2/23/18

Striped Tie Front Top + TGIF

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I'm doing things a little different around here this week since life has been a little different than usual. On Fridays I usually share some mirror selfies of outfits I've worn the past week, but this week the kids have been out of school so I put them to work taking a few extra sets of outfit photos. They were thrilled with that plan! Ha, no, not at all really. They're pretty cooperative about taking pictures, but it's not exactly their favorite activity. But we compromised and I made sure they got to do plenty of the things they like in appreciation for their photography assistance.
Striped Tee (c/o) | Jeans | Ankle Boots (in Taupe) | Necklace (c/o) | Tory Burch Satchel (Budget Option) | Leather Earrings  (2.5" size) 

This striped tie-front tee c/o SheIn is a great throw-on-and-go piece that really doesn't need any accessorizing, and the tie front made it very low fuss throughout the day. I'm wearing a Small here and I think it's pretty true to size. It's a basic, lightweight t-shirt material so definitely Spring weather friendly. It also comes in six other color and stripe options that might suit your tastes better if gray stripes aren't for you. The only caveat is that I noticed in some of my photos if my arms were up a little bit, you could see my stomach in the center above the tie. I didn't realize that in real life, but if you want 100% coverage (or extra warmth) you may want to wear a cami underneath this.

My jeans are true to size and I'm wearing the Short length (I'm 5'4"). Even though they're called Low Rise, I don't really find them to be lower than my Express mid-rise jeans. Though I suppose if I had higher rise jeans I wouldn't have had the issue with the t-shirt I just described, so there's another option to consider.

Striped Tee (c/o) | Jeans | Ankle Boots (in Taupe) | Necklace (c/o) | Tory Burch Satchel (Budget Option) | Leather Earrings  (2.5" size)

My boots are a recent Target purchase. I got my normal size and after wearing them a bit I kind of wish I had tried a half size smaller before committing to them. They felt a little loose on my foot after walking around for awhile, but adding a neutral no-show sock made them fit much better. So that could be an issue if I want to wear them barefoot in the Spring. Or I may just try adding a padded foot insert. Sometimes that makes them a little more snug, which would be a good thing in this case. Plus they don't have a lot of foot cushion as it is so that would be a benefit anyway. Sorry, I know that's not the most helpful sizing information but I'm still in the process of figuring it out for myself since I've only worn them once!

I also wanted to mention that my leather earrings are only $10 in the 2.5" size I'm wearing. (Bigger sizes are a few bucks more, smaller ones are a little less). My color is Silver Gold Champagne, but this seller has a lot of other cute colors and prints (like leopard!). I was very happy with the service and quality, and the price is much more reasonable than another blogger-favorite shop that sells leather earrings.

T.G.I.F.
On Fridays I share a few little lifestyle tidbits to go along with my outfits. I use the T.G.I.F. acronym to share whatever random words and topics come to mind for each of the letters. Here's my list this week!

T- Top Clicks
I always love when other bloggers share their most-clicked or most-purchased items, and for awhile I've wanted to figure out a way to incorporate that into my own content in case you all are interested too. T.G.I.F. seems like the perfect random place for it, so I'm thinking T for Top Clicks can be a regular thing here (once a month or so? TBD).  So here are a few still-in-stock popular items from February:

Blush Cardigan (a.k.a. "Soft Impala" as seen in this post)
Camel Cashmere Cardigan (shown in outfits: here and here)
Lace Henley (shown in outfits: here in black and here in white)
Basic Cardigan (Comes in three other colors, "Mocha" shown in this post)
Cowl Neck Sweater (Limited sizes remain, worn here and here with similar options/more sizes)

G- Golf
If you need me this weekend, I'll probably be at the golf course. Not that I play golf myself, but I've signed my kids up for some lessons. (Thanks in part to this book by Scott Adams...see my full review here.) One of my good friends has taken lessons with her son, and I'm pretty inspired and impressed by that, but still not convinced it's for me. If any of you have taken up golf "later in life" (and for this conversation let's just say that means anytime after high school!), I'd love to hear about your experience!

I- I'm Dreading...
...going back to the grind next week. This week was a fun mini staycation for the kids, and it was nice to not feel rushed to get to/from school, stay on top of homework, etc. Spring Break can't come soon enough!

F- Family Movies
Finding movies that the whole family enjoys is such a challenge. Here are a few we've watched lately plus mini reviews:
Dunkirk - We watched this because of the good review in this article on Rotten Tomatoes. It wasn't a hit for us...the plot was too confusing (e.g. changing time frames without being told you were changing time frames) and there wasn't much chance to connect with the characters.
October Sky - This is an "old" movie but my kids ended up liking it despite their skepticism. I saw this when it came out so it wasn't new to me, but I can't believe that was 19 years ago already!
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - I let my kids choose a movie to see with some of their friends this week and this was their selection. I wasn't expecting to get much out of it myself but I ended up laughing so much! They gave it a different spin from the original (it wasn't a re-make) and it was a hit for us.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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  4. Love that cute tie front top from SheIn, it's perfect on you! Recently I ordered leather earring from N&S and I love them but they're a little pricey so I am thrilled you shared this Etsy shop. My younger son played golf for his high school last Fall and loved it. I'll admit I liked it too, driving around in a golf cart and having drinks and snacks in a country club beats sitting in the bleachers at the baseball field anyday, lol! Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Definitely give this shop a try! They have several other cute styles and their prices are so reasonable. Also...LOL about golf vs. baseball. My boys did baseball for one season and I was not mad that they didn't want to continue!

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  5. this top is so cute and so is that bag. You never know you might enjoy golf, I always get excited to try something new. dunkirk was on my list to watch but now I'm putting it way down on the list.

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    Pinksole

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    1. I guess it was critically acclaimed because of the the visuals/cinematography and sound effects. And yes, those were fantastic. But...I still need a plot I can follow or characters I connect with.

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  6. Cute top! I love the tie in the front details!
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  7. I can't wait until my daughter is a little older and can take outfit photos for me. I am sure my husband can't wait either! I've been wanting to watch the new Jumanji movie. Good to know it's as funny as it looks!

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    1. LOL, yes my husband has done it once and he's very glad to pass that task along to the boys.

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  8. That's a cute top! I like easy pieces like that with a little extra detail to make them feel special. So fun that you got the kids to help with a few pics! I always love how you talk about enjoying when the kids have a break. I feel like I hear other moms who dread it and I admit to sometimes feeling that way myself. You are #goals in so many ways!

    Amy Ann
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    1. Ha, trust me, I was singing a different tune when my kids were the same age as yours! Anytime there was a break from school and I was doing all of the entertainment and caretaking 24/7...it was a lot more exhausting then than it is now. Ivy Jean is in the cutest, sweetest stage, but also the most physically draining!

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  9. Cute top! I love that details like knotting, ruching, etc are making basics look less...basic lol.

    I saw Dunkirk in the theater and loved it. I like wartime films, although they are hard to watch sometimes and often are longer than they need to be!

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    1. Ha, I agree with you on the "Less basic basics!" They are the best! And I imagine Dunkirk was more powerful in the theatre thanks to the sound and gigantic screen! It wasn't bad by any means, we just didn't enjoy it as much as we hoped based on the reviews.

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  10. ah, good to hear about jumanji! i thought it looked funny, but KC didn't want to see it in the theatres so i'll be watching it on redbox or netflix whenever it comes out (unless it already has and i'm just behind the times). love the target booties too!

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