happy august cps! where has the summer gone? i had originally rounded up the items in this post fantasizing about my birthday a few weeks ago, but alas time has slipped by and it is not even my birthday month anymore, much less the actual day.  still- a girl can dream- and this CP dreams big. here are the little numbers my heart desires. wear these items for your birthday, a bachelorette, or a night on the town when you need a little extra sparkle.

outfit numero uno

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outfit numero dos 


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feeling more gilded than feathered? in need of something a little more demure? this tulle tiered dress meets the bill without giving up all the glitz. love me some druzy earrings and a silver sandal (or these golden Loubs) to round out the metallic palette.

outfit numero tres 

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too much is never too much. top off some major cant-pay-your-rent-for-three-months wow-sa shoes with a ruffled silk Tibi dress (on major sale!) give the party some extra pop with a patent YSL clutch,

outfit numero quatro

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be short and chic and equally fab in a beaded shift by Isabel Marant, some bold rhinestone earrings, a boxy clutch and barely there sandals.

another show stealing options? this slinky haute hippie dress with a slashed out back (reminds me of early 90s Carrie in SATC). there ya go- 4 drool worthy outfits ready for table dancing, limo riding and whatever else your birthday night brings…


with the countdown to my miami trip less than a week away, ive got florida on the mind. and today is also a VERY special day- shoutout to my favorite floridian MS on turning 23 (thank god you get to break in this whole ‘getting old’ thing 5 months before me.) in honor of her big day im doing an homage to her cool floridian style and all the items that remind me of her.

#1 a bright maxiperfect for a day of shopping or a la casita vay cay (ugh- take me back!)

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#2 a classic pair of shades – the perfect pair for bright rays, blonde hair and beachy water. ’nuff said.

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#3 a simple sandal– don’t know why a good pair of t-strap sandals always remind me of you. love these colorblocked ones from j.crew. (also dyingggg over these girlie gladiators by loeffler randall- SO great)

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#4 a colorful print- I guess this is what happens when you grow up in the land of lilly pulitzer, but you know how to wear a bright print better than most. Love this drapey style by lovers + friends. So cute for a hoos football game or a poolside bbq.

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#5 a fun tote – your bag is usually something practical but you spice it up with interesting colors and details- this periwinkle blue Furla or a sunny yellow Phillip Lim fit the bill- definitely sunshine state gal worthy.

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warm weather chic peas- what are your other wardrobe staples? while I sit here and freeze for t-9 more days, I hope yalls weeks are off to a great start! besitos to the bday gal and all my readers.