Fringe Benefits

6:40 PM

You probably noticed I was a little absent from the blog last week, and even a little preoccupied to post to Instagram, and while I wish I had this super cool story for why I wasn’t around (like I was traveling in space), I was really just busy with my full-time job.

Long story short, my company hosts a National Kick Off Meeting once a year, where we fly in team members from our offices across the country, and we all meet, greet, learn and have lots of fun for 3 days straight. Part of my role in this is to lend a helping hand when and where I can, so I kind of go, go, go for those 3 days. It doesn’t leave a lot of time to be snapping outfit photos, typing blog posts or even post to Insta…not to mention my phone has been a nightmare since I shattered the screen!

Thankfully after two trips to the Apple store, they decided that it was time to replace the phone (free of charge), so I spent the majority of the day yesterday trying to remember which apps I needed to replace on my phone, as well as log-in information and passwords for all those apps. UGHHHHHH!!! It is insane how many things I log in and out of on a daily basis. It’s no wonder I can’t keep my head straight!

Anywho, enough about that…it’s leap day…a day so special that it only comes once a year! So I felt compelled to bring y’all an extra special outfit today (especially considering it’s starting to feel a little like Spring here in Chicago, so I was super excited to break this dress out on Saturday).

I was so sad when I forgot to pack this for my trip to New Orleans bc this dress and hat would have been the perfect day to night transition piece, and I am personally obsessed with the fringe and the grayish, acid wash. It’s like wearing your boyfriends t-shirt, only way more chic and stylish, but equally as comfortable and less than $40!! And don’t even get me started on these shoes and hat! This is easily one of my favorite outfits right now and I literally cannot wait for warmer temperatures so I can wear this without the jacket!! I bet each of you $10 dollars that this little baby makes it on the blog again…any takers?!

Also, not to spoil the surprise, but I have some super exciting collaborations coming up real soon! I promise not to be so absent again for a little while :) Forgive me?

Outfit Details
Dress; c/o Billabong
Hat; c/o Billabong
Jacket; BB Dakota (old) - similar here and here
Bracelets; c/o Venus
Sunnies; Freyrs