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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sidewalk sale dress

There is always room for another dress. I think that might be my motto. Or that might just apply to everything, as long as I love it and the price is right. Which it was on this little scalloped shift dress I picked up at a sidewalk sale for $10.

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The Rundown
Scalloped Shift Dress Molly Rose similar
Jeweled Espadrille Sandal Dune London
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Lariat Necklace Made by Me similar
Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx similar
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Bar Rings c/o Kohl's
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Find Me An Oasis" Essie



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dock walk

Hallmarks of a perfect summer dress: easy to wear, comfortable yet flattering, bright fun color.

Add in my straw tote with the poms that make it look like a hundred bucks, the jeweled sandals that I can't seem to stop wearing, and of course Chloe, who as usual, is more concerned with getting her walk than posing for photos, and you've got my go-to summer look. More of the same tomorrow.

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The Rundown
Orange Dress H&M similar
Jeweled Espadrille Sandal Dune London
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
Gold Bar Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Knot Choker Avon
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Find Me An Oasis" Essie
Dog Chloe
Chevron Leash Dabney Lee via TJMaxx



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Neon summer

There are still several things I want to do before this summer officially comes to a close. I still haven't had a proper beach day, gone to an amusement park, had a picnic, or gone on a boat. Some of these things are just popping into my head as I write this, now that the last week of August has commenced and the reality that fall will be here before I know it is sinking in.

These photos are representative of crossing a different item off the list, watching the sunset at the beach. While it was not the most spectacular showing, it was peaceful, relaxing, and just what we need sometimes between work and errands (and outfit photos).

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Chambray Shirt Gap c/o ThredUp similar
Neon Green Skirt J.Crew
Jeweled Espadrille Sandal Dune London
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Panama Hat J.Crew
Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Evil Eye Bracelet C.Wonder similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Hammered Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Find Me An Oasis" Essie




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Monday, August 24, 2015

Cut it out

I feel that I've been a lot braver this summer; showing more skin than I normally do, and while a cutout dress may have previously fallen outside my comfort zone, the strategically removed fabric on this dress from Zinke did not leave me feeling overexposed.

The higher neckline compensates for the vanishing back, while the fuller skirt keeps my waistline looking tiny. And let's not forget that it has pockets, the one thing you can count on to make any girl love pretty much any dress.

I actually got to pick this dress out from Zinke at the RewardStyle fashion week party nearly a year ago. It was shipped to me in December, which meant it would be another six months before I could actually wear it, and in the interim Zinke shut down their site. So this dress is no longer available, however if you love the print, you can still get it in an adorable crop top and shorts set.

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The Rundown
Cut Out Dress c/o Zinke similar
Sandals MRKT via DSW similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Ear Jackets TJMaxx similar
Necklace c/o LydellNYC
Cloudy Agate Bracelet J.Crew
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Find Me An Oasis" Essie




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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hometown

Sorry I got so quite this week. I usually like to get my blog posts 90% done over the weekend, and then over the week just write the copy the night before; but the last couple nights I became too bleary eyed in front of the computer screen before I could even string a few words together.

I've been house hunting with Sean, which has proven to be more draining than I would have thought. It's one thing to house hunt from the comfort of your computer screen, browsing all the properties with little concern for your actual budget, where the house is located, or whatever oddities are cleverly concealed by professional photographs.

Once that list is considerably shrunk by monetary limitations, further narrowed by geography, and you have a handful of homes to go see in person, the real fun begins. I'm by no means a seasoned house hunter, but thus far I've encountered a home with a graveyard in the back and a construction site across the street, a house with the fuse box located in a crawlspace under the house accessible only by outside (umm, what happens when my hair dryer blows the fuse in the middle of the winter with three fee of snow on the ground?), a house with about five completely unnecessary doors (Is this a closet? No, it's just another door into the kitchen.) and no place that I could actually imagine myself living in.

Even if I could get past seeing a home with someone else's life installed and try to imagine what mine might look like, it's not easy to find a place that feels like home.

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Chambray Dress Forever 21 similar
Leopard Sandals Target similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Panama Hat J.Crew
Ear Jackets TJMaxx similar
Lariat Necklace Made by Me similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Nail Color "Bunny" Julep



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