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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Retro-inspired

I feel like I have a mobile office this week since I've been blogging from the road since last Wednesday!!! I'm currently sitting in the Denver airport because my flight is delayed while they replace the toilet on our plane. Traveling is a pretty glamorous lifestyle, what can I say! I figured I would use this downtime to get some blog posts scheduled for the week since I've been all tied up this weekend! Let's get to it!

Crop top and high waisted jeans outfit
Outfit details--- Sunnies: TOMS (option) | Earrings: Nickel and Suede (in large) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Elisa" (other colors here) | Bag: Gucci (option, super budget option red flap crossbody with chain here) | Top: Band of Gypsies (option) | Bottoms: Express (option, option) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (optionoption, similar in other colors here) ---
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Monday, June 19, 2017

The embroidered pumps

This is going to be extra short and sweet for this Monday, because I am still in Boulder as we speak, and I'm completely brain dead! Don't get me wrong, it's been a completely amazing and rewarding weekend, but I am exhausted!! I will be sure to recap the weekend for you later this week, but for now, let's move on to this outfit!

Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (budget option) | Earrings: Kendra Scott "Skylar" (other colors here) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) (option) | Clutch: Claire V (c/o Shopbop)  (option, budget option) | Top: Express (current color options here) | Bottoms: American Express (limited sizes, option) | Shoes: Sam Edelman "Hazel" ---

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Random roundup


Hello from Boulder!!! Since last weekend was crazy busy, I wasn't able to get my Friday post written ahead of time, but I knew I would have some down time in Boulder anyway, so alas, here I am, writing you from my cozy little Airbnb cottage! It's only day one, and it's already been exciting and rewarding! More on this trip later! For now, let's enjoy another week of random outfit selfies of what I've been wearing lately!
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ruffle and Stripe cold shoulder tee

Another recent purchase that arrived on my doorstep last week was this adorable ruffle, cold shoulder top! I got it thanks to seeing it on Rachelle. You know I love stripes and cold shoulders, so it was just meant to be mine. Let's be real. I didn't bother even trying to fight it! It's super easy to throw this top on with destroyed denim, but since it was thicker than pea soup this weekend, I decided to be one part nautical and two parts patriotic by styling it with my white denim shorts instead.

red white and blue summer outfit
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Gucci (budget option) | Earrings: Nickel and Suede (c/o) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Elisa" | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff "Regan" (similar) | Top: Splendid | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Candice"Shorts: Banana Republic (options here and here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (optionoption, similar in other colors here---
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Patchwork sundress

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing as a happy Monday though? The last few days have been pretty busy and this week will be much of the same. I have a day trip to Chicago for work, work in the office for a couple of days and then I fly to Boulder Wednesday evening! Lots to do in the next 48 hours, so let's just get to this post!

Grace and Lace Patchwork Sundress
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (budget option) | Earrings: Nickel and Suede (in large Rose Gold) (c/o) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Lizzie" | Bag: Deux Lux (option) | Dress: Grace and Lace | Lace extender worn as a slip with these bra strap clips: Grace and LaceWedges: Kate Spade (this season's version, budget option---

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Random roundup - remix edition


As bloggers, we can get a lot of scrutiny by saying we are "obsessed" with a new purchase, especially if that purchase only shows up in our feed that one time. I can certainly appreciate how disingenuous that may seem! But let's be real. People prefer buying the exact pieces we wear vs. the "similar" items we may link to (which is kind of disheartening because it takes time to research and link to those similar items!) So, once something is no longer available, the less likely you may end up seeing it showcased on the blog or on social media. But that doesn't mean those obsession items go unworn! Thanks to me taking outfit selfies every time I get dressed, and sharing these selfies with you through these random roundup posts, you are able to see old favorites over and over again. I thought I would pull together some older posts so you can see how I've styled some pieces now and then.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LBD

Gina made a comment in my Random Roundup post last Friday that I'm incorporating more black into my wardrobe lately. I'm not sure it's intentional or not, but I can definitely see what she's noticing! I'm all about bright colors and prints, but sometimes it's great to fall black on the classics like black and white. When I saw this dress, I knew I had to try it. I know you're probably thinking that it looks really similar to this Bailey 44 dress I posted here, and you would be right. Except that I like that this one hits me above the knee, which is nice to have as an option.

Express Ruched slash neck sheath dress
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (option) | Dress: Express (non slash-neck option here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff micro moto satchel (half off!) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot "Renegade"Phone Case: Loopy in White Marble | Sandals: Sam Edelman "Sutton" (option---

Speaking of ruched dresses, I also bought this one from Nordstrom here (seen on me here.) In terms of quality, I prefer the Express version. The fabric is more forgiving, plus it's double layered so you don't have to worry about VPLs showing on your backside. That said, the Nordstrom version is still a great option, especially if you don't care for the slash neck detail, but I would highly recommend wearing a slip under that dress. I am not wearing one under this Express dress, nor do I really need to anyway.
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