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Neck Scarf

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

Neck Scarf, Cult Gaia Ark

 

Happy hump day! It’s bad blogger form to share an outfit with three pieces that are old. The reality is I don’t have an unlimited budget and wear items from past seasons all the time. Fortunately, these pieces are all basic essentials that can be found in similar styles.

 

There are some styles I aspire to wear, but can’t figure out how to pull it off. Case in point, the neck scarf. I have an image in my head of a cool, Parisian vibe. When we were in Hawaii last summer, I stopped at Olive Boutique where I found this blue ombre neck scarf. I bought it and thought I’d figure out how to wear it later. Well, it’s been almost a year and I still can’t figure it out. Instead I’m opting to use it as an accessory on my favorite bag. Anyone can tie a scarf around a bag handle, right?

 

outfit details

shirt: banana republic (love this one, only $30!); jeans: frame (similar, less expensive here); shoes: m.gemi (similar); bag: cult gaia; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

You may also enjoy my attempt at 70’s disco

 

photos by j petite photography

Pink and Blue

Cult Gaia Ark Cult Gaia Ark Cult Gaia Ark Cult Gaia Ark

Cult Gaia Ark

Cult Gaia Ark

Cult Gaia Ark

 

This last photo might be one of my favorite outfit photos of all time. I’ve already mentioned how impractical this Cult Gaia Ark bag is, but I love, love, love it. And the pink heels with the colorful flooring are so fun. I rarely wear heels anymore. When I do, I want them to be fun.  These are from last year, but I noticed they still have a few sizes in other colors on super sale. Banana Republic really improved their shoes in the past year. These have more padding than most and are actually comfortable. I highly recommend snagging a pair of the remaining colors!

 

Anyone else overanalyze what they write (emails, text messages, blog posts)? I know I do. I find myself using “but” as a conjunction all.the.time. It drives me nuts. Other things I write that drive me crazy…just, so, really. I used them 4 times above even after editing! Maybe it’s time for a writing class. What words drive you crazy? 

 

shirt: j crew (similar); jeans: madewell; shoes: banana republic; bag: cult gaia; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

photos by j petite photography

 

Madewell Striped Shirt

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

Madewell Striped Shirt, White Jeans, Grey Chloe Marcie

 

Before we get into my shirt today I need to address these jeans. Yes, I wear them all the time. Yes, you saw them in last week’s post. And this post too. I truly love them. I even had to buy another pair of nude underwear so I can wear them more between laundry days. :)

 

Okay, now onto this Madewell striped shirt. I debated keeping it for two weeks. I decided it was a keeper when I kept reaching for it to wear with jeans or shorts, loafers or sandals. FYI – it does run big. I’m wearing an XXS and it’s a relaxed fit on me (I’m normally an extra small at Madewell). Jim said it would even look good over a swimsuit at the beach and I have to agree with him. I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing it over my suit with my favorite pair of denim shorts that are about to fall apart and my trusty summer fedora.

 

Now a random question for you…when I share outfit posts, do you prefer to see all the photos before my comments and links? Or the writing interspersed between photos? Links at the beginning or end of the post? Or it doesn’t matter? Believe it or not, I spend a lot of time thinking about it and would love to know what you prefer!

 

shirt: madewell; jeans: madewell; shoes: m.gemi (similar); bag: chloe; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

photos by j petite photography

Take me to the Disco

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

m gemi sandals, chloe bag, summer style

 

 

I was staring at my closet the other night trying to find something to wear to girl’s night. All of my summer tops are pretty casual – tee shirts and tank tops. I wanted to be comfortable, but a little dressier than my usual. I threw on a pair of M Gemi sandals I got on sale and my grey Chloe bag to go with my favorite jeans and a white tank. Jim thought I looked like I was going to a disco with my sandals.

 

Lawson is getting the last of his baby teeth – his 2 year molars. He’s been a whiny mess. I know it’s painful, but sometimes I just want him to be quiet. Last week we had a couple of bad episodes where I had to use every ounce of self control not to yell at him to shut the f-up. And then I feel terrible because he’s a kid in pain. My frustration is compounded by the fact he doesn’t talk very much. I know he knows how to say a ton of words. They sneak out occasionally when he doesn’t think about it. When you ask him to use his words though, he refuses. Most of the time I am very patient with him. I know he’ll talk more when he’s ready. Other times I find myself telling him to “use his words.” Just one of a number of things I never thought I’d say as a parent. Parenthood is not for the faint of heart (or patience)!

 

shirt: madewell; jeans: frame (similar); shoes: m.gemi (also in a pretty mocha); bag: chloe; necklace: maya brenner; bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here); ring: david yurman; sunglasses: warby parker

 

photos by j petite photography