top J.Crew old, similar here & here
shorts old BF jeans ~ DIY cut-offs. similar here, lovely option here {size up for slouchy fit}
wedges Sam Edelman
sunnies Anthro, lovely affordable option here
clutch Madewell similar here

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Hey, Ladies!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Life has been hectic over here.  I don't work out of the home, yet I feel too busy.  How the heck does this happen?  The kiddos are out of school and it seems activities and appointments are in full swing this week.  I am finding that my thoughts keep settling on the quality over quantity concept.  I'm consciously applying it to all aspects of my life as a homemaker.  Particularly schedules,activities, meal prep, words... etc.  Also, I feel strongly about quality over quantity in regards to my wardrobe and blogging.  If this means taking a week off here and there when life gets busy...so be it!  I would rather have quality content with fewer posts for certain.

With this in mind, I am going to take the rest of this week off to get the family settled into summer.  This way my focus is less divided and I am able to give my full attention to this transition.

We are heading up to Maine next week for a 3 day beach vacation!   Perfect opportunity for some R&R, a packing post and a different setting for photos.  Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful week, ladies!


simple elegance {date night}

 top Madewell old similar here & here, lovely option here
flares Gap similar here
heels Sam Edelman
lips MAC ruby woo, liner MAC redd, gloss Burt's Bees 

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All black & red lips.  This classic combo always makes me feel glamorous and sort of classy-sexy.  Maybe even a little flirty

This is a simple look and it is conservative (which I love) but yet still glamorous & sexy.  When it comes to feeling date night ready, I love simple elegance.  For  me, there is nothing better.  I never want to look like I spent hours getting ready.  Rather, I want to look like a natural beauty who never tries too hard, but nails it the majority of the time.  I think this is what we all aspire to.  My recipe is, and always will be, simple elegance.

A little aside... I have no idea why my clothes look navy in some of these shots.  I admit, photography isn't my expertise (I know just enough to get by) so there may be a simple solution.  Hubby and I  need to take a photography course, but for now...my excuse is...I just do the styling. 

What is your date night outfit formula or philosophy?