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Casual FriYay

Happy Friday Eve!  I am so excited for this weekend!  I have a lot of school work to do but no social plans so I will be doing something I haven’t done in a long time and flying by the seat of my pants!
Speaking of pants, it is SO hard to find good fitting jeans in a wash you love!  I have been searching for a long time for a good pair of jeans and fell in love with these on a spur of the moment TJ Maxx trip!  With my extra stomach weight (yup I have it, I just know how to hide it) I needed a jean that was between a high rise and low rise.  I also wanted a lighter wash for spring, oh and they had to be skinny!  I tried on countless pair of jeans at different stores from every price range.  I even convinced myself if the only pair that I like were $200 I would get them!  Oh, they couldn’t be distressed either. I want to wear them to work.  Well I finally found a pair and the best part they were only $30!  Gotta love the Maxx!
This button up is another piece of clothing I have needed in my wardrobe.  You would think this would be an easy one to find, but guess what!  It’s NOT!  Either they were too short, or the material wasn’t quality, or the price was insane.  I found this one when ‘window’ surfing on J Crew Factory’s website.  They had a special with 30% off and Free shipping.  I’m a sucker for Free shipping, which is why I shop Nordstrom all the time.  Anyhow, I thought why not order it and see if it’s what I have been looking for.  I could always return it.  OMG, the fit is amazing for off the rack (I am a big believer in tailoring).
What piece’s do you need in your closet?
My bestie Marly took these pics for me on UNC’s campus.  It’s sad to say but I have lived very close to UNC for a few years and I stay away from campus like it’s the plague.  Other than the parking and being made to feel old by all the 18-19 kids, I don’t really have a good reason.  Marly suggested we get pics on campus at the famous Well!  It was a great photoshoot location!  Plus if you go Saturday around 9am no kids are out, lol.  BTW – here is her post from the Well.

I didn’t link my bag because it’s super old, but here are some real cute black cross bodies.
Linking up with: Red Closet Diary