Minimal
8.25.2016

Black tunic tank with distressed jeans
Side slit top with ripped jeans
Minimal high-neck tank
Black tunic tank top with jeans
Top: c/o Maude Boutique | Jeans: c/o Articles of Society
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (look for less here) | Heels: Steve Madden
Bag: Forever 21 (cute option here) | Lip color: Colourpop

This minimal tunic top is so chic and different from anything else I've seen...I love the sheer bottom section and the slits on the sides. Maude has soooo many cute new arrivals for fall! I have like 8 things in my cart...yikes.

Complete change of topic, but I think I've been so busy and drained from work that it's been taking a toll on my blogging and on my general level of inspiration. I know that with anything creative, you're bound to have moments/days/weeks where you're incredibly inspired and full of ideas, but also periods of time where you're simply not. I loved this blog post about the topic because it's always good to know you're not alone if you're going through a down period or are in a rut! This weekend I hope to spend lots of time immersed in September issues gaining inspiration + I think fall fashion in general is going to get me inspired again!

Bell Sleeve Tunic
8.24.2016

White and denim
White bell sleeve top with distressed denim shorts
Bell sleeve tunic
white Free People tunic
Distressed jean shorts with a white top
White bell sleeve top
Bell sleeves
Top: Free People ('easy girl top' shown in navy) | Shorts: Rag & Bone (similar)
Heels: Splendid | Clutch: Clare V (look for less here)
Choker: Forever 21 | Sunnies: Le Specs 'liar liar'

I was instantly obsessed with this top! It works with so many outfits and for different seasons. It's fairly lightweight so you can wear it now with shorts but it will be so cute in the fall with jeans and ankle boots or over-the-knee boots! I made sure to include a photo of it from the side to show how long it is! Which I am a huge fan of because it covers the booty ;) Also, I've been wearing my new Le Specs 'liar liar' sunglasses pretty much non-stop since I got them last week! I haven't purchased any sunglasses since I splurged on my Karen Walker sunnies last year and two years ago (I have 2 pairs), so that should tell you how obsessed I am! The quality feels very high-end and I love that they're really oversized.


Sneakers
8.22.2016

Casual outfit with sneakers
Black lace-up top
White sneakers with shorts
Adidas Stan Smith
BB Dakota black lace-up top
Weekend style with sneakers
Top: Jack by BB Dakota (also comes in ivory!) | Shorts: Levi's
Sunnies: Le Specs ('liar liar') | Sneakers: Adidas
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (my specific color is sold out)

I have wanted these sneakers for sooo long. Back in the winter when I officially decided I wanted them they were sold out everywhere so I bought Adidas Superstars instead. I loved those too, but it turns out that my sister really wanted some, so I gave her mine and finally got my coveted Stan Smiths (which are just a little more "me")! Long story short, I frickin' love these sneakers. I wore them all weekend and they're simply the best...so chic and so comfy!

Also this Jack by BB Dakota top was a boutique purchase last week but I found it online for you guys. I love that it's oversized and lightweight so it can be worn now with shorts (on non-sweltering days at least) and all fall and winter in a variety of ways. I love the lace-up detailing, but that it's not too low. You can wear a normal bra with it! It's the little things, #amiright?

When Styles From Your Tween Years Become Trendy Again...
8.19.2016

Denim skirt with a utility jacket
Denim mini skirt
Denim skirt with a utility jacket
Olive green utility jacket
Raw hem denim mini skirt
Summer-to-fall transition outfit
Jacket: c/o Lookbook Store (old; love this one) | Skirt: c/o James Jeans
Tank: Topshop | Heels: Forever 21 (love these)
Belt: ASOS | Bag: Forever 21 (love this one one sale for $13!)

Do you ever laugh at some of the trends that are coming back in? I feel like I'm reliving my childhood to tween years with chokers, Adidas sneakers, and denim mini skirts, but I'm not going to lie...I love all of those things. If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would be blogging a denim mini skirt in 2016 I would have laughed at you, yet here we are.

I've been on a bit of a budget lately and haven't been buying a ton of new clothes (anyone else feel my pain on this one??), so I challenged myself to style this skirt with all existing items in my closet. My utility jacket and black Topshop tank are two of my biggest closet staples, and you've probably noticed how often I wear them. Then I grabbed accessories that I felt pulled the look together, and I feel like my double buckle belt is the real rockstar of the bunch.

As for denim minis... I think I'm embracing them more and more by the day. I've gathered up some of my favorite finds below, and I have to say that this black one is probably my favorite!    

I can't tell you how happy I am that it's almost the weekend. The last few weeks of work have just about killed me (hah)! Hopefully I will be back to blogging more frequently starting next week. For those of you who don't know, my husband Trey is a high school football coach. Their first game is tonight, so I'm excited to hit the road with some family after work to cheer on his team! It's my favorite kind of Friday night :)

   

Senorita Vibes
8.17.2016

Top: c/o Chicwish (also comes in blush) | Jeans: c/o Articles of Society
Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: Forever 21
Sunnies: Karen Walker (look for less here) | Choker: ASOS

 I don't wear a lot of red, but this off-the-shoulder ruffled top was way too fun to pass up! It also comes in blush, which is super super cute.

I'm keeping it short today because I'm in the middle of another crazy work week, but school starts tomorrow in our school district, so hopefully next week is a little less hectic! Thank you ladies so much for stopping by. xo 



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