Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So long 2012

I took a long hiatus from blogging since grad school and work seemingly took over my life. Many things in my life have been shoved to the side including good friends, my sanity, and love for organizing.
Let me start by saying that 2012 was a great year. My highlights included running my first half marathon, getting the majority of my graduate coursework done (with a 3.8 GPA), getting a puppy, going to my first Giants game, becoming gluten free (and finally straightening out my allergic reactions), my boyfriend moving back to NJ and lots of fun with family and friends. Here's some pictures to commemorate the last year.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Zoe Saldana Inspiration

Zoe always looks stylish in blazers and scarves for casual wear and super glamourous on the red carpet.  She credits ballet for her awesome figure.  I am and always will be a sucker for neutrals.  I love how Zoe plays with texture, shapes, and fabrics of neutral hues to subtly change up her look.  Some of my favorites below are her seventies wide leg pants, boyfriend jeans, statement jackets, and feather skirt.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Burgundy Floral & Studs

Loft Denim, H&M Top, BCBG wedges, J.Crew Tote

Fall is my favorite season.  I have always loved layering and back to school shopping.  I have been so busy lately taking five graduate classes (I know, I'm crazy) and teaching, that my blog has been suffering.  I've been waiting to wear this pair of maroon denim since it was 95 degrees outside.  I kept the look monochromatic with a fall inspired floral top and accented with studded wedges.  Since, I usually don't wear this much color I kept my accessories minimal.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Everything You Need for Fall 2012

Between having night classes this week and a terrible sinus infection, I was upset that I missed Fashion Night Out last night.  I'm loving gold dainty jewelry right now and will be searching for a cheaper alternative to this necklace below.  I'm also loving this flared LBD in a leather looking fabric and just like every fall, I can't get enough of burgundy or oxblood as they've been calling it lately.  If you don't have an unlimited budget, these are some easy statement pieces to update your fall 2012 wardrobe.
Everything You Need for Fall 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hello September

Labor day weekend marks the end of the summer. I spent the last weekend at the shore with friends and family. We made steak and lobster tails, drank lots of wine and champagne, and enjoyed the hot tub. I wore my white jeans and white blazer to mark the end of summer, yet painted my nails burgundy Chanel Metal Grenat to welcome fall.

Hello September! After having the summer off from teaching the transition to starting work again will be a struggle but I'm glad to get back on a routine. My fall graduate classes start this Wednesday and I am surprisingly excited to get back on track. Unfortunately, I still have a few things left on my summer bucket list, but plan to finish them in the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pumps with Details

Pumps with Details

Pumps with Details by sweetsavvystyle featuring black pumps

I am coveting so many pairs of pumps lately.  These are a few styles I am especially drawn too.  Black goes with nearly everything and these details make them special.  I have been meaning to buy a new pair for a while and now that fall is coming I have a reason to.  I wear a lot of sandals and wedges in the summer, but transition to heels, boots, and flats for fall.  Pumps are great for anything from work to a night out.  Hope you enjoy some of my favorites!
Happy shopping :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Peach Crisp

Yesterday, I savored the final days of summer and made homemade peach crisp with oats.  My mom brought me these peaches from her friends' garden.  I followed this simple recipe and loved how it came out.  It tastes great served with vanilla ice cream! Fall is around the corner, so for now I'm going to enjoy the final tastes of summer while it lasts.