Out of My Comfort Zone

This long weekend truly kicked my ass… Anyone else feel that way? I somehow went full speed ahead until Tuesday night when I then fell asleep before 10PM while watching TV. Thank god that at least meant I caught up on some sleep . Now I’m back though and ready to conquer this week, but only because it’s three days long ๐Ÿ˜‚.
I’ve been excited to share this look for a while, because it’s one that is so outside of my comfort zone. If you haven’t noticed, I’m really a skirts and dresses kind of girl when it comes to summer dressing. I love a flowy frock or a fun patterned skirt, but wearing anything besides denim is something I’ve always avoided. However, since I’ve been trying to test out new pieces this summer I immediately gravitated towards these gingham culottes. Gingham is deep into my safety zone (prime example here), so I knew at the very least I’d love the pattern.
After almost returning these pants multiple times I finally got the nerve to wear them to work last week. While I was definitely partially motivated by the fact that I hadn’t done laundry in over two weeks the risk was well worth it. Not only did I conquer the heat and humidity, but I love the way this outfit is totally work appropriate while also giving a nod towards my carefree days in Spain ๐Ÿ’ƒ.
I found this amazing pair of pants at Zara and they’ve unfortunately since sold out, but I’ve linked to a few pairs below that are just as affordable and perfect for summer dressing.
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Gap top (similar) // Zara pants (similar) // Steve Madden Sandals // Clare V bag

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  • T-5 days until my favorite holiday ๐Ÿฆƒ So happy to be headed home tonight to get the holiday week started! .
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  • Letโ€™s hear it one more time for fall ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚Truly was not prepared for todayโ€™s snow, but I guess it just means Iโ€™ll have to get in the Christmas mood a bit early this year ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽ
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  • This is kinda the city version of getting to jump in leaves right?! ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ When @katemcreynoldsblog and I took these photos we got more than a few weird looks, but honestly worth it ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  • Not quite ready to let go of fall yet, but thereโ€™s snow on the horizon in NYC so I guess itโ€™s time pull out the winter boots ๐Ÿ‚
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  • Feeling very full and happy after this weekend ๐Ÿ‚ Swipe for pictures from the best (2nd annual) Friendsgiving yesterday ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฅง
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  • Itโ€™s peak fall outside, so of course i just watched my first Christmas movie...too soon? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ„ Has anyone else seen โ€˜The Holiday Calendarโ€™ on Netflix? So cheesy I died ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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