Let's keep it tropical.
Last summer I was on the hunt for a great banana leaf/palm print dress. That didn't happen...most likely because I was looking too hard. You know how that goes. This year I was obsessed with lace up sandals until I stumbled upon this...this dress which made all my tropical dress dreams come true!
It's always when you're not looking, right?
Dare I say it makes me look like I have color...which I do not and what little color I have is completely from a bottle. #truth
So these are the lace-ups that I purchased with my birthday money. There are so many great ones on the market. The ones I was truly lusting over sold out completely but then I discovered these Report lace-ups.
I don't want to say they were a second choice but they were and now...I LOVE them! They are the perfect cognac shade.
Ultra comfy, too. I linked several shoe options below and a few tropical inspired dresses, too. Honestly, you'd be mistaken not to go with my $21 option...it's a style steal, has great lines and is figure flattering. See for yourself!
Shop my outfit below:
When I think of bodysuits, I think of Cindy Crawford and Pepsi commercials. That's where my brain gravitates immediately. As a child of the 80's...bodysuits were a popular product of this era. Usually high cut and uncomfortable and a pain to get off.
Raise your hand if you're with me!
Do I have back fat? Is that a thing when you get closer to 40? These are questions I've been asking myself lately. But do you wanna know the real answer? The answer is no. No, Johanna...you do not have back fat. What you have is an ill-fitting bra collection and it's time to upgrade.
I like a little drama in life. Not the people kind of drama but I like a little drama when it comes to dressing up. Enter this dress. Can you believe it is $15? Maybe you can but I think the sleeves make it look way more chic than the actual price tag.
Ever have one of those days where you have no idea what to wear and the weather gods are behaving like total misfits? Yep, that was Sunday for me. Today, currently sleeting, hailing and snowing. Oh brother.
It's true that trends are often recycled over time but polka dots for Spring is one I will never tire of. It seems like every website I turn to is laden with polka dot tops, shoes, headbands and bags. This is one trend I never worry about going too overboard with. Polka dots = happiness!
I cannot even begin to describe the last eight days to you. It was equal parts heartbreaking as it was exhausting. Our family got hit bad. As in...got hit by the flu bug and it took every single one of us down. My kids JUST returned to school today. Yep, they missed an entire week of school.
Another day of smiling through the cold. That's how it works in February, right? Whelp, if you're gonna do it, might as well stay stylish.
Consider this week an official week at home. We now have three out of four of us down for the count. My living room looks like an infirmary. I have calls and one meeting scheduled but beyond that you will find me in sweatpants this week. I think my body is still trying to decide if it's gonna give in to this nasty flu virus that has taken residence in our house.
And a Happy Tuesday to you! I feel like I am still recovering from the Super Bowl despite remaining completely sober. Is that possible? Maybe sleep is the answer. I have so much on my mind and some pretty tight deadline. Am I already dreaming about next weekend? You betcha!
Oh my gosh - I am so late with this post. I've been meaning to post it all day. Perhaps it's the frigid temps that are leaving me brain dead. You can't imagine how cold we were shooting this. Chicago is just a mess of seasons right now!
Popping in to say hello after an extremely busy weekend! And...Olivia scouted another great wall after coding class yesterday ONLY this time we had a cameo appearance by none other than the fabulous Miss Lola. Blogger pose ad all!