Good Spy

I thought I’d give all black a rest for a while because I have CLEARLY over played that number, and go for all white with a splash of black. You’ve seen both the white shirt and white jeans before a zillion times. They aren’t new pieces in my wardrobe and heck, I have posted a very similar look before on my blog last summer.

Where did I wear this? I wore this to work on casual Friday.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my friends! My project that I have been working on all year goes live today. EEK. Wish me luck. I’m pretty sure this week is going to be a doozy.

All the Black

What up peeps?

So, I guess I’m a New Waver again… I just realized that the past three outfits that I have posted have been entirely black… Like my cold, cold heart.

KIDDING!

I’m just loving the monochrome look. A lot. It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy. I hate futzing around in my closet for too long. Can I tell you how much I LOVE the skirt that I am wearing? It’s the City Skirt from Madewell. I was looking for a black skirt of the pencil variety that wasn’t too fou-fou fancy and this one totes fit the bill. I’ve really been digging what Madewell has been doing lately.

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

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

Black Shift Dress | Black Birkenstock Sandals

So, we’ve had a really weird summer here in Michigan. It’s been really wet and unseasonably cool. Read as lame. It’s now the middle of July and I’m not sure if Michigan is going to get its act together and commit to summer or not. Michigan is a jerk. On any actual warm days that we get, I milk them for all they are worth. Luckily the past few weekends have been nice, so there’s that.

Where did I wear this? I wore this out and about on Saturday while running errands. I got my lid did, hence why my hair looks awesome. Took the boy child to get his hairs cut (yes, all of them). Grocery shopping. Ohhhhhhhhhhh… Ahhhhhhhhhh… You know I live life in the fast lane.

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Wearing: Dress – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Sandals – Birkenstock, Necklace – Madewell, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam 1 Lip Glass).

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

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Eating Crow… As per Usual

So…  Last year when I saw that Birkenstock sandals were “back” I pretty much rolled my eyes and scoffed at the idea. I probably even uttered the words “there is NO way I will ever wear those again”. I don’t like to revisit many trends. I’m generally a one and done kind of a person. I have made the exception for skinny jeans, because those are a staple.

I had Birks back in the early 90’s. I actually had several pairs. They were of the earth muffin/tree hugger variety though, and I do recall sporting some wool socks with them now and again. What? I went through a hippie phase. I’m not proud, but yeah… It happened and I fully own it.

Anyhoo…

I kept seeing at lot of the Scandinavian bloggers wearing Birkenstocks with monochromatic black and/or white clothes and I really dug the look. Admitting it was pretty hard, you guys. I wanted to find some comfortable black sandals for our trip to Paris later this summer and I kept returning to the Birkenstocks. GAH. So, I gave in and ordered a pair to “try”. OK, I ordered three pairs and kept these. Go for the soft foot bed. You deserve it.

Where did I wear this? Work. I usually reserve the Birkenstocks for casual Friday, but sported them mid-week to work because I am a rebel like that.

 

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Wearing: Top – Zara (old), Pants – Zara (old), Sandals – Birkenstock, Bag – Coach, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I Lip Glass).

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Yellow and White Sundress

I really love the color yellow, but rarely wear it, because it’s not the most flattering color for my skin tone. However, I found this dress and really liked it, plus it was on major sale. I figured I could risk it for $21.00. I love the fitted waist AND it has pockets. So, that’s how a yellow dress ended up in my closet. I like wearing dresses on hot summer days. In fact,  I’ll take a breezy dress over shorts any day. You end up looking totally put together, but it’s effortless. Shhhhhhhh… Don’t tell anyone my secret.

I hope you guys had a great long holiday weekend. We sure did. It was great having an extra day off. We jammed all sorts of activities into three days. We did fireworks, a Tiger’s game, a concert and grilling out. Yay summer!

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Wearing: Dress – Gap, Sandals – Cole Haan, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – J. Crew (old), Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old).

 

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