Buzzing in Victoria Beckham

VB x Target - Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

Bees, bugs, embellishments – oh my! I’m starting off this Tuesday talking about one of my favorite pieces from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection, the black embellished bug dress. First off, I am such a fan of halter style clothing. In my option, the halter look works on all body types. Second, the fun embellishments on this dress turn it from a boring black dress into a fashion forward ensemble.

Outfit details below.

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I didn’t hesitate to pair my new favorite black slingbacks with this outfit. The wooden heel on these is super cute and very on trend. I bought them for work thinking that they would be a strictly in-office heel but they’ve turned out to be so comfortable. I wear them constantly now!

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“Perfect work bag” alert!! I have finally found a professional purse that is big enough to hold everything AND be cute at the same time. The practicality of this bag is incredible. There are zipper compartments for papers and a laptop. There are also tons of inside pockets for a cell phone, lipstick, keys, etc. You name it, this bag has got it. Plus it’s a snap close, which is always nice.

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Not only is this VB x Target dress super cute, it’s also crazy comfortable with the perfect amount of stretch – what more could you want?!

My jewelry is pretty basic with this embellished dress – Medium sized hoop earrings paired with a simple cuff and watch. For ensembles like this, I tend to go with the classic “less is more” approach for accessories.

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My outfit:

Women's Black Embellished Bug Dress - Victoria Beckham for TargetStella & Dot ANSLEY CUFFMichael Kors Large Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45MmStella & Dot CELESTIAL HOOPS'Cable Collectibles' Heart Ring with Diamonds DAVID YURMAN

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Summery Off-The-Shoulder

It’s officially summer y’all! Time to put away those jackets and bring on the off-the-shoulder tops. I loved switching over from my winter to summer wardrobe and going from a bunch of black and neutral shades to now bright colors and tons of variation in my closet! I hang most of my clothes up and I forgot how much summer stuff I have – Does that happen to anyone else after a whole year, forgetting all the clothes you have?!

Summer is my favorite time of the year and this marks my first summer season sharing my “sweet life” with you all. Let’s get started!

Here’s one of my new fave off-the-shoulder tops. I love that it can be worn as either a tunic or a dress – however, if you’re tall like me, I’d stick with wearing it as a tunic! I paired it with my trusty white jean capri’s and my new rockstud white wedges that I’m totally obsessing over (see below for outfit details).

I went with my classic white Kendra Scott earrings and my favorite initial ring and cuff for jewelry. With off-the-shoulder and even semi-busy tops in general I like to keep my accessories simple. I have been getting really into barely-there choker necklaces and I love this one that has a tiny teardrop diamond on it.

Outfit details:

  Michael Kors Large Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45Mm

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Perfect Spring Florals

Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

I’m obsessed with the print and colors of this Free People tunic. It has a little bit of a palm print in it which is so on trend right now. Plus, the colors are perfect for spring and it’s super lightweight!

I paired it with these light wash Joe’s Jeans but it would also go great with white pants. My trusty BCBGeneration stone colored slip ons were perfect for this outfit because of the brown detail in the top and also I’m trying to get my wear out of them while I still can.  

Of course, I have on my favorite Ray Ban aviators (that go with everything!) and some cute Stella & Dot bangles. I chose to go with these fun mint green statement earrings that are vintage Stella & Dot but white or green tassel earrings would look great too.

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New York City Girl

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NYC, how I love you so… Photo Apr 23, 7 08 26 PMWe had so much fun in New York City this past weekend. This trip was the first time I walked the Brooklyn Bridge and it was amazing – I mean look at that view! I was totally having Kate & Leopold flashbacks to the scene where she crosses the bridge. Scroll for more pictures and outfit details! Photo Apr 23, 6 50 51 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 47 41 PMLooking back at those AMAZING sample sales wishing I spent more time and money… Guess I’ll have to go back! Photo Apr 23, 6 37 42 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 36 25 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 33 00 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 35 08 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 34 48 PMWe also stopped by the Lincoln Center… Photo Apr 22, 8 13 03 AMThe architecture was incredible and so beautiful. We sat by the fountain for a while snacking on the banana pudding we’d gotten at Magnolia Bakery a few minutes before and taking in the views. Keep scrolling for more! Photo Apr 23, 5 34 26 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 42 54 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 40 43 PMHonestly, I was probably thinking about the banana pudding… Photo Apr 23, 5 37 24 PM

Outfit details:

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  • I finally tried the famous Levain Bakery and the cookies definitely lived up to the hype – they were gooey and delicious.
  • We also had to go to Mikey Likes It ice cream shop and try the Parliamint Funkadelic flavor (mint ice cream with crushed Oreos). We got it in a milkshake and it was super good!
  • We got pizza from Prince St. Pizza and it was super good, probably one of the best pizza slices I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a lot of pizza in my lifetime!
  • Of course we had to stop by my all time favorite Magnolia Bakery and get the banana pudding (my favorite) and obviously it was delicious.

As you can see we tried a ton of new (to us) food spots! We love finding new good eats so let me know if you have any recommendations for places we should try next time we are in NYC in the comments below!

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Adventures in Annapolis

Essentials for a perfect spring day-trip: Comfy tee, classic pair of jeans, comfortable & cute sneakers, your favorite pair of sunnies, and a bucket bag to fit everything you need for the day! {see below for outfit details} Photo Mar 25, 2 10 23 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 06 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 03 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 32 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 30 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 26 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 28 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 01 PM

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I had so much fun exploring Annapolis also known as Naptown by the locals. I walked down Main Street, had a lobster roll at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, sat on the City Dock watching the sailboats, and toured the US Naval Academy! It was only an hour outside of Washington, D.C. so it was great for a day-trip. The weather was mid 70’s and sunny – so pretty much perfect. Check out some pictures from the trip below…

 

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Cherry Blossom Birthday

Photo Mar 19, 8 35 07 PMIt’s springtime and that means two of my favorite things – Cherry Blossom season has officially sprung in Washington, DC and my birthday is finally here! Photo Mar 19, 12 42 11 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 43 59 PMThere is usually a sea of white and pink on the trees by the Tidal Basin but this year nearly half of the buds are gone as a result of the snow storm last week. However, I was still determined to see the trees even if the most of them were no longer in bloom. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there to see more than I was expecting! Photo Mar 19, 12 48 46 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 50 50 PMA little history lesson about the Cherry Blossoms… They were a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington, DC in 1912. The first National Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1927. This year marks the 90th year of the festival that commemorates the gift of 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees and the lasting friendship and close relationship between the United States and Japan. Photo Mar 19, 9 11 36 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 45 14 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 47 23 PMMy Tory Burch Bucket Bag was perfect for the trip because it matched my new Stella & Dot long necklace and it was big enough to fit my camera! Photo Mar 19, 12 43 39 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 48 57 PM

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Outfit details –> Turtleneck: Ralph Lauren || Jeans: Joe’s Jeans || Shoes: BCBGeneration || Purse: Tory Burch || Necklace: Stella & Dot || Earrings: Stella & Dot || Bracelet: Lilly and Laura || Watch: Michael Kors || Ring: David Yurman || Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

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Pretty in Plaid

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with some plaid…

It has been so cold in the District lately, so turtlenecks have been my saving grace.  This Ralph Lauren cotton turtleneck is one of my favorites because it’s super comfortable and goes with everything! I paired it with this plaid miniskirt and some Stella & Dot statement earrings. Check out some of my favorite plaid pieces and my outfit details below…

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Shop my outfit –> Top: Ralph Lauren || Tights: Insignia || Earrings: Stella & Dot || Watch: Michael Kors || Ring: David Yurman 

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