You know when you order something online you are soooo excited about that when it arrives you are compelled to rip open the box and throw it right on? Welcome to this week’s outfit post because that’s exactly what happened here! This whole outfit was inspired by this white cold shoulder top and these brand new mirrored sunnies.

My mom gave me this top I had been drooling over for my birthday last month. I love it because it’s light and airy, the texture and peplum details are so unique, and the white cold shoulder is totally on trend right now. Then came the sunglasses. OH THE SUNNIES. I was so excited when I heard they were having a major flash sale for Quay Australia sunglasses on Good Morning America’s Deals & Steals. I bought 2 pairs and literally checked the shipment tracking daily to see when they would arrive. Which happened to be when I was home for lunch the other day and I immediately cut open the box, put them on, and stripped down to change my entire outfit to something that would better match my sunglasses. I know I’m ridiculous, y’all! My fiance told me I have an serious problem and I couldn’t deny it. But the blush-almost-orange mirrored tint of the lenses inspired me to pull out these peach shorts that I originally wore in our engagement photos (see the outfit here). Which spiraled into me throwing on my aforementioned new favorite white cold shoulder top, this white panama hat I bought for our honeymoon, and these two tone sandals (I also bought and told myself I wouldn’t wear until the honeymoon, whoops…). And I have to tell y’all, my mood seriously went through the roof after that. Not that I was in a bad mood before, but there was definitely a noticeable change in my energy when I had my new sunnies and new outfit on. It’s so crazy how a small thing like your outfit can influence your mood and confidence so much. Something to keep in mind for when you are actually having a crappy day!

Paolo Nutini said it right when he sang:

Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything is right
I said, hey I put some new shoes on
And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting
Oh short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse
Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes

Top: 1. State | Shorts: Pilcro (denim version here) | Shoes: Joie | Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Bag: Zara | Hat: Nordstrom | Earrings: Kendra Scott (come in 10 colors!)

So my advice for you on this Cinco de Mayo Friday is to go buy something for yourself and put it on right away! Then maybe make plans with your friends to have a margarita or two and I don’t see how your day go any direction but up. Trust me on this one!

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  • Reply Katie Sartz May 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Love this OTS with the straps! They’re so much easier to deal with than to have to be pulling at the sleeves all day.

    • Reply laurenalyse May 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Agreed! Full off-the-shoulders are just a bit too much for me to handle. I am all about easy to wear 🙂

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