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TBT: Crop It All Off

In case you live under a rock, yesterday was Back to the Future day, so there was a lot of flashing back to the 1980s, as well as flashing to the “present” when we are supposed to be wearing much more metal and headgear.

Well, today, I’m flashing back to a kinder, gentler, warmer time myself – about 3 months ago. I don’t know why the picture is blurry, but I kinda like blurry pictures of me – imperfections instantly hidden!

Cropped pants, cropped top, wedges, ponytail…really, this outfit is about as summer-night as it gets. I hardly ever wear these earrings because each one weighs approximately 2.5 pounds, but they were the perfect color, texture, and size to complement my beaded tank, which has way too much going on to allow for a necklace.
1 - capris, beaded tankDid you celebrate Back to the Future day?  Are you sad we haven’t yet reached the fashion pinnacles portrayed in the movie’s 2015, or are you comfortable with the current progression of style?

80 Days of Summer: I Love My Flower Girl

These shoes are gorgeous.

Ruffle shoesThey’re also a little too big, but when you find shoes like this at TJ Maxx for $3, you don’t not buy them.

I’m also super excited about floral prints being in right now.  Nothing is quite as lady-like and pretty as a soft floral.  I found this great (but polyester, so not really THAT great) at a new little cheapo store at the mall.  I went in almost on accident, but walked out with this great $15 find.  The perfect outfit for a picnic and evening stroll in the park.
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Floral and yellow

Long sleeve blouse
abaday.com

Highwaisted shorts
$30 – newlook.com

Blue shoes
stylishplus.com

Bangle bracelet
etsy.com

In my sweats (and studs)

I wrote last week about the mixing casual with dressy trend.  I’ve really been relying pretty heavily on this look, since I now work in a casual environment, but most of my clothes are business-y from working in a law school for 6 years.
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For this outfit, I combined the dressier skirt (which, really, it’s not THAT dressy – it’s kinda short, leather, and studded) with conservative pumps, and an also very on-trend fancy sweatshirt (that’s the casual part, in case that needed explanation).  The sweatshirt is really a sweater, but the stitching gives the look of a sweatshirt without being quite so casual.

I really liked this look.  I’m slowly moving away from being so color-blocked as I have been in past years.  Don’t get me wrong – as you can see, I still had pink accents in my jewelry to complement the turquoise, but I was okay with wearing one statement color and the rest neutrals.  I’m still a far cry from the monochromatic, absolutely-everything-must-match days of my youth, but my tastes are becoming a bit more sedate these days.  Hopefully that doesn’t really mean I’m just old.

  • Skirt – Ocean City boutique (similar here)
  • Sweater – JCPenney (similar here)
  • Necklace – Charlotte Russe or somewhere similar

Twas the night before Christmas

I love dressing up for a Christmas Eve service (even if this year I was tired and feeling uninspired).  Of course, society is such that I’m now usually in the minority of those not wearing jeans, but that’s never stopped me before.

imageI had the added chore this year of having to pick from the clothes I’d haphazardly thrown into a suitcase while moving AND trying to match my brother so we could take a picture together (more on that on Monday).

Neither was an easy task, but after only two trips to my loaded-up car to look for things I’d actually already brought into the house, I managed to put together the festive look you see above.  Not too shabby, eh?

A special acknowledgement is due to the beautiful bracelet I’m wearing – a going-away gift from a dear friend in Virginia.

Do you dress up for Christmas Eve?  What did you wear, and what is your tradition for the night before Christmas?

  • Blouse: Granny
  • Pants: Target
  • Shoes: Ross
  • Bracelet: Macy’s
  • Scarf: gift
  • Pearl Earrings – my mom’s dresser

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