Sunshine on Monday

One week ago I got the keys and signed the lease for a brand new apartment! I’m all moved in but still in the HGTV decorating process. So be prepared for some posts that will make this seem like an interiors blog in the next week or so!

Until then, I’ll stay on the style track. Starting with these yellow pants I found last summer at Target. I thought I should bring a little sunshine to your Monday!

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Bottoms: Target, Top: JC Penney, Scarf: Target, Sandals: Steve Madden, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Gifted

Bringing the sunshine to the corporate life may or may not be one of my fortes! Let me know what you think in the comments!

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-M

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Happiness is… Vol. 4

Happiness is sleeping in your brand new apartment for the first time

Happiness is sleepovers with some fantastic friends

Happiness is seeing Will.I.Am at your office (no joke walked right behind him while I was carrying my Lean Cuisine back to my desk for lunch… classy)

Happiness is new handbags at a crazy discount

Happiness is having so much to be thankful for, including my handsome fellow who was so unbelievably amazing this week helping me move into the new place

Happiness is pink denim and borrowed scarves

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Top: JC Penney, Denim: Target, Scarf: Borrowed from the lovely Katie at Style Diary , Sandals: Target, Watch: Fossil

O… and happiness is smirking in every picture that I posted today….

Enjoy the weekend ladies and gents!

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-M

A Dress with Dots

Remember that time I changed the name of my blog and promised that I would eventually bring that name to life?

Well… today, we’re half way there. And by that I mean I’m rocking one of my favorite dresses that has polkadots, but this outfit has absolutely nothing to do with poppies. That combo will come soon… don’t you worry!

So, why did I go with this dress? Three reasons… First, it’s navy with polkadots which means this dress has two of my favorite things on it. Second, it’s so comfortable and easy to wear. Third, it’s from target and in my book that is always a win!

But before we get to the outfit for today… I thought I would leave you with another little fun fact about me (since I haven’t done that in a while)!

I love HGTV almost as much as I love ABC Family. Seriously, those two channels alone could keep me entertained for days. Although I would get really sad if I didn’t add a little criminal minds in the mix!

Now… on to the outfit!

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Dress: Target, Belt: Target, Sandals: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Relic, Watch: Fossil

If you like that dress be sure to check out this lovely number from Fossil or this one from Forever21!

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Enjoy your Thursday folks and remember only one more day until the weekend!!

-M

Pin-spired: Stripes and Skinny Jeans

If there was an AA group for pinterest addicts I would be the president of the club.

OK… I’m not that bad. But I do love pinterest. And of course, I’ve got a board for everything. So I’ve decided to put that love to good use!

I get a lot of inspiration from pinterest and the outfits I find there. So today’s look is something I came up with after finding this lovely pin!

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Top: Target (Similar here), Jacket: Forever21 (Similar here), Denim: H&M, Shoes: Old Navy, Sunnies: Relic, Necklace: Forever21 (Find it here), Wacth: Fossil (Similar here)

So if you checked out the pin that I got this idea from you may have noticed that this isn’t a complete copy cat outfit (not to worry I do those too). For this one I took something I found on pinterest and made it more my style. I stuck with the same general patterns, styles, and colors but I added my own little flair to make it more me.

Any outfits you’ve been inspired by? Leave me some comments so I can check them out!

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-M

One Top, Two Ways

Happy Monday ladies and gents! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I definitely did!

What did it consist of? Well… let me just tell you.

Shopping. Lots and lots of shopping (mainly for decor for the new apartment I’ll be moving to in a few weeks). Quality time with my mom watching HGTV. Delicious food (home cooked and eating out). Church. Visits to the farmers market. And wrapping it up with a little Harry Potter.

I also ventured outside of my norm when it came to outfits this weekend. I bought a new chambray shirt from Forever21 a few weeks ago and I’ve been searching for the best ways to wear it. I think I found a few options this weekend!

First, I went with the denim on denim look for work on Friday. Of course, I always keep things casual so I paired this with gold sandals and simple gold jewelry.

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Then on Saturday (yes… I wore the same top two days in a row. Judge all you want) I went super casual with mint shorts and sandals. This was perfect for a sunny day strolling through the famers market!

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Outfit 1: Top: Forever21 (Similar here), Denim: H&M, Watch: Fossil, Sandals: Steve Madden (Similar here)

Outfit 2: Top: Forever21, Shorts: Cotton On (Similar here), Watch: Fossil, Sandals: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Target, Earrings: Urban Outfitters

So you wanna know what the boyfriend’s comment on this top was? Since he wasn’t a fan of my wallpaper pants (check them out here… they are fantastic!) I assumed he wouldn’t be a fan of these festive shoulders. But surprisingly, he was- I can’t remember what his exact quote was but I know it was something along the lines of… “No, I like that top. Make’s you look more Texas”

Which way do you like best, denim or shorts? You can also see a similar outfit worn by the lovely Katie at Style Diary Blog here!

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-M

Sandals and Lace

I literally risked my life for today’s outfit photos.

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Not really, but I like the dramatics of saying I did.

Anyways… today will be short and sweet. Mainly because the dress I’m wearing is very sweet (and a little too short- sorry mom!)

I found this dress at the end of last summer and I just couldn’t pass it up. The great thing about this dress is that it can be worn so many different ways. It can be dressed up for a fancy night out with the girls or even a date night. Or you can add cowboy boots for a night of two stepping and line dancing. But my favorite way to wear this is with sandals and a denim jacket for a cute casual look (surprise surprise).

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Dress: Francesca’s (Similar Here), Jacket: Old Navy (Similar Here), Belt: Target, Sandals: Target, Watch: Fossil (Find it here)

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-M

Awkward.

Have you ever gotten out of your car in a parking garage mid song, (by mid song I mean you were belting it out in your car and you just weren’t ready to stop singing) and then you look up at your friend and they are laughing at you? Then you turn around (still singing) and realize there is a complete stranger right there with a front row seat to your little mini concert?

Yep. That happened. And it wasn’t the first time. That was actually back in college… because it’s been SOO many years (only two)… when I rounded the corner of my dorm while rocking out the Free Credit Report.com commercial.

If you haven’t had one of those moments… I’ll just go ahead and tell you… they are awkward.

Want another awkward story?

Have you ever tried to ride a bike for the first time since you were probably 13 years old?

It’s really not as easy as they say it is. I won’t go into details but imagine me trying to cross the road, while cars are waiting. Trust me… it was probably worse that you are imagining.

One more?

Have you ever taken outfit photos in a maxi dress and half way through think a bee flew up your dress? Imagine that reaction.

 Thankfully, I was able to get a few pics before the bee fiasco.

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To go with today’s awkward theme… you want to see how you shouldn’t stand in a maxi dress?

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Legs crossed. It doesn’t do anything good… at all.

Dress: The Red Dress Boutique (Similar Here), Shirt: Madewell (Find it here), Belt: Target, Shoes: Target, Sunnies: Target

Happy Monday Folks, I hope it’s jam packed with awesomely awkward moments!

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-M