Top: A New Day via Target | Vest: my BAJEE collection via Conversation Pieces | Jeans: Liverpool via Stitch Fix | Slides: LOFT Outlet | Necklace & Bracelets: Old Navy | Watch: Timex 

Fall is officially one month away and I cannot wait. I’m preparing by pulling out all of my fall scented candles/melt cups (we have a Yankee Candle Scenterpiece Wax Warmer that we use most of the time) and brushing off this army/utility vest. It’s still 90+ degrees outside here in central North Carolina, but a girl can dream! Every time a breeze blows and a leaf falls, I can sense that autumn is just around the corner. And I am so ready for it.

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As you may recall, my office has a fairly casual dress code. We used to only be able to wear jeans on Fridays but then new leadership came in and didn’t really care how we dressed in the office as long as we maintained our professionalism when interacting with communities, partners, and other stakeholders. I sit alone in my office most days so I could get down with that. Even though I can wear jeans throughout the week if I want, I often choose to dress up a little and save the jeans for Friday.  And today was a great day for jeans.

I’m keeping accessories simple with a necklace and charmy-type bracelet.

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I got these slides on sale from Loft Outlet and I’m trying to wear them as much as I can before I have to put them up for the season, which really won’t be for another two months – I’ll probably still be wearing these things in October! But they look great with olive colored garments so I’m into them.

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Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂