>21! Let’s Celebrate.


Express Cardigan (sale, $15)
LOFT denim pencil skirt (sale, $25)
NY&Co. skinny snakeskin belt (sale, $10)
Jessica Simpson Platforms
Nine West sunnies (Beall’s Outlet, $10)

Let’s toast to two things: my 21st post in Summer Style Bootcamp, and the fact that I finally have some new sunglasses! Two months ago, I had at least 5 pair of really cute sunnies, and one by one they disappeared or were damaged beyond repair by my negligence (throwing them willy-nilly into my handbag, sitting on them in the car, putting them on top of my head where they almost always take a precarious fall to the floor and then are often stepped on, etc.). My last pair of beloved cheap aviators succumbed to a similar fate last weekend. Moment of silence please…
While I’d really love to have a collection like The Glamourai or Sterling Style, I’m clearly not responsible enough for such fine eyewear. I also can’t get away with no sunnies at all, since I live in the sunshine state and have light eyes that are ridiculously sensitive to the rays. 
So I went to Beall’s Outlet this afternoon and splurged on five pair for $30 — including an aviator replacement. I know I’m not supposed to be shopping, but I feel like sunglasses don’t count. And technically, my shopping bootcamp ended in July. And {Rambles on excuses}

Recreate It:
The items here would all be great staples for fall!
LOFT Drapey Denim Pencil Skirt (I actually like this version better than mine) $49.50
EXPRESS Long Sleeve Rhinestone Button Cardi (a perfect layering piece for fall) $49.50
Jessica Simpson Landen Slingback Pump (on sale at Piperlime!) $59.99

What Do You Think?

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  1. Abby wrote:

    >I just found your blog and I love it! I'm starting a new job in the Fall after being a penniless grad student for 5 years, and I appreciate your pulled together look. Pencil skirts + bright cardigans will be staples in my wardrobe…as soon as I get a paycheck. ;)

    Posted 8.7.10 Reply
  2. Clare wrote:

    >Oooh, I'm crazy about that tomato red on you!!

    Posted 8.5.10 Reply
  3. >You are looking very classic and stylish, just like Anne ;)I just saw outfit 19. How did I miss that? It is adorbs!

    Posted 8.5.10 Reply
  4. rlutz wrote:

    >that skirt looks do great on you and I love the color of that cardi.

    Posted 8.4.10 Reply
  5. >yay! congrats on being done! i love this outfit (as i love pretty much all of your outfits)–you are such a winner.

    Posted 8.4.10 Reply
  6. Melissa wrote:

    >This is gorgeous, such a professional and chic look. That belt is fantastic, I have one that's similar.I didn't know you live in Florida, so do I! I've been wondering how many fashion bloggers live in Florida. Are you near Central Florida at all?

    Posted 8.4.10 Reply