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There is a young teenager at our church that has these shoes. I'd noticed them a couple times before but hadn't had the chance to tell her we were "twins". Then, after service this past weekend, her Mom came up and told me she was excited that she had the same shoes as "the cool lady". It left me feeling flattered and, for some reason, old at the same time - maybe because now I'm a "lady" and moms talk to me but teenagers don't. 

jacket + belt + shirt: thrift, pants: anthropologie, shoes: restricted via dsw

Black, white, green is quickly becoming one of my favorite color combinations.

cardigan: target, dress: old navy, shoes: dsw, necklace: f21

I wore this outfit to galavant around Chicago and was pleasantly surprised with how well the skirt held up. Not only did it stay wrinkle fee all day but after taking a little pit stop at a beach the sand brushed right off. 

shirt: old, sweater: thrift, skirt: hand-me-down (anthropologie), shoes: florence 

shirt: anthropologie, skirt: gap, shoes: gift, belt: thrift

Both the dress and shoes in this outfit are old - over five years old. The dress is one my favorites but I don't wear it much anymore because it's starting to show a little wear - I hope to keep it for a bit longer. The shoes are ones I got when I found out Big Buddy was going to be a boy. Together they made a perfect date outfit. 

cardigan: gap, dress: anthropologie: old, shoes: aldo (old), bracelets: target + diy
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. Aww, you're definitely the cool lady! I know what you mean about feeling old. I teach third grade and they're always making me feel ancient. Love your outfits!

    1. Thanks Tiffany! It's funny how quickly "old" sneaks up on you.

  2. The red dress is absolutely lovely on you - hope it does last you a bit longer ;)

  3. Hi there, found you on the link-up! THAT RED DRESS IS THE BUSINESS. NEver get rid of it….let it fall apart right before your eyes, it is absolutely stunning. And love the shoes in the first pic as well. You have amazing cheekbones. SO jealous.

    1. You are too sweet! I think I'll follow you advice on the dress.

  4. That red dress is gorgeous! Love it :)

    By the way, I've updated my blog with a new post. I'd love for you to swing by :)

  5. I love the red dress, too! All your outfits looked great - i can definitely see why you're the "cool lady". And really, to teenagers, any one over the age of 20 is considered old!!

  6. I'm loving your anthropologie skirt. So lovely!

    Have a great week!


  7. Those shoes are awesome! I totally want to join the matching shoes club ;) It's always refreshing to get complimented by teenagers since they're often not impressed by anything haha.
    Love that pleated skirt with the sweater too! So romantic and cozy.

  8. Love the skirt with the sweater! At least she said the cool lady she could have used a multitude Lther adjectives hahaha

    The shoes are great!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  9. I love the shoes in the first outfit - I've been thinking about getting a similar pair. You may have convinced me!

  10. Hi there, I found you through one of the link parties. All of your outfits are pretty. I love that red dress!

    Have a great week!


  11. I'm feelin' that pleated skirt! SO pretty!

  12. loving all the outfit, but the red dress is my fav!!!!

  13. That red Anthropologie dress is so pretty.


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