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This post is sponsored by Adidas. All opinions are my own.

While staying fit and working out has always been a consistent part of my lifestyle, I’d be lying if I said the current circumstances occurring in our world haven’t amplified it. Being confined to my home more than ever before has really allowed me to lean on working out as a source of both physical and mental stress relief. Because of this, I was absolutely thrilled when I was contacted by one of the most influential athletic brands, Adidas, to collaborate and showcase products from their latest line entitled “Pink Unity.” I was instantly drawn to the name of this collection because “unity” is the very thing we need most in our country at this time. From a fashion perspective, I also loved the vibrant color palette that made each piece a definite showstopper whether walking into the gym for the first time or heading to the park to train. Though there are a variety of styles within this particular range, I really wanted to step outside of my comfort zone of black, white, and grey garments, and select the boldest items that most appealed to me. The first piece that caught my attention were the graphic leggings. Aside from being extremely eye-catching, they are the perfect amount of spandex and softness to keep you feeling supported yet comfortable throughout any exercise you desire. At this point, I was tempted to pair them with one of the darker jackets or sneakers but instead I decided to continue matching that striking “signal pink” shade. The wind-breaker was such a great layering piece and perfectly highlighted the accent stripes on my footwear choice. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a workout shoe that is so light, yet resistant enough to handle all of the high impact movements I do regularly with my HIIT cardio and circuit training sessions. This collection has made me feel empowered, strong, and motivated me to continue working on my fitness goals throughout this global pandemic. Additionally, now that the rules are a bit more relaxed for social distancing outside, this is the perfect time to get some new gear and take advantage of what’s left of Summer while staying active! Don’t forget to click the links below to shop the items featured directly and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Jacket- Adidas

Leggings- Adidas

Sneakers- Adidas

Crop tops have been a fashion staple for decades. Whether you’re styling them casually or in more formal settings, there is always room for them in your wardrobe and I personally have been a fan for years! Check out the versions I’ve rounded up below and comment your favorite! Don’t forget to click the images for direct links to shop and until next time!

Satin has got to be one of the most popular fabrics during the Summer months. Despite the fact that it is lightweight and breathable, this material also allows for beautiful movement that really highlights the softness of the garment. While I have recently discussed my ever growing slip dress collection, my first introduction to satin pieces were definitely in the form of skirts! I love how versatile these pieces are and how they truly can be styled all year round with just a few additional layers. For this ensemble however, I kept things seasonally appropriate and semi-casual. Because I chose to keep the bottom half of the look completely neutral, it was imperative that I add some color for a bit of interest. This season in particular, I’ve really been drawn to vibrant pops of color and this hot pink crop top was no exception! From the moment I saw this statement making item, I knew it would be the perfect add-on for a plain look that just needed some extra spice. Though the outfit was nearly complete, it was still too simple for my liking. In efforts to seamlessly tie everything together, I grabbed my personalized denim jacket, my light beige wicker bag, and some classic black sunnies for a contrasting element. In my opinion, this would be the perfect beach day/boardwalk look or even suitable for a nice picnic lunch. Let me know in the comments if this is something you could see yourself styling and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Jacket- Wrangler

Top- Zara

Skirt- Zara- Similar

Heels- & Other Stories

Bag- Topshop

The increased popularity of slip dresses over the last few years is something that I don’t see slowing down any time soon. What I personally love most about them, is the countless styling opportunities that truly make it a year-round staple. In my opinion, Summer is probably the easiest season to style them because there is really no need for layering. However that being said, because these frocks are such simple and dainty pieces, it can take a little more thought to cultivate an ensemble that still has some type of dimension and interest. My slip dress collection has continued to grow with each season, and it should be no surprise that the black version is definitely my most worn. In efforts to add a bit more variety and fill a void in my wardrobe, I jumped at the opportunity to be gifted a cream-colored style which had recently caught my eye. Upon receiving, I was thrilled with the quality and determined to play off of the feminine details, while adding pieces that would provide an unexpected juxtaposition. I had also recently purchased my first pair of colorful sneakers, (every other pair I own are either black and/or white) and was anxious to style them ASAP! Because I was essentially working with a blank canvas, this was the perfect opportunity to add a street-style flare to such a delicate garment. Additionally, for a bit more structure, I thought it would be cool to throw on an over-sized blazer which helped balance the look overall. For accessories, minimal silver jewelry and my geometric frames helped tie everything together and complete my vision. This honestly may be one of my favorite Summer looks to date due to all of the elements and style genres that were combined to create this outfit. Comment below your favorite piece and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- & Other Stories

Dress- Amanda Uprichard

Sneakers- Nike

Sunglasses- Quay Australia

So long are the days of wearing garments for one singular purpose! In my personal experience, especially while growing up, cardigans were always meant for layering when the temperature of the destination was uncertain. Lately however, I’ve noticed these knits gaining more respect and moving from the typical “add-on” piece to one of the focal items in various ensembles. Below I’ve rounded up a few options that I could absolutely see myself styling currently and during the upcoming seasons. Don’t forget to click the images for direct links to shop and until next time!

One of my favorite things about fashion is the constant reinvention and recycling of trends from the past. With every year, there seems to be a decade piece that really dominates and though we are still quarantined, 2020 has been no exception. With regards to clothing, I would definitely say that this has been the year of the cardigan. Whether you’re drawing styling inspiration from the 60’s or the 90’s, this garment has proven to be a timeless staple that anyone can rock! I was surprised at how influenced I was to reintroduce this piece to my wardrobe, but after coming across this beautiful lilac cable knit with embellished buttons, I couldn’t resist! Because it was so feminine and unlike any item I currently own, I was on a mission to make it fit my personal aesthetic. I decided to wear the cardigan as a top instead of a layering piece, and only buttoned the first fastening to keep it more Summer appropriate. In efforts to add a bit more edge, I threw on a pair of distressed straight-legged jeans and strappy black mules. Accessories were also imperative in finalizing this look, so I continued to play off of the pastel color palette by adding a pale blue bucket bag. Lastly, I added my clear 2000’s inspired sunglasses and my ensemble was complete! Comment below your favorite part of this outfit and whether you’d be interested in giving the cardigan trend a try. Until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Sweater- Zara

Jeans- & Other Stories

Heels- Mango

Bag- Zara

While there have been quite a few colors really making an impact in fashion this season, I couldn’t help but notice a consistent trend of blue. Specifically with regards to footwear, I’ve seen both luxury and high street retailers produce a version of a heeled sandal in this similar hue. Check out the styles I’ve rounded up below, and don’t forget to click the images for direct links to shop! Until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- Zara

Trousers- Zara

Crop Top- Zara

Sandals- Topshop

Sunglasses- Mango

There’s something about a lightweight suit in the Summer that truly makes you feel empowered, strong, chic, and ready for just about anything. What I love most about this look is the casualness that comes with such a traditionally structured garment. We often associate suits with the office, business, or formal events. Yet in the warmer months, they become a bit more carefree and a much “cooler” version of what we expect them to be. When I first came across this set, I was drawn in by the bold pattern, as well as the overall color scheme. At first glance, this may look like your average neutral checked suit; however after close inspection, there are fine lines of blue piping throughout which really make this set even more special. As a lover of contrast who also appreciates a good pop of color, it was a no-brainer for me to immediately pair this co-ord with my newest heeled sandals in a bright sapphire shade as well. In efforts to not overly saturate the ensemble, I toned things down with a knit grey crop-top for some added balance. To finish off the look, I threw on a large pair of gold framed sunnies and was on my way! This is yet another example of how versatile garments can be; so do yourself a favor and step out of the box! Just because something is labeled as being meant for a conference, doesn’t mean you can’t rock it to the park! Until next time!

I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a “dress-girl,” and the times I do wear them they tend to almost always have some sort of structure. That said, the A-line or more voluminous “baby-doll” style trend has really seemed to thrive this season in the world of fashion; so much so that even I had to give it a try. Check out a few of the frocks I have rounded up below and don’t forget to click the images for direct links to shop! Until next time!

*Cues Music* It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…

In all seriousness though, with everything going on in our country and across the globe, I was left feeling extremely uninspired and unmotivated to shoot my usual content. That being said, I am finally ready to get back into the swing of things and showcase some of the pieces I have purchased during this new quarantined reality. Baby-doll dresses are not something I usually gravitate towards as, due to their shapeless silhouette, they can sometimes make you appear larger than you actually are. To my surprise however, I was greatly intrigued by this neutral colored frock and decided to give it a try. (HINT: Because these dresses are so voluminous you can almost always size down!) Upon receiving the garment, I was instantly sold! The effortless design gave it all of the qualities of the perfect Summer styling piece; chic, casual, and comfortable! I was also free to accessorize however I liked because of the muted color. For footwear, I chose to add my my chunky flatform sandals to the ensemble and my tri-colored cross-body bag featuring gold hardware. In efforts to tie everything together, I finalized the look with an elevated aviator style of sunnies and was ready for a picnic or curbside dining at one of my favorite restaurants. While I’m sure we are all still getting adjusted to the new ways of the world, it does feel good to get back to my passion. Stay tuned for more content on the way, and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Dress- & Other Stories

Sandals- Cole Haan

Bag- Marc Jacobs

Sunglasses- Zara