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Remember a few weeks ago when I said I am terrible at accessorizing? Well, I went ahead and bought a shirt that was pre-accessorized. So, there! HA! This is my kind of top. It’s comfy, breezy, and requires minimal effort to look put-together.

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When I picked this up in store, I didn’t realize the back looked like this, but as soon as I tried it on and could see the top bit of my tattoo showing it pretty much sealed the deal that I had to own it.

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Tee: Target
Crops: Gap
Flats: Target

Feathered

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I really like bow-neck blouses. I think I have 4 of them, including this one. They are just so elegant and classy and I tend to gravitate toward them when I’m shopping. I got this one as a gift and it’s definitely a fan favorite. And by “fan” I mean “myself.” Who am I kidding? They’re all my favorites.

More ways to wear bow-neck blouses: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5
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Cardigan: NY & Company
Blouse & Belt: Forever21
Skirt: Carmen via TJ Maxx
Flats: Spring

Basic

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Just looking at this tee makes me want to go put it on again. It’s super soft, breezy and comfy. Plus the little shoulder stars are irresistible. If you couldn’t tell, I was really feeling tee-shirts these last weeks. Let’s be real though, when the thermometer’s pushing a hundred degrees and feels even hotter, we’re all lucky I put on any clothes at all.

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Tee: TJ Maxx
Skirt: c/o Tulle4Us
Flats: Target

Business Casual MUST HAVE: The Wrap Dress

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Thank you, Diane von Fürstenberg, for inventing popularizing the wrap dress. I freaking LOVE them. I have several faux-wrap dresses, like this one, and I just got my first real wrap dress (which will be debuted here soon!). If you have a job that requires you to wear business casual attire and you don’t already have one (or more!) you NEED to get yourself a wrap dress. They’re effortless, comfortable, universally flattering, and definitely appropriate for the office. What do you think? Do you share my affinity for wrap dresses?

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Earrings: NY & Company
Dress: Victoria's Secret
Necklace: Target
Flats: West Blvd via Amazon.com

Olive and Navy

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I wore this to work and hit the polls (notice my I Voted sticker?) on the way home.

This outfit was inspired by this pin. I swapped these leggings from a friend a while ago and was so excited to wear them. I just love the combination of olive green and navy. It feels very fresh and effortless, not to mention perfect for fall!
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Wearing
 Blazer: H&M
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Belt: Target
 Tunic: NY & Company
 Leggings: Swapped from a friend
 Boots: STEVEN by Steve Madden Intyce Riding Boot

How to: Wear your Summer Dresses During Fall

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Airy summer dresses add interest to fall outfits when contrasted with dark or neutral colors. Try pairing yours with a leather jacket and a pashmina (bonus if it’s tied like a tie!) or wear a long-sleeved knit top underneath a sleeveless floral print dress with a light knit scarf. Add another layer to color-blocked dresses with a dark-colored blazer.

Also, a big happy 25th birthday to my little sister, Kindre! Love you kiddo!

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Wearing
 Jacket: NY & Company
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Heels: Rocketdog via DSW

What to Wear: Casual Fall Wedding

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I am obsessed with this dress. It goes kind of perfectly with my new pashmina, which I am also obsessed with. I got this dress over the summer from Nordstrom Rack (FOR $20 DOLLARS!!!). I planned to wear it to a friend’s wedding, but it is a little more casual than that particular occasion called for.

However, this is definitely something I would wear to a casual fall wedding.

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Wearing
Scarf: Amazon.com
Jacket: NY & Co.
Belt: Forever21
Maxi Dress: Lush via Nordstrom Rack
Flats: Blowfish

Leo-pardy

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You guys. This is my first ever pashmina. And I am obsessed. The print is so fun and it really does keep you warm when it’s cool outside. In fact, this morning, I totally snuggled up on metro with this baby.
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Wearing
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Tee: Old Navy (old!)
 Belt: Heritage 1981
 Skirt: avital (gift via Overstock.com)
 Heels: Payless

Neutrals for Autumn

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When I think of fall colors, I usually think of burgundy, burnt orange, forest green and navy, but there is something about wearing neutrals that feels appropriate for pretty much any season. I made this outfit even more autumn-inspired with my leopard print flats, which should probably be replaced here pretty soon! Gotta love leopard print, especially for cooler weather!

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Wearing
 Cardigan: NY & Co.
 Blouse: Forever21
 Belt: Target
 Crops: Gap
 Flats: Steve Madden via DSW