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Hey, y’all,  hey. How are y’all doing? I’m doing well. Just working and that’s about it. In my down time, I’m reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Have you read it? It has me thinking deeply about the inequities within the justice system and the death penalty. Stay tuned for my book review when I’m finished reading it.


I wore this to work a few days ago. The weather was warm, not breezy, but just enough. Does that make sense? I had a couple of WebEx meetings and wanted to do my usual boho but with a twist. Now, if you know anything about me, you know I am not a blazer wearer, but when I saw this one on HSN, I just knew. And I wasn’t wrong. This DG2 Diane Gilman Combo Knit Blazer is everything. It was the mix of faux leather and ponte knit that hooked me. Faux leather is my second favorite fabric {velvet is my first}.

I bought this poet top as a layering piece for my Kantha Bae, but I thought it’d look sweet under my blazer and I wasn’t wrong.



The necklace, thumb ring, and first finger ring are handmade piece that I purchased during a recent trip to Bryan, Texas. It’s the perfect length and color to wear with just about everything I own.

If you’ve been reading the blogs or watching anything about style, you’ll know clogs are back. In my world, clogs have always been here. Clogs are comfortable and can be worn with just about anything: dresses, pants, shorts, etc. and they can be dressed up or down. I chose these red pair because I wanted to give all those neutrals a pop.


Blazer – Same, Similar | Poet Shirt – Similar | Leggings – Similar | Clogs – Similar

Sizing: I’m 5’4″ and a dress size 10 to 12 {M,L}. I wear a size 9.5 shoe

Trust me, you’re gonna see this blazer on repeat. If you have tips on styling, I’d love for you to share in the comments.


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Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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