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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  • Missed the first 20 minutes of the bachelor and now Iโ€™m so lost ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒน Anyone else watching tonight? Seriously hoping tonight will be the night he jumps over the fence ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  • Easy like a Sunday morning ๐ŸŽถ Went for a long walk with @ahhlee11 and stopped by my favorite bagel spot this morning ๐Ÿฅฏ Couldnโ€™t have asked for a better Sunday โœจ
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  • Happy Valentineโ€™s Day! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ Anyone else have a permanent sugar high after all the sweets today? ๐Ÿง
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  • Hiding out from winter with my summer hats & photos from warmer times โ˜€๏ธIโ€™m the worst kind of person who loves snow in January but by February I love to hate it ๐Ÿ™ˆโ„๏ธ Anyone else understand?
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  • Letโ€™s do this Monday ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผโ˜•๏ธ
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  • Happy (ALMOST) Friday ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ One of my favorite spots in the city, but someone really should move those cones ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜‚ #whenwearnyc

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