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4.3.16 – Outfit of the Day

Spring is truly in the air here in Raleigh, NC.  We get amazing, gorgeous days mixed with clouds and rain and more rain.  I don’t know about you, but grey and rainy day sometimes has a way of affecting my mood and my spirit, and not in a good way!  What better way to add a little cheer to the gloom by wearing an extra-colorful outfit and amazing shoes?!  Works for me!!

I came across the Crown and Ivy brand at Belk a couple of weeks ago and I just adore their line!   Some of it isn’t exactly my style, but a lot of it is!!  They have some great summery prints, coastal themes, and fun accessories with a great pricepoint to boot.  They also have a Petite line and a Plus Size line.  I urge you to check them out!  Details below.


  • Tunic by Crown and Ivy for Belk, currently on sale for $42.99.  It looks like this exact shirt is currently unavailable except in petite, but they have plenty to choose from.  I’m thinking about ordering these eyelet scallop shorts in yellow – they didn’t have my size in-store but they are adorable!
  • Distressed capris by Mossimo for Target, $29.99.  I sometimes have a tough time finding jeans or any bottoms to fit me very well but I just love these guys!  I have a little extra junk in my trunk, and my hips are a tad bigger after having a kid.  I hate when things are too loose or sag after a few hours and I will NOT tolerate the “mushroom top” if the waistband is digging in.  I just can’t deal with it. 🙂
  • Lucky Brand orange wedges.  These may be my most comfortable pair of shoes, even with the height!  Beauty = pain of some sort, usually.  Am I right?  Not with these.  Comfortable all day long, no blisters, no weird rubbing, no pain in the ball of my foot.  They’re just all-around great!  These are from last season and I’ve scoured the internet with no luck in finding this exact shoe, but I’m willing to bet that any of the Lucky Brand wedges here or here would be amazing, too!
  • Earrings from Le Tote.  You guys. I LOVE this service.  It’s similar to StitchFix, except they send you unlimited boxes of stuff monthly.  They have a humongous “closet” of all sorts of items so you actually get to style your own tote or swap out a few items if you don’t love their recommendations.  I have been a subscriber for the last 10 months and I highly recommend.  I have 3 free totes I can give to friends or first time subscribers.  Message me if you want one of them – first come/first serve!


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  1. Thanks for finally talking about >4.3.16 – Outfit of the
    Day – champagne & black coffee <Loved it!