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Top: Madewell | Skirt: Macy’s | Shoes c/o B.A.I.T. Footwear | Necklace: Giveaway win on Simply Bold

So Summer totally used to be my favorite season… until I started living in Missouri and working.  Growing up, Michigan summers were always beautiful.  The weather lingered around the 70-90s and rarely got up to 100.  And summer also meant a break from school.  A long break.  Why can’t we get summer breaks at work?  I think we should start a petition for it.  Who’s with me?

This outfit is probably my favorite work appropriate outfit of the summer season so far.  It’s got pattern mixing, a knee length pencil skirt, fun heels and the most popular bubble necklace of the moment.  Call me crazy, I actually really like the sound of the metal clanging against metal on the necklace as I walk from cubicle to conference room.  Makes me feel important and heard.  ;)

What’s your favorite thing about this Summer so far?

65 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Stephanie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    Love the print mixing with stripes and floral! That bubble necklace looks great on you!

  2. katrina
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    love the pattern mixing in this outfit! the floral print on this skirt is so beautiful!!

  3. Dancing Branflake
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    I love that, “Makes me feel important and heard.” So true for me also! People hear you coming and they know you’re important! I want a top like that- so easy breezy in the summer.

  4. Annie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    LOVE love love your pattern mixing – that skirt is gorgeous!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  5. Courtney
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Love those bright colors on you!

    girlavantgarde.com

  6. Glamamom
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Great mix of prints Sandy! So summery and feminine.

  7. Natasha Fatah
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Oh I love your skirt Sandy!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  8. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Sandy you’re such a vision! You look gorgeous. Love all the colors and print mixing. You totally brightened up my Monday morning :) xoxo

  9. Jenny
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Such a colorful outfit! Love the print and all the colors on the skirt, and how you’ve created a very casual and summery outfit but also very put together and chic for work!

  10. Sharon
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    This is such a bright, fun outfit! It screams summer!

    I absolutely LOVE summer (other than the whole going to work thing) and it’s so hard to pick my favorite thing…but the beach probably wins :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter my JEWELIQ Giveaway!

  11. thehautecookie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    wowie, such a fun and pretty summery outfit- that necklace is such a statement piece, love it, and love how you look! so pretty! xO!

  12. Jenny
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Ha ha, I would totally sign that petition! I am so completely in LOVE with your skirt! The colours and floral print are GORGEOUS! Love how you paired it with another print. You look fabulous!

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

  13. Always Maylee
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Love the bright colors, especially that skirt! You look so pretty.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. Catherine
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this outfit!! You look so bright and cheery and happy! This is why I love fashion – you’re obviously having fun and looking great while doing it!

  15. Krysten
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Thus far my favorite thing has been getting to use the pool. However, the weather’s getting cooler so now I’m just ready for fall.

  16. Ms. Megan
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    haha! You are so cute Sandy! I love this outfit, esp. that skirt color + pattern!! Very pretty!!

  17. Rachel
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Super cute outfit! Love the bright colors, definitely a cheery, beautiful pattern-mixed outfit! Happy Monday!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

  18. kw
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    oh my goodness, i just love that skirt~ :)
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  19. Michelle
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Sandy, my friend, you look absolutely fabulous! I love all of the bright colors and in your necklace, too! :)

  20. Meredith
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I fully support summer breaks from work! Ahh if only…. I love this outfit! this color combination is gorgeous!
    Meredith
    http://www.createthatoutfit.com

  21. danielle
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    so many colors! perfect for the remainder of summer!

  22. Daisy Nguyen
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    LOVE the bright colors! Gotta enjoy them before fall gets here!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
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  23. Kristen
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Love this outfit! The stripes with the printed skirt look great! Thanks for your comment! Following you! Love for you to follow me!

  24. Stephanie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    FABULOUS outfit! Seriously…I love this print mixing and what a fun/vibrant work appropriate outfit. I have a similar top that’s sleeveless and now I want to pair it with a fun floral skirt like you have here. Love your blog, thanks for checking mine out!

    Stephanie
    http://twenty-somethingblog.com

  25. Jessica
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    i would sign that petition for sure! no should have to work in summer! love the mix of pattern and color here!

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

  26. Tara
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    Seriously adorable…love all of the fun colors and pattern mixing!

  27. Sarah Hulbert Style
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I adore these colors together and you mix patterns like a pro! Cute look, Sandy!!! ~Sarah

  28. Bonnie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I love how you mixed prints. You look GORGEOUS in these bright colors. I love this outfit!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  29. Jennifer
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Cute print mixing!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  30. Megan Lane
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    CUTE! i love stripes and florals together. pretty colors. Michigan summers are so beautiful, i will definitely miss them if we end up moving out of state! this summer has been unusually hot, but it’s still been nice for the most part.

  31. jenny
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    I think this is my new favorite out of all the outfits you have posted! I love all the color :)

  32. Nuke
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    Aww this outfit is just gorgeous! Best summer outfit indeed ear, Love the pattern mixing and the color is just gorgeous
    http://www.girllilikoi.com

  33. bravoerunway
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I remember my consulting days and having to go to STL since Boeing has a facility there. It was dire misery so I hope you are hanging in there with this awful heat.

  34. Marie a la Mode
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I love all the bright colors in your outfit! And what a nice necklace to have won, it’s gorgeous!

  35. H&K Style Journey
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    This is great pattern mixing! Pattern mixing scares me to death, but you pulled it off and made it work appropriate.

    My favorite thing so far this summer has just been relaxing, enjoying the long sunny days, and hanging by the pool on the weekends. Heather

  36. lisacng
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Love your office appropriate colors for work! My fav thing about summer is that everyone’s pretty relaxed at work and it seems like everyone’s at 70-80% because everyone’s in vacation mode. I like that a lot!

  37. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    love that skirt

    Xo Megan

  38. Susan
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    My favorite thing is definitely not working and getting to enjoy an entire summer for once!
    Cute skirt Sandy!

  39. Femke
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    cute look,
    love all the colors!

    xofemke.
    http://www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

  40. alyson
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    Love the mix here!! Must take advantage of wearing as many brights as possible before fall.

  41. Kate
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Love this outfit! I really want a necklace like that!

  42. Rachel @ My Happily Ever After
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    ahh so cute and summery! i love it when it’s 80 – 90 degrees and i have an excuse to just wear dresses all the time :).

    i’ll sign your work summer break petition right now!

  43. Evani
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    I love how well that neon yellow goes with the skirt! You have such an eye Sandy, that really is a gift!

    Evani

  44. Julie Khuu
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    LOVE all the color and pattern in this look! Your bubble necklace is really tying the entire ensemble together…Such a fabulous mix of gorgeous summer colors and pretty prints…I’d rock this entire look in a heartbeat! You’ve got such a stylish blog to boot hun! Amazing work!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  45. Milynn
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    SOO in love with your outfit!! I especially love how you paired your necklace with the top, the color contrast is lovely! You got such a great sense of style!

  46. Katie Redd
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    This is one of my favorite mixing patterns looks. Very cute.

  47. Lindsey
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Oh, I LOVE this! Definitely one of my favourite outfits you’ve pulled together. I have some pieces that kiiiind of look like this and now I am inspired to wear them together. :)

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  48. CC
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Wow! Love that yellow striped top with that floral skirt! So perfect together. ;)

  49. sheree@itsnotthatdeep
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Loving stripe sand floral right now and this is so bright and happy..love it!
    Sheree x
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

  50. Lyddiegal
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Love your striped blouse, especially with the floral pencil skirt! the bubble necklace is a great statement piece as well.

  51. Kristina
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Girl I love this combination!!! The fun stripes and bright floral together is perfection! Happy your enjoying your necklace :) Can’t wait to see you again!

  52. Kassie
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Love this! So colorful!

  53. Jessi
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Oh my goodness girl, that skirt is AMAZING! I just love it. And of course the necklace, I’ve been seeing it everywhere this season. Great outfit!!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  54. Sarah
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    Love the outfit! That necklace is awesome! I totally miss my Michigan summers – summers in Texas are BRUTAL!

  55. fashionablecollections
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    This outfit is STUNNING. I adore all the colors.

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  56. Katie
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I LOVE stripes and floral, and the yellow stripes with this skirt were such a fabulous choice. This is one of my favorite outfits I’ve seen on you!

  57. Shea
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    LOL, nothing like Kansas City to kill the joys of summer! (I’m not a fan of winter here either, but spring and fall are nice!) I love this bright outfit, the colors are making me happy!

  58. witheachpassingday
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m with you on the summer break. The floral skirt looks amazing paired with the necklace and top.

  59. MiniMeStyle
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Sandy, this outfit is absolutely stunning! Love the color and pattern mixing!

  60. FASHION TALES
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    The floral skirt is so gorgeous! Beautiful outfit. xo

  61. Kristin
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    What cheerful colors! Love the necklace!

  62. Trina
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

  63. Meanz
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    One of my favorite outfits of yours so far! I love all the bright colors and the pattern on your skirt is just amazing! You look so great, Sandy!

  64. Wore Out
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    This outfit is fabulous, love how fun the prints and colors are and the best part is it’s office appropriate.

  65. Heather @ Glitter and Gloss
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    That skirt is amazing!

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