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Casual Friday: RL Tee & Pleated Skirt

Peony season has sadly come to an end and what better way to end it than with a little photo shoot. At work, our dress code is casual that even jeans could be worn on a daily basis. Knowing me, I like to dress to succeed and everyone’s definition would be different but I prefer business casual. It’s been about a week now since I traveled to my hometown and spent some incredible family time (working on the post day by day). Now that only have one summer class left, I am able to fit some more time into my blogging obsession, in which I miss dearly. My apologies for the lack of posts and amount of posts, it’s been hectic but I do want to keep posting up when I am available. I will be graduating this winter if everything goes according to plan and with that, I once again, will be busy. Of course after graduation, I would still be working full-time but with school out of the way, that leaves room for me to blog and spends more family time.

 

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I have been taking photos but the time to edit and create a quality blog post (minimum of 500 words)has been very limited.  This post will mainly not be longer than my usual minimum requirement but sometimes, after a long day, I am flabber-gasted? and have nothing left to say.  Most days I will not have time until after midnight and I would like to get in at least 5 hours of bed rest because falling asleep at work is just not an option.  I have a wedding to attend tomorrow so my day will be filled and then on Sunday, another day filled with birthdays.  What a busy weekend indeed, but I can not wait to see all the little kiddos.  Have a nice weekend everyone!

 

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|Tee: Ralph by Ralph Lauren | Skirt: Thrifted | Shoes: Shoedazzle | Cluth: Forever21 | Belt: SheIn |

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Tuesday + Kate Spade Sale Alert

I am sure by now you are all aware of the Kate Spade Sale up to 75% off selected items that they are promoting until May 26th.  So I say go, go, go!

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This morning as I woke up to my alarm of Selena Gomez “Hands to Myself,” I checked my emails and found that Kate Spade was having a sale.  I had to jump at the first grab of a tote, wallet and sunglasses.  I have been looking for a good pair of sunglasses too and had added these adorable sunglasses on impulse.  Here is one from Ray Ban that I was contemplating on purchasing, but since I bought the Kate Spade pair, those will have to wait.

Recently I have been on the hunt for a good tote bag.  Since we are going to go to the beach in July, it would be great to have one that will keep all of my necessities in one place.  As you have seen in my previous photos, my brown tote is from Wal-Mart and though it is holding up, I want something sturdier and long lasting.  Which is why I added this tote bag from Kate Spade into my cart as soon as I saw it.

I have been eyeing this wallet since forever and have not found the courage to fork over the money for it at full price and even the sale price is pushing it for me.  And yes, I could just go to an outlet but the closest one is two hours away.  Therefore, the gas, time to get there and the risk of it not being in stock or on sale is something that I do not want to take the chance on… at least not today anyway.

I did not purchase this bracelet but maybe next time?  It is cute and simple for everyday wear.  On top of that, their charms are also on sale!

Now that I got my shopping phase out of me…. for now that is, lets talk about how sunny and bright it was today compared to the predicted forecast of rain.  I just had to wear something casual and bright to work because I was too ecstatic that there was no rain in sight.

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Down below you can see my little fur baby just chilling and photo-bombing.  

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| Blouse: Loft | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: BCBG Generation | Clutch: COACH | Bracelet: Forever 21 | Watch: Kohl’s | Ring: Purchased at the Flea Market but the brand is Avon |

I can not believe that Tuesday has gone by just like that.  Summer school is here and it might take my focus away from blogging again.  I want to get all of my classes done with and graduate, which is taking longer than expected.  Everything with school just does not want to go my way at all.

I usually take photos after work; then I would cook, eat, workout, shower, spend some time with the family.  While they are sleeping, I get to working on my posts.  Now with summer classes starting, I do not know how I am going to juggle this.  I want to be consistent and with being consistent, I want to be relevant as well.  I suppose 2-3 posts and one of them being my Casual Friday will be a start to being consistent and relevant.  Once again, it is time for bed.

Casual Friday: Nine West Booties + FOREVER 21

Nothing too special about today…. except that it is FRIDAY!  My summer break is over once Monday hits again.  Back at it again with them summer classes.  The weather has warmed up quite a bit but a simple cardigan benefits more than it hurts.  As you can tell by now, I love my Nine West booties.  I can not seem to get enough of them (says every blogger ever).  I honestly did not think that I would reach for them this much, I usually reach for my black shoes all the time but somehow I am reaching for these more.

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As you can tell, I have a thing for darker colors in the summer time.  Or it could be due to the chilly weather we are still having but it seems like I am still reaching for those darker colors.  I am sure you will be surprised where half of this outfit is from… or maybe not?

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I really love how these booties helps trick the eye with making my ankles a bit more proportioned.  I have big hips and that means big calves leaving my ankles looking like it is about to snap any minute.  I envy those who have slimmer legs and I know I may never have very skinny legs but I just want them to slim down a bit.  I love my hips but my calves are what bothers me the most.  It is not that I am not happy with my body, I just prefer it that my calves are not as big to me.  Our little dilemmas I tell ya.

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I do not know about you but this outfit, other than being able to wear it to work, is perfect for those campfire nights or cook outs.  It is cozy enough to sit around the fire roasting marshmallows and enjoying a few cold ones.  Those days will soon be upon us… if it ever stays warm enough without being too windy.  I know this is one of those outfits that I will repeat constantly and just never get tired of it.

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I have been into gem stones or rare gems for a while now.  So when I stumble upon these white sapphires one, I snatched it up before anyone could get to it.  Now if I could only remember where…?

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| Cardigan:  FOREVER 21 (borrowed) | Shirt: WalMart (surprise!) | Pants: WalMart (Surprise again!) | Bag:  WalMart (Surprise Surprise… not!) | Booties:  Nine West | |Bracelets: H&M (old) | Necklace (old) | Sunglasses (?) | Earrings (?) |

Ralph Lauren + Nine West Booties

Happy Wednesday!

Hump day means that tomorrow is Thursday, then TGIF.  Who is with me?  Anyway, over the weekend, I was helping my sister in law with a couples photo shoot and I made sure to dress accordingly so I can take advantage of the opportunity afterwards.  I reached for my recently purchased Nine West Booties and a linen blouse from H&M.  I must say that I adore this cardigan from FOREVER 21 and since it was still pretty windy, that means dresses was out of the question.  Also, being the human shade and reflector meant that I was going to be reaching up high or running around trying to find the perfect spot to shoot.

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The botanical garden had almost every kind of flower you can think of.  It is filled with tulips right now and I can see the peonies starting to bloom…. that means I need to visit again.  The next time that I do visit, hopefully it would be warmer and nice enough for a nice stroll or even a little picnic.  It is also perfect to take the little ones, there is a play ground and picnic area for them to roam and play then enjoy some snacks.

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We actually spent more time at the garden than planned.  Though there is a daily fee per person, students who attends the college that collaborate with the botanical garden are free and students from other schools receives a discount.  Children are free to roam the gorgeous garden filled with tulips, peonies, daffodils, and so much more.

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Here are a few tips when roaming any botanical garden:

  •  Wear comfortable shoes and avoid heels that will dig into the grass
  • Dress accordingly to the weather but be picture ready
  • Of course carry a camera to take photos to look back on
  • Make sure to bring or purchase some water if the area is big

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| Cardigan:  FOREVER 21 | Shirt:  H&M | Pants: Old Navy | Brown Booties:  Nine West | Bag:  Ralph Lauren |

Weekend Wear: Fishing For Florals

 

 

This past weekend we went fishing and while it was some nice quality time with the family, it seems that mother nature may have forgotten that winter is no longer here.  Thankfully, I have not put away all of my sweaters, which makes it a blessing for days like this.

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Every time I go fishing, I end up looking scrubby and when I catch a fish, taking fishing victory photos is not as cute… until now.  I decided to layer up, add some florals and purchase a pair of rain boots to pull together this cute and comfy attire.

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The skirt is actually a dress that I decided to chop off the top part.  It looks cuter as a skirt compared to a dress.  These florals are perfect for warmer weather but can also brighten up those cold and gloomy weather.

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Not to say, the red from the skirt made it super easy to wear with these rain boots.  I decided to save some cash with these boots and give them a try before splurging.  And now that, that is taken care of, I am now on the hunt for a better pair.  I love these ones and have been wearing them every chance that I get whether it is sprinkling, raining cats and dogs or going anywhere muddy.  The inside is lined and slightly cushioned, so my little toes was warm and snug the whole time.

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I added this chambray on top for warmth and ended up not really needing it much but it went well with the outfit so why not?  Plus, I rather be too hot then be freezing; it is easier to take off a layer than not have extra pieces to add on.  My outfit had plenty of colors going on which is totally fine since I grabbed colors from the skirt and all of the colors paired together nicely.

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| Jacket:  Eddie Bauer | Sweater:  Jeanne Pierre | Skirt:  SheIn | Leggings: forever 21 | Boots:  WalMart (surprise surprise) | Chambray: Chico’s |

Old Navy Paisley Dress

Please excuse the lighting in these photos but it was such a nice day so I had to go for a walk.  This Old Navy dress is perfect for today with my denim jack for some warmth (not that I needed much of it).  It is almost time for farmers market season and this would be a perfect outfit to stroll along and get some fresh vegetables or even flowers.

If you want to get a hold of this dress, I say hurry because the colors and sizes are going fast.  I initially wanted the purple and mustard yellow dress but I was not able to find it in stores (Update:  A friend saw it and snatched it up for me. 🙂 Yay!).  I did find a different print that I love just as much and I am getting it in my size and one for my little one (though she is not little anymore).  It is hard to find any mother and daughter dresses, so when I can find a pattern in both sizes, you bet I am going to snatch it up.

 

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The dress does have adjustable straps which helps and I decided to go with a medium because I think my girls need some room to breathe too.  I would more than likely have to wear a bra because I need all the support that I can get and the denim helps cover it up nicely, or even a cardigan during the fall will be nice too.

The weather is supposed to get warmer and then some drizzle of rain, which I do not mind too much but I just want some sunshine, please?

 

This past weekend was filled with… craziness?  Well, it was not that crazy but it went by too darn fast.  I got a second tattoo and found out what golf disk was all about.  I also stopped by this ice cream shop that made my favorite ice cream (when I say favorite, I mean one that I love and will have to go back and get it from them only).  Sadly I did not take a photo of it but eventually I will I promise.  It was a peach and raspberry fudge one, I love the fruitiness of it without having to be sherbet and the sweetness of the raspberry fudge without being too sugary?  It was just a perfect combination for me.  I also tried their root beer floats and it brought back so many happy child memories of fishing in the summertime.  I am so glad that the weekend is just around the corner.

What are you looking forward to for the weekend?

 

Casual Friday: Gap T-shirt

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Gap Eiffel Tower T-shirt | Shoes – Converse | Steve Madden Cross-body | Jean Jacket – TJ Maxx | Hi-Low Skirt – gift

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It’s been a while but I must say I have exciting news!  so exciting that I needed a day to be as relaxed as possible.  Nothing is more comfortable than a t-shirt from Gap and in one of my bucket list to travel…  the Eiffel tower.  If you have read in one of my post where I seem to purchase a new outfit due to excitement of a job, I was offered a promotion within two months.  I am excited and nervous at the same time.

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I am excited for the good outcomes but nervous about the “unknown.”  Everything seems to be moving so fast that if I do not keep up with it them I am afraid of letting people down and falling behind.  I start Monday off the bat and everything seems so sudden.  Just four days ago I was basically a hard working girl who excelled in any task that I was given and now…  it is stepping into a whole new world again.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone and get in as much sun as you can because from where I live, it is a blessing to not have to see snow for a while.