the must have romper

how is it already september?! 

while a lot of fashion bloggers are "holding onto summer" i'm over here like "let me go summer!!!" i cannot wait for the cool temps but unfortunately, fall does not really hit texas until the end of october and as much as i would like to provide you with fall outfit inspo i just cannot picture myself draping a scarf around my neck or let alone wear a jacket in this heat. #justcantdoit #crazytalk SORRY! 

in the meantime, i bring you my favorite romper i've worn to pieces #literally, because it ripped in a small area and i had to sew it back. the best thing about this romper is that you don't have to wear a strapless. can i get a #HALLELUJAH?! it also has pockets and the v is not too deep. winning all around until... it rips. 

lastly, i'm talking about my east coast trip to visit Annie // @annie_spano and also supporting my blogger babe Mindy // @threadsnbreads jewelry line, // here i am wearing two of her bracelets. use code "jannadoan" for 20% off your purchase! i'm eyeing these lightweight tassel earrings. more after the jump! xoxo

currently on my playlist: survivor by Destiny's Child -- takin' it back old school (turn it up!)


romper | Target Mossimo romper (on sale and avail in three colors) -- similar with ruffles / similar but striped / similar with polka dots / similar with long sleeves
shoes | Target dv ella espadrilles in black (sold out) -- similar / similar / similar
bag c/o | Clare Vivier flat clutch in camel with royal blue, white and red stripes -- similar / similar
sunglasses | Ray Ban original aviator 58mm RB3025 in black -- similar for $12!
necklace | BaubleBar acrylic block monogram necklace in tortoise shell
earrings | Kendra Scott addie earrings in rose gold
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold
bracelet c/o | The Songbird Collection it bracelet in gold / The Songbird Collection small double triangle bracelet in gold -- use code "jannadoan" or 20% off
rings | Kendra Scott skylen ring in turqouise (sold out) -- similar but larger / BaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring / Gorjana blakey ring cuffEtsy stacking & midi rings
lipsMAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la


this trip to visit Annie @annie_spano was EPIC. i had only talked to Annie via DM, our hilarious comments, and text but i have never met her in person. it was definitely out of character for me to buy a plane ticket to visit someone i have never met but i think it's all about pushing boundaries and your own comfort zone! i'm so glad i did. Annie is the mastermind behind @stylecollective_ and joining this group of blogger babes has been life changing for ME. it has allowed me to make friendships (which i am lacking!) that will last even when blogging becomes a pastime. we chatted, ate, stayed up so late, laughed, worked out, got our hair and nails did, saw the sights, OH and Annie & Mike helped me mark something off my bucket list -- i've always wanted to see a lighthouse! BAM. so many memories made and cherished. i miss them both and cannot wait to see them again one day... IN TEXAS! #foreverfriends

getting that hair did at drybar // Trinity Church // inside Copley Plaza
blogger brunch at Stephanie's on Newbury // Ogunquit Beach //  Portsmouth, NH
dinner at ROW 34 // sweatin' a storm at barre & soul // Marginal Way lighthouse


current lemmings -- spring forward 2015


01 | Ann Taylor relaxed trench in cork -- the lightweight "casual/relaxed" trench look is very much in style right now. i love this one! also available in black. 
02 | Burberry Beauty wet & dry glow eyeshadow in No. 002 nude -- my bestie has always told me that Burberry eyeshadows are the best. i never tried them... until now.. and gee. she was so right. i should have listened sooner. either way, this is the newest formulation. it has awesome reviews and swatches on a lot of beauty blogs including Temptalia, the beauty look book, and Natural N Chic Makeup. also available in three other shades which are all on back-order right now too! 
03 | Forever 21 Local Heros mini donuts phone case -- what a cute case for the iPhone 6! who doesn't like mini donuts? 
04 | UGG jules platform wedge sandals in black -- when spring comes around i feel like i need a pair of wedges... i wonder if anyone else has this problem?! lol. i saw these a few days ago and my size (and many others) is already out of stock!! (insert sad face). i love bows on everythinggg. 
05 | Ivanka Trump carra pump in light sapphire -- there is something about this bright blue suede pump that i am really drawn too, a bright and happy color for spring outfits. i can see this going well with the Ann Taylor relaxed trench (01 up there) and a pair of skinny jeans, or a white shirt dress?! also loving the red suede as well. 
06 | Mossimo panama hat with a black bow sash in cream -- can't be without one of these this spring/summer. also lemming the one from Banana Republic here.  
07 | BaubleBar fringe court bib in gold -- this is a hot and heavy statement necklace (and you know i love my statement necklaces!) with some fringe!! also available in silver.