friends! Shop bop’s Spring Event of the Season Sale just got started and if you missed out on the sale last month, then this sale is perfect for you.  You can get 25% off orders of $500 or more or get 20% off orders under $500 with the code EVENT17. Now’s the time to stock up on some Spring favorites or even pick up one of those higher end pieces that you’ve had your eye on for the past few months.  I gotta admit, I love Shopbop, but I usually wait until there’s a sale like this one to make a purchase.  And I have my eye on a few things that I think I’m finally going to buy this week, like this calf hair snow leopard clutch and this flat wallet cross body to get me through the Spring and Summer months, this cute one shoulder ruffle dress and this pair of ankle wrap sandals.  This sale ends on April 14, 2007 at 11:59pm PT, so don’t wait too long to decide to buy an item - things are selling out fast.

If you are looking for Spring inspiration, check out some of my favorites below and let me know what you guys think. I even added a few favorites below that are all under $100. Are you planning on buying anything new? Happy Shopbop Sale shopping and thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

April 09, 2017

Moody Picks: 25 Easter Dresses Under $100

Easter is exactly a week away and if you haven’t found your Easter dress yet, then don’t worry cause I’ve got you covered.  I’ve rounded up 25 of the prettiest dresses that I thought would work perfectly for all of your Easter festivities. There's a little something for every woman here - whether you love pastels, florals or all things lace.  And the best thing is that all of these dresses are under $100.00.  If you’re ready to treat yourself to a new dress and get into the Easter spirit, then check out these options below and let me know what you think.  I even added 5 more options for you under the shop the post sign below, so there's 30 dresses to choose from.  Do you already have your dress picked out for Easter Sunday?  If you do, let me know what you plan to wear. Thanks for stopping by today.
Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

Row 2: Tank Dress (have this and love it!) Blush Flutter Dress Eyelet One Shoulder DressFlounce Midi Dress

March 26, 2017

In the Mood – Currently Loving

Happy Sunday Friends! The other day I realized that I haven’t posted a list of my favorite things in a pretty long time. So I just put together a fun list of a few things that I want to buy right now and most of them are under $100.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been obsessing over everything blush lately! It’s a welcomed break from the black staples in my closet and a it’s perfect transition color into the spring and summer season. Just add blush, dusty rose or a whisper of nude to your daily rotation and you’ll be sure to recieve instant compliments.

Do any of you have a serious blush crush right now? Have you already started adding some new pieces to your spring wardrobe? Well, check out a few of my favorites below and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

1. Tank Dress (just bought this dress - $49) / 2. Plunging V-Neck Pleat Georgette Gown / 3. Heather Chiffon Halter Gown / 4. Tie Sleeve Cold Shoulder Dress / 5. Off the Shoulder Tunic / 6. Layered High/Low Hem Tank / 7. Asymmetrical Ruffle Hem Top (can't wait to get this one!) / 8. Dome Satchel / 9. Lily Scallop Faux Leather Tote / 10. Tonal Stripe Foldover Clutch (only $25) / 11. Perforated Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / 12. Twist Hem Sweatshirt / 13. Ruffled Handkerchief Hem Top (obsessed with all of the ruffles here) / 14. Cold Shoulder Ruffle Sleeve Top / 15. Cora Block Heel Sandal (on sale right now for $60 and it comes in 4 different colors) / 16. Phoenix Sandal / 17. Kensa Peep Toe Bootie (love these) / 18. Gertie Gladiator Sandals / 19. Cutoff Denim Shorts / 20. Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans (bought these too - so comfy) / 21. Tapestry Jacquard Ankle Skinny Jeans

March 17, 2017

Moody Picks: Tory Burch Private Sale

The Tory Burch Private Sale started yesterday and boy is it good.  There are so many great items on sale that are perfect for spring. You can save up to 70% off on select handbags, shoes, clothing accessories and Tory Sport.  The prices are marked as is, so you don’t have to include a code for a discount. Unfortunately, things are selling out pretty fast, so shouldn't wait too long to make a decision about buying a particular item.  Anyways, here’s a quick list of some of my favorite handbags, shoes and other accessories that are still available. I’m thinking about getting this clutch in the blue, but I’m not sure about the color yet.  Have you guys bought anything from the sale yet? Let me know in the comments.

Wishing you all a fabulous start to your weekend! Thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

March 16, 2017

Moody Style: Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Although spring is just around the corner, winter doesn’t seem to be done with us yet. I’m so surprised by how cold it has gotten down here in Florida. We’ve hit record lows in the high 20s and low 30s in some parts of the state, which is a big deal for us. Hopefully, the weather will start to warm up tomorrow and we’ll move on to spring-like temperatures soon. 

Now on to today’s look. I’m sure most of you have seen this fun Layered Ruffled Sleeve Pullover Sweater on the blogosphere over the past few months. I’m a little late to the game, but I still had to get one for myself – I just fell in love with the exaggerated ruffled sleeves. I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with ruffles lately and you all must be as well because ruffles have been trending for a while. And almost every retailer has some type of ruffle top, sweater or dress in stock right now and I can’t get enough of it. You’ll definitely see more ruffles in my future.

I almost didn’t buy get this sweater because it comes in one-size and the reviews said it was a little cropped, but lucky for me it totally worked. I got the pink/blush color because it goes with everything and who doesn’t love blush right now? I paired it with a medium wash pair of denim jeans, but this top would also look great with a white pair of skinny jeans or even a grey pair. Unfortunately, the pink sweater is sold out, but they still have it available in several other colors – like red, white and black.

What do you guys think about the ruffle trend right now. Do you plan on buying any ruffles this season or are you over it?

Happy Friday Eve and thanks for stopping by today.

Love from Florida,
Moody Girl

Sweater: c/o SheIn Layered Ruffled Sleeve Pullover Sweater 
Necklace: J. Crew Crystal Waterfall Necklace / Earrings: Kate Spade Small Square Studs 
Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here and here
Sunglasses: Tory Burch TY7094 Sunglasses / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag (also here
Jeans: Express Dark Distressed Mid Rise Jean Legging / Shoes: Sam Edelman Orella Mid-Heel Pumps (also here or here)

March 10, 2017

Mood Board – Dream Dressing Room

I’m so excited to finally share this post with you. I was recently inspired by Arhaus to share a post on my ideal dream dressing room mood board along with a few design tips! I’m no where close to being an interior designer, but I do love putting together mood boards to illustrate some ideas I have about my dream home. I currently live in an apartment, so most of you understand that I’m in desperate need of an upgrade from my small walk-in closet to a boutique-inspired room complete with extra seating, stylish lighting and other luxuries. And although I won’t be moving into my perfectly spacious closet any time soon, a girl is never too old to keep dreaming right? Anyways, if you’re contemplating a closet upgrade or simply just daydreaming about it, here are 5 tips to keep in mind when creating your new space:

1. Mirrors: Be sure to add mirrors and/or mirrored doors to the space because it adds light to the room and also provides views from every angle while getting dressed. The right mirror can add a little character to the space as well. I love how this one has a distressed finish creating a vintage style to this closet.

2. Incorporate an Island: If you have extra space in your closet, then try to incorporate an island in the space. An island makes a statement in any room, especially a closet since it’s rare to see. You can have one built in or use a dresser or chest like these here. The dresser I picked out below has the right details to transform a typical closet into a stylish sanctuary. It also has additional drawers for storage and space to lay out clothing for a better view when packing or organizing.

3. Jewelry and Accessories Station: Take inspiration from your favorite stores or boutiques to display your collection of clutches and handbags, statement necklaces, bracelets, earrings and shoes. Adding displays like a mannequin, a rolling rack, a jewelry armoire or an open bookcase for your shoes are perfect ways to create a unique and sophisticated space.

4. Seating Arrangement: In order for your walk-in closet to be truly functional and enjoyable, you’ll need proper seating. An ottoman or an armchair is the perfect solution. You can lay out outfits on the ottoman or sit on the chair to get your shoes on. It’s also an easy way to bring color into your closet to make it feel like every other room in the home

5. Proper Lighting: Light fixtures in closets are necessary especially when they lack natural lighting. Finding the right outfit by making sure the colors match and/or making sure that your outfit isn’t too sheer requires proper lighting. Go for an elegant style if you want to replicate a celebrity-style closet. Adding a chandelier like any of these here will certainly do just the trick.

Well, there you have it. Check out some of my favorite pieces from Arhaus for my dream dressing room below. What would your dream dressing room look like? Do you already have one? Let me know if you have any other furniture suggestions for this room.

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