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  • Metallic Stripe Puff Sleeve Top

    Fashion,  Looks

    Metallic Stripe Puff Sleeve Top

    Things are slowly moving along with my condo. I had the hot water heater replaced and my new dishwasher was delivered. I went to pick up samples of quartz for new countertops and floor samples for new vinyl flooring. Hopefully I’ll have some more updates soon! Once things really get done I can do some proper home/home decor posts. Anyway, last month I went in to Express to happily spend my birthday coupon. When I saw this black puff sleeve top with multicolor metallic pinstripes I had to try it on. I loved it immediately and decided to get it. The top has a slightly cropped fit to it so…

  • Washed Out Striped Tie Front Top

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    Washed Out Striped Front Tie Top

    Today is the first day of school! I may have wanted to cry last night thinking about the daunting new school year and going back to work, but hopefully today is nice and smooth. I had a productive long weekend with my move and some furniture shopping for my new place. This week will be busy too with my closing of my condo scheduled for Thursday morning (going in to work late that day) so hopefully this is a good week overall! About today’s post though – I love clothes that look modern but give me a retro vibe at the same time and this striped front tie sleeveless top…

  • Vintage Stripe Tee

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    Vintage Stripe Tee

    Happy Friday everyone! I’m sharing my first ootd from my California vacation today. I love this striped tee, but I have to tell you it’s not vintage like the title of this blog says. LOFT did list the item as “vintage striped” I think because of the color of the stripes which honestly reminds me of the 70s or 80s or something retro like that. I’m not exactly sure how colors can remind you of a decade, but they do. I wore the tee with dark jeans, grey slip ons, a star and moon layered necklace, and a zip up sweater because it was San Francisco and the morning was…

  • Blue & White Striped Linen Shirt Dress

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    Blue & White Striped Linen Shirt Dress

    I think this is the last linen piece I’m sharing for a while, but if you’re a regular follower here then you know I’ve been getting in a good amount of linen this summer! I love the blue and white stripes of this shirt dress. Vertical stripes can be very flattering – more so than horizontal stripes. There is a slip attached inside, which I may detach so that I can put one on at a time. Attached slips are always tricky and I find them to make it so much more complicated than it has to be to put a dress on or take it off. To give the…

  • Layered Tulip Top

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    Blue & White Tulip Back

    Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully you have off from work today, if you’re in the US, and can take advantage of the long weekend. When this post goes live, I should be going through security at the airport heading home from my weekend trip to Toronto. A blog post on my trip coming at you in a few days! Today, I’m sharing a top I wore to work last week. It’s blue and white which is a color combo that I always associate with the summer – very nautical combination – and since Memorial Day Weekend is always the unofficial start to summer this is a fitting outfit to share. This…

  • Striped Short Bell Sleeve

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    Striped Short Bell Sleeves

    Short bell sleeves always make for fun tops. It’s like belling out the sleeves instantly dresses up the short sleeve top. This striped top has billowy bell sleeves and it’s a a sweater material so it’s perfect for work. Top: LOFT | Pants: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s |¬†Shoes: Target The stripes in this sweater look black, but in person they’re actually a dark blue which is a nice change since most classic striped tops are black and white. Overall, this top is a great staple piece for your closet. It’s great to wear with dark wash jeans or black pants like I did here for work!

  • Striped Midi Jumpsuit

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    Striped Midi Jumpsuit

    My first day back to work yesterday was okay. I was surprisingly not too tired considering I kept waking up every hour. I think I was subconsciously afraid I would oversleep. Hopefully the rest of this week goes smoothly. The jumpsuit I’m sharing today is technically a midi, but it’s a little closer to a full jumpsuit on me since I’m short. Not quite full length, but definitely closer to the ankle than a midi should be. It doesn’t bother me though. This striped midi has tie straps and is a loose fit, so it’s comfortable and has a sort of overalls feel to it since it has tie straps.…

  • Striped Button Top

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    Striped Button Sweater

    Last day of work before spring break! I’ve been writing my posts a few days in advance this week which I tend to do when I know my week is going to be crazy and especially before I travel. That way I’m ahead so when I first arrive at my destination I’m not stressed about deadlines and I’ve got a 1-2 day leeway. So as I’m writing this on Monday night and daydreaming about today (Thursday) being the last day of work before break, hopefully nothing crazy has happened in the meantime. Anyway, the look I’m sharing today is the look I wore to see the cherry blossoms over the…

  • Rainbow Stripe Cardigan

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    Rainbow Stripe Cardigan

    T-Minus 4 days until spring break! I am so excited for a week long break as I am in desperate need of a break. If you’re a teacher and haven’t started spring break yet either, I’m sure you feel the same way! So for today’s blog post I’m sharing my first look from my most recent photoshoot with Lauren. As it’s finally feeling more like spring out, the trees are budding and blooming, and Easter is this weekend – hello pastels! – I’m sharing this rainbow stripe long cardigan. I saw variations of this sweater all last year and loved the look. I finally got one of my own this…

  • Rainbow Stripe Sweater

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    Rainbow Stripe Sweater

    I’ve seen a few similar sweaters to this one in the past few months, but in my (biased) opinion, this one is the best! So like i said, I’d seen a few like this one and then I saw this on sale at Nordstrom and the quality of this one looked top notch, as expected with Nordstrom. I love how bright the rainbow colors are against the white knit. And I think it’s so fun that it runs from the end of one sleeve, up and across the chest, and down the other sleeve! I wore this with jeans and faux suede pointy toe loafers. I took these photos last…