Embellished Sweatshirt to Graphic Wall

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Remember this wall from Instagram (here)? I finally got the photos from a pre-brunch shoot LAST Friday up on the blog (yes, I’m now running a bit behind), but that’s okay. I’m loving the shots I’m getting lately, and love that you all appreciate the change in scenery! So thanks so much for the love!

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Taco date night last night topped off with Nicey pops (here)
  • Off of work for 3 days!
  • Gateway to summer and summer fun
  • Longest lasting days ever
  • Perfect weather all weekend long (or so it says)
  • Fingers crossed for a bike ride with The Husband tonight!
  • Scoring this tee for $6 in stores!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • Waking up before the alarm, ick.

Happy weekend, friends!

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Black, Green, and Hydrangeas

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Just stopping to smell the roses hydrangeas growing all over our area right now. Aren’t they gorgeous!? I felt super chic in this outfit, and per usual, it is the touch of accessories (including my favorite Merona tote) that makes me feel that way. I mean a black lace tee and green pants can only take you so far, but accessories…next level stuff.

Statement necklace? Check. Open toe booties? Check. Cognac colored tote? Check.

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  • On Target item: Gold/Green Statement Necklace (exact – comes in gold/pink too)
  • Lace Top: J.Crew (thrifted, similar 1 (like almost exact), similar 2)
  • Pants: Old Navy (exact – LOVE them especially b/c they come in talls!)
  • Purse/Tote: Merona, Target (exact – see my review here)
  • Shoes: Candies, Kohl’s (present from The Husband; exact, similar 1, similar 2)

Casual Tribal Sweatshirt

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Another casual look from this weekend! I’m feeling a lot more freedom on the weekend to come up with looks that don’t revolve around a pencil skirt or a pair of black dress pants (though I love both of those items and will continue to feature work wear looks on this blog).

Let’s face it though, few things beat an outfit that features a sweatshirt and slouchy boyfriend jeans. Comfort at it’s finest…plus, The Husband told me that I looked “cute and sporty.” Who doesn’t want to hear that?!

Key to these jeans? Buy a size or two up than you normally would, ignore the tag (because it doesn’t mean anything anyways), and wear them with everything!

ps. Yes, Mom…that is a teeny tiny bit of distressing on these jeans on the right side (my left). #sorrynotsorry :)

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Weekend Wear

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Ugh, Monday already? I spent my weekend buried in house stuff, but also managed to get out of the house for puppy walks (see here on Instagram), ice cream (Handel’s, you’ll always have my heart), and trips to Target to buy this dress (hello summer and very first maxi dress!). It was a little chilly here on Friday and Saturday, so I’m glad that I always have my sweaters available to slip on (example, see above for Saturday’s outfit).

I also cleaned out my overflowing closet, gave away some items, sold some other items to the local resale shop (cha-ching!), and kind of got pumped to mix and max some more with my own closet items. This is great, since I was overwhelmed with how much stuff I actually own and realized that I need very few items to make a well-rounded working closet (whoopsies). I’m going to try to keep that in mind the next time I’m in “dire need” to purchase something.

p.s. Anyone interested in doing a “Week of Skirts” hosting with me soon? I have SO many skirts to wear for the second (or even first) time that I would love to have a friend to go through this with! Let me know!

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How to Wear Golf Shorts When Not On the Golf Course

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So I got these shorts thrifting last year. I loved them because STRIPES! I took them home and tried to make some outfits out of them and BONUS, they’re golf shorts with super awesome and deep pockets.

Sometimes I have trouble wearing sporty gear out in public and not feeling like I’m headed to the gym or in this case, the golf course. Ways I’ve found to combat that: pair the sporty item with black, add a non-athletic shoe (no sneakers, my friends), and add chic accessories (awesome red bag, anyone?).

Bing, bam, boom. But seriously, do you have any other tips?

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