Trend Alert: Shades of Neon by What Riva Wore
Trends come and go, but there is one top trend right now that has been around for ages and isn't going anywhere, plaid! Whether it's a casual top or a…
So, where I’ve been shopping…
I hope I’m not the only one that cannot quite get the in between of a super dressy and a super casual outfit…? Ya know when you look at your closet and think to yourself, “I just want to be comfortable, but I want to look nice and fashionable”. Cue in Evereve. With a mixture of casual, dressy, trendy and designer pieces, believe me, you can’t leave empty handed. I knew I was in trouble the second I got to the store. Mel (Store Manager) was putting the easel sign outside The Corners of Brookfield location, and I instantly saw her adorable leopard slides. One of those, don’t question, just buy, moments kicked in. Hence why you see them here.
My experience while shopping at the store was what was the fun part. There were about five stylists working, all of whom gave me recommendations, friendly critiques and very nice compliments, while trying on half the store. All of the stylists are trained in finding the best pieces for your body type and style. Their ultimate goal is that you leave happy.
Brunch: The basic Wisconsin staple for a Summer Sunday
I decided to document one of my favorite brunch spots, Hotel Madrid. I love the restaurant for almost too many reasons; their food is delicious, staff is fabulous and the decor is Instagram worthy to say the least! They kicked off a new menu for summer and I was lucky enough to get to try it out on the first day it debuted to the public!
Enjoy all the photos below and I hope you have a chance to get over to Hotel Madrid very soon! I am running a giveaway for two tickets to their next event, the Summer Cookout. Check out my Facebook page on how to enter! Drop a comment below with your favorite brunch meal for an extra entry!
A graphic tee, denim and a comfortable cross body handbag with a colorful scarf for accent. The perfect casual outfit!
If you haven’t noticed, I have been all about the graphic tops lately. La Croix’s, ‘be there in a Prosecco’ was a fave; next one up with be my floral Jurassic Park Tee; so this ‘hola back’ top was a must. You know tucking in your top is all the rage right now, and the cut of the back makes it even easier. We all know the bulky fabric look stacked on your butt is not a cute look. Or maybe you haven’t noticed it yet… get a full length mirror, turn around and take a good look! What I love about this tank is the website description:
I feel like it’s finally here. Watermelon, bonfires and lake days are some of my favorite things about this season. I also love not wearing jackets or being concerned about how late I will be for work if it snows the night before. I am a lover of fall and winter fashion, but I do like to dress up in bright colors and feel I have a few more options when it comes to the clothing choices in warmer weather.
Another fun thing about summer is that my birthday is in July! This year is extra exciting because I am turning the big 3-0 and probably have a different mentality on it than most people do… I am excited about it! I am very content and happy with my life so I am excited to see if my 30’s are going to be as rewarding and eventful as my 20’s.
Finding dresses for summer events like weddings, bridal showers, bachelorhood parties and even a night out on the town can be such a headache. Often when you do find something that fits well and you like, it costs way more than you can afford. When I saw the price tag on this dress, I knew I needed it and would find any reason to wear it. When it arrived, it looked WAY chic and expensive in person. What I love about this dress is that it is a great length. Finding a dress that does not cup my booty or is not an awkward long length is a very difficult task. This dress does it all!
I’m not going to lie, these photos were taken when it was cold enough to wear a jacket. Although, here in Wisconsin you never know when to put the jackets and boots away… June? July? who knows, every year is different.
I came into work wearing this blazer style coat and immediately my co-worker Melba (me in 30 years) told me she liked my ‘boyfriend’s jacket’. I said, ‘HUH?’ She told me they called that style back in the day, your boyfriend’s jacket. When she said that, it immediately made me think of a high school letterman’s jacket, but loved the idea of ‘my boyfriend’ vs the ‘the quarterback who I would never have dated in any case’, concept.
Wondering why I didn’t say my Husband’s jacket… He would NEVER wear anything like this, ha! You know the saying, “doctor’s kid is always sick”, well I need a saying something like, “fashionista’s husband never gets new clothes”.
A classic outfit with a little twist.
If you’re like me, you think animal print is a classic and use it as a neutral in your wardrobe. The soft and classic colors on this handbag were so striking to me! Not to mention I can carry multiple pairs of sunglasses and snacks, it is so big! I don’t wear crazy printed clothing that often and usually let my accessories steal the show, so this handbag will fit in perfectly.
The shoes! Give me a studded heel and you’ve got me. I’m in love. They really are so great to add to any basic outfit to spice it up. I can see these being worn with many summer dresses and distressed jeans.
Are you a fan of animal prints?
‘There is never a wrong time for a polka dot.” – Marc Jacobs
Something about polka dots gives me a nostalgic kind of feel. Maybe because I grew up in the 90’s and/or because I probably wore too many of them. If you have been paying attention to this spring’s trends, or maybe if you haven’t, take a look now and you will notice polka dots are everywhere. I honestly can’t get enough of them. I have had to actually stop buying clothes with the fun print… But this top was too adorable to not get… And it’s less than $20 so I didn’t have to debate for long if I needed it or not!