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Mother’s Day Silk & Florals

Mother’s Day Silk & Florals

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, mamas, mommys, mums, etc out there! I am not a mom yet but (God-willing) hope to be one some day! I love my mom and think I have the best one in the world. Actually, I am pretty sure 😉 As we all do! I think mother’s are just the best and I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have a friend like my mother! She understands me to my core and is there for me no matter what. No matter what. I aspire to be a mom at LEAST half as amazing to her to my kiddos some day!

My sister and I went to church this morning in downtown and it just so happened the Amgen Bike Tour of California was also finishing at the State Capitol today. Luckily we found parking not too far from the church and even got to see a bit of the womens race. Not too mention, the weather was GORGEOUS – a perfect 73 F degrees!

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Top – Madewell Silk Shadowpetal Top in size 00. (It was a tad bit too low-cut for my liking, so I wore a white bandeau underneath. The sleeves are longer on me than they appear on the model, but I wouldn’t want the length of the top overall any shorter!) 🙂

On the model –

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Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch dark-wash jeggings / stretchy jeans in size 24 Short / 0 Short. (LOVEEEEE these!! Own 2 pairs!) Got them last autumn.

Shoes / pumps – Fly London Cade Pump (wearing these in my last post, more deets on these HERE 🙂 )

 

 

Business Casual: Denim to work

Business Casual: Denim to work

Does your office require business-formal (no jeans) or business-casual? Or maybe uniform? Maybe just casual (*cough* Google *cough*)? My 8-5 allows a pretty lax dress code – just no ripped denim, spaghetti straps, etc (pretty standard).

Standing 5 feet tall, it can be very hard to find jeans that fit well (especially length-wise), as well as tops that don’t overpower my small frame and don’t hide my figure completely.

I like to splurge a bit on “work jeans”, made of higher quality denim so they look good longer and can withstand the washer. As we all know, designer denim can be especially tricky because they are sewn for taller girls and rarely come in petite sizes.

I feel I scored big time with these that I opted for this Monday morning –

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On the model online –

dl1961 crop jeans

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Jeans – DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Crop Skinny Jeans in Powerhouse wash in size 24.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dl1961-florence-instasculpt-crop-skinny-jeans-powerhouse/

http://www.dl1961.com/florence-in-archer

Since they are the “crop” cut the inseam is [only] 25.5″. My inseam is 26″ for skinny jeans to fit me juuuust rightt. Anything shorter than this I am happy to find! The denim is very soft and the fit is tight all the right places, but not too tight (like, say, my Abercrombie & Fitch jeggings). They are very work-appropriate and I love them! Though they were on the pricier side, I jumped at purchasing these after I was wowed by the fact designer denim was sitting above my ankles and not dragging on the floor once properly on. 🙂

Gray top – Madewell (past season)

Shoes / heels – Nina Originals “Francie” pump

http://ninashoes.com/nina-francie_3937

Purse / bag – Marc Jacobs ‘Recruit’ Leather Crossbody Bag

https://www.marcjacobs.com/recruit-crossbody/889732543043.html?ptype=productpage&viewmode=Recruit%20Collection_#start=1