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Top: Forever 21 | Skirt c/o Conversation Pieces | Shoes: ZaraPurse: Cuore and Pelle | Necklace: Mimi Boutique | Bracelet: Olive + Piper

This is one of those outfits I’d wear for a date night with the husband or for girl’s night with my girl friends.  This weekend, me and some of my best girl friends are having a girl’s night with good food, drinks, dancing, chatting, laughing and more.  I’ve always grown up being a part of groups of girl friends… A. Crew, P.Crew, Summer Crew… I was in a lot of Crews.  I am so grateful that I can trust my husband completely to watch Austin for an evening… I know many women who can’t trust their baby Daddy’s to watch their baby solo and I just think that’s crazy.  I guess I’m pretty lucky that my husband is such a super Dad.  We’re also having one of our semi-annual clothing swaps which should be a lot of fun.  I’ve been spending the past few weeks cleaning out my closet and really, the best part of getting rid of clothes, is making space for new ones, HA!  ;)  Also, a brand new state of the art library is opening up this weekend walking distance from our house, there will be an ice cream social, pony rides, and so much more to celebrate the grand opening.  Never thought I’d get so excited about a library opening… but it will be just another place that we can take Austin to run around in, storytime, and to play in (quietly).  :)

Just wanted to send a big thank you to all those who voted for me in the Chippmunk Expert Shopper Contest… I was 1 of the 5 finalists in the first round!  Crossing my fingers I win the second round!

Also, I came in second place in the June ChicTrends Contest which I was pretty stoked about too.  Word on the street that is they might have a designer shoe contest coming up… who doesn’t love designer shoes??!  I can’t wait to enter that one!  ;)

And don’t forget to set a reminder on your phone every hour to VOTE for me in the Wallis Summer Style Contest!  ;)

You have until June 23 to shop the current Golden Tote sale, where you can pick 1-2 items and get surprised with a “tote” of other fashionable items for a REALLY good price!  Sign up here!

Oh and my first ever Instagram giveaway for a lime green maxi skirt from So Kate Boutique ends tonight at 11:59PM CST.  All you have to do is follow, repost, and tag to enter to win!

OK, I think that’s all the “news” for now.  Go and enjoy your weekend and as always, thank you for reading!!  :)

43 Comments ( Reply )

  1. shannon
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    You look darling! Love the flirty skirt.

  2. Kim
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    So many good things in this post, I don’t know where to start!

    Love the outfit, love that your hubs is a good daddy (my kid has a good daddy AND a good step-daddy– I’m so lucky!), congrats on winning, good luck on future winning, and I entered the giveaway!

  3. emily | shell chic'd
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Sandy this is ADORABLE! Love the top, the skirt– all so cute together! And yay for so many good things happening– crossing my fingers for you!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic’d

  4. Shira
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    Love this adorable outfit! Fingers crossed for you for all the contests:)


  5. Carly
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    I love this skirt on you, and have a blast at the library opening….it sounds fun!!


  6. katrina
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    Love the print on this skirt and how you paired it with the looser fitting tank top. Hope you have an awesome weekend away with the girls. Can’t wait to see what you bring back from the clothing swap!


  7. Denysia Yu
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 3:20 am

    The skirt looks fabulous on you! :D

  8. Megan
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    I LOVE THAT SKIRT! And the Tiffany blue nail polish!



  9. Lauren
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    This skirt is so adorable! I’m also loving those heels!

    Fizz and Frosting

  10. Isabel Lebasi
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    i need that skirt, its beautiful!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

  11. JADE OF Diva Fabulosa
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I love your outfit! Perfect for summer!

  12. Kristyn
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    LOve your outfit its adorable! I especially love the skirt :)

  13. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    So glad you got 5th in chipmunk. If you want to fb message me everyday (or put it in the group) I will vote every darn day. Love the chunky shoes, I don’t have a pair of those.

  14. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    I love that skirt on you. So pretty. I might like it just a little longer for me. Love that tank and necklace too. Another great look, as always.

  15. Ms. Megan
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I LOVE this skirt!! You are so adorable Sandy!! :)

  16. Roni
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    That’s a great skirt!

  17. Jenna wood
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I am in love with that skirt, and how you typed the necklace to subtly tie in! Good luck in the next Chippmunk round, I’ve been voting for you on all of them.

  18. Dancing Branflake
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Have so much fun with your crew! Such a cute skirt on you. Hooray for getting to the second round! Fingers crossed!

  19. lauren @ la petite fashionista
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    This outfit is so me, love the floral skirt, tucked in blouse & statement necklace. so gorgeous sandy!

    also, so important to make time for yourself, glad your hubs is an awesome dad too!

  20. Jyoti from Style Delights
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Love this feminine, flirty, cute beautiful skirt!!! You look so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  21. Amber Edwards
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    You always look amazing! I love this outfit. Can you just come and dress me up for date night each week! I want to look as good as you!

  22. Nina
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    I love this! Drooling over the Zara heels!!

    xo, Nin

  23. Dede
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    Date night with the girls is always so much fun. Like you said, it’s great that your husband is so competent to watch your little boy!! Love those shoes. That white strap across the toes made me take a second look. They are cute!!!

  24. anngelik
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I love the skirt, it looks amazing on.


  25. Ashley
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    A clothing swap sounds like a great idea! Do you do that with your friends? Have a great girls’ night!!

  26. Niki
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    That skirt is too cute!! I love it!

  27. Krysten
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    That is the perfect date night skirt, fun and flirty and really pretty.

  28. Mo @Who is that girl Mo?
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Loving the skater skirt! Good luck in all of the contests. :-)


  29. susan
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I don’t find many prints that I love but this skirt? LOVE! So, so pretty on you!
    And congrats! I voted every time you reminded me too! Yay you. xo

  30. Sarah
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    You look great! What a cute skirt!

  31. Cinny
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Love the outfit and twirl! and congrats on being one of the 5 finalists!

  32. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Cute outfit, Sandy!

  33. Christy
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    What a cute and colorful skirt!! I’m excited to see what you’ll get in that golden tote! I love how they call it the “golden”, it makes it so mysterious yet exciting- like finding a golden egg on Easter! hehee :)


  34. Kathleen
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    You are way too adorable – such a perfect outfit for a day with the ladies. This skirt is fantastic and I’m loving the colors! Great heels too :) Happy happy weekend!

  35. Amy
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    This skirt is perfection!

    xo Amy

  36. sarah
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:13 am

    Such a fun, flirty, feminine skirt! Love it!

    <3 sarah

    Life By Appointment 

  37. Jen
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Such a great outfit! Love it!!

    xoxo, Jen

  38. Inge
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    What a cute outfit, perfect for summer :)

  39. Katie
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    so happy I won that lime skirt!! I hope you got my email! :) and this outfit is so pretty – you look beautiful!

  40. Caroline
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    Love the top and shoe! look matchy! :D

  41. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Love the colors in the skirt and the top to go with it! Whew, so many contests you’ve entered and congrats on placing in them!!!! Good luck on future ones!

  42. 2girlsin2cities
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    This is such a sweet outfit! So adorable! – J

  43. Candida
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I adore that floral skirt. Gosh, I get so giddy over Summer attire. So bright, colorful, and happy. You look great and of course love the shoes. I actually have the black color of that style en-route.

    Happy Tuesday!

    Merch Maven

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