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 😂.
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 💃.
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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  • Had the laziest weekend at home and feeling ready to start the week 🙌🏼 My new Sunday night ritual includes meal prep, lighting a few candles, watching Patriot Act on @Netflix (SO good!), and crawling into bed super early... am I old yet?? What do y’all do to get ready for the week?
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My top is on sale for under $10 and linked with @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2EfMh
  • Can every morning start with ☕️ & 🥐?? Coordinating perfectly with my Croissant Ring from @mejuri’s newest collection❤️
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Plus I have an exciting ANNOUNCEMENT! 🙌🏼Next Wednesday (one week from today!) I’m hosting a night of shopping & hanging at @mejuri’s store in SoHo from 6-8PM! Head to my stories for all the details! #finecrew #mejuri
  • 🏙 Feels like I’m always leaving NYC these days... I ❤️ traveling on the weekends during the summer, but part of me is ready for fall 🍂 and all cozy weekends at home that comes with it... Anyone else?!? Or I am just crazy? 😂 #whenwearnyc || 📸: @katemcreynoldsblog
  • Summer Sundays ☀️🦀 Had the perfect Sunday of brunching & wandering Williamsburg, but accidentally left my phone at home so here’s a photo from a few weekends ago 😂 Thinking I may need to do more weekend phone detoxes!
  • TGIF 👏🏼 Walking into the weekend like... how can a short week feel so long?? 😂 Exactly 3 weeks til I’m back on ACK and I’d like to fast forward please! .
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As per usual everything linked via  @liketoknow.it and in my bio! http://liketk.it/2DT34
  • Back in NYC but my feed is still in Nantucket ☀️ Swipe right to pretend you’re in this perfect spot with me 🌊 #whenweartravels

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