case of the mondays.

express blouse; zara skirt; kate spade nylon tote; juicy couture bracelet; pour la victoire suede pumps

The general consensus: Mondays suck.  It means back to school or work for most and a whole ‘nother five days until it’s the weekend again.  And while we can’t escape the beginning of the week, we can certainly lessen the blow with some kickass heels.  With another long week ahead, these bright red suede pumps will surely help me start it off on the right foot.

sparkling sips.

So I might be dressing like it’s fall, but that doesn’t mean I can’t drink like it’s summer (mom, close your eyes)!  And when it comes to cocktails, I prefer a no-frills, refreshing drink.  So when I stumbled upon a recipe that infused my favorite ingredients, I had to try it out.

It’s pretty easy to throw together, but I recommend letting it sit for a few minutes so that all the flavors can kick in.  Cheers!

short + slouchy.

h&m sweater; j. crew chino shorts; cynthia vincent x target wedges; juicy couture necklace
michael kors watch; j. crew i.d. bracelet; madewell friendship bracelet

This year, I’m determined to dress like it’s autumn, even though the season only lasts about two weeks in Arizona.  So when I found this lightweight, oversized sweater at H&M, I knew I had to have it.

You would think that a tiny person in huge clothes would look ridic.  Well, you’re partially right.

Although the top pretty much consumes me, I threw in a few tricks to make sure I wasn’t swallowed whole.  I tucked in a corner of the sweater so I didn’t look like I was walking around pantless (pretty key, unless your name is Gaga).  It’s easy for the shorts to disappear behind all that fabric, but I prefer the bagginess to be balanced with something short and crisp.  The statement necklace breaks up the sea of blue and the wedges give me some much needed height.  The end result: comfy and chic combined.