Well, hello Monday. I’m always happy to see you.
I know, I’m weird. Most people hate Mondays. Even if I’m feeling slow to get going, I still love the start of a new week, getting a clean slate, all that jazz. I usually keep my Mondays fairly open so I can get all my ducks in a row, so to speak. I try not to make appointments or have any big commitments on Mondays.
How do you start your Monday?
I like to get up early, make a cup of coffee, and start off my week with scripture reading or a She Reads Truth devotion (today’s was really good.) I usually grab a second cup of coffee before coming in to my office. I always start out by checking my email and my Facebook Page, responding to blog comments I might have missed over the weekend, and then I like to look at my blog stats before getting started on my post for the day.
I can usually do all of this before my kids get up at 7:00. I take a break to get the kids off to school and tend to household tasks, and then I’m back to my office for most of the day. I try to fit a run in there somewhere, and there is always the occasional load of laundry and other tasks that crop up.
I usually have to get to the grocery store at some point and pick up a few things — at least enough for dinner. I really wish I could get on the ball and make my menu plans a week at a time and shop ahead. I spend way too much scrambling for dinner ideas at the last minute and running out for a few things. (Or, even better, I will SOS my husband and get him to stop on his way home from work. He just loves it when I do that. Ha!)
So anyway, today I have the last outfit I shot with Megan in Dallas. I figured this was appropriate after my white jeans review the other day!
I created this outfit around this adorable Good Vibes clutch. It’s only $36 — cute Mother’s Day gift idea, by the way! I’ve always loved orange and blue together, and the denim look is trending right now.
I wanted a bold necklace in the neckline of this top so I wore my gold monogram necklace. It’s the 3XL size with a 16″ chain. I wish a 15″ chain were an option. It’s always falling a little too low into the neckline of my tops. I also wore white stone drop earrings and a stack of white and gold beaded bangles from Alex and Ani.
These are my go-to white jeans, the Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies. As an option, this pair is 20% off. It is called “distressed ultra white” but there is no distressing; it is just a raw hem, which is super on trend right now. Otherwise, they are the same as mine. All of the measurements are identical. (I believe it is the same pair I tried on in Nordstrom for my white jeans review.) And if you’re tall, this pair has a 30″ inseam as opposed to the 28″ that I have.
I wore this outfit one day at the fashion blogging conference I attended last month, but I felt like the lace-up flats were a little too sweet for that venue, so even though I love how the denim coordinated with my bag, I opted for these Lucky Brand lace-up stacked heel sandals.
What I really wanted to wear with this was these Sam Edelman pumps in the denim, but I accidentally ordered them a half size too big and didn’t have time to get the right size before my conference.
These stacked heel sandals worked well, though. I feel like they’re just edgy enough to take an otherwise basic outfit to the next level, and they are super comfortable to wear all day. It’s nice to have options, yes?
orange top via Stitch Fix // Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies (this raw hem pair is 20% off; this pair is longer for tall girls; these are similar for less) // lace-up stacked heel sandals // denim lace-up flats // Good Vibes clutch // monogram necklace: 3XL; 16″ chain // white stone drop earrings // beaded bangles c/o Alex and Ani
photo credit: Megan Weaver
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