Rugby Striped Dress

I have a serious problem with stripes. Meaning, I love them and already have a bunch of striped items, yet I continue to add more and more to my continuous wish list. This dress is one of my summer favorites. Maybe it’s because the shift styling is forgiving if you have eaten one too many s’mores or Dairy Queen chocolate dipped ice cream cones. Maybe it’s because it is comfy. Maybe it’s because it’s effortless. Maybe it’s all of the above.

Yeah… It’s all of the above.

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Wearing:  Dress – J. Crew (old, but similar here), Bag – Coach (old) , Necklace – J. Crew Factory (old), Sandals – Sam Edelman, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old), Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

 

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Navy Gauze Maxi Skirt | White Pop-Over

Are you guys having a summer polar vortex in your neck of the woods? Michigan sure is. I don’t mind a few days of cool weather, as long as it moves along and summer comes back. It sure does make for nice sleeping weather, so I can’t complain too much. The only thing that IS hard is dressing for the office when the temps dip quickly. It’s like working in a meat locker. I had to wear a fleece all day today because I was so cold.

When it IS warm I’ve taken to living in maxi dresses or skirts. I love, the feel of this gauze one. It swishes to and fro, hither and yon and makes me feel like such a girl. A twirly girl even. Best part? Massive sale.

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Wearing: Top: J. Crew Factory (old), Skirt – J. Crew, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – J. Crew, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old).

 

Sorry for the light posting. In addition to a crazy work-life I’ve had some personal stuff bringing me down. I’m trying to dig out of the darkness, but sometimes it is hard to not let the hole swallow you up like quicksand. I can feel it turning around and I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s just going to take me a while to get through the tunnel with all the zombies and such. Please bear with me.

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Navy Marled Short-Sleeved Sweatshirt | Boyfriend Jeans

Well this is incredibly embarrassing…  I thought I had scheduled this post to publish last Tuesday. After reviewing things, I realized that I scheduled it to post in August. HA! Whoops. My work life was so nuts last week that I didn’t even realize that it never posted.

 

So, let me tell you a little something about Michigan… The weather is unpredictable. It was 56°F when we shot these photos. IN JULY. Luckily the cold moved on quickly, but not before I had an opportunity to complain about it.

I stopped into Madewell the other day and saw this cute slouchy short-sleeved sweatshirt in the sale area. Since I need another short-sleeved sweatshirt top like a hole in my head I obviously tried it on. Then I loved it and had to buy it. Obviously. But this one is different! It is navy marled with black grosgrain ribbon. It’s not gray!

Anyhoo, I love it and it hides the muffin top spectacularly.

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Wearing: Top – Madewell, Jeans – Gap (old), Sandals – Zara, Bag – Coach, Necklace – Forever 21, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Sunnies – Kate Spade, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam Rhianna).

 

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Striped Fit and Flare Dress | Denim Jacket

At this point I should just change the title of my blog from “Fancy Stuff and Pretty Things” to “And a Denim Jacket”. Seriously. Are you guys super sick of seeing me wear this darn thing? I really do try to wear other things. I do. I tried several other toppers for this dress, but nothing worked as well as my denim jacket. It was a wee bit chilly today too. Breezy and cloudy. So, I sort of HAD to wear it.

As you can see, it’s time for me to visit St. Tropez again. Dang I’m colorless. Whoa.

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory, Kicks – Vans, Bag – Coach, Necklaces – Forever 21 and Jane, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

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White Denim | Baseball Tee

I’m enjoying wearing my white jeans (legally) again. I know that it’s all hip and cool to wear white denim year round now, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I can’t. I’m neither hip, nor cool, so I regulate my white jeans for the warm weather months. I will break them out BEFORE Memorial Day though. You know… Because I’m a rebel.

Where did I wear this? Casual Friday at work. You know how I like to go super casual. See? Rebel.

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Wearing: Top – J. Crew, Jeans – J. Crew Factory, Necklaces – Forever 21 and Jane, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Sandals – Born, Bag – Coach.

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