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

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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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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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!

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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

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

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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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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