Green

Balance

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As you may have noticed, my blog posts are becoming less and less frequent.  Recently, I’ve had a hard time balancing all of life’s demands, and my blog has definitely suffered.  In an effort to try and regain some balance in my life, I’m trying to spend 10-15 minutes each morning outside.  During this time I stretch, do yoga, or sometimes just sit and watch the birds, chipmunks, etc that frequent my yard.  I find this routine helps me re-focus and re-energize before a busy day.

Top:  c/o Ricki’s Active {love the detailing – will try to get a detail shot up at some point}
Bottoms: c/o Ricki’s Active {these are made from a nice thick material.  Love the cropped length!  I’ve had both items for about 1 month now, and have worn and washed them numerous times.  They have washed up well and maintain their shape.  Definitely recommend the Ricki’s Active line!  Well made and reasonably priced!}

 

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Weekend Casual

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Sweater:  Ricki’s {I pinned up the cowl neck into more of a turtleneck style}
Pants:  Banana Republic Sloan {Cdn link here}
Boots:  Franco Sarto Motor {also available here and here – these boots were my only Black Friday purchase}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  vintage
Sunglasses:  Aldo

Summer Evening

Laura Wears... J.Crew floral printed cotton midi patio skirt

Laura Wears... mixed prints

Laura Wears... J.Crew Factory ruffle top

Laura Wears...J.Crew patio skirt and ruffle neck top

Laura Wears... casual friday pattern mixing

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Printed Ruffle Top
Skirt:  J.Crew Patio Skirt
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Bracelets:  c/o INPINK; Jacob
Purse:  Ivanka Trump {similar}
Sandals: Modern Rebel Misty {incredibly similar option}

Before heading out to dinner on a gorgeous summer night 🙂

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Healing

white homemade maxi skirt linen j.crew tee

ankle sprain personal style maxi skirt

sprain maxi skirt linen tee

I have spent the last week feeling guilty about not updating the blog, so last night I finally managed to take a few quick pictures in the backyard.  As you can see, I am still side-lined due to my ankle sprain…2+ weeks and counting…  That being said, I am acutely aware that there are far worse things than a sprain and crutches, so I am trying to count my blessings and take this all in stride. 

I have been making a conscious effort to try and hide my leg/ankle as much as possible (despite the racing-stripe tape job, I highly doubt anyone wants to see my swollen and bruised leg).  Maxi skirts and loose linen pants have been in high rotation. 

Top:  J.Crew {similar}
Skirt:  homemade 🙂 {similar}
Necklace: c/o INPINK
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; Jacob
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa Aviators  {Cdn link}
Shoes:  SoftMoc

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Lime green

gap luxlight lime neon green sweater

neon green sweater and black pants

j.crew pixie in leather tuxedo stripe

j.crew factory pendant trio fan necklace

Sweater:  Gap Luxlight V-neck sweater (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie pants in tuxedo stripe
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory (nearly identical version here)
Bracelet:  Banana Republic knot bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa green tint glasses (Cdn link here)
Clutch:  vintage
Shoes:  J.Crew Factory Classic ballet flats (take an extra 30% off with code SALE30 – ends May 14)

A casual look for a casual Friday 🙂  Hope you have a great weekend!

Shirtdress

gap gingham shirtdress leopard print loafers

gap shirtdress

leopard print loafers and gap shirtdress

gap gingham shirtdress and loepard loafers

Dress:  Gap Gingham Oxford Shirtdress {Cdn link here)
Bracelets:  Jacob {last year}
Purse:  Gap Leather Flap Clutch {Cdn link here}
Shoes: Arturo Chiang Beatrixx {I have been searching for affordable leopard print loafers for a few months now. I was quite happy to stumble across these beauties…on sale!}

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