Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Dress: Fab'rik {similar} | Shoes: Guess {similar} | Necklace: Baublebar {old, but loving} | Bracelet: JCrew | Ring: JCrew {similar} | Glasses: Calvin Klein 

I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner this weekend. It was the perfect mix of classic and fun. I had to think twice about the whole cape thing...but it added interest and dimension to the look. I am a big advocate of pairing neutral shoes with a dark dress. Some even say it makes your legs appear longer! Great tip!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Like Kate

Blouse: The Limited {Extra 40% off today!} | Skirt: The Limited {Extra 40% off today!} | Shoes: BCBG Paris | Bracelet: JCrew | Ring: JCrew {similar} | Earrings: c/o jojo loves you | Glasses: Cole Haan

You can give me any type of sapphire colored stone and encircle it with diamond stones and I will think of Kate Middleton. Gorgeous gorgeous combination! So while browsing through jojo loves you's website my eyes were immediately drawn to these beauties I'm wearing above. So classic yet fun to pair with a printed blouse!

Lucky for you, jojo loves you is having their Annual Memorial Day BLING sale. Gorgeous earrings to choose from in every shape and color you can imagine! I think picking up a pair of the emerald is a must for this summer! Check out their website now, sale runs through the end of Monday! 

Keith and I are off to celebrate the marriage of two of our sweetest friends on one GORGEOUS Carolina day! You can follow along on instagram with me (@msmiamaree) or even him! (@keithheckendorf) I'm in the I told him he is on camera duty!

Happy Wedding Day Emily and Robert! We love you guys and can't wait to celebrate with you!

Linking up with #YOLOMonday and Style Sessions

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Showers and Flowers

Dress: Old Navy {similar, on sale!} | Boots: Hunter | Necklace: Jeweliq {sold out} | Ring: Kate Spade | Glasses: Cole Haan

We have had nothing but gray skies and lots of showers this past week in NC. Hard to get out and take a nice outfit picture when your hair is a frizz ball and you usually look like a wet rat! These rainboots have seen a lot of ground this week. When it is dreary like this I try to add in a pop of color to brighten the mood! I'd love to add this color to the look!

Lots of thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma this week. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Eyelet and Stripes

 Top: H&M {recent, similar} | Skirt: Max Studio via TJ Maxx {similar} | Glasses: Calvin Klein | Bracelet: JCrew | Earrings: Kate Spade

Mixing two of my favorite summer prints - Stripes and Eyelet. Who doesn't think of breezy warm summers when dreaming of eyelet?

Linking up with #YOLOMonday

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trend Challenge: Yellow

Dress: Target {high low option 1, 2} | Heels: Michael Antonio | Bag: Steve Madden {similar} | Necklaces: Various {yellow, turquoise}| Glasses: Cole Haan | Rings: Jcrew, Kate Spade

Today I am participating in Marionberry Style's Trend Challenge of the Month. It is Yellow. While browsing through my closet I realized I absolutely love the color yellow, but don't own very much of it. I'm absolutely crazy about this monochrome look. But I chose to incorporate yellow through a print and accessories. It is a great way to add a new trend lightly.

Linking up with The Pleated PoppyRandom Wednesday, Casual Friday

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Summer Black

 Top: JCP | Skirt: The Limited | Shoes: Target {recent} | Hat: F21 {old, similar here} | Necklace: F21 {old, similar here} | Bracelets: F21, Stella and Dot | Ring: Kate Spade | Glasses: Cole Haan

I have been in the process of "summer-izing" some pieces in my wardrobe. I love an all black look, but how can I make it look less "cold-weatherish." Here I added a straw hat and shoes with a tribal print.

Linking up with Style Sessions

Friday, May 10, 2013

Orange and Berry

Dress: Target | Necklace: LOFT {similar} | Shoes: Steve Madden | Ring: jcrew {similar} | Glasses: LC Lauren Conrad

I was very reluctant to give up the color oxblood for these warm summer days...but I will very well settle with this gorgeous Berry color! I've said it before, but I love when a dress can do the colorblocking for me!

Linking up with Casual Friday

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Iphone Apps that Organize My Life

Between being out of town and all the rainy weather we have been having, my outfit posts have been put on hold. So I wanted to share with you guys a few iphone apps that have made my life SO much more easier and efficient during this very busy schedule I've been keeping.

For me, this has been THE year of weddings. I am a bridesmaid for three weddings and attending several others. Working out and eating better has been an essential part of my every day schedule. Two apps that I use constantly are MyFitnessPal and MapMyRun.

MyFitnessPal helps me keep track of what I'm eating during the day and tracks all my nutritional information. It also helps me keep track of exercise on a daily basis. I use MapMyRun when I go on long walks. There is a GPS component that helps me keep track of how far I've gone and an estimated calorie loss (It lets me indicate I'm walking rather than running.)

Nike Training Club and my local gym (O2 Fitness) apps help me plan my gym exercises. Nike Training Club gives me several different routines to chose from and my local gym app gives me a weekly calendar with all of my favorite classes.

Since I have had to make time for all of this exercise, I have also had to make sure I don't miss any other appointments in my personal and professional worlds. Plus I combine my schedule with my husband's and it all gets a little hectic. I have found the SimplyUs app has changed my life! This application allows me and my sig other to sync calendars, to do lists, and grocery lists. It also allows me to indicate what I want him to see so he isn't overwhelmed with my daily work meetings, just appointments that concern him. It is incredibly simple to use and we use it on a daily basis!

I hope I have given you a few ideas if you are in need of a little streamlining in your life. I know I am always in need of figuring out what is the best, most efficient way to run my schedule. Plus I love being able to track what I've accomplished!

Have you found any other apps that help with this?

*This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and I wanted to share with you what works best for me. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Neon May

Dress: Calvin Klein | Shoes: Guess {similar} | Earrings: Premier | Bracelets: Givenchy, Premier | Ring: Kenneth Cole | Glasses: Cole Haan

This is my version of adding neon to the workplace. A simple stripe is bold yet not obnoxious. If you've been following me for a bit, you know sheath dresses are my favorite look for the work place. Easy to throw on, yet you arrive put together. I include light jewelry because I don't need an entire arm party clanging around my desk. Don't get me wrong...I love a good arm party, when the time is right! 

Happy May Day!