I Just Can’t Get Enough

Old Dress, Target Wedges, H&M Sunglasses

I love the summer and looking back at these pictures taken when I was home a few weeks ago reminds me of that. I love feeling the sun on my face and the wind in my hair. My favorite things to wear are dresses and skirts and summer weather is perfect for that. I don’t know what it is about summer, but I simply feel light and carefree. There are just so many good things that happen in the summer. Does anyone else love summer as much as I do?

Ross Cardigan
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In other news, I survived my first week of work! On Friday, because of a lovely concept called ‘summer hours,’ I even got out of work early! I’m slowly getting into the routine of waking up earlier and going to bed earlier than I used to. Believe me, it is a struggle because I am the kind of person that likes to go to bed at 3am and wake up at 12pm, haha! Anyways, the people seem nice and hopefully I’ll make friends soon :) Another challenge I’m having is figuring out what to wear to work! My office is pretty casual, but I took stock of my closet and realized that most of it is inappropriate to wear to work (usually the item is too short for the office). So, I’ve been trying to take advantage of the summer sales to buy some things that are appropriate. Do you guys have any tips to help me with this little problem or have you run into this problem yourself?

Also, over the weekend I created a tumblr! I’m hoping to post images that I’ve taken with my new camera and just generally share pictures that I find inspiring. I’m obviously very new to this, so if you’re on tumblr and there’s anything I should know, please do share! And leave me your links so I can browse your tumblrs too! :D

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  1. Lyddiegal wrote:

    Oh yes. Sometimes I feel like I just live for summer. I can not get enough – longer days, sundresses, bright colors, and sandals! I love sandals.

    For work wear, you cant go wrong with a pencil skirt, you can dress it up or down and pair it with just about every top you've got.

    Posted 6.27.11 Reply
  2. Laura wrote:

    first of all, you look adorrrrrable in that first pic. i love that your bra's showing in the back (in a super classy way :) also, i just made a tumblr!! but i'm not sure i'm going to stay with it… i already have so much to do on my computer haha

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  3. Thedollonfashion wrote:

    You look great – so summery and fresh!

    The doll on fashion

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  4. Alyse wrote:

    I LOVE THE MAXI.  If it's casual, but you still have to adhere by "office" attire, you can always do dark wash denim with statement tops.  Or take simple "office" pieces like skirts and such and pop on a bright blouse with accessories.

    Will follow your tumblr!

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  5. AmberBlueBird83 wrote:

    thats a really cute dress and I love your pose in that first shot.  I love summer too but I feel like it doesnt last long enough here in the northeast.  Let me know when you watch True Blood so we can gush over it!  PS I started following your tumblr, i love that site.

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  6. Ashley Sloan wrote:

    You look great! I love that dress on you and I love your wedges…I love wearing wedges with maxi dresses! Good luck with finding work attire…and for surviving your first week!!! I start a new job today! :) Since your office job is more casual I would just wear wide legged trousers, capris, bermuda shorts, and maxi dresses (comfy and stylish). Usually the offices I work in are so cold in the summer so I wear pants a lot! Good luck! :)

    Ashley Sloan

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  7. sartorialsidelines wrote:

    I love your maxi dress – what a great summer piece! I'm just happy that the rain here seems to have stopped for a bit.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  8. Gertrude wrote:

    Wow! You + maxi dress = perfect!

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  9. katnani wrote:

    love the back of the dress!


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  10. Megan wrote:

    dig me a maxi always!! xo



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  11. Lauren wrote:

    Haha I love to sleep in too! So getting up for work is the worst, but eventually my inner clock gets used to it.

    Love the white cardigan! So cute paired with the dress.

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  12. Nnenna wrote:

    Ahh, yes, sandals! That reminds me, I need some new ones! A pencil skirt is a great classic, thanks for the tip! =)

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  13. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you! Haha, it is! But it's such a full-coverage bra that I feel like it's a shirt! :D Yay! Another tumbllr buddy! What's your link?

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  14. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! =)

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  15. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Alyse! Yes, thanks for these great tips! I was thinking of getting some skinny leg pants in navy and/or grey….

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  16. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you thank you! Yes, I'll second that statement! Also, I just watched the first episode- going to DM you on twitter so we can dish! :D

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  17. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Ashley! Me too, especially with this dress which is quite long on me! That's so exciting, congratulations! Hope your first day went well :) Also, thanks for the tips- my office is cold too! haha

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  18. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Courtney! :)

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  19. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thanks so much Gertrude! :D

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  20. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Katnani! :)

    Posted 6.27.11 Reply
  21. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Megan! :)

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  22. Nnenna wrote:

    Haha, well I'm still waiting on my inner clock to get used to it! Thank you Lauren! =)

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  23. Spinning Threads wrote:

    congrats on getting through your first week of work!  very exciting.  and that maxi dress looks beautiful on you!  i love a maxi dress.  they're so comfy and cool, especially for summer.  gosh, for work…cardigans and skirts.  i feel like they're always appropriate.  especially an a-line skirt or midi or even maxi skirt!


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  24. hotchild wrote:

    You look GORGEOUS! And your blog title has Black Eyed Peas stuck in my head…. ;)

    Posted 6.28.11 Reply
  25. strawberry freckleface wrote:

    Cute! Love the open back of the dress.

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  26. Jeanofalltrades wrote:

    The color and pattern of that maxi dress is great! It looks fantastic on you. The white cardigan os so crisp and summery. Perfect for when the AC is cranked indoors :) Great wedges too!

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  27. Emma wrote:

    this dress looks amazing on you, such a stunning print

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  28. sugarplumsara wrote:

    wow, my first thought was What a stunning smile you have! and I love your shoes and dress!!!

     The House of Shoes

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  29. nuelene wrote:

    i love your sunglasses! :)

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  30. Sabine wrote:

    Looking luuuvly, Nnenna! Me too! I totally love summer, too – which makes living in the UK sometimes a bit frustrating, as we have perpetual spring here. I'm often pushing it a bit at work clotheswise, but take care that my bottom isn't visible… xo

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  31. girl-about-town wrote:

    Oh I just love your dress! Suits you beautifully! And it looks like a perfect summer day.
    Glad your first week went well!Girl about Town XxXhttp://girl-about-town-blog.blogspot.com/

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  32. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Claire! Yes, that's pretty much what I've been wearing to work so far, cardigans and skirts or dresses! =)

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  33. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thank you! Haha, it was stuck in my head too and it just worked out as a post title :D

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  34. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much! :)

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  35. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Jean! =)

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  36. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Emma! :)

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  37. Nnenna wrote:

    Awww, thank you Sara! :D

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  38. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks!! :)

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  39. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Sabine! That is a good idea- make sure the bottom is always covered! haha :D I figure I should play it a little safe in the beginning, then once I'm not such a newb, I can push it a bit!

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  40. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much! =)

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  41. Aquí wrote:

    great look! I am loving your wedges and from Target! Thats wonderful news :) 

    Posted 6.28.11 Reply
  42. MissRockwell wrote:

    I would purchase some neutral colored slacks and trousers-black, grey, tan, navy-and some khakis and rotate them out each week by pairing them with some nice casual shirts. Since you like dresses and skirts, you could also do midis, maxis, and pencil skirts.


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  43. Clio's Colors wrote:

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)  Love that dress you're wearing!

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  44. Alex Elizabeth wrote:

    I love this dress!  The pattern is so bold!  Not that I dislike the mini floral patterns around lately but it's nice to see something else.  I'm a night owl too… invest in coffee! 

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  45. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! =)

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  46. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much for the awesome tips! Now it's time for me to take all of this information and go shopping! =)

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  47. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you! :)

    Posted 6.29.11 Reply
  48. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Alex! Haha, don't worry, I have! :D

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  49. Closet Fashionista wrote:

    Oooh I loooove that dress!!!! :D :D  As for work…hmmm…well most of my dresses and skirts are longer lengths so I don't really run into that problem. If it was winter it would be easy…tights! XD

    Posted 6.30.11 Reply
  50. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Megan! Yes, for winter, tights will be an great easy fix! =)

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  51. Doreen wrote:

    Great dress girl and i'm loving the look!

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