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There's nothing that says summer more than a straw bag! These past 2 years, there's been so many unique styles coming out (yet I'm still looking for Sophia Petrillo's version from the Golden Girls lol) so I decided to make a post all about my favorites. I'm actually looking to add a new one to my collection since I've been wearing my out of office bag (perfect for the pool, beach, and even travel!) and the Cult Gaia dupe (as seen above) so much.

Off duty Tote // Monogrammed Tote // Circle Bag // Blue Pom Pom Bag // Black Jeweled Basket Bag // White Leather Bucket Bag // Half Moon Clutch

Which straw bag is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! I'm loving the hand-painted monogram tote which also comes in such a great price point ($100-$160!).

Top // Jeans // Shoes // Bag // Lips 

Lately it's been a nightmare trying to shoot in Dallas heat. I no longer even check the weather anymore because it's sunny and in the 100's everyday! In order to stay cool, I've been sticking to lightweight pieces (like linen and cotton) and in my favorite color: white! I scored this white embroidery top from Neiman Marcus Last Call and I'm obsessed with the flattering peplum shape and the unique details. Plus it's the perfect top to twirl in for photos! After 5 years, I feel like my photos have gotten a bit boring so I've been trying to incorporate some new poses. Bloggers, I'm curious, what are some of your go-to poses? Or what are some other ways that you switch up your content? I'd love to know!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm headed to the movies to go see Ocean's 8 tonight and I'm a huge fan of the Ocean 11 movies with George Clooney so I'm not sure about this version with an all-female cast. While I like the idea, sometimes I think we should leave the originals alone lol. 

Thanks for reading,

Top // Skirt // Shoes (flats version) // Bracelet: c/o Happiness Boutique // Lips // Bag // Sunglasses

A few weeks ago, I asked over on Stories if anyone was interested in seeing more office-appropriate looks on the blog and got so many responses! I know it can be tough dressing chic for the office while trying not to look matronly and of course remaining professional.

Here's one of my go-to looks which features my favorite basics and although it's simple, it doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impact. Plus it's easy to accessorize with simple outfits in order to make them more interesting! I always seem to be wearing this soft chambray shirt and a basic black skirt whenever I'm rushing in the mornings and need something chic, quick. Every girl needs a good black skirt (and a black dress!) in their closet which works for so many different occasions. This one I got from Ann Taylor last year and it's sold out but there's so many similar ones on their site right now. There's always a sale at Ann Taylor so make sure to never buy full-price from there lol. Other great shops for affordable work clothes are H&M, Target, LOFT, Express (everyone's go-to I feel like lol), and Zara.

What are some of your favorite places to shop for work clothes? Let me know!

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