Real Clothes

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Ever since I’ve been back from the beach, I’ve had a lot of trouble getting myself dressed. Like in real clothes, with shoes and accessories and everything. Oh, to be back at the beach, where a bikini top counts as a bra (or as a shirt, for that matter). I spent an embarrassingly long time coming up with this outfit to run errands and go to the movies on Monday. It mostly worked out OK, but my feet were killing me by the end of the day. But I would like to point out that I spent most of last week in bare feet, so I’m still getting used to the shoe thing. Either I make very impractical shoe choices, or I really needed that vacation. Probably both.

Top (on sale) // Jeans (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // similar Bag (on sale)

Apparently I like black, white, & blue. It’s the real life remix…

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First in Flight

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I think I made it pretty clear to everyone that I was at the beach last week (in this post and this one and in a lot of Instagrams), but I don’t know if I made it clear which beach. We were at Nags Head in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I grew up in North Carolina, so to me, “beach” can only mean the Outer Banks. I’ve heard Florida also has a few beaches, but I see no need to check.

Nags Head is just down the road from the spot where the Wright brothers took their first successful airplane flights in 1903. There’s a memorial and visitor center there now, so we stopped to check it out before heading to the airport for our flight home. When you’re about to get on a plane in a few hours, what better time to see where it all started, right?

So this outfit was my nerdy tourist/goodbye beach/travel look.

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Do you see that? It’s aviation…reflected in my aviator sunglasses. Is your mind blown? Because it should be.

Top // Jeans (on sale) // Watch* // Sunglasses // Shoes* // Nails // Lips

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry; shoes purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Shopbop.

Say Hello to My Little Friend

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[ballerina moment]

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Do I look cool? Because I feel cool. I guess if I were actually cool, I wouldn’t talk about how cool I am, but I can’t help it. I wore white pants and a white shirt for a whole day without getting any dirt or food on myself. Plus, I’m rocking a black blazer and shades like a secret agent (but one from a movie that dresses all sexy and less utilitarian). And to top it all off, I debuted my #1 coolest purchase of the month (and probably the year): my mint Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. bag! You might have seen the announcement on Instagram, but I’ve been admiring this bag for a long time and decided to sell a few things – including an old Marc Jacobs bag – so I could afford to buy a full-size M.A.C. without busting my budget. These bags retail for $295, but I found this one for almost 50% off at Nordstrom Rack, and the income from everything I sold was enough to cover the whole cost. OK, admit it…that IS pretty cool, right? 🙂

Bag // similar Bag (much cheaper option!) // Jeans (on sale) // Shoes* // similar Blazer* // similar Sunglasses // similar Necklace

*Shoes and blazer purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Black & White (plus a dash of neon)

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I know black and white is supposed to be a big trend these days (I read that on the interwebs), and I tried my best, but I’m simply incapable of not wearing any color. This is probably the closest I’ll ever get. But you have to admit – the belt totally makes the outfit, right? Agreed. You guys totally get me.

similar Top (on sale) // another similar Top (on sale) // Jeans // similar Belt // similar Sandals (on sale) // Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Bracelet // Lipstick “Romantic”