Paper Crown: Modern Feminine Style

Hi my lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend & your week is off to a beautiful start!

I am sure many of you have heard of the brand Paper Crown which was created by Lauren Conrad.  But if you have not had the chance to take a look at their collection you simply must!

They have a variety of pieces that incorporate girly-feminine & freshly modern style all into one.  Whether you are looking for tops & blouses, outerwear, or dresses, they will surely have something for you.

And I promise, this post is not sponsored, I purely wanted to share with you my thoughts & love for the quality of their clothing.

Now, their Valencia coat as shown above, is surely a timeless investment piece for your wardrobe, and the color pattern & two-toned detail make it truly unique.  The coat is also fully lined, if you have a sensitivity to wool as I do.

But they also have affordable options, & continually updating sales, so be sure to check back regularly if there is an item you are eyeing!

Please be sure to check out their site, as I know each & every one of you, my fabulous readers, will find a piece to fall in love with.

I hope your year is off to a productive, healthy, & happy start! xoxo ♡♡

Paper Crown Collection

A little Peplum lovin’

Happy Friday babes! Today on the S&S I am going to discuss my love for lace peplum!

The reason I wanted to highlight peplum is that it is such a flattering cut.  This because it cinches at the waist & flares out making your waist look smaller…which is a concept all of us ladies should embrace!

Plus, lace is fabulously on trend right now.  And black is just the perfect neutral for fall & winter, and it has been and always will be a classic color.  And this top will go with just about any color pant or skirt.

I would recommend sticking to skinny or boyfriend styles however, as flare or bootcut can distract from the cut of the top.

You can also easily wear a bomber or leather jacket over peplum too if it is already starting to cool off where you are.

Now, if you haven’t heard of Edie Parker & her fabulous clutches which she designed based on old school glam & sweetly named after her daughter, you absolutely must check them out!!

There are so many amazing styles which you can personalize & I promise you they are so hot right now.  I am sure you have seen at least one celeb clutching one that you didn’t even realize! They are such a cool investment & the handmade acrylic construction is to die for!!

But alas, I digress, and hope you will give this look a try my friends.  I promise a good peplum top will not let you down! Wishing you a lovely rest of you day! ♥♥ xoxo

Classic & Clean: Silk + Distressed Denim

Hello loves! I know this post is much overdue, but life has been a little crazy lately.  Plus, I don’t know about you but I have been trying to soak up the last little bit of summer at the beach while I still can!

Now, this clean & classic look can be easily transitioned into fall if it is no longer warm enough for shorts where you are.  And although I am in love with the lace detail on these shorts from Gray Monroe, they have plenty of other fall transitional pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe.

Including some cute pairs of distressed jeans which would go perfectly with my absolute favorite current go to silk top from Nordstrom’s.

Now ladies, if you do not own a top like this, I am telling you I promise that you need one.  It is perfect for brunch, shopping, or any other daytime activities that come your way.

The key is finding the right neck line (try departing from the typical button down), and the right hue.  Light colored hues such as light pink, purple, ivory, and white, are especially versatile & crisp looking.

And if silk is too high maintenance or expensive for you, I have linked a couple of different ones made of different fabrics and varying price points.  As well as a couple of my favorite delicate necklaces to polish the look, but not distract from it.

Please do yourself a favor and invest in a flowy feminine top like this for fall, and be sure to check out the latest arrivals from Gray Monroe.  Their price points range from $20-$45 and can easily fit into anyone’s budget!

Wishing you a fabulous day my beautiful friends! xoxo ♥♥

Gray Monroe Clothing

What every girl needs: a little lace overlay & a Dagne Dover

Hello friends! I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post.  Work & family life has been crazy lately!  But it is always good to be working & earning income doing something that gives you satisfaction.

Now back to business, I wanted to bring to the blog one of my absolute favorite tops, along with my go to travel bag from Dagne Dover.

This top is so unique because it has a striped underlay, unlike most lace tops which have a neutral, sheer, or like-toned underlay to match the hue of the lace.  I think this simple detail adds much more interest, making it your statement piece.  No need for excess jewelry, the more simple, the better.

You can dress it up as I did with a pencil skirt or A-line mini, or easily pair it with black or white skinny jeans, or whatever color happens to suit your mood for the day!

Lastly, I have to discuss this amazing peach bag from Dagne Dover!  It is the perfect tone for spring or summer, but can be transitioned into fall by adding some brown or camel colored pieces into your ensemble.

The best part is, for a girl on the go, there are numerous compartments inside & a zipper closure to keep all of your belongings safe, and even a water bottle holder.  Not to mention two handles, and a detachable over the shoulder strap!  I am telling you, this is a bag you need in your life!

I hope you all have had an amazing week…it is going to be a hot one in NC this weekend with no sign of fall in sight! Sending my love to you all! xoxo ♥♥

 Dagne Dover Mini Tote

Pink & a touch of lace…two of my favorite things

Hello my sweet friends! I hope you have all been well! You have my sincerest apologies that it has been so long since my last post. I started a new job recently and I have been extremely busy with my patient load & getting used to the new paperwork.

But that aside, today I wanted to bring to S&S one of my favorite combos…pink & lace!  As shown above, this cute lace detailed crop top is less than $70, and you will be amazed by how cute it looks when you put it on.  I completed the look with a pair of pink skinny jeans, that will go with a top of just about any style or hue.

Now, I have to emphasize that these are literally the best pair I have been able to find. They are the perfect color, which makes them more versatile, and the fabric is soft with just the right about of stretch.  Because we all know that too much stretch gives a pair of jeans no shape & too little makes the fabric stiff and uncomfortable.

I also wanted to share with you these cute & casual watches by Daniel Wellington.  If classic & timeless elegance is a look you want to achieve with your accessories then this brand is for you.  Along with quartz number detailing, they also have interchangeable straps! Use code kristin.ela to get 15% off your order.

I know you will love all of these pieces, and this look is perfect for any occasion.  Whether you are going out for lunch or brunch, on a dinner date, or out bar hopping with your girlfriends. This look is for you! And I promise you will want to live in these skinny jeans…I wear mine constantly…unless it’s over 90 degrees 😉 Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead! xoxo ♥♥

A little lace goes a long way

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Hello lovelies! Lace is one of my favorite textures and although it is truly a classic, it also happens to be currently on trend.  Now, a delicate lace dress is always a flattering & feminine look for just about any occasion.  However, if you want a more casual piece, a top like the one shown above is a perfect option.  It is so simple to style & you can wear it with jeans, to make it happy hour worthy or a skirt to make it office ready.

As shown above, I paired mine with black skinny jeans & floral pumps to make it spring appropriate.  But you can take it a step further with a cute pastel pair of skinnies.  The key is to let the lace be the standout piece.

And the best part is, you can get this gorgeous piece for under $50 & it is available in black or white.  Making it a completely worthwhile neutral addition to your wardrobe.

Now, if you haven’t heard of Sudio Headphones you absolutely need to give them a try. Not only are they available in white, black, or pink, but the ear buds actually stay in your ear with the multiple sizing options. Not to mention, with the extra long cord to help you avoid getting tangled within a 1-2 foot radius of your phone, & the gold detailing, I promise they will be your go-to pair! And the sound quality is amazing, completely static free & you can hear every instrument. What more can you ask for? And be sure to use code Sweet15 on their site http://goo.gl/SC6wLh to receive 15% off your pair.

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend & a beautiful Mother’s Day spent with loved ones! Wishing you a lovely week ahead! xoxo ♥♥

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