Sweatin' in my Maxi

 

Hi friends! Blah. Texas is killing me with this heat. Basically it's stupid humid outside all the time and it'll kinda rain for a day and cool off, but then the next day, it's just hot all over again. Thus begins an unhealthy cycle. It's really hard for me to be cute in this weather I'm not gonna lie. The sweat is real and everywhere! My current go-to has been plain oversized maxi dresses. 

This maxi was part of an order from She In. As you all know I shop at She In often and usually have great experiences with their clothing. However, every now and then, I'll get a piece with an off measurement that just fits me all weird. This was one of them! This dress actually came with these lace cold shoulder sleeves. It was super cute in the picture, but my arms were too big for them and the sleeves just felt uncomfortable. So what did I do? Chopped 'em right off! It was super easy and turned into a cute spaghetti strapped maxi. I also had to get it shortened a few inches for my petite self, but I opted for this length so I could have the option to wear sneakers as well. 

Sometimes you don't always get what you think you're going to get, but don't be afraid to make it your own! I wear this dress all the time and I love how comfortable and flowy it is during the summer. I can't wait for fall so that I can layer this bad boy up! You'll definitely be seeing it again. 

Shop all my exact pieces below and see what this dress originally looked like. Bless you all with skinny arms! Happy shopping! 

 

Back in Gingham Action

 
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I'm back! It's been a few weeks, the longest I've gone without sharing an outfit with all of you loyal readers. I took some time off for myself this summer which was much needed. I took a vacation overseas to Paris and toured Spain for a few weeks and it was amazing! Needless to say, I needed an extra week to recover. Jet lag hit me like a ton of bricks and all I could do was concentrate on getting through the week at work. Taking a break felt good but I missed sharing my favorite outfits with you all!

I'm slowly getting into the gingham trend but it does have to be the perfect piece. When I saw this top, the first thing I noticed were the fun sleeves. I've been all about the sleeves this year, and these are so light weight and fluffy. I'll admit, sleeves in Texas in August is a terrible decision, and I soon found that out, after about 10 minutes. But who cares, I looked so cute right? 

My new favorite high waisted denim is right here. I have the hardest time finding denim that fits me well, and this year TopShop has been the winner. What saves me is that they carry petite sizes so the length of shorts are normal but they also fit my curvy frame. I am tempted to buy these in multiple colors! I paired this look with a pair of simple white mules, which I've only worn twice because I'm so paranoid about getting them dirty!

Shop all my exact pieces below!