What It Feels Like to Get Dressed Up & Be Social Again!

What It Feels Like to Get Dressed Up & Be Social Again!

Happy Sunday, and 4th of July Weekend! How have you been ringing in the "red, white, and blue?" I know I have been a faithful girlfriend to my boyfriend, Mr. MacBook Air, and I did manage to pull myself away to make a few recipes for my upcoming blog posts. Oh, and I have "dressed up" by trying on some really fun outfits I purchased to showcase in upcoming content. I am doing what I can to stimulate the economy. Boo-yah. Okay, and I may have gotten a spray tan this morning too. 

Speaking of outfits, let's talk about getting a little dressed up, and how being social (again) is just good for your soul. Last week, I went out, post-pictures, for a celebratory drink/business meeting. Was it good to see familiar faces, and catch up with people who you had seen on the regular for a while there? Absolutely! Was there a vibe that you could just not put your finger on? Uh huh.

First, it is still really weird to see people in masks, especially when getting served. I am such a people person, and I thrive on personality, smiles, infectious laughs, etc. Yes, the masks have forced me to look at people in the eye when talking - well, that is really nothing new for me (polite people) - but their expressions are now needing to be viewed from their eyebrows. I know, random, but relative, and...

I JUST WANT NORMAL!

Plus, half the time it is hard for me to hear what they are saying. That are I am going old. Ugh. Boo. 

Most of the restaurant looked like it was under construction. Half of the lights off, chairs and tables pushed into corners, or stacked in private rooms, etc. I think my heart broke a little. Here, a vibrant, trendy, and FUN restaurant and atmosphere is doing an EXCELLENT job given the circumstances, but I cannot imagine being on the other side. Yes, I supported them as much as possible, via curbside, but it still must be downright hard. While I sat at the socially distant bar, the outside section may have a better feel. Nothing has really changed except it being in HOT demand! The sweet manager, who always makes a point to chat, said they are usually booked solid for lunch and dinner. This filled my heart a little more! 

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Needless to say, I walked away knowing that I have to do more of this, to get my groove back on, and remind those who have been so good to me that I have their back and will do what I can!

Now, to the reallllyyyy fun part...

What It Feels Like to Get Dressed Up Again! 

I am really trying to change up my look. Yes, it is ever-evolving but I am getting into a groove right now, and I really freaking like the direction my style is heading. Ha! My goal is to get on a billboard in Baltimore. Here's hoping! 

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I am just a tad bit obsessed with this look I put together! There is something about a blazer and some skinny jeans that make you look chic, sophisticated, and your legs a little longer! Plus, it is such a versatile look! P.S. Accessories will be showcased in an upcoming blog post. They deserve their own spotlight! 

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Let's start with my new favorite line - L'Agence! I was introduced to this line at Sassanova in Baltimore and, I am telling you, these may be the only jeans I ever purchase again! I am wearing the "Margot High Rise Skinny Jean" in Manchester! I am wearing the same jeans in "Blanc" pictured with the vibrant striped cashmere sweater! As for size, I am still trying to figure this out! I went up one size and they fit beautifully but not super skinny by any means! Make sure to reference the size guide on the L'Agence website. 

The Blazer is another beauty from the L'Agence line that is, actually, on sale at Sassanova right now. Check out a recent blog post that I talk about their recent sale, and how this "Kenzie Double Breasted Blazer" is part of it! One of the nicest blazers I have ever own! Super pumped for some Fall colors, although this ivory is more like a pale pink and just compliments everything! 

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Another designer I have come to adore is Amanda Uprichard. I have a handful of dresses in my closet, and this "Dionne" ivory blouse is a new piece in my collection!

Something I cannot get enough of are these smocked, flirty sleeves! It just ups the fashionista game! Even though I dressed this up with some stunning jeans, I can, absolutely, see some high waisted, dressy shorts paired with this top in my future!

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Alrighty YOU! Hope you have an amazing "Sunday Funday!" Love to know if you pick up any of the pieces I have showcased! Just a reminder, you will be getting the details on my accessories SOON! Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep it classy & dressed up, love!

xoxo 

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