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Lavender at the Zoo

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Blazer – The Limited  (similar under $35) | Shell – The Limited (similar under $30) | Skirt – The Limited (similar under $25) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes | Shoes – Tahari via TJ Maxx (similar)

Back in Retinal bleeding surgery I promised you photos of the zoo.  Well, today I finally had a chance to take some outfit photos while at an event at the Lincoln Park Zoo. And what a day to take photos! I’m so glad I waited because, wow. This weather is what makes people love living in Chicago.

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Today was the perfect day to wear this ruffled lavender shell I’ve had hanging in my closet for over a year but have only worn a handful of times. I was inspired to wear it because of the link-up going on at Literately Stylish where we’re encouraged to wear Pantone’s colors of the year. Today’s submission is “African violet.”  I typically think of African violets as a deeper purple but apparently this year it means a lighter, paler shade of purple.

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I was at a professional event so I paired it with my black blazer and my houndstooth printed pencil skirt for a bit of fun without looking too stodgy.  At least, I hope that’s how I looked!

I also have a bit of “African violet” on one of my toes post-marathon. For those of you who are not runners, the occasional “black” (technically bruised) toenail is a badge of honor.  I wore my open-toed shoes proudly sans toenail polish and owned that bruised nail.

And, yes, these photos were taken at the zoo. It’s really more of a park with a zoo in the middle and on a gorgeous day like today I wanted to stay there all day. The zoo’s free, by the way, so if you’re ever in Chicago I highly suggest you stop by.

Casual Khaki

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Top, Pants & Scarf – The Limited | Earrings – Kristin Hassan | Shoes – SE Boutique via DSW

First, I apologize for the disappearing act on Thursday.  My husband and I played hooky from our respective responsibilities and went to play at the Museum of Science and Industry.  It felt good to take a day and just be a big kid.

Today, though, I’m back at work.  However, it’s Friday and that means casual!  I’ve had these pants for years and rarely wear them.  For some reason khaki isn’t one of my go-to colors.  However, I recently saw the khaki and lavender color combination online and decided to give it a shot.

How do you feel about khaki?