Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Casual Work Look & Confident Twosday Linkup

Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote
Blouse-Express (savesplurge) | Jeans-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Cardigan-J.Crew c/o thredUp (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (savesplurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge





Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote

Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote
Blouse-Express (savesplurge) | Jeans-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Cardigan-J.Crew c/o thredUp (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (savesplurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge

Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote

Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote

Express white portofino, camel tan cardigan, black jeans, leopard heels, Black quilted Greg Michaels tote
Blouse-Express (save, splurge) | Jeans-Old Navy (save, splurge) | Cardigan-J.Crew c/o thredUp (save, splurge) | Heels-DSW (save, splurge) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (save, splurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (save, splurge

It's been pretty quiet here on the blog this past week. I didn't mean to take such a break and actually have a half finished post that was supposed to go up last Thursday, but I never got around to finishing it. I was too busy enjoying some relaxation and time with my family in Arizona. We are actually on the way back home today. It was wonderful time and I just couldn't bring myself to focus on anything blogging or social media related. But I did do quite a few other things like:
1. Watch my daughter take her first jump into the pool and first few strokes on her own (no floatation devices)! She loved every minute in the pool and loved to show off her new skills, even going under water. 
2. Find out how much I love anything prickly pear flavored. Candy, gummy bears, taffy, licorice....and I can't wait to try the syrup in drinks or on ice cream once we are home, too! Seriously give it all to me!
3. Eat as many meals as possible outside. I could not get enough of the sun and warm weather. 
4. Enjoy time at the Sonoran Desert Museum and see a javelina. My daughter has a few books about the southwest with javelinas and was excited to see them up close! 
5. Splurged a little on a new outfit at Lizard Thicket with my mother-in-law. 
6. Start to talk about our upcoming trip to Ireland this summer and do some online browsing. I am debating these booties. They are waterproof which would be great to have and they look really comfortable. I will also probably bring some slip ons. 

It was a fabulous trip and hopefully we can make it down again next year. There are still so many things to do and see and we all had a wonderful time! Happy Tuesday everyone! 



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44 comments:

  1. Isn't it great watching your child do things for the first time? So any proud moments to come!
    Lovely shirt that your wearing, can't beat a good classic shirt. Thank yo for hosting xx
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  2. Sounds like a perfect vacation full of all the most important things in life! Glad you enjoyed it!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  3. Love this! I totally see myself in this look.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your vacay! Love this neutral look and the cute pop of leopard!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  5. Love this classic look Laura, I have similar pieces and have just pinned this look so i can recreate! Love it! Thanks for the inspo and for hosting lovely lady xxx

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  6. So glad you enjoyed yourself on this trip! I love this chic look with all these neutrals. Thanks so much for the link up Laura!

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  7. Sounds like a great vacation!!
    Jaymie

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  8. Sometimes it is nice to take a blog break! I have never been to Arizona, but it sounds lovely! :) I am excited about your trip to Ireland! We have a couple of vacations planned this summer and I can't wait! I love this business casual look with the brown and black and the leopard shoes!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Arizona! Blogging and social media breaks are so important once in a while! Have a safe trip home!

    I love this neutral business casual look! Looking great!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  11. Sounds like such a relaxing vacation! I love your neutrals! This is such a chic look for work!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  12. sounds like such a great weekend!!!! Love the outfit too!

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  13. It's good to take a break, Laura!! Mental health we always say!!
    You know I'm a huge fan of leopard shoes, and this is exactly why!! They add a tidge of fun to an outfit!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  14. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your Arizona getaway! It sounds like a perfect way to disconnect from blogging, social media, and all the hustle of everyday life. I am also loving each piece of this outfit! What a classic, polished look and totally something I would wear.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  15. What a great bag- so classic and versatile! Also loving those flats!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I love the leopard print shoes with this - such a great accessory with the neutral outfit :)

    It's wonderful to hear you've been so busy enjoying yourself that you haven't had time to blog - everyone needs a break now and then! :)

    Hope you are having a great week after your trip.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  17. Sounds like Arizona was amazing! Love this look, so classic and cool!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  18. LOVE this outfit. I need a cardi that color. I love that you took a break from blogging and enjoyed yourself.

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  19. Such a classic look! I wear a similar version all the time!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  20. Love this look! The black jeans looks so cool and classic. Your trip to Arizona sounds so nice, I'm glad you took the opportunity to relax with family!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  21. I love everything about this classic look! So glad you enjoyed downtime with your family. Blogging and social media breaks are necessary from time to time.

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  22. Aww, I'm so happy you had such a relaxing time in Arizona. LOVE this outfit. That cardigan and bag are so cute!

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  23. So glad you had such a fun trip and got to make so many great memories. Sometimes the best thing we can do is disconnect for a little while. I love your bag in this post! Beautifully Candid

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  24. Sounds like an awesome time! Those accidental breaks just need to happen sometimes;)

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  25. I loved reading about your trip because you just sound so happy! Glad you enjoyed it and got to take a blogging break even if it was unintended.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. Awesome girl that you had sucha fun trip. Loving your look.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/04/17/little-black-dress/

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  27. I've actually never been to Arizona! It sounds lovely. Definitely get those booties for Ireland. They're too cute!

    I love your simple outfit this week. It's so realistic - most of us wouldn't wear some of the crazy things we do to work! I know I can always count on your style to be practical and stylish.
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  28. This is such a great casual outfit. It's good to take a break sometimes. I took a little break last week.
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  29. Thanks for hosting, Laura!
    Ireland is beautiful, I spent 9 months in Dublin and loved it. Let me know if you need any recommendations :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  30. Good for you for taking some time off. I need to be better at that! Love this classic look!

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  31. Good for you for taking a break! I totally do that on vacation because it makes me be present to enjoy my family and friends. Hope you enjoy your time back at home!(that's always an adjustment for me!)

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  32. Good to hear you had some quality time :)
    I love the cardi, the length and color are absolutely perfect.

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  33. It's a beautiful work wear outfit. I love how you incorporated the classic pieces in this look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  34. you look absolutelly fantastic dear :D Love the bag :D

    NEW OUTFIT POST | And That's How It All Started Again…
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  35. Love how classic this look in! So pretty with a white shirt, red lips and some leo! Xx

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  36. So glad you got to enjoy some relaxation time. Such a great bag. Love it!

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  37. I'm loving this classic look, and this is one of my favorite color combos! I'm glad you had a great trip, and a good little break!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  38. Love this neutral look, and the leopard pumps are perfect. Glad you had such a fun trip to Arizona!

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  39. You look beautiful! I love your hair in these photos. It's totally okay to take breaks and invest in your time with family. I do it way too often ;) Those moments are precious!

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  40. Perfect outfit! I love taking basics and making new combos and this one is great!

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  41. It's so great to just unplug sometimes. I'm glad you had a great time with your family, family time is the best time!

    Brooke
    Pumps & Push-Ups

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  42. Thanks a lot :D

    glad to know this my dear <3

    NEW REVIEW POST | Finally I’ve TESTED SILISPONGE
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  43. Eating outside is one of my favorites and this time of year and mid fall are pretty much the best times here in Texas. We seem to be running around a little too much but maybe a good backyard dinner will be in the works for the weekend. Hope you have a super Thursday Laura. Thanks for linking up with Royally Waiting!

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