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What I've Been Wearing

Last Sunday I met my family at church after being away at the women's retreat all weekend; Jeremy and I didn't discuss what we'd be wearing, but this still happened. We somehow end up unintentionally matching a lot. In fact, a couple weekends ago, when Jeremy was at the Men's retreat, we both showed up to church wearing orange. People are starting to's a bit's also a lot of fun! 

dress: c/o eshakti, shoes: restricted, cardigan: gap

shirt: old navy, skirt: banana republic, shoes: thrift, necklace: gift

We are experiencing a bit of a cold front in the midwest right now. It feels very odd to be out and about in July, in jeans and a sweater, and still be cold. I'm not ready for summer to be over so hopefully the weather warms up soon. 

I'm cracking up in the picture below because despite how much I enjoy documenting my outfits I cannot deny the ridiculousness of it all. Sometimes when the posing gets to be just a little too awkward all you can do is laugh. 

cardigan + jeans: gap, shirt: old navy, shoes: restricted via dsw, bracelets: target + thrift

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. You guys are on the same wave length! Cute looks. Love the stripes.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  2. Loving all of your looks! Especially the plaid dress, lace top and saddle shoes. So cute! My husband hates it when we accidentally match, I think it's funny though. :)
    Stopping by from wwiw linkup!

  3. OooOoO really love the second and third outfits! SOOOOOO cute! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  4. That first dress is fabulous!

  5. How adorable you two are!

    Love all the outfits, especially that first dress.

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  6. Love the plaid dress! It looks so retro.

  7. Ok, I'm obsessing over everything you've been wearing. You are the cutest thing!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions.

    Lauren xx

  8. That's ADORABLE that you guys match (unintentionally). I LOVE the coral and navy - fab combo!! And I personally am ADORING the cool front moving through - 70 degree days are DREAMY!!


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