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Ruling the Empire

I so rarely go out these days that when I do, I make the most of the opportunity.  Even if that means overdressing for dinner with girlfriends.

One of my favorite things about summer is shorts and skirts.  Paired with a cute top, you can pretty much always look stylish, without really trying that hard.

I found this shirt buried in my closet.  I haven’t worn it in probably 2-3 years (I know, you’re supposed to get rid of stuff you haven’t worn in the past year, but if I still like it, I ignore that rule).  I’ve had it for at least 7, because there is a picture of me in it with my first boyfriend (yes, I was 23 by the time I locked someone down long enough for us to have titles).
1 - black lace shortsI was having lighting issues with my camera again, but the closeup of the shorts fabric is fairly accurate – a pretty black lace, with gold thread running through.  My shoes are from India and maybe a little more casual than the rest of the look, but I liked it.

I will say this about my top – it’s cute, but if you’re thinking about looking for one similar, just be careful.  Those empire waisted tops (where the seam is right under the chest) are really not generally flattering and can easily make even the thinnest person look preggo.  So, proceed with caution.  And men, if you ever see a girl wearing one of these types of tops, do NOT ask if she is pregnant.  She probably is not and there’s no way to recover from that faux pas. Ever.

The Week of the Polka Dot

I’m going to be honest – I’m a little tired of blogging polka dots. But, I might as well finish out the week, especially since this outfit is a patriotic nod to Memorial Day.

I bought this shirt when I was in grad school (and about 20 pounds heavier), but since it ties in the back, it works at many different sizes.  It looks really cute when it’s freshly ironed.

I hardly wear it, though, because it’s linen, so freshly ironed lasts for about three minutes.  And as the day goes on, I look more and more pregnant (empire waists have a tendency to do that), and the ends start to curl, causing it to hang weird. So, keep this image I took first thing fresh in your mind, and don’t look at me the rest of the day.

As a bonus today, I’m throwing in a picture of my face.  You all know there is nothing I hate more than selfies – there is a reason my head is cut off in every post I ever show you.  But, I really liked the red lipstick with this outfit, so I thought I’d show you.  This picture is the best out of like 10, and my nose still looks like it’s taking over my face, but I do like the lipstick.  The things we do for our fashion blogs.  (Oh, and these curls are my favorite pinterest headband curls.  SO EASY.  Here’s the tutorial.)

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