I Own This

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Short hiatus from the blog, but I have been inspired to start again by my two best friends. Nothing like friends around to encourage you to pursue your interests right?

Speaking of best friends, one of mine, B, is getting married in July 2014, and I was given the honor to go wedding dress shopping with her today. It was a lot of fun to hang out with her, her mom, her sister, and another bestie, and watch her try on dresses for the first time! She didn’t say yes to one today, but it is just a matter of time until she does! The above outfit is what I wore. I wanted something that was “smart casual” – a term I think I made up – that showed I deserved to belong in this fancy bridal shop. It turns out, I ended up leading the group to the fitting room and carried several dresses back to the fitting room…like I owned the place. So I guess the outfit worked?

Plus, I wore the jacket closed (it doesn’t have a button/closure) with my new ladybug brooch. So winning.

What would you wear to a dress fitting for a friend?

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, (just got mine in August, in stores)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Blazer: DressBarn (similar)
  • Brooch: Old Navy (bought in October, in stores; similar)
  • Shoes: thirfted

Labor Day with Mumford!

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Happy Labor Day, everyone!

I hope everyone is able to enjoy their day with family and/or friends (or just sitting on the couch surfing the internet because you don’t have to work…because I do that on holidays from work too). Also, does anyone say surfing the internet any more?

Chad, my fiance, and I are headed to the Mumford & Sons concert tonight in Indianapolis with his parents, and I could not be more excited about it. They are such a cool band, and we get to listen to them perform outside at a neat venue (where I saw my first concert…the Spice Girls with my aunt, such a cool kid).  Anyways, I wanted a cool, concert-going outfit, and just scored these red jeans yesterday (I know, behind the times) while thrifting. I love red with black and white/tan, such a statement.

What is everyone else up to today?

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  • On Target item: Merona Tee (different patterns in stores now – I have tons of these and love)
  • Necklace: Forever21
  • Red Jeans: JCPenney (thrifted)
  • Shoes: thrifted

Going on a Safari

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I love me some animal prints. I love how classic they are, and how they can add a somewhat exotic feel to an outfit.

These jeans are from Denizen, which is available at Target. I just got them (note the great dark wash going on), and it was love at first try on. These seem to fit great no matter how long I wear them. They definitely have some stretch in them, which makes me feel like they have a great custom fit. Plus they came in longs and shorts…which is beyond great when you are 5’9″. Long legs = rough life (at least with finding pants to wear).

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, (just got mine in August, in stores)
  • Tank: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
  • Necklace: thrifted
  • Belt: thrifted
  • Shoes: thrifted