Tie Front Shirt

Julia Dzafic wearing a striped tie front shirt

Tie Front Shirt (on sale!) / Clutch c/o / White Jeans / Shoes c/o /Watch

Looking back on this weekend, I can’t help but realize how big of a difference quitting my full time job has made. I’ve talked about this before but I used to work all the time. Like all the time. I’d wake up early to blog, go into the office all day, blog at night, and take photos all weekend. You get the idea… A social life was pretty much the last thing on my priority list. I’d regularly go six months without seeing most of my friends.

Now? I still hustle but it’s different. I actually have time for double dates and dinners with my girlfriends. When we had friends over last night for dinner, I wasn’t stressed out when they stayed for three hours. In fact I was psyched to hang with them! A few months ago, that would have been my worst nightmare, Sunday nights without working. Now that life is so different, I really can’t imagine how I lived the way I did for so long.

Why did this weekend in particular make me realize the difference? Well it was quite the doozy! It started with a puppy and wine playdate on Thursday night, a girl’s night in the city on Friday (Guys I went to a club. Me!), brunch on Sunday with friends, and the aforementioned dinner party on Sunday. That’s more plans than I would have in a month in my old life. No exaggeration! Although I can’t handle that every weekend, it felt really good to let loose a little and just enjoy myself without thinking too much about work.

For brunch on Sunday in Greenwich, I wore this amazing tie-front top that I found at Talbots of all places (and is currently on sale) with white jeans and my new favorite clutch for summer which I have a feeling will make multiple appearances here. I’ve been seeing some of my favorite bloggers in similar shirts but when I found this one for a fraction of the price, I was pretty stoked. I’ll pair it with cut offs and flip flops all summer long!

Striped Tie Front Shirt

Lemon Stripes in blue and white

Blue and white

Preppy white and blue

Shop my look:

Monogrammed Summer Clutch


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  1. Dana said:

    I love this top and I can’t believe it’s from Talbots! I’ve been finding some good pieces there lately, so I think I may need to pick up this one too.

    Have a great Monday!


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  2. That top is so cute and such a steal!! Love how you paired it with classic white jeans!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  3. Such a cute top – love finding things from random places like Talbots! Glad to hear life is much more balanced now – so important to make time for friends and relaxing!

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  5. Angela Scibilia said:

    Love love love this outfit!


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  6. I absolutely love that top, it’s so cute! Also, so amazing you’ve been able to turn your passion into your full-time job. It’s so many people’s goals and it’s so inspiring when I see one of my favorite bloggers able to make the switch. Enjoy the extra time and having a life while still working hard!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  7. Aubrey said:

    Such a cute top! I love Talbots.

    xx. the Coastal Confidence

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  8. Katie said:

    Your top is so cute! Perfect for summer!


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