Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blush + Dust

This week is Indy Burger Week and I couldn't wait to check out some of the local burger scene.  I grabbed a girlfriend and we hit a spot close to home featuring some cheap local brews and a yummy pulled pork covered burger.  In preparation for this feast I knew I needed something comfortable and stretchy a la Thanksgiving attire.  I had all but forgotten about this top (check out the last time I featured it back in 2010!), but when I found it buried in the back of  my closet I immediately thought it would look great with my blush pleated skirt from Banana Republic.  Toss on some sandals and I was ready to strap on the ole feedbag.  How delish does this look?
The featured burger from Hop Cat in Broad Ripple

Top|Limited   Skirt|Banana Republic   Sandals|xhiliration   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Kenneth Cole


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

So 70s

I'm a bit of a problem solver.  Hair kind of greasy and limp from humidity?  Put a hat on it.  Makeup melty from the heat?  Sunglasses fix it all.  Boom.  I'm typically not a hat person, but when you have a bad hair day you have no choice!  The hat paired well with the 70s throwback flares and bright orange I chose for the day, so win win!
Top|Old Navy   Jeans|Mossimo   Bag|Market in Italy   Hat|Borrowed   Belt|Merona   Sunglasses|Vogue


Monday, June 20, 2016

Summertime

Thanks to early morning facebook check ins I am aware that today is the first day of Summer.  Can you think of a better summer outfit than this?  White eyelet sundress, hot pink cape and turquoise pumps.  The fact that I could only stomach shooting pictures for about 4 minutes before my face started to melt off my hair went limp is also pretty indicative that my third favorite season (sorry winter, you know you're a loser) is now upon us!
Dress|Style   Vest & Belt|Macy's   Shoes|Bandolino  Bag|Coach   Bag|Coach 




Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ask the Weatherman

I'll admit that I rarely look at the forecast before deciding what to wear.   When I was a kid in the Spring I would ask my mom every day if it was warm enough to wear shorts.  Every day she would tell me yes or no until one day she got sick of me asking and told me to go watch the weatherman.  I never did (sorry Mom)!

Yesterday I learned two very valuable life lessons.  1) Don't wear leather when it's 90 degrees out. 2) Don't wear leather when rain is forecasted.  I was hit with two waves of fashion regret even though I genuinely love this skirt.  I was hot hot hot the second I stepped outside, and later got caught in a torrential downpour (even with an umbrella) and was soaked. Lesson learned: always check with the weatherman before getting dressed! 
Top|WhoWhatWear for Target   Skirt&Belt|The Limited   Clutch|Coach   Pumps|Jessica Simpson



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Forever 30


In the words of Buddy the Elf: "I'm in love! I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!"  Because hello, please look at this romper/dress hybrid I snagged for less than 30 bucks!  Any guesses where this little beauty is from?  I'll give you a clue: I am about 9 years too old to shop there.  It was worth wading through the teens to come out with this bad boy.  I swear if someone made a Forever 30 I would shop there daily.  It would have comfortable heels, work appropriate dresses and maybe some not gross sweatpants for Netflix and Chill dates.  A girl can dream...

Romper|Forever 21   Heels|Aldo   Bag|olive+joy   Sunglasses|Ray-Ban





Monday, June 6, 2016

Twirl Girl

I think there is a written rule out there somewhere that states that anyone wearing a full skirt must do at least one twirl.  What's the point of such a fantastic skirt if you can't have a little fun with it?!  I have a few long full skirts and love the way the breeze catches them and how the flare out when I take my obligatory daily twirl. 

I'll let you in on another secret (aside from my compulsion to spin around in skirts like a 4 year old).  This is another example of how to wear a dress as a top.  It couldn't be any easier.  Step one: put on a dress.  Step two) Put on a skirt over the dress.  Boom.  Easy peasy mac and cheesy!  Here is a look at the dress when worn (ahem) like a dress.
Top (dress)|Alfani   Skirt|Limited   Sandals|Mossimo   Clutch|Macy's   Sunglasses|Ivanka Trump 






Friday, June 3, 2016

Dressed Down

Does anyone else ever have those days where getting dressed up is the last thing on your mind?  After not working for nearly two weeks I didn't have the brain power to put together a chic or unique outfit.  It was all I could do to grab a dress and boots, so that was that!  This is my "first day back at work" look, and I'm just happy I'm not wearing my robe and slippers!
Dress|Alfani   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Coach   Sunglasses|Italy