Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Little Striped Skirt

Real talk: I just had my hair freshly colored and curled, so I styled my new skirt for work the next day. I had been waiting for the perfect moment and it had finally arrived! These J. Crew Factory skirts are some of my favorite work pieces (extra 30% off with code PARTYON). They are amazingly comfortable, but cut perfectly for the office. I spend half my time in the office and the other half walking/driving outside. The structure is great for the windy McCordsville days! 

Skirt: J. Crew Factory, Top: Ann Taylor (similar here), Cardigan: J. Crew Factory, Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (these were actually my wedding shoes!)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Chill

The air temperature before Summer officially hits in my favorite. Give me 68°F to 78°F temperatures and I am happy. I love to layer and I really love to not sweat. This outfit is perfect for those slightly chilly days. I always have a cardigan, jacket, or sweater on hand because it tends to get windy out here. A pair of shorts instead of jeans also work great when it's just a little bit warmer. 

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Cardigan: J. Crew Factory, Jeans: Target (similar here), Shoes: Kohl's (similar here), Necklace: gift (similar here), Bag: Aeropostale (similar here)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Just for Kids

Being petite has its perks. When the Victoria Beckham collection launched I not only perused the adult clothing pieces, but also the children's. This shirt is actually a children's top. The tiniest version came with matching pants. There is something about a scalloped stripe that gets me every time. The little bumble bees on the collar are also too cute to pass. So, I grabbed an XL and made my way to check out lines. Not only is it amazingly comfortable, but it was much cheaper than the adult counterparts. Score. 

Shirt: VBxTarget (toddler sizing), Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here), Cardigan: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Aldo (similar here)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Picnic at the Park

When life gives you sunshine, make a picnic! Lela and I couldn't resist having a picnic on this sunny, warm day. We bought some fruit, cheese, crackers, and sparkling grape juice (alcohol is not allowed in the parks). Paul Ruster Park is a place I have been visiting since I was a child. Generally visited during the winter to slide down the giant (most likely man-made) hill, this place just feels like home. We set up our picnic under a beautiful set of trees and enjoyed the views. 

Dress: Target (similar here), Hat: Target (similar here), Shoes: Aldo (similar here), Bag: Aeropostale (similar here), Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Belt: Target (similar here)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Musings

1. Foxgardin Kitchen and Ale: I live in a small town. I work in a small town. I am surrounded by small towns. If I want to eat at a restaurant that has good food and an even better vibe I have to go downtown or too far away. Until now. I discovered Foxgardin about a year ago, but was just now able to make my way there. It is the most adorable little restaurant and in Fortville, Indiana! The pricing is a little on the higher end, but the food is completely worth it. I also love the selection of drinks - they made their menu well. I would suggest making a reservation, but they have an fun Whiskey Lounge for those who don't. 

2. XBox E3 presentation: I'm not a gamer (I dabble), but my husband is. Each year he is always watching the E3 presentations and especially pays attention to the XBox portion. I decided I would watch with him this year. The new XBox One X seems super cool (even if I don't really understand it). The games coming out also seem breathtaking. It's amazing what they can do with the graphics these days. Even though I most likely won't play any of these games, I am excited for my husband to experience them. 

3. Harry Potter Trivia: A local bar in Indy will be hosting a Harry Potter trivia night in July. I literally cannot contain my excitement. This falls at just the right time. I always reread the Harry Potter books in the Summer and just started this weekend! Let's do this. 

4. Wonder Woman: This movie was awesome! In true DC Comics form, the movie does feel a tad long, but it's full of action and Girl Power, so it doesn't come across as long right away (unlike Batman Vs. Superman). It is just absolutely thrilling to see a woman hero totally kicking ass and not apologizing along the way. I'm so happy for all the little girls who will grow up with this film. 

Profession Girl Gang Takes King's Island

Spoilers! This post is long, but fabulous.

Thank you, Leanne Meurer for shooting and putting together this video! Definitely check out her Youtube channel here.

The ladies I've dubbed the "Professional Girl Gang" (with some honorary members) decided a King's Island trip was in order. We couldn't quite make opening weekend, but it was close enough. King's Island is my favorite theme park in the Midwest. It is not the biggest park, but it has everything I want and need. 

The Beast is my favorite ride. The coaster was built in 1979 and is still the longest wooden roller coaster. Warning: It is a bit rough and slightly freaky in the dark. I love the mini Eiffel Tower which you can ride an elevator to the top to look out over the park. Other notable rides: The Vortex, Adventure Express, Banshee, The Viking Furry, and The Racer. Don't forget to stop by the kiddie land to get some delicious blue ice cream. It is possible to make it through the entire park in one day, but make sure to get there when it opens and don't leave until it closes! The crowds are much thinner during the week, so save any fast passes for the weekend. 

Trying to decide what to wear to a theme park is always the hardest decision. I always know I'll be taking a lot of photos so I want to look put together, but I also want to be comfortable because roller coasters. This trip was a little different than most because it was in early May. The weather in Ohio is not quite warm yet not quite cold. I knew this chambray dress would be perfect because it was loose and breathable. I added a sweater and jacket to keep me warm, knowing if I became warm during the day I could always shed a layer. These TOMS shoes were perfect for walking around the park all day. Lela and I could not resist these adorable Target ball caps to keep the sun out of our eyes. Whatever you wear, I highly recommend wearing shoes that stay on your feet when they aren't touching the ground. 

We cannot wait until our next trip! The Halloween Haunt is my absolute favorite; however, we are hoping to make it back before September/October. 

Dress: Abercrombie (similar here), Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here), Jacket: Marshall's (similar here), Shoes: TOMS (similar here), Bag: Francesca's (similar here), Hat: Target, Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here)