Hello, Friends! I just got back from an early morning run. I forgot how much I love getting my run in early in the morning. I don’t run early in the wintertime because it is a) too cold and b) too dark, so I usually wait until after I put my kids on the bus. Unfortunately, running mid-morning breaks up my day, and I find myself putting it off and sometimes skipping it altogether.
Running early is awesome because I get it out of the way and then I feel energized and virtuous all day. That’s how I’m feeling right now. PLUS it was barely spritzing when I woke up, but I went out anyway and just hoped I wouldn’t get caught in a downpour. It held off until I got back, but now I can hear the steady pitter-patter of rain on the roof, so I guess I timed it just right!
Today we’re hoping to get a slew of outfit pictures. I’m going to be in California for the 2nd half of the week so I need to get have a few posts in the queue and ready to go. I’ve ordered some new pieces, and I’ve got some fun outfits to put together.
Meanwhile, here’s this week’s Instagram Roundup.
I took this selfie as I was rushing out the door to church last Sunday. This is the LOFT dress that I featured on Thursday. It is still $25 but there are only a few sizes left so grab one while you can! The sale ends 04/24 at 4:59 PM EST.
Petaled Side Shirred Dress $25!!! // Vince Camuto Bellamy d’Orsay Pumps $90
Stella & Dot Tiburon Necklace & Lola Wrap Bracelet // D Yurman Link Ring
Kate Spade sunnies // similar jean jacket
Tory Burch Serif T Saddle Bag (on sale with code BLOOM!!!) // Nails: CND Studio White
This is the outfit I featured on Monday. I got such a great response to this. It really goes to show that simple outfits can be stunning if the colors and proportions work out.
pink blouse via Stitch Fix // DL1961 Emma legging jeans // Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals
Breezeback Enamel Bangle, Renegade Cluster Bracelet, Cage Cuff,
Breezeback Enamel Necklace, and Bungalow Hoops via my Stella & Dot boutique
D Yurman Curb Link Ring // Kate Spade Gramercy Grand Bracelet Watch
similar Tory Burch clutch (20-30% off with code BLOOM!!!)
I wore this outfit to have lunch with friends on Monday. It was a beautiful day and 70 degrees by 11am, so I broke out the sandals and white jeans. This t-shirt is sold out in the color I’m wearing, but Teal Britt is close and very pretty. It’s $25, and I’m wearing a medium.
Relaxed Slub U-Neck Tee // distressed white jeans // nude Miller Sandals
Stella & Dot Sunray Pendant, Wrap Bracelet, Cage Cuff & Turquoise Stretch Bracelet
Tory Burch Serif T Saddle Bag (20-30% off with code BLOOM!!!) // Nails: CND Studio White
I posted earlier in the week about what’s in my makeup bag. You can find links to all of these products there. I ordered some new things to try, so I’ll have to write an update soon!
This is a pretty typical everyday outfit for me this time of year. Unfortunately the striped top is already gone even though I bought it this spring. The rest of the outfit is linked below.
Another selfie. I was excited to get this sweater back from the dry cleaner. They shrunk it and I thought I’d have to pass it down to my daughter, but they were able to stretch it out again. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as flattering as it originally was. I think she lengthened it back out but didn’t widen it quite enough. I tried pulling and tugging on it as I wore it, hoping it would grow a little, but it didn’t help much. Oh, well. I’m just glad I didn’t have to ditch it entirely. I hate it when that happens!!! Since it is from last summer, I don’t have any links, sorry!
I’m running out of new outfits to style so I ordered a few things last week. This lace top was one of them. It’s a bit of a departure from my typical look, but I really like it and I’m super excited to style it this weekend!
These bracelets were sent to me from Alex and Ani. I love these shades of green for springtime.
I threw on this next outfit Thursday afternoon after spending most of the day in my stinky workout clothes. I really need to start getting ready for the day before the kids get home from school. Haha! This slouchy tee is $34 and it comes in 5 colors. Warning: it has to be dry-cleaned. I didn’t realize that when I ordered it.
I’m not sure why I ordered grey because I don’t need a grey v-neck tee. I must have had a specific outfit in mind when I chose it, but I can’t remember what. That keeps happening to me — I order things with a specific purpose in mind, and when they arrive, I can’t remember what it was. I guess that’s an occupational hazard, lol! I need to start keeping a list of outfits I want to style.
This zinnia pink vintage soft tee is only $12 at LOFT right now!! I just ordered one in the floral berry color. The utility vest is sold out, but I hear good things about this one at Target and it’s 40% off right now with the code MERONA40.
Finally, I posted this last night. I got an order from White House Black Market, and this Kimono Blouse was in there. At first I wasn’t sure I liked the flowy sleeves. I have thin arms and tend to like tops that feature them, but I really love the drape of this top, and it has 2 layers so it is not thin or see through AT ALL. Hallelujah! It’s easy to throw on and wear, no need to worry about front tucking or needing shapewear. Add a fun necklace, and you’re done! It is $88, but WHBM runs sales occasionally. I’ll try to let you know the next time I see one. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I threw it on with the jeans I was wearing, but it will also be stunning against white pants for a dressier look, and this fall I can wear it with black or even tan pants.
With that, I’m off to take a shower and get on with my day. Make it a great one!