Stripes & Ruffles + #ootd


J.Crew Factory necklace, Banana Republic sweater, Banana Republic sloan checkered pants, Merona pumps, Sole Society satchel


checkered pants (sale!) | sweater (old – Banana Republic) – option | satchel

 necklace (old – J.Crew Factory) – option, option, option | pumps (old – Merona) – option   

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!  Since my husband and I re-rooted ourselves out of the midwest and now live in Southwest Florida, our holidays are no longer traditional. Every year it becomes slightly less unusual and a little more ‘normal’, but we still miss the traditional bustle of grandma’s house on holidays. Not to mention the snow! Today is a hi of 71 degrees. My in-laws now permanently live down here near us and my dad and step-mom are Florida ‘snowbirds’ and live down here during the winter months, so we try to make do with immediate family – albeit still strange without all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.

We hosted Christmas at our house this year. We did the same last year, and since I’m a vegetarian and my husband doesn’t eat beef, I’m surprised they allow us to keep hosting! 😝 I came down with a terrible head cold a few days prior so I was confined to our office (writing this blog post!) while my husband cooked away. Thankfully everything turned out wonderful and our fancy grilled cheese, minestrone soup, and ‘slutty’ brownie recipe my husband found (google it — it’s soo good!) seemed to be a hit!

Well back to the grind today, so on to more outfit posts! I picked up this pretty little ruffle tee during the holiday sales. It comes in both black and navy blue striped colors. I originally had it paired with some yellow earrings, but thought it more fun to try out turquoise blue!

J.Crew Factory stiped ruffle tee, leopard clutch, Babuelbar earrings, AG denim leggings, Steve Madden booties


striped ruffle tee | fringe earrings | black denim | leopard clutch (old – option) | booties 




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