Style Soulmates, Vol. 3

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Today’s Style Soulmates look was nearly stolen right off the back of Jacey from Damsel in Dior (see the original look here). So thanks, Jacey!

This outfit was the very first outfit that I had pinned after buying this skirt from J.Crew Factory, because it is (slightly funny enough) the same exact skirt! The original one is from J.Crew, and I waited approximately one year later and managed to snag it up for 1/3 of the price from J.Crew Factory…when it was on super sale@

#winning. See sometimes, I can demonstrate extreme amounts of patience…at least when it comes to clothes!

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  • On Target item: Merona Denim Jacket (exact)
  • Sunglasses: Target (exact)
  • Lip Color: Covergirl (exact – in Soda)
  • Necklace: J.Crew Factory (exact)
  • Tee: J.Crew Factory (exact)
  • Nail Polish: “Scarlet Starlet” (exact)
  • Purse: Nine West (similar)
  • Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar)
  • Heeled Sandals: Sole Society (exact)

Little Gray Dress

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About exactly 9 months ago, I styled this fall Madewell-lookalike outfit (see it here), and I’m back again with a summer edition.

Aka when you want to look like a cool girl, but don’t want to look like you TRIED to look like a cool girl. Exhausting just thinking about it, right?

My formula (why yes, it is super scientific and yes, I nearly won a math medal for it, thank you for asking) for looking like a “Madewell Girl” still remains the same:

Some kind of jean item + no patterns (unless they are stripes or plaid) + neutral colors + simple accessories = Madewell Girl material.

But once again, I’m not wearing a single piece from Madewell (nearly all Target pieces actually), which is why budget style is my favorite style. And if Madewell style isn’t your thing? You could easily do the same sort of thing with Ralph Lauren (plaid + navy + oxford shirt/polo + riding boots) or Anthropologie (anything floral print + a dress + flower crown) or whatever brand you wishfully lust over!

Ready, set, style!

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Style Soulmates, Vol. 2

polka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Targetpolka dot shorts + white blouse + denim jacket + black coach vintage purse; casual summer outfit | Style On Target

You all seemed to enjoy my first Style Soulmates post (here if you missed it), so I’m making it a monthly feature! Lord knows that I have enough pretty pins on Pinterest (follow me here) to keep it going for approximately 50 years, so let’s put those pins to good use, huh? ;)

Today’s look was inspired by this look by Daphne from Mode and the City (here). She’s probably my favorite blogger ever (all the red and blue combos definitely help her campaign), and she has the world’s second cutest dog (mine wins because the judge is biased).

Daphne’s layering skills come fall/winter are absolutely amazing, but this summer look was a bit simpler for her, which is probably why it was so easy for me to recreate it! A basic white blouse, denim jacket, and polka dot shorts is really all you need to recreate this look, and then you just add in your favorite accessories based on your own personal style preferences!

These polka dots shorts are probably my favs to wear all summer because they’re light and flowy, so any outfit inspiration that gets them on my body is a win for me. But imagine if I had a similar pair in navy and red polka dot shorts…I’d never wear anything else!  So thanks for making a casual summer outfit super easy, Daphne, by letting me steal this look (now if you could just send me your whole wardrobe…that would be great)!

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Better in a Black Dress

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • I stole today’s blog title from some song lyrics from a female country singer’s song. She sounds pretty pissed off and angry in the song, so hopefully she’ll forgive me.
  • But isn’t life really better in a black dress? It’s one piece versus a top and bottom piece situation, so already you’re putting in half the effort to get dressed. Plus, black goes with everything. Especially the denim jacket and mini wedge sandals that I can’t. stop. wearing. Not that you’ve noticed or anything! ;)
  • This week was CRAZY! Work was busy, and I ended up having a whole bunch of after-work-activities (including an awesome dinner with my fellow Indy bloggers), so it kind of felt like it was a whirlwind! I’m excited for the weekend to arrive, so I can enjoy some time with The Husband and The Pup!
  • Also this weekend, both sets of our parents are coming down/over to celebrate Father’s Day! We’re taking them to Bloomington, Indiana…home of Indiana University, my alma mater! I’m really using this as an excuse to get pizza from my favorite place in Bloomington, but it will be really fun to see everyone and show off my college town!
  • On that note, have a great weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, but especially mine…who is better than yours! ;) #biased

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Home is Where the Polka Dots Are

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There are few things that I love more than polka dots and the state of Indiana (my family, coffee, puppies, and stripes are the only things that really come to mind), so what better way to celebrate them both than by pairing them together for a bonus outfit post this week?!

You know, more than my weekly average of a whooping four…

You can also thank Indiana…and its capital city for that one as well. Mainly, because I spent all evening yesterday hanging out with my fellow Indianapolis bloggers and had no time to come up with a creative blog post for your Wednesday viewing pleasure.

But also because, as you all know, they do say that home is where the polka dots are! ;)

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