Monday, July 28, 2014

Oh, New Summer Bedding

I wanted to purchase a new comforter set, now that I'm fully settled into my New York apartment. It's taken me a month to find the perfect bedding. There are so many options out there, and It was difficult to find exactly what I wanted....oh yes, of course I had a pretty strict list of must-haves for this new addition:
  1. Must be 100% cotton. So many cheaply-made comforters are itchy and end up flat only after a few washes. Polyester is the enemy. lol
  2. Must be a solid color. I wanted something calming, inviting and versatile. I've always had a lot of splashes of colors and prints, so it'll be nice to try something new. This time my decor pieces will do all the work. My bedding...not so much!
  3. Must be under $100. The biggest challenge. Most quality comforter sets are well over a hundred bucks and I was hoping for matching shams (at the very least).
While all the options below didn't meet every single requirement, they were certainly close contenders.

a / b / c / d / e

Are you looking to revamp your bedding this season?
Ps. I ended up with option A and love it ;) Use code: COLLEGE at Target to receive $10 off any home purchase $50 or more.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Re-Trending: The Windowpane Print

I was doing my monthly online shopping and ran across so many windowpane prints. If you follow my blog, you know I love me some stripes.... and the windowpane print isn't an exception. I had to share these great options... Some with urge to splurge a 'lil ;)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

Bloggers Do It Better! Thank goodness I have access to a ton of really talented ladies that can make the windowpane print appropriate for any occasion - even the office! Love these three cute and simple ensembles I wouldn't mind replicating:

A / B / C

Have you been rockin' the windowpane print lately?


*Linking up with Style Sessions + What I Wore + WIWW + Trend Spin

Monday, July 14, 2014

10 Must-Have Summer Wardrobe Additions (Including Plus Size Pieces!)

I couldn’t be happier that Summer is here (technically, the first day of the season was June 21st). With that in mind, here are some staple pieces that’ll quickly revamp your wardrobe in celebration of my favorite season. These ten lovely items will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe:

  1. A sweet dress that can easily transition from day to night, with the addition of...
  2. A killer pair of heels (like these classic ones from Aldo) and a red lip.  
  3. Jeans are a classic choice no matter what the season, so look for a light and stretchy pair of ankle skinnies or cuff a comfortable pair of boyfriend fit jeans.
  4. Sneakers have escaped the gym and complimented the most classic Summer outfits. Anytime a girl can be both stylish and comfortable, she’s hit the jackpot.
You can shop most of my picks at Shopbop, but in an effort to be a little more inclusive, I’m excited to introduce you to One Stop Plus. They offer a ton of plus size alternatives for all the items I listed above. Oh, and the cute, star chambray shirt from the Gap is available in sizes up to an XXL. Love that about the Gap!

What's on your list of Summer must-haves?


Monday, June 30, 2014

What to Wear: 4th of July

I couldn't believe it myself, but closet de Tasha is very low on red, white and blue combinations... where is my American pride? Stripes? I have a lot of that... but star prints are non-existent. I went into major panic mode last week, because I have not one, but two 4th of July parties to attend. This handy little roundup of stars and stripes saved the day (to put it mildly).

shorts / skirt / flops / tank / headband / scarf

What are you wearing on the 4th?



Friday, June 27, 2014

Splurge vs. Steal: The Perforated Tote

You can never have enough totes, especially if you're a professional girl on-the-go. I LOVED this perforated option the minute I laid eyes on it at Bloomingdales. This 'lil shopper comes in handy for the summer and the color choices are a perfect compliment to my floral-printed dresses. I could see myself stuffing it with towels, sunscreen and magazines for a weekend trip to the shore. The only hard part... is deciding whether or not I should splurge or steal!

 / SPLURGE / Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Perforated / Purchase Here, Here /

 / STEAL / Stella & Dot Avalon Tote / Purchase Here, Here /

Let's leave it to these bloggers to give us a few tips on how to style a perforated tote. It's nice to know that you can wear it with a pair of your favorite jeans and sneakers or leather shorts and your closet's tallest heels.

 1 / 2 / 3

What do you think of the perforated style? 



Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Finds: Summer's Best Dressed

The weather has been so hot and humid, I've been wearing a lot of cotton dresses lately. In this type of climate, it really helps to wear breathable fabrics... especially for my commutes to work. The hardest part is finding a dress light enough to keep me cool in the heat, but professional enough to wear in a New York City office. These six lovely options are right at the top of my Summer wishlist:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

What have you been wearing to stay cool this season?


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coveting: Dolce Vita Hexen (in Spotted Coral)

Summer is the perfect excuse to purchase a pair (or three) of sandals. These stilettos are wild and funky in the front and all business in the back. A little bipolar, but it's my kinda shoe. The nude will pair seamlessly with just about everything in my closet and the splash of citrus will add a bit of brightness to my summer white ensembles. And if the coral doesn't tickle your fancy, there are two other color combinations available.

(Use code: PAIRUP for 25% OFF)

What are you coveting?