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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pretty. And hot!

Sunnies: Oakley | Necklace: Honestly can't remember?? My guess is Express | Bag: Chanel (budget option) | Top: Express (optionoption)  | Bracelet: ExpressSkirt: Tinley Road (option, option, option)  | Shoes: Tahari (option, option, swoon)

Pretty. That's the one word I would use to describe the outfit. The cut and print of the skirt and the ruffle detail in these heels make this outfit simply pretty to me. I should have gotten a back view of this top because it's got a bit of a ballet back and dips lower than the front, which just adds to the pretty factor.

The last time you saw this skirt was way back here. (I know you miss staring at my front door, huh.) I'm digging the styling today better. Even though I'm still somewhat monochromatic, I swear nothing beats a crisp wide stripe.

I hate talking about the weather because I feel like it's the one topic that you talk about when you don't have anything else to talk about, but let me just tell you - it was FREAKING HOT while taking the photos this weekend. I only had 3 outfits to photograph on Sunday, and I tried my best not to make sudden movements lest I start sweating profusely in my photos. I had to tell you this because you'd never know that it was sheer torture standing here smiling for the camera. 105 degree heat index certainly made me question my life choice for taking photos. I told the husband that we should do the ice bucket challenge again after my pics were done - even though we both did ours last week. That's how freaking hot it was!!!


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  1. Looool I can help but laugh, I know all too well how painful it is to take pics in this heat. Well I couldn't tell you look adorable and I want your Chanel.

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    1. Oh I know you can so relate to this! It's sad when it's 94 and we feel like it's "cooled down." ha!
      Still made for hot photos again this weekend though!
      I love this bag! I actually caught it on sale at Saks - never knew Chanels could go on sale. Just saying - keep an eye out!

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  2. Just a few things here. 1) I agree that your outfit is very pretty. So is your hair. Both of these things are just to be expected here, so moving right along. 2) Where's the video of you doing the ice bucket challenge? I mean...did it even happen if we don't get to see it? 3) You can't remember where your necklace is from?? That means it's "Vintage." Or "Random Exclusive Boutique." That just seems to be how it works in blogland. LOL
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Wait, did drunk Carylee text you the video? I am vaguely remembering this! Haha!!
      I would totally post it, but apparently people think it's attention wh0ring to do so, and well yeah. There's that.
      I will be sure to use "vintage" or "boutique" next time - thanks for the tip!

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  3. The only thing that looks hot here is your outfit! So pretty! It's so hard taking pictures when its blazing hot and still look perfect but you did a great job!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  4. Beautiful skirt!! Love the metallic finishes on it! I don't know...there's been a chill in the air in the mornings all week here and I'm so nervous Fall is on its way sooner rather than later - which I"m not ready for yet!!!! Enjoy the summer just a bit longer, haha!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I was thinking today how I would kill to feel a chill in the air!! But I know I'll be complaining about the cold in two months! Never can be happy!
      Pretty sure this skirt was $20 or something redonk like that!

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  5. Love this skirt-this look is definitely very pretty and dainty!! I know it sucks taking pics when it's that hot but you look amazing here.
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. You are always pretty AND hot, my friend. That skirt is beyond pretty. Love the mix of prints here, subtle and neutral. Great shoes, too.

    How much longer till you are a new auntie? =)

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    1. Yep - the subtle print mixing got me on this, too!
      And I don't now about my sister! She's due officially on Thursday, but so far, no news!

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  7. I am with you girly! Hate Hate Hate this heat! So ready for Fall. Lately we have had cool nights which is a tease cause it gets to almost 90 during the day.
    Love this outfit and so wish I could get ahold of that skirt!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Well, at least the nights are cool! It's bitter sweet. I would love fall weather, but I do hate to see summer go. I hate shorter days!!

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  8. Love that skirt! It's such a great print! And I hear ya on the heat. It's been the same way here lately and it makes for very sweaty, unflattering photos! You look so pretty though, I can't tell you're dying ;)

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  9. Let me start by saying I need that purse! Second, those shoes are a close second if I could wear heels, they look great on you. Love the shiny silver which almost looks like a brocade skirt with stripes.
    from the link up

    please stop by, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  10. Love the pattern and foil details in your skirt! SUPER cute!!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  11. Lol, it isn't fun to take pictures in that heat! It was like that when we were taking pictures this past weekend also. Pretty is the perfect word to describe this outfit and it looks great on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Glad (and sorry) you can relate!!
      Thank you!!

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  12. This is such a cute look! Love those patterns together :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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    1. I do too - so much!
      Thanks for reading!

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  13. It's so hot here too! I love your outfit though and it doesn't show in your pictures that you were that warm!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Well, glad you couldn't tell! I was just laughing to myself looking at the pics because I truly was miserable!

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  14. Can't tell that you were hot - you look lovely as usual!

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  15. This is one of my favorite looks- stripes over florals. I really like the black/white/grey color palette as well. You are right this is such a pretty outfit- the shoes are so super girly too. I know you said it's so hot there, this also feels like a lovely look to transition into fall with the color scheme. Have a nice Thursday darling, XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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  16. I always wondered how other bloggers dealt with the crazy weather while taking pictures, sometimes I feel like I'm going to melt. BTW loving that skirt, sooo pretty, and the shoes, major swoon.

    Natalia

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    1. Thanks so much girl!
      I've taken photos in extreme heat and extreme cold. I'd say I prefer the cold!
      Although ask me again in two months! :)

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