Go Fly a Kite

The title today has nothing to do with my outfit and everything to do with the weather we had on Sunday: WINDY! A kite would have been a nice little accessory but I just about needed both hands to keep my hair out of my face. 😉

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Oh well!

I mentioned on Monday my new sponsor, Very Jane. This is where I picked up the extra long tank you see peeking out from under this open knit tunic/dress. These are so versatile because you can wear them stretched all the way down, or ruched up. I love them. I ordered them in black, white and red.

(Casual) Stripes+Leopard

Here’s yet another stripes and leopard combo! And you saw it in a dressier version last August (my phone won’t allow me to insert the link, ugh). In this look, I opted to pair the striped top and belt with skinnies and flats and a more casual necklace.
I wore this Easter Sunday to a casual family gathering. We went to Easter services at our church on Saturday night and I’ll share that outfit later as it was raining Saturday and I couldn’t get outfit photos then.

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top: Green Envelope via Marshall’s; skinnies: Delia’s; belt: Marshall’s; flats: Jessica Simpson; necklace: Premier Designs; watch: Michael Kors

I found out I have a hole in these flats after having owned them for years now. I am so sad. I can’t seem to find any other leopard flats that I like online in my budget. Plus, I have to be careful about shoes because my feet are wide at the toe joints and some shoes can be plain uncomfortable because of it. Trying flats on before buying is almost a must. But if you have any leopard flat recommendations, let me know!
Also, can we talk about my wild hair? I really don’t know what to do with it at this point. I’m letting it grow out and it is so annoying at this stage. The back has no shape anymore and the right side is constantly trying to flip out. A flat iron makes it worse. I just wish my hair would grow already. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at hair extensions on Amazon.com. Can we say desperate!?
Anyhoo, before I go here’s a photo of my kiddos and the bunch of us from Easter Sunday. I think it’s like an unwritten rule you have to take a family photo on Easter. My IG feed was blowing up with everyone’s family pics; I loved it! I didn’t share one on IG, so these are exclusive! 😉

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These are straight out of the camera, no edits. Do you like my step-dad’s head photobombing the pic in the glass door?

(Casual) Stripes+Leopard

Well it’s definitely Spring. It’s announced its arrival with the thick velvety blanket of yellow pollen all over everything. *ACHOO*! Pollen and allergies aside, the temperatures have been amazing. We had a fantastic cloud free weekend with temps in the 70′s. It. was. perfect!
I went shopping for shoes with my mom on Saturday evening; walking shoes for my Israel trip and work flats for her. While we were in Belk, I spotted these striped tops in the Junior department and knew they would be perfect for Israel. Elbow length sleeve and not too fitted. I ended up buying this one and a mint color. I wore this ensemble to church and grocery shopping on Sunday.

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top: Belk, skirt: Body Central (old), shoes: Dolce Vita for Target (old), watch: Michael Kors, ring: Kohl’s,
necklace: no brand agate slice necklace

This is a different look for me. I’ve owned this skirt for about 5 years and although I love it, I have a hard time loving it on me or loving it with anything in my closet. I wasn’t 100% sure I liked this top with it but didn’t have time to hem and haw so I just went with it. It was super comfy.
I wanted the shirt to fit loose, so I bought a size up in it. The material is so light, soft and stretchy. It’s going to be perfect for my trip.

Animal Instincts

This weekend was a total whirlwind. We were so busy with stuff it was Sunday evening before I knew it. I typically take my outfit photos on Saturday or Sunday at sunset. Rayna and I had a Girl Scout event from 2-4 pm Sunday after church then we went grocery shopping. By the time we were heading to the car, the sun was dipping behind the horizon and I realized I’d not taken outfit photos for this week. So I did what I had to do. We drove up behind Target, ran through the over grown weeds and prickly burs, and took photos with my phone (so please excuse the quality) with the little bit of daylight that was left. My poor child got prickly burs stuck in her tights lol.

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As I mentioned, we had a Girl Scout event to go to after church. I didn’t really think through that what I was wearing to church, I’d also have to wear to the event. Needless to say, I was a tad over dressed. HAHA All the other moms were wearing jeans and tshirts.
Oh well.

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vest: Shade Clothing (on clearance now, all sizes available!), dress: F21 (old, last seen here), necklace: an old deal of the day site, tights: Sock Dreams, boots: Steve Madden via 6pm.com, ring: Rue21

Cowgirl Up

Today’s look is very different from what I normally wear. There’s four things going on here that you typically won’t see me sporting: a ponytail, long earrings, button up shirts, and plaid.
A coworker of mine brought a few things to work that her daughter didn’t want anymore and I snagged this green plaid shirt-dress. It was from the Old Navy clearance rack and still had the tag on it. It was a little too short for my liking so I tied it up, cut the belt loops off, and made it a shirt. It made me feel all cowgirl, so I pulled my hair back into a pony and added the boots. (read to the end for a surprise visit from my mini me!)

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shirt/shirt-dress: Old Navy {similar}; tank: Target; jeans: Marc Alan; boots: Justin; bracelets: gifted; watch: Michael Kors; earrings and ring: Premier Designs

I normally wait until sunset to take my photos, but because I had to take them earlier this week the sun wasn’t quite right. The top photo wasn’t the best color or quality of the bunch, but turned out to be the best overall. To make up for it, I’ve added two more close ups :) ha
Because Rayna was wearing her boots that day too, I took her pic for the blog. I thought she looked presh.
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hair: braid waves; cropped sweater: Kiddo by Katie from Marshall’s; tank: Justice from Marshall’s; skinnies: Marshall’s; boots: Target

Hope you like our look! Do you like wearing western style boots?