Back From Vacay

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Sometimes after a two vacations, you have to trick yourself into going back to work by playing a few games.  You know, just to boost morale, since you no longer get to lay on a beach all day.

Games like, “Keep Wearing Casual Clothes, Especially Your Jean Jacket, to Work” or “Wear Your (Current) Favorite Pair of Shoes, Even If They Don’t Exactly Match”. Just two examples that you might try, nothing too specific.

But yes, I’m back from Hawaii and Denver (sad about them Colts, huh?) and am travel-broke (poor planning with back-to-back vacays), but full of family fun and adventure. Oh, and I’m going to work…tomorrow, due to flight delays! ;) Whomp whomp.

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  • On Target item: Merona Gray and White Snakeskin Pumps (exact– now on sale)
  • Denim Jacket: Eddie Bauer (old; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (old; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Dress: Merona, Target (Spring/Summer 2013; other green patterned options below)
  • Purse: vintage Coach (thrifted; exact current bag; super similar for less!)

Stripes and Sneaks

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There’s just something about a dress paired with sneakers. It’s practically perfect in every way. It says, hey, I’m casual, but classy.

It takes a little bit of work to make sure that you don’t look too fancy, but also that you don’t look too slummy (is that even a word?). The chambray and stripes combo always tilts in your favor.

I wore this to brunch last week with B and was set for that and a day of errands!

ps. When your local liquor stores gives you a mint green wall…you take blog photos in front of it. #fashionbloggertruths

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Supply Co. Chambray Sneakers (exact, other colors)
  • Dress: Merona, Target (Summer 2013; similar stripe options below)
  • Purse: Madewell (exact)
  • Jacket: Eddie Bauer (old; similar 1, similar 2)

Sweatshirt Skirt

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Is there anything better than a bike on your shirt? #sorrynotsorry if you’re sick of seeing bike apparel on this blog. It’s up there with stripes, polka dots, and Colts blue for me, aka always a winner and always in style.

Even if said shirt is baby pink. Which it is…and I still bought it!

Pure commitment, friends!

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Red, White, and Blue, and Patterns Too

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There is nothing more Americana in my opinion than denim, and it makes a easy pair with red, white, and blue. Especially for some casual outfits, which is literally all I want to wear lately.

Plus, I could wear these sneakers. I bought gray sneakers because Kate Middleton has gray sneakers*.

*This theory could be applied to pretty much everything in my closet.

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Jean Jacket Meets Dress Pants

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Nothing like a mix of casual (jean jacket) and classy (black dress pants) for your Tuesday viewing pleasure. I’m a big fan of mixing casual and dressy for an interesting look and adding in some visual interest pieces can really elevate these classic basics (leopard kitten heels for the win).

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