Match Me

I say it every year, and then I fail miserably… I want to wear more matching sets! There are so many cute ones that range from casual and beach ready, to fancy for a night out. I don’t know why it takes me so long every season to add a new one to my wardrobe, but at least I eventually got around to it!

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SHEIN MATCHING SET c/o || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG || TARGET HEELS || FOREVER21 CHOKER

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Oh hey guys, just giving a tour of my summer home! Juuuuust kidding. I wish! This is actually “the Annie Mansion,” as everyone in our area refers to it. Where the original Annie was shot many moons ago. However, if you’re a Monmouth University student, you just call it Wilson Hall… which is way less exciting.

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LOL my mom made me take this last picture, after several failed attempts on her part to take a selfie with the big stone creature (and a huge fountain she was also obsessed with). My mom’s a cutie. Anywho! My favorite thing about this set, and most matching sets really, is the versatility. I love that you can wear this together as intended, or swap out the top or shorts for something else. It’s like having 3 different outfits in one, really. This was a great day-to-night look for me too! I hung around most of the day wearing this set and flip flops, and threw on the heels for dinner with my family. It’s incredibly comfortable! My only gripe with this… it’s a “one size fits most” situation. And let me tell you, it would certainly not fit “most.” Hell, it barely fit me. If you’re super skinny it will hang off of you, and if you’re even a centimeter thicker than I am, it will definitely be snug, if it fits at all. I got lucky that it ended up fitting me, but I really don’t have any wiggle room in it!

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Soaking up the Sun

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, isn’t it? Usually around this time bloggers start throwing up some fall inspired looks to get you guys all pumped and ready, but honestly, it was 100 degrees outside yesterday. There was NO way my ass was throwing on jeans or a suede jacket, even for 5 minutes. So the summer styles live on!

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SHEIN DRESS C/O || PYLO NECKLACE || RAY BAN SHADES || JIMMY CHOO HEELS (old, similar here)

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If you haven’t noticed, I don’t know how to wear anything without getting wrinkles. Unless you carry around your clothes in a garment bag with a portable steamer, like, is it even possible?! Don’t judge me guys. The struggle is real.

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I love how trendy off the shoulder tops were this summer. I think it’s a little late to grab one with pom poms or fringe now, but if they’re still in next year I’m obsessed with this one! Holy cute! For only $14.99 it might just be worth throwing in the cart anyway. There’s so many warm days in September, it could still be worth it.sig 2

Like a Rolling Stone

Fun fact.. most of my blog pictures are taken in an alley behind my mom’s office because she takes most of my pictures when we have about 10-15 minutes to spare while she’s at work, hah. Other times, we hop out of the car in other random alleys on the way to dinner to take pictures. That happens to be the case here. Alleys apparently make for some pretty backdrops.

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FOREVER21 TANK (old, similar here) || BB DAKOTA SKIRT, C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER (similar) || CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS || LINEA PELLE BAG C/O || FOREVER21 SHADES

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This is one of my favorite skirts and I only got to wear it twice before it disappeared for over a year! Luckily, Matt found it in a long lost dry cleaning bag and returned it to me, haha. I’ll never let it out of my sight again! This skirt is perfection. The pleats and the midi length are a far cry from what I can usually be found wearing, but I love that it pairs perfectly with just about anything. So versatile.

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I wore this ensemble into the city for a meeting last week, and this must be my lucky #ootd because it landed me a brand spankin new job! HOORAY! I’m so excited to be back in the city, aaaaand lucky for me, it’s only 3 days a week so I still get to spend a lot of time with Charlotte and Kennedy. Actually, my new job is with a company I’ve been working with for about 3 years now in another role, so yeah… hah. But doesn’t it show how friggen cool this company is that you can show up for an interview in a Rolling Stones tank top and they love it? ;]

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Printed Bells

So I’ve had these bells for over a year now and I’ve only worn them a handful of times. I bought them at the beginning of last summer, but they were one of those things that I couldn’t figure out what to pair with them, so I didn’t really wear them that often. However, this summer I just decided to say F it, and throw on little crop tops (shocking, I know) and call it a day.

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HOLLISTER PANTS & TOP (old, similar here, here) || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || LINEA PELLE BACKPACK || FOREVER21 CHOKER

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This crop top, on the other hand, I wear quite often! It’s one of my favorites to throw on with pretty much everything from bells, to skirts, to my trusty overalls! It’s comfortable and to be honest, anything I don’t have to wear a bra with gets extra gold stars in my book. Comfort is key in the summer.

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Side note: this is the first time I’ve actually shown my belly button on my blog, hah. It’s become one of those body parts that I spend an unusual amount of energy trying to cover up and hide all the time. It’s become way too exhausting trying to conceal it constantly, and ya know what, I’ve had two babies. This is what my body looks like. My belly button may not be my favorite part of myself anymore, but it’s mine so whatever, here it is world! Deal with it. ;] Anyway. These bells are amazingly comfortable, AND they’re still available, AND on major sale. YAY! Go, go, go!

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Get Festive

I’ve decided I should probably just change my blog name to Skirts&croptops.com… I mean, honestly. I promise my next post is not a skirt & crop top combo, swear.

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HOLLISTER TOP (last year; similar here, here) || FOREVER 21 SKIRT (similar here, here) || JUST FAB HEELS (similar here, here) || DANIRISI BAG C/O || FOREVER21 CHOKER

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This is one of my favorite skirts. I love the sheer overlay… it’s one of those skirts you can’t help but twirl in a little when you’re wearing it. A skirt like this is the perfect piece to pair with just about any top. Crop tops, sweaters, little lacy tops. I’ve worn this so many different ways.

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This is one of two chokers I still have left! If you read my previous post you know exactly what I’m talking about, haha. I can’t wear these things when I go out or lend them to girlfriends anymore. Actually, this particular choker had another delicate layer unearth attached to it, but I didn’t like the way it looked so I broke it off. Now I’m breaking my own things, hah. Anyway, does this outfit not make you want to spend a weekend in Spain? Adios muchachos!

Jump Around

I’m all about wearing overalls. I have a denim pair from Hollister that fits like a glove, but every time I wear them people are like, “oh are you working out in the yard today?” Literally can’t tell you guys how many times that has happened to me. With that said, I was on the lookout for a more… “adult” pair, should we say?

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PRIMARK OVERALLS c/o (in store only) || VICTORIA’S SECRET BRALETTE || FOREVER 21 CHOKER (similar here, here) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SHADES || DANIRISI BAG c/o

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I’m super into chokers right now. HOWEVER! I’ve had to buy like 5 in the past month because my boyfriend keeps breaking them… and the ones that survive… my girlfriends steal, haha. I may have to retire this trend for myself soon or I’m going to end up spending a lot of money here! Also can we just ignore how insanely straight my hair is here. I had literally just gotten a keratin treatment that morning and you’re not allowed to touch or move your hair at all. Having it this bone straight makes me crazy! Plus I need a haircut. Woof. IMG_0925IMG_0921IMG_0920IMG_0924IMG_0926

These overalls, as I’ll call them, are so soft and comfortable! My only problem with them, and it’s a personal problem really, hah… is that they’re long for me. But with the $18 price tag, I’ll deal… and maybe some day get them hemmed. MAYBE. I think these would look super cute with an off the shoulder top as well. Unfortunately this heat wave we’ve been having has made the thought of wearing anything more than this little bralette pretty much unbearable. When the temperatures start to go back down a little bit I’ll definitely play around more with this look!

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Good Vibe Tribe

Last week I had the pleasure of previewing the new Primark store that just opened in Freehold Mall. I am obsessed with that place! They have everything you could possibly need; baby clothes, kids clothes, stuff for you, stuff for your guy, accessories, shoes, not to mention house stuff! It’s crazy. The best part is the prices. This skirt was a steal at just $11, I kid you not!

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H&M CROP TOP (similar) || PRIMARK SKIRT c/o (in store only) || KELSEY DAGGAR HEELS (similar here) || LINEA PELLE BAG c/o || SOUTH MOON UNDER NECKLACE c/o

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I’m still into the geometric prints… I’m not sure if they’re as “on trend” as they used to be but they still work for me. I’m in love with the fringe detail along the bottom. Can you believe this was seriously $11? The quality is amazing too! You can probably tell from the pictures but the skirt is thick, it’s not cheaply made by any means. I thought the $11 price tag was a mistake… not gonna lie, hah!

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I wore this outfit over the weekend (the day I got the skirt, honestly, I couldn’t wait!) out for drinks. I was surprisingly comfortable. The shoes, which I have had for a while but don’t wear that often, were heavy by the end of the night, haha. That’s the trouble with a block heel, I suppose. Other than that this entire outfit fit well. Do you recognize the crop top? It’s the same one from my previous post, but in black. Yeah… I basically bought them in bulk. ;]

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Spotlight Stealer

It’s been a while since one of my little ladies has accompanied me on a blog shoot. Normally I try to avoid having my kids with me because they’re basically wild animals and make it extremely difficult to do anything productive, but Char came with me this time and we had a blast, haha.

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H&M CROP TOP (similar here, here) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SKIRT (so old! similar here || here) || ALDO SANDALS || LINEA PELLE BAG C/O || FOREVER21 CHOKER || CHANEL SHADES (similar)

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This is one of my favorite looks for the summer. I’ve had this skirt for maybe 5 years now? If not more! Well before I had any children and my ass and hips were about half the size, hah. It’s one of my favorites but it’s so tight it tends to ride up just a little bit every step you take so I’m constantly pulling it back down. But it’s fine… it’s too cute not to wear. Also I’ve had these sandals since last summer and this is the first time they’ve made it to the blog… which is madness to me because I wear them all the time.

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How cute is she? She’s such a ham when she sees the camera come out. Even if you’re taking a picture of her like swimming in the pool she’ll stop what she’s doing and give you a little pose. PLEASE disregard the rats nest she has workin on top of her head here, haha. She had just gotten home from camp and they spend half the day in the pool. It’s usually not that insane. Ok fine that’s a lie, but at least I try to tame it most of the time! Char is wearing a dress from H&M here. I’m obsessed with their kids section! They have the cutest little dresses, like this one, and they’re usually only about $4.95 each. Insanity! They’re durable too, most of Char’s from last year and the year before are still in great condition and Kennedy wears them now.

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My Summer Uniform

There’s only a few different things I like to wear during the summer… a bathing suit, a dress, or a skirt and crop top combo. You could call it a uniform of sorts. Oh and maybe gym clothes if I’m feeling extra motivated. ;]

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FOREVER21 CROP TOP (similar), SKIRT (similar), & CHOKER (similar) || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || DANIRISI BAG C/O

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I did say a few weeks ago that high slits were going to be my jam this summer. However! We’ve been having some really unusually cool nights so far this summer… I’m not into it. I’ve been forced to wear way more layers than I typically care for, ha. During the day it’s unbearably hot but as soon as the sun starts to go down it is actually cold. I’m not into it.

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This little elephant crop top is one of my favorite things to throw on this summer. It looks cute with a pair of high waisted shorts over a bathing suit for a way more casual look. Unfortunately it seems that everything I’m wearing here from Forever21 is no longer available online, womp womp! You may be able to find it in a store near you, but I linked to similar items just in case!

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Always off the Shoulder

My love for off the shoulder tops was taken to a whole new level when I found this OTS (off the shoulder) bodysuit at South Moon Under. It fits so well and it’s extremely flattering, and it pairs well with just about anything. I wore it for the first time with white jeans and a pair of Converse to a Yankee game. This time I opted for a pleated skirt and fringe heels for a meeting in the city.

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SOUTH MOON UNDER BODYSUIT C/O (on sale now!) || UPHORIA BOUTIQUE SKIRT C/O (similar) || STEVE MADDEN HEELS || CHANEL BAG IMG_9944IMG_9941IMG_9939IMG_9937IMG_9936

I get so many compliments when I wear this bodysuit. It seriously fits like a glove. It’s the first bodysuit I’ve ever owned and now I’m somewhat obsessed. I don’t know why I was so hesitant to buy one of these earlier. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s a huge pain in the ass to go to the bathroom when wearing one, hah, but whatever… it’s worth it.

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It’s been so long since I’ve worn these fringe heels, I forgot how much I loved them! I hate it when that happens! My mission is to wear these way more this summer because fringe is still in and it doesn’t get much more fringy than these!

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