Today is my 20th wedding anniversary. TWENTY. You guys, that makes me feel reeeeeally old. I’m really not sure how I got here, but neither do I want to be the girl I was during the first half of my marriage — even if she was skinnier and had fewer wrinkles. I’ve grown so much in these past 20 years, and there’s no one I’d rather spend the next 20 years with than the man who has been with me through thick and thin.
Tomorrow night we have plans to go out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate. I had envisioned our 20th as a big year with an amazing vacation to somewhere tropical or maybe Europe, but that didn’t work out so we will be celebrating quietly, and I’m okay with that. I’m looking forward to a quiet evening out with just the two of us after spending the last three weeks in close quarters with the whole family.
Meanwhile, I have just a few outfits to share with you. I didn’t take any pictures during the last half of my vacation so all I have is what I’ve taken since I got home.
I wore this outfit to church on Sunday.
My LOFT slouchy linen tee shrunk up when I washed it, as I expected it to. I did lay it out flat to dry, as the washing instructions indicate, so I’m glad I ordered the medium. This time I wore it with my white jeans. I love this crisp color combo!
I love my new leopard wedge sandals that I ordered from Nordstrom last week. They are on sale for $46, if you’re interested. Leopard is awesome because it adds pizzazz to an outfit, but it’s a neutral so it goes with just about everything.
Outfit Details: slouchy linen tee // white skinnies // leopard wedges (33% off!!) // long necklace (Stella & Dot; retired) // brown tote (similar) // Stella & Dot gold hoops (discontinued; similar) // bracelet // watch
On Monday, I wore this simple black and white outfit to run errands and generally try to get my life back in order after vacation!
The black top is an oldie but goodie from LOFT, and the white jean shorts are new. Unfortunately, they’re sold out, but these are similar. I like having another neutral option for jean shorts. I don’t know why I didn’t think to buy white shorts before now! I added gold accessories and my orange leather wrap bracelet for a pop of color.
Outfit Details: black top (LOFT; old) // white jean shorts (similar) // boat shoes // teardrop earrings // necklace via Stitch Fix // FitBit bracelet // leather wrap bracelet // Alex & Ani wire bangles // Lexi Bucket Bag in Cuoio // sunnies
And yesterday I wore this super casual outfit. Everything is old except for the accessories.
I love grey and denim. It’s so easy. The Arabesque Link Necklace is part of the new Stella & Dot Fall 2015 Collection. I like how it’s elegant yet casual.
The Rebel Ring is also from the new fall collection. My Glacier Impulse Beaded Bangle was gifted from Alex and Ani. They have so much more than just the charm bracelets that are so popular right now. They sent me this bracelet along with two others to try out, and I love them. They’re modern but classic.
Outfit Details: grey Gap U-neck Essential Tee (old) // cuffed denim Bermuda shorts (similar) // Stella & Dot Arabesque Link Necklace // Glacier Impulse Beaded Bangle c/o Alex and Ani // Rebel Ring // watch // striped tote (old) // Adelie Sandals
And that’s a wrap. It’s been a crazy week trying to play catchup from vacation and juggling all the kids’ needs while I’m at it. I hate to say it, but I think I’m looking forward to getting back into a school days routine.
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