Hot Pink Shift

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Things have been all-over-the-place crazy since getting back from Japan late Saturday night. I pretty much slept all day yesterday…with some intermittent Netflix watching as well. But it’s been a process getting myself back in gear and adjusted! But hey, I think it’s safe to say that 14-hour time different is the real deal and will for sure take it out of you.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I wanted to share this Kate Spade New York outfit post featuring their new Cedar Street Harmony Crossbody bag – I LOVE the size!


Grey Shift Dress

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This little t-shirt dress has been SUCH a staple for me these last few weeks. Not only is it a super easy throw on, but it’s also comfortable AND easy to dress up OR down. I’ve also worn it with my VANS and Birkenstocks :)

You may remember when I wore it on my trip to visit my friend Rebecca in DC?! (Photo below)

And I wore it on the plane ride when I went home to Baton Rouge to see my family – except in another color way. (Photo below)

All in all, it’s an excellent find! But if hours short, be sure to get the petite so it fits shorter like this :)


Check Cotton Button up

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Coral Stripe Linen Blend Top

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Normally, I wouldn’t be a big fan of a short sleeved shirt because I would worry about sweating (ha, don’t judge but it’s true). However this one is different because, although it may look like the shirt has sleeves, they’re more like “cal sleeves” and leave plenty of room for air during the heat of the summer.

AND I love how the shirt is a cotton-linen (mostly linen) blend – so it’s super light and airy! All in all, I’m a huge fan :)

Okay and also, can we talk about these jeans? I feel like I’ve literally been wearing them ON REPEAT this summer. And the best part is that they’re only $54. I don’t usually have luck with cheaper white (or rather any denim) jeans but I just got luck with these and they work! LOVE them. I needed another pair of white jeans because mine kept getting so dirty and was like…hmm I’ll give these a shot. My only complaint with these is that there is no pocket (fake front pockets!) but other than that, they’re GREAT.


Stripe Poncho

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Baby Blue Stripes

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been just a little bit all over the place. And as a result, I’ve had quite a few outfit posts that have gotten backed up. Basically, I’ve been sitting on a bunch of outfits because I haven’t been sitting at my desk as much….and so I haven’t done the whole photos-to-blog-post process.

Anyway, I’m making up for missing a few days LAST week by double posting on a few days this week :) Hope that’s alright with you.

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Sleeveless Tie Neck Dress

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First of all, this dress had me at sleeveless and swing style – a great sleeveless swing dress is literally right up my ally. And then the white tie bow at the neck? SOLD!

And it’s so cute on – I love that it would be dressed up for church but also wouldn’t be too fancy or anything for dinner with friends or even with flats to run errands around town.

PS: check back later today for a second outfit post that will go live at 12 central!


Blue Off The Shoulder Top

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This past week I’ve been so OFF my game when it comes to my blog (sorry friends). I feel like everything I’ve posted (via blog and instagram) has been a last minute thing and something I just ended up throwing together and not putting much thought into. In other words, I think it’s safe to say that my heart has been elsewhere lately.

So where has my heart (slash head) been this past week? Well honestly, it’s been all over the place (of course there are other ‘LIFE’ things going on that are occupying my mind and such)…but I think my mind and heart have mostly been focused on my upcoming mission trip.  I leave Thursday for Japan. Woah, that’s like SO SOON.

I’m going to spend today (hopefully) getting my life and BTD (and my car + laundry + etc.) back on track – or at least take steps in the right direction. Wish me luck and I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

Oh, and I need to let y’all know about those 12 books I ordered since so many of you asked after this instagram. I’ll get to that to….adding it to my to-do list now :)

PS: I have a few of my fave faith-based books and resources on the #beSTILLbeBRIGHT page here….(and I try to update it regularly.)


Sleeveless Stripe Tank

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oh hey, it’s that same top I ALWAYS wear! Recognize it?!

Yeah so like I mentioned in Monday’s post (blue and white striped tank) and then last week’s post (black & white striped tank) too, I’ve got a serious thing for sleeveless tanks. This one right here has done me realllll good this summer :)


Striped Dress and Vest

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I’m always game for another stripe dress.

Sorry closet, but they ALL serve different purposes and we need to make room for all of them. K?! Great! Thanks!

Like this one has sleeves and the material is a little thicker and I like the high neck and the thickness of the stripes. You see? There really are SO many variables that go into a striped dress. Who’s with me?!

And this vest, I love it. I have the topshop one from a few seasons back, but this one feels nicer and better and I think looks better all around. So bottom line is it’s a winner :)


Baby Blue Stripe Shark Bite Tank

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Is it obvious that all I ever want to wear is jeans and something somewhat oversized (and preferably sleeveless if it’s over 100 degrees) ALL the time?! Probably so.

And if it’s not a top and jeans, then I’m probably wearing a thin strap (like this one) or sleeveless swing-ish (like this one!) dress because that’s about all I can handle in the heat.

Needless to say, I’ve got a very large supply of sleeveless, loose-fitting tops (like this winner right here) and so hopefully you’re a fan…because they’re not going anywhere :)

Oh, and this one’s only $26, so that’s nice.


Popover Plaid and Jorts

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Stripe Tank

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I’m looking at these photos and giggling a little because I have no idea why I look so serious in all of these? Like, what? That’s so NOT me (ha!) but I think Kristen and I might have been talking about something kinda on the heavy side maybe? Which is usually NOT the case (hence the often cracking up photos you usually see).

But anyways, let’s talk about this tank. It’s pretty great and kind of reminds me of that blue and white striped one that you all loved so much (the one I wore on instagram a few times – like here).

There’s not really much else I can say except that it’s BOMB dot com, you should get it, and I’ve got a feeling it might sell out soon maybe? It’s $44 and comes in 3 colors (I already have 2 color ways…) so yeah, have an awesome day peeps! see ya tomorrow :)



Cobalt Tank and Sandals

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Ok but really tho. Is it obvious how obsessed I am with this top? I seriously feel like I wear it ALL the time. But that’s just because it’s SUCH a great basic and maybe also because I have it in like 4 colors and actually just ordered 2 more (oops!)

What can I say, it’s just THAT great and looks good with so many things! I’ll include a few more looks where I wore the same top at the bottom of this post if you’re interested!



coral pleated midi skirt

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I love love love this skirt and have worn it at any chance I’ve gotten to over the past few weeks.

It’s so fun and festive and feminine and just makes me feel…pretty and girly. I wore it to one of my best friends’ rehearsal dinners and got SO many compliments (see photo below!). But regardless, I just love it.

It’s actually part of the Cupcakes & Cashmere collection – have you seen her new line? She did such a wonderful job! And this skirt is just one of the many amazing pieces she designed!