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June Shopping Summary

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First things first – have you voted for your favorite outfit of June? There’s a major tie going on right now and so far no one has picked my favorite as theirs! I love it when that happens!

Now, on to what I added to my closet

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I mentioned last month that I was thinking about putting myself on a shopping ban except for if I wanted to keep anything from a Le Tote (which, by the way, you can try for 50% off using code ERIN25).

And, you know what, I gave in a bit during a sale at The Limited early in the month but otherwise everything you see pictured above is either from Le Tote or gifted.

Admittedly, I’m still on the fence about keeping the top from The Limited. I mean, it’s always nice to have a simple white top with a bit of interest and I got it on sale so it’s not like it’s some weird thing I might never wear. But, still, do I need it?

The dress I’ve already worn several times and every time I wear it Jason tells me how nice I look. In fact, the first time I wore it he asked me to keep it. Can’t let my husband down! And here’s the interesting thing about that dress: last year I would have felt super uncomfortable in it. But with all the strength training I’ve been doing it looks great.

And the blazer I kept because I decided it fit my lifestyle right now better than my dressier red blazer. I’ll be taking the older one to consignment most likely,

As for my gifted items, I love my new Bucketfeet and have worn them several times even though they’ve only made it to the blog once. The bag I haven’t had a chance to use because I normally carry a backpack and a small purse to work. However, I’m going on a trip for work later this month and I think it will be perfect for using as a carryon.

I plan to devote a whole post (soon!) to my new Mira fitness tracker. Ironically, I was just commenting to Kim that I never wear my Fitbit when I got the opportunity to receive the Mira. So, I plan to do a post comparing the two and why I’m wearing the Mira even if I don’t feel like I need it to remind me to be active.

Linking up with Fran’s Budgeting Bloggers

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Favorite Outfit of June

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While everyone else is out there talking about the upcoming holiday weekend (Fourth of July, in case you’re not sure) I’m still in denial that July is upon us. But, it is so let’s do this thing where you vote for your favorite outfit of June!

June was a tough month outfit-wise. I’m really struggling with several things: only a few pairs of my pants and skirts fit, the weather has been so ridiculous, and I’m still not sure how to dress. I read posts about finding your style and choosing your favorite pieces and paring down your closet and I think, yeah, let’s do that! And then I look at a month of outfits and think, you know, I like the variety even if sometimes it’s a struggle and sometimes they don’t all work out as well as I thought.

So, you tell me, which of June’s outfits do you like the best? Use the poll below to vote. Or, if you want, leave a comment and tell me which one you think is most “me”!

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And of course, what was my favorite outfit? I think it was the one I wore to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Comfy, a bit trendy, but not too out there.

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One last thing: you might have noticed that I didn’t do a vote for May. Well, it’s because I only had 5 outfits to choose from! I did have a favorite, though. You can see it on my Pinterest board.  And, as always, the Outfit Gallery page has all the outfits in one spot.

 

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The Naps Have It

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Another weekend spent doing things other than taking blog photos. I know you guys forgive me! Instead, I was planting flowers with my mom on my balcony, celebrating a friend’s birthday, completing a duathlon (run-bike-run), and doing some indoor climbing.

I know, right? When do I sleep? How about when I pass out on our couch in the middle of the afternoon.

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Shirt – J. Crew (same) | Pants – Express (similar) | Shoes – c/o Shopbop (similar) | Necklace – NY&Co (similar

I’m actually really bad at naps. No, wait. I take that back. I’m REALLY good at naps (seriously, our couch is like some sort of nap warp zone). I am not good at waking UP from naps.

Still, I love napping on our couch after a morning of getting stuff done. Whether that stuff is planting flowers or running and biking. I mean, I know I should probably be doing other stuff, like outfit planning or pre-making all my salads for my lunch throughout the week. But when I lay down on the couch it’s lights out.

And you know what? I’m totally okay with that.

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Casual clothes hoarding

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Last night I was at an event and introducing myself to people and handing out my blog business card. One of the women asked me what my “go-to” store is for work clothes. I told her that it used to be The Limited but now that I don’t have to wear business or business casual I struggle with what to wear and where to shop.

Although, occasionally, I still find things at The Limited that fit my current work dress code. Or lack thereof.

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Jacket – Langford Market (similar) | Tee- Target (same) | Pants – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Bucketfeet (same)

Seriously, though. I’ve been at my current job for just over a year and I still have no idea how to dress! I have an entire closet full of clothes that either don’t fit, don’t fit with my current work environment, or just don’t seem to be “me” right now. Yet, I don’t necessarily want to get rid of all of them because I might need them in the future.

It’s funny because at work I try to convince people that it’s okay to delete old documents. But for myself I struggle with purging clothes. And emails. But that’s another story.

I told myself when I started this job that I wasn’t going to succumb to dressing like a slob. But, I admit, there are days when it’s just jeans and a t-shirt. Which, in reality, isn’t that much different from this outfit. But this outfit isn’t jeans.

In my latest Le Tote box that is on its way to me I’m getting two dresses. I hope they both fit. I also just ordered this dress in red as a causal dress – an item I don’t own very many of. Maybe that’s the answer for summer: casual dresses.

Or maybe not. Maybe I’m still a work in progress when it comes to how to dress casually.

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