Quick Update

Thanks to all of you who have reached out via various means of social media to check on me. I’m sorry for just dropping off of the face of the earth. I am alive! Barely…

I have been working on a huge project at work since January and it has been really, really, really rough. I’ve been working full tilt consistently and quite frankly, I’m exhausted. It’s about all I can do to make dinner on my nights (husband and I take turns – yes, I know he is awesome). My body is revolting from the stress. I’ve developed stomach issues and all sorts of other fun stuff, like adult acne that I had to go to the Dermatologist to make go away.

Sigh…

This project is going live July 1st and it can’t come soon enough. I’m hoping I can power though the next 5.5 weeks. I’ve only had one day off all year and that was a company holiday. Memorial Day will make two. When I’m not feeling drained from this project, I’m at baseball games, which I actually love. I mean…  What’s not to love about little league? You’ve got awkward 13 year old boys with braces and cracking voices who look like noodles when they run with their too long arms and legs.

The only thing that is keeping me going is knowing that the husband and I have a dream vacation booked for later this summer. SQUEEEEEEEEEE! It is still almost 3 months away, but I’m researching and planning like a mad woman.

Paris

I’m hoping to get back it soon.

 

Stay classy my friends.

Ashley

 

So Nice I Bought it Twice

I guess I have a thing for long white tops. I hemmed and hawed over buying the J. Crew Endless Shirt in white for months. I have it in the maroon and white striped version and have worn the holy hell out of it. (I wore it here. And here. And here. And here. Sorry.) I bought a similar shirt at Loft recently hoping that it would be a cheaper alternative. It’s fine… But it doesn’t fit me as well as the J. Crew one. Of course I didn’t come to that realization until after I wore the Loft one. It’s all good though, because I need a back up due to my tendency to spill stuff all over myself.

Coordination is not a skill that I have mastered.

Where did I wear this? I wore this out and about on Good Friday while I was running errands. (I HAD THE DAY OFF FROM WORK!!! WAHOO!) Did you know that everyone and their dog goes to the barber on Good Friday? It’s true. They also get their oil changed.

J Crew Endless Shirt - Match Stick Jeans - Loafers 4 J Crew Endless Shirt - Match Stick Jeans - Loafers 3 J Crew Endless Shirt - Match Stick Jeans - Loafers 5 J Crew Endless Shirt - Match Stick Jeans - LoafersWearing: Endless Shirt – J. Crew, Jeans – J. Crew Factory, Trench Coat – H&M (Old), Loafers – Rag & Bone, Sunnies – Kate Spade, Bag – Coach.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

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Chic or Cheap?

I fell in love with these K. Jacques fringe sandals as soon as I laid my eyes upon them, but then I saw the price tag. Ooooph. Ouch. The price is a bit steep at $370. I love the fringe look, but know that it is not going to be a time lasting trend. Spending $370 on something that I know I won’t be able to wear for many seasons just doesn’t make much sense to me. So, I sighed a heavy sigh and resigned myself to the fact that they would not be a part of my life. Then when I was doing a bit of online browsing I ran across these almost identical ones at Mango for $70.

 

 

Chic or Cheap

 

Sure, the cheap ones have a rubber sole compared to leather. But, they are $300 less. I can do a lot of stuff with $300. These just might come live with me. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

Striped Dress | Denim Jacket | Loafers

Do you have a striped dress in your life? I have several. I love stripes. I love stripes a whole lot. This little number is my latest favorite. It was love at first sight. Then I read the reviews on the J. Crew site and they weren’t that great. You know how bad reviews can sway you? I was perplexed, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and try it anyway and I am SO glad I did. Moral of the story? The Internet doesn’t know what it is talking about.

CAUTION: You may want to put on some sunglasses before your scroll down, because I have some glaring white bare legs. It’s time to start with the tanning lotion. Yup.

J Crew Stripe Dress - Denim Jacket - Rag & Bone Loafers 3 J Crew Stripe Dress - Denim Jacket - Rag & Bone Loafers 1 J Crew Stripe Dress - Denim Jacket - Rag & Bone Loafers 5 J Crew Stripe Dress - Denim Jacket - Rag & Bone Loafers 2 J Crew Stripe Dress - Denim Jacket - Rag & Bone Loafers 4Wearing: Striped Dress – J. Crew, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory (Mine is from last year, but this one is similar.), Bag – Coach, Loafers – Rag & Bone, Sunnies – Kate Spade, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

Linking up with: What I Wore, I Feel Pretty

Black | White | Red | Leopard

Let’s get back at this, shall we?

Okie dokie then.

Since it is officially spring now I decided it was time to bring my flaming red pants back into rotation. Do you rotate your closet? I do. I have to put all the woolen items away annually or I will vomit if I see them. Even though we are still having days that can only be described as “cold as balls”, I refuse to wear wool. It’s spring dang it. I’d rather die from exposure than wear anymore cold weather clothes. We have a pretty nice week ahead of us though, so I have hope.

 

Black J Crew Crepe Blazer, Red Zara Pants, Loft White Tunic Shirt, Halogen Leopard Pumps, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 personal stye blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, 40 + personal style blogger Black J Crew Crepe Blazer, Red Zara Pants, Loft White Tunic Shirt, Halogen Leopard Pumps, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 personal stye blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, 40 + personal style blogger, Kate Spade Black Della Cat Eye Sunglasses, Black Coach Borough Turnlock Black J Crew Crepe Blazer, Red Zara Pants, Loft White Tunic Shirt, Halogen Leopard Pumps, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 personal stye blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, 40 + personal style blogger Black J Crew Crepe Blazer, Red Zara Pants, Loft White Tunic Shirt, Halogen Leopard Pumps, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 personal stye blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, 40 + personal style blogger, Kate Spade Blck Della Cat Eye Sunglasses Black J Crew Crepe Blazer, Red Zara Pants, Loft White Tunic Shirt, Halogen Leopard Pumps, over 40 fashion blogger, over 40 personal stye blogger, 40 + fashion blogger, 40 + personal style bloggerWearing: Crepe Blazer – J. Crew Factory, Tunic Shirt – Loft, Pants – Zara, Leopard Heels – Halogen (via Nordstrom), Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Sunnies – Kate Spade, Lips – M.A.C (Viva Glam I).

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and stay classy my friends!

 

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