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The Sun

It's been a grey and wet July, and I'm feeling robbed of my long summer days. I haven't had a beach day (or beach three hours) yet, nor have I gotten ice cream at 9 p.m. while enjoying the last glimmers of sunset while it's still warm out, or had a picnic at a winery, so I hope the sun returns soon. I hate feeling like I'm missing out on summer.

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Navy Off The Shoulder Top Banana Republic similar
Cream Button Fly Jeans Banana Republic
Woven Slide Sandals Marc Fisher
Bag Kamilah Willacy via ThredUP
Gold Hoops Vintage via Shopgoodwill.com
Coin Pendant Necklace Julie Vos
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color Couture Curator Essie

Borrowed

You may have noticed I've been enjoying styling some designer bags lately, which has been a perk of working at Marijane Boutique. Of course I'm sad they aren't mine, but maybe having them in close proximity will prove to be the motivation I need to actually start saving for one of my own.

This Juliette Jake crocodile wrap clutch made the rounds with the celebrities back in it's heyday of 2010. I love the shape and it's a great size for the essentials, though the wrap design doesn't make for easy access.

I hadn't planned my outfit around it, since this was the first time I'd laid eyes on it, but it seemed like the perfect clutch for my leopard slip dress, which I'd gotten on clearance from Joie at the end of last summer.

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Leopard Slip Dress Joie
Woven Slide Sandals Marc Fisher
Crocodile Clutch Juliette Jake via Marijane Boutique
Hoop Earrings Vintage similar
Bracelet TJMaxx similar

Bounce

I recently learned about a an amazing organization, 4-CT, which was created in March of 2020 when a group of philanthropists and volunteers sought to fill unmet needs of Connecticut residents being disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

With the goal of rapidly and effectively delivering relief, 4-CT aligned with the state government to fill in gaps where federal and government aid was lacking. This lead to the creation of the 4-CT Card program, a way to provide direct cash assistance via prepaid cards to individuals and families facing financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By partnering with select community based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers across the State, 4-CT was able to utilize their knowledge and expertise to get the cash assistance to those in the most need.

Even now that we are over a year into the pandemic and for many of us, life is starting to feel normal again, there are still many people in Connecticut facing hardships as a direct result of the pandemic. Help CT Bounce Back this summer by participating in their #4CTBounceBack campaign with a $25 donation to 4-CT.org!


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Double Gauze Dress Rebecca Taylor
Espadrille Sandals Isa Tapia
Round Raffia Bag Sun 'n Sand similar
Rattan Earrings Loft similar
Sunglasses H&M similar
Gold Crossiant Ring Etsy