Perennially in Style

Monday, August 21

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| lipstick: Urban Decay Vice in Venom | earrings: Kate Spade | bomber: Zara {similar} | top: LOFT {similar} | pants: Old Navy {really similar!} | flats: Target {similar} | manicure: Jelly Apple by Essie |


*Shout-out to Art for the most perfect blog post title ever.

Silk floral bomber jackets were THE thing in 2016, but I dunno, I think you could say they are perennially in style?

Anyway this. Jacket! I have been waiting for the day when I could blog about it and it's finally here! I saw it first when I was in line to check out at Zara in Chicago. I was convinced it was actually the most beautiful jacket I'd ever seen, and also convinced myself that I didn't need it. It wasn't practical, it was too trendy, I would wear it once, blah blah blah. Well, I got back to Nashville, couldn't stop thinking about it, and ordered it online immediately. And when it arrived in the mail and I ripped the package open I actually said "My precious" because I am dumb and I love dramatic moments.

But I feel like that's the rule. If you're still fixated on something 24 hours+ after seeing it in the store, you love it enough to just get it. Not every purchase has to be totally practical. It's ok to buy things just because you're obsessed with them (not all the times, but sometimes.)

Yes this jacket is LOUD, but it was still such a challenge for me to keep the rest of the look simple and neutral! I found myself thinking "how can I make this statement piece into even MORE of a statement?" But ultimately decided to let it steal the look- and I'm glad I did. I can't wait to pair it with an LBD next. 

These drawstring pants are still a favorite that I wear once a week (identical pair for sale on Poshmark!) And this perfect little blouse was actually part of my bridesmaid ensemble for Katie's wedding! Isn't it great? And so kind of her to have her bridesmaids wearing something we could wear all Summer long. 

Did you guys have a good weekend? I went camping and BACKPACKING! Yeah. I just want everyone who has ever called me a "Concrete Cowgirl" or "Diva" to know that I went backpacking this weekend. Take that! And it was cool. And most importantly, I survived. AND I crossed something off my bucket list that's been on it forever- spend an entire day outside. Yes, I have the bug bites to show for it.

Oh yeah, and happy #Eclipse2017! I'm such a brat and I actually hate science, but it was prettttty cool! You'd be surprised by how many people were out of the office today! We had plenty of eclipse shades laying around so we just ate lunch outside for a bit, which did the trick. I'm still kinda a scrooge but all the fanfare has been fun!

photos by Miles Price, who makes me look much better than I actually do!

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