Outfit Post: Topped Off

Mondays are normally tough but this one was especially rough (and then it started raining).

I have to start by saying a huge thank-you for all the kind words and prayers for my grandfather. Papaw is still hanging in there but it doesn’t look like he has much time left. Last week was a tough one and saying good-bye yesterday was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but I’ll always be thankful that I had that time to spend with him. And after almost a week non-stop in a hospital, I can’t say enough about the amazing work done by nurses, doctors and the assorted team of care-givers.

Getting back into a daily routine seems, frankly weird at a time like this but life does go on and so here I am sitting at my desk tackling work to-do’s and knocking out this blog post. I’m not going to say too much about this outfit because describing what I’m wearing and why seems pretty ridiculous right now but hopefully you all don’t think I look too silly in a hat. Just know that I have been wearing every one of these basics on-the-reg for the last month.

Sorry but that’s all I got for today. Felt like I owed it to give an update, want to get back to normal but don’t really know how to do it right now.

Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (9)Navy Stripe Tee: ZARA (old, similar here); Wool Hat: c/o Sole Society; Jeans: Gap; Belt: J.Crew (so crazy old); Navy Boots: Sole Society (seen before here); Nameplate Necklace: c/o Taudrey; Jacket: J.Crew; Bag: Longchamp

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Outfit Post: Kicking It

All I want to do after this busy weekend is spend the day being lazy in bed. That’s not going to fly though so I’m back behind my desk.

Saturday started with a soccer game (for 4-year old’s, it’s pretty darn cute), then went straight to a quick stop at Nulu Fest (a pretty awesome street festival here, more on that to come later this week) where D3 and I ate our way around Market Street while I snapped pictures and answered questions on their social media (the festival was a client of the PR firm where I work).

Afterwards I had a little downtime before getting dolled up to work the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. As much as I wish I had been there just to throw back some wine and mingle, we were helping out with the event so I was on my feet for way longer than I would have liked. The good part was that in the midst of the madness, I got to meet beloved Miami Hurricane Ray Lewis – so my night was complete. It even made up for the blisters (sorry for that TMI).

If I could have traded in the heels for these sneakers, I definitely would have. But apparently wearing tennis shoes at a cocktail attire event is a bit of a no-no. Bummer.

But seriously, I’m loving these sneakers big time. Like wear ‘em every Saturday and Sunday big time. And as you can see, I sport them with more than just jeans and sweats. I love pairing them with skinny pants for a sporty touch.

Striped Blouse: Old Navy (bought it big when I was pregnant but this sweater is super similar); Navy Skinny Pants: J.Crew (these Old Navy ones are super similar and only $25); Sneakers: New Balance from J.Crew (they run a little big so I recommend ordering them a half size smaller than your normal size)

p.s. – I now realize how long this top is and that I should have tucked it in. Live and learn.

Photos by Whitney Neal.

 

Inspiration: Fall Favorites

It’s officially fall. Well on the calendar that is. Someone has yet to pass along the memo to Mother Nature since it’s still climbing into the 80’s here on the regular.

I’ve pretty much avoided breaking out all my fall gear so far but a crazy messy closet and one afternoon of crazy OCD have me switching out my summer gear for cozier, fall basics. All of that is just a fancy way of saying I packed up my shorts, kicked my espadrilles and sandals to the back of the closet and broke out the scarves, boots and heavier weight pants. Now I’ve got a big load of musty laundry to do but a whole new batch of options for daily dressing. Gotta take the good with the bad there.

To get back in the mood for fall dressing, I’ve rounded up some inspiration. I can guarantee that I’ll be putting my own spin on some of these looks in the near future. Well as soon as those temperatures decide to drop.

Image via Devon Rachel Image via Damsel in DiorImage via seersucker + saddles Get the coat here (it’s under $50!!!)
Image via Glitter Inc. Image via atlantic-pacificImage via Happily Grey
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