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Dressing Room Diaries – Spring Old Navy Dresses

We are going on a cruise soon and I was on the hunt for two things – white shorts and dresses I could just throw on and go. Well, technically I guess dresses plural would be wanted more than one 🙂

When I got the Old Navy 40% off with your card email on Friday, I had to go check out their selection. Sometimes it is hit or miss for me there, so I was hoping this trip would be a big hit.

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This midi floral dress is a big reason I wanted to go into the store instead of just ordering online. The top looked like it may be on the tighter side with the type of fabric and construction. I loved it on…but there definitely is no stretch. Luckily with the adjustable straps, I could lengthen them and make the top loosen up on me. Please don’t mind the socks…y’all know how Old Navy dressing rooms can be 😉 (Wearing a size small)

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A great back detail for this jersey-knit dress. It’s a fit and flare…and if you follow the blog at all, you know that’s my favorite fit. The reviews online for this dress say the arm holes are huge. Uh, not they aren’t. I have on a small and it fit me perfectly fine. This dress is so soft! Would even be good as a bathing suit cover up. (Wearing a size small)

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I gravitated toward this dress for the super cute print. This printed pintuck dress was just fun, and the pin tucks at the top give it a little unexpected detail. (Wearing a size small)

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This striped rib-knit swing dress is ridiculously comfortable. And it’s exactly what I was looking for – something super easy to throw on and go. The navy and white stripes are even nautical for the trip. (Wearing a size small)

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My white shorts from last year shrunk literally two sizes after I put them in the wash…so I was on the hunt for a new pair. I really don’t like to wear shorts, but I have a couple of cute tops that look so good with white shorts. I like the 5″ inseam on these; I’m not one to want to wear dazey dukes. (Wearing a size 6)

I love the off the shoulder look, but know I probably won’t wear that style of shirt a ton. That’s one reason to love Old Navy…wearing trends at an affordable price. I did do an arm test in the dressing room…moving my arms up and down, stretching my arms out to the side, etc. The top did a great job of staying in place. A similar one is online. (Wearing a size small)

I did see a ton of cute tops and accessories. I highly suggest making a trip to your local Old Navy. You can always find stuff on sale!

Lilly Pulitzer Rilo Tube and Dahlia Short

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I know I’ve been a little MIA, but we were on a much needed family vacation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It’s crazy to think my family and I have been going there since 2000. 16 years?! Can that even be possible? My daughter’s first trek was when she was only four months old (yes, we were the crazy parents to take our four-month old on a plane…we lived in Illinois then). So mix being in the south and Lilly Pulitzer (and Jack Rogers)…you have a great vacation outfit. And not to mention super comfortable.

I typically don’t wear white unless I have a spray tan, which you can tell here that I definitely have one. I have a love-hate relationship with shorts, so same goes for wearing those unless my legs have some color. But the print on these and the fabric made them a must have in my book. Elastic waist…yes please! And the scallop edges are such a fun detail. The tube top stays in place, so I was never fidgeting with it at all…even on the windy Eco Dolphin tour (isn’t my son such a cutie patootie?!).

Top – Lilly Pulitzer Rilo Tube; Shorts – Lilly Pulitzer Dahlia in Shimmy Shimmy; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (old); Sandals – Jack Rodgers Lauren (on sale!); Purse – kate spade (old); Tory Burch FitBit holder (on sale in silver!)

Shorts Kind of Day

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It is super hot in the ATL. Not only hot, but humid. Ugh. I love summer, but this weather is starting to get to me. Although I am not a shorts girl, I did pick these up at the Annie Griffin warehouse sale for next to nothing. They are nice and cool in this hot weather – and y’all know I love bright colors!

Shirt – Loft (way old); Shorts – Annie Griffin; Sandals – Sam Edelman Gigi; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton; Earrings – Kendra Scott Danielle; Bracelet – Henri Bendel

Brighter the Better

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Taking a vacation to the Caribbean is the perfect time to wear your bright, tropical-colored clothes! This Ted Baker Blisse Chameleon Print Tee just fit in when we stopped in Cozumel. Tropical flowers and adorable chameleons and jewels – oh my! I thought with such a bright shirt might as well turn up the brightness a notch with bright green shorts! Why not?!

Happy Monday, everyone!

Shirt – Ted Baker; Shorts – J. Crew; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Earrings – Kendra Scott Danielle; Watch – Rolex; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton (similar)

Shorts Weather

Saturday in the ATL was definitely shorts weather. Now, I admit, I have a love-hate relationship with shorts. I really only like them when I wear wedges. And as I have gotten older, I have to make sure the shorts I choose to wear are not tight against my legs…especially when I wear them with sandals. They just end up making my legs look stumpy. No thank you.

I shopped my closet and dug out these ridiculously comfy silky-type shorts from Banana last year. Floral prints are hot right now, so yay me for keeping them 🙂

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Shirt – Gap (old); Shorts – Banana Republic (old); Wedges – 7 for all Mankind (old); Sunnies – Kate Spade; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old); Watch – Rolex; Earrings – The Limited (old); Fitbit Flex 🙂

Love and Hate Relationship with Shorts

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with shorts for the past few years. There are so many cute styles, I’ve tried to love more than hate lately.

My thighs have always been muscular. So, to embrace my muscles, I’ve had to learn how to shop for the right type of shorts. It’s important to feel comfortable in your clothes, right? So I’ve learned that I possibly have to size up to get them to fit properly. Because I do not want to look like some of those teenagers I see at the mall with teeny tiny shorts that are only 1 cm longer than their underwear…or are so tight it looks like their circulation is about ready to be cut off!

And I have to admit, I love shorts when I have a (fake) tan on my legs. For some reason a tan just makes them look better – at least to me anyway 🙂 So I brought these cute navy shorts with me on vacation. Threw them on for a day of shopping with my momma.

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Top, Shorts, Belt – Banana Republic; Bracelets – Michael Kors and Spartina; Sunnies – Louis Vuitton; Sandals – Sam Edelman

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