Hi friends! So I decided to start a new series on my blog called #Bosslady Lessons, where I provide an insight into my life as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Join me as I provide lessons, strategy, and tips on what it’s really like to own your own business. I’m also looking forward to your questions and suggestions for content regarding this. I receive quite a bit of emails on this topic and I’d love to have a forum to share my thoughts to your questions!

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Fashion, Spring


Today I’m sharing this flirty white lace dress that’s as cute from the back as it is from the front! I love lace dresses that have that extra special detail to them and this one wins with the cutest ruffles. I’ve been asked a lot about my experience with shopping at Chicwish and I must say although it takes a while to get your merchandise (~ 2-3 weeks), the quality is surprisingly good for the affordability. This dress is only $56! I would order from them if you aren’t in a rush to get your items but do want something trendy and cute. And you can see where I like to splurge – my handbags :). I’m wearing my favorite Chanel Vanity Bag – it was such a journey to get this bag (I called a billion Chanel stores domestic and international before getting it through the personal shopping department at Saks Fifth Avenue) and I’m clearly obsessed with it.

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Fashion, Spring


It’s the season for maxi dresses and I can’t get enough of the floral print on this gorgeous maxi from my boutique, Morning Lavender. I love the off the shoulder vibes as well as the higher waist line which makes any gal look taller. I’m contemplating cutting off the halter straps (easy DIY) to make this dress true off the shoulder. FYI – I didn’t have the dress altered in length – I’m wearing 4 inch platform heels here!

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With Summer travel season coming up, I wanted to share a peek into one of the most amazing resorts we have ever stayed at: Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli in Lake Garda, Italy. With its stunning architecture, luxurious accommodations, lakeside location and top-notch service, we understood why this former residence of Mussolini is considered one of the top hotels in the world. I must admit it was a bit of a travel splurge for us but it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience (although I’m hoping I will get to return). I love sharing in new experiences with the hubs and we had the best time just lounging by the beautiful pool and taking in the breathtaking grounds and scenery. It was the perfect place to relax and just getaway. We traveled with our camera gear since we had just completed a destination wedding in Italy so we made good use of our equipment to capture how gorgeous everything was. We must admit though, everything is even more beautiful in person!!! If you are ever in Italy, we highly recommend taking a trip to Lake Garda!

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Fashion, Spring


Happy Friday!!! Today I’m sharing this cute Spring look from Banana Republic. I mixed together some classic and trendy pieces to create a look that is truly comfortable and fun for the season. This tailored button down dress shirt is a classic staple for any closet as well as the comfy mules you will always see me wearing! I love matching white and blues for Spring and Summer and these key pieces from Banana Republic are so versatile and perfect for the warmer weather and fun travels ahead.

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Fashion, Spring


Gingham is trending right now for Spring and I just love this playful, picnic print! I found this lovely print in this fun jumpsuit from ASOS with its adorable cold shoulder bows. What are some of your favorite Spring trends right now? I’d love to hear in the comments section below and add them into future styling posts!

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Fashion, Spring


Spring is here and I’m happy as can be with the warmer days, extra sunlight and my favorite – Spring rompers! The one shoulder trend has made a come back this season and I’m OBSESSED with this new one shoulder striped romper I curated for Morning Lavender. I feel extra girlie and feminine in this romper with its ruffle detailing, bow waist and pretty powder blue stripes. I also compiled some of my other favorite cute rompers of the moment at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them out!

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Fashion, Spring


It looks like the off the shoulder trend isn’t going anywhere and I’m not complaining one bit! I adore off the shoulder styles as they are very flattering for my neckline and I love finding them a variety of styles and prints. This fitted, bardot style dress from ASOS has a gorgeous Spring print and its petite sizing makes the fit perfect for my frame. I love pairing a beautiful print like this with simple, feminine accessories!

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A good fitting black jumpsuit is something I think every career gal should have in their work wardrobe. It is such a versatile and easy-to-wear piece that can we dressed simply (as seen here) or dressed up with more accessories, a fitted blazer and other fashionable items. I am especially fond of this jumpsuit from Ann Taylor because (1) it fits my petite frame nicely and (2) who doesn’t love the ruffled sleeve trend happening right now?! Unfortunately this jumpsuit sold out by the time I shared this look (speed up your shipping please Ann Taylor) but they do have some other cute options including this cute jumpsuit on sale plus an additional 40% off! I have also linked a few other great black jumpsuits from some of my other favorite retailers below.

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