Blue Lace Top + Lace Up Sandals

TGIF! It felt great to be back to normal this week, but still, nothing beats Friday and having the whole weekend ahead of you. Mine will be mostly filled with taking kids to their weekend activities, but we do have a fun party to attend on Saturday night and I'm excited to get dressed up for that. Outside of party attire, I've been trying to expand my collection of cute spring tops and go beyond the basics that I normally wear. This one from Express caught my eye and I scooped it up the first chance I had:

Top: Express | Jeans: Express | Shoes: Charming Charlie | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Cardigan: Gap (on my arm) | Watch: Fossil (Similar) | Bracelet: JustFab (Similar) | Dark Self Tanner: Amazon

Deal Alert! For the month of May, get $10 off $60 at Charming Charlie online or in store with the following code: RBTOGOSY. To get the savings in store use this code: 720000000233.

Outfit Notes:
 I'm very glad I didn't read the review section for this top before ordering it because I might have been dissuaded. The one reviewer (so far) mentions it being very tight across the bust, and I didn't find that to be the case. Of course, your bust may vary so I'm certain that will be a consideration for some of you! I took my normal size and I found it plenty roomy overall due to the somewhat square cut of the top. It is short in the length by design, but it fully covers my waistband of my jeans and doesn't move up much when I lift my arms. So I wouldn't wear it to volunteer at school, but for every day it's just fine.

These shoes only come in half sizes, so although I normally wear a 7.5, I ordered a 7 in these and they fit perfectly. They're very comfortable and so much more affordable ($39) than the designer version!

Finally, these jeans are longtime favorites and a staple for just a nice, classic, non-distressed pair of denim. I took my normal size and I always prefer the Short length at my height (5'4").

Front View:
Top: Express | Jeans: Express | Shoes: Charming Charlie (See coupon code above) | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bag: Amazon  | Watch: Fossil (Similar) | Bracelet: JustFab (Similar)

Friday Favorites: 
Most Fridays I try to share some of my favorite things, but today I stared at the computer screen and just came up blank. I think most of my favorites lately have been covered in recent posts so rather than prattle on about my favorite dental floss (Glide Threader Floss since I have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth), I'll recap a few things that have been on the blog recently:

Favorite Feedback on a Post: 
The comments and follow up I've had on this post about taking risks have been some of my favorites, so thank you all for your input on that!

Favorite Books Lately: 

Favorite Vacation:

Favorite Podcast for Bloggers:

Favorite Date Night Outfit:

Favorite Beauty Products Lately: 

Well that sums it up! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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  1. This top is adorable, have a great weekend Gina :)


  2. The lace is really good on that top and I love the length of it too! And I'm glad you bounced back from vacation quickly!! I'm still catching up from my week in Nashville 2 months ago! Haha
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com

  3. That top is darling! I love the pretty color of it and lace detail! Have a great weekend!

  4. How pretty is that top! Love the color and the lace detailing. Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista


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