OOTD: Lilac & Lace, Navy & Cream & Some Updates!

I was really excited to wear my new lace skirt and pretty top that I got at the Ann Taylor outlet last weekend and I wore this ensemble on Monday (I'm a day behind!)


Top- Ann Taylor
Skirt- Ann Taylor
Cardigan- Armani Exchange
Shoes- Jessica Simpson


Today's outfit was pretty simple. Just a navy skirt and cream top with ruffle details on the sleeves.


Skirt- BCBG
Top- Forever 21
Belt- J. Crew
Shoes- MaxStudio @ Zappos.com

I have a few other updates I'd like to share as well in this entry! 

Fitness--- I almost never weigh myself, but over the weekend when we were visiting H's parents, I used their scale and wouldn't you know it, it showed that I had lost 5 lbs.  I had gained that much when I first started to work out from the muscle I had put on, and I guess with the high intensity workouts I've been doing lately and better/more mindful eating, my body finally responded and burned some of that fat off! I use www.dailyplate.com a few days a week to track my calories to get an idea of where I'm at.

Personal--- I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a contributing write for the website GalTime, writing about home decor. You can check out my very first piece about Infusing Spring Into Your Home, here. I will be writing pieces weekly and I'll be sure to post the link here each week so anyone who is interested can check it out!

Royal Wedding--- I'm seriously having anxiety about the Royal Wedding!  I am just so darn excited about it I can hardly contain myself. My H even downloaded NBC's Royal Wedding app on his new iPad (God bless him! He's so sweet!)  Is anyone else as crazy excited as I am?  Or is it just me?

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening!  It's another busy week for me but I'm going to try and blog as much as possible. 

xoxo,

Veronika.

PS----
One of my Readers, Taryn wrote to me and I wanted to share this with you all!


...I know a LOT of people have been scouring the internet for a Steve Madden dupe (of the Valentino Bow Sandals) since you posted about them... I've actually seen this discussed on a couple other people's blogs! (like this girl: http://vscupcakecouture.blogspot.com/2011/03/steve-madden-bow-flip-flops-dupe.html) her blog about the dupe was what actually led me to start looking for a cheaper option-- haha look what you've started. Anyways, I just pre-ordered mine the other day. Here's the link: http://www.hintboutique.com/footwear/

So if anyone wants a great dupe for the Valentino/Steve Madden Bow Sandals---there it is! Thanks so much Taryn!

45 comments :

  1. do you usually wear skirts and dresses? not a big pants fan? I wish I owned more skirts and dresses that I really liked... kind of like ALL of yours!

    congrats on the hard working out paying off! that's always so rewarding when the weight comes off (but i dont weigh myself either)

    I admit I will be waking up at 5am to watch the wedding.... but I want it to just happen already!

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  2. Love that second outfit - SO cute!

    I'm excited for the wedding as well, I just love Kate and her sense of style.

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  3. I love both of these outfits! I love how you paired the textures of the first one and I've been looking for a shirt that has the ruffles on the sleeves since forever!

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  4. Loving the Ann Taylor outfit...the cardigan goes perfectly!! Can't wait to check out your new article...so neat! And finally...I am SUPER excited about the Royal Wedding as well! Can't wait ! xo

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  5. Cute post on that site! I see you have the mirrored tray on your coffee table, we have two in our bedroom. We also have the flower tealight holder from Z Gallerie in our living room!

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  6. I just love the first look! It is so reminiscient of Springtime, what with the creme and lilac. Very girly!

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  7. No you aren't the only one obsessed with the royal wedding! I am so excited to see what Kate will be wearing! Love your lace skirt. Very "springy" :)

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  8. The lilac and lace is probably my favorite outfit of yours EVER!

    That skirt is incredible.

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  9. I love the first outfit, so fresh! I'm equally as excited about the Royal Wedding... one of my bests is coming over for a viewing party! Yay! Can't wait to see her hair, dress, flowers... everything!! :)

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  10. I really like the navy skirt. Really cute!
    I'm excited for the wedding. I cannot wait to see the dress!

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  11. http://www.lailarowe.com/accessories/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=65479&pf_id=PADAACLIPLFOACJD&dept_id=3188

    An even cheaper version, I've caught both colors in my size in stock, you just have to check every now and then!

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  12. cutest sandals ever! i will have to check out this link. i wonder if they ship to canada? awesome blog btw... love your cute outfits!

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  13. Thanks to you and Taryn (i hope i spelled that right?? haha) for the link!! I actually was hoping to find those cheaper! I just ordered right now! and thankfully they even ship to canada :D :D :D Thanks again! And I LOVE that violet outfit, I didn't at first when you bought it, but I think these pics are a little cleared than the dressing room ones, and it looks gorgeous, especially with that cardigan to tie it all together!

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  14. I adore your first outfit! SO cute! The pastels are perfect on you :) Thanks for the bow flip flop link, I will totally check it out.

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  15. I would have never paired that blouse with that skirt...The outfit looks great! I also purchased the same blouse this weekend. I'm thinking about going back to AT for the skirt! ;)

    xo, tasha

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  16. Did you get a trim? Your hair looks great - really healthy!!

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  17. @ savy girl- I am actually getting a trim this weekend! It's probably the effect of the new hairdryer I've been using!

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  18. I love the first outfit!! And great job on working out!

    xx Olga

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  19. The AT skirt is so cute. And I adore those sandals. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  20. Cute outfits, Veronika! I love that Ann Taylor top, and keep meaning to go scour my local outlet for it in that purple color. So so pretty!

    LOVE those Valentino dupes, and I'm glad I'm not the only one having anxiety over the royal wedding--CAN'T WAIT. Seriously excited!

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  21. I love both outfits. The lace skirt is just gorgeous!

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  22. I love both outfits in this post. I think you made the first one really nice and spring like and soo feminine!
    Aren't you glad you moved to the US where they have stores like Ann Taylor? I'm from Toronto and I feel like we lack such places to buy nice stuff.

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  23. That lace skirt is gorgeous, and it looks fantastic on you. I really like the whole outfit, it's perfect for spring!

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  24. LOVE the outfit from Ann Taylor! So pretty!

    I am hoping to wake up at 4 am to watch the wedding. So excited!

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  25. 1. you are precious
    2. saw a barbie that looked JUST like you the other day (it's a long story) haha
    3. Thanks for link to bow flats, totally just ordered some!

    xo
    PLL

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  26. Outfits look great V- the first one, I would never think to put those materials together but it works :)

    Those Steve Madden bow flats- I have been looking for those everywhere...I wonder what's up with that? Thanks to Taryn for the alternative!!

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  27. I called my grandma today to see if I could borrow a hat from her. My boss said I could wear a hat to work on friday in honor of Wills and Katherine.

    http://thebertalert.blogspot.com/2011/04/that-girl-has-everything.html

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  28. lots of good updates Veronika! congrats on losing the 5lbs! it's nice to see hard work like that start to pay off. you truly look fantastic!

    i also love your outfit, that ruffled top is so elegant and looks perfect with the lace skirt.

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  29. LOVE the lilac outfit Veronika, so pretty and feminine! I'm excited for the Royal Wedding as well! It broadcasts at 3:00 AM here and a bunch of us are getting together to watch it. Thanks for posting the link from Taryn for the bow flip flops, I'm so ordering a pair! Congrats as well as being a new contributor on GalTime. I read your first piece and it was great!

    --Melissa M

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  30. Love your outfit! Those flip flops are to die for!

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  31. I love both of these outfits.!

    I just wanted to let you know that your new fitness regime is really inspiring to me. I have so much weight to lose and your posts/blog in general definetely inspire me to keep pushing!

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  32. thanks Mrs. V* :)I didn't expect to ever feel this motivated, but once you start, you just can't stop. It also helps that I am friends with a bunch of the girls and we all take classes together---we can chat and support each other which is great!

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  33. Keep up the great work at the gym!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the skirt! Also lilac is such a good color for you.

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  34. Hey Veronika, it's Taryn! Just wanted to thank you for posting the link I sent, hopefully people who've been looking for them find it helpful :) There's probably other places you can find them, but I purposely recommended that site because of the great customer service, and the fact that they ship to Canada! (I know you have alot of Canadian readers, like myself, and didn't want to exclude anyone from ordering!) Thanks again & take care :) (Ps. LOVE that lilac outfit!)

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  35. I am waaayyyyy excited about the Royal Wedding! I want to be there, in the church, so bad. I think I am mildly obsessed :P.

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  36. That 1st outfit is AMAZING, textures colors, frill, really good job! I would never even THINK to look at a shirt with that sort of detailing, but it looks realllllly good!

    xx
    amelia

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  37. The lace skirt is so beautiful and feminine! I love your simple navy and white too! Yay on the 5lbs and the new writing gig!! Very exciting!! :)

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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  38. Veronika - I just LOVE your hair. Like you, I was a bottle blonde for years. I recently discovered (and adore!) highlights/lowlights. My plan was to transition my hair from blonde to my natural (or natural with a few highlights). I guess my question for you, is how did you get back to your natural hair color?? I know you do high/low lights on top but your base is your natural. Also, since I was a platinum blonde the lower half of my hair lightens up SOO much after getting lowlights. Any ideas on how to prevent this? I thought I'd ask you since we have the same natural hair color and you also used to be a blonde. Not to mention I adore your hair color :)

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  39. I thought I already posted a comment yesterday about your outfit but I think the link to those adorable bow sandals distracted me...I had to order them asap :)
    Now to the outfit...LOVE both outfits, especially the first one, the colors are beautiful.

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  40. You're so pretty! I love your smile and absolutely adore your first outfit. I'm thrilled someone is as excited about the Royal Wedding as I am. I hope there wedding is MAGICAL C:

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  41. Wow, both outfits are absolutely gorgeous on you! I love the ruffles in the first shirt and the lace skirt so much, never would have thought of pairing the two together yet they work so well! <3

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  42. I just had a thought. You look a lot like Catherine Middleton!

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  43. I love the textures of the first outfit - you look great!

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