Surprise! I'm back and fittingly on my birthday. And what a gift...81 degree weather! #nocomplaints
The family and I jetted off to Hilton Head last week for our annual beach vacation. It was wonderfully slow, full of delicious seafood and rid of any of the previous week's work anxiety. Just what the doctor ordered.
This top will be on repeat this week as I milk my beachy tan for a couple more days. (everyone knows you're supposed to wear white when you get back, right?)
Honestly, I adore this top for its interesting details. Pretty eyelet in the back, a ribbed, girlfriend fit in the front and a hint of drama with a tuxedo tail. Everyone needs a little pep in their wardrobe step come Monday. Don't you agree?
Let's talk about this necklace...speaking of pep. I was introduced to Verdier by a friend and fell in love with their unique twist on vintage pieces - like this Verdier Skull Necklace. It's a little bit of badass mixed with a little bit of polish. Frankly, that screams to my wardrobe so I knew I had to have it!
The rest? Keep it neutral. Old, trusty neutral heels and some of my favorite rips. This pair is from Zara...which is one of my favorite, inexpensive denim spots.
What's your go-to uniform for Monday's? I'm telling you...grab this ruffle blouse and you won't be sorry. I linked a few more of my favorites below but be sure and click on the repeat images because RewardStyle was doing something funky last night - apologies. I promise you each top is cuter than the next!
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The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.