More Ruffles

Another week another ruffled peplum top, you can never have enough in my opinion. And since this top is only $22, and comes in 5 different colors I need to scoop up some more.

Top {Only $22 and comes in 5 colors} | Shorts {Similar - less than $20Necklace | Double Ring | Shoes {40% off}Sunnies 

All the Ruffles

Happy Valentine's Day! We enjoyed some fresh air and lake views for an impromptu day date last Friday, and loved checking out a lakeside bar that offers airboat rides and plenty of palapas to enjoy drinks under. I was so excited to break out my new platform sneakers that are on major sale for only $35. I mean how darling are those ruffles!

Top {Less than $20} Shoes {On major sale for only $35}Bag | Necklace | Sunnies {20% off}

Are you craving spring pieces yet or still loving all the warm cozy winter layers?

Movin' On Up

Cheers to Friday! I'm so ready for happy hour and a fun filled weekend of celebrations.
I've kept it under wraps for a while, but ever since my department was eliminated at the magazines I worked at while I was pregnant with lil' miss I haven't truly landed on my feet. I was fortunate enough to accept a position that sounded really promising. It started off at ridiculously low pay, the commute was rough with a capital woof, I was under utilized, under valued, and I wasn't allowed to work from home ever... as a social media director - say whaaaat?! Needless to say, it was time to look for a place to really plant my roots,  and I'm happy to report that I formally accepted an offer with a fantastic and rapidly growing company that's much closer to home, and is a positive to all my negatives from my current situation. And I start on Monday!

There's just one thing... I haven't had a work dress code in years. We're talking flip flops, strapless sundresses, shorts, anything went. Now it's time to clean up my 9-5 look, and start looking like a working and polished professional again. I don't need stuffy suit jackets every day, but I do need to start breaking back out my pencil skirts, dress pants, and heels with some fun pops of peplum. Of course, this calls for shopping! I've been inspired by Lindsay's recent posts on affordable work wear, and am taking a page out of her always amazing book.
Movin' On Up

What are some of your work wear closet staples?

Linking up today with April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

Just Add a Pop of Leopard

This is hands down the chilliest winter since moving to Florida 8 years ago. On one hand, I'm craving some beach and pool time while on the other hand I've been enjoying getting more use out of my sweaters like this cozy knotted piece that pairs perfectly over my new lace tank. I decided to finish off this fun weekend look with my favorite pop of leopard.

Sweater {Only $23!} | Lace Tank {Only $14} Jeans | Sunnies | Lipgloss | Shoes {40% off}

What's been your favorite piece to stay warm and cozy this winter?

Blissful Weekending

I'm feeling refreshed after a luxurious mani-pedi at the new Bliss Beauty Bar. Their location on Lake Killarney provides beautiful views, while relaxing to tranquil music (no overplayed radio tunes here) and bonus points for not having to find another parking spot to pop into Trader Joe's after to stock up on bubbles, snacks, and fresh flowers.

As soon as you step inside, you're greeted at the front desk which sits underneath a gorgeous chandelier. The pedicure area is to the right along the large windows for views of the lake, and the manicure area is to the left. I like that they kept these two service areas separate so those receiving a pedicure can truly relax in a spa like atmosphere, and those receiving manicures can enjoy watching one of the tv's or carry on conversation without disturbing those on the other side.

I enjoyed a deluxe pedicure which includes a warm soak, nail grooming, cuticle trimming, and callous removal. Then you're treated to an exfoliating sugar scrub (I chose pomegranate which was amazing!), a soothing foot mask, and a warm towel wrap. Everything was finished off with a hydrating lotion, and polish to match the color I chose for my first ever dip powder manicure.

After an amazing pedicure, I made my way over to the manicure stations to experience my first ever dip powder manicure. I was instantly sold on the natural powder and no need for UV light that comes with a gel manicure. The look and feel is the same quality of gel with longevity of 2+ weeks of chip free shiny nails. Win-win!

Central Florida friends, next time you're on a Trader Joe's run or fulfilling a craving at Shake Shack (ok now I'm totally craving one of their shakes) stop in to Bliss Beauty Bar for some much needed pampering.

Happy Hour Beauty

Friday and happy hour go hand in hand after a long week. So I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorites to enjoy the best specials in town with co-workers or for relaxing at home and taking full advantage of that bar cart you've meticulously decorated.

For touch ups before heading out

Lipgloss in Champagne Dream x Bellini {on sale}

Shimmering Skin Perfector

Cold Shoulder Graphic Tee
Boxy Graphic Tee {BOGO 50% Off}

For the hair

Sauvignon Blanc Deep Conditioner

Rosé Color Protection Leave-In Spray

For the at home happy hour

Graphic Sweatshirt {40% off}

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Blushing in Pink

On Wednesday's we wear pink... blush pink that is! I scooped up this super cozy cold shoulder pullover last spring, and still break it out every chance I get. The exact piece is of course no longer available, but I linked in a similar cold shoulder top by the same brand. Bonus points that it goes perfectly with a glass of sparkling rosé.

Top {similar less than $15!}Jeans {60% off} | Boots {Less than $35!}Necklace | Double Ring | Sunnies | Lipstick in Bombshell

What are some of your go-to cozy pieces?