TGIF! I am beyond excited that the weekend has finally made it. This week seemed to take forever, or maybe it's just me! I have been looking forward to sharing my new favorite addition in my closet - this White Tuxedo Vest. Seriously, I don't want to take it off. I wear it with everything from dresses & jeans to skirts & shorts. & the best part is it can be dressed up or dressed down! 

Last weekend, N & I headed out on the town with some neighborhood friends & I just HAD to wear my Tux Vest, so I paired it with this fun & light weight Cynthia Rowley dress, my new sole society wedges & this fun Max & Chloe bib necklace. I felt like a million bucks & I got enough compliments to keep me smiling all weekend long :)

What do you think about the Tux Vest? yay or nay?

Dress : Cynthia Rowley
Tuxedo Vest : Madewell
Bag : thrifted
Necklace : Max & Chloe + Madewell
Tassel Bracelets: c/o Cathryn Anne Designs
Adele Bracelet : c/o Lilac Bijoux
Renagade Bracelet: Stella & Dot


Dress / Gap -  Shoes / Steve Madden (old) - Bag / Blair Ritchey via Waiting On Martha - Sunnies / BCBG (old) - Bangles / Enamel Initial Bangle c/o C Wonder, Violet Nail bangle c/o To: Hello Beautiful, Lia Sophia, Stella & Dot, David Yurman - Rings / Yurman + Tiffany's (gifted) - Nails / Essie Bachelorette Bash

Summertime makes this girl super happy & so does this dress I got from Gap a few weeks back for a heck of a deal. I know I have been really really bad at putting up outfit posts up, but it can be so challenging when you have no one to take pictures for you. 

Intervention: Can you spy the camera clicker I am holding? Ya, don't care!

So long story short: the other day when I got home from work I really wanted N to take pictures of me, but per the usual he wouldnt get home from work until 6 ish. So I decided to set up my tripod on the front porch & use our common area to snap some shots. It was kinda of embarrassing in the beginning but then I just stopped caring. So maybe for the next outfit post I will branch out to other areas of the neighborhood, but we shall see. 

Now onto why I love this outfit:

one | This Going to Market Tote has been on my wishlist for some time & I finally was able to make it mine.

two | My new C Wonder initial bangle that was in our swag bags for the SBS Annual Brunch this past weekend made my outfit. You really have to get yourself one!

three | To: Hello Beautiful really does design some of the pretties pieces of jewelry. This Violet Nail bracelet is a new favorite arm piece of mine thanks to our SBS swag bag!

What are you pretties getting into this weekend? Lots of studying ahead of me! See you beauts back here Monday! xo

DailyBuzz Style's 9x9 | ANKLE BOOTIE

Hey lovelies! I am super excited to be participating in DailyBuzz Style's 9x9 this month! You all know that Fall is by far my favorite season & I am one of many bloggers that seems to fall in love with every s i n g l e new trend that is out there. This year I am loving the ankle bootie -- I can't get enough of how versatile they are. You can pair them with leggings & tights, a cute skirt, some skinny jeans, or even a pair of funky socks. Any way you like to wear them is good enough in my book! I am currently on the hunt for a pair of nude booties -- these babies [1] [2] [3] are on my wish list!

Are you into the ankle bootie trend?

leggings [willi smith] | striped shirt [loft] | undershirt [american eagle, old] | scarf [nordy's] | booties [express] | armcandy [j.crew, forever21, gifted] | bubble necklace [ebay] | rings [madewell, michael kors] | bag [thrifted]