Horse and Stone

I don't wear hats to the office. (I would definitely get made fun of.) But I threw the fedora on before the outfit photos, and I have to say, it totally makes the look for me.

I might not necessarily recommend climbing on rocks in heels, but they do make a nice backdrop and you know how I'm always striving to look like I belong in a J.Crew catalog...

It definitely feels more like summer now, complete with tons of mosquitoes at the beach in the evening. I was eaten alive! Time to start keeping some repellent in the car.

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Horse Print Blouse H&M Similar
Purple Pencil Skirt Talbots Similar
Sandals Onex Joan-2
Bag Thrifted Coach City Bag
Straw Fedora Gap Similar
Chain Link Bracelet Macy's Similar
Bracelet American Eagle
Ring Home D'Jour Consignment
Earrings Kohls
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue

White linen

Even though I have no regard for style 'rules' there just seems to be something so perfect about kicking off the summer season in a pair of white linen shorts. 

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Sheer green top TJ Maxx Similar
White linen shorts Banana Republic Similar
Leopard Wedges Sam Edelman Jorgia
Bag Thrifted Coach City Bag
Tassel Necklace Banana Republic
Bracelet Kohls
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Betsey Johnson
Yellow Belt TJ Maxx
iPhone Case Kate Spade
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue

Ice cream run

Since it's summer now, walking to the center of town for ice cream shall be a regular occurrence. It's important that you walk and not drive, because there are at least 500 calories in a small serving of Phish Food...

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So when I was getting dressed I thought that it was my idea to pair a rust colored top with these ikat shorts, but then I realized it was just my subconscious remembering something I'd seen in a J.Crew catalog last week.
But at least I can still take credit for the brilliant bag pairing -- a newly thrifted Coach!
I believe it's the City Bag, and I love the dual tone. So pretty.

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Top Elle for Kohls Similar
Ikat Shorts Gap
Sandals Ciao Bella Petunia
Bag Thrifted Coach City Bag
Anchor Necklace Gift Similar
Chain Necklace Home D'Jour Consignment
Turquoise Spiked Bracelets Towne & Reese Avery
Chain Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry Similar
Sunnies Old Navy
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue
Dog Chloe 

black and white

I'm finally wearing my fun new little skirt, and I played things pretty safe with one of my favorite yellow tops and gold accessories.

If I look a little awkward in these photos, it's because half a dozen people were about five feet to my right.

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Top Elle for Kohls
Skirt Cynthia Steffe via Coco's on the Green Similar and way too much money,
Similar and cheaper
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini
 Filigree Earrings Avon Similar 
Gold Vintage Belt Thrifted Similar
 Antler Ring House of Harlow
Bracelet Taken for Granite
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue

Unofficial start of summer

To all who celebrate, I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial day weekend, and enjoy the extra day!
(And keep your fingers crossed the sun actually comes out!)

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I've had this ruffled top for quite some time... and it's sort of been in the giveaway pile for a while. But I just couldn't follow through and bring it to the thrift store, no matter how little I wear it. The last time it was on? August, 2010.

But, with this recent resurgence of peplum tops it's practically trendy again.

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Ruffled Top Gap Similar - Red Pencil Skirt Express Similar - Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer! Cha Cha Similar Similar - Bag Nine West - Ring Home D'Jour Consignment - Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Belt Thrifted Similar - Nail Color Essie Super Bossa Nova

Leopard Clutch

This little clutch was a gift from Christine. It's totally perfect, becuase I have been wanting one for ages. I may have a leopard obsession, but I don't really see that as a problem.

I don't believe Christine has any of these clutches up yet in her etsy shop Dela Chic, but she has other cute knit things you should check out.

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Blouse Thrifted Similar - Pink Skirt Made by Me Similar - Leopard Clutch Made by Christine - Leopard Sandals Target - Earrings Macy's - Rings Avon - Bracelet Coco's on the Green Similar - Nail Color Essie Super Bossa Nova

Leopard dress goes on safari

This leopard dress still isn't getting as much wear as it should be, considering how awesome it is.
As much as I would like to avoid dressing to a 'theme' this jacket found it's way on to me and refused to come off. Safari-chic it is.

(And of course by going on safari, I mean, going to the office.)

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Leopard Dress Calvin Klein Similar Similar - Jacket Free People - Sandals Ciao Bella Petunia - Color Block Clutch Zara - Belt Thrifted - Chain Link Bracelet Macy's Similar - Ring American Eagle - Sunnies Old Navy

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I hope everyone had as enjoyable as a weekend as I did - not only was the weather perfection, but I was out enjoying it. Hopefully May is going to step up and be the month it should for these last 10 days.

Today is my Brother and Sister-in-laws wedding anniversary, so I'm wearing the starfish necklace that was my bridesmaids gift. Can't believe that was a year ago already! Happy Anniversary L & K!

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Orange Maxi Skirt c/o Sheinside - Striped Shirt Gap - White Blazer Cynthia Rowely Similar - Turquoise Bag Charm & Luck Similar - Sandals Aldo - Starfish Necklace Gift Similar - Bottle Necklace Made by Me - Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry Similar - Earrings TJ Maxx - Rope Bracelet Made by Me - Sunnies Old Navy - Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue