Thursday, June 27, 2019

Mane Attraction: Top Hair Accessory Picks for Summer

All the top hair accessories you need right now for 2019 summer!

The hair accessory game this summer is BEYOND!  And while I've always been the girl to stick to the basic accessories in hopes my wardrobe steals the show, I could NOT resist this season's lineup of barrettes, bandanas and headbands.  And, admittedly, I quickly realized how adding such a simple accessory can elevate a look. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Patio Reveal

Welcome to my new favorite spot in our home, our eat-out patio!  Located directly off of the kitchen and facing the back alley, this space sat empty for the last year as we furnished our new home and focused on a few key updates to the interior.  But with warmer months approaching and the allure of enjoying dinner under the stars and entertaining guests hitting hard, we decided to focus the month of April on turning the patio into an outdoor oasis that would be inviting, comfortable and serene.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wild Thang: Take On The Season's Most Popular Prints

Leopard Denim Jacket | Leopard Skirt | Bandeau Bra | Boots (Topshop, sold out)

It's a jungle out there...literally this Spring and needless to say, I'm OBSESSED.  The emphasis this season on animal-inspired prints and patterns is endless and arguably one of the easiest trends to pull off at the moment.  While this jacket + skirt combo from Uncoded Era is a perfect way to get a little wild without going overboard, the trend truly does have "a little something for everyone," from traditional leopard prints to bold neon snakeskins.  I have been entranced with pulling some of my favorite styles as of late and playing with ways to mix and match prints, pieces, and silhouettes.  I love the idea of mixing different animal prints for a bolder look, or adding statement printed accessories to instantly amp a look.  Are any of you loving some of these fav finds as much as I am?  Tell me your top pick or what you'll be shopping below in the comments!  

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunday Thoughts

March is the month of my birth.  For all purposes, it should be an exciting month, however, in the latter part of my late 20's during the month of March, my life spun on its axis.  The goals I had once set appeared all but obsolete and feelings of overwhelming fear and anxiety had replaced the once bright optimism I had for my future.  At 27 years old, I was filing for divorce, trying to establish myself on my own, and praying daily for clarity and peace of mind in my decisions, both present, and future.  As someone who often measures success by achievements and performance, this "failure" felt crushing and admittedly, at times, insurmountable.  

I have learned in the years since then that life never gives us anything we cannot handle and we are all truly stronger than we believe.  And, while we cannot see the future or understand it at the time, life does propel us forward from an obstacle or life-altering event into something much more beautiful.  Trust me on this one. As a result, March always tends to be a time that I welcome with a sense of gratitude for growth, but also inevitably feel a slight sense of unease at the reflection of how quickly life can change and how precious the present truly is.     

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Date Night Details: 4 Outfit Ideas with Uncoded Era's Champagne & Caviar Dream's Dress

Ue and the City talks about her fav picks for a perfect date night look.

Silk Dress | Floral Over the Knee Boots: Shoe Dazzle | Fringe Earrings | Pearl Necklace

If you follow along with my Instagram (@ueandthecity), you are more than familiar with my love of "date night."  Each Wednesday, Josh and I dedicate the evening to each other, taking turns planning an outing for the two of us.  It has become a key part of our relationship and a tradition that I look forward to each and every week, no matter how crazy our schedules.  With weekly dates being a regular occurrence, I really enjoy changing up my look each time.  This silk dress from Uncoded Era is perfectly festive and chic for a night on the town.  Its champagne shade is ultra-versatile and I love the idea of being able to pair it with anything from these trendy over the knee boots from Shoe Dazzle to a sparkly pair of ankle boots and even classic pumps.  Being petite, I love a dress that defines the waist and the asymmetrical hem gives the illusion of longer legs (always a bonus for my 4' 11" frame).  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Travel Outfit: VA Bound

UE and the City wearing Uncoded Era's Seeing Stars Jumpsuit while Virginia bound to visit family for the weekend.

Outfit Details: Jumpsuit (XS) | Denim Jacket (XS) | Sneakers | Raybans

Currently in the car making my way to Virginia, the place of my birth, for a weekend of time with family and thought I'd take a minute to share the absolute perfect travel outfit that is not only ultra comfy but looks oh so cute.  Sneakers are always my go-to for travel to make running through airports or driving long distances tolerable and I adore a good pair of Jordans.  This particular pair of AJ 1 Highs features a fur panel that I LOVE and rose gold checks.  This star print jumpsuit from Uncoded Era is super soft and its relaxed silhouette makes it perfect for travel.  The v-neckline and pockets make this jumpsuit feel high-end while the allover star print gives it a fun/flirty feel!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lovey-Dovey Lip Shades Perfect for Valentines

Mirabella Matte Lip Gloss in Bombshell, Lovey-Dovey Lip Shades Perfect for Valentines Day, UEandtheCity

I have a serious obsession with a bold lip and with Valentines Day right around the corner, I feel like there is no better time to share my all-time favorite lip shades that I wear the majority of the time.  These poppy pout colors are perfect for V-day...and the days that follow.