Outfit Post: Weekend Stripes

Moving slow this Monday after Super Bowl. Not that I was super invested in the game – as a Dolphins fan, I can’t root for the Patriots so I guess I was cheering for the Seahawks which didn’t work out so well – but any time I shake up my normal lazy Sunday night routine, my Monday gets all out of whack. We headed over to a friends to watch the game and by watch the game, I mean eat lots of delicious game food, buy squares and debate how much cleavage Katy Perry would be rocking. Let’s just say the snacks didn’t disappoint but Katy’s costumes could have been a little more ample (if you got it, rock it). 

Seriously though, I dug the halftime show. That awesome giant puppet Lion she rode in on, followed by the crazy chessboard was enough for me but then she topped it off with those dancing sharks and beach balls and I was sold. How great would it be to work as a set designer for her tour? 

As far as the commercials, Nationwide totally bummed me out, then redeemed themselves because Mindy Kaling is hilarious and the combo of puppy + Clydesdales is too much cuteness. I also was kind of a sucker for that Carnival Cruise Lines one with the John F. Kennedy voice over. I also liked the Dodge one with the badass old people. What can I say I’m a sucker for bad ass old people driving muscle cars. 

Back to Monday though and today’s post. So this look was inspired by (which is just a fancy way for me to say I tried to copy) this pinterest discoverySo I found the closest options in my closet, paired them up with jeans and booties, added one piece of fun jewelry to keep me from looking too disheveled and went on my way to tackle the weekend. 

Stripe Tee: ZARA (old, seen here; similar here); Plaid Button-Down: c/o H&M (old, seen before here; similar here); Jeans: Urban Outfitters; Booties: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent; Bag: c/o Sole Society; Flurry Fringe Pendant Necklace: Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: c/o Sole Society 

Photos by Whitney Neal.  

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Outfit Post: I Love My … Suede Booties

Over the last month during my challenge to shop my own closet, I realized that I have a few (or maybe a lot of) favorites that I consistently turn to when I’m in need of that finishing touch. I also heard from some of my pals that read the blog {insert hand waving emojithanks guys!} that they liked seeing how I re-wore things in a different way.

So I thought I’d do a little series, which is a total copy of People StyleWatch’s series ‘I Really Love My…’ , showcasing my favorites and how I wore them – all in one place. Thus saving you from the spiral of having to click all the ‘seen before here’ links.

First up are these suede booties I scored at least one, maybe two years ago from LOFT. I know they were 40% off (score) and I’m know I’ve gotten WAY more than my fair share of wear out of them. They are a combo of all things that are good: great heel, perfect color, not too high and super comfortable.

They work well with dresses (wore them this weekend with this dress to a party) but are equally great with jeans and a tee. I’ve found some similar pairs/styles that fit the bill below in case you’re looking for your own pair of boots to go into heavy rotation this fall/winter.

Posts: Top Hat | Oh Navy | Stripes in Between | Zip It

Find your own favorites…

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

Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (6)Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (8)Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (1)Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (2)Sole Society * J.Crew * ZARA (5)Photos by Whitney Neal.


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