What’s in my Closet: Embroidered Shiftdress

Guys!  It’s June!!!  How has the time gone by?!  I apologize for being completely off the grid this past week.  I was out of town for a wedding and we made a short trip to NYC after and once I got back home, readjusting to my usual schedule was harder than I thought.  But, I’m back now, so get excited! 🙂  Moving right along…

I really love an easy dress, and this one is probably going to be my favorite dress through the summer.

stitchtake1  It’s always great when you find a dress that you can just throw on and feel comfortable in, but this one takes it a step further with it’s delicate embroidered details and pockets!stitchtake4

It’s very easy to pair this piece with any type of shoe.  While I was in Philly, I went from wearing my Birkenstocks during the day time, to wearing strappy heels with it during the night.
stitchtake3I’m almost always wearing this delicate Gorjana necklace, but this dress doesn’t even need a layering piece because it’s detailed enough to stand alone.

stitchtake6[Shop this look: Madewell Stitchtake Dress, Birkenstocks, Madewell Skinny Bar Double Ring, Gorjana necklace, old, similar here]

Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda

 

 

What’s in My Closet: Prints and Color

cincoOOTD3Since yesterday was Cinco De Mayo, I decided I wanted to wear some of the more colorful pieces in my closet.cincoOOTD7 When I think of Cinco De Mayo, I think of busy and bold prints, as well as all things colorful.  cincoOOTD6It was over 80 degrees here yesterday (and it is today too…it feels like summer!), so I wore shorts, and one of my more printed, colorful top options.cincoOOTD5

(And if this is what May feels like, I’m a bit concerned for what it’s gonna feel like here in the middle of July.)cincoOOTD4

 

I was off work yesterday, so I wanted to dress comfortably for all the errands I needed to run, but still somewhat reflecting on the festivities of the day!cincoOOTD2

 

[Shop this post: Collective Concepts top, old, something kinda similar that I really like here.  J. Crew shorts, old, same ones for this year here, in many color options!  Birks here.]cincoOOTD1

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda

Spring Fashion on a Day That Feels Like Winter

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t match the season.  And when that happens, it’s hard to figure out what to wear, because you want to wear all those new seasonal clothes, but the temperature outside just doesn’t allow for it.
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I like pairing my warmer and brighter pieces to match the spring season, while still staying warm when it feels a bit nippy outside.2015-03-20 05.37.11

Wearing my bright scarf, keeps me warm in the less than desirable temperature, but still adds spring color.2015-03-20 05.38.46

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Shop this post: [Hat: Kooringal, Necklace: Nordstrom, old, similar here, Scarf: Nordstrom, old, similar here Sweater: Madewell, Jeans: Madewell High Risers, Shoes: MIA, old, similar style, different brand here]

What are some of your favorite spring trends for this year?  Let me know!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

 

What’s in my Closet (for the 1st Day of Spring!)

whitedenim3Happy First Day of Spring!  Well, technically spring starts at 6:45pm, but still, it’s the first day of spring, so I’m going to treat it that way (regardless of what the weather is like outside)!whitedenim1I’ve already been wearing my white denim this year, but I thought it was appropriate to wear them today to celebrate our saying goodbye to winter!  I paired them with a classic denim jacket, and my spring sweater with a floral accent at the top.2015-03-20 11.20.24White denim and my denim jacket are definitely staple items in my closet.  I think everyone should have each of these because they are so versatile!whitedenim4

While I wish it wasn’t still sweater weather, spring does sometimes require them, so wearing a lighter sweater is a great way to transition from those bulky winter sweaters to lighter weight spring options.

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[Shop the post: Madewell denim, old, similar here, Madewell denim jacket, old, similar here, Lauren Conrad Sweater, old, similar here, Kate Spade purse, Madewell shoes]whitedenim2Have a great first day of spring, and a great weekend!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

Lately with Lynda

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Here’s a peek at what happened in my week this week.
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I received my Julep Maven box in the mail. 🙂
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50 Shades of Blue?  I really like the color blue, and sometimes I wear it all at once. 🙂2015-03-11 21.21.30

Gabi and I looking alike.2015-03-11 13.30.27

Spending some time outside in the sun before the rain came.2015-03-10 12.22.59

Wearing all whites with a touch of pastels.  Can’t wait for spring.2015-03-09 19.44.11-2

Manicure party with m&m’s and the tv.2015-03-09 18.52.04First homemade meal eaten outside this year!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda

 

What’s in my Closet: Flares

Yesterday, it was actually warm outside.  Well, warmish.  It was comfortable enough to walk outside without a jacket, so I took full advantage of that.  Unfortunately, today the weather matches the still melting ice/snow outside, so I have to bundle up again. Sigh.  At least it’s less than one month til spring.flares4

I’m so glad flares are back in style.  I’m 5’4″ and flares give me the look of having legs for days, even though I don’t.flares5

It’s definitely a change from the typical skinny jeans everyone is wearing, and I love it.flares1

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Want to shop this look? [Vest: French Connection, Shirt: French Connection, old, similar here, Necklace: Heather Belle, Denim: Madewell, Watch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Nine West, old, similar here, Bag: Madewell]

Thanks for stopping by!

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

What’s in my Closet: Distressed Denim

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Last year at this time, it had already snowed once in Raleigh, and we were gearing up for what everyone called the “snowpocalypse” that happened in the second week of February. This year however, we keep going from really cold days, to days where we reach the mid-50s to low-60s. While this isn’t the warmest weather, it’s definitely allowed for me to break out the distressed denim and not feel like my knees are completely frozen.distressed1 distressed3 distressed9distressed5distressed7distressed6distressed8

How are you styling your distressed denim?

[Shop the look: Madewell Denim, Gap Top (similar here), Dolce Cabo Cardigan (similar here), Madewell Necklace (similar here), Nine West Boots (similar here)]

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda