What I Wore Wednesday: Whimsical Whites

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I have become obsessed with wearing whites this summer. I love the look of a crisp, clean outfit. To be honest, there’s nothing better than finding a color palette that you love. My color palette depends on my mood and has recently consisted of neutral colors like white, black and navy with few bright colors.

This week has been divided between working and more working. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to enjoy summer weather or time with friends. I keep telling myself that the work will pay off in the end!

Sometimes, we can’t find time to enjoy life, and it’s important to remember to schedule time for yourself. Even if it’s as little as 30 minutes a day to unwind with a book, take a walk or chat with a friend. Although we have commitments, time for ourselves is important.

Today, I’m taking the time to enjoy a day off of work, school work and blogging. Instead, I’ll be spending time relaxing and freeing my mind of all any responsibilities. I plan to treat myself to one of my favorite foods (sushi). Here’s my What I Wore Wednesday line up:

Top: Ann Taylor LOFT

Jeans: Old Navy

Sunglasses: Francesca’s

Wedges: DSW

Today, in the mist of your busy week, I encourage you to take time for yourself and put aside any work for the day. We all deserve it! Make sure to like this post if you want to see my outfits from my trip to D.C. next week Wednesday.

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What I Wore Wednesday: embracing a busy schedule

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Sometimes you need to embrace a busy schedule. I’m in my second, eight week-long class for the summer. Yes, my entire summer is dedicated to work, school work, blogging, working out, and spending time with my boyfriend and family during the rest of my free time.

Life is busy; but it’s okay to embrace a busy lifestyle. Although it’s important to take it slow and appreciate the little moments, it’s equally important to know that being busy and living a crazy life can be fun and exciting. However you decide to live your life this summer, make sure you’re happy because that’s all that matters.

For today’s What I Wore Wednesday, I was able to get some school work done, workout, prepare some blog posts for next week, go to happy hour with my best friend (my mom) and plan out the upcoming week (work schedule) before my trip to D.C. If you want to see D.C. photos of what I did, what I wore, etc., make sure to like this post! (Also, if you have restaurant recommendations, make sure to leave a comment below.)

Top: Forever 21: I’m obsessed with this top because I can easily wear it all-year long.

Shorts: Ann Taylor Loft: Scalloped detailing is my favorite trend for summer right now.

Sunglasses: Aldo: I’ve been on the hunt for new sunglasses and picked these up last weekend.

Hat: Aldo: Another item I’ve been searching for and finally found this weekend.

Remember that it’s okay to be busy and productive; but also remember it’s important to take a break and step back from the world to relax. As long as you’re living a happy, healthy life, then it’s okay.

How do you stay balanced when life is busy? Make sure to leave your tips in a comment below!

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Tuesday Outfit of the Day: Fall-Friendly

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Hello there! So, apparently I am feeling ambitious and fashion-forward this week because I have been taking the time to get ready for early classes. But, at least it give me another opportunity to share more outfits with you all!

Today’s outfit of the day post is definitely more casual and fall friendly. It’s a little cold in the mountains today, so I thought it would a good idea to start wearing weather-appropriate attire for the week because I don’t want to get sick for the third time this month.

I think Tuesday is a little more hectic than Monday for me. Yes, I do have three classes everyday, but aside from school, clubs and other responsibilities seem to take most priority on Tuesday. And, without Pretty Little Liars, I can actually focus on what I need to do for the week.

However, without anymore side tangents about my life and all things random, lets get started

Sweater: Victoria’s Secret

  • I purchased this sweater this summer from Victoria’s Secret for $34.99. I know their prices aren’t college-friendly, however I couldn’t resist buying their sweaters. I’m not going to lie, they are one of my many addictions. Although you can’t see the back, it is all lace, so wearing a bralette or camisole is a recommendation to pair with this sweater. I love the color of it, too. I try to make use of my clothes for as many seasons as possible, and I thought this was a great example of that. Even though the sweater is a summery-peach color, I created the look to be more wearable for fall weather.

Jeggings: Hollister

  • These jeggings are by far one of my all-time-favorite jeans that I own from Hollister. They stretch well, but not too much where the material sags on your legs. And, burgundy is a gorgeous color to wear during the fall. I was slightly skeptical about matching these two colors together, but I think they compliment each other perfectly. The peach color stands out against the burgundy jeggings. And, I purchased these jeggings when they were on sale for $18.99, so another reason why they were a good pick. Needless to say, you will see me wear these jeans frequently in the fall.

Shoes: DSW

  • An outfit is never complete without shoes, well, unless you’re a hippie I suppose. Or, prefer to walk around barefoot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…Anyway, I bought these shoes over the summer from DSW for $34.99 and I fell in love with them from the second I saw them. And, they were the last pair of shoes in stock that were in my size. Clearly, it was fate that brought us together. I love the golden specks that are splattered across these shoes. Also, I love that they are a nude-based color, so they will match with a variety of outfits throughout the seasons. These shoes are a great example of a “bang for your buck.” Meaning, I will get my money’s worth, which is always something that I look forward to when it come to fashion.

I hope you all enjoyed reading today’s outfit of the day post. I love when I put together an outfit that I think you all will love to read about. And, I know I might be do a little too much fashion blogging, but I promise I am going to work on posting more on beauty, health and fitness. If you have any suggestions on content that you would like to see on my blog, don’t hesitate to let me know. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!

Tuesday Outfit of the Day (OOTD)

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Good Morning, everyone! I wanted to start off the day bright and early with an outfit of the day post because I was excited to wear this skirt today. It has been incredibly humid out since I am returned to school, so wear light-weight clothes has been my essential for two weeks.

Today is just a normal day of classes and school work; nothing too fancy. However, I am excited because today is what I call “Newspaper Day,” which I will explain. Some of you might not know that I am an editor for my campus newspaper. Deadline for stories are on Wednesday at noon, so the tedious work of interviewing, gathering information and quotes, and laying out a story is done on Tuesday.

So, if you were wondering about my life for the day, there it is in a nutshell. Now, lets get started with today’s outfit!

Top: Victoria’s Secret

  • I purchased this top last summer before college for only $5. It was toward the end of Victoria’s Secret, Summer Sale, so I knew that I would luck out with some great purchases. I love wearing deep, bold purples in the fall. And, I know the leaves aren’t changing just yet, but I am too excited to not start wearing my fall fashion pieces. Also, you might not notice because the top is tucked in, but this is a very comfy and loose-fitting top, which is one of my go-to items during school. I love that I can wear this top dressed up or down and I will feel comfortable either way.

Skirt: Forever 21

  • I bought this skirt from Forever 21 in New York City three years ago, and it is my all-time favorite skirt. It was another bargain deal: only $12! Knowing that my completed outfit is just around $30 makes me feel so thrifty. I love the colors and shape of this skirt, it’s flattering and looks amazing on different body types. If I could own this style of skirt in every color/pattern available in the fashion world, I would. Instantly. No questions asked.

Shoes: Target

  • I didn’t realize how often I wear these shoes until I write my outfit of the day post, and realize that they’re in Every. Single. Photo. You all must think they’re the only shoes I own. Well, I do have a decent collection of shoes, however I prefer my canvas shoes from Target because they perfect for a college campus. Walking around all day from building-to-building can definitely take a toll on your feet if you aren’t wearing the proper footwear. So, I normally wear these for comfort, but I love how well they can be paired with any outfit.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s outfit of the day post! I am thankful that I woke up early enough to have my blog post written and completed for the day. Now, I can focus on the rest of the work I will have to do. Enjoy the rest of your day, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!

Outfit Inspiration: Back to School (Outfit 3 of 3) and Under $50!

Good evening, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful start to a new week. I know Mondays can be difficult, but hang in there because it will go by.

Today was my first official day of classes, and I am already excited for the semester and all of my new classes. Time seems to fly by quicker since I have been in college. I still feel like a first-year student not knowing where to go on campus. It’s crazy to know how much time has gone by.

Today, I wanted to combine two ideas together and create my third back-to-school outfit inspiration to be under $50. So, if anyone is looking for thrifty purchases for their back-to-school shopping, I thought this would be helpful for some of you. (Especially if you are in college!) Not having money in the bank is a struggle during four years of school, so saving money whenever you can is always ideal.

This completed outfit is from Forever 21. (All of the links for the items will be listed in order underneath the name of the product.) I love shopping there when I know I need to spend as little money as possible because I always manage to find good deals. And, they have a huge selection of items, so they appeal to a variety of styles.

Let’s get started!

Outfit Number Three: Comfy Cozy

Boyfriend-Inspired Marled Top: $15.80

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  • I love finding baggy, comfortable sweaters to wear during fall and winter time. They’re great when you’re having a lazy morning and don’t want to put in all of the extra effort to look good for class. We are all human and we can’t look perfect 24/7: it’s not possible! So, I thought this would be a perfect go-to item for everyone  who wants to have that “lazy-morning outfit” in case you decide to press the snooze button more than you expected. It’s a simple piece, however it looks wonderful with leggings and jeans. Whatever you feel is most appropriate to wear to class that day is fine with me.

Basic Ponte Knit Leggings: $8.80

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  • It’s great to purchase a pair of simple, go-to leggings for fall. They’re comfortable and light-weight. Also, one of my favorite aspects of leggings are that they make it look like you put effort into how you look, but in reality you decided to roll out of bed and just wing it for the day. And, trust me, you are going to have those days where you don’t want to spend a lot of time getting ready. That’s why I created this outfit. It will solve all of your lazy-morning problems before class.

Heartbreaker Loafers: $15.00

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  • These loafers were definitely a steal. They were originally $26.80, but are currently marked-down for $15.00. Now, I’m not sure how you feel about a good deal, but I feel incredibly excited when I know that I saved myself money in the long run.

Total Cost for Outfit: $39.60 (I made it under $40?! that’s definitely a new record for me!)

I hope you all enjoyed today’s combined post that I wrote on my final back-to-school outfit, and that all of the items equaled to be under $50! Thriftiness can be a beautiful thing if you know where to shop and you know what you are looking for. Also, I hope that you all enjoy the rest of you night, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon! bye.

Thursday Outfit Of The Day (OOTD): Coffee Date and Last Dinner With Friends

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Good Morning! Only one more day until we all can finally relax during the weekend. This morning I am packing my life into boxes before going back to school this Sunday. I am excited to go back, but I know the next few days are going to be a little hectic.

Today is the last day I can see my close friends from home before I leave, so I wanted to share an outfit of the day post with you all. This post could double as a OOTD post and an outfit inspiration post. I am meeting a friend from work for a coffee date around 2 p.m. and around 6 p.m. tonight I’m going out to dinner with my two best friends for our last meal together before we all go back to school. It’s bittersweet, but I am happy to start a new semester.

Let’s get started with the outfit of the day and outfit inspiration!

Tank Top: Marshall’s

  • I purchased this top from Marshall’s two years ago for $9.99. I walked by t long rack of clothes and immediately knew that this top would be mine. And, knowing the price was less than $10 sealed the deal for me. I love the zipper in the front. It gives an edge to a floral-print top. Also, the small ruffles going down the bust adds a feminine touch to an already girl piece. Clearly, I fell in love.

Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft

  • I purchased these jeans from Ann Taylor Loft last summer. And, I must admit that I do wear them more frequently than not. They look fabulous with all different tops and shoes. I love when I can cuff the bottom of the jeans to show off a cute pair of flats. For this outfit, I wanted to keep it simple, but still look put-together and feminine. It’s easy to wear jeans and a t-shirt everyday, but it’s nice when you can dress up your outfit.

Shoes: DSW

  • I purchased these heels a few weeks ago from DSW, and needless to say I am already in love with them. They are Madden Girl shoes, which if you have never tried this brand of shoes, I strongly recommend making an investment. They’re extremely comfortable, and never give you blisters. Also, most of their shoes are under $50, so you won’t feel guilty about dropping money on quality-made shoes. Overall, there are no negatives to purchasing a pair, so give them a try! You won’t be disappointed.

I hope you all enjoyed my outfit of the day/outfit inspiration post for the day! This outfit is versatile for multiple occasions. Whether you’re grabbing coffee on the go, or planning a dinner downtown with friend; this look is simple but put-together for those busy days. I hope you all have a lovely day, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!

Wednesday Outfit Of The Day (OOTD): A Simple Look For Going Downtown

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Good Evening, everyone! I hope you all had an awesome hump day today; only two more days until the weekend, which is always something to look forward to.

Today was another busy day, and I wanted to share my outfit of the day with you all. I am obsessed with putting outfits together and trying different styles. But, I decided to keep things simple with jeans and a laid-back t-shirt.

Top: Victoria’s Secret

  • This blue t-shirt is from Victoria’s Secret. I purchased this on sale last summer for $10. It’s a laid-back, crop top style shirt that flows out toward the bottom. I love how perfect it goes with a pair of denim jeans.

Jeans: Anne Taylor Loft

  • I love wearing these jeans with crop tops; they always make my waist look slimmer than it actually is, so that’s definitely a good reason to wear it! I purchased these jeans earlier this summer for $49.99. They weren’t a bargain, but they are definitely my most-worn jeans of the summer. They look great whether you decide to dress them up or down, and they always look great with a variety of styles.

Shoes: Target

  • I have been obsessed with these canvas shoes from Target since the day I have purchased them a few months ago. I have been wearing these shoes as often as I can, so they are VERY worn-in even though I have only owned them for a few months. Needless to say, I am in love. They were only $15, and they are easier the most comfortable shoes I own. I suggest making a small investment in them; you won’t be disappointed.

Scarf: Express

  • The scarf was a gift from my older brother for my 19th birthday, and let’s just say that he knows me very well. I love infinity scarves, and I love the colors that were paired together in this pattern. The red stands out against the simple blue and green hues of the scarf. Also, the pattern is fun and can works with different outfits. I love wearing this scarf with various styles. It has been my go-to scarf for the spring and summer months.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing my outfit of the day today! Let me know what you think of the outfit I wore today. Also, I love reading suggestions about future blog posts; whatever you want to see, I want to provide. And, as always, I hope you all enjoy the rest of the evening and I will talk to you all soon, bye!

Monday Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

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Good Morning, Darlings! I hope everyone is well rested from the weekend. I can’t exactly say that this weekend was “relaxing,” but it was one of the best weekends of my life.

Today, I wanted to write a outfit of the day post because I am in love with the dress I am wearing, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to see what you all think of my outfit, too.

This week will be one of the busiest weeks of my existence, but I will be sure to make the most of it before I go back to school. Today, I am going off on a day-trip to Canada with my mamma. We always take little trips together before I head back to school. So, if you’re wondering what I’ll be up to today, that’s my plan!

Let’s get started!

Dress: American Eagle Outfitters

  • I love the colors that are in this dress. The orange has a subtle touch of peach in it, which makes it less overwhelming of a color. And, more people will be attracted to it. The floral pattern isn’t too dramatic either; they compliment the color of the dress perfectly. It’s appealing to the eye, especially with the lilac colored flowers. I purchased this dress about two years ago for $39.99. It wasn’t my cheapest purchase, but I fell in love with dresses at a young age, and I still am obsessed with them.

Cardigan: American Eagle Outfitters

  • I thought that this would be the perfect cardigan to pair with my dress. The lilac colored cardigan compliments the floral patterns of the dress perfectly. Needless to say, it was a match made in heaven! (I know, that was a terrible cliche…I apologize.) I purchased this dress three years ago from American Eagle for $15.99. I don’t think it was a bargain, but it was a bad deal either.

Sandals: DSW

  • These sandals from DSW are my favorite sandals that I own. They’re comfortable and I receive the most compliments when I wear them with outfits. Not to mention, they match perfectly with almost every outfit. They’re a great match to wear with skirts and dresses in the summertime, but still work great with jeans and a t-shirt in fall. Although I can’t wear them in winter, they still can be worn three out of the four seasons. That’s good enough for me!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s outfit of the day post. I would love to hear your opinions on my outfit today and if you have any other suggestions on posts that you would like to see! Please don’t hesitate to let me know. I hope you all have a fabulous Monday, and, as always, I will talk to you all soon, bye!

Monday Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

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Good Morning! I hope everyone enjoyed the rest of their weekend. Today, as you can tell from the title, I am going to write another outfit of the day post.

Today was one of those days where I was extremely excited to wear an outfit. I was happy to wake up, shower, get ready and put on the outfit I have been planning for the last few days.

I wanted to be a little daring with my outfit, so I instinctively grabbed my leopard-printed pants to show off my bold look.

My leopard-printed jeggings are from Ann Taylor Loft. I purchased these last summer on sale for $29.99. These jeggins are stretchy, comfortable and flatter different body types. I love pairing them with cute tops and a pair of heels. These jeans are more suitable for the fall months, but I think occasionally wearing them in the summertime isn’t a bad thing, right?

My navy blue top is from GAP. I am obsessed with the ruffles on the neckline of the top, they add that little feminine touch to my bold and daring look. I purchased this top from GAP almost four years ago, and I still love it as much as I did when I first bought it. Not to mention, it was only of those steals I had at GAP. This shirt was originally $29.99 and it was marked down to $13.99, and the sale was to take an additional 50% off of all marked-down items, so I bought this shirt for under $8. As you all know by now, I LOVE a good sale.

Finally, to complete my look, I added my black Madden Girl heels from DSW. Every pair of Madden Girl shoes I own are the most comfortable shoes in my closet. I could wear their heels for hours on end and never feel like my feet are going numb, which isn’t a good feeling. And, they’re the perfect going out heel because you never have to worry about casually throwing your shoes off and potentially losing them at some point. Needless to say, if you haven’t owned a pair of Madden Girl heels, buy some. I purchased these for $34.99. And, I don’t think that’s too expensive considering the quality and how long they will last over the years.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s outfit of the day post. I love seeing what other people wear throughout the week, especially if I want to get some inspiration on an upcoming event I need to plan an outfit for. Enjoy the rest of the day, don’t work too hard and, as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!

Saturday Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

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Good Morning, Everyone! Today I am going to post my Saturday outfit of the day. Today is going to be one of those crazy days where I won’t even have a second to relax, but I know it’ll still be a good day.

Just a quick run down of my day today: Work from 9-1, lunch with my friend, Ian at 1:30, meet up with Taylor at 3:30, change and get ready for a wedding and be at the wedding by 5:30, and I’ll be babysitting at the wedding from 6-11. So, needless to say that my day is going to be busy.

I love writing outfit of the day posts because I love to see what other people wear on a day-to-day basis, and to see what they wear for certain occasions.

I wanted to have a versatile outfit that would get me through a good portion of the day. Disclaimer: I am not wearing this outfit to the wedding tonight! Just for anyone who was confused. Let’s get started!

First off, my white tank top if from Hollister. And, I am absolutely in love with the crochet-detailing on this piece. It’s light-weight and airy for those hot August nights. It also gives the tank top a feminine touch, and as you may or may not know, I am a girly girl.

Next, my bralette is also from Hollister. I love the lace on the bralette because when it shows through a top (like this one, specifically) it compliments the detailing of the crocheted tank top, which adds a positive dimension to the look.

I am wearing my dark wash super skinny jeans from Hollister. And, I have raved about them in multiple outfit of the day posts because they are my go-to jeans for various occasions. I love how comfortable they stretch to fit my waist, and I love how cute they look when you double cuff them at the bottom. Definitely a good pair of jeans that I bought as a bargain price!

Finally, my flip flops are from Old Navy. I wear these flip flops almost everyday in the summertime because they are a neutral color, so they match with any outfit I wear. And, they are extremely comfortable. Also, I purchased them from Old Navy two years ago when they had their 5 for a $1 flip flop sale, so how can you say no to a deal like that?

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post on my Saturday outfit of the day. I hope you all have an incredible weekend. Relax and enjoy because you definitely deserve it. And, as always, I will talk to you all soon, bye!

Outfit Inspiration: Summer Concert

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Good Morning! I am surprised that I woke up as early as I did, so I decided to write my post before work. As you can tell from the title, I will be posting another fashion post today. Please don’t be angry because I promise to switch it up for the rest of the week. I just love creating different look for specific occasions.

June, July and August are the three prime months for summer concerts, so I decided that it would be a good idea to create an outfit template for someone who is going to a concert.

I’m sad to say that I had no time for any concerts this summer. Work and orientation took up the majority of my free time, but I will be attending the Macklemore concert in autumn.

The top I chose is a tank top from Pac Sun. This top was a purchase I couldn’t ignore because it was in the sale section for $8.99, how do you pass up a bargain like that?! I love the tribal-print/ Aztec-inspired pattern on the top; it isn’t overwhelming, but still gives the tank top it’s own style. The tank stop is slightly cropped, and flows out and the bottom, which is flattering for any body top: another reason why I fell in love with it. Finally, although you cannot see it perfectly, there is lace detailing on the back of the shirt, and I think that’s a slight feminine touch to make this shirt appealing to a variety of styles.

Next, I paired my tank top with my light-washed, high-waist shorts from Hollister. I have been loving high-waist shorts for the past two summers, and I hope this trend sticks around because I am obsessed. Also, on these shorts particularly, I love the crochet detailing on the pockets of the shorts: it’s unique and feminine for the summertime. I purchased these shorts a few months ago for about $21.00. As you can probably guess, I did buy them on sale (surprise, surprise!) The combination of the cropped tank top and high-waist shorts is a perfect go-to outfit for the summertime.

Finally, I added my DSW sandals that I purchased three years ago. These sandals are perfect for the summertime. The flowered detailing on the straps highlights the perfect combination of feminine and bohemian style. I always receive compliments on on these sandals because of how unique they are: they are definitely a good conversation starter if you’re looking to meet new people at a concert.

I hope you all enjoyed my outfit inspiration post. Tomorrow and Friday, I plan on writing other posts besides fashion inspired posts, so don’t worry to my followers who are interested in health and fitness, or beauty, I will give you a lot of material for the rest of the week. Enjoy!

Monday Outfit of The Day (OOTD)

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Hello Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I am home after a long and exciting three-week adventure I had. I plan on explaining all of it in a post later today. But, for now I wanted to start with an outfit of the day post

Monday is a classic “errands day” meaning I like to plan all of the tedious work I have to do on Monday, so I won’t have to worry about it throughout the week.

My top is from American Eagle. I purchased this top about four years ago, and I am clearly still wearing it today, so it shows how much I love it. Specifically, I love the pattern of this top for the summertime; it simple but it attracts the eye.

My jeans are from Hollister. I wear these jeans religiously whenever I have errands to run because they’re comfortable if I have a busy day planned. Also, because they are skinny jeans, they look perfect with flats, especially if you cuff them at the bottom.

Finally, my flats are from Stein Mart, which is a local odds and ends store. They sell unique home decor, accessories, clothes and shoes. I purchased these shoes three years ago and I love when I have a perfect opportunity to wear them. I love the detailing of the shoes: an indigo, paisley print mixed with a violet, leopard  toe–it’s perfect!

I hope you all enjoyed my outfit of the day today. And, I can’t wait to tell you all about my work adventure later on today! It’s great to be back and I will talk to you all soon.