Hi friends!  Before we talk clothes, I have to apologize up front for these photos - lol.  This is one of our first attempts at using the camera's manual settings and we're learning as we go.  So yes, some of these are over / under exposed and some are a bit blurry - but I'm learning - so give a girl a break.  It didn't help that the weather this weekend was stormy and overcast one minute and blazing hot sun the next.  

Alright, with that out of the way, I've recently been trying to find more staples to add to my work attire.  Express is one of those places that always has great wear-to-work pieces that are also still fashion-forward.  I have to say, I haven't shopped at Express in quite some time, but decided to try a few items this summer.  I absolutely love their Portofino blouses.  They come in so many great colors and patterns and can be paired with everything from jeans, to dress pants, to skirts.  I found this cute blue and white polka-dot Portofino top and paired it with this gray H&M skirt I bought a couple years ago.  Don't you love pulling things out of your closet that you haven't worn in awhile and making a new favorite outfit with them?!  These shoes are a Marshall's score and the bag is from the Nordstrom and I keep talking about it because I love it so much.  Happy Monday!