// Navy + Chambray

Navy + Chambray
I think this is my favorite outfit to wear as of recently. Something about the blue on blue, dots and stripes. To be fair, the cardigan came into play during a nice two-day reprieve of the heat, but I've been wearing this dress to death. I picked it up at JCPenney last weekend and seriously, that store blew my mind! I haven't shopped in a JCP in well over 10 years, though I do appreciate the Sephoras inside! I liked a dress on a recent JCP commercial so we decided to stop by while we had some time to kill last Saturday. Mike nearly never got me to leave! I probably pulled 20 dresses to take to the fitting room the first round, then we maybe stopped at another JCP on the way home haha! Every single dress was on sale and they had extra 20% coupons to add on top of everything. I was seriously in heaven! Mike even managed to find some incredibly flattering khaki shorts, too. We're planning on heading back to stock up on a few pair for him because they're the perfect length and price ($13!). This IZOD tote bag was also a major sale find - I snagged it at TJ Maxx a while back on clearance for only $15. I bought it because I knew it'd be the perfect vacation bag. It's a nice size and will come in handy for sunscreen, iPad, towels, etc. I love me a good sale find.
Navy + Chambray
Navy + Chambray
This weekend was a nice relaxing (albeit hot!) one. Saturday Toby and I spent the day over at my parents' house while Mike took care of some stuff out of town. We all loaded up in the evening and drove over to the Pink Cadillac drive-in to see The Croods and Iron Man 3. We popped popcorn and stocked up a cooler, then loaded up some camping + crescent chairs for comfort. The Croods was adorable and Iron Man 3 was fantastic. I was a bit distracted though, as shooting stars blew up the sky. We saw the most amazing one that looked exactly like a firework (but wasn't, obviously haha). Seeing the stars like that is one major perk of living out in the country. I don't miss that light pollution one bit! Toby knocked out in a blanket bundle as IM3 started and slept it out in the Jeep until I tucked him into bed. My stepdad saw a flyer saying that the drive in will potentially close down in August due to the cost of running it, so we're planning on seeing as many movies there as possible. I'll be so bummed when it goes - It's such a staple for growing up around here! I wish we could buy it and make it over. Wouldn't that be so fun?! Sunday was spent cleaning the house (finally!) and then lounging around over at my parents' again. Toby played in the sprinkler and then we grilled out for dinner. Being able to see our families so much is the icing on the cake for living down here. I really really thought we were going to hate it... but it turned out to be just what we needed!
Navy + Chambray
Navy + Chambray
After we got home last night we started pulling out some crafts to prototype and sketch. We're in crunch mode for Porter Flea which happens on May 31st + June 1st. We took on way fewer designers this go around because we phased everyone out, so we have some huge shoes to fill. We're trying to give our local customers something new and exciting, and I'm really stoked on unveiling a lot of our recent efforts. Part of me is also panicking because not only do we have to prepare for Porter Flea, but I also have to keep up with other work such as designs and sign orders. I'm not even sure why I opened up the sign shop on Etsy... I think I've sold all of 2 on there, but a few dozen via email. I've been having a lot of repeat customers lately who bought their first one for the holidays, and are now buying them for wedding season! (Seriously, they make the best wedding gifts!) I've been toying with ways to make them festival-market ready by using quotes and things like that, but I've almost run out of supplies so I can only hope to have them at Porter Flea. I guess that's a good problem to have! Are any of you local Nashvillians coming?! I'd love to see you! If we've never met, please drop by the booth and say hello!
Navy + Chambray
Today it's supposed to hit at least 90* and the humidity is seriously deadly. I'm hoping I can get enough work done early on so we can sneak over to my parents' house for some pool action. Then it'll be back to the grind. The next two weeks will be pretty crazy, but shortly after Porter Flea we'll be able to pack up our swimsuits, hop in the RV and set sail for the beach! Ahh! Vacation cannot come soon enough!

Here's to hoping you have a super productive (and air conditioned!) Monday xo

JCPenney dress (similar)
Forever 21 cardigan
IZOD tote
MIA Jukebox wedges

28 comments:

  1. love this cardigan so much! looks so beautiful ♥

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  2. We have a drive-in around here and love it. So sad that it might close down! There's only something like 500 in the country.

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  3. Oh man, that's one thing I miss about living in the US. Drive-in movies are totally awesome. Nothing better than driving up to a double feature (and not have to hide the snacks you bring!) on a nice summer night.

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  4. this dress was jcp?! crazy! i need to get there promptly! :) let me say that your hair is gorgeous in this shoot!
    kw ladies in navy

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  5. I love JcPenney's dress selection too; here it is called Carson's. I just went there this weekend and picked up a couple fun dresses during the sale.

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  6. I've been pleasantly surprised with JCP as well! So many modern/vintage inspired dresses to oogle, I bought 5 dresses the other day!

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  7. Every time you post outfit pictures it just makes me more impatient to finish filling my legs up! I love yours, beautiful artwork

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. love, love, love the dress!

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  9. I love your dress! I haven't been to JCP in a long time, but maybe I'll have to go to score some summery finds.

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  10. Love that dress, blues together is pretty much my favourite colour scheme
    Sounds like a lovely weekend, we don't really have drive-ins in the UK, it's too wet and cold so I always think of that scene in Grease

    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Love, love, love this outfit! Question - when it hits 90 degrees do you still wear your cardis?
    As a floridian, I experience nasty temps as well (and the humidity - oh lord), and this weekend at Disney I was dyingggg in my cardigan. But because I'm insecure about my arms, I left it on. Wah.
    Happy week to you. :)

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  12. I looooooove that dress! JCP has gotten SO good these days! And I love the tote, too!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  13. Cute dress! Drive ins are such a piece of nostalgia and summer just isn't the same without them! I feel ya on the humidity. I'm in Georgia and it's killer.

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  14. Cute dress! Drive ins are such a piece of nostalgia and summer just isn't the same without them! I feel ya on the humidity. I'm in Georgia and it's killer.

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  15. can I just say I love your outfit, and absolutely adore your long hair!!♥

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  16. You are the cutest!! Love the dress and your blog!! Hope you have a great week! Xo

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  17. You are the cutest!! Love the dress and your blog! Hope you have a great week! Xo

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  18. I like your bag and your nail polish! :)
    Kindly check my blog, too. I'm still a newbie ^^

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  19. Such a sweet outfit, I love the nautical vibe and that bag is just perfect in both design and size!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  20. I love everything about this look!!

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  21. I love everything about this look!! And please keep us updated on the next Nashville event I'll be out of town during the porter flea but would love to stop by some other time!!

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  22. Wow JCP must have changed since I worked there. There wasn't much in the way of cute dresses like that when I was there. Then I worked in Jewelry so I was usually distracted by the newest pretties. ;)

    Oh drive in movie! I need to see what the schedule is for the one closest to us, or see if they're even open anymore. That would be so much fun!

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  23. you have the best dimples in the world!!!

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  24. You look stunning! I love your hair and I loveee polka dot sweaters lately!!

    x Sara
    tinysugarbee.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute, cute, cute!! Love this entire outfit so much. I've heard such good things about JCP lately - I definitely need to check them out again!

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  26. Your hair and outfit are awesome!! I love it!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB