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This dress was a birthday day gift from some of my in-laws. I love it - they know me very well. 

SUNDAY earrings: target, sweater: thrift, dress: gift (francesca's collection) shoes: dew

The last several weeks have been so crazy that I haven't had time to make it into the salon. Hoping to go in sometime this week as my hair is a little bit out of control.  I'm leaning toward growing it back out again. Short has been fun but I'm starting to miss the option of a ponytail. Any opinions?

TUESDAY earrings & bracelet: target, shirt & belt & skirt: thrift, shoes: florence

I've shared before how much I like these shoes; unfortunately, Little Lady feels the same way. Whenever I put them on she asks that I take them off and then happily wears them around the house. That morning when she asked I said 'no' and since we strongly believe in following through on our words, I couldn't back down despite the major tantrum she threw. It was not pretty! I am predicting some drama at our house when we start wearing the same size. 

WEDNESDAY shirt & belt & shorts: thrift, shoes: gift (kohls)

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  1. That blue striped dress is pretty, but I LOVE the green skirt and floral top! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

    P.S. Now following your cute blog!

  2. Love the stripe dress and cardi! So cute! ;)
    My niece used to steal my shoes when she was a toddler. Every time I sat down and took my shoes off she would run off with them! ;) Every. Single. Time. ;) Thankfully I have a little boy so my shoes are safe. ;)

  3. Love love love the mixed stripes!!!

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  4. How cute is that striped dress?! Uh oh, sounds like you have a little fashionista in the making :) I'm a new follower!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I love that you mixed those stripes!! hmm I might have to hunt down some stripes in my closet! That green skirt is gorgeous! Would be great with boots too for Fall!!! Thanks for linking up!


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  6. love the dress!! and the third outfit. so lovely, chick and simple :)


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