Tryin’ Somethin’ New

Today will be short and sweet… because I’m pretty sure I said enough yesterday to last for two weeks!

Let’s skip past the chatting and just get to today’s outfit.

I don’t know how you all feel about animal print but I’ll be honest, it scares me. When I found this dress at Target I was so nervous to get it but I put on my big girl pants and decided to try something new. I’ve paired it with a chambray top and nude heels to calm down the print. And of course, I couldn’t leave home without some fancy red lips!

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Dress: Target, Top: Forever21, Shoes: Target, Sunnies: Forever21, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Anyone else see a pattern here (not the dress the stores)… apparently its a Forever21 and Target day!

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Have a great weekend, folks!

-M

A Few More Polkadots…

Have you ever put on an outfit thinking it is one of the cutest things you’ve worn in a long time and then look at yourself in the mirror and instantly change your mind? Like you think… “Wow! I have successfully figured out how to make myself look 8 years old again!”

Well if you haven’t, then you’re lucky.

But today’s outfit had the opposite effect! When I found this top at Target I immediately picked it up, trying it on was not necessary. I loved it so much I would have bought it no matter what. Once I got it home, my little friend named Buyer’s Remorse came along to tell me that I shouldn’t have purchased this. His go to attack was that a red polkadot peplum top would do nothing for me except make me look like Minnie Mouse.

Well I showed him! I paired it with my dark skinnies and nude pumps for a classy/semi dressy look. Then added to it with gold jewelry and a gold belt!

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POLKADOT PEPLUM 2

Top: Target, Denim: H&M, Pumps: Target, Belt: Francesca’s, Sunnies: Forever21, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

This super cute top is only available in stores so check out two other peplum tops I’m loving from boutiquetoyou.com and Zappos!

Let me know what you think of my Minnie Mouse look in the comments!

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-M

Five Things and Floral

This past Monday I was tagged by the lovely Miss Reid over at The Fashion Blender for another 5 things about me post.

And even though I participated in this a few weeks ago… I just couldn’t resist sharing some more fun facts with you all!

1. I’m a math nerd. Remember how there was always that one token kid in every math class that finished their test first? Well, I was that kid. And lucky for me, I was blessed with a career that blends my love of fashion and math (I know, strange combination, but that’s real life people).

2. Country music is my jam. Give me Luke Bryan, a pick up truck, and summer nights and I’m the happiest girl in the world.

3. I’m obsessed with Bride Friday on TLC. I would rather sit at home eating a homemade pizza watching Say Yes To The Dress than going out on a Friday. It’s a problem. Not to worry, the boyfriend knows about this obsession (at least I think he does), and I’ve made it very clear that the obsession stems from how beautiful I think bridal gowns are. And, let’s be real, how ridiculous some of those people can be.

4. I want a goldendoodle puppy more than almost anything else right now. What’s holding me back? Well two things, my roommate would kill me and I think it would just be mean to keep a dog the size of a large goldendoodle locked up in an apartment all day. So I will wait… until I have a house!

5. My two go to accessories are belts and scarves. Getting ready for church this past Sunday was a struggle for me because I moved all of my belts and most of my scarves to my new apartment (praise! I’m almost completely moved in) so I didn’t know what to wear!

Speaking of accessories… here’s a quick outfit post of how I combine the two for spring!

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Dress: Francesca’s, Jacket: Forever21, Scarf: Target, Sunnies: Target, Sandals: Target, Belt: Francesca’s, Earrings: Gifted, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Thanks Reid for tagging me in this! Be sure to check out her five things here!

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-M

Same Outfit Different Colors

A few weeks ago I posted about one of my favorite looks- maroon skinny jeans with a cream crochet top. See it here! Well this week I took the same look and changed it up a little bit.

I wore this outfit to church this past Sunday… now I know when you see this you might gasp and think “My word! Why is that girl wearing jeans to Sunday morning church services! That’s not a dress and that means it isn’t appropriate!!”

Well I’m throwing those rules out the door. Why am I doing this?

Two reasons.

1. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a lady dressing up her denim or pants for Sunday morning services. Jesus loves me in a dress, pants, or even sweatpants. Which is really a miracle because sweatpants do absolutely NOTHING for me.

2. Dresses these days are entirely too short. I have the most difficult time finding appropriate length dresses! Now, I know I’m on the taller side of life and I am mainly legs but good grief! I’m only 5’8″ here people! Work with me!!!!

Anyways… now that I’m done with that little rant… I’ll just move right on to the outfit…

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Denim: Urbanog.com (Similar here), Top: Francesca’s, Sunnies: Forever21, Shoes: Target, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

What did the boyfriend think about these pants? Well… apparently they are the exact same color as a yogurt he once saw… which means these will forever be referred to as my yogurt pants. I suppose I can live with that…

Let me know in the comments if you liked this look better with the mint skinnies or the maroon!

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-M

Stopping Traffic

Happy Wednesday ladies and gents!

I’ve been staring at a blank screen for what feels like forever trying to think of what to write today. Well let’s be real, it hasn’t been forever… I’m being slightly dramatic. But, since I can’t come up with anything to say maybe I should just skip this part and move right on to the outfit of the day (which is one of my favorites so get excited!).

Yes, yes I should. So the outfit of the day involves red skinnies, a white tank, and my denim jacket!

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Denim: Forever21 (Similar here), Top: Francesca’s (Similar here or here), Jacket: OldNavy (Similar here), Shoes: Target, Sunnies: Forever21, Earrings: Francesca’s, Bracelets: Micheal Kors and Fransceca’s, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar here)

Well, it’s a good thing I had a few photos for today’s post! Otherwise this could have been extremely boring… You could always make things more exciting by leaving me some love in the comments!

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-M

Black Lace Peplum and Fancy Jewels

I feel like a member of the royal family today…

Black Lace Peplum and Fancy Jewels 1

CHECK OUT THEM JEWELS!!!

Just kidding. They are fake… duh. But they still feel super fancy!

This little ensemble was a little something I put together for a night out with some of my favorites to celebrate birthdays. I’m usually a pretty casual person (if you can’t tell from my previous posts) so nights out are slightly challenging for me.

I like to keep it classic and simple without being too over the top… SOOO when I found this black peplum top with lace detail I new it would be perfect for occasions like this. I’ve paired it with my dark skinnies and black pumps. Then jazzed it up a little with my new necklace and a skinny belt to accent the peplum!

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Top: Forever21 (Find Similar here or here), Denim: H&M, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Gifted, Belt: Forever21 (Find Similar here), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

How do you feel about my snazzy jewels? Personally, I love them! Especially the color… you just can’t go wrong with Kentucky blue!

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-M

Favorite Colors

Fun fact about me… my favorite color is red followed closely by navy blue. I believe I’ve shared that little tid bit with you all before… but well I’ve got the memory of a gold fish so I tend to repeat stories.

But to be real… I come by that honestly. BOTH of my parents tell stories over and over again.

Anyways… I’m not here to chat about story telling. We’re talking about colors today.

So… now that you know my favorite colors… you should also know my least favorites. I’m not particularly a fan of orange or green. Because I don’t really like those colors, I don’t really like to wear them.

That being said… last year I found this little green gem at Francesca’s and I just couldn’t walk away without it. So I’m rocking a green top today. I’ve paired it with black denim, black heels, and of course gold accents for a slightly snazzy look.

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This is what happens when the wind is blowing during outfit photos…

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Top: Francesca’s, Denim: H&M, Heels: Target, Necklace: Forever 21 (Find it here), Watch: Marc by Marc (Similar Here)

Now don’t get me wrong, I love this top. But I was really disappointed when I found the same top in blue two days after I wore this for the first time. At least I’ve added a little variety to my closet.

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-M