Friday, August 15, 2014

navy week :: navy-ish shorts

"Isn't it Navy Week? Where's your navy?" my husband asked as he took these pictures. I told him my denim shorts were my navy item, to which he responded, "Your shorts are blue, not navy." Tomato, tomahto, am I right? It's the last day of Navy Week! Link up your looks after the jump!

I've been waiting all summer long for the weather to cool down enough for button up shirts, and that day finally came. So I celebrated with a shirt I haven't worn in a long time. I know this outfit may look boring, but honestly, I love how I felt in it. I'm also having a long shirt moment. So I'll probably spend the weekend in it. What do you like to wear on the weekends?

Top: Old Navy | same in solidsoption
Shorts: The Limited | last seen here
Sandals: Mix No. 6 via DSW

Thursday, August 14, 2014

navy week :: navy peplum

It's Day 4 of Navy Week, and it's also the debut of my navy peplum top... which I've had for over a year. Can you believe I've never worn it? Not once? I've tried it on countless times in my bedroom, and almost wore it once with white jeans, but that day ended up being really rainy. I'm not sure if it was the color that drew me in initially, or the sleeves, but either way, I loved the top. I still do, but I just feel like it looks weird on me. Or is it just that the belt and necklace don't work together? Bah! The longer I look at this outfit, the more things I find wrong with it. Am I just being too critical? Should I give the top another shot?

Peplum Top: Forever 21 | option, option
Necklace: via Target | option
Belt: The Limited | option
Skirt: Joe Fresh x JCPenney | option
Sandals: via Target | exact

Join the fun! Show us how you wear navy in the link party!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

navy week :: navy floral maxi

On Monday, Andi featured her new navy floral skirt on her blog. I adored that outfit and everything about it so much that it made me want to get a navy floral skirt. I quickly remembered that I already have a navy floral maxi dress, which is kind of like a navy floral skirt. Perfect for navy week! (Join the fun and link up your navy looks after the jump!)

The last time I wore my floral maxi, I included a photo with a chambray blazer that I had found on clearance at Target. I ended up returning it, but I let it inspire this outfit - which I wore to the zoo. My husband and I planned to arrive at the zoo when it opened (it seems to be when the animals are most active). It was a surprisingly cool morning, which meant I would need to layer up. A blazer felt too formal, as did a cardigan. So I went the casual route by tying up my chambray shirt. I would love to tie up my chambray shirt more often during the summer, but it's usually too hot to. Maybe that means I need this sleeveless version?

[FYI: the weird splotches on my shirt and nose are just bits of sun shining through the trees.]

Chambray: Old Navy | similar
Maxi Dress: Forever 21| option, option
Sandals: via Target | exact

Follow the jump to link up your navy looks!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

navy week :: navy button skirt

Once upon a time, I met up with a friend to get some coffee and walk around Target. While we were inside, it began to storm -- we could hear the thunder from inside. We walked around the store, twice, waiting for the storm to die down. It never did, and I needed to get home. And so I decided to brave the storm. I was drenched before I even made it halfway through the crosswalk. Go figure by the time I got home, the rain let up (or it just wasn't raining on my side of town). I knew if I didn't take pictures then, I would never get a picture of the outfit. So here's my navy button skirt for day 2 of Navy Week. 

Don't forget to stop by Andi's blog (she's co-hosting Navy Week) and link up after the jump! 

Scarf: The Limited | option
Top: The Limited | option
Bracelet: via Groopdealz | similar
Skirt: (c/o Mom) Tommy Hilfiger | option
Sandals: Mix No. 6 via DSW

Follow the jump to link up your navy looks!

Monday, August 11, 2014

navy week :: navy panel top

Navy Week is here, and I am stoked. It means I have a legitimate excuse to wear navy all week long. Andi and I are co-hosting this wonderful theme week. There will be a link up party in each of our posts all week long, and we'd love to have you join in on the fun! Link up your navy looks below!

About this outfit: my husband and I were getting together with some of his co-workers for a casual bite to eat. I wanted my outfit to be cute, comfortable, and simple. Wearing this navy top and orange/white chevron skirt together turned out to be a good decision; I received several compliments on the outfit! Note to future self: pairing a solid tee with a print skirt is a winning combination. Do you have any notes for your future self?

Top: The Limited [similar short sleeve option]
Necklace: The Limited [option, option]
Skirt: via Target [options: mini, maxi]
Sandals: via Payless [almost exact]

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