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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Doors Unlocked and Open

Today I accomplished something. Kind of small, but it's a start. To that end, as a reward, I'm buying shoes. Yup, I know, over budget, but if I want to motivate myself to do things by using shoes as 'carrots', then that is what I will do. Photos when they* arrive.  
*Yeah, I ordered two pairs, I wanted to have a backup in case I didn't like one - I just hope I don't love them both, haha.
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Hey... where did that belly come from? I don't remember it being there when I looked in the mirror this morning...
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The Rundown
Top Gap - White Jeans TJMaxx - Sandals Onex Nile - Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx - Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Sunnies Aldo

47 comments:

  1. love the white jeans
    i am looking for a pair of skinny ones myself, all i have is a pair of flared leg.
    brett

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  2. I love using clothes as motivation. My budget doesn't love it so much, though! Turns out I'm really motivated if I get clothing as a reward!

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  3. I timed finishing my dissertation with the end of my shopping ban so that I could celebrate the right way. Can't wait to see the shoes you got....

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. Every time I see you in white jeans, you make me want to dig mine out and wear them again. You're such a fun fashion inspiration (even if I suck at commenting and telling you!).
    I love the peak of your stomach with this outfit- it looks very planned!

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  5. I am all for shoes as rewards for a job well done! Great casual look today :)

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  6. Cant wait to see the shoes =) & you look adorable as always ;)

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  7. wish i can look this amazing :) so fab! love your jeans, sandals, top, that cuffs again everything!

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  8. Yay white denim. Love it! You look really good in white jeans, too. I've been wearing mine recently but I honestly feel self conscious about los thighs.

    I'm excited to see your new shoes. I think I've only bought one new pair in the last month...really am craving a pair of JC Litas even though they're ugly/everyone and their brother, mother, and second cousin have them.

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  9. Shoes are a great reward that every girl deserves, no matter how small her accomplishment :) Although while you're waiting for the new pairs to arrive, you have a really lovely pair on your feet. Everything about this looks is absolutely perfect for summer- the pretty silk blouse, immaculate white skinnies and those adorable sandals. Love it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. Love the white jeans and you are definitely the master of the knot trend. This whole outfit screams chic 70's hippie! Love it!! ;)

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  11. Your are looking very pretty in skinny jeans and your clothes are very good and even i am looking for those.

    I used kohls coupon codes to get cheap clothes.

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  12. Shoes as a reward sounds perfectly reasonable to me! =) Also, I love your white jeans- they are absolutely perfect for summer!

    star-crossed smile

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  13. This is a fresh and fantastic look for you! I love the top! Congrats on the new shoes! Can't wait to see them.

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  14. Hehe, you bought two pairs...I would so do that, too. And you look retro fabulous in the white trousers and knotted top.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  15. Really great top!! You look fantastic in this outfit!!!

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  16. I love the top...is that a recent find from GAP? Living in Downtown Chicago, our store on Michigan Avenue gets picked over SO quickly that I never get in on the goods! Hope to see your new shoes soon!

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  17. I think white jeans look so good during the summer but I can't wear them myself- I get wayyyyy too hot and I'd just end up being miserable. I like the idea of shoes as carrots! Can't wait to see them!

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  18. love the top! :)

    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com/

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  19. Tied up top is perfect for the summer! And shoes should always be bought or forever regretted

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  20. The white jeans are so summery, and the blouse looks really pretty with them!

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  21. i love this top!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the tied shirt with the white skinnies! A very summery outfit.

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  23. You look great in jeans ... Love white jeans for summer and you paired them up very well with shirt and sandals. The cuff looks soooo cute and effortless glamorous with this outfit.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://www.filomenascloset.com/

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  24. Loving this outfit! Loving the jewelry too, especially that starfish cuff.

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  25. More shoes ?!?!
    I think we will be meeting each other in shoe hell...
    :)

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  26. you look great! can't wait to see your new carrots! what did you do?

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  27. Look at your beautiful figure!!! Holy smokes, gal!!!!

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  28. You look fabulous! Love your top.

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  29. showing some skin! looking good missy, love you white jeans. That is one thing that is missing from I wardrobe.

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  30. What a great summery outfit!

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  31. Daaaamn you are looking extra adorable in this outfit! I love the little skin you're showing. I have to have white jeans now, too. It's official. Problem is I can never find ones thick enough or non-clingy. I also hate it when the pockets show through because they are too see-through. The ones you have are goooood.

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  32. Shoes are a good reward. The tied top looks super summery.

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  33. That starfish cuff still gets me! So cute!! And I may have to duplicate this look... I feel like it's fantastic for late summer afternoons/transitioning into the evening.

    xx Melina

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  34. Purple is super pretty on you! And I'm still jealous of that gorgeous starfish cuff!

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  35. Hello! I just started to follow your blog, I really like it:) I love your outfit, the white jeans are so cute. I like shopping at TJmaxx too.

    http://thelittlepetite.blogspot.com/

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  36. Luving the white jeans babe! I just took some outfit pics with white jeans to post soon, lol great minds think alike xx

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  37. You have such a great figure and I love how you're accentuating it with that fab Gap top! Hello Mr.Starfish, nice to see you again :)

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  38. I love how you used shoes as "carrots!' So cute. And I am loving your outfit. Crop tops have been my fav all summer long! xx

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  39. i love the photos! and what you said about the belly made me laugh. ;) you look awesome! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  40. Now I'm curious--what did you accomplish besides buying what I'm sure will be two awesome pairs of shoes? And looking fabulous in that tied blouse and white jeans?! I love it.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on Twitter!

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  41. Hey, I figure shoes are better rewards than food. I often reward myself with ice cream--that gets a little dangerous :) (I don't want to have to "reward" myself with bigger pants!) Anyway, I love the way the bold purple top looks with your white jeans!

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  42. ooohhh, love how you paired this fabulous purple top with the white. everything always looks so great with white jeans and this is no exception!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  43. Congrats! Shoes are my favorite reward as well! ;) Loving the crisp white jeans with the richly colored top! (And there's that star cuff again! Swoon!)

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  44. Your hair looks so pretty in these pics! (And I love the print on the top, too!)

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