The Jacket You Need Now

8.18.2017

striped dress distressed denim jacket white converse easy summer outfits

striped dress denim jacket white converse easy summer outfits

striped dress denim jacket white converse easy summer outfits

striped dress denim jacket white converse easy summer outfits

cluse la boheme rose gold watch pieces of me cuff bracelet easy summer outfits
Rue 21 jacket, similar here & here | Rue 21 dress, similar here or here | Converse shoes | H&M bag | Cluse watch | Pieces of Me bracelet | Westward Leaning sunglasses, similar here


Happy Friday guys! Today I'm showing you another easy summer outfit featuring this ripped denim jacket. I'm surprised that it just now made it onto the blog considering how often I use it haha. My favorite way to wear is simply throwing it on over a t-shirt and leggings when I'm out running errands. The jacket pulls the whole look together and makes it look like I put some effort into my outfit. But in today's look, I wore it over a striped dress (same dress I wore in this post.). I also wore my white converse because I realized I had barely worn them this summer. I also love the look of sneakers with dresses! What do you guys think?

On another note, there are two days left until my birthday and I'm so excited! I'll be spending the day in the mountains with my boyfriend! I'll be in Blowing Rock, so if any of you have suggestions for places to eat or see I'd love to know! :)


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The Best Agendas & Pens + Cute Desk Decor

8.15.2017

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 1. & 2. may designs custom agenda | 3. gold turtle paper clip dish | 4. staedtler pens | 5. ban.do travel mug | 6. gold & white 2018 agenda | 7. blush bow pencil case | 8. gold pineapple dish | 9. marble journal | 10. gold pineapple pencil holder | 11. cat iphone sticker card holder

Today I'm sharing my favorite pens, agendas and the cutest desk decor with you all! This is perfect if you're headed back to school, or even if you're not and are just obsessed with colorful pens and planner stuff like me! :)


Agendas
My favorite agenda and the one I'm currently using is the spotted one from May Designs. It's thin and compact so it doesn't take up much space in my bag or my desk. Another important feature is that it has a monthly view as well as weekly. The monthly view is so handy for planning out my blog posts while the weekly view helps me keep up with daily tasks. These are also super customizable! You can pick from 3 different sizes, tons of patterns, different layouts, and even add your monogram! Numbers 1 & 2 are both from there! Ban.do does really fun and cute agendas too (they even come with a sticker page!).

Pens
I am a total pen addict! I love using colorful pens in my notebooks and agendas so I'm always trying new ones. I bought these MUJI gel pens from Amazon last week and they are amazing! They write so smooth, don't bleed and don't skip. One thing to note though, the listing says they are 0.38mm but the ones I received are 0.5mm. I'm thinking they must've been mixed up because the bag they came in also said 0.38mm... but I still LOVE them and would repurchase! Staedtler triplus fineliners are my other favorite! They don't dry out if I forget to put the cap back on which is HUGE because I always forget haha. They write pretty fine and I prefer them over my Stabilos!

Desk Decor
I love this gold pineapple dish! Right now I'm using it to keep my most worn watches and bracelets on my desk. I love anything gold and shiny so when I saw this turtle dish from Target I fell in love! It will go perfectly with all my other gold stuff on my desk! (Anthro is selling a similar one that is $1 less!) Also, how cute is this pencil case that I found at the rack!?

the best pens for planners and agendas, cute back to school supplies

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Any other pen addicts out there? I'd love to know what your favorite pens are! Let me know in the comments below!


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Light Pink Cami | Easy Summer Outfit

8.14.2017

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Silky cami, zara ripped denim shorts, target lace up sandals,fossil watch, zara coral crossbody bag

Lately, I find myself reaching for a silky cami and a pair of shorts almost every day! It keeps me cool in this sticky summer heat and I can easily layer on a light jacket or cardigan. I've been slowly growing my collection  of camisoles because it's the perfect closet basic. (I did a post on my favorite silk camisoles a few weeks ago!) You can easily dress them up or down and wear them all year long! Now I just need to find one with lace trim, this one is super cute and the color is great for fall! 

The one I'm wearing in the photos is super affordable at only $13! I bought it in both the white and pink colors. I paired it with my Zara denim shorts, they are super comfortable and I love how distressed they are. I also wore my coral cross body bag which is one of my favorite purchases from the Zara summer sale! Let me know in the comments what your go-to summer outfit is! :)

 Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all are having a lovely Monday! xo

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Black Ripped Jeans & Ribbed Cardigan

8.09.2017

Black Ripped Jeans Outfit Ideas, Steve Madden Block Heel Sandals, Ribbed cream Cardigan OOTD, Fall Outfit Ideas

Fall Outfits Black Ripped Jeans, Steve Madden Block Heel Sandals, Grana Silk Cami, Ribbed Cream Cardigan

Black Ripped Jeans Outfit Ideas, Block Heel Sandals, Ribbed cream Cardigan OOTD

Black Ripped Jeans Outfit Ideas, Steve Madden Block Heel Sandals, Ribbed cream Cardigan OOTD

Washed Black Ripped Jeans Outift Ideas
 Grana silk cami, similar here | Rue 21 jeans, similar here or here on sale! | Rue 21 cardigan, similar here for $20! | Steve Madden sandals, similar under $30! | Cluse watch | Ray-Ban sunglasses | Nails: Essie's Topless & Barefoot

Black jeans are a staple in my closet because not only can they be worn year round but they go with everything! Recently I bought this washed black pair with rips instead of going with my usual choice from Topshop. They fit really well and I'm in love with the rip details! I can't wait to style them for the upcoming months! In case you love Topshop jeans, they make a super similar pair here. I wore my favorite off white cami and a lightweight ribbed cardigan. The latter is a must when all stores and buildings have their ac on blast!

Let me know which is your favorite brand of black jeans in the comments below! 

Thanks for reading! xo

Improve SEO by Optimizing Your Images | Blogging Tips

8.08.2017

How to Optimize Blog Photos and Improve SEO Blogging Tips

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I'm sharing three things I always do to every single one of my blog images to help improve SEO. SEO is short for search engine optimization and this can directly affect your ranking in search engines. You want to make sure you stay on top of your SEO game so that your blog stays visible to search engines and people are able to find your content organically. There are so many ways to improve your SEO but for today I'll be focusing on three simple things you can do to give your posts a search boost. Let's get started!

Keywords 
SEO is all about KEYWORDS! Not only should you be using them in your posts but it's super important to use them when naming your photos. Since search engines can't actually see your photos, they rely on keywords to know what's going on in the photo. A photo named 'IMG_2017_08' doesn't tell google anything about what's going on in the photo, therefore, it's not going to perform well in search results. When I rename my outfit photos I like including the brands I'm wearing, or which season the outfit would be appropriate for. If I'm doing a review on a beauty product, I make sure to include the word 'review' along with the name of the product.


Three Tips to Improve SEO for Bloggers by Optimizing Blog Photos


ALT Text
This stands for alternative text. You should use this space to write a description of what's going on in your image. Like I said before, search engines can't actually see your photos so they rely on this description to help users find the most relevant information. I like using the same keywords I used to name my photos to fill this in.

Image Size
My last tip is to always resize your images. Huge image files will make your blog load a lot slower and loading time can have a big impact on your SEO. The quicker your website loads the better it will rank in search results. I find that keeping your image width anywhere from 600-1000 pixels works really well.

Three Tips to Improve SEO for Bloggers by Optimizing Images

See you guys tomorrow with another outfit post!

Thanks for reading! xo