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What I've Been Wearing

This outfit contains many of my current favorites. The top is a recent "just because" gift from Jeremy's aunts, which already makes it special, but I also adore it's crochet details - unfortunately, the details are a little hard to see in pictures. The pants are also fairly new and are so comfortable that I find myself wearing them all the time. The shoes are a happy souvenir our from our recent NYC trip - I picked them up at a sidewalk sale for only $10! 

shirt: gift/jcrew factory, pant: loft, shoes: restricted, bracelets: old 

shirt: target, skirt: vintage/hand-me-down, shoes: dsw, bracelet: diy 

I'm a bit sad that the polka-dot trend faded so quickly. Luckily, trends have never been my top concern while planning an outfit. Since I still think they are lot of fun I will probably continue to wear them for a while. 

dress: hand-me-down, scarf: target, shoes: restricted

I threw a cardigan over this dress during church, which saved me for a bit of an embarrassing fashion faux-pa. Jeremy had gone away for a men's retreat that weekend so I didn't have him to help zip me up in the back. I meant to ask Big Buddy but in the rush to get us all out the door on my own - I wanted to show Jeremy I could be on time even without him! - I forgot. Luckily, I found the AC to be freezing as usual, and wore my sweater all morning.

scarf: vintage, belt: thrift, necklace: francesca's, dress: old navy, shoes + cardigan: target
fyi - this dress is currently marked down to $20 - find it here

I wore this outfit to the wedding we attend this past weekend. I had planned to wear the same outfit (a lace pink dress) that I wore to a weeding we attended early this summer. Jeremy, however, made me second guess myself when he pointed out that while the locations were hundreds of miles apart, there were a handful of guests that would be the same. At first I laughed at him, - "nobody would remember what we wore, do you remember what anyone other than the bride and groom wore?" - but eventually I succumbed to doubts and chose to go with this navy dress instead. I don't adore it as much as I do the lace one but I did enjoy mixing in the greens. The skirt of this dress also has great swing too, which made dancing all the more fun. 

necklace + bracelets: old, dress: carson's/old, belt: thrift, bag: gift, shoes: dsw

Want more? Check out these link parties to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes: Watch What I'm WearingSunday Style,  Monday MingleStyle Sessions, What I Wore Wednesday, and Dress for the Day. 


  1. Such an adorable eyelet dress. It's my fave of the three :) Such bright and fun color, too!

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    1. Thanks! It's become one of my go to pieces this summer. Old Navy continues to surprise with their amazing "treasures.

  2. Love your blog! The blue dress combination is so cool! You are adorable and the orange dress is super cute too!

  3. 3 cute dresses! And I'm with you - I'm not big on dropping a print I love (like polka dots!!) just because it's not the hottest at the moment. Besides, when are polka dots ever wrong? ;)

    1. Thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only who not giving up polka dots :)

  4. Oh I am loving that first outfit! The green shoes are the perfect touch. Are polka dots out now? I hope not because I love them! I'll just pretend I'm blissfully unaware. :)

    Style of One's Own

  5. Love the orange dress! Super cute :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  6. I love all of your bright shoes! So great! That orange dress looks amazing on you too!!

    Stopping over from The Pleated Poppy!

  7. Love all the outfits! If you got a chance, please link up to my linky party:

  8. These outfits are all so darling! Thanks for sharing :)

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx


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