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Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I finally had a few days off, but unfortunately those days were spent packing and getting ready for this move.  I knew I had to pack away most of my warmer clothes, “fall” bags and shoes, as most everything is going into storage for a few months until our house is finished (we are staying in my folks winter home because we sold our current home too quickly and have to close at the end of the month).  I want to say it’s normal that I had a moment of panic packing all those pretties away ha – I mean, what if I need a random burgundy or leopard print accessory?! 😂 And you know in July I’m going to want to start “planning” fall outfits and won’t be surprised if I scour through the storage unit ripping open boxes. 😜
Below are my outfits from this past week I’ve shared on Instagram. Here goes Monday!


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Hi friends! I hope you all had a great weekend!  I spent Saturday with my horses and Sunday I started the long and tedious process of packing our house. 😝 Since I was a little older, I already owned a home when I decided to go back to school in 2009, so I packed up and moved my entire house from Indiana to Ohio into a town house. Then, when now husband moved in with me, we moved again to a bigger apartment… and then packed up and moved again into a bigger house to rent!  Then we sold everything that wouldn’t fit into our cars and a U-Haul trailer and moved to Florida into my dad’s winter home… and then packed again and moved into our current home when it was finished. Now we are building another home (already… I know…) in Venice, FL and moving again.  I can’t even count how many moves that is since 2009, but it’s a lot! Can you tell I get restless? You’d think we would be pros by now also!  Which we kind of are 😂, but I still hate it lol.
Below are outfits I’ve worn over the last week or so with current or similar outfit details.

sunny lace top | ankle pants (similar) | pumps | earrings | cardigan (similar)

utility blouse | crossover skirt | pumps | bracelet (similar) | necklace (similar)





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Just another view of my “Dailey” outfits (#puntotallyintended) from my Instagram feed! As you can see, the weather has finally broke down in southwest Florida and I’m wearing less layers and more skirts and short sleeve (and sometimes sleeveless!) tops.

I recently sold and replaced my light colored chambray shirt. I had an older J. Crew model that was slightly more stiff than I would like, and for the price I was very happy with this replacement from The Limited. It’s very soft, tucks in well, and seems to hold up well throughout the workday.

Top:  The Limited

Skirt: The Limited

Flats:  BP (similar, similar)

Pendant necklace: Old Navy (similar style, similar style)

Bar necklace: BP (similar, similar)

Watch: Michael Kors

I wasn’t overly enthused with the way this cardigan paired with these chinos and lace top.  I wanted to wear this new necklace from Purple Peridot, and it was freezing out this morning, so it was as good as it was gonna get to shuffle me out the door on time!  So please pretend I don’t have the cardigan on — the rest of the outfit was cute! 🙂

Lace top: J. Crew Factory

Chinos: GAP

Cardigan: LOFT (similar, similar)

Flats: Lucky Brand

Necklace: Purple Peridot

Handbag: Kate Spade (similar, similar)

Guys, I love, love, love, love this top — and also these jeans!  The jeans fit like a glove, making you look leaner and longer than you really are (important for us short peeps!).  The top hits at just the right spot and comes in 5 colors — and also chambray!  I may have already ordered black…. and have both white and chambray on my wish list. 🙂  And for anyone over 5’2″ (I so wish…), the shirt comes in tall sizing as well!

Top:  Old Navy

Jeans: GAP

Sandals: Target

Bag: Target






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Posted below are some of my favorite spring pieces out thus far!

Sweater: LOFT (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt: LOFT

Flats: Banana Republic (similar, similar, similar)

Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market (similar)

Watch: Michael Kors

Skirt:  The Limited

Flats:  Target

Top: Old Navy (similar-ish)

Sweater: Old Navy

Jeans: Vigoss (similar, similar)

Boots: Sam Edelman

Necklace: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar)

Tank: Old Navy

Pants: Banana Republic

Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar, similar, similar)

Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar-ish)

Watch: Michael Kors (see above)



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Hi friends!  I hope you are having a good week!  Just sharing some recent IG photos this week. I’ve been working on putting together my “office” in one of our spare bedrooms. I have a long way to go, but one of my favorite pieces is this huge mirror I found at a furniture store in town. I’ve been experimenting with taking full length photos instead of the coveted “selfie” since it provides an actual view of the outfit. I have an older iPhone 6, so the camera quality isn’t as good as the newer 6s.  I’m due for an update, but with all things life, a phone update hasn’t been a top priority. 🙂 Although, some of the “mirror selfies” I see bloggers take with their phones are pretty snazzy!  Like everything, it’s a work in progress.


 Top: Old Navy ($3.97! Almost sold out online – check stores!)

Jeans:  STS Blue (updated versionsimilarsimilar)

Sandals:  same type

Fringe necklace:  BP (similarsimilarsimilar)

Bar necklace: BP


 Top: LOFT (similarlong sleeve)

Pants: Old Navy (check stores for color)

Scarf: Old Navy (similarsimilarlove!)

Flats: Tory Burch (updated versionsimilar)

Watch: Michael Kors


Cardigan: J. Crew Factory

Top: J. Crew Factory

Skirt: The Limited (sold out online – check stores!) – similarsame patternsimilar

Flats: Target

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Sunday Wish List #2

Sunday Wish List #2


The above items all make me think of spring! At some point I would love to add all of them to my collection this coming season.
1.  Logo Bracelet – shop same
I’ve been coveting this bracelet for awhile now, so it’s not really new at all. It’s expensive, but I love all things Tory Burch – who doesn’t?! So maybe this will be a nice Xmas or Vday gift someday. *hint to husband* 🙂
2.  Mint Bracelet – shop same
This bracelet is truly on my wish list, but really I just would like to find a nice mint-toned bracelet for spring. So if a good deal elsewhere comes up, I’m all for it!
3.  Fun floral necklace – shop same
I’m a big fan of multi-color necklaces in the spring and summer.  It helps pull pieces together and this one is on my list of faves!
4.  Espadrille – shop same
I’m quite possibly the last person on earth who doesn’t own a pair of these shoes.  I really wanted a pair that Tommy Hilfiger had out last year and just never bit the bullet (they were only $60, I guess I just didn’t love them?).  But, now I regret it!  I would love a pair for this summer. They go will with shorts and cropped jeans. I’ve been watching this pair of Tory Burch closely for a sale.
5.  Yellow handbag – shop same
Bright handbag for spring? I’m in!  
6.  Pink iPhone case – shop same
Again, bright phone case for spring? I’m in! 🙂
7.  Bright colored flats – shop same
These are high on my wish list (they come in yellow also!). I love a pop of color in the spring/summer months for work and these are just the ticket!