Fun Stuff Friday: Kate Spade New York Minnie Mouse Collection

So apparently this collection has been out since March but I'm just now discovering it.
I was Minnie Mouse for Halloween in 1992 (a cute little toddler Minnie Mouse I was) and I guess you could say that's where my love for Minnie started. These Minnie creations are perfect for a trip to Disney but would also work great to add to your Minnie costumes on Halloween.  My two-year-old-self would approve. Especially of that shiny clutch. ๐Ÿ˜

Kate Spade Minnie Mouse
I mean look how cute this clutch is!
P.S. Not my photo - photo source here

Aix-En-Provence et Marseille

Aujourd'hui, je vous prรฉsente ma journรฉe ร  Aix-en-Provence et Marseille. ๐Ÿ’™

Maison Jules Sleeveless Printed Midi Dress

Our cruise stopped in Toulon, France but we opted to take the Aix-en-Provence and Marseille tour. There were also options for Nice or St. Tropez. I had never been to the south of France and I am a huge Francophile so I would have loved any and all of these places. But this excursion was not my favorite because it left us such little time in beautiful Marseille.

These outfit photos were taken atop the Notre Dame de la Garde. It is SO windy up there! Marseille in general is apparently infamous for its winds. I feel like I should have known that as a huge Francophile but I did not! This was in May so I went for this Maison Jules blue floral print dress which photographed well but I kept flashing everyone the whole time. There's strong breeze down below but up at the top of Marseille it is seriously gusty.

As with my previous travel posts, I begin with the outfit photos and details and then show you some of my favorite photos and moments. 

what I wore to marseille, south of france in the springwhat to wear to France in the spring
floral spring dress France
Marseille from the Notre Dame de la Garde
Marseille spring outfit

Dress: Maison Jules via Macy's // Cardigan: Jeanne Pierre, Macy's // Sandals: Steve Madden // Wedges: BC Footwear // Backpack: Target (similar now $8.98!) // Fitbit Charge HR: Target // Bracelets: Candles & Confetti bangles, Maria Shireen hair tie bracelet// Earrings: LOFT

Dress is sold out out -- below are alternative prints of the same dress.

(click view the complete post to read and see more!)

Shoesday Tuesday: We Need to Talk About these J. Crew Pumps

So earlier today my mom brought to my attention the most recent J. Crew catalog, and we were stunned by these stunning beauties. Look at them. They're stunning.

I mean, they're all crazy expensive and out of our budget (except the blue-gray ones which come in at a comfy $80). Still, I felt I had to make a last minute Shoesday Tuesday in honor of these heeled beauties. Perfect for fall and winter. Sure to be a conversation piece wherever you take them. I'd splurge on them if I had a life outside of work. Maybe I will again someday. 

*Le sigh.*

Let's admire one more time shall we? From different angles:


Clearly these are my favorite.


Linked up: Good HUES-Day // Fab Favorites

Breathtaking Dubrovnik: A Photo Diary

Today is all about my favorite port we went to: Dubrovnik, Croatia!

Old Town Dubrovnik view from the mountains

I had zero preconceived expectations for Dubrovnik because I didn't know much about it, other than it being the site of King's Landing on Game of Thrones. I am a HUGE GoT fan so I was pretty excited about this port. Well, it turns out I was absolutely captivated by the medieval magic of Old Town, which is everything you see inside the walls. The Middle Ages are my favorite history period, and because Old Town is perfectly preserved (or carefully reconstructed in some parts), I was having all kinds of history ogasms, as I playfully call it. I can see why it was chosen as a filming location for Game of Thrones. Now every time I watch it I'm always on the lookout for familiar views. And while I was there I was also trying to figure out which scenes were filmed where. 

So because this photo diary is so massive, I've divided it into sections. I'll start with my outfit + details and then take you through my day.

*My fellow GoT nerds: Keep scrolling near the end for a whole section on GoT.*

Mediterranean cruise spring outfit
Dress: Old Navy (now $9.99) // Jacket: Urban Outfitters // Bandana: Vintage // ShoesLevi's // SunglassesRomwe // Backpack: Target // Fitbit Charge HR: Target
PicMonkey Photo
Dubrovnik, Croatia | Mediterranean cruise spring travel outfit
what i wore in Dubrovnik
What to wear: Europe in the spring

And now, open the blog post to view the complete photo diary:

Shoesday Tuesday: Ankle Boots Galore!
(+ $1000 Asos Giveaway - now closed)

So I read this Buzzfeed article about ankle boots and it inspired me to dedicate this week's Shoesday Tuesday (first one in a long time!) to my undying love for this shoe. So I went on a virtual window shopping kick and gathered these gorgeous picks for (mostly) under $100. 

Make sure you click on the arrow below to see there are two more pages!
These are the real winners though-- an unexpected floral print in rich tones, perfect for Miami "fall." Got them straight from the Buzzfeed article and then I stalked the Instagram of the girl who took this photo to see where they were from. They're from Asos. You're welcome. 

A lot of the boots above are from Asos, actually. 
And looky here, I'm currently hosting a $1000 Asos giveaway! Enter for your chance to win!

There's a lot of us but you don't have to follow everyone. But the more you do the more entries you get.

My Day in Mykonos
(+ $1000 ASOS Giveaway! - now closed)

Blue skies smiling at me... Nothing but blue skies do I see. 

DSC_0780  DSC_0782
PicMonkey Photo
Blouse: LOFT // Pants: J. Crew // Sandals: Steve Madden via Macy's // Hat: Target // Backpack: Target (check out this nearly identical one for $8.99!) // Sunglasses: LOFT // Bracelets and NecklaceCandles & Confetti (similar necklace) // Ring: Murano glass souvenir from Venice

Hi everyone!

So I'm FINALLY getting around to sharing my outfits and favorite photos from my Mediterranean cruise in May and June, which I went on with one of my lifelong best friends. I decided to start with Mykonos even though it was the 4th port we went to because my outfit was very spring/summery so I wanted to put it out there first, before I get into the more fall-appropriate posts.

This day was a memorable one to say the least-- we were dead tired from the activity of the previous few days so we woke up around 11 am, which is SUPER LATE when you're on a cruise! We had to be back on the ship by 3:30 or 4:30 (can't remember) so we didn't have much time on the island and never quite made it to Paradise Beach. But we still managed to explore the little streets and have some Greek food and take tons of pretty pictures of the beautiful blue and white surroundings!