Double Navy + a New ‘Do

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Every once in a while I dig the whole monochromatic thing. Yesterday was one of those days, apparently. I felt like a had a brand new dress just by doubling up on the navy. And speaking of colors, if it looks like my hair’s a little darker, that’s because it is. Maybe I’m just looking forward to fall, but I felt like switching it up a little. I wore this hair and navy out for a pizza date last night.

That’s all for today, folks! I have a wedding to go to on Saturday, then I’m leaving for the BEACH! My mind is already on the weekend, hence the lack of the fantastic wit to which you have become so accustomed. Hang in there; it’ll be back.

Top (on sale) // similar Skirt // Bag // similar Necklace // similar Sunglasses // Shoes (on sale) // similar Ring (on sale) // Fingernails // Toenails

In the Navy

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Sometimes I get it in my head that my life simply can’t go on without a certain thing in my closet. (This is one of those “first world problems,” isn’t it?) Most recently, that was a pair of silver pumps. Seems simple enough, but you would not believe how much trouble I went through.

First of all, I’m really picky, so not just any silver pumps would do. I finally found the perfect ones, ordered them, waited 2 weeks for them to ship from overseas, and they were too small. So I sent them back and ordered the next size up. I waited another 2 weeks. The new size came and they weren’t too small, but I had this weird sensation like I was drunk when I walked in them. I looked at them and discovered the heel of the left shoe was not perpendicular to the ground. I’m no Christian Louboutin, but I think I’ve seen enough heels in my life to know that’s some subpar craftsmanship. Naturally, I shot an angry email to customer service and demanded a replacement, but – surprise – that size was now sold out.

So I was back to square one. I found another pair from a brand I’ve worn before, so I should know what size I need, right? WRONG. This was the smallest size 7 that’s ever been made. I think it might have been a child’s size 7. This time shipping wasn’t free, so after 3 strikes, I decided to send the miniature shoes back and give the silver shoe search a rest for a little while.

You might be wondering why I kept ordering shoes blindly instead of trying on ones in stores. I’m not as dumb as I look. I tried that too. No luck.

Then fiiiiinally a pair I had spotted at Nordstrom for $100 popped up on HauteLook for almost half off, so I went for it. And I ordered a 7.5 since apparently my feet have grown or all shoes have shrunk. And here they are. Epic journey comes to a fabulous close.

Dress* // Shoes // Bag (on sale) // similar Necklace (under $10) // Sunglasses // Lips “Orange de Chine”

*Dress provided courtesy of Kika. Kika is a mother-daughter business that sells high-quality (but affordable) eco-conscious clothing. While they did give me this dress for free, they’re not paying me to say this :). Check out how I wore my other fabulous Kika dress here.