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I love it when we get a picture where the wind catches my hair.

Makes me feel like a white, talentless Beyonce.

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This business casual outfit almost makes it look like I have a job, doesn’t it?! I appreciate your optimism, but sadly…still no job. This was actually an outfit I wore while I met with someone who does have a job and who gave me some advice on how to find one of my own. Yes, I’m networking. But I hate calling it “networking” because that word strikes fear in the hearts of introverts like myself. Luckily, this meeting was quite enjoyable and productive. Plus, I was having a great hair day, so…bonus points.

On another note, we took these photos in front of a WWII memorial. There wasn’t any special meaning behind my choice of background; it was just near where we had lunch and it blocked the harsh light. But my grandpa is a WWII vet, and his 95th birthday is this weekend, so I think it’s fitting. It’s not likely that he’ll spend his birthday reading my blog, but he’ll probably be hanging out, gardening, and being (somehow) healthier than I am.

Top via Le Tote (buy similar on sale) // similar Pants // Shoes (on sale) // Watch* // Ring // similar Bag (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale)

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Not Thirty

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First of all, thanks to everyone who left me a “happy birthday” message on Wednesday. You could have wished happy birthday to Fidel Castro or Alfred Hitchcock, but you picked me, and I shall not forget your kindness.

I spent most of my birthday at home alone (just the way I like it), then put on this outfit to go out for a nice dinner to celebrate 29! Twenty-nine is the age that people tend to hang on to for a while. So now I worry when I tell people I’m 29 they’ll secretly be wondering if I’m actually 34 and just lying to them.

But I figured out how to avoid this problem. Here’s my plan: I’m just going to claim I’m 22 because (1) it’s still old enough to drink, (2) people don’t question that age, (3) I’m obviously very young-looking and it’s totally believable, and (4) Taylor Swift convinced me it’s a good age to be.

I’m going to claim I’m 22 until I’m 40, at which point it might be slightly less believable. Then I’ll claim I’m 50, and everyone will tell me how great I look for my age.

Great idea? Or the greatest idea? You get very wise at 29.

Sweater (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // Jeans (on sale) // similar Clutch* // Bracelet // Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Necklace

*Clutch purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Leopard & Lace

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My remixed item of the day is this black lace shirt from Target’s Prabal Gurung collection. In yesterday’s outfit, it was hidden under my jacket, but now you get a better view of she shirt in all its lacy glory! I had been wanting a new black blouse, and this one has such special details. Here’s a little shopping tip I’ve been keeping in mind recently: Never buy boring. Even those “basic” pieces in your closet like a black shirt for work can be interesting and unique. I would rather spend a couple extra bucks on something I will enjoy wearing than save on the first thing I see that fills a “hole” in my wardrobe.

Oh, and remember how last week I accidentally wore a belt that matched my shoes? I did it again. Except this time is was more like accidentally on purpose. I knew I wanted to throw in some leopard (because why not?), and I didn’t know if I wanted to do shoes or belt. So I put them both on, went to the mirror to decide which one I preferred, and ended up liking how they looked together. I’m nothing if not willing to break my own rules!

Shirt: Prabal Gurung for Target

Skirt: Target

Belt: Madewell (similar)

Shoes: Kensie (similar)

Green Jean

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Why am I posing so awkwardly in the first photo? Let’s forget about it and move on…

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Stop staring at my crotch, OK?

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Despite these somewhat awkward photos, I really like this outfit. I wore it for my Saturday morning class. I realized a couple months ago that I have almost no real green clothing. Mint green, yes. But real green – like the color of trees and stuff – no. I consider myself an equal opportunity color wearer, so I’m not sure how I overlooked poor little old green.

So I made it a goal for the fall to find something green, and since I’m loving colored denim recently, I figured why not green jeans?! Ta da!

Jeans available at The Limited

Polo available at J. Crew (boys’)