Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: Headed to Chicago

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This year i'll be spending Labor Day in the Windy City - and in preparation for what looks to be a very windy & rainy weekend ahead, i've finally gotten a chance to pack some of my fall favorites. Let's see if this weather will play nice with my suitcase - 5 days is a long trip for one carry on. 

Keep up with the magic on Instagram: @simplysabrinan.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

DOTTED WRAP DRESS






DRESS: GAP - SIMILAR HERE - $69   //   HEELS: J.LO FOR KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $50   //   
NECKLACE: c/o ELLE B - SAME HERE (MINT) - $28

While I would generally opt for a bolder necklace or handbag, today I decided to keep it subtle. The silhouette on this dress or any wrap dress is fabulous and deserves to be the star of the show. Pairing this print with a sunflower pastel pink necklace really allowed my neck to appear full without compromising the focal point. Not to mention, it's always important to find necklaces that sit properly. Nothing is more annoying then a necklace that twists and bends because the shape won't sit well on your collarbone. Elle B has fabulous pieces that are well-crafted so be sure to swing by and check them out!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

SHIFT STYLE NAVY SHIRT DRESS







DRESS: F21 - SAME HERE - $25   //   BELT: F21 - SIMILAR HERE - $28   //   GREEN CLUTCH: EBAY - SAME HERE - $5   //   
HEELS: LC BY LAUREN CONRAD AT KOHLS - SIMILAR HERE - $40
“Devotion,” Robert Frost
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean –
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.

I'm not the biggest fan of poetry. However, every so often there will be a quote or prose that catches my eye and this is one that I felt I had to share. In true poetry fashion, interpretation is always subjective. I took this poem to define devotion through symbolism of the relationship of the waves to the ocean. The constant push back-and-forth is everlasting but never tiresome. I believe that true devotion is not constantly titillating or new. It's an endless number of devout acts, most repetitive, done out of love and loyalty. 

Happy Friday.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: FALL TRENDS


There isn't a lot of creativity in the color scheme here, i'll give you that. Traditional colors are what i'm gravitating towards this fall: beige, camel, hunter green, oxblood, & black. I've had my eye on this Tory for a while now, and the green stacked boot is such a beautiful color. Dark, rich hues are going to be my base for the wardrobe this season, but I might spice things up with a cobalt blue or radiant orchid handbag, who knows - let's keep it interesting. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

J. CREW STYLE






TOP: OLD NAVY - SIMILAR HERE - $66   //   SKIRT: JCREW - SAME HERE - $33   //   
CLUTCH: EBAY - SAME HERE - $5   //   HEELS: F21 - SIMILAR HERE - $29
As Fall is approaching, i'm starting to see my wardrobe in a new light. Identifying which pieces can be repurposed for different seasons. For example, I can see this skirt with a  dark grey cable knit sweater and short stacked brown booties - voila. Fall Ready. While we are on the topic of this skirt, it's probably my favorite piece that i've bought this season. I picked it up at a J.Crew Outlet a few months ago and get this, it's still available! The skirt is $33 online - run don't walk here

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Monday, August 18, 2014

MIXING PATTERNS: NAVY







POLKA DOT PENCIL SKIRT: F21 - SIMILAR HERE - $45   //   STRIPED T SHIRT: J.CREW - SIMILAR HERE - $35   //   MAROON HEELS: F21 - SIMILAR HERE - $70   //   KATE SPADE BAG: KATE SPADE - SIMILAR HERE - $166   //   STATEMENT NECKLACE: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $38

It's funny how cognitive recognition works. Once something crosses your mind, it's as if you see it everywhere. Last week when I finished my second round of binge Desperate Housewives Netflix-ing (that's a word right?) I remembered seeing a tweet about 'The Witches of East End' and there it was on my 'recommended for you' screen. So, I gave it a shot & the pilot had me hooked! The show reminded me of a new world Charmed and Jenna Dewan Tatum is my ultimate girlcrush.. not to mention the other eyecandy on the show. I sped though the first season (only 10 episodes, boo) and the 2nd season is live now -- so i'll have to wait to binge through them.

If you're looking for a new Netflix show and enjoy a little supernatural fun - I recommend checking TWOEE. Can't wait till the next season to be out on NF!
(also recommend Revenge, Mad Men, House of Cards, White Collar & Scandal)
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Friday, August 15, 2014

ALL DRESSED UP IN CORAL







CORAL DRESS: BELK - SIMILAR HERE - $68   //   LEOPARD HEELS: DSW - SAME HERE - $70   //   
BAG: KATE SPADE - SIMILAR HEREHERE, & HERE - $179   //   TURQUOISE EARRINGS: AMERICA'S MART - SIMILAR HERE - $45

It's the times that I see my hair like this that I realize how obscenely long it's gotten -and naturally- want to chop it off. Unfortunately considering my hair grows about an inch a year, that isn't in the cards for me. The wedding is nearly one year away, so it looks like i'll be putting the breaks on the haircut and embracing my locks at least until the honeymoon. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS: Floral Shirt & Cuffed Pants








FLORAL TOP: F21 - SAME HERE - $15   //   KHAKI PANTS: AEO - SIMILAR HERE - $59   //   BAG: KATE SPADE - SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE - $179   //   NUDE HEELS: F21 - SIMILAR HERE - $44

I dug these pants out from the grave (aka my winter closet) and am so glad that I did. I haven't worn them in years but when white felt a bit too formal for this top, the khaki worked just right. The hem is a classic skinny, but I have recently been into cuffing the bottom of my jeans (2 inch, double cuff) to add a slight flair. Finish with nude pump and a statement bag, voila. Insta-chic. 
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