April Showers

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Saks Off Fifth Sweater, LOFT Skirt, DSW Boots

When I was younger I used to beg my mom to let me jump in puddles barefoot.  Only sometimes she would say yes and I thought it was such a special treat to wander around the yard by myself and walk through the mud!  I still love the rain, but as an adult I tend to dress a little more appropriately for the weather.  Flat waterproof shoes, clothing that doesn’t skim the ground, a soft sweater, and my bubble umbrella are my choice favorites.  Duchess prefers the look of a classic yellow rain jacket, or she just enjoys being the center of attention, we’ll never know.  Either way, she’s always jumping in puddles barefoot.

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Boardwalking

Boardwalking

Free People Top, Joe’s Jean, Sam Edelman Sandals, LOFT Sunglasses

At the end of summer I always get nostalgic because the time seems to fly by quicker and quicker every year.  I never seem to have enough time to visit with friends and family as long as I want to, or accomplish all of my warm weather plans.  However, I am especially looking forward to the beginning of next summer when my cousin will turn this beautiful boardwalk into an aisle when she gets married on the beach here in Maine.  There will be dancing, and laughter, good food and drink, plenty of loved ones, and some seriously beautiful clothing!  Until next time summer, it’s always a pleasure.

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Silk Shorts

Silk Shorts

Calvin Klein T-Shirt, Urban Outfitters Shorts, Victoria’s Secret Sandals

When I’ve worn these shorts in the past, I’ve always dressed them up with a pair of heels and a fancier top for a night out.  I wanted to try something a little different and dress them down for a more casual day spent hanging out with family.  My main goal was to avoid the pajama look, which can sometimes happen when wearing silk bottoms.  I opted to wear a white tee and hot pink gladiator sandals, letting the shorts do all the talking.  I don’t think they said “I’m wearing pajamas,” so I’ll call this one a success!

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Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses

Free People Dress, Old Navy Sandals

I’ve gotten plenty of wear out of this Free People dress this summer.  It quickly became my favorite thing to throw on after a day spent at the beach, to a barbeque with friends, or just running errands.  It’s lightweight and comfortable, but I still look pulled together.  Over the past couple months, I’ve gotten a number of compliments on it, but the most memorable was from a longtime family friend who said I looked like a butterfly!  Now I can’t help but think of it whenever I wear this dress!  Thanks Brian!

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Spotted: Dots on Dots

Spotted-  Dots on Dots

LOFT Top and Jeans, J. Crew Belt, Marshall’s Flats, Vintage Diamond Studs, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket, Gifted Bracelet (Thanks Molly!)

Polka dots are a popular pattern this spring season, a little less obvious than florals, but just as fun.  Now, I love a good garden party ensemble, but polka dots are much more wearable from head to toe.  I was able to do the dots times two without it being overwhelming because the pattern on the pants is so subtle.  Fun flats, a lilac belt, and Duchess rocking pink and red spiced it up!

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Berry Blend

Berry Blend

H&M Blouse and Skirt, Shoedazzle Studded Loafers, Gifted Elm City Jewelers Locket, Vintage Diamond Earrings and Gold Bangle, Saks Off Fifth Studded Bracelet, Hells Kitchen Flea Market Cross Bracelet

While I’m not really a fan of the flavor of berries, I am fond of their bright colors, and obviously wearing them.  While I was tempted to add a raspberry beret, you know the kind you find in a second-hand store, to the mix, I thought it might be too much.  Gold studded leopard loafers and delicate jewelry were the only accoutrements needed.

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Black, White, and Red Allover

Black, White, and Red Allover

LOFT Button Down Shirt and Pants, Bass Brogues, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Elm City Jewelers Locket

You can never go wrong wearing black and white, especially when worn with red shoes.  I may just be partial to wearing red shoes though because I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz, but I’m pretty sure I could use science to prove that they will definitely make your day more fun.  Dorothy really knew what was up.  These ruby red slippers that I’m wearing were a surprise gift given to me by my mom from the last time I saw her.  There really is no place like home.  It’s science.

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