plaid jumpsuit

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At 30 years old I probably shouldn’t own so many one pieces but WHATEVER I LOVE THEM. I think I’ve added 5 or so already this year to my wardrobe but I particularly love this one from Maison Jules because of its pattern and fit.

I first learned about Maison Jules when the brand extended an invite to be whisked off to Paris via seeing An American in Paris on Broadway. It was such a delightful evening of wine, cheese and theatre. The line itself is inspired by the city of light and aims to deliver elevated basics with whimsical prints and I was shocked at how many pieces of theirs are under $100. (See my favorites below.)

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I’ve been sporting rompers over the past couple months (here, here and here) and this is one of my favorite ones I haven’t yet shot. I love the fact there isn’t any thought required when donning one. No mixing of prints or figuring out what top goes with what bottom – just slip a one piece on and you’re out the door.

Given I’m headed to Nashville this weekend where it is going to be H-O-T, you can bet I will have at least two printed rompers in tow. (Any recos for us while we’re down there!?)

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Shop the Post:

Maison Jules Jumpsuit (c/o)

Joie Heels (on sale!)

Quilted Bag (last seen here, here)

Pink Sunglasses (c/o LuLu’s and only $17!)

Michael Kors Watch

Max and Chloe necklace

Kendra Scott Ring (c/o)

Other Maison Jules Favorites:

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

Dressing for Work in the Summer

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You know those pieces in your closet that you always end up picking out when you feel like you have nothing to wear? Those are what I always refer to as closet MVPs. I buy them in multiple colors if warranted. I’ve outlined my must-have investment pieces before and a silk tank is essential in any girls wardrobe. I personally love this one from Joie (I have it in both black and sage) because its weight and raceback design. It’s feminine but doesn’t wrinkle a ton like a lot of other silk tanks I’ve tried from Madewell or the likes. This feature also makes it clutch for packing purposes.

This tank is so good that both my roommates bought it recently!

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I first wore this skirt in this post and I wore this outfit to work followed by seeing The King & I the other week! For warmer New York weather it’s dressed up without being too casual (when worn without the denim jacket). I think the skirt looks so much more expensive than Banana Republic, doesn’t it?

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I hope you had a great weekend. The highlight of mine was celebrating turning 30 with some of my favorite New York friends at a local bar in my ‘hood. It was the perfect low-key night getting to catch up with so many people I love.

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Here’s to a busy week ahead and heading to Nashville on Friday! (I’ve never been!)

Shop the Post:

Joie Tank

Schutz Heels (c/o- they come in several great colors!)

Banana Republic Skirt (on sale + a less expensive version here)

Sophie Hulme Bag

La Mer Watch

Monogrammed Necklace

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]

black and white lace

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Some real talk today…for years I have struggled to dress my body. Not only because weight fluctuations brought on by a variety of health issues (namely thyroid disease), but because I have a very large chest. I have hated it since high school. We girls always want what we weren’t born with, right? Thicker hair, straighter hair, a smaller waist, bigger boobs. Well for me, I spend most days wishing God had blessed me with a B or C cup.

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Teeny bikinis and low cut tops or most crop tops are not in my cards. Nor are the always cute fit + flare dresses. Often people are actually surprised when they hear I am a DD. I dress to hide my chest, vs. show it off. To each their own of course, but my chest has always made me feel self-conscience. When I bought this top, I knew there was a good chance it wouldn’t work. After much debate with my roommate Bridget, we decided the pattern actually created an optical illusion up top vs. calling attention to my chest. I ended up keeping the piece and am glad I did so.

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In college BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of my favorite brands. I’d get a special occasion dress for a sorority event once a year (and a few still hang in my closet because of the memories they hold) but it had been years since I bought anything from the line. They have so many pretty pieces right now though in their New Arrivals and loads on sale (and p.s. if you’re a new customer, sign up for their newsletter and get 15% off.)

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Anyhow, I know every girl has some sort of body issues on the regular but why is it so hard to talk about? Honestly, it has been a struggle for me to get used to my size and finding what works for me. You want to wear every trend, buy certain pieces you love but what I’ve learned is that if something doesn’t make you feel good, it’s not worth having. Instead of chasing what everybody else has, you always win when you learn to dress for yourself and not others. 

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And speaking of bodies…mine seriously impressed me this weekend when I was able to run my half marathon in full! Given my struggle with training, I went into it saying I’d give it a shot and if I couldn’t finish…I couldn’t finish. But I was able to pull through and do the 13.1 and I feel so accomplished. I’ll be sharing the lessons I learned from the experience later this week.

That’s it for today – it’s another week and I’m starting this one off ready to kill it! Hope you take that attitude on, too #letsdothis!

Shop the Post:

Black and White Lace Top (also available here)

Distressed Jeans

Joie Lace Up Heels (from last year but here’s this season’s)

Celine Sunglasses

Rebecca Minkoff Initial Clutch

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]