Monday Mingle: Girls Weekend

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I am lucky to have remained extremely close to a group of my college friends.  We hail from so many different states these days….but we set aside a weekend annually to all get together.  It is always a blast…we just know each other so well…we pick right back up where we left off.  Food, cocktails, dancing and amazing conversation- there are few other places that I would rather be.  This year we took Dewey Beach by storm…it was…well…interesting.  I haven’t been to bars with inches of sludge on the floor in quite some time…but it was FUN…and we had a blast….always do when I am with these people.  How was your weekend?  Any fun adventures?

#MondayMingle time again- Be sure to pop by and visit Nicole of Momtrends and Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls.  They always serve up some fabulous style on Mondays.  The linkup is being hosted by Nicole this week.  Happy Monday:)

 

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Dress Language Los Angeles (old), Necklaces Stella and Dot available here and here, Shoes c/o Yellowbox Shoes available here ON SALE

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Selfie Sandwich
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Pay no mind to the crushed bud light cans all over the floor, what?
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Jens Bday Cake latenight is always a good idea!

 

The Front Tuck

The front tuck.  It is not an official name…but it is the name I have given to my obsession with tucking in just the front part of my shirt.  It shows off your belt, adds some shape and provides a little interest to your outfit, no?  Since I love to tuck, I have decided I need to invest in a fun colorful belt.  Any suggestions?  I am thinking orange….you know I love orange.  You may see some “pinning” and linking to fun belt options in the next few days.

I hope all of you are having a great week.  I am a little frazzled……Preschool ceremonies, teacher gifts, two boxes to get together before the end of the week….and not nearly enough time to do it all!  Ah!!!   Back on Friday with a stylish post to inspire your weekend:)

 

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Jeans c/o Level 99 available HERE, Top Language, Necklace Stella and Dot available HERE, Sunglasses Rayban c/o Glasses.com, Shoes c/o Yellowbox available HERE

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 I really like the front-tuck!

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Repeat Offender: White Skinnies and YellowBox

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White Jeans Level 99 (sold out) similar here, Grey Tank C+C California (old)similar style on sale here, Black Blazer c/o Kohls (old)but surprisingly still available here, Necklace Sutton Stella and Dot available here, Sunglasses c/o Glasses.com available here, Shoes c/o YellowBox available here

Let me start off by saying, I bought two pairs of these distressed white jeans featured above.  I knew I would wear them a ton and I know how tricky (easily stained) white can be.  I reserve one pair for adult time and one pair for family activity.  So, before you judge for featuring them back to back (and wearing them nonstop) I wanted to share that minor detail:)

I know many clients and readers resist white denim…actually white anything.  Truth be told, it IS hard to keep whites white…and with small children, it is even harder.  I say use your smarts ladies….if you are heading to a backyard BBQ with freshly cut grass and ketchup as the main side, I would skip the white.  However, if you are heading out for a drink or to dinner with a friend, they are the perfect summertime look!

I also want to make mention of the fabulous wedges sent to me from YellowBox Shoes.  The brand is a new discovery for me….and you know when I love it, I share it!  These striped wedges are adorable and affordable.  A winning combination.  For some reason I like spending less on my summer shoe wardrobe and can definitely see myself investing in a few cute pairs from their site.  Infact, I just picked these up yesterday while out an about shopping for clients. Turns out, one of the boutiques I work with carries YellowBox shoes…even further confirmation they are a great brand!  Happy Shopping:)

Follow YellowBox on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for fresh new styles and special promotions!

 

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*All photos taken in dowtown Point Pleasant Beach

 

Brand Highlight: Naturalizer

When Naturalizer first reached out to partner up….I wasn’t sure I was going to say yes.  When I started in retail years ago and was going to be on my feet for hours upon hours an associate recommended trying their shoes.  She shared their unmatched comfort for standing all day.   I vividly remember going to the store and not being able to envision myself in one single pair.  That was over 13 years ago…knowing things can change….I quickly popped by their site…and was seriously shocked at the transformation the brand has undergone.  It was so hard to choose a pair…I loved these, these, and these but push came to shove, I ended up with these featured below!  I LOVE the army green color and they are the perfect mom on the go wedge.  Oh and if you are looking for the perfect workday pump…look no further because here it is! Pop by the site and check out all they have to offer.  Most styles are on sale right now too!  Win win:)  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!

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Jeans Level 99, Boyfriend Shirt GAP, Jacket Lovemarks, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs available through special order, Shoes c/o Naturalizer and available here, Watch c/o Invicta

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This old red house…..My Nana and Pop (my mothers parents) owned it at one time!  Isn’t it cool?  It was the perfect backdrop for todays photo session…..it takes up the entire corner of the street.  My mom always says she wishes they had kept it….it was is a cool house.  I must say, this is an example of one of the greatest things about moving to the Jersey Shore….my mother grew up in Point Pleasant and it has been amazing reconnecting with the town that she lived in.  Growing up we always visited, but living here has been a totally different experience…one I am still getting used to…but the connection to the town is undeniably neat.  I used to say I loved the anonymity of a big city but there might just be something to this small town living:)

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Ain’t No Sunshine

There hasn’t been much sunshine this week at the Jersey Shore so I decided to create my own with this fun yellow blazer.  I know a few of you purchased it from Piperlime per my recommendation, so I hope you are as smitten as I am.  Adoring everything about it..the color…the cut…the overall quality.  A loose fitting T-shirt, blazer and a fabulous scarf is my uniform right now.  My Box Service started up again this week and I needed the combination of comfort and chicness…long days shopping and carrying clothing in and out of stores calls for comfort but I always need to look chic as I could meet my next client at any moment. I am also adoring my new shoes compliments of LillyBee. The shoe line is adorable, on trend and extremely well made. I might need these on super sale and can’t wait to see the new deliveries for Spring. Hope you find some outfit inspiration and Happy Shopping!

Jeans Genetic, Blazer Piperlime (no longer available), White TShirt Old Navy, Scarf Lola’s Boutique,  Tweed Wedges c/o Lillybee and available on super sale here, Bag Big Buddha

Lillybee wedges on super sale here.  I think they run a tad on the smaller side if you are thinking about purchasing. Email with questions carly@thirtysomethingfashion.com.  There are a lot of great items on sale on the site!

I am linked up with one of my blogging favs Get Your Pretty On…..If you have a great fashion post, be sure to link up!