look of the day

Casual in his button down, shorts and loafers

Afternoon late lunch with the hubs at our favorite seafood place in Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Fish Market.  I was in a be comfortable mood but not as casual as denim and a tee so I put on these Bermuda shorts and a mans white button down with some white patent leather loafers.  Besides this thing I have for pockets in everything 😉 I love white button downs and let me tell you, you can get a sharp name brand shirt in the men’s department at Marshall’s or TJMaxx for less than what you would pay for a woman’s button down at almost any store.  Case in point, I got this crisp white shirt for $14.99!

By the way, we had mussels and ginger crusted salmon for our lunch with salads and a key lime pie for dessert.  Yumminess!

 

Until next time ♥

 

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Shirt – Men’s department at Marshall’s Van Heusen

Shorts – Banana Republic here , here or similar here

Shoes – Cole Haan old pair mine try here

Purse – Old crossbody of mine from Fossil

Maxi dress and cardigan

The maxi dress; that opposite of the mini.  They can be very comfortable and great for when the weather warms up to wear with sandals or heels…or if you are really lucky, to walk barefoot along the beach in.   It was a nice but windy day so I threw on a cardigan as the steady breeze made it a bit chilly for bare arms and it is a deep v-neck spaghetti strap dress.  This maxi is a jersey knit which means excellent for packing.  I have rolled this dress up a few times to take on get aways and it pops right out of my carry on bag ready to go!

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Until next time ♥

Dress – Ann Taylor Loft (old mine) similar here and here

Shoes – Prada cork strappy sandals (old pair mine sold out) try here and here

Cardigan – J Crew (old mine)  here

Shift dress with denim jacket

This is an old short sleeved shift dress with pockets (I love all things with pockets! even my wedding dress had pockets) that I wore with a denim jacket.  It is a very comfortable slip over your head style.  At first I was concerned about how short it was but with encouragement from the spouse I wear it with chunky heels, wedges or sandals confidently and comfortably.

 

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Until next time ♥

 

Shop the look:

Anthropologie dress (old mine): Similar here  here and here

Gap denim jacket here

Stuart Weitzman platforms (old no longer sold):   Similar here and here

Sheath Dress with Cardigan and Peep Toe Pumps

Shift or sheath…I get them confused sometimes but I believe that the shift dress has pretty much straight lines while the sheath has more shaping to it which means this happy yellow number is an empire waist sheath dress.  Thank you Google!  But back to the look here.  It was a warm and sunny day for a change and I felt like wearing a dress that made me feel happy and spring like so I pulled this number out of the closet.

I love the bright yellow of this sun dress which I topped with a 3/4 sleeve cardigan, threw on my peep toe pumps and went out for lunch with the hubs.

Until next time ♥

 

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Dress – Trina Turk (mine old) try here and here

Shoes – Prada nude peep toe similar here , here and here

Cardigan – Ann Taylor (mine old) try here and here

Chambray kind of day

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable as well as stylish and this BR chambray shirt and 7 for all Mankind bootcut jean outfit fit the bill for me.  By the way, does anyone know the difference between flare and boot cut?  Curious.  I was going to wear a lighter colored shirt with the jeans but as I was going out to eat I just knew that if I wore a silk shirt or anything lighter in color that I would be a victim of Murphy’s Law and get it messy – never fails.  So I went with this jewel embellished collar chambray shirt instead.

These jeans came ridiculously long and I had to have them hemmed which took away quite a bit of the boot cut but in order to keep some of that I had to leave them a bit long which means heels must be worn so that they don’t drag on the ground.  I actually took these Prada clogs with me to the tailor to wear when they were marking off where to hem the jeans.

 

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Wanting to stay causal I took my little Fendi bag with me.  What I love about this bag is that you can wear it cross body or if you remove the long strap you can wear it as a handbag or even a clutch.  I like multiple usage!

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Until next time ♥

 

Shop the look:

Jeans – 7 for all mankind bootcut   here and here

Shirt – Old one of mine from Banana Republic  similar here and here

Shoes – Prada patent leather blush cork clogs no longer sold  similar here and here

The Prada clogs but in white

Lipstick – MAC Cremesheen Pretty Boy here

Purse – Fendi Zucca no longer sold

Spring is confused again!

Last weekend we were in the 80’s and it was glorious!  Today I wake up to upper 40’s and cloudy skies.  So it was back in the closet for my reliable old leather jacket.  To lift my mood from the weather being grey and chilly again, I threw on a pearl necklace and my Tory Burch glitter ballet flats.  These flats always make me feel like I could click my heels together and repeat – there’s no place like a warm beach!

And what’s not to like about a comfy pair of distressed boyfriend jeans with a long shirt on top; casual, comfortable and stylish.  Plus, the jeans were purchased last year on clearance.  Love sales!

Until next time ♥

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Shop the look:

Leather jacket (old) Wilsons Leather – Similar here and here

Banana Republic shirt – Similar here and here

Gap Jeans – Similar here and here

Tory Burch Ballet Flats – Similar here and here

 

 

 

 

Flared Overalls

Overalls on adult women is a look that you either love or you don’t.  I’ve had a few pair in my time but this style is a first for me.  These Flea Market Flares from Madewell are as their name states – flares!  And unlike the old overalls from the past, these are cut to hug a woman’s curves; not too tight not too loose.  I love the silhouette these overalls create.

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The amount of flare is just right for me but even at my average height, I have to wear wedges with these overalls else they will drag the ground.  I could have them hemmed but that would take away part of the flare which kind of defeats the purpose, right?  So with these it’s wedges or platforms for footwear.  We were heading out on a “date” so instead of going casual with a tee shirt, I dressed the look up a bit with a white fitted mans shirt; sleeves rolled up and unbuttoned just so.  And I’m almost never without my Fitbit HR on my wrist.  Steps count no matter where I’m stepping to.

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Until next time ♥

 

Overalls:  Flea Market Flares from Madewell  here  Similar here and here

Mens White Dress Shirt Old (You could wear a ladies button down as well):  Similar here and here

Fitbit HR here

Steve Madden Slingback Wedges my old pair in blush.  Here is a picture of what they look like since the flares pretty much covered them in the photos.

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Similar here  here and here