All The Colors + #ootd

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Banana Republic Floral V-Neck Blouse, LOFT Girlfriend Chinos, Tory Burch minnie flats

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floral blouse | chinos | necklace (old – Baublebar) – option | flats (old – Tory Burch) – option, option

All The Colors

Ya’ll know I’m a huge fan of color – and will work as many colors, prints, and textures into one outfit as I can! This clutch made my job easy as it goes with literally everything – it has every color of the rainbow! But in a really fun, beachy, summer kind of way. It comes with a chain shoulder strap also. The same clutch comes in multiple color options which are linked below. Happy Monday!

J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, Steve Madden clutch, Halogen ruffle top, Baublebar earrings, Steve Madden sandals

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clutch (option, option, option) | shorts (option)

 earrings | sandals | top (old – Halogen) option

 

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Weekend to Office Style + #ootd

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Old Navy tie sleeve top, Old Navy chinos, Kate Spade bag, Old Navy pumps, Baublebar earrings

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earrings | striped top | chinos (option) | bag (old – Kate Spade) option

belt (old – Express) option \ pumps

 

Weekend to Office Style

I love tops that are versatile in my closet and can be worn at both work and home. I have plenty of plaid tops in my closet, but none are short sleeve – I thought I’d give this one a shot and it didn’t disappoint!  Tuck into a skirt for work, half tuck with leggings, or untuck with jeans on the weekend. This top also comes in a pretty summer white/navy gingham print, stripes, and plain white.

J.Crew Factory plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory pencil skirt, Merona pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace

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top (stripes, white) | skirt (old – JCF) – option, option

pumps (old – Merona) – option | necklace (old – JCF) – option, option

 

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Floral Scarf & Ruffle Skirt

Hi friends, I hope you all are having a good week! It’s been a busy work week and fighting off the beginning of what feels like anothecold. Argggh. This was about the only cute picture-worthy outfit I’ve worn this week, will hopefully have a few more coming up soon! Happy *almost* the weekend! 🙂

Old Navy scarf, Old Navy fitted tank, J.Crew Factory ruffle pencil skirt, Old Navy pumps, Kate Spade bag

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scarf | top | skirt | pumps | bag (old – Kate Spade) – similar, similar, similar

 

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Gingham & Bows + #ootd

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Express Portofino floral blouse, Banana Republic Sloan pants, Sole Society bow satchel bag, Old Navy pumps

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floral blouse (sleeveless, similar, similar) | pants (similar) | bracelet

pumps | necklace (old – similar) | bag (old – similar, similar)

 

Gingham & Bows:

Gingham in the spring and summer is one of my favorites! This cute little peplum top with the bow accents (you are looking at the back) was definitely a keeper! It comes in a red gingham print also and a seersucker print! I love the seersucker but trying to be good as I usually buy all the seersucker every spring and summer lol. I also finally settled on a cognac pair of espadrille platform sandals. I have a pair of blue wedge espadrilles from Target (many moons ago) and really wanted a more neutral pair. The hot ticket item right now are the Marc Fisher espadrille wedge sandals, or similar brands, but guys those are just way out of my comfort zone! A) I would not be able to walk lol and B) with how short I am I’d look extremely awkward. These Steve Madden espadrilles were much more my style! Comfy, easy to walk in, and neutral.

J.Crew Factory gingham bow peplum top, Express white denim, Sole Society bag, Steve Madden espadrilles, Sugarfix earrings

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peplum top | espadrilles | denim | bag | earrings (old – Sugarfix) – option, option, option 

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Summer Dreamin’ + #ootd

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A New Day cardigan, LOFT floral blouse, LOFT sateen chinos, Merona pumps

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blouse (old – LOFT) – option, option, option, option | chinos

 cardigan | bracelet (old – J.Crew Factory) – similar | pumps (old – Merona) – similar

 

Flatlay ~ Summer Dreamin’

Down here in Florida it’s hard not to be attracted to summer pieces as soon as they’ve hit stores, even if it’s still in the 60s. I picked up this top and shorts a few weeks ago and I’ve gotten to wear the top a few times on warmer days, but the shorts will sit in my closet for awhile til summer is finally here. This midwestern girl got used to the hot weather down here fast, my skin ‘thinned’ as they say, and it’s now got to be mid-80s or warmer for me to wear shorts! I picked a warmer day a few weeks ago to wear a pair of jeans shorts (I think it was a hi of 82), and I was freezing all day lol! I know, I know – if you’re getting snow right now up north, just laugh at me – it didn’t take long for me to adjust to the weather here! I do love how these earrings tie in this whole outfit though – they also come in a navy blue version!

J.Crew Factory striped tie-sleeve top, J.Crew Factory shorts, Baublebar earrings, A New Day mules

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tie sleeve top | shorts | mules | earrings

Pink Tee & Fun Earrings + #ootd

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Old Navy pixie chinos, Old Navy floral blouse, Kate Spade bag, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings

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white chinos | blouse | earrings | bag (mine is old version) | pumps

 

Pink Tee + Fun Earrings

Hi all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My husband and I had Friday – Sunday off work and we used every second to our advantage. We both needed a break terribly from work related things, so we went to the beach, rode our horses, went to dinner with our families, saw a movie (Game Night is great!), and we snapped this picture on our way to meander through an ‘RV show’ on Sunday ha! I’m just finally getting back into the swing of things showing horses, and the one thing we’ve noticed down in Florida is the summers are HOT. Any other day I would revel in the heat and suck up all the warmth I can get, but when it comes to showing horses outdoors down here – the humidity is horrid! I show in multiple events that require 2-3 tack/outfit changes throughout the day and exchanging one sweaty tight pair of pants for another is no fun whatsoever, especially done in a hot car, stall, or horse trailer. I grew up spoiled showing horses with my parents and we had a big ole class A RV that we traveled the country in. Those days are long gone (adulting is eh), and I miss the days of having an RV for comfort.  While we aren’t in the market for an expensive huge RV, I drive a big SUV, and think a travel trailer would be perfect!  They’ve come a long way since the pop-up trailer days! So anyway, we were all sorts of excited to look at those at the RV show yesterday. It’s definitely an investment and not one that we will purchase over night – but I will hopefully convince thee husband that air conditioning and saving on hotel bills is the way to go next year!

So anyway, I wore this relaxed and easy outfit yesterday to trot around. Florida got a little chilly again in the 40s at night, 70s during the day so I needed some layers. My denim jackets is really old and I honestly need to find a new one. It’s a tad tight and I think a tad short. However this tee was comfortable and matched the earrings and bag perfectly, so I said ‘why not?’ and threw the outfit together before we left! I hope this Monday finds you relaxed and ready to go for the new week also! 🙂

BP tee, Sole Society bag, Articles of Society white crop denim

Baublebar earrings, Sole Society bag

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pink tee ($17 – comes in tons of colors!) | white denim | earrings | sneakers | bag

sunglasses | necklace | jacket (mine is super oldI’m going to check this one out!)

 

 

Inspiration Wednesday + #ootd

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LOFT floral henley top, LOFT cardigan, LOFT chinos, Kate Spade bag, Merona pumps

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floral top | chinos | cardigan (old – LOFT) – option | bracelet

bag (old – Kate Spade) – option | pumps (old – Merona) – option, option

 

Inspiration Wednesday:

Hi guys! As stated last week during my ‘blog update’, I’ve really wanted to get back to posting some work inspiration posts. I get a lot my own inspirations from catalog photos, celebrities, other bloggers, etc. and while I’ve done inspiration posts in the past, I thought it would be fun to commit Wednesdays to these types of posts!

                   

I picked up this pretty pearl embellished chambray top awhile ago and have been looking for ways to style it for work. I saw this J.Crew catalog photo above on Pinterest and although they used a darker chambray, I love the coral + blue + pink color pairings! Very spring! I was also able to re-use this Ann Taylor pencil skirt which has been sitting in my closet for awhile and is almost an identical to the J.Crew version! Overall I was really happy with my own creation and loved the J.Crew inspiration!

Banana Republic pearl embellished top, A New Day cardigan, Merona pumps, Kate Spade bag, Ann Taylor pencil skirt

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pearl top | skirt (old – Ann Taylor) – option, option | bracelet | pumps

cardigan | bag (old – Kate Spade) – option, option

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Scallops & Stripes + #ootd

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Banana Republic Couture Ruffle Tee, Express Olive Denim Legging, Universal Thread booties, Sole Society Thalia, Kendra Scott filigree

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ruffle-hem tee | leggings | booties | bracelet | necklace | bag (old similar, similar)

 

Scallops & Stripes:

Hello friends! Well, I’m thankfully feeling much better after this weekend! I only worked 8 hours on Friday and had Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday off. It was much needed and truly refreshing. Other than taking the dogs for a walk and playing in our backyard, I didn’t actually leave the house this weekend. I did a major closet cleanout and posted on eBay things that no longer fit or no longer like, put fall clothes in the guest room closet, and brought out all the pretty spring things! I also took a few (indoor) blog photos and all in all – it was worth staying home!

First post of the week and I just had to share this pretty scallop linen skirt!  I buy these skirts season after season, in both linen and wool, and they are hands down my favorite skirt to wear. The stretchy waist is comfortable and makes it easy to tuck in sweaters and tops. They are machine washable (I’m getting annoyed with dry cleaning… trying to buy mostly machine washable these days!). I have an entire rainbow of these skirts in various prints and colors, so I was pretty excited when I saw the scallop detail for this season!  Just something new and different to add to the closet. I find these skirts run a little big in the waist, but they do shrink ever so slightly, so I buy my regular size.

J.Crew Factory scallop sidewalk skirt, J.Crew Factory striped tie sleeve top, Sole Society bow bag, J.Crew Factory necklace, Old Navy pumps

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striped tee | scallop skirt (regular version) | necklace (old – JCF) – try this one

bag (old – Sole Society) – similar, similar | pumps

 

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Sale Alert

**Sale Alert**

Are you a chino lover like myself? If I’m not wearing a skirt to work in the summer, you can guarantee I’m in a pair of chinos! They are hands down my favorite work pant because of how comfortable they are, especially for long days. I buy most of mine from LOFT and Old Navy and I just noticed the pair I’m wearing in the photo is on clearance for $17! My gray color is almost sold out, but there is a pretty olive color that I might scoop up (I already have 2 pairs of olive dress pants and one pair of green chinos…. what’s one more?).

LOFT Sateen Chinos, LOFT pink shell top, J.Crew Factory necklace, Sole Society bag, Merona pumps

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chino pants ($17!) (regular fit – 40% off! | pink shell top | bag (old – Sole Society) – similar

necklace (old – JCF) – similarsimilar | pumps

 

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Striped Tie-Knot Tee + #ootd

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Ann Taylor skirt, A New Day sweater, Merona blouse, Merona pumps, Sole Society bag, Kendra Scott necklace

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skirt (old – Ann Taylor) – option, option, option | blouse (old – Merona) – option

cardigan | necklace | bag | pumps

 

Striped Tie-Knot Tee

So I’m pretty sure you can give me all the tie-knot tees, because that’s all I’ve purchased lately and I love this trend!  I mentioned awhile back I want to buy more classic pieces and less ‘weird trends’ but the tie-knots are a trend that can last forever!  I’m a tomboy at heart, so this is the perfect way to wear a t-shirt, but with a little detail and all the comfort. This tee is only $15 also! It comes in 3 colors including a pretty embroidered version which I would have purchased first had I not already had the BP embroidered tee. They are very similar. I paired this tee with my new favorite $23 mules and $13 earrings (still on sale!). I’ll link similar affordable options below for my denim and bag (mine are old) so that you can pretty much replicate this outfit for less than $100!

A New Day striped tie knot tee, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Sugarfix earrings, Banana Republic denim, A New Day mules

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tie-knot tee ($15) | earrings ($10) | mules ($23)

denim (old) – $44 option , $64 option | bag (old) – option, option, option

 

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