Gingham Bows

Gingham Wrap Top c/o (Use The Code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off of your order!) || Blank NYC Shorts || Similar Circle Bag (Mine Is TJMaxx) || Similar Sunglasses || Pink Slides || Gold Stripe Travel Mug ||

Happy Friday, friends! I wanted to kick off Friday with a casual fun look for the weekend. Gingham is one those prints that just screams spring and summer. I typically see the fan favorite print in either black, blue, or red so I jumped at the chance when I saw this top is pink. How cute is the bow too?! I love how this wrap top creates a nice big bow and makes that the focal point of the look. I’ve also been crazy busy lately and using my travel mug more and more it seems. While I do enjoy my morning tea/coffee out of my vintage tea cups, it does help when we’re on the go to have this beautiful travel mug at my side. The pink gingham top runs true to size. I’m wearing a small for reference. 

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xo, Amanda  

Look Good Feel Great // April Glossybox


 April Glossybox c/o || AG Skinny Jeans || Humble Chic Button Down c/o (Similar) || 

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  April is officially the first full month of spring and with that comes celebrating beauty from the inside out. The items in this months box are meant to amplify your natural beauty with restorative products that will literally make you radiate from within. Below is a list of all of the goodies! Enjoy!!

  1. Rituals Foaming Shower Gel  : Rituals cult favorite gel-to-foam body wash boots your shower experience with uplifting natural essences that cultivate feelings of peace and positivity. Massage into a lather and get foaming to feel totally renewed.  
  2. Oolution Eye Love  : This detoxifying formula, with more than 54 active organic ingredients, keeps the delicate skin around the eye area bright and smooth.   
  3. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Restore + Revive Bi-Phase  : Thos unique bi-phase treatment/styler, conprimed of natural oils, activated curl definition, restores shine, controls frizz, and restores 2-3 day-old hair back to its original glory!  
  4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Towlettes Oil Free Faces Wipes  : Just one swipe of this gentle face wipe will clear away makeup, impurities, and even microscopic pollution particles. This no-rinse formula, which is packed with skin-clearing infredtlike micro-exfoliating Lopo-Hudroxy Acid, also tightens pores and helps refine skin texture.  
  5. Karl Lagerfeld + Modelco   Baled Blush In Rose Beige  : This gorgeous bakes blush from Karl Lagerfeld + Modelco, serves as the perfect highlighter, which will make you glow, seemingly from within. Thanks to micronized pigments that brighten and highlight every complexion, you’ll look natural, but radiant, all day long!   

xo, Amanda  

Pink Peony Romance


 Pink Peony Dress c/o || Floral Slingbacks || LC Lauren Conrad Bag c/o || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || 

Good morning, friends! Everything about this dress exudes whimsical romance from its soft colors, shimmery peony pattern, and stunning fit with a waterfall design and princess seams. Chicwish always has the best pieces! I’m personally a big fan of the “hi-low” hem since I’m so short. Its the best of both worlds really. I was particularly pleased with the soft shimmer the fabric had. I didn’t even realize that when I first saw the dress online. It’s truly even more stunning in person. It’s almost as if the dress is glowing. A rosy glow of you will! I’m wearing an XS for reference. It was a bit tight in my rib cage area, but the rest of the dress fit fine. 

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xo, Amanda

That Tropical Feeling


 Tropical Dress (Use The Code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off of your order!) c/o || Mint Floral Heels || Rattan Clutch || 

Good morning and happy Monday! We had some amazing weather this weekend and everyone came out to celebrate the warmth. It was really nice to see so many people out and about. I swear, I’m much more productive when it’s warm outside too, haha. I got a good amount of work done, enjoyed a bon fire with my family, went antiquing, and got some walks in among other things. 

This outfit gives me all of the warm weather vibes! A tropical heatwave. It’s also a dress that was just made to twirl in. A lovely amount of flounce with dramatic bell sleeves and a built in choker around the neck. I couldn’t help but to swish the skirt every now and then. The colors are my favorite color combo too!  

I hope everyone has a great start to their week!  

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xo, Amanda  

The Cat’s Meow


Cat Print Top c/o (Use a The Code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off!) || LC Lauren Conrad Skirt (Old, Similar) || Ruffle Mules || Circle Bag || Similar Jean Jacket || Cat Eye Sunglasses c/o ||  

Happy Friday, friends! I’m puuuurfectly in love with this cute top! I’ve always been a cat girl and couldn’t resist the feline print. The top runs true to size. I’m wearing a small for reference. One of my favorite bag trends has been the circle bag. They’re reminiscent of circular vintage luggage and I’m sure you’ve seen me with them many many times! I’m a vintage girl at heart! I found this cute lilac one for under $30 and cannot get over how pretty the color is for spring. Absolutely darling. 

All of these pastels have me longing for the warm spring weather to arrive and luckily, we’re going to have some this weekend! We’re supposed to have 70 degree weather today and tomorrow, but then it goes back to the 50s. Sigh, C'est la vie. I’m making sure to get in as many outdoor activities as I can including a bon fire that I’m really looking forward to!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Enjoy.  

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xo, Amanda  

The Big Event Of The Season


Pony Bow || Star Stud Earrings || Pink Sunglasses || Black Sunglasses || Pink Maxi Dress || Dark Floral Maxi Dress || Floral Sneakers || Flamingo Smoking Flats || Blush Bow Pumps || Pom Circle Bag || Pink Ark Clutch || Tote Circle Bag || Mini Clutch || Lampshade Hat || Slip Pillow Case || Pink Pom Pom Tote Bag || Blush Jeans || Pink Pleated Midi Skirt || Purple Ruffle Gown || 

Good morning and happy Thursday! One of the biggest sales of the year is currently happening and there are so many great options to refresh your spring and summer wardrobe. I have some of my favorites selected below. The Shopbop sale goes on until April 14th. Use the code Event18 at checkout to receive 20% off of orders under $500 and 25% off of order over $500. Happy shopping, friends! 

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xo, Amanda  


Sound Sleep Cocoon


Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon c/o || Floral PJ Set c/o (Use the code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off!) || 

Good morning, friends! Today I’m excited to talk about a new transformative night gel-cream from Dermalogica called Sound Sleep Cocoon. I’ve been using mine for about one month and feel confident to talk about the results I’ve seen. I always put the Sound Sleep Cocoon on as my last step for the night followed by spritzing a lavender-vanilla most on my pillows to help me sleep. 

Now, let’s talk a little bit about skin in genreal. It’s actually nocturnal! It regenerates and repairs itself at night while you sleep. The maximum nighttime skin repairs occurs between 9pm until midnight. In our busy world, not all of us get enough sleep though, yours truly included. For all of the nights when you don’t get enough rest, the Sound Sleep Cocoon is here to help by promoting skin repair so you can wake up with glowing skin by morning. My skin definitely looks refreshed and feels very soft by morning. 

The key ingredients in the gel-cream are Persian silk tree extract, which provides antioxidant protection, reduces the signs of fatigue and brightens tired skin. The next ingredient is quite-shy-ya fruit extract. This promotes a refined, even skin texture and illuminates dull skin, visibly increasing radiance by morning. Lastly, the motion-activated lavender oil is released throughout the night as you toss and turn helping you Sleep even in restless nights. The lavender is so soothing to the senses. I love putting this gel-cream on and immediately smelling the soothing scent. It’s not overwhelming, but pleasently in the background. 


xo, Amanda  

Anchors Aweigh


 Pearl Skirt c/o || Red Striped Top || Similar Seer Sucker Blazer (Old, Banana Republic) || Similar White Sandals || Sunglasses || Wicker Bag || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o ||  

Good morning and welcome to the new week! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We had a great one celebrating my future sister-in-laws birthday this past Saturday. It was a lot of fun! We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner and then did some shopping together. My brother was a good sport during the shopping too, haha. 

Oh how I love a good nautical look! I basically have two fashion styles that I stick pretty close to. One being romantic whimsy and the other nautical. This look started with the pearl beaded flounce skirt and was built around that. The detailing is unequivocally feminine and very lady like. The pearls are so darling! I’m wearing a size small for reference. This seersucker blazer from Banana Republic has been a staple item in my closet for years. I pull it out every spring and summer and never tire of it. It’s a classic piece stands the test of time. This pink and blush versions are a fun twist on the traditional blue. I found a similar one to mine here that is sure to be a go-to for anything from dressing up a simple white tee and jeans to creating your own nautical chic ensemble! 

 Use the code AmandaZOV20 for 20% off of your Shein order! 

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xo, Amanda  

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of


 Floral Dress c/o || Sunglasses || Similar Floral Heels || Rebecca Minkoff Bag || 

 Good morning and happy Friday, friends! First, does anyone know the name of the movie the title of this post comes from?? Hint, it’s a classic starring one of the coolest “tough” guys there is and revolves around a bird. I’ll give the answer at the end :) Now, onto this gorgeous floral fit and flare dress from Chicwish that evokes dreams of the sophisticated past. As soon as I saw this dress, the above mentioned quote actually came to mind. I can’t help but think of classic movies starring the loveliest of ladies when gazing upon this dress. The blooming bouquet print is beyond stunning and pops quite nicely against the navy blue background. I adore how the skirt has just the right amount of pouf and the three quarter sleeves making this a fantastic option for the in-between weather we’re experiencing right now. The quality is excellent and has a nice amount of weight to it. The dress fits true to size. I’m wearing an XS for reference. 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! The answer to the name of the movie is “The Maltese Falcon.” One of my favorite Humphrey Bogart movies!  

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xo, Amanda  

Easter Dress // Flower Midi Dress


White Midi Dress c/o || Similar Sunglasses || Pink Mules || Similar Circle Bag || Similar Trench Coat || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o || 

Good morning and happy Thursday, friends! This dress from Chicwish is the one I wore for Easter and love how pretty it is for spring. The dress is stunning and fits like a glove. The belt it came with is a bit big so I knotted it and tucked the ends underneath. It creates a fantastic silhouette and is a piece with exquisite sophistication and excellent quality. A true head turner!   

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xo, Amanda  

Floral PJs And Robe


 Floral PJ Set c/o || Floral Robe c/o || 

Good morning, everyone! I thought it would be fun to talk about my general morning routine since I’m wearing my pjs and robe today. Both pieces are beyond beautiful for spring and reminded me of cherry blossoms when I saw them. I’m wearing a size Medium in the pjs and the robe is a one size fits all. The pjs are silky smooth while the robe is sooooo cozy to wrap up in! Ava loves to feel it too. She always goes, Mom are you cozy? Haha. I was in dire need of a new robe too. The one I wore was very similar with it being a fleece style, but instead of florals it had a red plaid pattern more suited for winter. Anyway, now on to my routine! 

I always wake up and make sure to do some quick stretches to wake my tired muscles up. After that I go through my morning skin care routine and then put makeup on. I’ll go make the bed and tidy up the living room from the night before. If there’s any dishes to be done, I’ll get those washed now too. I then have my breakfast with either coffee of tea depending on my mood that day. This is also when I jot down what errands or plans I have for the day. When I’m finished with breakfast, I go and water some plants throughout the house and check on any fresh flowers to see if they need new water. Sometimes I’ll save the plants for when Ava wakes up and let her go through with her little watering can. She really gets a kick out of it! Right around this time is when Ava will wake up and then it’s time for silly tickles to start her day with a smile!

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xo, Amanda  

Easter Weekend


A very happy Easter Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a joyous Easter weekend. He is risen, alleluia!! I wanted to share some of my favorite parts from this past holiday weekend. We started with an Easter egg hunt in the backyard and then dyed some eggs, which we later decorated some of Ava’s favorite characters. My dad’s birthday was this past Tuesday, happy birthday dad!, so we celebrated his birthday along with the holiday. Easter Sunday started with church, then a hunt for some baskets the bunny left for Ava, followed by a lunch that I hosted. We lucked out with kind of spring like weather so some walks were also included. It’s wonderul to breathe in the fresh air! It actually snowed last night. It looks a little more like Christmas than Easter right now, but hopefully the couple of inches will melt quickly. I hope everyone has a great start to your week! 


                            xo, Amanda  

This Dress Makes Me Smile


Yellow Floral Dress c/o || Similar Circle Bag (Mine Is From TJMaxx) || Franco Sarto Heels, Old, (Similar) || Express Sunglasses, Old, (Similar) || Kohl’s Trench Coat, Old, (Similar) || 

Happy Good Friday, everyone!  First off, thank you to my dad for taking these photos for me. The location we took them in doesn’t allow tripods so his help was essential and of course greatly appreciated! This dress instantly puts a smile on my face with its vibrant sunshine yellow color adorned with pretty blossoms. The tie neck and ruffle cuffs add a beautiful touch of femininity that I always adore. I wanted the whole look to feel as if spring has sprung and to be bright and cheery. I had so many people stop to comment on either the dress, shoes, or trench coat. Needless to say, this outfit was a hit! The dress fits true to size. 

This was our last day and one that turned out to be amazing. I actually came down with a nasty stomach bug and spent most of the time in bed, but felt better by the end of the trip and we made sure to pack as much into the last day as we could. We had some yummy snacks at Rare Sweets where Ava got her famous cherry blossom cookie and then took a walk around before heading over to Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects at JFK’s grave. Finally we headed to a late lunch with our family memebers. It’s always so wonderful to see them. I wish we lived closer! 

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend and enjoys the Easter holiday! Below are some more photos from the day.

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xo, Amanda  



Dreamy Rooftop Views


 Gingham Ruffle Dress c/o || Pink Slides || Sunglasses || Circle Crossbody Bag || Similar Straw Hat || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Drop Earrings || 

A very happy good morning to everyone! Though I currently live and grew up in the country, there’s nothing I find more thrilling than gazing upon a city to watch the hustle and bustle below. Oh the excitement! The sounds of city life alone feed my soul. This particular rooftop is a favorite of mine with views of two famous buildings, the Capitol and Washington Monument. It’s a fantastic spot to bask in the golden glow of a sunset too. As soon as I arrived in the city, I made my way to roof to catch the last of this beautiful sunset and to take it all in. This gingham dress with a ruffle neck and cuffs felt wonderful on. It’s a charming little number! Truly a versatile piece that could be worn on a picnic, to an amusement park, or strolling down the avenue while window shopping. I’m wearing a small and it fit perfectly. 

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xo, Amanda  

Get Your Glow On


Dermalogica all c/o || Precleanse || Daily Microfoliant || Phyto Replenish Oil || Hydrablur Primer ||  

Happy Monday, friends! I was recently introduced to a skincare brand I had heard so much about and definitely wanted to give a try. For those of you that do not know, I’ve struggled with acne my entire adult life. Having to deal with this has led me to become very passionate about my skin care routine. It’s very exciting to find a company with products that deliver on their promise and are just as passionate about skin care as I am. After trying these products for about one month, I am truly impressed with each one. My favorite of the four were the daily microfoliant and the phyto replenish oil, which I’ve incorporated into my daily routine. 

The Precleanse is an oil that gently removes everything from waterproof mascara to chewing gum in hair! It removes excess oil without clogging pores. It was very relaxing to massage this oil over my dry face for a minute or two and then add water to emulsify. After using a cleanser, I would the  use the Daily Microfoliant, which I love. My face always does better when I exfoliate it everyday. Many exfoliants are only to be used two to three times a week so it’s definitely a plus that this one is for daily use. It’s a powder that you activate by adding water in your hands to create a creamy paste. It gently smoothed away dulling skin cells for instantly brighter skin! I would end my nightly routine with the Phyto Replensih Oil, a true all star of the group. I use 5-6 drops and then gently press onto my skin. This oil strengthens the skin’s natural barrier to create a luminous antioxidant shield against free-radical damage. The Hydrablur Primer locks in hydration and provides a light, neutral coverage that can be worn alone or under makeup. This primer blues the appearance of fine line and mattifines shine. I honestly am horrible with primers, haha. I forget to put them on in the morning before my foundation, but when I would remember to wear the primer, it did smooth everything out and I didn’t have to use as much foundation as normal. A win in my book! 

xo, Amanda  

Spring Is In The Air


Bell Sleeve Dress c/o || Similar Sandals || Mar Y Sol Bag || Similar Straw Fedora || KEP Earrings c/o || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o ||  

Good morning and happy Friday!! While most of the north east got hit with another nor’easter a few days ago, there is still a sense (maybe it’s a strong hope!) that spring weather is right around the corner. One of my favorite things to wear in spring is a crisp white dress. It looks and feels fresh to go with the new season. I always end up wearing a white dress for Easter too! This dress from Trina Turk features a stripe geo lace with a boatbeck and bell sleeve for some feminine drama. It felt so good to slip into my first white dress of the season. This would be a great choice for a tropical holiday too! 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and hopefully you have some spring like weather! 

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xo, Amanda  

A Ladybug


Lads And Ladybugs Dress c/o ||  Cat Ballet Flats || Similar Straw Hat || JFK Necklace || 

Good morning, friends! Today, I’m excited to share some photos I took of Ava in her dress from Lads And Ladybugs featuring a charming little town scene with a backdrop of beautiful pink hues. I’m head over heels in love with this dress! I’ve always been a big “Main Street USA” fan and love the idea of anything that reminds me of Mayberry, my ultimate Main Street town. Ava thought the dress was pretty and kept looking at the print all day. My little lady! She’s wearing a size 2-3 years from the site, which fit perfectly on her. 

xo, Amanda  

First Day Of Spring


LC Lauren Conrad Bomber Jacket (Old, Similar) || Striped Top (TJ Maxx Store, Similar) || Skinny Jeans || Pink Baseball Cap || Pink Sneakers || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o || JFK 100 Pearl Bracelet || Floral Straw Bag (Old, Similar) || 

Good morning friends and happy first day of spring!!! I have been waiting for this day for quite some time now and could not be happier that’s it’s finally here. Mother Nature may not completely agree yet, but winter is officially behind us and that is reason enough to celebrate!

The past few days have been a whirl wind. They literally went by in the blink of an eye! Mr. Sunshine finally came out of hibernation and decided to stick around for the entire weekend so we made sure to get as much vitamin D as possible. This outfits is what I wore on one of our many walks over the weekend, obviously with spring on my mind. I’ll never tire of mixing pink and blue together. The combo is an all time favorite of mine and one that never goes out of style. I’ve had this lace bomber jacket for a few years now and love it’s casual elegance. The straw bag was actually my mom’s. I’m not exactly sure when she got it, but it holds a sentimental value for me. It’s darling for spring and quite spacious too! 

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xo, Amanda  

March Glossybox + Women & True Beauty


March Glossybox c/o || Ruffle Top c/o || Skinny Jeans || Steve Madden Rose Gold Flats (Old, Similar) || Blush Bench || 

Good morning and happy Thursday! Today I’m excited to bring you the latest Glossybox for March, which is celebrating true beauty for International Women’s Day. We’re reflecting on those amazing ladies in our lives who lead by example, lifting us up when we need it, and singing along side of us when we're feeling fabulous. For me, that woman who I admire for her strength, perseverance, ability to do-it-all, and never give up even when life was unfair to her is my mom. She was strong, warm, kind, and represented true beauty to me inside and out. I could not have asked for a better role model or mother. I miss her every single day of my life. Likewise, I’m also teaching all of the qualities my mother instilled in me to my beautiful daughter. My mother’s love and beauty shines bright from within Ava. 


Now, without further ado, onto the beauty box. I love receiving these boxes monthly boxes. It’s like a mini Christmas every time! I’m wearing the eyeshadow stick that’s included and also the concealer and makeup primer all of which I’ll preview below with the product descriptions. This months box is filled with hard-working, multi-benefit products that will keep you looking and feeling like the girl boss you are.  

Cover FX Perfect Pencil Concealer: Tie versatile tool can be used to define lip and eyebrow arches and conceal trouble spots in an instant. This formula is also waterproof. I thought this did a great job at covering up little imperfections like a single pimple here and there. 

Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect + Matte Veil: Seeking a gorgeous completing? This is your new go-to! Designed to keep skin shine-free and perfect all day, this lightweight primer smooths away imperfections and minimizes the look of pores. Another benefit? The multifunctional formula also gifts blemishes, promising nothing but clear days ahead. This went on so smooth and helped my makeup go on even smoother with little shine throughout the day. Definitely a keeper!   

Form Beauty Multitask: 3 in 1 Leave In Lotion: This 3 in 1 hair perfected will detangle, soften, and refresh your look in one go. Designed to also strengthen your strands against breakage, this nutritive mist, which is infused with coconut oil, Arian oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil will keep any style, from beach waves to tight braids, looking fierce. 

 Dw Bruyère Beauté Jumbo Eye Pencil- Bubble 07: Ladies on the go will love this super creamy jumbo eye pencil in the perfect shade of khaki, which can be used as an eyeliner or an eyeshadow. This is definitely a gorgeous color for everyday use and can be layered on for a more dramatic take. 

 Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer: Leave it to the nail pros to perfect a lawyer line, available in shades ranging from barely there to deep indigo, that looks as good on day ten as day one. Apply two thin layers, seal with a top coat. 

xo, Amanda  

Mint To Be \\ Florals


Floral Top c/o (Sold Out, Similar and Similar) || LC Lauren Conrad Skirt (Old, Similar) || Zara Mint Shoes (Old, Similar) || Circle Bag || Sunglasses || DW Rose Gold Watch c/o || 

Happy Tuesday, friends! Is there anything that reminds you more of spring than blooming flowers and floral prints? What caught my eye with this top is the fluttery trumpet sleeves and of course the floral print, which is different from other ones I’ve seen recently. It’s a great piece to dress up or down! I’m also loving this pink floral top and this pink cold shoulder one with birds making it have a very whimsical feel! This floral top is the prettiest shade of robins egg blue. I’ve had this LC Lauren Conrad tulle skirt for ages and it’s still one of the most beautiful in my closet. It’s from her Cinerdella collection. I swoon very time I see it! 

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xo, Amanda