I, like many people, love polka-dots. I have a handful of polka-dotted items in my closet and this blouse is one of my favorites. This blouse is a great way to do polka-dots if you’re not firmly on board with them (yet!). The gray-on-white make them subtle enough to be polka-dots without being hellooo polka-dots.
Skirt: via Nordstrom Rack
Heels: Audrey Brook via DSW
It was raining when I snapped these photos…and now it’s full on thunder-storming. Thunderstorms are perhaps the only good thing about summer. I hate hot weather, but love hanging out in the A/C while thunder booms outside. Unless the power goes out. Which it’s thinking about doing.
Our deck faces west and since that’s where the weather usually comes from, we almost always get a pretty cool look at approaching storms. Excuse me while I go watch this one!
Shades: RayBan Cats
Wedges: Steve Madden via DSW
For the past 3 weeks, my washing machine has been broken and in pieces in my laundry room. Fortunately my parents are awesome and have been letting me bring all my laundry over weekly to do the wash. The downside, as you can imagine, is I do not like doing laundry any more when I have to pack it up and take it across the county than I do when all I have to do is drag it just outside my bedroom door.
I wore this outfit on a day when I left work early to come home and wait for the repairmen to arrive. The smile on my face is directly related to getting my washer back. Holla!
Shades: RayBan Cats via Amazon.com
Skirt: Carmen via TJ Maxx
My colleague gave me these pants. I was really excited to get them because they’re very nice, but when I got them they were flared. I don’t wear a whole lot of flared pants, so I took these in at the bottom and love how they turned out.
Shades: RayBan Wayfarer
Blazer & Blouse: Target
Flats: New Balance for Nine West
I have had both pieces of this outfit in my closet for a long time. Since they’re in the same color family, the skirt and shirt have been near one another in my closet for what feels like forever. I always hesitate to wear them together because they’re both boxy/flowy and I try to limit myself to one boxy/flowy item per outfit. See my go-to fashion equation, here. As you can see, I took the risk and wore a color-blocked blouse with a patterned skirt today. This is one of those outfits that I like to think looked better in person than it did when I photographed it. But maybe not…
I got this shirt as a gift for my birthday a few years ago. I always struggle with how to wear it. It has a thick elastic band around the bottom that isn’t always conducive to tucking in, although I think it worked out okay with these pants. This is also one of the few boxy shirts I own. I usually hate them, but the print on this one is just so fun and the silky-smooth finish makes me feel fancy.
A winning combination, amirite? I took these photos one morning before I left for work. I decided to make the dogs part of my shoot. Colby was happy to be able to come out and graze on the weeds. She had no time for photo taking. Ace was a great little model.
Shades: RayBan Wayfarer
Skirt: Old Navy
Hubby and I went over to a friend’s house for dinner a couple weeks ago. When she told me she had a bag of clothes that were headed to Goodwill, I was happy to have the opportunity to look through them. This is one of the shirts I snagged. It’s sheer and button-up (aka versatile!) and the details are really unique.
My friends and I used to have clothing swaps when I was in college. The premise is you bring clothes you no longer wear and in turn, you get to look through everyone else’s clothes! As long as you bring clothes, you can take clothes. Whatever doesn’t get scooped up, gets donated to charity. I’ve gotten some of my favorite items of clothing this way.
Blouse: mine (from a friend)
Flats: Steve Madden via DSW