Dress: Barefoot Contessa Boutique
Denim Jacket: AG Jeans (The Urban Rack boutique)
Boots: Plenty Clothing
Bracelet: Alden Rae
Bag: Erin Templeton
Necklace: Karen Telio

There is some huge #LocalLove happening here in this look.  Absolutely everything I am wearing is either from a local boutique or a local designer/brand.  It wasn’t intentional, but when I started listing my outfit details I was pleased to see all the items I found that have supported local business.  This fabulous white lace dress with a floral print is one of my newest additions to my wardrobe.  While it is still a bit chilly to go full on Spring just quite yet, I couldn’t help but snap and share of few pics because it’s just so pretty.

I am also channeling my inner Dakota Johnson this week with my Oscar inspired hair style…a ponytail.  I LOVE fashion, but sometimes the fashion “experts” are hilarious with the ridiculous obsessions they have.  Like many of you, I watched all the red carpet coverage from the Oscars.  I watched the before, the after, and everything in between.  One thing that was amazing was the ongoing commentary over Dakota Johnson’s ponytail.  Now granted, usually a more glam hair style is chosen for such a formal fete, however, you would think this girl invented the ponytail with they way these fashion critics went on about it.  To paraphrase a few of my favorite comments….

” Dakota Johnson’s ponytail is anything but basic.”  It was pretty basic to me.

” I love her daring choice to wear a ponytail.”  Daring is a low cut dress after 50, a ponytail on a 25 year old starlet is well a ponytail!

” It’s so unexpected and not at all boring.”  I guess it is unexpected, but can’t say I leapt out of my chair when I saw her hair.

” Dakota’s hair is just brilliant.”  Brilliant?  I guess I’m chic-er than I thought when I head to the grocery store.

” Ugh!  How much are we loving the ponytail on Dakota Johnson?”  Clearly you are all loving it ALOT!

Maybe it’s because my hair style is pretty much the exact same as hers or that I’ve just worn a lot of ponytails over the years, but hearing this uber simple hair style was the top pick seems ridiculous…but I still love it!


This season I’m all about neutral tones and pieces that are easy to mix and match.  True, not as inspired and interesting as I would normally go for, but stretching my wardrobe is a must right now.  Items like this cute polka dot sweater add a bit of personality while still being extremely comfortable. (Comfort is essential at this stage of my pregnancy. I can’t believe I only have 7 weeks until my due date.)   A bit of sparkle and shine can elevate even the simplest of  looks.

Sweater: c/o Old Navy maternity, Pants: Motherhood Maternity, Clutch: c/o Plum, Necklace: Karen Telio


One of my reasons for loving Fall fashion is all the lovely layers.  I adore layering!  It’s flattering and adds visual interest to any outfit.  With hot summers, like we’ve been having, layering becomes a bit more tricky.  Over the years, I’ve found ways to incorporate layers into my warm weather wardrobe.  Chiffon print cardis like this one along with cotton vests have become my go-to.  They add that little something extra without the unnecessary added warmth.  Do you layer in the summer?  How do you make it work?

Dress: Pink Martini, Cardi: Forever 21, Shoes: Target, Necklaces: c/o Katami Designs & Karen Telio, Bracelet: Bfrend, Clutch: c/o Shoppalu,  Ring: gift


To keep a more casual outfit looking polished, pay attention to all the details.  Little touches can amp up your jersey’s and knits.  For this look I kept my colour palette quite neutral and then added a few richer looking accessories.  I went with a studded bag and sandals, long silver necklace, layered bracelet, and sparkly stud earrings.  Other details like a fresh hair cut ( and color) and polished toes and nails allow me to feel great in whatever I put on…even casual looks.

Sweater: Inwear,  Skirt: Horny Toad,  Bag: Coach,  Bracelet: SIMS (see below for discount details), Shoes: gift,  Necklace: Karen Telio

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If I was to list some of my favorite things, cherry blossoms and Sunday brunch would definitely top the list.  Yesterday I got to enjoy both.  I had a fabulous brunch with three of my best gal pals at one of our fave spots in Kits, Trattoria.  We noshed on eggs benny, bruschetta, and the most amazing french toast.   After catching up and solving the worlds problems, I headed home to my hubby where we spent a bit of time outside enjoying the sunshine and cherry blossom filled streets in our neighborhood   All in all it was a lovely Sunday.

Dress: Mystree from The Urban Rack,  Sweater: Propoganda c/o Plenty, Bag: Erin Templeton from Plenty, Necklace: c/o Karen Telio, Scarf: Le Chateau, Sunnies: Aldo

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