1. As Seen on TV
I've had this Express cami since January, and the stripe pattern makes it a little more distinct from other brands than solids:
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And there was no mistaking that the girl on the far left in this pic from Us Magazine a couple of weeks ago is wearing the same cami. (Per Wikipedia "That girl" is actually Kaitlyn Bristowe from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.)
When I mentioned this to Erin (who has been telling me all along about this), she was quick to show me a few other instances where Kaitlyn wore something from Express...
Like the red version of this same cami:
Image Source...which I've also worn with white jeans (and who knows, maybe her white jeans are from Express!) :
Express | Jacket: Express (Similar) | Jeans: Express | Necklace: Express (Similar) | Shoes: Calvin Klein (Similar) | Bag: Express (Similar)
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And last but not least there's this plaid shirt she wore:
Image via: Step Up and Dress Up
Express no longer makes this exact print, but we know for sure it's also from Express because two of my other favorite Express-wearing bloggers, Carylee and Rachelle, have this exact version:
This Oversized Plaid Shirt has become a staple product at Express since it was first released back in 2014, but the specific patterns don't seem to last more than a season so if you see one you love, don't wait too long. Case in point: I've only had my navy and pink version of this shirt for a month and it's already sold out! I linked a similar print of my same style below:
Similar) | Jeans: Express | Sandals: Nordstrom | Necklace: CCO (Sold Out, Similar) | Watch: c/o Fossil | Bag: Aldo (Similar) | Ring: Express (Similar) | Bracelets: Charmed Stacks
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And finally, here's a front view of the outfits I'm wearing in this post for those who prefer that angle:
2. Netflix Favorites
Since I'm on the subject of TV, I wanted to join Erika and Shay today in talking about the top three Netflix series we would take with us if we were stranded on a desert island. In no particular order, these are my top three candidates:
Why I loved it: Complex, well-developed characters, amazing acting, excellent story arcs, lots of suspense, themes that make you question black-and-white definitions of right and wrong.
Why I didn't: The ending. I don't know anyone who liked how it ended. I'm kind of hoping for a movie someday to redeem the ending. Is that too much to ask? Also, some scenes were too sad or gruesome for my taste (particularly anything with Dexter's childhood), but the good still outweighed the bad for me.
2. Breaking Bad
Why I loved it: Complex, well-developed characters, amazing acting, excellent story arcs, lots of suspense, themes that make you question black-and-white definitions of right and wrong. (Yep...I copied and pasted from Dexter. I guess you know what I like in a show!)
Why I didn't: There wasn't much I didn't like about this and I thought they completed the series much better than Dexter. I guess I could say the same about some of the violence being too much for me to even want to think about.
3. Gilmore Girls
Why I liked it: To be honest, I was going to put Sons of Anarchy in this spot. And my reasons for loving that show are the exact same as the first two shows! But if I were actually stranded on desert island with only three series to watch I think I'd need to balance out the darker themes of the other two shows with something girly, idyllic, and positive. So Gilmore Girls it is!
Why I didn't: One of the things this show was known for was witty banter, and at times I found it just a little too much and it kept me from relating to the characters. Same goes for their too-perfect town, lives, and wardrobes! Those things were equal parts fun/charming and distracting to me because they were so unrealistic.
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Thanks for stopping by for some TV talk today! I'll be back on Friday with an Outfit Recap and some Friday Favorites!