Navy & White Striped Dress | Cognac Accessories

Well looky here…  I got another post up this week. This is like a record or something.

So, stripes…  Yeah… I have a serious problem with them. I love them. Like, a lot. Like, everything I buy lately is striped. I picked up this dress from J. Crew Factory back in early March or so, and knew it was going to be a summer favorite. It’s just so dang easy to wear, and COMFORTABLE. You know I like to be comfortable. I am not willing to hurt myself for fashion. Heck, I hate heels! I’m like the anti-fashion fashion blogger.

Anyhoo…

Where did I wear this? I wore this ensemble to work.

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach (old), Sandals – Cole Haan, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old), Lips – MAC (Crosswires).

 

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

It’s the Most Boring #OOTD Ever!

Hello, my friends! Let’s get back at this, shall we? No guarantees on when the next post will occur, but I’m hoping there won’t be another two month lag. I’m rounding the final few laps on this horrendous project I’ve been working on and am hoping to get my life back here real soon.

On the health front, I decided to take matters into my own hands regarding my stomach issues, because the medicine I was taking was barely working. I decided to do the Whole 30 with the hope to “reset” my body and heal my stomach. I’m on day 14 and my stomach is doing SO much better! I know that the majority of my stomach problems were brought on by stress, but clearly my diet was exacerbating the issue. In addition to my stomach starting to feel better I also have more energy, so BONUS!

So, here’s what I wore… Where did I wear this? Oh, to church. I go to the super casual service at my church. Jesus doesn’t care what you wear to church. Fact.

I had been looking for a pair of denim Bermuda shorts for a while and found these at the Gap. While I love the look of a short cut-offs, I am not comfortable baring that much over 40 skin. I am much more comfortable in these and with the distressing and rolled cuffs they don’t look like jorts. I’m lame, but I’m not THAT lame.

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Wearing: Pop-over Shirt – J. Crew Factory (old, but this one is similar), Denim Shorts – Gap, Bag – Coach (old), Sneakers – Nike, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

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

 

Linking up with:  What I Wore, I Fell Pretty

 

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!