Pattern Play

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Well, well, well. It’s clear now that Friday’s Five for Friday post from last week (here) was clearly a set up and the perfect segway to this outfit post, right?

Because it is a pattern palooza indeed up in here (up in here – channel your inner DMX). Last time I wore this skirt, it was a bit more subdue (see that look here – same necklace used though!). Nothing like a little mix of blue and white and florals and stripes to get your week going, right?

I had a great weekend, and I’m sad for it to come to a close, but I only have 9 more work days until our upcoming vacation to Portland and Seattle. We’re headed out there to celebrate a wedding for two friends, but we’re hoping to get our fill of the Northwest as well. Any recommendations or suggestions for us when we’re out there?!

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10 Things Tuesday (5.19.15)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. This dress is on its way to me in the mail right now! It might just be the dress of the summer!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Fran mentioned Lydia’s amazing Pinterest board of two of my most favorite things: dogs and fashion blogs. And I’m obsessed and following! Now if someone could make one of dogs, bikes, and fashion blogs, then we would hit the trifecta!
  3. These sandals are the perfect complement to all your summer dresses and skirts.
  4. In things I didn’t need to know about….S’mores Oreos will exist this week! Get out of town! I’ll be buying these this weekend and will report back accordingly.
  5. Watching this couple age from 20s to 90s and their adorable commentary made this video the video of the week for me! So touching!
  6. This might be THE midi skirt that I’ve been looking for: stripes, blue, and white!
  7. 29 Times Celebrities Nailed it About Body Issues. But seriously, Emma Stone is so much more than her looks (even though her hair is allll that I want).
  8. Flamingo printed flats? Too cute!
  9. Who wants to go to Milan with me to visit the Wes Anderson designed cafe? I’m a Moonrise Kingdom fan girl for life!
  10. Black and white and chic all over…and bonus? This purse is under $35!

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Fit and Flare Dress (exact)
  • Shirt: J.Crew Factory (exact)
  • Purse: Coach, thrifted (similar)
  • Shoes: Naturalizer (exact)

Gingham Jam

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No, I didn’t wear this outfit to conquer the Indiana Dunes this weekend, and yes, I’ll hopefully have more about my fun and exhausting (we hiked sand hills for over 7 miles in one day) trip later this week.

But first things, first. Monday….blech.

And Mondays can only be made better by throwing caution to the wind and mixing black and navy together (with a dash of red).

So throw on that navy gingham, and let’s jam!

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Go Colts Go!

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Today’s outfit consists around a ton of Christmas gifts I received this year and immediately had to use. Do the people in my life just know me or what?
  • The Colts play this weekend (hello Bengals, nice to see you), and I’m trying to showcase my Colts pride…especially since I am headed to the game (thanks Dad!). Fridays before the Colts play are called Blue Fridays in Indianapolis (not because we’re sad, but because that’s our main color), so I’m definitely showing all my team spirit today.
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • On a sad note, The Husband’s grandma passed away on New Year’s Eve right before midnight. It’s beyond sad to lose a loved one, so hug your grandmas (and grandpas) tight the next time you see them for us.

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Ultrasoft Crew Neck Sweater (exact – gift from my parents and as close to Colts blue as you can get!)
  • Beanie: gift from The Husband (exact)
  • Scarf: Mossimo, Target (exact – gift from my in-laws)
  • Vest: J. Crew Factory (exact)
  • Watch: Timex, gift from The Husband (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (sold out online; similar options here)
  • Jeans: American Eagle (c/o; exact)
  • Sneakers: Nike (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Life Facts

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Life fact #1: When you find a evergreen wall, you take pictures in front of it. Even if there are boulders in your way….you’ll find a way to overcome.

Life fact #2: When you take pictures in front of said evergreen wall (after overcoming those pesky boulders), someone will walk out of the nearby Greek restaurant (a mere 20 feet away) and stare.

Perils of a style blogger, y’all.

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Outfit 68