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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CHEETAH AND RED 4

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

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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YELLOW 6

YELLOW 7

YELLOW 8

YELLOW 9

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

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!

POLKADOT PEPLUM 4

POLKADOT PEPLUM 5

POLKADOT PEPLUM 7

POLKADOT PEPLUM 8

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!

FLORAL SCARF 1

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FLORAL SCARF 4

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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MINT CRO 13

MINT CRO 15

MINT CRO 9

MINT CRO 6

MINT CRO 11

MINT CRO 14

MINT CRO 16

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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STOP TRAFFIC 5

STOP TRAFFIC 3

STOP TRAFFIC 2

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

Monday Blues

I’m starting to feel like I talk mindlessly about the same things every week. On Monday’s I talk about it being Monday. Fast forward to Thursday and I’m talking about how we’ve almost made it to the weekend.

So to spice things up a little bit, today I’m going to tell you a random story.

For a little background- my dad loves riding motorcycles. Seriously, it is his preferred form of transportation even when it’s raining slightly. Now that you know that…. I should also tell you (for those of you that don’t know) I live in a different state as my family. So naturally, I miss them a lot and random things make me think about them on a daily basis. The main thing that makes me think about my dad is seeing people riding motorcycles. Over the past year I’ve formed a habit of saying “daddy?” every time I see someone on a motorcycle. My favorite guy (other than my dad of course) tends to laugh every time I say it… my guess is he finds it slightly cute but also slightly annoying… o well!

Yesterday I had two moments like this. The first one turned out to be a large black man…. so definitely not my dad. And the second time was a woman. Needless to say, those moments are always interesting.

Now on to today’s outfit! This is a little dress I’ve had for a few years, it was my very first JCrew purchase! It’s classic and easy to wear many different ways. These shots are how I like to make it a little dressy and girly!

Monday Blues 1

Monday Blues 2

Monday Blues

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Dress: J Crew Outlet (Similar here), Sweater: Target (Similar here), Necklace: J Crew Outlet, Shoes: Target (Find them here), Sunnies: Relic, Watch: Fossil

 

Enjoy your Monday folks!

 

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-M