Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello Monday: Hot and cold

Gap scoop back romper, chuck taylors
Outfit details--- Sunnies: TOMS | Necklace: Target (super old) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (under $100!) | Romper: Gap (I just ordered the teal version!) | Plaid top: Express (option, option) | Shoes: Converse ---

It was exactly one thousand degrees when we took these photos. Ok, maybe it was only 96 but with one thousand percent humidity! Rompers are so perfect for the summer. I'm a serious fan. They're lightweight and effortless and not super clingy or constricting when you're sweating buckets! But, unless I know I am going to be outside all day, inevitably I am cold indoors, or at least chilly and need some kind of cover up. That's where my millions of plaid shirts come in handy over the summer!

Gap scoop back romper, chuck tailors, plaid shirt

I posted two versions of this outfit as a flat lay on Instagram here and then on Facebook here. I couldn't decide which I liked better so I polled my behind the scenes panel, and of course the votes were evenly split. I decided to just post both of them on the different social media platforms because I couldn't make up my mind! Apparently I am hot and cold with my decision making as well!

Gap scoop back romper, chuck tailors, rebecca minkoff flynn fringe bag
Gap scoop back romper, rebecca minkoff flynn fringe bag
Charcoal Converse All Star Chuck Taylor

I ended up choosing my grey Converse to wear with the outfit instead of the white pair shown in my flat lays. I don't know why it's so hard for me to wear my white Converse. I think that's why I didn't buy any other pairs for such a long time because I hardly ever wore the one pair that I did have. I've realized now that it's the white color that bothered me, not the actual style. The white just stands out a bit, and while I'm all for color pop, I always feel like they throw my outfit off balance. Ah well. I'll keep trying. In the meantime, I'm very happy with this grey pair!

Gap scoop back romper, chuck tailors, rebecca minkoff flynn fringe bag

This weekend was such a blur! We had quite a long day on Saturday. The husband's car club had their annual charity car show on Saturday of which I am the official scoring secretary. What does that mean, you ask? Well, everyone who enters the show has to fill out the paperwork with their name, contact info, make and model of their car and what car class they're entering. It's my job to enter all of that into a nifty little spreadsheet on the computer. Then all of the cars have scoring sheets and they get numeric scores on things like paint, motor, interior, etc. So once the judging is all over, they hand over all the scoring sheets to me to enter next to the corresponding car. Then, I take some totals and do some sorting to figure out who has the highest points in each class to determine the winners. There were 150 cars/bikes that entered with 35 classes plus 11 specialty awards. Needless to say, I was busy! Registration opened at 8am and I was glued to the laptop from that time up until 3pm. The show raised (unofficially) $12,000 for the MDA, and it was the biggest show of the 4 years it's been around. I can't complain about my efforts, it feels good to be able to contribute in my own little way!

4th Annual 2016 MDA Make A Muscle charity car, best in show
The little man in the pink on the right is Matthew. 
He has muscular dystrophy and the car show is held in his honor every year. 
He and his friend are posing with the owner who took home the "Best in Show" award.

Outside of that, we literally slept for 12 hours Saturday night and woke up super late on Sunday, taking our time to get going. I'm so happy to be home and not traveling this week. I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine!

With that, I shall let you go! Happiest of Mondays!

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  1. I like your grey Converse with this outfit! :) I have a pair of white Converse and I wear them often, but definitely not as much as my black pair.

    They are a bit scuffed and less than perfect white now which helps them blend into outfits better, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Well, despite it being "100" degrees, you sure managed to look super cute! Love the whole look! :) - Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  3. I think the converse is really cute and goes with your romper well! Thanks for hosting the linkup.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  4. I love Converse! Thank you for hosting!

  5. so beautiful! casual perfection! thank you so much for hosting the link up

  6. I love how cute and comfy your romper looks!

  7. Ok I need this romper,I just love the grey on so much. This is too cute.


  8. What a great way to raise funds! And you look absolutely adorable in that little jumpsuit! I'm with you on the white Converse. I always end up changing to colored ones, too!


  9. Your grey romper is so cute! I love the plaid and converse!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Love this casual look and dying over that bag. Thanks for the Link Up Carylee!


  11. I love a good casual outfit that still makes me feel cute. You look adorable, but SO comfortable here.


  12. This is super simple yet beyond adorable! I pinned this to try and recreate, haha! Also, that is the perfect plaid!

    xoxo, Kacie

  13. This is such a cute play look!!!

    Come check out how I styled some ruffles for work & play at the blog this week – Have a lovely week!


  14. Love this romper on you! Your grey converse and red and white top accent it so well. That is too funny about your white converse. Sounds like you did have a busy Saturday! Love that you support your hubbies love in such an active way.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. This looks like the perfect hot-weather outfit--I love that lightweight romper! Great idea to tie the plaid around your waist too; I always get cold inside, so I usually need an extra layer with me!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  16. I have grey sneakers like this, but I find that I reach for my silver ones even more---I'm not sure if it's how much white is at the toe or that they sparkle!!
    Love the bag & necklace---they add some nice pizzazz!!
    thanks so much for hosting

  17. You look so cute! I seriously love the way you tied the plaid shirt around you waist. This is such a cute look!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  18. Too cute! I love the romper with the Converse and plaid shirt.

  19. LOL! I was just saying the same thing about bloggers looking fantastic no matter how HOT or COLD the temp outside is. I can't tell at all that it felt like a thousand degrees in these pics. You look amazing as per usual!


  20. That romper is sooo cute and seriously looks so comfy! It has been sooooo hot here recently, so this looks like it would be super comfy!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  21. Love this romper and how you styled it! Perfect for those super hot days!

    xx, Elise

  22. Congrats on raising so much for MDA; what a great cause! I love your romper and the ways you styled it! You are always so cute!

  23. Love this look, and those sunnies are gorgeous!


  24. Aww, Matthew is adorable! What a great event. I love that comfy romper and how you styled it!

  25. It sounds like even though you were busy, you still had a great weekend! There's nothing like relaxing at home sometimes. You look so cute and casual, plus I love the Converse sneaks!


  26. This is such a cute casual look!!! I love your sneakers! :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  27. Great outfit XO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/06/linkupwithlisa-53-red-cut-out-top.html

  28. you are looking gorgeous in this style.

  29. It was so HOT this weekend! I felt like I was melting! Congrats on raising so much money! Hope you had a great Monday!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  30. Your outfit is cute and comfortable looking! I really love those Converse kicks!

  31. You've convinced me to buy this romper. I loved it last time you featured it. It just looks so cute and comfortable!! Perfect for all the beach time this summer and anytime! Congrats on raising all that money!!!