Utility First

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As much as I love style, I love comfort and utility of clothing more.

For example, skirts should have pockets. Dresses should have pockets. Purses should have pockets. And coats, jackets, and vests should have endless pockets.

That’s why I love that utility-style or cargo-style vests remain in style. Perfect for slipping your cell phone or a pack of gum or your shopping list into and going hands free, but still managing to look pulled together and stylish.

Because as much as we say pain is beauty…it really should be utility is beauty. Except when it comes to cargo shorts…because those are awful! ;)

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Fourth of July 2016

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Happy Fourth of July, y’all! A national holiday that celebrates America and my favorite color combination? Yes, please! I’m going to keep this brief, because I know a bunch of you are trying to enjoy your day off with family, friends, and some fireworks!

And after you do all of that, be sure to check out the following sales to take advantage of some amazing Fourth of July weekend sales!

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10 Things Tuesday (6.28.16)

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

  1. I don’t need this cherry print t-shirt, but I really really like it. Like really, really, really like it!
  2. Blogger love of the week: I discovered a new-to-me blog this week (by reading through another blogger’s comments…does anyone else like to do this?)! Her name is Madison and her blog is Minnie Muse…and she can work some pattern mixing and midi skirts like no one’s business! I especially loved this nautical inspired look (perfect for red/white/blue week)!
  3. Two of the biggest trends this year? Gingham and off-the-shoulder tops…well Maison Jules has paired them together for the trendiest item ever! (And they have this gorgeous gingham dress too!)
  4. Remember when I was complaining about summer work wear? Well, J.Crew is here to help with a few tricks to beat the heat!
  5. Love these blue/white plaid pants…and the gingham ones…and the floral print ones! Gotta collect them all!
  6. Obsessing over these cherry print espadrilles! The perfect red/blue combo for my summer wardrobe (and they would look great with today’s outfit too)!
  7. There’s a new Carpool Karaoke with James Corden…this time with Selena Gomez!! It’s definitely not my favorite, but they ride in a vehicle that’s not a car…and sing a Taylor Swift song, so I’m down!
  8. I know it’s summer…and I shouldn’t be thinking about sweaters, but this new striped one from Banana Republic comes in three color combinations and is calling my name!
  9. While I didn’t score my Hamilton Chicago tickets last week (I tried really hard though, you guys), I still enjoyed reading this article about the branding process behind what is probably the most famous Broadway play ever.
  10. My quirky-print-loving-self quickly fell in love with this summer scarf! The cutest (and it fits with this week’s theme)!

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Red Orange and Green and Not Christmas

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Another Monday, another summer work outfit!

This time around, however, it’s with a fairly unique color combo: red orange and green! Since the red is red orange and I paired the outfit with the cognac tan accessories, it thankfully does not scream “Christmas in June,” which is my biggest nightmare when it comes to mixing red and green.

Because you only want to look like a Christmas elf at work, when…well…you’re actually playing one at the mall…during Christmas. ;)

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  • On Target item: Merona Red Orange Wedge Sandals (exact)
  • Sunglasses: Target (exact)
  • Lip Color: Sonia Kashuk (exact – in Red Orange)
  • Scarf: vintage via my mom (similar)
  • Dress: Mossimo (similar options below)
  • Watch: Timex (exact)
  • Nail Color: “Scarlet Starlet” (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (almost exact)

Me, Myself, and I

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Sometimes on this blog, I think that I’m fairly creative with my looks. You know, stuff that we all might not think of instantly when walking into our closets. Recent examples: here and here.

And other times? I blatantly steal…from myself. 

That’s exactly what today’s look is all about, and it’s not even like I waited that long. This look is a direct ripoff of this one…from a mere two weeks ago! Who knew a great white tee and cream blazer could do so much work?!

Because even if I’m not inspirational to anyone else’s style…at least I know who my number one fan (besides my mom and dad) is…me, myself, and I. ;)

ps. On a serious note, I’m sending lots of love and light to the people of Orlando, the LGBT community, and America as a whole. There aren’t enough words to describe how I feel about the whole thing, but these will have to do for now: More love. Less hate.

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