Take One, Pass It On: Day 26

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To keep things from being completely boring, I opted not to remix my navy skirt yesterday and instead “pass on” the olive cardigan. I’m a big fan of olive + black + white, so I went for that color palette today.

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This look served me well through a pretty routine day of data collection and phone calls. My one gripe is that in looking at these photos, this dress is a wee bit shorter than I would prefer for work. I honestly think that it’s my boobs that are taking up extra fabric and thus bringing up the hem a bit. So once I stop breastfeeding, maybe I’ll feel a bit less scandalous in this dress.

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olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar // black + white striped dress: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar

olive cardigan

the blush blanket scarf

DSC_9155In my last budget post, I mentioned that I had stalked this blush blanket scarf for months before finally getting it for a steal. I had presumed that I would have to wait until next winter to wear it, but as luck would have it, there was a rare cold snap last month–so obviously I wore the scarf that day.

DSC_9150I am a big fan of the black + white + blush color combination, so don’t be surprised if you see it often (particularly in light of how many blush items I bought last month!).

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black striped tee: Merona via Target, exact, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // blush blanket scarf: Ann Taylor, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar

chambray + floral

DSC_8980In a recent budget post, I mentioned that I “upgraded” my chambray blazer using some ThredUp credits. I’ve been wearing it quite a bit in the last few weeks (although not necessarily for looks that make it on the blog). I love that it’s just as versatile as a denim jacket but a bit more polished and professional looking.

DSC_8974For this outfit, I copied one of Fran’s past looks by pairing the blazer with a floral top and black pants. It’s not a combination I would have come up with on my own, but I like the way it turned out. #pinterestwin

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chambray blazer: J.Crew via ThredUp, similar, similar // floral tee: Old Navy, similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // black satchel: Phillip Lim for Target, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday and Bri for Third Thursday Threads.

belated baby shower

DSC_8702A few weeks ago, Seth’s coworkers were kind enough to put together a belated baby shower for us. Because Caleb was born around Christmas time, I guess our happy arrival kind of got forgotten amidst the holiday chaos. (I hate to break it to you kid, but that’s how your birthday will be for the rest of your life!).

DSC_8696It worked out well though because Caleb got to come to his own baby shower! Here’s what he wore:

I am savoring these days when he lets me dress him up 😊🚙🚗

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I busted out the cobalt pants again in honor of it being a boy-themed get-together.

DSC_8709I wore this striped top with faux leather sleeves…and I’m not so sure it’s flattering. Regardless, I still like the top, and it’s comfy…so who cares? #iwearwhatiwant

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striped leather sleeve top: Ann Taylor, similar, similar // cobalt ankle pants: MICHAEL by Michael Kors, similar, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // crystal cluster necklace: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar