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#30daysofdresses – day 3

October 4, 2014

Day 3 – or – the answer is always yellow.

Snapped this in the bathroom at my therapist’s office building before running off to a coffee meeting, 2 phone calls and a boat-load of emails. It turned out to be a pretty successful day.

Originally, another dress was on my mind for day 3, but once I was out of the shower the original pick felt too heavy / clingy / formal. Enter one of my favorite things – jersey – and this dress was much more in line with the mood / energy I needed for the day. It served me well.

The purse was a bridal shower gift from my cousin and his wife. The dress and boots are from Kohl’s. Jean jacket is from Forever 21…But the magic is in that tiny yellow belt.

I pulled if off of a black & white dress from Kohls, which I wore for the rehearsal dinner of my wedding weekend. (You can see the very top of that dress here.) Some how, a few months after getting styled, I had this epiphany that I can mix and match things – like, actually cut pieces off of one item to wear with another. The belt was originally attached to that dress – it was like a crazy light bulb going off in my head when I realized I could snip the ties and use it with any outfit. I felt like an f-ing genius, that I’d somehow graduated to a new stage of personal style. ::boom::

One time, I read that Ann-Marie always adds a yellow accent to any scrapbook page she’s working on. The answer is always yellow.

And being that navy is my life, yellow is an obvious accent color – that basically never occurred to me until I was daredevil enough to snatch that belt from one dress and wear it with another.

So there you have it. Keep your eyes peeled for more of that yellow belt, I promise it’ll show up again.

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  • Reply Renée October 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Lol you crack me up. “I felt like an f-ing genius”. Bahaha work it girl!!!

    • Reply justine October 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

      I DID! And also, it’s funny to say. But I did. Really. 😉

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