dress: c/o sheinside // jacket: macy’s (similar) // belt: kohls // bag: c/o chicnova // watch: michael kors // bracelet: c/o poshlocket // heels: target

It’s been really cool and overcast all month long around here, and although it’s majorly weird that it was cool enough to wear a jacket on my birthday (that’s, um, never happened), I am not complaining. I mean, while everyone else in the country is griping about sweltering weather, I’m busting out all of my sweaters. I guess this also helps explain the Christmas decorations that they just put up in Hobby Lobby…they think this cool weather means Christmas. And when it’s a steady 70 degrees all year long, I can see how a person could get confused. I had better go hang up our stockings…

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Remember the Chippmunk collaboration I did a few weeks ago? The entries were all fabulous, and your outfits and shopping steals were amazing! I had a ton of fun looking through your entries and choosing my favorites! I’ll be announcing the winners tomorrow here on the blog and via social media, so stay tuned!

Also, click here to see if you won the SheInside $150 giveaway and here to see if you won the $75 That’s Mine Boutique giveaway!


  1. Katie says:

    Hobby Lobby thinks we all want to decorate for Christmas ALL THE TIME FOREVER. Which, let me get through Halloween first!

    Love the dress! The bit of sheer at the bottom is pretty, and I like that it's got a low enough hemline that it can do that without it being a miniskirt.

  2. I love this, Merrick! You look so great. I'm going to need a hair tutorial…or is your hair just naturally perfectly wavy like that? If so, I hate you…but not really.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  3. i'm a celebrate-a-holic, so christmas in july is a must for me (every year). hobby lobby and me i guess!

  4. Aw happy birthday to you! We FINALLY have an overcast day today and I am LOVING it!!!

  5. Kristina says:

    I love your dress, the sheer bottom is really cute. I can see how 70 degrees year round could get confusing!

    Kristina does the Internets

  6. So gorgeous. And fantastic bag! And about the weather…um, yup…welcome to SoCal! Summer doesn't really start (if at all) until August (and sometimes later).

  7. Sarah says:

    Love that dress! Too cute, especially how you styled it with the gold belt.

  8. Landen says:

    You look so pretty!

  9. Chelsea says:

    I love your striped dress and that gorgeous green bag! It's in the 90s here in Florida but I CANNOT wait for cooler weather and xmas decor.

    Chelsea & The City

  10. Laura says:

    That dress and bag are just amazing!


  11. That dress is so cute on you!! It fits you really well and is just so much prettier than the usual black/white striped dresses that are around these days. I love the green bag with it!

    Exploring My Style

  12. Erin says:

    I love purse SO MUCH!!! Am very jealous!!!
    Erin @

  13. color of the bag is very pretty!i love it! :))

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  15. Lacy Wallace says:

    Just discovered your blog and loving it.
    I agree with Sarah, please do a hair tutorial!

  16. What a pretty outfit. Simple and chic!The green bag (Balenciaga look-alike)adds a pop of colour.

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