Weekend Reflections and Fashion

My husband and I had two surprise birthday parties to attend over the weekend.  First up, we celebrated our friend Breanne at Skratch. This is a chill neighborhood spot with delicious eats in downtown Asbury Park.  We love the chicken and waffles…yum!  Then we hit the road into NYC for an overnight at The Maritime Hotel. This hotel was super cool…decorated as though you were on a cruise ship, but the real standout was La Sirena.  This Italian dream of a restaurant is the prettiest I have had the pleasure of dining at, that didn’t include a waterview.  Food was incredible and fresh squeezed orange juice ALWAYS makes for a fabulous 007:)  The party for our friend Terri was held at Tao Downtown and then we all filtered into the Tao Nightclub.  We were ushered in…after our meal…..through a backdoor “GoodFellas” style….and when I entered, there was a ridiculous remix of Heartbreaker by Mariah playing…..need I say more?  It was an epic weekend.  I am exhausted and yet so incredibly thankful to have such substance filled, positive, loving friends in our lives.

My husband has always called New Jersey home.  Despite being born here and having much extended family here, I grew up in Northern Virginia and always considered that my hometown.  After getting married ten years ago, we spent six years in Philadelphia and grew very attached to that city.  It was hard to decide where we wanted to raise our growing family.  Part of us wanted to have our kids experience the diversity and culture that a city provides but ultimately we moved to the Jersey Shore where our parents, sisters and brothers reside.  We decided family trumps all.  I can’t tell a lie….it took some getting used to.  We have been in New Jersey for almost seven years, and this weekend really solidified that this is our home….where we have set our roots not only with our families but with our extended families…our friends.  #friendsarefamily

So, after all that…lets get to the style! #thatsprobablywhyyouarehere


Summer is officially in full swing….so I switched out my blush shade.  I am extremely smitten with this Posey baked blush from Tica Cosmetics and wanted to share it with you.  #pocketfullofposey



Nights at the Jersey Shore can definitely be on the cooler side so I love rocking a summer sweater.  I skipped the layering tank and paired it with a sport styled bra for some sex appeal.  The gladiators don’t hurt either.  #thirtysomethingsexy

Similar sweater HERE, Necklace HERE, similar Shoes HERE



I wanted to mix comfort and style for our NYC day lunch date.  There is nothing more comfortable than these white jeans and these new Juro Slide Sandal from Vionic Shoes are not only insanely comfortable but so darn CUTE, no?   I have a feeling you will be seeing these ALOT on my socials.  #justslideonandgo

White Jeans available HERE, Sandals c/o Vionic shoes HERE, Tote Bag on sale HERE




I have been waiting to wear this bodycon dress by my favorite designer Nicole Miller since I got this NYC invitation.  I paired it with simple accessories and shoes because this is the kind of dress that steals the show.  #sometimesitsjustaboutthedress

Dress Nicole Miller on sale HERE, Necklace c/o Sorrelli, Shoes Sam Edelman in Pewter HERE



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Last Call: Shoe Porn

Rounding up my favorite shoes from the Neimam Marcus Last Call site.  They got a bunch of new designer shoes in, marked some down and are offering an extra 10 percent off!  #happyshopping

*Some are out of season, but consider pressing purchase and storing them away- they are classic styles that will be back in for fall!  #stealsanddeals

*If you aren’t into shoes (which would shock me) then also check out my SHOP PAGE, as I updated it recently with lots of great summer fashion.



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TSF and Candice Lou

Candice Lou is a small women owned online boutique that believes in giving back to community….it was a natural fit for TSF:)  This smart stylish lady is keeping things small to start with two collections, Sugar Lips and Esley, as her launch brands.  I know and love both brands for their on trend styles and affordable pricetags….this was such an organic feature.

How adorable is this butterfly two piece outfit?  I love the whimsical feel, but also that I am able to mix and match to create so many different looks.  These pieces will be in regular rotation for summer.

Butterfly outfit available HERE and HERE



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Butterfly outfit c/o Candice Lou available HERE and HERE, Necklace Stelladot available HERE, Bag c/o Juno Boutique, Sandals Meraki available similar HERE


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Top c/o Candice Lou available HERE, Jeans Level 99 available HERE, Sandals Stuart Weitzman available HERE

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