BUSINESS CASUAL MUST-HAVE: The Sheath Dress

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I got this dress way back when I first started at my job. It’s actually 6 years ago TODAY. That is, I started my job 6 years ago today. I don’t remember the exact date I bought this dress. That would be crazy. Speaking of crazy, trying to find this dress in gray is making me just that. If only I would have purchased it in every color when I found it…live and learn!
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Tee: Max Studio via TJ Maxx
Dress: AB Studio via Kohl's
Belt: Target
Flats: Blowfish via DSW

‘Merica

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Hi everyone! For those of you reading from the grand ol’ US of A, I hope you all had a fantastic Independence Day. I wore this outfit last week, on the last work day before the holiday weekend. Not only did this little get-up make me feel subtly patriotic,it totally fits my M-O of late: thin, breezy and most likely made of cotton.

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Blouse: H&M
Belt: Target
Skirt: Willi Smith via TJ Maxx
Flats: Payless

Plum-spiration for the Holidays

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I got these corduroys several years ago as a Christmas gift. I liked them at the time, but had no idea how to wear them and they sat in my dresser for a long while. This outfit was inspired by this pin. Can I just say: thank goodness for Pinterest. How on earth did I get dressed before it? Anyway, these really are the most beautiful burgundy/plum color and they’re perfect for fall. I wear them to work, especially as the weather gets cooler (corduroys really keep you cozy!) and I also like wearing them them to holiday dinners with the family!
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Wearing
 Sweater & Blouse: NY & Company
Bangles: Forever21
 Corduroys: Delia's
 Oxfords: Restricted via DSW

Fall-Ready

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I don’t think I ever would have worn this color-combination before I started blogging. Red and blue together are generally a little too…4th of July for my taste. However, this deep burgundy paired with my navy blazer and (new!) shiny leggings makes me think of fall. I love the rich hues together and this is definitely one I’ll wear again!

I also wanted to give a quick shout-out to my hubby. Today is his birthday! So, happy birthday, toots. Love you STG! 😉

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Wearing
 Blazer & Leggings: H&M
 Tunic & Necklace: Target
 Belt: TJ Maxx
 Heels: Rocketdog

Graphic Skirt

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I went thrifting with a friend last month and as soon as I saw this skirt, I had to have it. I am completely obsessed with anything black and white recently (check my closet if you don’t believe me) and I could think of several different ways to wear it off the top of my head. Unfortunately, I do have to iron it to keep the pleats looking fresh, but I think it’s worth it.

I am so excited to remix this little beauty.

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Wearing
Cardigan: Abound via Nordstrom Rack
Top: old
Belt: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Flats: Payless

Too Cool for School

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I felt a little Parisian and a lot cool in this outfit today. This was another shirt I got from this friend. You can’t really tell in the photos, but the red stripes are a little sparkly. I wasn’t sure about it at first because I felt like it was kind of Holiday-ish, but I’m glad I took a chance on it.

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Wearing
Headband: Swapped from sister
Sunglesses: Ray Ban Wayfarers
Top: Swapped from a friend
Skirt: Tulle
Flats: Blowfish

Dry Clean Only

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There is a Nordstrom Rack within walking distance to my work. One of my coworkers and I head over about once a month and I have been gravitating towards the maxi dresses like crazy recently. In fact, I have this exact dress in two colors. There’s just something so easy about maxi dresses. With relatively little effort–I mean, hello? You don’t even have to shave your legs!–you look spot-on. Plus, they transition really easily from day to night.

The only downside is this one is dry-clean only…Since it’s a cotton/spandex dress, that translates to a gentle wash in cold water and a hang dry. I’m such a rule-breaker.

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Wearing
Cardigan/Scarf: Target
Dress: Lush via Nordstrom Rack
Belt: Heritage1981
Flats: Payless

Double Dip

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I swear I washed this shirt between wears. These photos were taken during our recent vacation to Lake Anna, VA. It was so beautiful. The house we stayed in was on an acre of land right on the lake. When we got up early enough, we got to see gorgeous sunrises, the water was warm enough to swim in and overall we had an extremely fun and relaxing time.  How do you spend your summer? Do you have any vacation plans this season?

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Wearing
Sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarers
Tee, Skirt: Target
Sandals: Bamboo via GoJane

Old is New

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Is it bad that I bought this sweater with the intention of wearing it with this shirt? This shirt. I’ve had it for years, but I struggle with it because it’s one of those shirts you actually have to iron after you wash it. And I’m one of those people who hates ironing. Last night something came over me and I pulled out the iron and was rewarded with a mostly (I hate ironing, remember?) wrinkle-free top. Paired it with some wedges I’ve had since high school and some cords I got about 4 years ago and there you have it! Old is new.

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Wearing
Blouse: Heritage 1981
Sweater: Target
Cords: Delias
Wedges: Target