Monday, May 19, 2014

To the Max!






Jacket-Kohls (similar, similar) | Dress-Target (exact, similar) | Belt-Target (exact, similar) | Necklace-Lia Sophia | Sandals-Steve Madden (exact)

Well Claire I made it through the weekend just fine. Claire really enjoyed her time with my parents and there are so many cute, happy pictures of her! I can't say I enjoyed my weekend as much as she did, but we some work around our house done. Like all 12 cubic yards of that mulch spread. 
See we have a row of pine trees in our backyard and nothing grows under them. Well nothing but weeds. I tried to section off the area years ago with rocks and plant some hostas, but it didn't work. The weeds were 6 feet tall. It was ridiculous (and embarrassing). I think our neighbors hated us. I'm really glad we don't have a Home Owners Association to fine us or anything! Last summer I finally did a thorough job of cleaning up the area and we put the weed block cloth down. Now it's finally covered and we have a respectable back yard!

See how else I've worn my denim jacket here.

23 comments:

  1. The weather must be warming up! Great casual look! Great outfit to add to our summer link-up! Hope you'll join :)

    xo,
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  2. WOW Nice Yard!! Excellent work, my friend!!


    And you look beautiful. I want to re-create this look because I have all the pieces. Love the Black Maxi on you. I don't think I had ever seen you wearing a Maxi, before. =)

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  3. love this maxi!! and the yard looks so good.

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  4. I have my eye on the short sleeve version of that maxi, but it looks really long on you and I have always been under the impression that you are pretty tall!

    Nice job on the yard, I could never have managed that in one weekend!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  5. I'm only 5'5" and it is pretty long. I am wearing it with flats though. I think I might shorten the straps to help with that as a quick fix. :)

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  6. I'm only 5'5" in heels, so I'd definitely have to hem it ;)

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  7. glad to hear you made it thru the weekend. With your daughter away

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  8. Loving the casual flare with the maxi!! And your backyard looks picnic ready now!! :)

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  9. I love how you belted this look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. I love this simple chic black maxi! Now I need one too! Your yard looks great!! We had the deer eat 6 huge trees over the winter. We need to pull them out but the weather is too nice now and we want to swim! For now, the dead trees stand;) Susan

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  11. Well it helps when your husband does not live overseas for most of the year anymore right ;) Looks great! But of course you know I drool over your home, weeds and all!

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  12. I really like how you did your yard! We haven't done much if any yard work since we moved in 2 years ago. I hope ours don't hate us either! I really like how you styled your dress! I really love your necklace and leopard-print belt!

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  13. Oh how cute! I love the leopard belt with this maxi and the denim jacket too!

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  14. Super cute maxi- and so remixable! And holy mulch! That's a lot of work! Hopefully the mulch will last through two springs so you don't have to do it over next time? It looks fantastic!

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  15. Cute maxi and yay for getting the yard done, looks great!

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  16. This is half of the mulched area of our yard. Everything around the house we did last year so hopefully we can do each area every other year. :) At least we can get it done in about a day if we work together!

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  17. That maxi dress is beautiful on you! Really like it paired with the denim jacket, and the belt is a nice touch too :)

    Away From Blue

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  18. I love how you made a black maxi so fun and unique with a few accessories. Pretty!
    Congrats on your yardwork achievements--I've had trouble with pesky weeds in years past as well!

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  19. LOVE that necklace with that jacket! Super cute. And doesn't it feel so good to get the yard cleaned up for spring and summer!?! Thanks for linking up :)

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  20. I love the belted maxi! It's such a good idea. Good job on the yard.

    Xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  21. Such a great look. So put together!

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  22. Love love love a black maxi! You styled yours so fabulously!

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