Fall Ready

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I was looking at Pinterest last month for some fall outfits. It was wishful thinking, really, because the day I wore this outfit it was just about 90 degrees outside. Anyway, I came across this pin. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own white pumps (I’d definitely wreck them the first time I wore them), but I loved the outfit and recreated my own version with a few items from my closet. That’s one of the things I really like about Pinterest: finding outfit inspiration and making it my own. How on earth did we get dressed before the internet?

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Necklace: Target
Blouse: via TJMaxx
Skirt: Old Navy
Heels: Naturalizer via DSW

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

Subtle Dots

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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.

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Blouse: Target
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: via Nordstrom Rack
Heels: Audrey Brook via DSW

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

Golden

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I got this skirt around Christmastime and I just love it. It’s perfect for the holiday season and it’s fun to remix it in the warmer months. The sparkles that are now covering my office chair are totally worth all the compliments I got today. 😉

Also, I’d like to give a shout-out to my baby sister, who apparently isn’t a baby anymore. I don’t care if your ID says you’re 22, (OMFG HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!) you’ll always be 12 to me, Kels. Love you, girl!

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf: J. Crew
Tee: Target
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: NY & Company
Heels: Nine West

So Me

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I went to Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago to look for shape wear (I’ll tell you why in a future post) and this shirt caught my eye. Black and white, stripes, and floral? All in one? This shirt is so me. At least that’s what my coworker told me. And I agreed.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, my hair is blonder. I got balayage highlights for the second time in 3 months a couple weeks ago. At first, they were pretty subtle and I decided to go all-out this time. I always preferred dark hair and I fought my hair’s natural tendency to be light. After looking at balayage highlights on Pinterest, I finally took the plunge and I love how they turned out. Kind of lived-in, imperfect and easy to maintain.
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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack
Top: edista via Nordstrom Rack
Crops: Loft
Flats: Payless

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Printed

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I’m still trying to decide exactly what the print on this skirt is. As you can see it’s floral, yet tribal. Flobal? Thaaaat sounds weird. I guess the bottom line (no pun intended) is: it doesn’t matter. The second I saw this skirt at the thrift store, I fell in love with the graphic print. The fact that it fit was the cherry on top!

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Shades: RayBan Wayfarer via Amazon.com
Cardigan: Abound via Nordstrom Rack
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: Thrifted
Heels: Audrey Brooke via DSW