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This Ole Thang

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Shopped this entire outfit straight from my closet! It’s time to tighten the purse strings and get on a shopping diet STAT. This denim vest has been my go-to outfit topper. Been throwing it over pretty much everything, including this outfit. Dan and I were on a tight schedule which meant walking the dog while taking outfit photos #twobirdsonestone. We’ve gotten the OOTD shoots on lockdown.

TGIF people! Have an amazing weekend!
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Dan  dislikes this tank today as much as he did the first time I wore it. Why, you ask? We shoot with a Canon and here I am wearing a Nikon tank. To be honest, I didn’t even notice this minor detail when I whisked it off the rack. But here’s the thing. There are times where I am reviewing pics and notice that my necklace was crooked or my shirt wasn’t sitting right. And in a very annoyed tone, I ask Dan why he didn’t tell me or fix me up before snapping the photo? He always answers that he didn’t notice yet he somehow noticed the brand on my tank? Come on Dan, step up your game! But even through all this, he still treated me to dinner and a movie #truelove. We met up with our friends and saw Jurassic World in 3D! Don’t get me wrong, this one was good, but nothing beats the first one.
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Just Do It Later

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I do not consider myself a procrastinator. Why put off until tomorrow what can be done today? But as I am getting older (I turn 34 this year..eek!), I realize that there are much more important things in life than checking things off my to-do list or stressing out about work. I have my health, family and friends. I am one lucky and thankful gal. So let’s throw some caution to the wind! Stop and smell the roses (or peonies). Call your mom. Go to dinner with your friends. Tell your significant other you love them. Feed your dog table scraps. To hell with those lists. It’s OK to “Just Do It Later”. Who’s with me?
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From Cubicle to Cocktails

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Now that summer is finally in full swing, my after-work social calendar is ramping up. And by ramping up, I mean going from zero to one 😉 This translates to spending a few extra minutes in the AM carefully planning my outfit that will take me from cubicle to cocktail hour. So on top of making sure I don’t sweat to death going to and from work or freezing in my cube, I don’t want to look like I came straight from the office.

Dresses are definitely my go to during these warm weather days. And by know, you know I am a fit and flare type of gal. So when this dress came up during one of my online shopping escapades, it was a must have: the print, the colors and the silhouette are perfection. For the work portion of the day, I paired the dress with this embellished cardi (for warmth) to highlight the yellow hue that subtly pops up in the paint strokes. I tend to belt my cardis to cinch the waist as to not lose the ‘fit’ part of the dress. Once that clock strikes five, I ditched them both to shed that cube look.
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Jersey Girl

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I hope you don’t think any less of me from what I am about to tell you next. It’s true, I do like the movie Jersey Girl. I’m a sucker for Rom-Com and the little girl in the movie was adorable. But to set the record straight, I was not on team Bennifer. So aside from the movie, I am an even bigger fan of jersey dresses. Theses summer days are getting hotter and stickier and what’s easier than throwing on a lightweight jersey dress? I would stick them in the ‘one piece wonder‘ category. However, unlike it’s bretheren, the romper, I don’t have to get half naked just to use the little girls room. That is a MAJOR plus in my book. Oh, and the price on this number makes it a must have!
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