Last weekend we had the most amazing weather that was reminiscent of early summer. The clearest skies and the brightest sunshine had everyone outside, clamoring for brunch on a patio! For me, I was happy to ditch my sweaters and leather jacket for the weekend. Jason and I spend the day walking around the shops of Buckhead and having a cocktail (or two!).
Because of the crisp air and strong sunshine, I opted for an off-the-shoulder top that I had originally planned to put away for the summer. Lately I’ve had warm weather outfits on my mind since I’ll be heading to Miami for my friend Alexa’s bachelorette party. Since I’m stocking up on my vacation-wear, I’ve been looking for more items that won’t break the bank. You may have seen this recent Self-Portrait inspired dress, and this top was another amazing find that I could resist! Because summer isn’t here to stay, I wore my new top with my studded jeans that are my go-to’s season after season. However, I can totally see this flirty off the shoulder number with both shorts and white jeans. Lastly, I finished my look with mirrored Dior sunglasses and my favorite pair of nude sandals. Since that perfect Saturday, the weather has cooled down again and my top took its place in the back of my closet. But, I know that’s only temporary, and I can’t wait to wear this pick over and over again this season!
So it’s safe to say that a good jumpsuit has become my thing. While in Charleston, I rocked a dressed up tuxedo-inspired one for dinner and a night on the town. However, I also love a good jumpsuit for a more casual day.
This one was a great shade of dark chambray that I could rock with sneakers during the day, and throw on some pumps in the evening. That’s the amazing thing about jumpsuits…they translate so easily from day to night! In this instance, I wore my casual jumpsuit for a day walking around Charleston and accessorized with my new favorite sun hat and Comme Des Garcons kicks. Lastly, I finished my look with the Dior Twilly that Jason got me for my birthday.
Heading back to work after a long vacation can be daunting to say the least. I spent a full two weeks at home in Florida, enjoying the sunshine, spending time with family and just plain ol’ relaxing. While my day-to-day pace had slowed down, I had time to focus on Brown Paper Doll and goals for 2018. The brief hiatus gave me time to reflect on the past year and what I hope to achieve in the future! I hope to expand my network, partner with brands I’m passionate about, meet more like-minded individuals and find more joy in the growth process. While I can’t wait to achieve those goals, it’s back to work in the meantime!
Many people don’t know that I work a full 9 to 5 job, and boy is it stressful juggling these responsibilities with my blog. Even though I do love my job, I’m falling into a bit of the blues having less time to focus on Brown Paper Doll and the goals I’m so eager to achieve. It’s all a balance and I’m just figuring it out as I go.
Speaking of blues, while I was home I repurposed the navy Tibi skirt that I wore for one of my holiday special occasion looks! I love taking a piece and with a little bit of creativity, making a brand new outfit! For this look – I kept it all Tibi, pairing it with a houndstooth print crop top with tie sleeves and my marigold mules. These shoes are literally my favorite, and I can’t wear them enough. The sunny shade of velvet makes me January blues just fade away!
P.S. How gorgeous is this Inn in Jacksonville! Jason and I almost rented it as accommodations for our wedding and every time I drive by it makes me smile.