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Rainy Day Casual

I know it’s hard to believe, but those legs and arms actually belong to the same body…  After months of pants, I love that we’re getting such a beautiful spring here in North Carolina!

The dress is actually one I altered last year.  My mother compared elbow-length sleeves and navy color to African girls’ school uniforms, so I knew they had to go. I followed the back of the collar under the armpit and around the back for a halter neck effect.  I can never decide whether to change out the fabric buttons for gold ones, but I love how the cut highlights the points of the collar!

A peek at my accessories:  Wing earrings and a cursive Love ring

Of course, it rained in the afternoon, so I swapped the sandals for rainboots and grabbed an umbrella!  I swore I wouldn’t fall victim to the rainboot trend that ravaged colleges everywhere, but these were impossible to resist.  I’ll give them their own post someday, I swear…

Until then, I’ll leave you with another shot of my amazing umbrella!  I picked it up the summer before last in China out of necessity, but have you ever seen a shiny silver umbrella before?!

Tell me, how do you dress for the rain but stay stylish?

– Cristy

Belt – Time After Time Vintage Thrift, Sandals – Franco Sarto, Earrings – Forever21, Ring – Modcloth, Rainboots – Joan Boyce

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I’m a Maxxinista!

This spring weather has obviously gone to my head.  I had a couple free hours between classes yesterday, so I drove down to my local TJ Maxx and Marshall’s to take a peek…

From TJ Maxx, a Max Studio blouse.  It’s comfy and definitely versatile, plus there’s side ruching.  I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been obsessed with ruching and cowl necks for the last year…

TJ Maxx listed the retail price as $40, although the still-attached (!) original tag said $58.  (I got it for a much more reasonable $19.99.)

From Marshall’s, hangers!!  Believe me, there is always room for more of these in my closet…  At $9.99 for 19, they’re cheaper and nicer than any Walmart set and the felt coating will keep dresses secure (comparison price: $18).  I bought a pack of these in green previously and worried that I’d start finding green fuzzies all over everything.  Since that hasn’t happened yet, I snagged these as well!

I’ve also been looking for a walkable pair of sandals for work.  They recently changed the dresscode policy so now, if I want to wear jeans, I have to pair them with a >1 inch heel and a blazer.  I initially had nude sandals on the mind, since they’re so trendy right now, but I think I love these more!  They feel nice and secure and, with only a 2.5 inch height differential, my toes should last a 6 hour shift!  They were a bit of a splurge at $39.99, but Franco Sarto sandals generally retail for $80-100 and I should be able to pair the muted yellow with most of my wardrobe!

Anyone else excited for more summer shopping?

– Cristy

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