Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What's in my Bag?

I always loved these posts--maybe I am just the nosiest girl ever but I always wonder what everyone carries. Good thing I was inspired to do this today, because I have been on the go since I woke up (minus a little nap) and have lived in my gym clothes...gross? Please forgive me!
The Details:
Bag: 5th Avenue Leather Bag (just purchased at the Tanger Outlets during my trip to Ocean City, MD). I love how big it is, I can tote around my computer and all other "necessities"
ipod: Nano; I recently got into country, so if you have any face-paced(ish) songs please comment them :) 
Lypsyl: best chap-stick ever!
Gum: Trident (orange flavor), I am a huge gum addict.
Planner, notebook, pens: I am OCD about making lists and jotting down every little thing (PS: I'm a sucker for school supplies)
Book: I just finished The Island by Elin Hilderbrand and need to return it to the library. Call me Carrie Bradshaw but I love the smell of library books. This one is a great beach read if you are looking for a new book.
Keys: along with a host of key-chains ranging from a Tiffany & Co. one I got when I turned 16 (from my aunt) a Coach "C" from a friend, to a gym pass swipe-card.
Wallet: Juicy Couture pouch. I just like how small it is; I'm all about the "grab and go".
Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (purchased from Marshall's for $10)
Blackberry: I must stay connected at all times! It's a sickness. 
So there you have it!
What's in your bag? 
Like any of the same stuff as me?

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's a Shore Thing

I took a much needed break from the blogging world, but I have missed you all wayyyyy TOO much! I'm back after spending a wonderful few days down in Ocean City, Maryland. There was a ton of sun...burns, laughing with my family, and trips to TCBY and Big Pecker's bar & grill (seriously go there if you are in OCMD for the best seared tuna EVER!) Anyway, here's a little picture of what I wore to the beach. Have a wonderful Memorial Day with friends and loved ones!

Me wearing:
Tunic: Wetseal, Flip-flops: Old Navy, Bag: The Sak, Bathing Suit: Target, Hat: Surf Shop in OBX, NC

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This break may be short lived, but I am burnt out in every sense of the word.
I need a vacation...I'm on a hiatus (for a few days).
Do you ever wish you could just get a way for a while?

Words of encouragement would be wonderful!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dressed Down in Chambray

I'm keeping this post short & sweet. I went into NYC today for some meetings & I'm dreaming of living there soon. I wore:
Chambray Top: Bass Outfitters, Dress: Soprano, Tank-top: Target, Belt: Borrowed from Mom, Flats: Dexter via Payless, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Things Remembered

Sorry for the awkward facial expression! 

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days. I have been in a constant state of movement; graduating from college, celebrating with friends, packing up my house in Rhode Island and moving back into my home in New York. It's been a whirlwind of emotions (a laughing/crying mix) and I promise I will be posting regularly from now on. I also have an exciting giveaway in the works so I'm bracing myself for some awesome things to come! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday!

A, C, R, Me, K, J
The magical matrix picture, Ray & I

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Black & White...now Add in Some Color

Warning: this post is semi-sentimental. 

I have always been a black & white kind of person, viewing every situation in the most extreme light. This past year has changed me more than I could have ever imagined. Maybe I chose this time to reflect because I am graduating from college tomorrow, the scariest and most exciting thing I have ever done. But I'm only now realizing that I am just 21; I have my whole life ahead of me and don't need to make every decision yet. I need to enjoy this time to discover where I want to be, who I want to be with and what I want to do. There is so much color in this world, so many opportunities and so much excitement that it's silly to see things just as black and white...unless it is a stunning editorial photo, then black and white is completely okay!

Have a wonderful and sunny Saturday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Summer Boots

I have been thinking nonstop about my summer footwear options. I have flats and sandals, wedges and boat shoes but I'm really craving some summer boots. Light weight, airy and in a nice neutral tone...is that too much to ask for? Here are some boots that I have been eying (all from Instyle.com).
Top to Bottom:
7 for All Mankind
Fratelli Rossetti
Carlos by Carlos Santana

To boot or not to boot, that is the question.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stone & Bone

I am obsessed with the new cow bone collection by AnaKatarina Eco Gioielli. Designer Ana-Katarina creates luxury (and some custom) designed jewelry pieces using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds from Canada. She has a studio in Boston, MA so if you are in the area check it out!

Um...graduation present? 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Ultimate To-Do List

From now on, on days like today, when I am super stressed & anxious, I will consult this list. 
via Tumblr
What is on your happy to-do list?
By the way...I finally got Maria Menounos' The Everygirl's Guide to Life, thanks for the push today with your post Staley

How cute is she?

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Art of a Button-Down

Is it just me or have button-downs become a wardrobe staple for you too? Whether I am wearing a chambray, floral or flannel, a button-down shirt just makes me feel comfortable and put together. Spring time seems to be the perfect season to start utilizing my ever-growing collection. With tons of patterns and colors (okay, not too many colors but I want a red one), sizes and fits, I can use these pieces as light weight jackets, shirt-dresses, layering pieces, cropped tops...
Do you love button-downs too? How do you usually wear them?

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I am continually on the hunt for pieces of clothing that will transfer from season to season. While bright pops of color are nice for the summer, I'm low-key at heart & prefer more earthy tones that can be worn in any season--it's how I best maximize my wardrobe. I'm officially obsessed with French designer Emma Francois' line Sessun; I can't believe I haven't seen or heard of it before. How great are these looks?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Flow is Flowy

So blogger deleted 2 of my most recent posts, thank you Friday the 13th? Anyway, this is a little outfit that I wore out last night! Hopefully my 2 deleted posts make their way back onto Candidly Cassie. If not, posts...you will be missed! I wore:
Skirt: Forever21 (Borrowed from S) // Blouse: WetSeal (clearance $5) // Shoes: Dolce Vita for Target Wedges // Earrings: Target

Like my new haircut?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Strawberry & Lemonade

The mildest and lightest strawberry and deepest and most luxe lemonade colors are showing up everywhere...I love it!
(Pictures from my Tumblr)

What color combination's do you love?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunnies when it's Sunny

How beautiful is it today? I went to the beach and it was perfect--subtle breeze, warm rays, crashing waves...ahh, feel good weather! I'm wearing:
Tank top: H&M // Jeans: American Eagle // Belt: Target // Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target // Bag: Michael Kors // Sunnies: Oscar by Oscar de la Renta

Happy Monday--bring on the week! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm Blue (da ba dee da ba die)

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather on Mother's Day! I'm wearing:
Skirt (as a dress): Forever21, Belt: GAP, Sandals: GAP

Sunshine Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Mom, Me, Grandma, Sister

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I know you won't see this post (mainly because you are computer-illiterate) however, I will still pay tribute to the fact that it is mother's day and I love you so much! Thanks for being my biggest cheerleader-- always lending an ear when I want to cry, brag, scream, laugh, and vent. Sometimes you know what to say, and sometimes you don't, but you always say something and never leave me hanging. I wish you  beautiful day filled with sunshine and 18 holes of golf! Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Boost

I just found the blog Smart Pretty and Awkward and I'm officially obsessed. Every day blogger Molly gives "smart," "pretty" and "awkward" advice--hilarious, informational, TRUE! Give it a read, you'll love it! 

“Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses” 
— Aaron Hill
(a little quote I found on SPA blog!)

I think I want to put some feather extensions in my hair...I like these on etsy. What do you think?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Fancies

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River Island: tan shorts // Warehouse: orange tie front blouson top // Banana Republic: signature wrap bracelets by Chan Luu // Juicy Couture: Fernanda wedge // House of Harlow: 1960 Marie Square sunglasses

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Picture Overload

Hey all! This is a picture packed post so I will keep the words down to a minimum. First off, a huge thank you to the lovely Julie at Haute Khuuture because she sent me such a lovely tunic and ring (I won her giveaway! :) Please check out her blog because it's awesome!

I wore the tunic she sent me last night to one of my sorority sisters bachelorette party. I just added some wedges and a leather belt to complete the outfit. Thanks again Julie!
Me, S, E (Roomies!)
Today I am going to dinner with two ladies from my internship! It's a French-Mediterranean restaurant in Providence so I am keeping it laid-back dressy (does that make sense?):
Blouse: ZARA // Jeans: Forever21 // Belt: George // Shoes: Dolce Vita for Target

This was a more word-y post than usual...sorry!
Enjoy your Thursday evening.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I NEED...

A few things I need (or just really, really, really, want!)

What do you need? Or just really, really want?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Color Rut

Remember when I told y'all (yup, I just said "y'all") about my last sorority meeting. Well, during the roast given to me by my little, I was told that I ALWAYS dress in black. I will admit it. While I'm partial to blacks and beige's I'm determined to break out of my color rut. Thankfully, spring is the perfect time to do so!
Cardigan: GAP, Jeans: Forever21, Tank: Hanes, Belt: Target, Sandals: GAP

Partial to any colors?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sun-shiny Day

Don't you love the spring? I sure do. I woke up this morning to birds chirping and let me tell you something, I haven't seen such a pretty, sun-shiny morning in quite some time. Spring really does bring out the best in me...for starters just putting on a spring-time outfit puts me in a good mood. I love seeing the bold pops of color everywhere I look, and how can a girl be anything but deliriously happy when she is twirling around in a flowy dress holding a bunch of sunflowers that she just picked up from the Farmer's market? (hopefully this happens this upcoming weekend!). Anyway, how great is this picture? I love the salmon color cropped pants, the rustic belt and the gingham print top! I think I found my outfit inspiration for the day!

Oh I would love to announce that the winner of my 1st giveaway is Haley from Cardigan Junkie! Congrats girl!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Floral at Formal

Last night was my last college formal...
It's bitter-sweet to say the least but I am so glad I got to spend it with my lovely and beautiful friends (I mean sisters!). Today is my last formal chapter meeting too; tons of "lasts" this weekend! I wanted to share a few pictures from last night. I wore:
Dress: Allyn Paige New York // Shoes: BCBGenergation // Clutch: via Marshalls // Bracelets: NYC Boutique, Tiffany & Co., Gifted from Aunt

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and lazy Sunday! It's finally sunny, let's hope it lasts!