Part of the Chain Gang (aka the Printed Pants Party…aka Cool Kids Club)

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True Life: I Bought These Pants Because Everyone Has Printed Pants But Me.

And I love them. I think they fit great, look great, and go with everything. The best part? Normally, they cost $28, but I scored them for $22 (bought during some sale and probably used a mobile coupon or something)! Success story. I’m excited to wear them to work on hot summer days and think to myself how I am cheating the system.

However, they are called ankle pants online. I am a giant (cough 5’9″). These are more like fitted capris on me. But those are in now? RIGHT? ;)

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For the Birds

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First, Happy Birthday to my younger (and only) brother, R. May your day be full of cake and sunshine! I already miss your face, and it’s been less than 3 days since I saw you!

Secondly, another day, another animal graphic sweater look on this blog. Last time I wore it with green too (see it here), so I thought I would try that again, only with a bit tougher look. The exposed zippers and then menswear heels help to enhance a look that’s not so sweet.

It’s true, I might still be a little bit cutesy on days like this, but I’m okay with it. This look would work just as well with a plain tan sweater, it just wouldn’t be as cute. And that my friends…is for the birds.

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Scalloped Edges

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One: This skirt from Ann Taylor Loft is amazing. It was a bigger portion of my March budget (see here), but I had to have it. I know most of us have a few black skirts hanging in our closet, but the scallop hem makes it so very sweet. It helps add a dainty feel to whatever you pair it with. I’m in love.

Two: Stripes make everything better. I think I’m going to start a line of art prints, bumper stickers, and t-shirts with this saying. Any buyers? ;)

Three: Please ignore my awesome battle scars from saving my legs. I promise I’m 26, not 13 and just learning how to shave.

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Gridlock

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Ahhh! It’s real life wedding “weekend” time. I’m now off of work now and off to pick up baby brother, R, soon from the airport! It’s wedding prep full speed, even though I think I’m in a really good place prep-wise (though I still have to vacuum the whole dang house…a good housewife, I will not be!).

Thank you all for your sweet well wishes! It really means the world to me, and I’m in love with the blogging community and all my wonderful readers. I’m planning on blogging up to the day of and should be posting pretty regularly (scheduled posts) afterwards! I hope you’ll stick around to see what’s coming up! I’m excited for the future! :)

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Plaid On

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It monsooned here in Indiana yesterday, so this photo is from last week (I was planning on using it next week while I was gone for my honeymoon). Just so you don’t get confused about 1.) why I am in jeans, and 2.) why I don’t look like a wet rat.

I love this blazer so much, and the red and navy seems to work with a bunch of other colors. Here are some other ways I have worn it: here and here.

What other colors would you wear with it?

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (Fall/Winter 2013; not plaid, but similar styles: similar 1; similar 2)
  • Buttondown: New York and Company (super old; similar 1; similar 2)
  • Necklace: Etsy (exact – Princess Bride saying on the other side)
  • Belt: Target (old; similar 1; similar 2)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact – tall and short styles online too!)
  • Heels: St. John’s Bay, JCPenney (old; similar 1 and similar 2)