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Easy Summer Pants

During one of my many visits to Banana Republic over the last month (yes, I have many weaknesses) I found these fabulous linen pants. They are a blend with a bit of stretch, but as you can see they do still fall victim to linen's greatest fault, excessive wrinkles.

As far as sizing goes, size down. Maybe even two sizes, as I found they stretched a bit after wearing. They also come in three lengths, as well as petite. I probably should have opted for petite or even the short length, but since I bought them in the store and decided when I tried them on that I liked them as they were, I stopped myself from ordering three other options 'just to see'.

The other new piece I'm sharing here is the pair of blue and white ceramic earrings. When I walked into one of my favorite thrift stores I was surprised to find a huge influx of jewelry. Apparently a shop went out of business and donated all their remaining inventory. After much deliberation, and talking myself out of pieces which felt very similar to things I already have, I left with two pairs of earrings, priced at $4 each. Hopefully I wont be tempted to go back for a third!

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Top "Heidi" Ella Moss via Coco's similar
Wide Leg Linen Cropped Pant Banana Republic
White Mules "Bianca" Target similar
Round Rattan Bag Etsy similar
Ceramic Button Earrings Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx




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Looking Forward

Happy Friday! I know it's been a while since I've posted, and while I wasn't planning on taking such a long break from the blog, sometimes it just happens. I've definitely found myself in a bit of a rut lately, but hopefully that will change soon. I also wanted to thank everyone for your sweet words about Chloe, they mean so much to me.

This felt like the right time to try and get back into my regular post schedule, since this past week I found myself with an unexpectedly full blogging social calendar. It's been a lot of fun, and I got a chance to catch up with some bloggers I haven't seen in ages, but I'm still looking forward a quieter week ahead, and hopefully finding myself back into my routine of reading all your blogs, which I've been missing!

I've also done way too much shopping over the last month. I started writing my May budget post and just abandoned it because I was feeling embarrassed about how many things ended up in my closet, the new top and earrings I'm wearing included. Finding moderation with my shopping budget is still an issue for me, no matter how much I tell myself I don't need something, those moments of weakness, of believing my next purchase will somehow make me feel better are hard to quell. If you have any tips on how to shop the impulse shopping, I'm all ears. Also, someone please tell me not to buy this top.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you Monday!

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The Rundown
Striped Sweater Tank Banana Republic
 Denim Shorts Gap
Navy Espadrille Sandals Sonoma similar
Monogrammed Bucket Bag c/o Marleylilly
Anchor Belt ASOS similar
Gold Hoop Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx 
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Circle Ring Thrifted
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


Farewell, My Pet

Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our beloved Chloe. She lived an incredibly long live of over 19 years and brought joy to our lives each and every day. When I took that last set of outfit photos, I was adamant that Chloe be in them, because I knew it would be our last chance, and I'm grateful that Chloe has been a part of this blog since the beginning. Even thought I've known this day has been coming, that hasn't made it any easier, but looking at all the old photos brings a big smile to my face, so here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.

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Goodbye Chloe, Love you forever.