Love in the Time of Collar-A


You know, I think I'm starting to get the hang of this whole feeling like I'm on eternal summer break thing. From running around Orange County with three best friends to help one of get last-minute things for his engagement party, to talking about Comic-Con with all of them at said engagement party, to meeting Whitney for a late beer at Downtown Disney to catch up, to having dinner with family at my brother and sister-in-law's new house, to late-night Skype "business meetings" with Jenn, to shopping with Kylie with the $0 we have, things have been pretty great lately. Of course, after yesterday, I can't help but just wish it were September more than anything. My friends and I just bought tickets for the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival  for when it's going to be in Irvine, and the lineup is insane. The day we're going, we'll see Louis CK (I might faint), Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick (who I actually heard about this from when I was listening to the Nerdist yesterday), Demetri Martin, Marc Maron, and a bunch of other comedians. We're all really into stand-up, so it's basically a dream come true. We got cheap lawn seats for less than $50, which would be cheap to even see one of those comedians. I'm kind of freaking out. Plus, as if that weren't enough, the show is actually the same week that we're seeing Neutral Milk Hotel, one of my all-time favorite bands, in concert. If I have a heart attack around mid-September, you'll know why.

Moving on, this is what I wore to go over to my brother and sister-in-law's house on Sunday. They just moved into it last weekend, and this was my first time getting to see it. Not only do I love the house (and getting to see my 4-year-old nephew have a backyard to run around in), but it has a million spots that make perfect outfit photo backdrops. I'm grateful that Elyse is not, in fact, too pregnant to take my pictures as I had thought because I'm in love with these ones that she took for me. It helps that I really love this outfit too. This was my other J. Crew Factory top, and I was kind of surprised to find that it's more of a sweatshirt material since I had thought it would be like a cotton T-Shirt. I was kind of worried that it would be too warm to wear in the summer, but it ended up feeling much lighter weight on that it had seemed. I'm also excited to debut these new Ray-Bans that I purchased with birthday gift cards. No more cheap-looking $3 sunglasses for me. Good riddance.


Since I got that phone call from my friend Jeremy asking for my help with his engagement party errands on Friday night, I sadly had to cancel on the Everything Darling girls last minute. Hopefully this week works out, because if you follow them on Instagram like I do, you know that they seem just as sweet and adorable as their shop. I'm happy I was able to help Jeremy though, and the party on Saturday was lovely. Okay, the mimosa bar and cupcakes might have been part of it.

Top: J. Crew Factory (similar gray collared top)
Skirt, shoes: Vintage
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Clubmasters

18 comments

  1. You're way too cute - I love that last photo!

    This is a great outfit and those sunglasses are awesome. They're on my wishlist right now :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  2. That top is too cute! (: And your September sounds like it is going to be amazing! Here's to hoping that the waiting goes by quickly!

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  3. Louis CK!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU! I'm so jelly right now! O_O I want to see him so badly!
    Oh my gosh, love this cutesy outfit, the sunglasses are a nice touch, looking bad ass!

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  4. You are so adorable! And how is summer coming to a close so soon?!

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  5. You are so cute! I saw Jeff Mangum in concert a year or so ago and it was amazing. I can only imagine how actual Neutral Milk Hotel will be. Have fun!

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  6. This outfit is cute! I love those little saddle shoes.
    I have those sunglasses but put my prescription lenses in them. If I ever change glasses, I think I will put the sunglass lenses back in them, because they are so cute as sunnies!
    These pictures turned out great. I love the big plants behind you and the sun peeking through. AH, I wish I were in California!

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  7. I love this skirt it's such a lovely color on you! Also your nephew is so cute! And your California adventures always seem like so much fun!

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  8. It sounds like life is pretty sweet for you right now; glad you can enjoy all these moments with family and friends. You look great and my favorite shot though is the one with your nephew. You both look so happy!

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  9. Darling skirt <3 I love the patterns and the blouse pairs beautifully with it!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  10. This is amazing! Where did you get those shoes? It is interesting that the shirt was more sweat shirty but you can't really even tell in the photos. I love the retro feel of the outfit. Its so nice you were able to help your friend with the engagement party.
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  11. The title of this post is seriously amazing. The shirt looks so cozy yet put together... never thought I'd say that about something made from sweatshirt-esque material. Super jealous you get to see Louis CK and Chris Hardwick! I would probably die.

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  12. It's so easy to feel like you're on an eternal holiday, lol. I love your outfit, especially the skirt! Such a great color combo on you!

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  13. Yowza! What a gorgeous backdrop. I also love this outfit. Also also, your September sounds like it is going to be insanely awesome! Can I tag along to everything you're going to? Haha

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  14. Aw, what a cute outfit! I love the skirt the most :) Ooh, I love visiting new houses and seeing house decorations for my own pleasure and entertainment +inspiration!! You're lucky that you can take outfit shots there! :D X

    Chic Nikkie

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  15. So jealous of your Ray Bans! Those are the exact kind I want, but I haven't saved up quite enough yet. Also, I feel like once I get them I will just end up sitting on them. It happens with ALL my sunglasses, lol!

    Rachel
    Daydream Frenzy

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  16. Your nephew is such a cutie :) I have a 4 year old nephew too and I'm so bummed I haven't seen him in a year because they change SO much so quickly! Love those shoes- even better that they are vintage, yay! Oh girl, I'm so jealous of you going to Oddball. I'm obsessed with stand up and am so bummed they aren't coming to PHX- waaaaaaaaa!

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  17. A++ pun title. Love the new top. And a cameo by your nephew?! Dying. He is adorable. I just can't wait for my siblings to hurry up and have some babies!

    Also- the stand-up festival sounds amazing, and what a line-up! Hunter is obsessed (not kidding. It's like, almost annoying how often he starts a sentence with "Louis C.K. has this bit...") so I'm gonna tell him about this and he will DIE.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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  18. That festival sounds amazing, you're gonna have such a blast- can't wait to hear about it. These photos are so gorgeous. What a beautiful background, and it goes so well with your outfit too <3

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