All White with a Touch of Green

Today's look is one of my favorites! It is so simple and clean -- this vest goes with anything too! Perfect to dress up a t-shirt, throw on over a dress or pair with leggings for a cute errand running outfit. 

Vest: Gap, Tencel Utility vest (currently sold out) -- but here is a link to one just like it from Target

T-shirt: No Rest for Bridget, Basic V-Neck T-Shirt  

Jeans: Gap, STRETCH 1969 true skinny high rise

Sandals: Frye, izzy harness sling 

When You Take Your Parents to Mass Ave

My parents, Deb and Andy are downtown visiting Todd and I a lot, but normally it is for a Colts game, grabbing dinner, or spending time at our place. This past weekend they wanted to get the "true downtownian" experience. (Or as my mom referred to it as, getting a picture where we can be the "I" of Indy.)

Please enjoy our trip through Mass Ave: 

Experience #1 - Earlier in the day Todd suggested we ride bikes to Mass Ave, to which I laughed at because I knew my mom would not want to. I even quoted what her response would be. It was something like, "ohhh I don't know, I haven't ridden a bike in 15 years." I secretly didn't want to ride anyways because it was so hot and I didn't want to be sweaty. So my parents come over and Todd throws the idea out there. My mom's first words were, "oh yeah sure that could be fun." (Ummm what?) Deb did have some issues getting started but we did it! 

Adjustment #1 - Seat height 

Adjustment #1 - Seat height 

Adjustment #2- Which side should her purse go on?

Adjustment #2- Which side should her purse go on?

Adjustment #3- Are we sure the seat height is right?

Adjustment #3- Are we sure the seat height is right?

Experience  #2- I had planned out a few stops for our tour of Mass Ave and was excited to take them to St. Joseph's Brewery. It is an old church that has been converted into a brewery and restaurant. My dad loves local beers and trying new places but Deb is not a beer drinker. Her drink of choice is typically vodka so earlier in the week I contacted St. Joseph's to be sure they had liquor too. I was telling my parents and Todd about how I emailed the brewery to confirm their drink sections and they told me my email was probably the laughing stock of the office. (I just wanted to be FOR SURE they had vodka, geez.)

Vodka = "other fine spirits"  and apparently everyone but me knew this. 

Vodka = "other fine spirits"  and apparently everyone but me knew this. 

I asked both my parents their first thoughts when we walked in:   Mom-"I wonder what God thinks of us drinking in here."  Dad- "I'm home! "Take me to church," you know that one song?" 

I asked both my parents their first thoughts when we walked in: 

Mom-"I wonder what God thinks of us drinking in here."

Dad- "I'm home! "Take me to church," you know that one song?" 

Experience #3- Our next stop was at Ralston's for drinks and shuffle board! And just for the record the girls won! 

Experience #4- We had to go by the Indy sign per Deb's request. She made Dad be the "I" and he "had' to put his hands up in the air too! 

Experience #5 - Our next stop took us to Bakersfield for margaritas and whiskey! 

Experience #6- We dinned outside at Bru Burger for dinner, which is one of my mom's favorite places! It was a short 1 hour and 45 minute wait of course, but so worth it :) I was bad at getting pictures by this point. It was probably due to the number of "experiences" we'd had but here's what I got: 

Experience #7- Selfie on the cultural trail during our walk back. We had a blast together! I'm so thankful for the wonderful city I love to live in and my wonderful family! Missed you Dan! 

central shirt

Happy Monday all 12 of my followers :) 

I'm totally LOVING this shirt - sent to me by very own stylist, Mr. Darius Rowser! He's a personal stylist for Trunk Club and he just knows me so well! Thank you for my new to go blouse- Dar. Check him out if you're looking for some new clothes- they ship right to your door and you only pay for what you keep! https://www.trunkclub.com/?referral_code=drowser  

Top: Madewell,  central shirt   Jeans: Express,  Faded Medium Wash Blue Mid Rise Jean Legging    Shoes: Frye,  izzy harness sling    Sunglasses: RayBan,  Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient  (in Black-Blue) 

Top: Madewell, central shirt

Jeans: Express, Faded Medium Wash Blue Mid Rise Jean Legging

Shoes: Frye, izzy harness sling 

Sunglasses: RayBan, Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient (in Black-Blue) 

Night at Nada

Last night I had the pleasure of getting together with the Indy Blog Society gang! I hadn't been able to attend a meet up in a while, so I was really happy to go last evening. We had a lovely dinner at Nada (downtown) and if you haven't been -- seriously go like today or tomorrow, asap. It is my new favorite Mexican place! Check out what I wore to catch up on blogger stuff (mostly just laughs and margaritas): 

Top: Nordstrom, Topshop, Stripe Snakeskin Print Tee, (mine is from last year but they currently have a green version available and it's on sale! 

Jeans: Madewell, high rise skinny jeans 

Sandals: Nordstrom, Vince Camuto, 'Evel' Leather Sandal 

Memorial Day Weekend Round Up

I had such a great Memorial Day weekend! I was able to have a date night on Friday downtown at some of our favorite spots (started at 1933, Tastings and dinner at Nada), a little bit of shopping, golfing and pool time with the family! Here is a re-cap of my Memorial Day attire: 

Top: Dottie Couture,  Off the Shoulder Top , Jeans: Gap,  STRETCH 1969 distressed true skinny ankle jeans , Sandals: Nordstrom,  Vince Camuto Evel Sandal , Sunglasses: Loft,  Round Keyhole Sunglasses
Top: Urban Outfitters:  Silence + Noise Freya Pocket Tee , Jeans: Express,  One Eleven Mid Rise Jean Legging , Sandals: Target,  Tameka Slide , Sunglasses: Ray-Ban,  Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient

Top: Urban Outfitters: Silence + Noise Freya Pocket Tee, Jeans: Express, One Eleven Mid Rise Jean Legging, Sandals: Target, Tameka Slide, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient

Top: Dottie Couture, Shorts: Target,  Mossimo Supply Co , Bag: Lilly Pulitzer,  Sail Away Beach Tote , Sandals: Old Navy,  Faux-Patent Double Strap Sandals , Sunglasses: Ray-Ban,  Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient

Top: Dottie Couture, Shorts: Target, Mossimo Supply Co, Bag: Lilly Pulitzer, Sail Away Beach Tote, Sandals: Old Navy, Faux-Patent Double Strap Sandals, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator Flash Lenses Gradient

Boston Shopping Outfit

I was lucky enough to take a short trip to visit my bestie in Boston last weekend! I arrived at 9am on Saturday and we were shopping (and enjoying drinks) by 11am! It was such a nice weekend - check out what I wore to enjoy my Saturday shopping the streets of Boston! 

Top: Dottie Courture,  Sleeveless Denim Top  (in olive), Jeans: Free People,  Denim Super Flare , Sunglasses: Loft,  Round Keyhole  (in honey brown), Purse, Marc Jacobs,  Sally Leather Crossbody Bag

Top: Dottie Courture, Sleeveless Denim Top (in olive), Jeans: Free People, Denim Super Flare, Sunglasses: Loft, Round Keyhole (in honey brown), Purse, Marc Jacobs, Sally Leather Crossbody Bag

Perfect White Jeans

White jeans are timeless. I just added these crisp new guys to my wardrobe and love them! They are high-rise, which is so flattering (if you haven't tried high-rise, trust me they are amazing.)  I love wearing white jeans all year around (the old rule, no white after labor day is ancient.) My new favorite way to style them is plaid or paired with a  white top. How do you wear your white jeans??

AEO Soft & Sexy Sky High T-Shirt

Spring has finally sprung! I'm so happy to bust out some of my favorites along with some great new finds. I know, I know, another T-shirt but this one is super comfortable and stylish, plus it comes in every color :) Also my favorite high-waisted jeans in black with some new shades! Details below!

Top: American Eagle,   Soft & Sexy Sky High T-shirt , Jeans: Madewell,  high-rise skinny jeans in black frost , Sandals: Madewell,  boardwalk crisscross sandal , Sunglasses: Loft,  Round Keyhole Sunglasses  (in honey brown),   Watch: Apple,   38mm Gold Aluminum Case   (with Antique White Sport Band) 

Top: American Eagle,  Soft & Sexy Sky High T-shirt, Jeans: Madewell, high-rise skinny jeans in black frost, Sandals: Madewell, boardwalk crisscross sandal, Sunglasses: Loft, Round Keyhole Sunglasses (in honey brown),  Watch: Apple, 38mm Gold Aluminum Case (with Antique White Sport Band) 

Newest Member to Join the Band

Sporting my newest pair of jeans today! These are the 1969 distressed true skinny ankle jeans from Gap -- and they are so flattering. They are totally stretchy and have a cute frayed ankle. (I have mine rolled today thanks to Indiana weather in April making me wear winter boots because it is hailing outside.) They are very comfortable and I love the higher waist line. Happy jean shopping! 

 

Sweater: Gap (old), T-shirt: Loft, Linen Pocket Tee, Jeans: Gap, STRETCH 1969 distressed true skinny ankle jeans, Boots: Clarks, Kadri Liana (no longer available on Clarks website, but found them on Zulily), Watch: Apple, 38mm Gold Aluminum Case (with Red Sport Band)   

Pretty In Jeans

I am so in love with this sweatshirt! A friend of mine had this made by a company called Bow and Drape, http://www.bowanddrape.com/ --please check them out! They have the cutest sweatshirts, jackets, tees and more. You can create your own or purchase any of their adorable designs.