A little catch up

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s been a crazy few months.
I got dressed every day, but only took photos on a few occasions.
Now seems as good a time as any to share some of my pairings over the past two months.
Ready for outfit overload? As always, linking up with Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy.
The good, the bad, and the….well, I’m interested to see what you think of some of my creative and out of character choices.
If you’ve seen me at all in the past two months, you’ve probably seen my blue skirt.

I bought it at Target at the end of May and fell in love. I’ve worn it at least a ga-zillion times since.
It started just before Elevate when I realized I wanted something new to wear to the conference. Using a little remaining birthday money, I went to my top two local-awesome-clothes-for-low-price stores- Target and Old Navy. I hit pay dirt at Target with the maxi skirt for $17.99. It wasn’t on sale, but I knew it would be worth it’s weight in gold.
At Old Navy I found 3 tanks I thought would be easy to dress up or down with accessories and jackets or sweaters. One was on clearance for $2.50! Score! The other two were only $5.
Why am I telling you all this? To prove that fashion doesn’t have to be expensive! I’ve literally worn this skirt with different tops, shoes, and accessories ALL Summer long. It’s comfy, trendy, and pretty cute, I think. 😉

When I first bought the pieces, I sent the above photo to a few friends and asked which color was best, and tucked or untucked. I thought I would go with the majority and take the other two tops back…but at those price price points, I’m glad I held onto all 3 tops.

Majority said orange top, untucked.

I ended up pairing the outfit with my khaki bow wedges, an awesome Anthropologie birthday necklace from Angie and some fabulous earrings my best friend in GA, Kimberly got me for Christmas last year. They were made by Village to World, an organization that helps women in North India create beautiful pieces at a fair wage in their community.

I ended up wearing this outfit to a last minute trip to the Queen Bee Market and again the next weekend to Elevate. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos in my outfit at either event.
No worries, I wore the skirt with the green tank, same accessories, changed the shoes, and added a demim jacket to Madison’s Kindergarten graduation. (I told you I wore this skirt a lot!)

Ok, enough of the stinking skirt and the crappy cell pics.
My awesome inlaws got me a Forever 21 gift card for my birthday and I thought it was time to spend a little of it. Lucky for me, all the clearance was buy one get one FREE so I picked up two versatile pieces for the end of Summer for $14 total! These photos were taken when I was already a bit wider through the tummy area. Not so flattering afterall, but super comfy.

Breadwinner and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary on July 8th. With all that was going on, we didn’t have anything planned so last minute we got a sitter and went out the night before.

We were so tired from a last minute ‘let’s clean this place up so the babysitter doesn’t think we are total slobs’ cleaning spree, we barely made it through dinner-yawning the whole time. When did we get so old?

Since we got married in Hawaii and were going for a casual dinner, I tried to keep my outfit slightly tropical. I decided to layer up the just-a-bit-too-short-to-wear-as-a-dress top with a flowy white skirt to make it look more like a dress. Breadwinner liked it, so I went with it.

{ the other new Forever 21 top, white peasant skirt- Old Navy, skinny mint belt-American Eagle, red rosie necklace- Allora Handmade, shoes- hmmm…pretty old.}
My goal has always been to be real on my blog. I don’t want to represent myself as something I’m not. The past few months have been tough for me and while I want to share that with you, I don’t want to be Debbie Downer all the time.
Thank you for supporting me as I’ve shared over the past week. Thank you for your encouragement and kind words. I’m doing my best to get back to ‘normal’ and make this space something fresh, true, and most importantly…me!

Oh, and don’t forget the GroopDealz necklace giveaway! It ends Wednesday at midnight EST!

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