Shirt Dressing

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

Hi there friends! Have you missed me? I’ve missed you!! Life has been somewhat…interesting over the past month. Yes, I did say a month. Oy. I was going to start this post off by complaining about what’s being going on, but really, who wants to hear that on a Tuesday morning. Just know where I’ve always believed everything happens for a reason, the past few months have cemented that mantra into my very being. Because if these past few months wouldn’t have happened, I wouldn’t have been pushed to stop being so lazy and complacent and to start creating the life (mostly work life) that I want for myself. It hasn’t been easy, as easy has really been the way of life for me for a while. I’ve been extremely easy on my self for a very long time. Complacent is just not OK anymore. It’s no longer for me. I want more.

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

spring-neutrals-jenn-inspired

I wore this H&M shirt dress last month to my husband’s birthday dinner, and it was the perfect pairing for a good ol’ birthday face stuffing. Running my usual “late as all get out”, there was no time to search for the still missing belt that must be buried under Mount Clotheseuvius in my closet. I actually like it much, much better without the belt. I’m a big shirt dress fan. They just work. What doesn’t work so well is those white gams glaring at you in the photos. This was that first “spring reveal” as I call it where you shed your tights for your bare, non-sunkissed skin. I used to tear my tights off at the first sign of temps headed into the high 50s and 60s. Lately though, I sorta dread it. Maybe it’s me getting older? Maybe it has to do with me not feeling super confident about the bod lately? I don’t know. Maybe I just need to find a really great self tanner that won’t take me back to my 9th grade Freshman Farewell days. I not only had the same sequin dress as another girl in my class, but I paired that sequin dress with lovely orange streaks up and down my legs, on my knees and all over my ankles. I’ve got to be honest, that life moment has somewhat scarred my from anything orange that comes in a bottle. #thestruggleisreal

If you’re in the VA/DC/MD area, Mokomandy needs to be on your must visit restaurant list. From the delicious handcrafted cocktails (I want to try every single one!) to the small/medium/large plates to share (I had the most amazing scallops of my entire life!) to the mouth watering desserts (pudding with salted caramel? check!) It. Was. Incredible. And I didn’t have to worry about the post dinner food belly because well, shirt dress. Works. Every. Time.

 

Dress: H&M // Similar version here
Jacket: Madewell // Similar version here
Sunnies: Ray-Bans
Heels: Joie // Similar version here
Clutch: Forever 21 // Similar version here

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