Friday, July 11, 2014

Casual Friday

Old-Navy-Bucket-Bag

Joes-White-Jeans

Blue-oxford-shirt

BaubleBar-earrings

Bauble-Bar-bracelets

Shirt: Target
Jeans: Joe's
Purse: Old Navy
Shoes: TJ Maxx, similar
Earrings: BaubleBar, sold out
Bracelets: BaubleBar (here, here), similar, similar

TGIF!  Some of you guys got a sneak peak of this post when I accidentally published it on Wednesday!  I'm so used to writing these posts the night before they go live, that I automatically scheduled it for the next day instead of Friday.  So much for trying to get ahead...  Thank you to those of you who wrote such nice comments on the post.  Unfortunately, I had to delete them since I couldn't figure out how to un-publish the post (which I figured out in a quick Google search later that day)...

I've read so much about the Golden Hour for taking pictures, so we wanted to play around with it.  I think we caught the tail end of it, but the light was absolutely beautiful.  I hope you like how the pictures turned out.

What are you guys up to this weekend?  I'm looking forward to watching the World Cup final, attending part of the Southern Blog Society Conference, and trying to get a little rest.  That sounds like a lot just writing it!

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

Linking up with Style Elixir Rachel the Hat, Sew Sarah R, Simple Sequins

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82 comments:

  1. I love this look! That shirt is seriously too cute! and that bucket bag is perfect! Happy Friday :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  2. You look adorable. Love the shirt and how you styled the entire thing. Casual and chic! Pictures turned out great:)

    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  3. Happens to all of us lol. But I love these pics and the love this whimsy shirt.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Lol, I knew you guys would understand. Thanks Rachelle!!

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  4. Such the perfect preppy outfit! You know what, I´d wear this getup everyday because I love anything preppy. That white bag is gorgeous! :)

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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  5. I need to get a GOOD pair of white pants. I love how these look on you!

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    1. Thanks Alissa! They are a summer staple!

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  6. Those white jeans look perfect on you!! And I agree, that lighting is amazing!! Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday night!!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Sorry I couldn't make it last night!

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  7. The first thing I noticed when clicking onto your blog was the gorgeous lighting - so I guess the playing around worked out well! And a fun outfit too. :)

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  8. I love this look Nicole (just like all of your other looks)! It's so laid back and casual, yet chic at the same time!

    StushiGal Style
    http://www.stushigalstyle.com

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  9. I love this look, and the light does look amazing :)

    Natalia

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  10. That top is from Target?! Gah, I love that store.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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    1. Thanks Michaela! Isn't Target amazing?!

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  11. Love this look! I like that its casual but still put together. And the print on that button up is too cute!
    xx
    Meg

    http://musicallyfashionable.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Meg! I love the print on this top!

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  12. Super cute look! It's casual but still looks so chic! The pattern on that shirt is adorable and love your accessories too.
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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    1. Thanks Kiara!! I really like this shirt!

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  14. OMG I love this outfits so much! love the white jeans with that fun, printed shirt and the bag!!! must go to old navy! :) hahaha!

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Uris! Old Navy has some amazing pieces right now!

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  15. Love the white, your jeans look great on you, and the cute bucket bag is unique and pretty. The navy looks great with the white and I love the little whales :-) Have a great weekend
    CO-HOST of the link up, jess
    Please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jess! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. Your shirt is so cute, I love the whale print!

    prosecco in the park

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  17. Every time you post, I can't help but I wish I had your closet! This is the perfect casual Friday outfit. It sounds like you have an awesome weekend coming up - can't wait to hear about the conference!

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  18. I especially like the accessorizing. The jewelry is playful & goes well with the fun whale print button up. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Thanks Carmen! I'm a huge fan of statement jewels!

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  19. I have this whale shirt too and I love how you styled it with the white jeans. Your photos in the "golden hour" turned out beautifully!

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  20. I was going to comment on the gorgeous light. Because of my work schedule, it's tough for me to catch it, but when I do, I always love the results. Also, those earrings!!!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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    1. Thanks Megan! I was lucky enough to catch it on the weekend. I agree it is tough to catch during the week!

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  21. The lighting in these photos is amazing!!!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  22. You look super cute! Love those shoes!! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  23. Love this look, Nicole! That shirt is just too cute and looks wonderful with your white jeans. I really like how your photos turned out and am now thinking I need to give an evening shoot a try.

    Jennie
    http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I'm a huge fan of the golden hour now.

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  24. I love this look Nicole. That shirt is super cute.

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  25. You look so casually chic! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  26. Ah, this is so great. Love the colors in that shirt (what a great Target find!) and I love pretty much anything with white jeans. So crisp and fresh for summer!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! White jeans are my summer staple!

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  27. Cutest shirt EVAH!! Thanks for your sweet well wishings and hopings and such! I am feeling better but I want LABOR DAY sooooooooo bad, like yesterday! LOL So glad you like to join {*FiF*} ♥

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    1. Thanks Renae! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better!

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  28. Super cute and classy look. I wish I looked like that in white pants!!
    :)
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  29. I love that top. When I saw the first picture, I thought what a cute Vineyard Vines shirt. I was pleasantly surprised that it was from Target and the price was fantastic!! Overall, I am loving the entire outfit! Have a great time at the Southern Blog Society Conference!

    Emily
    www,somethinggoldsomethingblue.com

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    1. Thanks Emily! I was very pleased to find it at Target!

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  30. Your shirt is from Target?! It's so cute! I want it!
    Love taking my photos at this time, simply the best.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  31. That top is absolutely adorable! Love this!

    http://morethanextraordinary.blogspot.com/

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  32. I LOVE this shirt! SO CUTE!

    And I totally feel you on scheduling mishaps... I'm constantly accidentally hitting "publish" way too early, haha!

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Lol, I knew my fellow bloggers would understand!

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  33. Your pics are always so gorgeous but the lighting in these is beautiful! Love your accessories and the cute shirt! Have a wonderful weekend!

    x Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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    1. Thanks Diana! I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  34. You can't go wrong with a well-fitting pair of white jeans :-) Yes you've definitely got the golden hour here, the light in your photos is lovely.

    Louisa
    http://styleover60.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Louisa! White jeans are my summer staple!

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  35. I am so in love with this look! I can't believe that top is from Target! Love how you accessorized the look too! Super pretty!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  36. I am loving this blouse and the pony, so cute!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  37. Love love love the top! You can't go wrong with adorable whales.... ever!

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  38. Love your casual outfit. So simple, yet cute!

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  39. Your whale button-up is so sweetly adorable Nicole. Love your hair pulled back, also. =)

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  40. I have not seen that blouse at Target and it's so cute. I die for lil whales!

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  41. Love this blouse and the whale motif! Adorable :)

    Chelsea from Ginger Side of Life

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  42. This is such a cute preppy look! White jeans are so crisp and summer-y.

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