Silk blouse – thrifted; red corduroys – Kohl’s (gift); leopard print flats – Charlotte Russe (hand-me-downs).

Don’t let my brand-new red cords fool you – I couldn’t have been more relieved and more proud to hear the results of the presidential election last night. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to get it together – Mr. President, Congress, I’m looking at you. Forward, America.

~ Sarah

P.S. On a much more shallow, fashion-related note, I love everything about this outfit, and my hair is so long, you guys.

*thanks for the photo, Katie!

Hawaiian Punch Print

Chambray Button-down – Five Dollar Store; Dress – Motherhood Maternity (thrifted); Wedges – Ross.

Happy August, everyone! I can’t believe how quickly this summer has gone by, and I’m definitely not ready for it to be over. I’m not going to talk about depressing things like senior year today though. I haven’t blogged in about a week, but these pictures are actually from last week. It was a breezy and pleasant-enough day that layering up in chambray button-down seemed like a good idea.

I’ve had this button-down for ages, before it was even trendy – I featured it in my first-ever clothing haul on the blog. It’s a smidge too small though, and I’ve always struggled how to wear it. Some of my favorite bloggers do a really good job at it though – case in point Jenny in Jacquard, Style by Santina and Audrey from Putting Me Together.

To keep this look summery, I paired the button-down with my thrifted floral dress (last seen here). The thing about thrifting is that you have to keep an open mind. Take this dress – it’s maternity. I bought it when I was about to start college, obviously without having any intention to be a mom in the near future (still don’t, thanks for asking). But it’s a flattering fit, and the print is fun. And so this dress found a happy place in my closet.

I’m also linking up with Callie’s Coffee and Cardigans’ Thrifter Thursday again! Click here for all of the posts.

~ Sarah

OTI: Navy & White

This week, Erica from North Meets South and Kayla from Freckles in April are hosting a whole week of Open to Your Interpretation(s). I love to participate in OTIs whenever I can, but I’m home this week so my wardrobe is rather limited. Today’s outfit from Reese Witherspoon was simple and chic, so I took my inspiration from the color scheme and a print and went in that direction.


This is what I came up with:

Shirt – H&M; Shorts – thrifted; bag – my mom’s (thrifted).

It’s a really simple outfit, but that’s why I like it for summer, especially for days when I’m running errands today. The highlight was getting a haircut and watching Pretty Little Liars (we’re not discussing the dentist). Up next, I get to cheer on the white hot Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Anyone besides Chelsea watching?

~ Sarah