You guys, I’m pretty excited that this skirt fits now. I ordered it way back when I was a big giant preggo and now that it zips, I’m trying to get my money’s worth out of it. So you’re getting a double dose of it this week.
We’ve seen it dressed down, now I’m jazzing it up a little for work. Nothing too formal though, just enough to make it appropriate for a day at the office. Although I may re-purpose this for a shower or other random summer occasion.
Snagged this blazer during the ZARA summer sale which may be my most favorite sale. I’m pretty sure I haven’t met a ZARA blazer that I didn’t love. I think there’s still some slim pickings on the website so check it out and you may score a solid deal.
Other than waxing poetic on my love of blazers, I don’t have much fun to share. It’s been all work and a lot less play for me lately. Trying to get back into some sort of regular routine is a b***h. Two kids = so much crap to carry around Seriously, why do they need so much stuff?
Pink Blazer: ZARA (on sale for $30!); Blue Stripe Skirt: Piperlime; Chambray Tank: TJ MAXX (seen here); Silver Wedges: Old Navy (seen here); Bracelets: Lily & Laura via 9th and Elm
Just realized that a lot of the stuff in this post has been on repeat the last few weeks. Clearly having a little love affair with some of these goodies lately.
Photos by Whitney Neal.
It may be time to head back to work but you won’t find any work clothes on the blog today (unless you’ve got a seriously laid back work environment – and if so, you go glen coco). Instead we’re getting super local since I’m teaming up with my gal Grace in a tee from Shop Local Kentucky.
I stumbled upon the Shop Local Kentucky crew through Instagram and have been keeping up with their mission to bring local, Kentucky-made goods, to the masses via the internets. It’s a beautiful bluegrass thing they’re doing. Basically showcasing the products of local merchants and artists throughout the state on their website. They realized that the shop local movement was a great one but why not take it to a state level. And since Kentucky people are obsessed with Kentucky, I’m sure the endeavor will be a successful one.
Oh and if you’re making cool stuff and you live in Kentucky, give them a shout. They’re looking for merchants to work with and showcase on the site.
Grace and I got this bluegrass tee designed by Thirsty Hearts (based in Lexington) to style up and it looks like we both opted out of the basic jeans and t-shirt and instead paired our tee with a skirt. But while she went the fancier route, I’m sure you’re surprised to see I went with stripes and my trusty Supergas (love ‘em so much). I also had to go all blue everything since when I think Kentucky, I think Kentucky blue.
Want to get one of your own? Head over to theKYshop.com to browse all their Kentucky made gear.
Head over here to see Grace’s full look.
Bluegrass Tee: c/o The Kentucky Shop; Blue Stripe Skirt: Tinley Road – Piperlime (on sale now!); Cobalt Bag: c/o Galian; Gray Sneakers: Superga; Bracelets: Lily and Laura via 9th & Elm; Kentucky Necklace & Hashtag Necklace: c/o Moon & Lola via SBS Photos by Whitney Neal.
No lie, I stalked this dress.
You’ve probably seen it before on Queen Bey, or other bloggers or when I originally posted it during the Derby dress of the day features. When I posted it, I thought about snagging it but since I am crazy indecisive, I didn’t immediately head to check out. Big mistake. I kept thinking about it but when I went to buy it, it was sold out. After adding my name to the wait list and checking back on the regular, it finally made it to my house.
Now it’s hanging up and on deck for a fancy summer wedding. The best part is that the simple stripes mean it has a longer shelf life than some of my bolder, brighter dresses. And the black and white version might not still be available but you can get it in a green & white stripe (looks way better than it sounds) here.
Black & White Stripe Dress: Topshop (black and white no longer available but available in green & white here); Shoes: Steve Madden from Nordstrom Rack; Bracelet: Sole Society (old); Mint Stud Bag: Sole Society (seen here & here)
Photos by Whitney Neal