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Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello Monday: the cold shoulder

The mint julep boutique nautical notes top, joe's collector's billie destroyed jeans

Guess who is back at the playground? This elementary school is on the way to one of the restaurants we regularly go to for breakfast, and since it has been awhile since the last time we took photos here, we thought we'd do it all again! Except I didn't actually play around this time, just blog business. I gotta say, I am ridiculously obsessed with this outfit. OBSESSED. Clearly I am embracing this cold shoulder trend. When the girls at The Mint Julep Boutique reached out to me for a second collaboration, I had a handful of things I was eyeing (like this romper and this crochet number), but then I came across this top and I was sold. Stripes *and* a cold shoulder? It had my name written all over it.



The mint julep boutique nautical notes top, joe's collector's billie destroyed jeans
Sunnies: TOMS (option) | Earrings: Express | Necklace: Express (similar here, in gold here) | Bag: Clare V. (option here) | Top: The Mint Julep Boutique (c/o) | Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. (budget option) | Bottoms: Joe's (30% off!) | Shoes: Kate Spade


The mint julep boutique nautical notes top, joe's collector's billie destroyed jeans
The mint julep boutique nautical notes top

As you can see in the stock photo, it's actually tunic length, so it will be perfect with a chunky cardi, leggings, and riding boots in the winter! Since these jeans aren't super skinny (they have a slight boyfriend fit), I didn't want to wear a voluminous top with them, so I opted to utilize my trusty faux knot technique to streamline this top's silhouette. I seriously cannot speak more highly of this cold shoulder top!! It's super soft and the cut outs in the shoulders are quite flattering. I am wearing a small for reference.

tiffany & co mesh bracelet, clare v margot clutch
kate spade licorice blurry floral

I couldn't resist a hopscotch photo op. I was snapping a top view of this little pose and the husband decided to snap some photos from his perspective as well.

The mint julep boutique nautical notes top, joe's collector's billie destroyed jeans


In other news, the bathroom remodel is officially complete!! I snapped about it all weekend, and I will make sure to give it a proper blog post as well. The bulk of it has been done for quite some time now, it was just a matter of assembling the remaining cabinets and hanging stuff on the walls. Still took more time than I had anticipated this weekend, but it was so worth it. I just absolutely love the space!!!

That's all I have for you today! If you're linking up with us today, just a heads up that Jenna may not have a post ready. She was traveling this weekend, and well, you know how life goes. But don't panic, if for some reason she can't post, she will be back next week! 

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49 comments :

  1. This top is so adorable! And I love your hair!

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  2. Love how you have knotted the top, and the subtle print mixing with the floral heels is really nice.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. The top is so cute and i love how you styled it.
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  4. I so love this looks from your hair to these gorgeous pumps.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  5. I don't think I've seen a striped cold shoulder top before, this is too cute! P.S. Your hair looks amazing :)

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  6. Love this look! And how cute to add those floral pumps!
    Red Reticule

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  7. yessss. love how you styled it with the boyfriend jeans! so glam!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  8. Love, love, love this top! Great take on the cold shoulder trend.

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  9. Love, love, love this top! Great take on the cold shoulder trend.

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  10. Love this top and all its unique details! That clutch is so perfect with this look. Thanks for the link up Carylee!

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  11. Such a fantastic outfit! I can see why you are obsessed with it. I love it paired with the boyfriend jeans and floral heels. I really like the way the shoulders are cut, not a full off the shoulder top. Super cute. I also love tying a shirt like to give more shape to longer shirts!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  12. Love this outfit and love the way you tied it! Super cute!
    XO
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

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  13. Stripes and a flirty shoulder?! I wouldn't have resisted either!

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  14. Love your sassy pair of BF jeans! Come check out my latest collab with LA-based TOBI – I’m sure you’ll love it! Happy Monday!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  15. You look so cute!! I love your top!

    Brittany,
    www.lawyerlookbook.com

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  16. How adorable are you?! LOVE this outfit - what a cute top! I'm in love with those jeans!!

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  17. Hello stripes, yes, definitely. But HELLO there ah-mazing clutch!!! Swoon, baby, swoon!! You look amazing in this get-up, incidentally, like all casual and comfy and sassy and cool.

    And speaking of stripes and of swooning, well not really, maybe a little - my Project Sister Act Link-up this week is all about stripes, Carylee, and I would LOVE for you to come over and join in :) stripe sisters need to stick together.


    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/05/13/reinvention-a-link-up/

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  18. This look is head-to-toe flawless! Your hair looks incredible too!! One of my favorite looks of yours!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  19. I absolutely love that top on you. You look gorgeous girl. -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Outfit: Floral Skirt + Stefilia's Stone Necklace

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  20. Love this look! Your top is adorable, and I love the mixed stripe and floral! So pretty!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I love the cold shoulder with the distressed denim and heels!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. This top is literally everything! I am loving the the fit and style! So fun for summer and spring!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh that is a fun top! I love how the stripes are classic but the shoulder cut-outs make it so fun... I need to try this look out! Love it with those great printed pumps too!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  24. LOVE the top! I especially like the knot trick!
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  25. Love the detailing in this top!! SO cute!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  26. Love the detailing in this top!! SO cute!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  27. So stylish! Love this outfit!

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  28. I love this look! Your stripe top is so fun, and I love it paired with the floral pumps!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  29. Cute and sassy! Love it!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  30. This top is so ridiculously cute!

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  31. ADORE this look! I wanna be wearing it head to toe right now! :D

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  32. I'm pretty obsessed with this outfit too! I love that top! The way you styled it is perfect, and I am seriously eyeing those pumps.

    Congrats on your bathroom remodel! I meant to send you a text on snap about how gorgeous it looks. I wouldn't want to leave the bathroom lol

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  33. What a cute top! I am totally smitten with anything off-the-shoulder lately and I love stripes, so this is the perfect combo!

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  34. LOVE the full oversized look and the fact that the top has stripes! Been loving on them lately. So chic! :)

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  35. What a cute top and I love how you knotted it! I can't wait to see your finished bathroom post!

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  36. This top looks great on you and your hair looks beautiful! I'm going to have to try you're knotting trick. I have a hard time getting a front tuck to look right on me. -M

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  37. That striped top is the cutest! Love how it can be a tunic too for the warmer months ahead. Thanks for hosting the linkup for us!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  38. I totally loved this outfit when I saw it on your snap. Head to toe fabulous girl!

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  39. In love with your outfit. That shirt is beyond cute. I have really been loving the bare shoulder look. So chic.

    Lydia | chicandmodish.com

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  40. Love this top and the knot you did is so cute!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  41. LOVE the distressed jeans, the striped off the shoulder, the cool striped clutch and the floral shoes - perfection! Thank you for hosting.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com/shoe-tell-fashion-link-8/#more-12421
    STYLE NUDGE

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  42. I love that top! I've been looking for the perfect cold shoulder, I didn't think it would be this hard to find!

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  43. This top is darling! Stripes + cold shoulder is a winning combo!

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  44. Love this look!!!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  45. Your top is darling and I love how you tied it!

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  46. I'm loving this trend too!!!! You look so great in this outfit no wonder you love it so much. The cold shoulder and off the shoulder are my favorite trends right now. Hope to see you at my linkup!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  47. Ok, I for SURE need this entire look. STAT. Thanks for linking up this week!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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