ROYAL BLUE TOP AND LINEN SHORTS

 

Outfit Details:

Royal Blue Top, Linen Pull On Shorts I, II, III, IV, V, Kate Spade Beige Faux Croc Purse, Kate Spade Watch, Etsy Morganite, Diamond, and Rose Gold Ring, Jessica Simpson Wedges, Kendra Scott Earrings

This outfit has a unicorn in it. Look really close, I promise you'll see it. No, it's not hidden in those fancy pants (er shorts) I have on. It's my shirt! I'll explain down below. In the meantime, check out that purse, that's fancy too huh? It's full of random kleenex, granny style, that I was using to wipe my brow. Only thing missing were some fuzzy hard candies! But really, today we broke records in central Mississippi! I'm not sure about everyone else, but my thermometer at home read 104 degrees in the middle of the day. Plus some of that sweet sweet humidity. Today was the perfect day to take a stroll downtown, it was super comfortable! Just ask my husband, he had a blast! We also may have contracted West Nile while we were at it. If I did, Brett captured a picture of the tiny satan on my leg, so I have evidence! 

So why is this top a unicorn? Because, it is not a plus sized top, but it fits me. I found it in the "regular" section at Macy's. This is where things get complicated, and this is why people asking me where I shop all the time is a hard question to answer. Not only do I scour the plus size sections in stores (when possible) and online, but I definitely scour the regular sections too. Ugh, I know, that's a lot. I just can't help it because every so often I find a sparkly shiny unicorn, hiding amongst the stuff that won't fit me. I'd hate to miss out on that! So this top is a size XL, and I love it. In fact, I've worn it more than any other top this summer. So be on the look out for those unicorns! Ya never know what you might find! Try things on, it's worth a shot!

These shorts are what they are calling "soft shorts". They feel like linen to me, so that's what I'm going with. I assume some versions come in a spandexy type cotton, and I would say that those probably aren't the best idea. That just seems weird and tacky, like they are trying really hard not to be athletic shorts, but failing miserably. So go for the linen feeling ones. They are insanely comfortable: elastic waist band, slip-on, pockets, you get the idea.

The wedges are by Jessica Simpson, and they are on sale for $39.99 right now! That's a crazy good price, so snatch them up before everyone else does! The purse is Kate Spade, and I got it at T.J. maxx, so it's just one of those things I can't really link to. That place makes me crazy, I generally don't shop at stores like that because of all the disorganized stuff. But my mom promised I would find some good stuff, and she was right! Funny how that works, huh? The watch is also Kate Spade, and I have had it for years. It's two-tone, gold and silver colored, goes with everything. The earrings are Kendra Scott again, I can't get enough. I need a Kendra Scott anonymous meeting. The ring I linked to in the last beauty post as well. It's actually an engagement ring, but the husband gave it to me for my birthday, and I don't care, I do what I want. 

Photography by The Husband

PLUS SIZE PAJAMA PARTY

 

Outfit Details:

Ralph Lauren Navy Polka Dot Short Pajama Set (Similar), Ralph Lauren Coral Stripe Short Pajama Set, Tiffany & Co. Silver Ball Earrings, Gold & Silver Fleur De Lis Ring.

Oh hey Channing Tatum's face (on the cover of Vanity Fair), let's casually sit in bed together and sip on some coffee. Oh, you want to help me write some thank you notes too? But of course! Your wish is my command.

I'm a pajama girl, always have been. I love nothing more than a fancy pair of matching pjs to sleep in. I routinely get a new pair for birthdays, christmas, etc etc etc. Every special day deserves a fresh pair of jammies! Plus, I work from home for my day job, so occasionally I don't feel like getting dressed like an adult. On those days I'm glad to have my fancy and comfy jammies! Side note: That adorable address book is made by Emily Ley, and if you haven't discovered her yet, you're welcome. I LOVE everything she makes. 

These pjs are all Ralph Lauren, the polka dot one is my fave, but unfortunately it's sold out. I linked to another polka dot version up top though. The coral striped one below is actually on a big time sale right now, so if you click the link you are in luck! Ralph Lauren also makes a few pairs that have longer shorts if that's your thing.

In another post I will tell you my secret for long-lasting nail polish. It's a pretty neat little system I have, and I love it. It's gel polish, and it's COMPLETELY dry within 15-20 minutes, start to finish. Not kinda dry and you need to be careful. I'm talkin, pull on some really tight jeans and not mess up your nails, dry. I'll also show y'all my all time favorite monogrammed pjs. Super soft, love love love them. Keep an eye out! 

Photography by The Husband

NAVY BLUE RUFFLED MAXI DRESS

 

Outfit Details:

Kiyonna Maxi Dress, Kendra Scott Statement Necklace, Target Earrings, Sam Edelmen Sandals

Hey! Guess what? I'm wearing blue again! Guess what else? I have A LOT of other blue outfits in my closet. So if you are into blue, you're in luck! If you're not, take a hike! This is one of my absolute favorite outfits for summer. So if you see me a lot, you've probably seen this dress, many times. Repeat offender. 

This dress is called the Maritime Maxi Dress by Kiyonna. I'm wearing it in mariner blue. It's a true wrap dress, not a faux wrap. I am 5'9-5'10 and it sort of drags on the ground in the back, so keep that in mind if you are a shorty. It is super comfortable, and hands down my favorite maxi so far.

My shoes are the Gigi shoes by Sam Edelman, in gold. They have a faux alligator/croc texture. They are pretty flat and lightweight. Fun easy, summer sandals. One of my big fashion rules is that every summer I get sandals in all the neutrals. So I get a white pair, black pair, brown pair (sometimes a dark and lighter one), silver pair, and gold pair. If i had a particularly sturdy and well made pair from the year before, I will keep it in rotation until it gets worn out, and then replace it. Some sandals last years, some don't, usually the amount you spend on them correlates to how well made they are, up to a point of course.

My necklace is the Harlie Statement Necklace in Mint by Kendra Scott. It can be worn long, short, or in between. There is no clasp on the back, just double hooks so you can hook either side on whichever rung you want. You can customize the length to fit your outfit. My giant gold half sphere earrings are by Target. They are studs with posts, not clip ons. I couldn't find them online, but I just picked them up at Target not too long ago. If you hurry in you might still be able to snag a pair! 

Photography by Sharon Coker.