a new kitten {and a workwear wednesday post}

Y’all, it’s been such a busy few weeks. Work has been really stressful as we get ready to roll out a huge automated email campaign, and also….WE GOT A NEW KITTEN! Friends, meet Eisenhower “Ike” Napoleon, an 8 week old dynamo!

My mom and I went antiquing in Selma, NC over the weekend and in one particular store, we came upon a TINY kitten in a cage with a sign reading “free kitten to a vet approved home.” Well, once I held him in my arms, I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave without him. Our two other

Ike the kitten, Misook Skirt, J. Crew silk blouse, J. Crew Factory cardigan
The cutest thing about this picture is Ike. I’m not really a huge fan of this outfit. I wore it to work today but don’t plan on wearing it again. And this thrifted blouse is going right back to the thrift store.

I hope you liked seeing Ike and don’t forget to check out what Justine’s wearing on her blog!

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workwear wednesday – chic summer linen

Hello everyone, my name is Nout and I used to blog here. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Y’all, this summer has been intense. From working my butt off, to the stress of my mom being sick, it’s been a rough month.

So rough in fact, that I don’t have “real” blog pictures this week, so please excuse the janky bathroom selfies!

But I love this outfit! My mom got my this fun linen blazer and I’ve already worn several times this summer. And if you’re looking to go casual but add a little zing, there’s no better way than to pull together your favorite skinny jeans, flowy top, simple heels, and a blazer.

Talbots swiss dot linen blazer, Rafaella floral top, NYDJ skinny jeans, Miz Mooz shoes Talbots swiss dot linen blazer, Rafaella floral top, NYDJ skinny jeans, Miz Mooz shoes Talbots swiss dot linen blazer, Rafaella floral top, NYDJ skinny jeans, Miz Mooz shoes

Don’t forget to see what Justine’s showing off for Workwear Wednesday!

Outfit details:
Blazer: Talbots dot linen blazer, gift
Top: Rafaella floral top, consignment
Jeans: NYDJ skinny jeans, Nordstrom Rack clearance
Shoes: Miz Mooz shoes, thrifted

put a cat on it {because it’s workwear wednesday}

Alright alright, you’re probably sick of my prints. I just can’t help it. I am such a lover of fun prints. And when my friend Jessica shared this peter pan collar cat print blouse that she found at Ross, I went out the next day and bought it.

Add a thrifted pencil skirt and summer jacket and voila – cute, corporate, and cheap (and perfect for Workwear Wednesday).

Oh by the way, check out what Justine’s got on her blog for Workwear Wednesday; trust me, it’s cute!coral cabi jacket, banana republic factory khaki pencil skirt, arche sandals, peter pan collar cat shirt coral cabi jacket, banana republic factory khaki pencil skirt, arche sandals, peter pan collar cat shirt
What’s going on here? Sillyness! coral cabi jacket, banana republic factory khaki pencil skirt, arche sandals, peter pan collar cat shirt coral cabi jacket, banana republic factory khaki pencil skirt, arche sandals, peter pan collar cat shirt

Outfit details:
Jacket: coral Cabi jacket, thrifted
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory khaki pencil skirt, thrifted
Shoes: Arche sandals, consignment credit
Blouse: Peter Pan collar cat print shirt, Ross dress for less

queen of hearts {workwear wednesday}

If you’ve ever read my blog, you know hot much of a sucker I am for a cute print. So it comes at no surprise that this heart print blouse is one of my favorites- and I got it at Clothes Mentor for a steal!

What you see behind me here is our little vegetable and herb garden. We’ve already started harvesting zucchini and cucumber. Oh so good, there’s nothing like fresh veggies from your garden. I do not have a green thumb though- all this is courtesy of my wonderful husband.

Oh, and I got a haircut!

As always, don’t forget to go check out what Justine’s wearing for Workwear Wednesday {it’s really REALLY cute}!Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer

Outfit details:
Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart print sleeveless blouse, Clothes Mentor
Jeans: Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, gift from mom
Shoes: J Crew flats, consignment
Jacket: Cabi Blazer, consignment {and tailored sleeves}

may 2017 budget

I know, I know, this post is a bit late! But, I didn’t want to go skip this month’s budget post.

may 2017 budget

Here’s what I bought this month:

  • Classiques Entier blazer, $21 from Poshmark
  • Cabi blazer + Madewell bag – consignment credit {and I just realized I didn’t take a picture of my Madewell ¬†Transport Satchel, but I’m sure it will show up later on my blog!}
  • Purple cotton dress $35, local boutique
  • Beija Flor Audrey jeans – gift from mom
  • Leota dress, ebay $23.70
  • Beija flor green Audrey jeans plus dark Nicole jeans, on sale for $98 for both
  • Longchamp mini card holder, $18 from Clothes Mentor

Thrifted:

  • Clark heels $15
  • Fresh Produce pink tee $3.59
  • NYDJ jeans $3.59
  • Jen7 jeans $3.75
  • Banana Republic blouse $5
  • Lands End jacket $18
  • Talbots button down shirt $3.59
  • J Crew silk blouse $5
  • BR factory skirt $5

=$261.81 TOTAL. I had¬†$310 left for May and June so that leaves me $48.19 left for June (yikes). Ugh, ya’ll… that is over my budget.

Also…I went a little crazy with make up this month! I don’t usually include beauty/sundries/underwear in my monthly budget but since this was a pretty big expenditure, I think it deserved a special mention. Also I spent some money at the tailor getting my clothing taken in after my 30lb weight loss (but hey, that’s not a bad thing).