The Perfect Denim Shorts + Pink Espadrilles (+ J.Crew New Arrivals!)

J.Crew Pink Espadrilles, Gap Sexy Boyfriend Shorts, White Necklace, White Bracelet, Madewell ToteWords I tend to use a lot?  ”Perfect”.  But, hey, I can promise you that when I use it, I mean it!

Let’s be honest with each other about denim shorts.  Here I am, in my early 30′s , and all I want is a cute pair of denim shorts to wear in the summer.  They can’t be too short or too tight but I also don’t want them to be falling off with every step I take.  Oh, and budget friendly would be nice, of course.

Ladies, meet your new favorite denim shorts, summer ’14.  Why?  Because these little beauties fit all of the said requirements I was mentioning up above.  Not too short, not too tight, and easy on change purse.  The inseams are 5″ and while that initially strikes me as a tad too long, once I had the on I knew it was exactly the length I was looking for here.  They come in a couple different washes which I’ll surely pick up eventually as well.  We know how it goes…  As for sizing, I’m usually a size 2/4, 26/27 but for some reason or another, I preferred a 25 here.  I know, keep dreaming, right?!  When you see the model wear them online you’ll notice that they are meant to be a little bit looser but I didn’t want to wear a belt (for once!) and I didn’t want them to be so loose that they fall down constantly.  So, 25 it is.

But, before I run off, I’ve been watching these espadrilles for quite some time and it wasn’t until they were “out of stock” last week that I really wished I bought them!  Well, lucky for me (…and you!) a re-stock has these fun and comfortable shoes back up for the taking.  Yes and please.  They definitely steal the show with the otherwise predictable outfit and it was just the punch of color I had envisioned.  Hot pink, ftw!

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!

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J.Crew dropped a few new arrivals yesterday and I have a few things already in my shopping cart, especially with the promo (SOME items qualify for 30% off! using code “GOSHOP”)!  I am in love with these red sandals.  Get in my closet, please!

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Striped 2-Way Tote / Pearl Bracelet / Brown Sandals

Red Sandals / Pearl and Leaf Bracelet

Best Sandals EVER!

That’s right.  THE BEST SANDALS EVER!  I am so excited J.Crew is bringing these back!  Phew, I was gettin’ nervous!  I have these sandals from last year and I wear them all the time on the blog.  There’s a slight variation in the design of the straps, but practically identical.

I love them so much and they’re so comfortable!  Go ahead, grab both and use the code “GOSHOP” for 30% off your order! 

Happy Wednesday, indeed!!! J.Crew Sandals

J.Crew Leather Canvas Wedge

 

Maxi Love + Madewell Favorites

Gap Striped Maxi Dress, Blue Stripes, Summer, Madewell Tote 2I think the best thing about a maxi dress, or any dress for that matter, is that once you slip that ONE thing on…you’re ready to walk out the door.  Of course, a few added accessories or layers here and there never hurt anyone, but the simplicity and the design of a dress couldn’t be easier when it comes to getting dressed each day.

This striped maxi dress is soft, comfortable, and the prettiest shade of blue.  Again, I don’t have much blue in my closet so I do tend to get a little bit excited when I come across something to fill that void that I really love.  Hello, new dress, welcome home!

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!  We’re half way there!  #livinonaprayer #joviFTW

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Gap : Striped Maxi / J.Crew : Wedges, similar here / Madewell : Tote / J.Crew : Pearl Bracelet, love this one too / Michael Kors : Gold Watch

Madewell continues to offer such adorably perfect things this season…and I kind of love them for it.  I’ll take one of everything, please.

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Laced Up Sandal / Printed Cover Up / Striped Pouch

Silk Blouse / Red Eyelet Sleeveless Blouse

Chambray Skirt / Cognac Sandal / Cognac Pouch / Striped Skirt 

Seersucker + Summer Sandal Love

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This right here- light blue and sand may be my new favorite color combination.  So light, cool, and refreshing.  Nothing too heavy, even though I opted for a sweater today.  I don’t know, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I always find a way to justify my sweaters.  Love is love, y’all.

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J.Crew Factory : Skirt / J.Crew : Cashmere Sweater, identical here, here / Talbots : Sandals, see below for other options / Kate Spade : Clutch, try this, this / Michael Kors : Gold Watch / J.Crew : Pearl Bracelet 

I’ve been getting quite a few emails and questions lately about my favorite summer sandals that I’ve been wearing here on the blog and I’m so sorry they aren’t available right now! So, instead, I scoured the net and found quick a few options that might work you! They are pretty gorgeous in my book!

White on White + J.Crew Promo Picks

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Well, Spring Break was over in the blink of an eye, wasn’t it?!  Isn’t that how it always goes?  The days of relaxation and free time tend to slip away faster than the ones filled with work and to-do lists.  Ah well, I can’t complain.  This teacher is out for summer in just a few short weeks and I’m more than ready to sleep in and relax with my sweet Ava.

Today’s all about white…on white.  Man, do I love some crisp white in the spring and summer.  It’s so refreshing after months of bundling up during the winter cold, don’t you think?

If this little jacket looks familiar, it’s because I wore the navy version here and while I thought about it for a few weeks, I couldn’t resist picking up the light blue striped one as well.  They’re so soft but still make your casual looks something extra special.  Couldn’t recommend this little staple more!

I absolutely love these trouser jeans but, as always, I think I dropped a few lbs this past year since I was back to work.  I tend to be a slacker when it comes to making sure my lunches are packed each day and while it’s a terrible way to meet any nutritional needs, it does limit any and all time I have to snack throughout the day.  The point is, these trousers are a tad big and I’m already on the lookout for a new pair.

Share with me your favorite pair of white jeans!  I’m looking for a super skinny cropped pair as well as a classic trouser pair.  Help a gal out, please?!

Have a great Monday, everyone!  Thank you for coming by today!

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Gap : Striped Blazer (on sale!) / Banana Republic : White Trouser Jeans, thinking about these, these / Old Navy : White Pocket Tee / Talbots : Heels, try these, these / Madewell : Tote / J.Crew : Gold Bead Necklace, try this

J.Crew released a new promo code today and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these new arrivals that I’ve been staring at in my online shopping cart the past few weeks!  Here’s what I’m loving…

Enter Code “GOSHOP” at checkout for 25% off full price items and up to 50% off sale! 

J.Crew Promo

Calf Hair Sandals / Crystal Earrings / Sparkle Cardigan

Pearl Bracelet / Pom Pom Tunic / Floral Skirt / Pink Espadrille

Pink Bracelet / Gladiator Sandal / Distressed Jeans