Rompin’ Stompin’ Blues

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Hey everyone!
Today’s outfit is super simple and casual, perfect for a summer day of just eating lunch and running errands around town. Check it out:
picisto-20130630000310-970969Navy romper: Daisy Exchange, $5
Bronze gladiator sandals: Walmart, $7
Bronze flower clip earrings: thrift store, $0.99
Braided leather headband: gift
Leopard bracelet: gift
Outfit total: $13

So I was on the fence for a long time about this whole romper phenomenon. At first, I was completely disgusted by rompers (much like with leggings). Then I reluctantly was won over by the comfort and convenience  (much like with leggings). But I could never seem to find any that looked decent on me. Then one day when I was shopping at Daisy Exchange, I found this simple romper on clearance. It’s made of cotton, which I preferred to some of the more unflattering, thinner material of rompers that I had tried on before, and I decided to give it a shot. I ended up absolutely loving.
It’s such a convenient thing to throw on during the summer, and it’s cool and easy to accessorize. I went with my usual bronze accents for a casual look. Hopefully you like my laid-back summer style!

Pax,
Sara

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Summer Lovin’

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Hello, Friends!
It is officially summer here in Oklahoma, because we have officially opened our pool (which, if you haven’t read about on my other blog, was an enormously embarrassing trial for me that you can check out here). Tonight I’m going to bring you one of my favorite outfits of the season so far. It’s a very adorable dress that I have already worn six or seven times since getting it a couple weeks ago:
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Floral print dress: Gap outlet, $7.49
Bronze gladiator sandals: Walmart clearance, $7
Bronze heart necklace: Body Central, $1
Pink flower earrings: Cato, gift from my mom
Leather bracelet: gift from friend

I was beyond excited when I saw this dress on such huge clearance at the Gap store in our local outlet mall. There was a lot of them left, and I could not understand why everyone wasn’t buying them up! I thought the print was adorable, and I loved the colors. Flutter sleeves also tend to be a flattering look on most people. I also think the deep vee neck is a flattering neckline on me. I just loved everything about it.
The sandals are my favorite ones; I got them at Walmart ages ago and I wear them constantly in the summer, especially with the bronze heart necklace, which is probably my favorite. I’ve featured both pretty frequently on here haha. I was originally going to wear bronze earrings, but then I happened to see the pink flower ones my mom got me at Cato on clearance a while ago, and thought they just matched the print of the dress perfectly. The bracelet was a souvenir my friend brought me back, and it felt like it added just the right touch. Here’s a closer view of all the jewelry and the print of the dress:
IMG_9213I wore this out to dinner with my family tonight. We tried a new Mexican restaurant and this fun summer outfit just seemed perfect. I’m pretty sure this dress is going to be my go-to dress for the summer, because you can dress it up or down, and I can accessorize it with pretty much anything.
I felt lovely in this outfit, and hopefully you like it, too!

Pax,
Sara

Boot Scootin’ Boogie

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Hiiii, Readers.
So today I had a baby shower and a wedding reception to go to (I had to miss the actual wedding because it was at the same time as the baby shower). Ah, the life of a 20 something. Since one was right after the other, I wanted to find a dress that would work for both. Luckily, the wedding reception called for casual or “Western” attire.
Yes, Dear Reader. It’s finally happening. I’m finally doing a blog post with cowboy boots. I assure you, it was inevitable. I do live in Oklahoma.
So I decided on a dress I have had for ages that I have never found the right opportunity to wear, as well as a lace vest that I have had for ages and never found the right opportunity to wear. Together, however, I think these two hard to wear pieces actually turned out to look pretty cute. For the baby shower, I decided against wearing cowboy boots and instead went with sandals.
IMG_9156Black strapless lace dress: Daisy Exchange, $3
Cream crochet vest: Ebay, $8
White sandals: Ebay, $12
Gold key necklace: Forever 21, $2.50
Gold leopard ring: gift
Outfit total: $25.50

I liked the casual but still cute style of this outfit, and I thought the vest added a hint of dressiness. It was comfortable and easy to wear for the baby shower, which was for my friend Jennifer. I went to school with her from kindergarten through high school, and played club and high school soccer with her for years. I just can’t believe she’s having a baby, but I am so ridiculously excited for her!

IMG_9152Dress, vest, necklace, ring: same as above
Black cowboy boots: local thrift store, $4.99
Outfit total: $18.49

I love how much adding the cowboy boots changed this outfit. It’s still cute and casual, but now it has a definite Western flair. I think the lace vest really helped make the transition from summery to Western. It’s a great piece, I’ve just had a hard time finding something to wear it with! The same for the dress- I got it on super clearance at Daisy Exchange because the stitching is a little bit off in some places, so I could never just wear it normally by itself. But when you add the vest, it’s not noticeable and makes two tough to wear pieces work together.

Oooh, fancy back.

Oooh, fancy back.

The boots are old and pretty beat up, but I still like them. I got them obviously for a huge discount, and even though they’re a little big for me, I still think they look authentic! They also were great to dance in at the wedding reception for mine and my sister’s friend, Kyle, and his wonderfully sweet bride, Shauna. It was very laid-back and just a lot of fun. Hopefully you think my outfit is, too!

 

Pax,
Sara

PS Today’s title refers to the Brooks and Dunn classic, which I had to go with for my first cowboy boot post!