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What To Wear To Brunch...


This past Saturday I got together with my fellow blogger pals for a little bruncheon at Tupelo Honey Cafe. I had never been there before, and I'd just like to say that it was sooooo good! It started off with plenty of laughs and mimosas, and their 'Blueberry Paine Perdu' a.k.a. very yummy blueberry french toast, was seriously delish! Heck, even their biscuits topped with blueberry jam and honey tasted heavenly, haha! So if you're ever in the Charlotte area, definitely check them out!

On to the outfit:

The Best 'Not So Basic' Tee...


If you've seen any kind of pattern over on my Instagram, it's that I've mainly worn basic and comfy pieces this month. I've been heavily stocking up on them recently and it just makes transitioning into seasons so much easier, and less worrisome! But of course I'm a girl that doesn't always like to keep things simple, so today I'm sharing my version of the perfect basic tee. Say hello to my latest obsession: cross-front anything and everything---and there's even a few people that I know that can vouch for that too, haha! #Oops! This top can be styled with distressed or white jeans, and would even be perfect worn underneath a chunky cardigan! And speaking of my obsession, I wore this dress a few weeks ago and I totally swear by it! It also comes in even more colors; plus, it's SO SOFT!

The Ruffle Hemmed Dress


As you may know, I've been on an olive kick lately, but I've also been having a huge interest in ruffle hems too! And who would have guessed that I would find it in this perfect little halter dress!? It's seriously the best thing I have worn this month and is THE transition dress of the season! Plus it's made of a comfy jersey material, so it literally feels like I'm wearing a huge tank top, haha!

How To Wear A Sleeveless Sweater...


We're all well informed of how cozy sweaters are during fall and winter, but how does fashion make it acceptable in the summer? Oh, I know---make them sleeveless! I've seen it worn a few times last year, but the memory that sticks out the most is how sleeveless high-neck sweaters, back in the early 90's, were styled with a cardigan or padded blazer. Obviously history often repeats itself, so why not bring it back!? I was skeptical at first, but thought I'd take the leap and try it out for myself. I'm glad to say that the result was a huge positive! My sweater is so comfy, light-weight, and has a lace-up detail at the bottom (love it!). It will also look great with distressed boyfriend jeans and booties!

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