These striped shorts from Old Navy probably would have been a better purchase earlier in the summer, but I couldn't find them in the store (I went to two locations!) so I finally ordered them on line and then had to wait for what seemed like ages for them to arrive.

So I styled them simply for a day at the beach with all my favorite nautical pieces.
I sat in the sun and read the NY Times style mag cover to cover (and by read, I mean look at the clothes).

It's the last day of August! How could this ever happen? I feel like I spend my whole life just waiting for it to be summer again.
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Striped Shorts Old Navy
White Tee TJ Maxx
Sandals Aldo
Color Block Tote Forever 21
Panama Hat Gap similar
Anchor Necklace Gift similar
Rope Bracelet Made by Me similar
Ring Thrifted
Sunnies Aldo

Statement pieces

This skirt always makes me want to err on the funky side; with a mix of colors and bold jewelry, and of course very high heels. I know I only wear it three or four times a year, but I always love the resulting outfits.

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Skirt Desigual
Top Nordstrom Rack
Sandals Seychelles Gypsy
Necklace c/o Kie & Kate
Elephant Bracelet Ebay
Bracelet Thrifted
Sunnies Halson
Dog Chloe

no. 2

Another J.Crew inspired look; I really love what they do with a pencil skirt.
Even though their no. 2 pencil skirts aren't built to fit a curvy petite gal like me, this knit skirt does the job just as well (and only cost me $30).

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Paisley Button Down J.Crew
Pencil Skirt Talbots
Sandals Nine West
Bag Otis Thrifted
Bracelets and Ring Thrifted
Sunnies Old Navy
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash

Ikat maxi

This maxi has certainly not gotten enough love this summer. Hopefully I can squeeze in a few more wears before it's too late.

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Ikat Maxi Dress c/o JC Penney
Sandals Ciao Bella
Color Block Clutch Zara
Ring Thrifted
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Elephant Bracelet Ebay similar
Sunnies Old Navy

Late summer wedding

This past weekend I attended my friend's beautiful wedding. Her ceremony and cocktail hour took place outdoors, and the evening was superb.

I decided that this lovely floral dress that London Times sent over would be perfect for the occasion; it is light and floaty with a good 'twirl factor' for the dance floor. Plus, the floral print in the hourglass shape makes it so flattering.

I had a lot of fun playing up the bright colors of the dress, wearing cute little flower studs and even going for an electric green manni. My pink clutch matched the belt so perfectly; I love it.

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Floral Chiffon Dress c/o London Times
Silver Sandals Oh...Deer!
Pink Clutch TJ Maxx
Flower Earrings Gift
Ring Home D'Jour Consignment
Coil Bracelet Gift similar

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Congrats Laura and Eddie!

Less casual

Twice a year when my company closes early and goes out to lunch at a nice restaurant, I like to take the opportunity to dress up a little more than usual.

I'm the only person who does this. Everyone else pretty much just wear jeans.
Fortunately, now that I've been there for a while, this is expected of me, and not dressing up would probably garner comments like "What's wrong, where are your heels?"

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Top Elle for Kohls similar
Floral Hi-Low Skirt c/o Sugarlips
Sandals MRKT
Pink Envelope Clutch TJ Maxx similar
Hot Pink Cable Bracelet c/o INPINK
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Avon
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Sunnies Aldo

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Red + White

Too bad Chloe doesn't have a red collar, then we could match. Unfortunately, when ever I see some cute dog accessories, I look at the price and then decide I'd rather spend my money on an accessory for myself.  Chloe just doesn't appreciate them they way I do.

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White Button Down Loft similar
Red Jeans Urban Outfitters similar
Sandals Nine West
Bag Thrifted Coach City Bag
Anchor Belt ASOS
Chain Necklace Home D'Jour Consignment similar
Ring Thrifted
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Old Navy
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash


I finally did something bold with this skirt, which has previously only been paired with white, blue and yellow. I think it was a success.

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Striped Top Thrifted
Greek Key Skirt Made by Me
Sandals Nine West
Bag Otis Thrifted
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Ring Thrifted
Earrings Wendy Mink 

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A few weeks ago I was having an outfit crisis and asked my best friend if I could borrow a black maxi skirt. Needless to say, I haven't returned it.

Normally, I swear, I'm really good about returning things, but she told me she bought this skirt in two different sizes, and prefers the other one... so I'm thinking I might just borrow this forever.

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Paisley Top TJ Maxx
Black Maxi Skirt Max Studio via my BF's closet
Sandals Dive & Co. via a market in Italy
Bag Coach City Bag Thrifted
Elephant Bracelet Ebay
Earrings Wendy Mink
Ring Thrifted
Sunnies Aldo
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