another summer favorite

I recently showed you an outfit that I’ve worn about ten times this summer…and today’s look also falls under that category. I bought this top on a whim a few months ago, and I’ve ended up wearing it pretty often this summer–love it when my impulse purchases work out like that!

One drawback of this shirt is that it has a zipper on the back, extending from between my shoulder blades up to the neck, a placement that is exceedingly difficult to reach. On this particular day, Seth had already left for work, so I just had to do some gymnastics to get the shirt zipped by myself. It took a few minutes, but I did it–so even if I accomplished nothing else that day, at least I can be proud of myself for that. Ha!

floral embroidered top: Mindy Mae’s Market, exact, similar // skinny jeans: BP, similar, similar // brown wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar


olive + floral

DSC_9136As I’ve mentioned several times before, I used to really hate floral prints. It didn’t matter what the color scheme or pattern was, if there was a flower on it, I hated it. I assumed that all floral prints belonged on my grandmother’s couch and not on my body.

DSC_9121Well, fast-forward 10 years, and here I am loving on some florals–clearly, I’ve gotten over my aversion to them. For this floral button-up, I went a little tomboy by pairing it with my utility jacket and boyfriend jeans. Next time around, maybe I’ll try it with a skirt? Any suggestions are welcome!


olive utility jacket: Kiki La Rue, similar, similar // floral button-up: H&M, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // reversible tote: exact, similar

rainy day uniform

DSC_8310I don’t know about you, but rain kind of kills my creativity for getting dressed. Wet shoes and muddy hems? No thanks.

DSC_8302So, I’ve adopted a rainy day uniform…that’s full of blogger cliches: rain boots, pattern mixing, and a J.Crew jacket. All I’m missing is a Starbucks cup. But, hey, it keeps me warm and dry.

What do you wear on rainy days?


field jacket: J.Crew, exact, similar // striped tee: Old Navy, similar, similar // plaid scarf: gift, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // green rain boots: Hunter, exact, similar // horn watch: Michael Kors, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday!

gray dots + red

DSC_7368I’ve liked the combination of gray + red for a while now, but I’ve never really been able to make it work. (See this outfit for proof!)

DSC_7353After seeing Lisa’s look a few weeks ago, I decided to try this color combination again. I’m happier with the results this time. Polka dots make everything better right?

DSC_7373In full disclosure, this outfit didn’t last long as you see it here. After peeling off my sweater twice for Caleb’s feedings, I decided to just forget it. #momlife


gray sweater: J.Crew, similar, similar // gray polka dot shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, exact, similar, similar // red flats: Enzo Angiolini, similar, similar // stone shower necklace: Target, similar, similar