Picking Grapefruits

Sigh…Monday again. 

  Let’s brighten it up with some comfy corduroy and a stroll! 

I’m sporting this cute Isaac Mizrahi dress  from the Target XXO Collection!

Oh and grapefruits!  Since moving to California, I was tickled to find a grapefruit tree right in my back yard!  

So yeah…I have a grapefruit tree in my backyard (and an apple tree but it’s not great for background shots, lol)!  I actually thought it was a lime tree until…

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they kept growing and growing and we sliced them open while small and green and thought they smelled more “grapefruity”!  Now to look for some grapefruit cake recipes since I juiced about 75 grapefruits last year!

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A New Day..casually…

 

So, I’m not really a casual dresser.  (But before I get into all that…get this Tory Burch bag HERE because you know its fabulous and casual and you want it!)…

Turtleneck: A New Day – Target; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Hair Clips; ASOS; Heels: Jessica Simpson-DSW; Belt: Chanel; Bag: Tory Burch

 

Confession: I only own one pair of jeans.  You’ll see them over and over again too unfortunately.  Fortunately, they’re really good jeans (I’m Lucky, what can I say, lol)…

Anyway, yeah…I’m not casual and I was thinking about that recently.  I follow a lot of Instagram style influencers and a lot of their posts are what I would deem “casual”.  

Turtleneck: A New Day – Target; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Hair Clips; ASOS; Heels: Jessica Simpson-DSW; Belt: Chanel

You know jeans, a cute sweater and the only thing different from yesterday is a new scarf or blazer.  I’m not knocking that or diminishing that style or those who love those simple outfits that fit perfectly into their everyday wear…far from it!  It actually got me to thinking that I need to put more casual outfits on the blog.  

Now, I’m not going to lie…I’d much rather wear a ballgown every single day of my life.  Flamboyant, bright, loud and hopefully designer are my go-to, every day goals, desires, dreams.  YOLO right?

Turtleneck: A New Day – Target; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Hair Clips; ASOS; Heels: Jessica Simpson-DSW; Belt: Chanel

But I’m learning to appreciate a more casual style.  And trying to find a way to basically be “ballroom casual”…jeans with a hint of something a little extra…a little special.  

Jeans: Lucky Brand; Heels: Jessica Simpson-DSW

Today’s look does just that.  It’s a very simple look.  I LOVE the mock turtleneck I have on from A New Day – Target (I’m realizing just how much I shop at Target these days!).  Check out the PERFECT turtleneck here!!

It’s hard to find a good turtleneck.  I like mine very fitting and layer-able.  

So casual look – jeans and a turtleneck – Check!  

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But I added some “ballroom” elements…ASOS  large pearl snap hair clips (only $7.50!!), some cute heeled mules and a vintage Chanel belt!  

Continue to follow me as I attempt to be a little more casual but don’t be surprised if I slip in a ballgown now and then!

Cheers and Happy Monday!!

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Red Rum -October Looks – ZARA

It’s October and for most of the people I know…it’s still hot enough to roast a pumpkin seed! 

LRM_EXPORT_100426100178618_20191005_202846483 Since it is unseasonably hot and summer is extending into Fall, that allows my summer wardrobe to extend itself as well.

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I bought this fabulous and I mean FABULOUS dress from ZARA a few months ago.  It’s unavailable now…there was a version of it in black just a couple of weeks ago but it’s a goner too!  BUT…

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The learning lesson with this dress was the understanding of the feel and look of the poplin fabric from ZARA!  There are plenty of new silhouettes of the moment on ZARA.com in this poplin fabric.  Check out my fave HERE at ZARA!

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The silhouettes that are popular now..I’m sure you’ve seen…tiered or terraced over-sized and free form dresses…aren’t really my style.  I prefer more structure and a more classic look.  I’m glad I snagged this dress when I did!  Oh! and you’ll notice these fabulous bracelets I’m wearing…courtesy of a friend’s recent trip to India..they were perfect for this look!

In addition…I’m featuring one of my (many, lol) NamJosh headbands!  I LOVE this one…it’s a velveteen embroidered beautiful band and really changes the look of any outfit you pair it with!   Purchase similar HERE!

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Dress: ZARA; Headband: NamJosh; Shoes: Jessica Simpson-DSW

Also…these shoes!  I had the sister pair on in a prior post and these are the black on black version!  They go with everything…and they garner tons of attention and easily look great with jeans or dresses!  Get them here!!

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Dress: ZARA; Headband: NamJosh; Shoes: Jessica Simpson-DSW

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a great week!!!

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Target XXO Collection – My Fave Pieces

Coat: Isaac Mizrahi for Target; Bag: Kate Spade; Shoes: Kate Spade; Jeans: Lucky Jeans; Pin: Chanel

So, I hit that Target XXO – 20 Years of Design for All – collection pretty hard…like $500.00 hard.  And you’ll be seeing lots of it over the next few weeks!  I bought a lot and I love all of it..especially the Isaac Mizrahi collection.  Shop the Target XXO Collection Here!!

Coat: Isaac Mizrahi for Target; Bag: Kate Spade; Shoes: Kate Spade; Jeans: Lucky Jeans; Pin: Chanel

I absolutely LOVE the Isaac Mizrahi Houndstooth pink and tan button down jacket!  It is lightweight and just warm enough for the changing temps.  Plus it looks like a million dollars and dresses up any outfit…just throw on jeans and a shell top and you’re done!

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Coat: Isaac Mizrahi for Target; Bag: Kate Spade; Shoes: Kate Spade; Jeans: Lucky Jeans; Pin: Chanel

I added a vintage Chanel pin for a bit of glamour and took it out vintage shopping.  I love the silhouette it casts…and if you pop the collar, that adds just a touch of prep!

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Coat: Isaac Mizrahi for Target; Bag: Kate Spade; Shoes: Kate Spade; Jeans: Lucky Jeans; Pin: Chanel

Also…got to give a shout out to the fabulous Kate Spade bucket bag I bought recently at my local Kate Spade Outlet!  I am eyeing this bag though on the Kate Spade website and its on sale!!  Kate Spade Sale-30% off with Code WEAREFAMILY

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Happy Shopping mes amis!!

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