January 27, 2017

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

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I’m obsessed with everything J.Crew. I got my Style Guide in the mail the other day and immediately started bookmarking my favorites. And since I have to see everything in person before I buy it, I popped into my local store last night to check out all of the new arrivals.

Here are a few things that really caught my eye so far. I’m loving the Chambray Regent Blazer with Ruffle Trim. I mean you can’t go wrong with ruffles these days and the chambray is just the perfect transition into spring. I’m also loving the pastel colors of the floral print in the Ornate Floral Ruffle Trim Top in Silk and the Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral. And I really think that the Buckle Dress in Super 120s Wool is the perfect look for the workplace. Have you guys checked out the new arrival yet? Which items are you most likely to buy? My favorites items from J.Crew are pictured below and I’m sure they will  put you all in a good mood! Check them out and let me know what you’re loving this month.


January 24, 2017

Moody Picks: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t worry you still have time to buy the perfect gift. Whether you're celebrating Galentine's Day with your best girlfriends or buying a gift for your mom or your sister or passing some helpful hints to the man in your life, then this is the gift guide for you. I’ve rounded up 25 of the best cutest and sappy Valentine’s Day gifts for any special woman in your life. Check out my picks below and let me know what you think!





January 18, 2017

A Perfect Hump Day

Sharing another look from last week on my Instagram page.  My cute camel sweater is pretty old, but you can probably find one on eBay or Postmark.  The rest of the look is on sale and you can get an extra 20% off your order of $100 or more with the code: GOODDEAL.

Shirt: J.Crew Factory Plaid Ruffle ShirtNecklace: Forever 21 Faux Pearl Statement Necklace (similar here) / Sweater: J.Crew Camel Sweater (similar here) / Skirt: J.Crew Factory Wool Sidewalk Skirt  / Shoes: J.Crew Factory Calf Hair D'Orsay Kitten Heels




January 14, 2017

Moody Style: Sweater Weather

Did you get a chance to check out my picks of 12 cozy sweaters on sale now for under $30? If you're looking for some warm cozy sweaters like this one and this one, then check it out here when you have chance.

Earrings: BaubleBar Artemis Tassel Drops / Sweater: Nordstrom Cowl Neck Sweater / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here and here) / Sunglasses: Tory Burch TY7094 Sunglasses / Purse: Tory Burch Robinson Multi Tote (similar here) / Jeans: J.Crew Factory Rinse Wash Midrise Skinny Jean / Shoes: J.Crew Laine Suede Boots (similar here)



January 10, 2017

Moody Picks: 12 Sweaters Under $30

I’m so happy that I finally get to wear some of my sweaters for the cooler weather we’ve been having lately.  I’m always on the hunt for some good deals and I never want to spend too much money on my sweaters especially since I don’t get to wear them that often.  So when I saw that a  few of my favorite sweaters were under $30, I just had to share them with you!  Check out 12 of my favorite cozy sweaters under $30 and let me know what you think.
Row 1: Popcorn Knit Pullover (comes in 4 colors)Marled Cowl Neck Pullover (just bought this)Cowl Neck Sweater (super cozy) / Cable Knit Pullover / Mock Neck Tunic
Row 3: Off The Shoulder Foldover Sweater (thinking about ordering this one)Rib-knit Sweater Cold Shoulder V-Neck SweaterMock Neck Sweater Cowl Neck Sweater (just went on sale)


January 08, 2017

Moody Style: Cozy Sunday Style

Happy Sunday Friends!  So I think I’m going to start posting my IG posts on the blog as soon as I add it them Instagram. Let me know if you like this format better or if you would rather see them in an Instagram Roundup instead.

I’m really loving the cold weather over the past few days.  Mostly because I finally have an opportunity to wear my winter pieces without sweating to death.  I believe that the highs for today were only in the mid 40's, which isn’t horrible to most of you, but that’s pretty cold here in Florida.  How's the weather lately where you live? Anyways, hope you all are staying warm and that you all had a beautiful Sunday!
Sweater: Gap Turtleneck Sweater (similar here and here) / Scarf: Express Windowpane Plaid Blanket Scarf (similar here and here) / Jeans: Banana Republic White Skinny Ankle Zip Jean (similar here) / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here and here) / Purse: Tory Thea Small Rounded Double-Zip Satchel (similar here) / Shoes: Vince Camuto Melaya Over the Knee Boot (similar here)



January 05, 2017

Happy New Year and New Goals!

I know that I’m a little late, but I wanted to wish all of you a blessed, prosperous and healthy new year! Over the past several days, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of 2016 and I’m currently working on my list of goals for 2017.  I’m really hoping for some big changes in the new year and I wanted to share a few of my goals with you here on the blog.  

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Put God First: All Christians face the challenge of maintaining spiritual focus. This physical world can be distracting and it often takes us on a path different from what would benefit our goals as Christians. I will continue to work on drawing closer to God by putting him first.  I plan to schedule some time each day to focus on reading the bible and meditating on the passages I’ve read.  I also want to get more involved in my church by taking an active role in a small group and by volunteering more with different service projects in the community. 

I continue to struggle with this goal each day, but I have to remind myself to trust God and surrender my fears to Him.  I know that the more I do it, the more I’ll notice His work in my life, which will strengthen my faith and inspire me to keep making my relationship with God first in my life.

Travel: One thing I didn’t get to do a lot of last year is travel for fun.  I travel every week for work and while I love my job and all of the perks, the traveling back and forth gets a little draining after a while.  On my down time, I just want to relax in my own apartment and stay close to home, but that’s no way to live. I need to just suck it up and make time to explore new places again.  So I’m currently planning a trip in the Spring to visit my cousin in London and I’m eagerly planning a trip to Morocco with my sister – I’m really looking forward to both of these trips.

Buy a Home: Lately I’ve been obsessed with watching HGTV, picking out furniture and adding new pins to my Pinterest page for the new home that I haven’t bought yet.  Can any of you relate? Another reason that I didn’t travel too much last year is because I was planning on buying a home.  However,  my plans fell through unexpectedly, so home buying was delayed to this year instead.   Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll be in my new home.

Get Healthy: Like everyone else in the world, I’m going to focus on getting back into shape.  I’ve been on a downward spiral ever since Halloween and the pounds slowly continue to creep on, so I need to change that ASAP.  I’ll start eating healthier and utilizing the 21-Day Fix system to eliminate the crappy foods I’ve been eating lately - goodbye french fries, brownies and cookies!  I also plan to add more weight training to my already existing workout routine.  I’ll start off by lifting weight at least 2 days a week – I don’t want to go too crazy just yet.

Start Running (Again): This goal is part two of the Get Healthy goal above, but I felt that my running journey needed a separate entry.  I have to admit that I haven’t been running as much as I used to over the past few years and I’m not really sure why.  Overall, I think my body and my mind just needed a break from all of the training and races that I completed in the past.  But now I feel like I’m ready to get back on the pavement on a regular basis. For now I’m aiming to run three days a week, in addition to my other workouts. I’m pretty confident that I can stick with it, because it’s not too much running for now.  Eventually, I want to challenge myself to add a few more half marathons under my belt by the end of the year. 

Well there you have it – I tried to keep it pretty short and manageable. Do you all have any New Years resolutions for 2017? What are they and do you think you can accomplish all of them? I think we can do it.  We just need to remember: It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. ~ Old Chinese Proverb

Well, here’s hoping that 2017 is way better than 2016!


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