Hello!

Good morning and happy Friday! I’ve noticed a big uptick with the traffic to The Glossy Lemon (yay!) so I thought I would introduce myself. Aside from my About section, here are 20 things you probably didn’t know about me:

  • I can’t touch my toes. I blame the fact that I’m a runner and really bad at taking the time to stretch.
  • I’ve been married for 9.5 years. You don’t see much of my husband on my social media because he hates having his picture taken or being on social media.
  • I feel like my wardrobe is never complete and constantly want to start over.
  • The biggest thing that prevented me from starting a blog was fear.
  • I laugh at pretty much everything. Even on my first date with my husband (back in 2001!) he said, “you laugh a lot.” Obviously he likes that I do!
  • I really want a pair of roller blades but aren’t they so out of date? I want to cruise around everywhere with them because I feel like they’re an easier mode of transportation than a bike.
  • I seriously hate the color yellow, except if it’s a flower. The color actually annoys me…if a color can actually conjure a feeling.
  • I’m obsessed with understanding dreams. I often try to translate them by looking at the Dream Dictionary online.
  • I’m just as obsessed with interior design as I am with clothes. In fact, all my saved images on Instagram are from interior design accounts.
  • I hold the Idaho state record from 12 year olds in the 400 meter dash (64 seconds!)
  • Whatever the opposite of a hoarder is, that’s what I am. I literally throw everything away and hate any kind of clutter.
  • I love watching Real Housewives of NYC, OC and Beverly Hills. My favorites are Bethenny, Heather, and Kyle (but Erika is a close second!)
  • Number one on my bucket list: Northern Lights
  • I am carb obsessed. I could literally live off of bread. In fact, I’m eating wheat thins as I type this.
  • My dog, Ricky, only likes me and my daughter. He’s a rescue and is scared of everyone else.
  • My favorite city is Boston.
  • My most embarrassing moment: falling so hard on the stairs at work and being whisked away by Office Services in a wheel chair and taken to the hospital.
  • My sister and I talk to each other at least once a day. Same with my parents.
  • If I do something really stupid/annoying and it makes my husband laugh, it literally makes me day.
  • I’m not much of a reader… at all. The thought of reading a book sounds really enjoyable but every night I wind up on Pinterest instead. Oops!

I hope that gives you a little glimpse into my personal life! Also, are you guys using the new Like to Know it app? You should! You can take a snap shot of my posts on Instagram (ensure they have the little “LiketoKnowit” heart on the bottom right) and the app will show the picture with links to everything I’m wearing. You can download the app in the App Store, just search for LIKEtoKNOW.it.

Thank you for stopping by my loyal readers!

Midis and gingham

Around this time last year I started to give in to the midi length skirts and dresses. For some reason, I didn’t think they looked that great on me. But let’s be honest, it’s such a sophisticated look! I added this cute straw bag to complete the look, but I’ll tell you a little secret – I stole it from my mom! I borrow it every chance I get because it’s so perfect and carries everything.

I’m also obsessing over this cute midi skirt, this beautiful striped one, and this really fun summery one.

Hope you’re having a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Skirt: JCrew // Top: JCrew // Shoes: Coach // Bag: Macy’s // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Bracelet: Kate Spade


Top 5 off the shoulder tops

Good morning! If you’re like me, you’re probably really digging the whole off-the-shoulder trend that has been going strong since last summer. And what’s not to love? It’s fun, flirty and adds that “cool girl” edge to your outfit. The only trick is finding the perfect strapless bra – am I the only one that finds most of them super uncomfortable? I’ve found this one to be all around comfortable and a good fit. Now, narrowing down to my top 5 favorites proved to be a difficult task because they’re are so many cute ones! Here are my absolute favorites:

JCrew: Leave it to JCrew to produce the cutest tops at a good price. I love the simplicity of this one because you could get away with wearing it with just about anything.

Shopbop: This one hits the mark – buffalo check, gauzy material and cute little tassel accents on the sleeves. Can it get any cuter? Nope!

Anthropologie: I can always count on Anthro for fun and unique pieces. I really love this off the shoulder because it’s different in the sense that it’s slim, cropped and has a bit of a retro vibe to it.

Loft: This one is so cute and summery I just can’t resist it. I also can’t resist that price tag!

Chic Wish: For really fun, trendy designs, definitely check out Chic Wish. I love this cute denim option for the weekends.

 

Peplum

There’s nothing I love more than a cute peplum top. This one really hits the mark: swingy, peplum, bell sleeves and a sweet pinky and gauzy plaid. I knew this would be perfect for the coming summer months to throw on over denim shorts and white jeans. I threw on this outfit for a weekend at the beach with the family. We’re lucky to live so close and that my daughter, Kendall, loves the ocean so much. Thankfully, our little 7 week old just sleeps through the whole thing…for now!

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Top: Loft // Jeans: Paige // Shoes: Birkenstock // Purse: Kate Spade, also love this one // Jacket: Gap // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Earrings: Gorjana


Sneakers

Good morning and happy Friday! While enjoying maternity leave, I am living in sneakers and flats. Let’s be honest, nothing is more comfortable than throwing on a pair of sneakers to take on your day. Thankfully, there are so many fun options these days. Have you noticed how acceptable it is to pair sneakers with just about everything? A fun summer dress, a denim skirt, a fun pair of capris or even a pant suit!

These are the ones I’ve been living in lately but I am loving these colorful ones. For traveling or running around with kids, I love these and these (probably because you can literally run in them – ahem, keeping up with toddlers requires this!) And I seriously love these splurge worthy ones. Last but not least, these are so fun and I would wear them constantly this summer!

Shop my other favorites below. Which is your favorite?

 

 

Gladiator inspired

I think it took me a while to admit I’m kind of shoe obsessed. I don’t have a big shoe collection, however, but I do get excited over a beautiful pair of shoes. After all, they are often the easiest way to add a little something extra to an outfit. Although you’ll usually find me in heels (at work at least), a cute loafer or flat can be just as chic as any heel.

I bought these gorgeous gladiator inspired heels last spring, but found this year’s version to be very similar and very elegant. I’m also lusting over these – so pretty! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below.

Dress: Theory, sold out but love this summer version // Backpack: c/o Flat Iron, similar // Sunglasses: Chanel


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There’s something about the change in season that makes me want to completely redo my wardrobe. it’s also probably because I’m gradually going back to my pre-baby wardrobe and I’m excited to wear normal clothes again! Either way, the desire to revamp my closet is in full swing but it’s easy to get distracted by so many options. I like to look at everything online, create a vision board, and then move forward with my purchases. Time consuming? Probably. But I’m always extra thoughtful about new items.

See something you like? Comment below!

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