How I Wear: Floral print tank

casual friday, nude platform sandal, chinese laundry sassyfras, floral tank top


|Tank top| Forever 21
|Cardigan| LOFT
|Jeans| Forever 21 skinny ankle jeans
|Shoes| Chinese Laundry Sassyfras, no longer available (Similar, Lucky) (Similar, Mia)
|Accessories| Necklace and spike bracelet, Forever 21 – special thank you to Ying (yes, her name is Ying too!) of With Each Passing Day for tweeting about this gorgeous necklace which I immediately added to my cart and purchased. I’ve been looking for a statement necklace with a tribal twist and this one is absolutely amazing! | Amrita Singh bangles

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How I Wear: Leopard and gold

old navy leopard blouse, leopard print blouse, sheer blouse, sleeveless blouse, belted blouse, how to wear dress as skirt


|Dress (as a skirt)| Forever 21 (Similar, and so gorgeous in blue as well – Forever 21)
|Blouse| Old Navy Chiffon Leopard print top
|Shoes| Aldo (Similar, Nine West)
|Accessories| Belt, Forever 21 | Necklace, C/O Pop of Chic

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How I Wear: Nude bow blouse and cobalt jeans

bow blouse, colored skinny jeans, colored jeans, cobalt blue jeans, snakeskin heels, business casual, nude and cobalt


|Blouse| Thrifted
|Jeans| Forever 21 – currently sold out, look out for a restock! Or try these – but read the reviews since it sounds like they run 2 sizes large. The ones I have on are actually a size down too, based on past fit and reviews.
|Shoes| Ann Taylor (Similar, Target)
|Accessories| Ring, Charlotte Russe | Bracelets, Amrita Singh

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SALE ALERT: 50% off LOFT summer sweaters sale plus 25% off with code!

All LOFT sweaters are 50% online and in-store today, no code is needed, the discount will show once you add the item to your cart. And thanks to a savvy coworker who alerted me of a stackable coupon code:

BONUS: Save an additional 25% with the code SUMMER1VA for purchases over $100. You can also use your Loft card to save 25% with NO minimum.

EBATES: Get 3% cash back by purchasing through ebates. This is a free membership site that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases! Sign up here.

Here are my picks!

Stripe Open Stitch Sweater– $24.75 at 50% off

I’d love to wear this over a bikini and shorts at the beach!

Stripe 3/4 Sleeve Sweater– $24.75 at 50% off

I love the wide stripes –  similar to my sweater here.

3/4 Sleeve Scoopneck Sweater– $22.25 at 50% off

Comes in three bright colors. Perfect for colorblocking as shown by the model here!

V-Neck Short Sleeve Cardigan– $19.75 at 50% off

I need these in my life! They’re the perfect coverup for the office.

I’m not buying anything today – I’ve put a good dent in my wallet in the last week but I couldn’t resist sharing this sale in case some of you have been needing some new tops!

LOFT is hinting at another 50% off sale tomorrow too, so keep your eyes peeled!

From My Kitchen: Easy and quick mozzarella, basil and turkey bacon pizza

Earlier this week, I made pizza for dinner and had a couple of requests for the recipe. This is a quick and easy meal to make so I thought, “Why not post it on the blog?” Everyone appreciates a simple but tasty recipe, right? I actually got the idea for this from a local brick oven pizza restaurant. It’s my favorite pizza of theirs and I thought it was simple enough that I could make it home. I tried it out and It’s pretty darn close. The best part is being able to heap on the toppings!

I don’t have any pictures other than the one I Instagrammed, so here it is! Look at all that cheesy, drizzly goodness!

I love fresh basil and mozzarella and that's what gives this easy to make pizza such flavor! Prep and cook time takes about 20-25 minutes so you'll have food on the table in no time. My husband is a slab of meat-eater, so if something like this pleases his palette, you know it's good!

You Need:

Prepared pizza crust (like Boboli)
6 strips of turkey bacon*, fry in pan and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced to about 1/4 in thickness or less
7 – 8 fresh basil leaves, sliced into strips
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup pasta sauce of your choice
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What to do:

Heat oven according to pizza crust instructions. Brush olive oil on the pizza crust then spread pasta sauce on the crust. Top with mozzarella first, then add turkey bacon, basil and tomatoes. I also drizzle more olive oil on top, but that’s just me. 🙂

Put on a baking pan or pizza pan and place in oven for 10 minutes or until top of pizza is bubbly.

That’s all there is to it! It’s so easy but it tastes SO good.

*You can also substitute the turkey bacon with chicken breast strips, shrimp, prosciutto – depending in what you feel like having or have on hand.