Mosquito Bites and Spanx

In a series of unfortunate events, I found myself debating between baring my mosquito-bitten legs or hiding them beneath a love-handle-hugging maxi skirt.

The maxi-skirt (love-handles) won.  I couldn’t keep a straight face so I took a headless shot:
Skirt: Forever21 (similar here)
Belt: Forever21 (kinda but not really similar here)
T-shirt: Target
Necklace + Earrings: Jene DeSpain
Bracelets: Banana Republic Factory
I didn’t really want to blog about this outfit (it’s an oldie from last summer…..and again: love handles!) but I had to blog about these great earrings from Jene DeSpain.  I love them – there isn’t any outfit I haven’t tried to wear them with.  Same goes for the necklaces (the Rockefeller with the Savoy Plaza) as they seem to go with whatever I’m wearing these days, but especially my v-necks.  

(and there’s my ear.)
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p.s. It wasn’t the skirts fault.  The MomGut has gained a little bit of weight (a tire or two) this year.  Time to get back to the gym (or stop eating Oreos.)

pleated poppy


  1. Two Thirty~Five Designs says:

    Love Love Love this!! You look fabulous!
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  2. Jessinia says:
  3. Jené DeSpain says:

    This looks beautiful! I love how you styled the pieces together. Blasting this on my twitter/facebook today! Thank you 🙂

  4. Sandy a la Mode says:

    i got a WHOLE bunch of mosquito bites lately too… and am just photoshopping them out hahahaah!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  5. SHaron says:

    That chevron maxi is too cute and I don't see any love handles! I'm a new follower 🙂

    The Tiny Heart
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  6. emily says:

    I love that color of the shirt…and I like the maxi!

  7. Ashley Rainey Sullivan says:

    I think you look super cute! Maxi skirts are my new best friend when I want to be comfortable but still put together!

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