My July…

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So I gave myself a week off and it was glorious.

Then I realized not blogging actually felt like a hole in my life that begged to be filled. So, armed with Whitney‘s Create 28 Lovely Summer Looks list for the entire month of July, I hunkered down in my closet and came up with a whole July’s worth of outfits in one night.

Another three hours the following day to take pics of half of said outfits, and I’m pretty much set with some OOTDs for you all. Now whether or not I actually wear them is debatable because the husband and I are getting ready to tear this mother up apart our entire downstairs level and remodel everything, but there may be days when I need to run to Home Depot or Target to pick stuff up and it’s always good to have an outfit on hand.

I’m not feeling like writing about them, however, since I’d like to conserve my wordsmithing skills to tackle that darned novel o’ mine. It’s in serious need of a rewrite. So I hope it’s okay if I just post pics with minimal explanations/breakdowns of the ensembles’ components.

Unless there’s a story behind them. Eheh.

Anyhow, if any of you would like to join in the fun, here’s the list:

Create28 Summer Final

But because you all know I don’t normally blog over the weekends anymore, here’s my revised list:

Create28 Summer

So I’ll see you on Wednesday with the first July installment. By the way, if you’ve been missing TARDIS Tuesday, I’ve given Kezzie hosting privileges of the linkup so you can visit and link with her over there. I’ll take over when school starts in August.

Also, please excuse the photos for the first two weeks. It’s blazing hot here in the IE (that’s “Inland Empire” for all you non-SoCal folks) and there was no way I was going to brave the heat and look successfully happy in my outfits. So it’s back to the library and indoor shots, but because I’m not as familiar with the angles and distance inside, the photos aren’t as flattering as I wanted them to be.

Or maybe that’s just my bloat.

 

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OOTD :: of surf, safari, and SoCal sass

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This week is brought to you by: “hot pink + cobalt + button down + comfy skirt + belt + (patterned) flats”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: hot pink + comfy skirt.

The extra bits: This probably being the last Blogging Besties participation for me till next school year, you would think I’d jump all over that hot pink/cobalt combo. And normally, you’d be right. But if you recall, I’m trying to clear out my iPhone and I’d already used up my cobalt outfit for TARDIS Tuesday.

Instead, then, you get the ensemble I created specifically for Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up topic of the week: Surfin’ Safari. And although Lilly Pulitzer is more Florida resort than Cali beach bunny, I’m calling this skirt bright and flirty and neon enough for even Annette Funicello. That it’s got pink accents which I mimicked with the hot pink “M” of the sweater and the hot pink tongues of the Chucks makes this whole outfit do double duty as compliant both for Anne and for Whitney and Alex.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Sweater – Old Navy
Skirt – Lilly Pulitzer
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Brick By Boring Brick by Paramore

OOTD :: Thoughtful Third Thursday and The Fault in Our Stars

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I have not seen the movie. I have only read the book. But the colors are so ubiquitous and the quotes are so beautiful and John Green is my fourth boyfriend, so this month’s Thoughtful Third Thursday offering, Page to Screen, is brought to you by The Fault in Our Stars.

 

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Have you got a book made into a movie that inspires or incites? Do tell…

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – H&M
Blazer – Macy’s
Skirt – Boohoo
Flats – Kohl’s

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Mr. Brightside by The Killers

OOTD :: of LBDs, plaid Chucks and naughty décolletages

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Forgive the boob shot, but you all had to see what makes this LBD so special: the pleats on the bodice. Sadly, when I had this dress made, I didn’t realize the cleavage would be rather naughty and so low that even my pretty lace bra does little in the way of modesty.

Hopefully the necklace serves to fill the wide expanse of flesh and fools the eye while the plaid Chucks adds whimsy, both making this outfit less va-va-va-voom and more cheeky-cute.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – eShakti
Necklace – yes
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
This Is Gospel by Panic! At the Disco