• Red White & Blue Smocked Top
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    Red, White, & Blue Smocked Tank

    Can you believe it’s the 4th of July tomorrow? In honor of the holiday I’ve got red, white, and blue outfits to share today and tomorrow! So this tank top is labeled as a “western” top, but I don’t know what really qualifies a top as “western” which is why I just named this post “Red, White, & Blue Smocked Tank” since it has smock detailing. It’s super comfortable and I like that the red and white print on it is sort of faded so it’s not too in your face. Since it is more muted, it’s perfect for all summer and not just for patriotic days. I paired the tank…

  • Floral Puff Sleeve Dress
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    Floral Puff Sleeve Swing Dress

    I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start so far! This week is full of more appointments for me – basically taking care of all the things I didn’t have time to do during the school year like get my annual physical etc. But, so far this summer break there have been some fun things too like the book event I went to last week for Spin the Dawn. It was a hot day that day that I went in to the city for the book event. Around 90 degrees and sunny. This floral puff sleeve swing dress was a great outfit choice because the swing style meant…

  • Surplice Button Dress
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    Surplice Button Front Dress

    I had a couple things on my to-do list last night when I got home and before I went to bed. I accomplished 1 thing. Why? Because I spent hours tearing apart my room looking for an eyelet dress that I can’t remember if I received or not. I pre-ordered a white eyelet dress a while ago and I just remembered last night that I had received an email last week about it being shipped. I can’t remember if I got it or not. Part of me feels like I took it out of the package and part of me doesn’t remember actually getting it and my memory of it is…

  • Pearl Barrettes
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    Pearl Barrettes

    I’m talking about another trend today – pearl barrettes. When I first saw the hair accessory making it’s rounds around social media my initial thought was “that’s so cute!” which was followed by “But would it make me look like a small child?” But the more I saw all different people wearing the barrettes, I wanted to try it for myself. Since I didn’t want to spend a lot on a hair accessory trend that I may or may not like on myself, I found an assorted pack on Amazon for $11. I tried out the look over the weekend. First, I curled my hair to give it some loose…

  • Pearl Embellished Shift Dress
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    Pearl Embellished Shift Dress

    I bought this pearl embellished shift dress with a bow back in the fall and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. Graduation this past Friday was that perfect opportunity. Since I was the MC again, I wanted to wear something a little bit nicer than just a regular dress. This champagne colored dress has pearl embellishments towards the bottom and across the neckline. The rest of the dress has a pretty, subtle gold shimmer. The detachable necktie/bow is navy blue and red and has a sparkly embellishment as well. And as an added bonus, it has pockets! Dress: Vici | Shoes: DSW The dress has a…

  • Wide Leg Pants
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    Wide Leg Pants

    No Sunday blues over here today because I’m officially on summer break! I do have chores/cleaning to do tomorrow though, but at least I won’t have to wake up really early to do them. So these wide leg pants are technically supposed to be cropped pants, but since I am petite, they are more like regular pants on me. I wanted to try out the wide legged trend because it looks so comfy. These have a nice stretchy waist and a really nice ribbed detailing to them. I wore them with a v-neck tee with an arrow print tucked in. I was supposed to wear this look at the Treading…

  • Wedge Cardigan
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    Wedge Cardigan + Shorts

    Happy first day of summer break to me! And maybe to some of you too if you are a fellow teacher! Yesterday was graduation and I can relax a bit more and sleep a bit more. But this weekend and this coming week are getting pretty full so we’ll see how much down time I really have. Today I’m continuing my newfound love for sweaters with shorts. It’s really the perfect combination for cooler summer days or early mornings/evenings when it starts to cool down. I’m not sure why this cardigan is called a wedge cardigan. There are a bunch on the Express website and they’re all called wedge cardigans.…

  • Knotted Tank Top + Blue Velvet Pleated Skirt
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    Restyled: Blue Velvet Pleated Skirt

    When I had my photoshoot with Lauren at the beginning of the month this outfit was not one of the original outfits I picked out. Just days before the photoshoot I switched out my more vibrant, hot weather outfit, for this white sleeveless top and blue velvet pleated skirt because the weather was supposed to be cool and cloudy that day. As with all my shoots with Lauren, the weather ended up being hotter and sunnier than forecasted (not complaining!). Anyway, I’ve worn this blue velvet pleated skirt on here before but that was with a long sleeve white tee so definitely more of a cool weather look. This time I styled…

  • Geo Pleated Henley Dress
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    Geo Pleated Henley Dress

    I love outfits that look like two pieces but are one. Whether it be a layered top, a dress, a romper – you name it. Anything that looks like you actually layered something together to make a great outfit, but you really did no work at all because it’s one piece is a winner in my book. I love this dress with the henley style blouse on top connected to a geo printed pleated skirt. A few people asked me if it was a top tucked in to a blouse and I excitedly told them it was a dress! The elastic waist with drawstring made the already comfortable dress even…

  • Embroidered Cactus Patch Sweater
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    Embroidered Cactus

    I’m really in to sweaters with shorts lately. I don’t know where this love for the look came from, but I’m all about it these days. I pre-ordered this embroidered cacti drop shoulder, lightweight sweater a while ago and was so excited when it came in. It’s super lightweight so no worries about it being warm out. So lightweight that it’s almost see-through in fact. The embroidered cactus is thick and almost feels like a patch of yarn. There are also little details in the cacti to give it dimension and some more interest. The sweater has good length, so you can wear it during the cooler weather with leggings…