striped dress

zara striped dresszara striped dressjulie vos imperial small link braceletbanana republic black trench coatzara striped dressSunglasses: c/o Pau Rio, Earrings: ILY Couture, Trench Coat: Banana Republic (on sale), Dress: Zara, BraceletRing: c/o Julie Vos, Flats: Aldo, Bag: Chanel, Lipstick: c/o LORAC in Supermodel

I had my eye on this dress for a couple of weeks and luckily waited and got it when the Zara sale began! I love the ’70s-inspired palette and comfortable knit. Since my office has the typical overzealous summer AC, I wore it to work with this trench coat and lace-up flats. Even into summer, this trench has proven to be one of my most versatile jackets. I wore it here over an all-white outfit with mules and again last rainy weekend over this lace top and these skinny jeans. I have a feeling this dress will be pretty versatile, too, especially since it works with black or tan accessories. I might take a style cue from the always chic Olivia Palermo and try it as a top tucked into a midi skirt!

bliss stack + giveaway

effYbee bracelet giveawayeffYbee the glam files braceletthe glam fileseffYbee bliss bracelet stackthe glam files alice & olivia maxi skirtthe glam files effYbeethe glam files effYbeeSunglasses: Celine, Earrings: ILY Couture, Tee: J.Crew, Bracelets: The Glam Files x eff.Y.bee, Skirt: Alice & Olivia, Sandals: BCBG, Lipstick: LORAC in Vixen, Nails: Essie in Watermelon

Happy Monday! I recently teamed up with the gals at eff.Y.bee to create a custom glam files bliss stack! The brand eff.Y. bee is an acronym for “follow your bliss,” their words to live by. Right now my bliss is relaxing on a sunny summer weekend so I went for colors that were summery together but could also be split up and worn with other bracelet stacks (the coral especially looks so good against gold). We’re giving away a stack to one lucky reader – simply enter below! The glam files bliss stack will also be available for purchase on their site here soon. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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monmouth-park-horse-trackanthropologie-tisza-maxi-dressmonmouth-park-racetrackamericas-best-racinganthropologie-tisza-maxi-dressamericas-best-racinganthropologie-tisza-maxi-dressanthropologie-tisza-maxi-dressHat: Joe Fresh, Sunglasses: Celine, Earrings: ILY Couture, Dress: Anthropologie, Belt: H&M, Flats: Aldo, Clutch: J.Crew, Lipstick: LORAC in Seductress, Nails: Essie in Watermelon

Last weekend Ray and I took a trip to the Monmouth Park racetrack thanks to America’s Best Racing. My hope for this summer was to go on as many fun East Coast day trips as possible so I was so excited when they reached out — a day trip and an excuse to dress up!

We started the day with a VIP tour of the stables with trainer Liam Benson. He told us so much about the behind-the-scenes of horse racing and introduced us to the horses he trains. The horse in the photos above was so sweet (she even posed for a selfie with me)! Then we headed to the track to watch the races. I’m not one to gamble but since it was our first time there we had to make a bet. Dan and Victoria with America’s Best Racing taught us how to read the stats for each horse and different ways to bet. There’s a lot of math involved (not my strong suit, to say the least) so I wound up picking based on the horse’s name I liked best! Ray got so into it that he wanted us to buy a racehorse by the end of the day.

This pretty printed maxi dress from Anthropologie was perfect for our day at the races. I love the floaty silhouette and asymmetric hem! It’s loose and lightweight so I think it would be a cute dress for a summer wedding, too. I wore it with my new Panama hat and lace-up flats. I knew I wanted to wear the hat so I decided black accessories would best tie in the ribbon. Blue and back has been one of my favorite color pairings for quite some time now! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!