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Short Sleeve Button Down + Currently

Today's post was quite a roller coaster in the making! I took these outfit photos two weeks ago, then as I was preparing the post over the weekend my top was coming up as sold out. I was debating whether to scrap this outfit entirely and reviewing options for other content to share. Then I started browsing similar options for this top, and voilĂ ! I found my exact top again! Express had moved it to the Clearance section of their site, which meant it wasn't coming up when I browsed their regular selection of tops! I really wish they wouldn't do that, but I guess it all worked out in the end.

After all that back and forth now we're back to Plan A - sharing this outfit! And I'm happy about that because I really do love this top. It's great for transition weather/warm climate fall weather! It's very lightweight, but the color keeps it from looking like summer. And I like that it's a little bit nicer than a t-shirt so I can dress it up for school meetings a doctor appointments if needed. Those are generally the main things on my agenda these days that require anything more than a t-shirt! Well...not that there's a dress code saying "no T-shirts" or my kids would never be allowed anywhere! But I just feel more comfortable when my attire is more in line with what the other adults are wearing!

Anyway, I wore this on the weekend so I didn't have to be dressed up just to run errands and take my son to flag football practice. This is the only short sleeve button down shirt I own, but when I went browsing for similar styles to share I realized this style is everywhere! Either they're trending right now or they've always been popular and I just never noticed. Or maybe they're a classic style that's having a trending-strong moment? Whichever it is, this is a really great top style for transition season, so here are some additional in-stock options:
ONE: Amazon Top $22  | TWO:  LOFT  | THREE: Shop Madewell (Striped Tie Front) 
FOURAmazon ($19) | FIVE: Shop DL1961 (Crystie St) | SIXEquipment (Short Sleeve Slim Signature Blouse)

I didn't set this up as a Splurge vs. Save graphic, but I do have options from high to low end. The lines get a little blurred when the Madewell top is more or less expensive than the LOFT top depending on the current sale! But the DL1961 option and Equipment option are definitely Splurge styles, so if that's not in the budget, check the additional colors on this Amazon Top (Option One) for a similar color and style.

It's the first Wednesday of the month so I'm joining Anne for her "Currently" link up. She provides the creative prompts for this, and today's participants are sharing what we're currently arranging, loving, embracing, purchasing, and sharing!

Arranging...and re-arranging my shoes in my closet every other day. My boys are kind enough to let me store some of my out-of-season shoes in their closets, but at this time of year that's a difficult distinction to make! I'm still wearing sandals a lot, but we did have some rain last weekend so I needed ankle boots. My shoes aren't feeling very organized at the moment. Instax camera for shoe organization, since we're on the subject. This is a re-share but since I've been re-organizing my shoes and adding some new options for fall this camera is getting a lot of use.

I store all my shoes in their boxes and this has been such a great investment for making it easier to find the pair I'm looking for.
Some of the boxes do have the name printed on them like this, but my brain just has an easier time processing an image!

Embracing...the school year routine and flow. It always takes me 4-6 weeks to get over the summer hangover and adapt to the school year schedule, but I'm finally there.

Purchasing...The Madewell top from my graphic above! These "additional shopping options" can be dangerous to create since I end up seeing a few new things I didn't know I needed!

Sharing...some recent outfits, a new nail color I'm trying, a re-stocked favorite coat, and a favorite "low energy day" workout coming up in Friday's post so I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

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  1. I keep telling myself I'm going to photograph my shoes and put the pic on the box because I get so frustrated going through my shoes looking for a certain pair. Many of them are in boxes but not the original. Some are in plastic shoe boxes. This is such a good idea.

  2. Girl, that berry color on you is so very BEAUTIFUL. YOU not only have the best wardrobe, but the best ideas and tips too. Have the sweetest day. xo

  3. I am with you on Express and not just putting all the tops in one place rather than moving them to "sale". I find some sites so difficult to use! I love that berry top on you. It is a pop of color I am not used to seeing you in but looks great! I am with you on 'dressing up" for different things and not wearing a t-shirt. I am with you on that! I hope you have a great Wednesday!

    Daily Style Finds

  4. OMG that's such a great idea for shoe storage!! I think I'll try that for at least some of my shoes. I have wayyyy too many shoes.

  5. It's a cute top, I'm glad you decided to share the pics! :) It's a beautiful colour and looks so good on you :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is going well :) I've just posted a giveaway on my blog!

    Away From Blue

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  7. I always wanted to do that with my shoes but ended up recycling all of the boxes at some point due to lack of space. I love the color of your top! It's so cute and such a great staple!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. I can't begin to tell you how often I wait until something is sold out before I'm ready to share it. UGH. I'm glad you found it. The shoes idea is great!!

  9. I love a "dressy tee" type option for hot days. What a great color on you! And oooh I love that idea for using an Instax camera - what a fun way to organize.

  10. I like rich, saturated colors for fall, too. I'm glad the website still had this top so you could share! It's amazing how uniform our wardrobes can become sometimes!

  11. Such a great outfit! I love this color on you. I store most of my shoes in their boxes, too. I don’t have photos on the boxes, but I am pretty good at processing what’s inside of them just from the description (and some have an outline of the shoe). But sometimes I can’t find what I am looking for and I get super frustrated! So maybe I do need to add the photos!


  12. Great post, seems like an age ago that I wore shorts, when it was only a couple of weeks really - thanks for sharing this look. x Jacqui

  13. That is such a great color and it looks fantastic paired with the jean shorts! So loving this look!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  14. that color is so pretty on you, you should wear it more. I have very few shoes in boxes but I would totally do that if I needed to.


  15. Your nails always look so pretty! I can't wait to see your new nail color! That new top is really cute too!

  16. That berry color is so pretty for Fall! Jewel tones are my favorite this time of year. And I love the Madewell top you just purchased, can't wait to see how you style it!

    I really need to do a big organization overhaul of my closet. I keep putting it off, but seeing how you're storing your shoes is definitely the kick I need to get started! Honestly even just thinking about reorganizing gives me anxiety, but I hate clutter and I've downsized my wardrobe quite a bit this year.

  17. I can see why you love it. It has such a rich color tone and then it's tie at the wait. All the yays here! :)

  18. I hate it when I take outfit photos and the main item sells out before I get a chance to publish the post! Glad it worked out for you on with this top - the color is fabulous!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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