Remember in the ’90s when tube tops were all the rage? I remember wearing them with low-rise jeans for a Britney Spears-inspired look. Well, it might not be the 90’s, but I recently bought a tube top for the first time in a LONG time. Instead of wearing it as I would as a team, I opted for a more subdued and age-appropriate look. No bare midriffs here, because I paired the blacktop with a high-waisted navy midi skirt. I love this look, because it pairs black and blue (a combo I love), in a way that actually makes the look seem like a dress! While neither items break the bank, the top is truly a steal from Target! The skirt is a wonderful find from Cos, with interesting pocket details and buttons cascading down the back (or front if you prefer). I finished my look with silver mules and my favorite Céline sunnies!
Eyelet is one of those fabrics that just gets me every time. It has a girly quality to it that I think is so pretty in white or pastel shades for Spring and Summer. This year, I found the cutest eyelet dress from H&M that I thought looked much more expensive than the actual price tag. I caught it on sale, and thought it was so cute that I actually got it in both black and white! While the dress might be sold out online, it can still be found in stores, so don’t be discouraged if you like this look. As shown, I recently wore it with lace-up Loeffler Randall heels and my Dior clutch. I didn’t photograph it in black, but believe me…it’s just as cute!
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.