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Sunny Side Up

Westward Leaning_Olio_Old Navy_M.Gemi_cover

When traveling internationally, I always keep my eyes peeled for brands/designers/stores that are native to that location. So while I was in India, I would ask co-workers where they shop, brands they liked, designers they loved. I also did some research on my own by picking up fashion mags such as Vogue India. It actually was on my way back to the US that I discovered Olio.
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Tassels & Lavender

Westward Leaning_Zacasha_LA Made_James Jeans_cover

Last year, I did a post featuring one of my fave and comfiest tees. That particular outfit had two strikes against it in Dan’s eyes. 1) it was too loose ‘flowy’ and 2) ‘what’s the deal with the droopy pocket?’ He always referred to it as my drug-pocket tee. But really, what does one put in a silly little pocket like that? So when it was go-time to shoot this outfit, he rolled his eyes. Another drug pocket tee? Yes, Dan, yet another ‘too flowy’ top with a pocket that isn’t very useful. But what it lacks in functionality, it makes up in softness.  How pretty is this lavender hue?
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All Eyes On You

Firmoo Optical

Dan and I have been undergoing a major house renovation. In preparation for our move to the new place, we are packing up our 725 sq foot condo. While I was India, Dan’s responsibility was to sell off our furniture. He found a buyer for my dresser, which meant he had the tall task of clearing it out. So that evening, when I got home from work, I checked in with Dan. The first few sentences all started with, ” you have a lot of _____”. I’m sure you can fill in the blanks. But the one that took him by surprise was,” how many pairs of sunglasses do you have?!” I mean really, how many is too many (and please don’t answer this question)?
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Camel Cable Knit

Vineyard Vines_Old Navy_Goccia_cover

Guys. I did it. I finally broke the gray sweater spell! I swapped in this cozy, camel colored, cable knit sweater with pockets. I don’t know what it is about pockets, but slap it onto any piece of clothing and I’ll go ga-ga for it. So when my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted this never been worn hand-me-down, I gladly took it off her friend’s hands. Apparently, my MIL and her friends frequent a Vineyard Vines warehouse sale annually. Her friend bought this sweater for her daughter and it ended up being to0 small for her. Which means, it’s a total score for me!
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