more black + green

Apparently, I’m on a bit of a black and green kick. I didn’t notice the trend until I put together a collage of my favorite outfits from August on Instagram. There was a time that such repetition would have bothered me, but the older I get, the more comfortable I am with maintaining a consistent color palette. But I will acknowledge that maybe this habit makes things a bit more boring for blog readers.

Although this color infatuation is a relatively new development, I’ve actually had this pin hanging around for a while, and it was the inspiration for this outfit. Love the idea of adding lace into the mix…I’ll remember that for the next (inevitable) iteration of this color combination!

black blouse: Loft via ThredUp, similar, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // leopard wedge sandals: Sam Edelman, similar, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, similar, similar

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more magnolias

If you happened to have followed along on my Take One, Pass It On challenge in July, then you’ve seen this top styled twice already. For a printed top, I’m surprised at how many different ways I’ve managed to wear it in the span of a month! This time around I paired it with some green Sloan pants that match ever so perfectly.

I really liked this outfit and felt pretty great wearing it…until a series of events happened that turned the day into a terrible, horrible, no good, ┬ávery bad one. Within the span of a few hours, I got stung by a bee, my “monthly visitor” arrived, and my car battery died. Thank goodness my husband was able to rescue me from that last one at least. I may or may not have drowned my sorrows in a few spoonfuls of peanut butter when I got home.

How do you make yourself feel better after a bad day?

magnolia print top: Banana Republic Factory, similar, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar