Chambray City

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Waaaaaayyy too short of a weekend, guys! I feel like I blinked and it was gone! Hopefully, you all don’t feel the same way!

This weekend may have been short, but it was also fun! Saturday night we ended up driving to Fountain Square (a hipster-y neighborhood of Indianapolis) with another couple for Mexican food (at Revolucion – so-so review from this girl) and honey mead and games (New Day – amazing stop if you’re in Indy). We played an intense game of Skip-Bo, which I ended up losing to The Husband by ONE card! Does anyone else love this game?

Another combination of things that I love (besides games, tacos, and wine?) is chambray + stripes + typography clutch. Which is what you get to see today! Lucky ducky.

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Delicia and Discussions

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IMG_13381photo courtesy of Sarah (but really Alejandro, our waiter ;))

So you know how last week I mentioned that I was going to meet up with some local Indy fashion bloggers?

Well, it was a blast (and, yes, it is a week later, and I’m just now talking about…that happens here)! A completely delicious (thanks Delicia for your wonderful margaritas and guacamole) and hilarious night.

You know when you just click with people? It was like that, but times four (because that’s how many other ladies were there). We talked about the most random topics (example: benefits of living on the first or second floor of an apartment complex) and commiserated about taking blog photos in these freezing Midwest temperatures. I said last week how hard it is to make friends, and I’m delighted to start a friendship with these four lovely ladies!

So thanks Abby for organizing (and sharing our very fancy charcuterie plate, and thanks Sarah, Anne, and Cait for spending the evening with me!

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  • On Target item: Merona Gray Hot Air Balloon Blouse (old; similar style; similar print)
  • Sweater: Merona, Target (Winter 2014; similar)
  • Lip Color: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain (exact; love these, this one is “Romantic”)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (just scored these from my wishlist, but they’re now sold out; similar)
  • Watch: Target (exact)
  • Clutch: Madewell (gift from The Husband, similar)
  • Ankle Boots: Old Navy (old; similar 1, similar 2)

New Year’s Eve 2015

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First off, thank you all for your kind words from Friday’s post. The Husband and I both appreciate the love and support. It’s hard to share negative things on a blog, but life isn’t all about brunch, nice shoes, and styled looks, which is sometimes all you see on blogs. So thanks for sharing in my realness.

Secondly, the New Year’s Eve party we hosted went off pretty well! I mean any party with a cheese tray and buffalo chicken dip is a great party in my book, so we had that going for us at the beginning. It was a random assortment of people (some family, some friends from college, some new friends, etc.), but we all got along really well. Except for my cousin who made fun of Taylor Swift during her performance…he might not have survived the night! It was great ringing in the New Year with such great friends and family (and nice to have my brother see our house for the first time).

This is what I wore that night, but I subbed the heels for a pair of black flats with a gold capped toe (similar here), because you don’t have to wear heels if you’re in your own house, am I right?

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  • On Target item: Merona Boatneck Tee (exact)
  • Hair Bow Pin: unknown (old; similar)
  • Necklace: Target (old; similar)
  • Coat: Merona, Target (exact – sold out online, but check at your local store!)
  • Clutch: Madewell (gift from The Husband; similar)
  • Tights: Gap (Fall 2014; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor (Winter 2013; similar options below)
  • Heels: Merona, Target (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Horsin’ Around

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Still digging this sock/ankle boot trick that I first debuted here. #sorrynotsorry

This outfit was just quirky enough for me with the pairing of the animal graphic sweatshirt (obsessed with this bad boy) and the animal print belt. But then I had to take it one step further with the socks (pun intended).

I’ve learned that you’ve got to keep it interesting during this capsule challenge. It’s all about finding new ways to wear things and pair things.

Who knew socks could be so.much.fun!?

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Outfit 32

Fall Capsule #1: Graphic Sweater

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Day Off Of Work!
  • Traveling to Grand Rapids tonight to attend my very first blogging event! So excited! I made blogging business cards, because I’m a nerd.
  • This sweater is the softest thing in the world. I never want to take it off.
  • These boots = perfection (Loft did not pay me to say that, but I wish they would!)
  • Still going strong on the no clothing/shoe shopping during the fall capsule challenge. However, I have definitely been slowly decreasing my bank account with some outerwear/accessory purchases. Loop holes, my friends!
  • 15 outfits down. 59 to go! I’m actually loving the challenge, and it hasn’t even been challenging yet!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • Missing The Husband and The Puppy this weekend!
  • Going through keepsake boxes at my parents’ home…sooo many great memories…so much stuff!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Outfit 15

  • On Target item: Mossimo Graphic Sweater (exact; solid colors – I want them all!)
  • Purse: Madewell (exact)
  • Trench: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at Nordstron Rack for under $100; exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)