monday mood board | 01

This week: marigold and sunshiney yellow for an extra boost of energy. I need it. It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, which means it’s officially go-time. We’re getting organized, prepping what we can, and trying to wrap our heads around the fact that it’s next Friday. Wasn’t Christmas just last week? Emerson Fry sheath dress and…

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the bright side

Last week was a doozy. We were unpleasantly surprised by a few unexpected expenses, our landlords put the shop’s building up for sale, our delivery van is in all kinds of disrepair, and the shop is slower than we’d like because, ugh, summer. There’s more, but, you catch the drift. Chad and I keep reminding ourselves…

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sack dress, take 2.

See: sack dress, take 1. I think I tried on six different belts with this dress today. It was a three little bears style dilemma. Some were too wide, some were too casual, none were “just right.” Frustrated, and belts strewn errywhere, I settled on the old “scarf-around-the-waist” move. I checked Pinterest, and Olivia Palermo’s…

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weekend ready!

I was *this* close to titling this post, “Orange You Glad It’s Friday?!” because, for the love, I am. wearing:  MNG by Mango dress; Sam & Libby for Target sandals; Nine West hat; Romeo & Juliet Couture bag via Hautelook.

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happy medium

In my fashion fantasies, I have a closet full of delicate floral dresses and swishy skirts — a well-curated assortment of current designers and priceless vintage, dontcha’ know — and I sashay around my flower shop in them every day with Louboutins and pearls. In real life, flower shops are messy and hard on clothes;…

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sack dress save

All the donuts and fast food of Mother’s Day week caught up with me, and come Monday zipping my jeans was a bit of a problem. Big boxy shift dress to the rescue! Oh, 20-year-old metabolism, why have you left me?! Wearing: MNG by Mango Single-Pleat Shift Dress (jcpenney clearance, $20); Duro Olowu Tapestry Tote…

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back in action

I took an unintended “spring break” from the blog last week. While I was out, I: – Ate my weight in Peeps and jelly beans, originally purchased to make lots of cute Pinterest-inspired Easter arrangements like this one. – Caught up on all the shows in my DVR; including several episodes of The Rachel Zoe…

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