Ruffle Sleeves

Happy Friday! Though I only had a 2.5-day work week (thanks Fourth of July…) I’m so happy it’s the weekend because I’m that much closer to the trip of a lifetime! Next weekend, I’m starting my cross-country journey – from Cincinnati to Chicago to Los Angeles – as my boyfriend Jack is moving to the City of Angels!

I’m. So. Excited.

As a result, I’ll be spending less time blogging and more time social media-ing our adventures … so be sure to follow along on my Insta stories.

Now onto the good stuff: Today’s outfit is one of my new summer favorites!

I never thought I could pull off the heels + shorts look (Mom always said it looked “hooker-ish” … LOL) but I’m so happy I tried it out. Though I’m only 5’4″ it looks like I have #LegzForDayz.

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

I’m obsessed with the pairing of black, white and army green. Plus the added element of surprise on the back of these block heel sandals! #TJMaxxScore

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ruffle Sleeves | Closet Full of Cocktails

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What’s your go-to summer look this season? Share your outfit ideas with me in the comments below! 😀

Romper of the Summer

My fashion philosophy for beating the summer heat hasn’t changed much since last year: rompers or bust.

Like most people, I jumped on the romper and jumpsuit bandwagon, and my wallet is paying for it. In addition to some faves from last summer (here and here) I’ve added a few new ones to this summer’s lineup. First on deck: this easy, breezy pink number!

Pink GAP Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pink GAP Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

The fabric of this romper is so breathable, perfect for the mugginess of the Queen City! And since it’s so basic (not in the PSL-loving way) it’s easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.

For this look, I simply paired it with some bauble chandelier earrings in the same color scheme, a basic neutral purse and my favorite mule loafers. Easy peasy! And the perfect outfit to picture in front of OTR’s most colorful murals 🙂

Pink GAP Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pink GAP Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

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EVER Skincare

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

Over the weekend, I received a surprising question: What’s your makeup routine? I was (happily) caught off guard by this because I had never received compliments on my skincare regimen before … probably because it was non-existent. I was constantly switching up my products and maintenance.

It was only until recently that I nailed down a solid routine after finally finding products I love! One of the newest additions to my collection: EVER Skincare.

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

As part of the Stella & Dot family brands, EVER has taken off by a tumultuous combo of social media and word-of-mouth buzz! The skincare line’s focus is on botanically based products that are free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic colors + fragrances, and more.

Not only have I added the critically acclaimed LAVISH Body Butter to my routine – Did you know there was a waitlist of 2,000+ people for this stuff? #CrazyTalk – the best part of my new routine has been the Total Eye Makeover set, which includes the REVIVE Intensive Eye Lift, DAYLIGHT Treatment Corrector and the DAYLIGHT Treatment Concealer.

It’s the definition of a triple-threat, tackling fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles in just 3 easy steps. And unlike other concealers, it’s not cakey or crease-prone. Don’t believe me? Check out some of the before & after pictures to see for yourself … this stuff works miracles, I swear!

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

EVER Skincare Review | Closet Full of Cocktails

Now that I’m an EVER believer, I can’t wait to try more of their fabulous products, like the award-winning REVEAL Biomimetic Peel Pads, the SMOOTH All Over Beauty Balm, or the PURIFY Deep Clean Detox Mask … Because who doesn’t love a good mask?

You can shop EVER Skincare online or find a local representative near you. And be sure to take the skin quiz to personalize your routine with the best products for you!

Thanks to my EVER representative Kate Delaney for providing me with samples and a LAVISH body butter as compensation for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Floral + Tassels + Stripes

Time for a riddle …

What do you get when you combine floral embroidery, rainbow tassels and pin stripes?

The most adorable, eye-catching blouse you ever did see!

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

While home in Buffalo for Memorial Day weekend, my mom and I went shopping … naturally. As we slowly passed by Anthropologie, we both did a double-take and started walking in reverse. Why you ask? Because we laid eyes on this gorgeous top at the same time!

Not only is it quite the looker, it’s also super lightweight and airy … perfect for the sticky Cincinnati summer ahead.

When styling this look, I wanted the blouse to be the statement, so I simply paired it with some white skinnies and nude block heels … then topped it off with some royal blue tassel earrings to pull it all together.

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale

Let’s be honest: I love Nordstrom as much as the next person, but that #postgradlife means I can only really shop there if there’s a serious sale.

First, there was the Anniversary Sale, now it’s Summer Clearance time.

And don’t be fooled by the name: Just because it’s a summer sale doesn’t mean there aren’t great fall pieces marked down, too.

So here are some of my top picks to make your Nordstrom Summer Clearance perusing even easier (but maybe more expensive)!

Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale | Closet Full of Cocktails

Outerwear: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Bottoms: 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Shoes: 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

Accessories: 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20


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Denim Romper

Welp, I did it again… I let the busy life (and occasional laziness) get the best of me. So now it’s been two weeks since my last post! *Note to self: Be more accountable.*

Ranting aside, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m finally settled into my new apartment and have the next few weekends booked with fun trips. Needless to say, I’ve been planning outfits like a crazy woman!

Enter one of my favorite go-to pieces for this summer/fall: the denim romper. Dress it up or down, this thing is going to get so much wear! You can wear it on its own with some bright accessories for a summery look, or layer it up with a chunky cardigan and felt hat for a more fall-inspired outfit. The possibilities are endless!

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Romper: J. Crew (similar) || Shoes: DSW (similar) || Belt: Old Navy (similar) || Hat: Urban Outfitters || Lipstick: Urban Decay

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