Peasant Blouse

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Peasant Blouse: Forever21 | Jeans: Similar | Booties: Topshop | Laptop Bag: Marc Jacobs | Watch: Michael Kors

This peasant blouse is so adorable and super affordable. I linked many similar options below from Forever21 in the scroll widget below. These jeans are also an old pair so you will find many distressed pairs in the widget as well. I did stretch out the holes on these jeans and that is why they are so much bigger. I bet you can recreate these holes by cutting an old pair of jeans you don’t wear anymore. This look is very easy to recreate and perfect for those good weather days. I included my laptop bag in a couple of shots that I adore and highly recommend. I have had this bag for years and it still is in tiptop shape. It is also on super sale so I would recommend you working gals grab one.
Thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you are having a happy Tuesday! Ted and I are getting ready to head out of town later this week so that means running around all week trying to fit my to dos in before we leave. I live for our adventures together around the globe.

XX,Dede Raad

Sweater Weather

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Sweater: Topshop | Jeans: Articles of Society | Shoes: Converse | Watch: Michael Kors | Arm Cand: Rocksbox (free month code: dedebff2)

With it still being sweater weather, sad I know, I wanted to mix it up and inspire the transitional look unto Spring. Yes, Spring is right around the corner and I can hardly wait. Sweater weather is cool and all, but truthfully it limits my wardrobe when all I worry about is staying warm. I paired this adorable sweater (that comes in many pretty colors) with white jeans to transition into spring. If you are looking for some comfortable white jeans, beacause comfortable is all I do, then you will not go wrong with these. They are the perfect stretchy material that I look for in jeans and only around $55.

I also recommend investing in some darling white converse because I know they made a comeback last summer but best believe they will be returning again this year. I always like to be prepared for the seasons ahead instead of squirming for essential pieces during the season. Why you ask? Because I usually get around to buying what I want when its too late and we are onto the next season. Anyone else or just me?!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you all had a restful weekend and ready to take on week 2 of the New Year. I sure am with a packed week.

XX,Dede Raad

Prep In My Step

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Prep In My Step: Blazer | Button Up: Flannel | Pants: 1981 (similar) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker  | Booties: BP (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

I thought that this combo was so cute, I had to share. It’s such a preppy look, “prep in my step” seemed appropriate as the title. I love love the color combo army green and navy. All was needed was a flannel print in this mix to top it off. I think we all need to invest in some staple blazers. They really do dress up an outfit and create a more sophisticated look. I especially love the detailing of blazers when you role up the sleeves. Even as small as pinstripes such as this blazer gives it a sense of style. If you noticed, I rolled up my blazer sleeve to peek out the flannel look.

If I was still in corporate America, this would be my go to outfit. I thought it was right to shoot this outfit at the new office building down the street, do I fit in? Sadly, the security officer didn’t think so and we got kicked out during this shoot. Thanks for stopping by Buttercups and happy weekend!

XX,Dede Raad

High Necks

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High Necks: Topshop | Jeans: Piper | Flats: Steve Madden | Chambray: Cotton | Hat: Topshop | Glasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michael Kors

I am a sucker for high necks tank, yes I said tank in the beginning of January. Now with the weather being crazy in Texas, I had to bring out this high neck tank because frankly, I am obsessed with these kind of cuts(plus it’s only $20). It’s so flattering with those collar bones showing and its hard to show it off during winter time. I paired this chambray cotton button up around my waste for when times get chilly. This black tank is a perfect chic basic staple. I accessorized this look with a big floppy hat and some cute Kendras to bring out some color. The high neck line and shirt around the waste is bringing it back to those elementary school days, which I am loving. This is such an easy look to recreate and I hope you enjoyed it!

Today, I have glued myself at home until our Rockets game tonight. I have literally had this same cold since Christmas and haven’t had time to let my body rest. It is kind of a ritual that I get sick this time of year. Anyways, I hope you all are enjoying your first week of 2016!

XX,Dede Raad