Hi, please note the 14 inch height difference between my husband and I.

Man, is it hard to stay focused on a blog when the sun is shining! All I want to do is ride my bike and jog and hang out outside. It doesn't help that we have a small beach within walking distance of our apartment, either. Just about every day off includes at least a few minutes basking in the sunlight. 

All of that to say, I didn't get around to snapping my outfits in the last couple of days, but I did take my darling little niece and nephew to the Detroit Zoo, and lo and behold, I was photographed during this trip! And I loved my outfit that day. It was simple, but super comfortable and fun for a day at the zoo!

^^ Kids love me.

Top: Target, $10 (same)
Jeans: JCPenney's, $15
Sandals: Forever 21, $12
Purse: H&M, $17
Necklace: Forever 21, $6


Guess Who's Back?

Top: Old Navy, $12 (same)
Skirt: Target, $15
Shoes: Target, $15 (same, half off in store!)
Purse: H&M, $18
Sunglasses: Clothes Mentor, $5

HELLO, FRIENDS! Did you miss me? I missed all of you.

Here is a little update of what's been going on the last two weeks for me:

1) I started a new job. I'm a showing specialist for a pretty snazzy real estate office, which basically means I show properties to buyers and spend all day in my car. A few days of the week are potentially 10-hour days for me, so pardon my absence this past couple of weeks! This wimpy little baby was used to 6-hour shifts consisting of brewing coffee and baby-sitting an office phone. I think after my first 10-hour day, I came rip-roaring through our apartment door, twitchy-eyed and with a fistful of my own hair in my hands. Dramatic? Maybe. Accurate? Almost. Kind of.

2) Matt & I have been apartment hunting and are in the process of moving. Packing hasn't started yet but it will soon, because we're moving in like two weeks. Whoops. Do any of you have any extra boxes...?

I have to say, though, that this little bloggy break was kind of nice and necessary for me. The last couple of months have been kind of wearing me out because I was letting some stupid form of pressure get to me. I was self conscious of my blog content, self conscious about my outfits, and felt this perpetual need to stay at the tippity top of every single trend and own every trendy item ever. Silly, right? I felt like I was desperately trying to finagle the weird, random items in my closet into "blog-worthy outfits", and God forbid should I wear anything anywhere that wasn't "blog-worthy". I mean, Matt and I were trying to leave to go apartment hunting a week or so ago, and although Matt had mentioned he liked my outfit, I'm pretty sure I was thrashing all of my clothes around our bedroom, tears in my eyes, yelling "IT'S FRUMPY AND NOT BLOG-WORTHY!". Yeah, I needed a break.

And in the last two weeks without blogging, I totally felt like I was "out of touch" with the fashion world, but I also made some really smart, necessary fashion purchases. Like, items that I didn't return and have actually worn since purchasing (because I feel like everything I bought in the last few months either got returned or is still hanging in my closet). I felt like I could think about what I needed in my closet, not what I thought my blog needed in my closet. You know? And so I've kind of adopted a little better and healthier of a thought process toward my closet in the last couple of weeks, and I'm hoping it sticks around. Because I don't know how many more useless dresses and disposable jewelry my closet can take!

And also, for anyone who gave Lynette one last fighting chance to be a part of your daily blog visitation round, thank you. I apologize for dippin' out for two weeks, but I plan on being back, and back for good!