April 30, 2014

The Art of Casual

Anyone can get dressed up and be glamorous, but it is how people get dressed on their days off that are the most intriguing. - Alexander Wang

Chambray Shirt: Francesca's, similar one  // Shorts: Loft, similar  // Sandals: Jack Rogers // Bag: Old Navy // Necklace: J.Crew // Watch: Fossil // Bracelet: Alex & Ani // Ring: Dixie Monogram // Essie Nail Color: Playground // Sunnies: Target

Am I the only one that ends up with a pile of clothes on the floor when trying to pull together a perfect casual look? Since I've started blogging, I find tons of great inspiration from fellow bloggers.  But personally, I still find that pulling together a perfect outfit starting with the top and which bottom will go with what shoes and finding the right accessories is really just a work of art.  Some girls make it look so easy and always look so pulled together, how do they do it?

So, I asked Rebecca, my sweet and gorgeous future daughter in-law, if I could take photos of her perfect ensemble for my blog.  Okay, not exactly, I just started snapping these photos of Rebecca as if I were the celebrity obsessed, obnoxious paparazzi following her.  Rebecca is a master when it comes to pulling together an outfit.  From her chambray top, down to her metallic silver Jack Rogers, she always looks adorable and so pulled together.

Oh gosh... I hope Rebecca will still want to marry into my family.  Nothing like a fashion obsessed blogger/mother in-law following you around with a huge camera.

Thanks so much for reading!

Linking up with:
Random Wednesday, What I Wore Wednesday, What i WoreMore Pieces of Me: Manic Monday,  On The Daily Express: Manic Monday, Penniless Socialite; Look What I Got, Perfectly Coutured; Three-fer Thursday


  1. Rebecca is indeed so adorable in this casual but so chic look!!


  2. Such a great classic outfit!!! Love that you still tied in a little sparkle with that pretty necklace. :)
    Stopping by from the linkup.

  3. I get so jealous of these photo shoots! I think that's such a great bond to share between you and your future mother/daughter in law! She's really great and I enjoy her looks! Thanks for paparazzi capturing her! :) Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

  4. You are so cute, Carylee, I enjoy your blog just as much! Thanks so much for stopping by, your support means the world to me :)

  5. Thank you! I'm so happy you stopped by! xo

  6. Thank you, Rebecca! I'm so happy you stopped by! xo

  7. That bag is starting to grow on me. I think I may just go head and buy it. Love those shorts

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  8. you dressed up casual very nicely! freakin' cute!

  9. Love the shorts! Always have a hard time finding patterned shorts that are long enough (curvy girl problems!). Excited to start following your blog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    -Braidy <4me2you.com>

  10. Rebecca is a doll! Love her look so resort-y or country club. So classy! I love her whole little outfit. Monica, I think she is a keeper.. ha! God bless ;)

    XO, Claire

  11. Rebecca looks just like Scarlet Johansson! She is so lucky to have such a fabulous mother in law.


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