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Friday, June 20, 2014

Last minute changes

Happy Friday! 

I'm doing something just a little bit different today. Due to my wind mishap last weekend, I gave up on photos and ended up one outfit short this week. I wish I was a better planner and had outfits photographed weeks in advance, but in reality, it's hard planning outfits as it is, just one week in advance because my appetite for outfits changes on a daily basis. Does yours? 

I've always been proud that I do wear what I post about, but taking photos ahead of time vs. real time leaves that door just a little bit open for me to make last minute changes the day that particular outfit is scheduled.

So, that's what this post is all about. It's all about those last minute wardrobe decisions that didn't get a proper photo shoot, but I was still able to document via selfies. I do eventually wear what I post on the blog, it just may end up being later than originally planned. Since there are so many looks, I'll just link to what is still available vs. trying to find similar pieces for the non-available stuff. Hope that's ok!!

That day I posted my date night outfit here, this is what I really wore that day - a casual Friday type of outfit, but on a Tuesday! (Because I can!)

Top: American Eagle | Necklace: Express | Pants: Express | Shoes: Steve Madden

The day I shared my love for leopard, white, and cobalt here, I tweaked it to make it more work appropriate and ditched the shorts for chinos instead. This was also right after my walk, and these Sam Edelman sandals were the only things that could fit my swollen feet.

Left: Outfit details here
Right: Necklace: Express | Top: Express | Pants: American Eagle | Sandals: Sam Edelman

I finally got around to wearing my mint and windowpane outfit from this post here. But again, I was limited to my Sam Edelman sandals due to swollen feet! Seriously don't know what I would have done without these!!

Top: Kate Spade | Necklace: Kate Spade | Pants: American Eagle | Sandals: Sam Edelman

Last week when I was teaching you how I use the curling wand here, I was really wearing this dress and scarf in real life. Express really needs to make these dresses again. I have one in every color, and I still don't feel like I have enough!

Scarf: Kate Spade | Dress: Express | Sandals: Sam Edelman

Last Thursday, I showed off my LWD. But wouldn't you know, Aunt Flo decided to show up. Yeah, I don't wear white when she visits. 

Top: Express | Skirt: The Limited | Bag: Kate Spade | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (limited sizes)

Friday, I showed you my dream vanity, but was wearing this nautical inspired combination instead. Another outfit I wished I got proper photos of!

Jacket: Zara | Dress: Cynthia Rowley | Belt: Express | Sandals: Joan and David

And finally, it's been wretched hot this week which makes me want to wear dresses and not pants. So, I switched my Wednesday outfit out for my LWD (since it was safe to wear again…) and I decided to switch up the accessories a bit with some new purchases.

Scarf: JCrew Factory | Dress: Lilly Pulitzer | Sandals: Sam Edelman (yep, I couldn't resist them in leopard!)

I think that's all the extras from my archives. Looking at this round up of looks, it's safe to say that I love leopard and I love the Sam Edelman Gigi sandals! (You need them, I promise.)

If you ever want to see what I'm wearing outside of the blog, you can always follow me on Instagram or Tumblr for bonus footage. Hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane/ behind the scenes footage! I feel like a broken record, but I am sure looking forward to life settling down a bit! Have a great weekend!


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  1. Okay, I love this post. I know you might feel kinda bad about not having another outfit post to share, but this is such an extra-real, behind the scenes look, and I think you should do this kind of post again now and then! =)

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    1. Aww- thanks so much for the feedback! I'm glad you like it!!

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  2. You've just convinced me that I need the leopard gigi's they are so cute, love all your outfits.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. Girl, yes you do!! I cannot express how much I love them. I struggled finding a thong sandal like this- they never looked right on me and I just thought all of them would look horrible on me. My Nordies SA made me try these on and I couldn't believe how much I loved them. Just sayin!

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  3. Girl, I feel your pain! I like to be two weeks ahead at all times but sometimes due to weather, mental blocks, life, etc. it just doesn't happen! I do get anxious about it though. I started keeping a list of outfits that I want to photograph and blog so that I am not so overwhelmed if I am behind! I want at least one piece of each look you posted! Ha! Love love love your stlye!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. I should keep a list! I normally make drafts in polyvore, but a simple list is probably a faster way to record keep!

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  4. I agree with Kacie - this was a really fun post! I like reading why you change your outfit and why. Plus, it's just a whole lot of great outfits in one post, which is always a win.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. It bothers me when I end up not wearing something exactly as depicted on the blog! Like I'm mis-representing myself or something!! But it's so true that my mood changes so much - hence why I also hate packing and being bound by what's in my suitcase! Glad you enjoyed this though!!

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  5. Great post! I know exactly how you feel! Unfortunately with the kids I'm lucky if I can shoot two days in advance. Normally I'm shooting an outfit every single day. I do need to get on a better schedule but I will plan my outfits and hang them up on a clothing rack so I can just pull from it. It does make it a little easier. I've also become a weather fanatic and I check the wind speed every day so I can figure out if it's a top knot day or I can wear my hair down lol! Oh the #fashionbloggerproblems! I do love your lace dress btw!!

    Have a great weekend love!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. That's interesting that you take yours daily - love hearing how others manage to work around their every day lives!

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  6. So many cute outfits! I love the windowpane print/mint jeans combination. I always take my outfit photos on the weekends (I just have more time then) so I'm usually not wearing what I wore on my blog the same day I wore it in real life.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Juicy Couture Giveaway!

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    1. It's definitely nice to take photos ahead of time instead of rushing before work!
      Thanks for reading!!

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  7. Love all your looks...always do!! Loving the window payne outfit as a fav...and of course I love the leopard touches here and there! Thanks for sharing!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Leopard touches make everything better, no? Glad you enjoyed this- thanks!

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  8. Love these looks! My fav is the striped dress with the floral scarf! So cute.
    xo, Lee

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    1. I think that is my favorite too! It's such a great color and print combo!
      Thank you!

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  9. Cute outfits. Love the Kate Spade scarf.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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    1. It was the best sale find ever, seriously! It's such a great color!

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  10. You are always so polished, I love all of the outfits, specially the windowpane shirt, I love how it looks on you.

    Natalia

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    1. I appreciate that a lot, lady- thank you!

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  11. This was fun post! I know that feeling that it can be so hard to plan and shoot ahead of time. I try not to stress too much if a shoot doesn't happen or a outfit doesn't work. That stripe dress with the floral scarf is my favorite outfit here! It is so cute!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Definitely one of my all time faves also!
      Oh to have all the time in the world, right?!

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  12. I love these photos -they are seriously just as cute in a different kind of way than your normal shoots. Since I am so new to blogging I have not got myself completely organized yet and it is literally one day a time right now. I have a strong desire to change this and am just going to have to take the time to start making it happen. I really enjoyed this behind the scenes look - thanks for sharing!

    Jennie
    http://apocketfulofpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well I am glad you enjoyed this! It's definitely refreshing to just take good old selfies and not have to worry about how windy or sunny it is outside! :)

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  13. Very cute! You have leopard on your mind for sure lol Rachel xo

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    1. Yes, leopard is always on my mind! :) Haha

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  14. Just adore the LWD on you! And also the Express striped dress with the red scarf - gorgeous combo! I have the Gigi sandals in Rose Gold...I found them on clearance at Winners (like TJMaxx) last summer - don't know why - they were perfect - and I'm so glad I got them :-)

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    1. That's awesome! I would love them in rose gold! They're so perfect and versatile! Better than a rubber flip flop, right?

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  15. I want a white lace dress in the worse way!!! Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty - Happy Summer Solstice 2014!

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    1. Aww - I hope you find your perfect one!

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  16. These are all really cute outfits! I really can't decide which one I like more...I guess I have to call out the lily pulitzer dress bc...OMG...it's got daisies all over it! I hope you do get to do full posts on these sometime. :) Thanks for taking a look at my email...no rush!!! I know things are crazy now, especially since it's travel season, and I'll always be here!
    Take care,
    Meredith

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    1. The Lilly dress is so great, isn't it? I found it on crazy sale, and I'm so glad I snagged it because it's perfect!!
      Thank you!!

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  17. Hi my dear, I really enjoyed this post. Have been traveling, and still blogging like normal so it has been pretty crazy over here. Have missed seeing more of your posts and adore this one!! Seriously all the outfits here are super FAB!!! The mint pants and windowpane top is just my style too, adore the plaid top midi look, and agree with you 100% dresses are great in summer. I have almost exclusively been wearing dresses/skirts the past couple weeks. Why is it that each time I come to see what you've got here I have a sudden urge to shop shop shop??? :-))) You do have that effect on me, now if only we can find some time for that duo shopping trip! Hugs and kisses lovely! Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Awww, hope life settles down for you. It's been crazy here also!
      And ahahaha - sorry! I feel the same when I come visit you as well! One of these days we shall have a dream shopping trip!!

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  18. haha I have problems with wind too :) Glad to hear I am not the only one! I love all your cute outfits! those mint pants and window pane top are darling!

    kelseybang.com

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    1. Thank you!! Black + white + mint is the best combo!

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  19. Love all your outfits! Great post!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  20. Gotta love a real post! I am loving the mint green and black and white outfit! Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you so much! It's definitely a fun look and one of my faves as well!

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  21. Love all these outfits! You look stunning! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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  22. I love all of these outfits! Especially your mint and window pane one and the Express dress + scarf. I also have that dress in red and navy and LOVE it. I understand the mishaps and difficulties of outfit planning, it is so hard for me to get good pictures of my daily outfits sometimes!

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    1. Yep, I have the red and navy version also - that was the first one I bought that started this ridiculous collection of striped dresses that I have accumulated! It's a great base layer or just on its own!

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  23. Lovely outfits! And I getcha on the wind. It's windy 90% of the time here so I've learned to work with it a bit, but we still get about 2 usable photos out of 50 >.<

    Gina
    www.thepinkwings.com

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    1. Wow - crazy! But definitely nice to shoot in bulk for more photo options!

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  24. Carylee, I love every single outfit here. Lucky you can wear colors every day. Due to my job, I usually wear black :/ I love your every day outfits in selfies :). I hope your feet get better. Have a great week!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Aww - I feel for you, that sounds pretty sad! I'm glad I can wear what I want to work - makes the shopping possibilities endless!

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  25. I love all of these outfits! Fun post :)

    kstormfashionblog.wordpress.com

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