Leopards and Tigers

Summer means sheer chiffon and scalloped shorts.
And bright orange. Definitely bright orange.

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The Rundown
Leopard Top TJ Maxx
Scalloped Shorts H&M similar style, similar color
Sandals MRKT
Bag Otis Thrifted
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Ring American Eagle
Heart Bracelet c/o Bohemian Spirit
Orange Bracelet Kohls similar
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Gold Cuff Avon
Nail Color Avon Orange Creamsicle

Striped sundress

I'd been eying Gap's most recent offering for a striped sundress (on sale for $42), but when I found this older Gap model at the thrift store for $1, I decided I liked it even better.

Long live my obsession with breton stripes.

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Striped Dress Gap Thrifted similar
Sandals Nine West
Bag Otis Thrifted
Gold Woven Belt Thrifted
Straw Fedora Gap similar
Anchor Necklace Gift similar
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar, similar
Chain Link Bracelet Macy's similar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Nail Color Avon Orange Creamsicle

Mint and Rust

This outfit was inspired by... a coffee mug.
If you happen to follow me on instagram or twitter, you may have noticed a recent series of photos in which I am coordinating my coffee mug to my outfit.
This was a challenge presented to me by my Mother and I'm now on day six of an indeterminate number of days. I guess for as many different mugs are in my cabinet, and considering I like to buy coffee mugs as much as I like to by clothes, this could go on for a while...

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The Rundown
Rust Top Elle for Kohls similar
Mint Jeans Lauren Conrad for Kohls similar at UO, similar at Target, similar at Gap
Color Block Clutch Zara similar, similar
Leopard Sandals Target
Studded Belt Gap
Earrings Wendy Mink
Bracelets Kohls, Coco's, The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chain Link Bracelet Macy's similar
Ring American Eagle
Sunnies Old Navy


I am seriously loving this pencil skirt. I can promise you will be seeing it quite a few more times this summer.

I decided to style it a bit more simply this time, and I think I like it even better by letting it take center stage.

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Printed Pencil Skirt c/o JC Penney
White Button Down Loft
Sandals TJ Maxx
Color Block Clutch Zara Similar
Bracelets Thrifted, The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Market in Italy
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Halston

Bloggers day out

While it certainly does not seem like it, it was a whole year ago that I went on my very first blogger meetup, and having the most fun evening out in a long time.

Over the year I've meet with these girls again, met new ones, traveled to New York with some, gotten help with some shopping feats, and made some wonderful new friends.

This past weekend I once again got together with Amber, Bethany, Christine, Courtney and Megan for an afternoon-turned-evening of eating, shopping, and photo taking.

This was Courtney's last meetup with us as a Connecticut resident, as she is heading home to Canada at the end of the month; we will definitely miss her at our next outing!

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I love how well coordinated everyone is, and clearly completely on top of the trends. We are all wearing blue, there are three yellow belts among us, lots of prints (Jason Wu for Target on Amber and Meg), chiffon, gladiator sandals... the woman working at the restaurant we went to, La Petie France Café, complimented our impeccable style. I agree. We are pretty fabulous.

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I really enjoyed my lunch of a savory crepé and macarons... I need to find somewhere I can get good crepés around here (or I'll have to start driving to West Hartford more often...)


After lunch we headed out to do some shopping at Charming Charlie and Second Time Around, then we took some outfit photos (not nearly as many as I would have liked, haha, but I can spend an hour just taking my own some days...)

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 The Rundown
Wrap Top Second Time Around
Orange Maxi Skirt c/o Sheinside
Sandals Onex Nile
Turquoise Bag Charm & Luck Similar
Bracelets Kohls, TJ Maxx, Thrifted
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry
Flower Earrings Thrifted
Nail Color (manni) Avon Orange Creamsicle
Nail Color (peddi) Essie Aruba Blue

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After Amber and Bethany headed out, the remaining four of us decided we weren't quite ready to call it a day and navigated our way to Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. We all went home with something, and Meg basically made the score of a lifetime at Nordstrom Rack. (Lucky!)

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We headed out to dinner (finally had a little wine), and eventually had to say our good nights and good byes.
Pretty much the best way to spend a Satruday, I think.

Be sure and check out everyone Else's posts!
More Fruit Please

Ikat and Chloe dog

At the moment, wearing a cardigan outdoors seems completely unfathomable. But that just goes to show you how fickle the weather can be, since on Sunday it was legitimately chilly and that cardigan was a complete necessity. I don't mind our sudden heat wave at all. I love bare legs, iced coffee, and driving in my car with the windows down and sunroof open.

Now, Chloe and I really want to be as cute as Olivia Palermo and her dog. We also wouldn't mind being repinned 180 times. Maybe you can help us out with that.

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Ikat Shorts Gap
Button down NY&Co.
Cardigan American Eagle Similar
Snake Sandals Naturalizer
Color Block Clutch Zara Similar
Orange Bracelet Kohls Similar
Spike Bracelet Ebay Similar
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Aldo
Dog Chloe