Accessorized

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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

A Swing and A Miss

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This was one of those outfits that just didn’t look exactly as I had envisioned it when it came time to take photos. You see, I am very, very drawn toward royal blue. I had a royal blue skirt previously, but I decided it was a little too short for work and the odds of me wearing it outside of work were pretty slim, so after hunting for a bit, I bought this one. I actually like the shirt and belt combo, but that tell-tale fold across the front of my hips proves the skirt just doesn’t fit like it should. Oh, well! Looks like the hunt continues.

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Top: H&M
Belt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Amazon.com
Flats: Payless

It’s a (flowery) Wrap!

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Last week I picked out all the outfits I was going to wear this week and I inevitably changed my mind every morning while I was getting dressed. Apparently in the wee hours of the morning I forgot that I just wore a floral dress yesterday (Monday’s post) and I wore another one today. The bad news is: I am still terrible at accessorizing. The good news is: I have more than one floral dress. And this one is ridiculously comfortable and breathable.

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Dress: Old Navy
Flats: Payless

So Simple

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You know how Coco Chanel once said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one [accessory] off”?

I feel like accessorizing is one area of dressing which I am absolutely terrible. Since I started blogging years ago,  I often find myself looking for accessories to put on before I leave. This dress is a perfect of example of when not to do just that. Sometimes you just need to wear a pretty floral dress and let it be the center of attention.
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Dress: Old Navy
Flats: H&M

BUSINESS CASUAL MUST-HAVE: The Chambray Button-Down

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Remember when chambray was just called denim?

I wore all sorts of denim when I was a kid. One of my favorite outfits was comprised of a light pink floral denim skirt with a light pink denim button-down top, complete with sheer sleeves and skirt-matching cuffs and collar. Let me tell you something about that outfit: it was the height of fashion. I planned to wear it to my 9th birthday party. Sadly, it had to be postponed thanks to a blizzard. Considering the weather, it’s probably a good thing I wasn’t out wearing a denim skirt.

This shirt makes me feel really cool. You probably think denim is kind of casual, but I love that I can pair it with just about anything in my closet and feel put-together. Paired with this pretty, frilly skirt and I am definitely ready for the office. Which is why I’m adding this to my list of business-casual must-haves.

Needless to say, I am thrilled that denim chambray is back in style.

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack
Chambray Button-Down: Old Navy
Skirt: NY & Company
Heels: Payless

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