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Hula School Dropout

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lace shirt 1 lace shirt 2(Hat: Goodwill  Shirt, Necklace & Shorts: Plato’s Closet  Watch: Nordstrom Rack-Kenneth Cole  Belt: Ann Taylor Loft  Shoes: HandMeDown-Top Shop)

When I was younger, I never hula hooped. I think I was too busy running and climbing things to stand in one place. It wasn’t until I was much older that I actually attempted to balance a hula hoop around my middle. And as easy as other people made it look, I could not get it to stay up for more than two spins. I was/am flabbergasted. I have birthing hips…a phrase lovingly coined by my mother to mean big hips. Shouldn’t big hips keep a hula hoop up without even trying?! I mean it’s like a built in cheat, but apparently it actually works against me to make me a hula hoop failure. I’ll keep trying, but I can almost guarantee that unless my hips go away (which is impossible unless I shave my bone down…ouch!), I won’t be winning any hula hooping contests at any point in my life.

Bad Mommy Books

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maroon blazer 2 maroon blazer 1(Necklace: Cookie Lee  Blazer: Plato’s Closet-Silence & Noise  Shirt: GAP  Skirt: Old Navy  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

Last week I got the book “Divergent” and I couldn’t put it down. I love finding books like that. Ones that suck you in and you can’t get enough of them, so you just have to keep reading until they are over. But then you’re totally distraught that you’ve come to the end. Thankfully there is a second book “Insurgent” which I’m starting soon and then a third to be coming out in Fall. While I was reading it though, I was so addicted invested that I didn’t want to be bothered, which is kinda difficult when you live in a house with two preschool aged boys. I told my friend about this conundrum and she said, “Oh, we call those ‘Bad Mommy Books'”! Ha! I couldn’t have said it better myself. (Don’t worry, no children were harmed or ignored while I was reading.)

Short (On) Inspiration

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I am enjoying summer.

Enjoying not having to have a schedule and being able to just…be.

It’s been lovely.

But blogging has fallen by the wayside and I apologize. It’s just so gosh darn lovely outside that I don’t want to sit down at the computer.

Here is a post with some old pictures taken by my phone, so bear with me.

I am a “skirt and dresses” kind of girl and rarely wear shorts. I find it hard to not just throw on a grubby t-shirt and flip flops when wearing shorts (nothing is wrong with this by the way, but it’s definitely not “style blog worthy”).

So here are some ideas for jazzing up a pair of shorts.

1. With a tucked in blouse and wide belt (work appropriate).


2. With a 3/4 length sleeved sweater and metallic flats.

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3. With a sequined top. Duh.

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4. With a graphic tee shirt and bright colored flats.

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5. With a belted blouse and leather flats (work appropriate).


6. With a solid color blouse and cowboy boots.


7. With animal print and brightly colored sandals.


8. With a button-up safari shirt and moccasins.


Happy Fashion Friday!