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Friday, July 25, 2014

Random Roundup

Ahhh, Friday - everyone else breathing a sigh of relief today? Well, in the spirit of the Friday Randomosity that I seem to be throwing at you guys lately, I decided to do another round up of outfits that didn't quite make the blog and/or that I ended up tweaking when it came down to actually wearing them. I got a lot of great feedback the last time I did this here, so I promise to make this a recurring theme since it was well received. Like last time, I will only link to the stuff where the exact item is still available.

leopard stripes utility vest
Vest: JCrew FactoryTop: Express | Shorts: Express | Shoes: Steve Madden

Every time I see this picture, I feel like I should be holding a beer can, standing in the neighborhood and talking to the men on King of the Hill. Haha! And yet, I love everything about this outfit. Camo. Good. Stripes. Good. Leopard. Gooooooood. This was the outfit I wore to car shop in! Oh, speaking of car shopping outfits!

Cardinals baseball outfit
Cardinals Jersey: Jon Jay #19 | Tank: Express | Shorts: JCrew Factory | Bag: Kate Spade | Shoes: Skechers

By the time we decided to get the car, the finance manager was already gone for the day, so we had to come back and sign the paperwork the following morning. We had a Cardinals game to go to a 1pm, so we literally went to buy a car before the game. No big deal.

Bellatrix wrap top white jeans
Necklace: Francesca's | Top: Bellatrix (Nordstrom brand) | Skinnies: 7 for all Mankind | Sandals: Antonio Melani (Dillard's brand)

I love the weather in St. Louis because one day it can be hella humid and in the 90s and the next morning, we wake up to 60 degrees with a high of 78. That's exactly what happened the day I took this wrap top and my Mini Affair out for a spin, so I ditched the skirt for pants. And I don't know about you, but I feel like wedges look best with skinny pants or shorts - I don't like them as much with skirts or dresses. I "forgot" I had these olive wedges, so I decided to take advantage of them color coordinating with my top and wear them since I had pants on.

j crew factory chambray bailey 44 dress
Necklace: ExpressChambray: JCrew FactoryDress: Bailey 44 | Sandals: Alex Marie (Dillard's brand)

I love that a chambray can serve as an indoor denim jacket of sorts when you feel like your outfit needs just a little something. This is the same dress you saw me wearing here with my faux daughter aka first cousin once removed.

express striped dress
Glasses: Rough Justice | Scarf: Kate Spade | Dress: Express | Sandals: Isola

This is definitely what you could call my foolproof outfit. Anytime I am running late or feeling uninspired, I just grab one of my striped dresses and throw on a scarf. In the winter, I will layer this over opaque tights and riding boots and top it off with my moto jacket (as seen here.) I highly suggest finding similar dresses to throw on in a pinch. They're like ninja pajamas, I tell ya!

express heart portofino
Necklace: Express | Top: Express | Jeans: Express Rerock | Sandals: Sam Edelman

This is a modified version of the date night outfit I shared with you here wearing these amazing and wonderful Sam Edelman sandals. I realized the only other time I've worn this top to work was here, so I decided to switch the shorts for some cuffed jeans that I can wear to work. Yes, this is what I would call a "work" outfit. I'd say I'm pretty lucky for that.

shoe addict tee
Necklace: My Name NecklaceTop: Ily CoutureJeans: American Eagle | Sandals: Steve Madden

Another uniform of sorts - my weekend uniform consisting of anything + distressed jeans + leopard slip ons. I need a dressing room like this at home - so perfect for OOTD selfies.

striped top and leopard sandals
Top: J Crew Factory | Watch: D&G | Jeans: Delia's | Sandals: Sam Edelman (more sizes here)

This is a pretty lazy outfit, not gonna lie. But I always reach for this top when I want something a little bit better than tee. And stripes + a splash of leopard always makes me happy.

Express camo leggings
Tank: Spurs tee from Academy | Camo leggings: ExpressShoes: Nike

And last but not least is a little workout OOTD. And I was legit working out. I wasn't just wearing fitness wear for everywhere like apparently the entire country does per Gina's reconnaissance. I do love cute workout clothes just as much as I love cute real life clothes, so I had to throw this in for one last random selfie. :)

Hope this roundup was just as entertaining for you all as the first. My posting schedule has been a bit hectic the last couple of weeks because of busy weekends, but I'm looking forward to getting back into my normal routine! Have a great weekend!


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  1. I love this round up so fun, and I'm all for cute workout clothes as well.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. They help keep me motivated to work out! If only they would also burn the calories for me! :)

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  2. Fun post! I love those camo leggings and the leopard slip on's are still on my wishlist!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I totally recommend the slip ons. I didn't think I needed them, but I do find so many uses for them!

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  3. Love this round up! The striped dress with scarf is fabulous!

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  4. So awesome! Love this round up! So I have that stripped dress from Express! Sadly it is WAY too short so I am selling it on Tradesy (size M). I love how you paired a print scarf with it. Also loving your leopard slip ons. These are great pics and stories behind them!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Yeah I am 5'-2" so I can't imagine how short it is on anyone taller than me! If you don't sell it, you could always do leggings and boots for winter! I love doing that with his dress!

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  5. Feedback: WINNING. Loved this post last time, love it again this time. It's just so many fun outfits to see, plus several of them are more relaxed than your usual outfits, therefore more applicable to my life and I'm selfish like that. :) I noticed you are wearing red/navy stripes twice here, aka your signature item! I also finally saw someone wearing the leopard slip ons in person and that was ALMOST enough to push me to get them. They are realllly cute.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. I am glad you enjoy these so much!
      And seriously - you need them!!!

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  6. Congrats on your new car! Your striped dress with the printed scarf is so pretty!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks, girl! The striped dress + anything is typically a good combo for me! And I'm really loving the car!

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  7. My favorite is the distressed jeans and tee shirt look. Great pop of print with the shoes. LOVE

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    1. Definitely my go to on the weekends!

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  8. I have the leopard slip-ons on my list for fall. You wear them in posts a lot. I assume you like them?? Comfy? Do you wear them with no socks? I know, so many questions. Like Gina, I appreciate these casual outfits as this the type of thing I wear most.

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    1. Yes, I love them and they are really comfy! I normally wear no show socks with them. I've gone barefoot before, but my feet get sweaty :)

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  9. AWESOME roundup. I need to figure out a way to get my pics in like you do! Love them ALL. Fun, casual and just cute.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Thanks so much! It's become quite a habit to make sure my OOTD gets photographed :) Much to the demise of the husband...

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  10. I love this roundup! My favorite look is the shirt with the hearts and jeans. Super cute!

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    1. yep - definitely a fave of mine. I want to wear those shoes again, like right this second!

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  11. Great roundup. I like the heart button up with the cuffed jeans look. :-)

    Mo

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    1. Thanks! I don't think of wearing this top more! I loved making it edgy with the heels!

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  12. Loving the roundup! Love your stripped dress the most..and love love love your hair in the 3rd photo from the bottom. Love it.
    Have a great weekend ahead..
    xx

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    1. Aww thanks! I've just discovered I can do my hair like this, and it's my new favorite hair style!

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  13. Always fabulous!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  14. Came back from a vacation and catching up with my fave blogs <3 Love the round up posts. All your outfits are fab, especially like the striped dress and the heart shirt- adorable! Congrats on your new car, great story too :) Have a wonderful weekend lovely girl, XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. I miss you! I feel like I've been a bad blogger friend! Coming to check you out! Thanks for stopping over here!!

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  15. Fun style of post. I especially love your top in the third picture and the heart print..

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  16. That first outfit!!! I'm in love!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Ha- thanks girl! I was pleasantly surprised myself!

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  17. Too much cuteness going on in this randomness...haha! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  18. Great outfits! The first one is my fave ;) Great Sam Edelman sandals, and the animal print Toms are the cutest.
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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