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Heat Wave!

Taking advantage of this heat wave we’re having, I decided to wear a new skirt from Modcloth in a bright green color with a white tee and cardigan.  I fear it is the last chance I’ll have to wear it this year, but was lucky I was able to fit it in the rotation.  While I love the fit and color of the skirt, I’m not thrilled with the very wrinkle prone fabric which is a blend of linen and polyester.  The cute bow won me over in the end.

Green skirt

Where to buy the skirt: Musee Rodin Skirt – ModCloth $34.99

White after Labor Day!

A part of me wanted to break an antiquated fashion rule today and wear white the day immediately following Labor Day.  It gave me a chance to wear the new teal blouse from my latest Stitch Fix and pair it with these amazingly comfortable white knit jeans.  Following the advice on the card that came with this blouse I pulled out my blue chunky necklace from Banana Republic and an old silver bangle.  Perfect outfit for breaking rules, and comfortable for a day back at work after a nice long weekend.

Teal blouse white jeans


Gathered Waist Dress

The weather here has been extremely humid and muggy.  The temperatures haven’t been all that high, but I hate that muggy feeling when the humidity is in the 90% range.  I decided to wear something on the cooler side to try to stay comfortable at work, and picked this dress and jewel toned cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft.  At first I was going to wear a pair of black sandals but decided to play off of the blue in the cardigan and wear these blue heels instead.  I felt very polished and professional.

gathered waist dress

Where to get the look:

Side Shirred dress – Ann Taylor Loft $69.50, currently 50% off

3/4 sleeve pima cotton cardigan – Ann Taylor Loft $44.50, currently 50% off

Week of Polka Dots Comes to an End

I was almost able to finish out my week of polka dots, but ran out of viable options after Thursday.  This was the new red with white polka dot dress I wore on Thursday.  Red with white polka dots, being my second favorite pattern right after navy with white.

red polka dot dress
red polka dot dress

The Dress: Day After Day Dress by Emily and Fin – Modcloth $99.99

On Friday I wore one of the tops I kept from my last Tog + Porter box paired with an older dusty rose jacket and some white capri jeans.

tog and porter top
tog and porter top

The Shoes: Nine West Quetu – Macys $62.30

Polka Dots Part 2

I didn’t even realize it when I picked this dress out yesterday morning, but it also has polka dots.  Maybe I’ll try for a week of polka dots?  I bought this dress last year from Shabby Apple and love the adorable Peter Pan collar and swingy skirt.  (See the second “action” photo.)  The lovely mint color is set off by the white polka dots and I felt a bit like a walking confection.  The fitted upper half combined with the swingy skirt work perfect for a pear shape and helped to balance me out.  I love this dress.

Shabby Apple One For My Baby
Mint polka dot dress
Shabby Apple One For My Baby
Swingy skirt!


The Dress:  “One for my Baby” from the Twin Palms Collection at Shabby Apple – $68 on sale, also comes in a nice blue color.