Leopard Print Maxi Dress

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I am determined to make the leopard print a cause for celebration! I wore this leopard print maxi dress on the weekend while we are headed to brunch with some friends (and that particular weekend was a hot one by the way – it was sizzling outside!). Hence sultry summer days call for breezy dresses, don’t you agree? And truthfully there is no more versatile summer staple than the maxi dress. It’ll keep you cool and looking hot all summer long.

Also, by now most of you probably know that I have quite the soft for animals prints. Some might even call it an obsession. Anyhow, I encourage all of you to take a walk on the wild side especially on sizzling hot days!

As always, thanks much for reading & have a fabulous Wednesday!

PS: Don’t forget to come back Friday for a new exciting post before I leave to New York for Fashion Week.

Much love.



  DRESS: CHOIES c/o | BOOTIES: Forever21 | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACELET/CUFF: What Would V Wear | WATCH: Daniel Wellington c/o



One Year Blog Anniversary







A year ago, I decided to embark on this entrepreneurial blogging journey. It’s been an amazing ride filled with many life lessons I never realized I’d learn. I am truly grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve been presented with, as well as building all these amazing friendships. I honestly, never imagined that I could inspire so many people by putting a few smiles on their faces. I’m all about encouraging one another, and this being said: I truly hope that my little space of mine – aka my blog – is a place of encouragement and happiness for you all. Where you are not only inspired by my outfit posts but you find a reason to smile and be happy.

I’m beyond grateful for all of YOU because you have not only encouraged me to strive for more, but you have encouraged me to start my own business as well. My jewelry designs have been so successful because of YOU, and I simply cannot THANK YOU all enough!

I also need to give a shout-out to my amazing husband and son. All of my pictures are taken by my husband, and my son is the reason why you see me smiling on my photographs. Yes, my blog is a family affair, and I would not want it any other way. They are my biggest fans and best friends (my boys just know how to make me feel special and beautiful every day).

Below are a few lessons I have learned being a blogger and entrepreneur. I hope you will find them helpful, as well as encouraging!

1. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers, seriously. Find your own voice and style, and go for it! Comparing yourself to others will only discourage you and bring you down.

2. Don’t take rude comments to heart, and I must admit I had my struggles with this too. I participated in a contest once and faced some rude and hurtful comments from people who were cheering for “their” contestant instead. It was very silly and oh-so high school, but it did hurt. I had to learn to ignore it, and simply move on. And now the whole thing is long forgotten. All this negative energy was for nothing, and I’ve learned to never let this get to me again. Ever.

  1. Always be professional, and be nice to everyone. You really never know who you are going to run in hence a bad “rep” about you and your brand is a big “No, no”.
  1. Engage your followers and stay connected. This is the fun part, in my opinion. I LOVE getting to know you all! In fact, I found some of my best friends on social media.
  1. Last but not least…HAVE FUN!

As always, thank you for reading & for your continued support! It truly means the world to me!

PS: Graphic Image and I have an exciting coupon for YOU! Use springcontest at checkout and get 15% OFF your purchase (valid until 4/12!) + in YOUR honor I’m giving you FREE SHIPPING on my entire jewelry collection as well (valid until 4/12).

Much love!



DRESS: OASAP c/o | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACELETS: What Would V Wear “Handmade With Love” Collection


Dream in Lace








Happy Friday, darlings! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! I’m SO glad you stopped by today because I’m demonstrating to you that… YES, you CAN wear this summer style staple during winter!

Maxi dresses, as we all know, are not only one of the most comfortable, flattering, and forgiving items of clothing to wear, but they’re also surprisingly versatile…in other words, why pack away your cute summer maxi’s just because winter is here?

The first trick is to think of your maxi dress as a long skirt! Simply look for layers you would normally pair your skirt with. Secondly, try to rely on boots, tights, or leggings to keep you cozy as the temperature drops. I added a faux fur vest to my dress to create an additional layer of warmth.

How would you style your maxi dress during winter?! I would love to hear from you!

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous weekend!

shopthepost12DRESS: OASAP c/o | VEST: Forever21 (similar here) | SUNGLASSES: Ilesteva | SHOESWild Diva via Lulu’s