LACY TO A "T"


You've heard me talk about my dear friend Tami before, who I referred to as "T" and she is who inspired this post.
 This adorable lacy dress with the necklace that matches perfectly, were gifts from my sweet "T"!


I was so excited to have the peep toe booties to go with, and I love the jean jacket with it and will probably wear an olive color cardigan over it to work.


She got this adorable ensemble at Sears. I always forget to go in Sears and remember years ago getting very cute clothes there. You'd be surprised at what fun things you can find there besides tools and appliances. 



I have oodles of acquaintances but not many close friends so in addition to the closeness I share with my mom, husband, sons and blogger pals, Tami has been my tried-and-true for the past 15 years! I swear, we could have our own talk show, and we, along with people who know us, compare us to Hoda and Kathie Lee. If we set up the camera during our workdays and conversations, we'd have you rolling in laughter like we do! We call ourselves "T and A" and OK, while it references something else, get your mind out of the gutter. It stands for Tami and Andrea, LOL! 


Our Birthday Day party 2007...T said "Wow, we've aged well!" We have!

Actual Dress HERE (on sale for under $10, L left, for reference I am a medium, I always go up a size in Jr. Dresses // Similar Jean Jacket HERE // Similar Olive Booties HERE // 
Similar Dresses HERE and HERE

We try our best to spread happiness and support each other in every aspect of life! My favorite quality about Tami, although she has so many wonderful ones, it's her ability to listen! She is the best listener I know and I don't think I could do this life without her! As you get older, you realize it's not about the number of friends you have but the quality. What I try to be the most in a friend is true, giving and loyal; if those aspects are not there then why be friends with that person? Life is too short for drama, pettiness and backstabbing. I'm lucky that I am a strong enough person now to choose who I want to spend my time with, and I'm lucky to call Tami my partner in crime.


Cheers to your week ahead sweet friends!!


xoxo

55 comments:

  1. What a sweet friend and someone that clearly knows your style well!! Very pretty dress in you and with an olive cardigan for work it will look just as nice! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  3. So sweet! Glad you have a T to your A! 😄 She picked out a super cute ensemble!

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  4. What a wonderful friend you have!!! She did great getting you that dress because it looks so good on you--but a best friend would know that wouldn't they?! haha! Happy Monday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. Love this post, Andrea! What a sweet friend -- the dress and necklace are perfect and look just like you! And I love how you styled it with the open toe booties. Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  6. What a sweet friendship! Yes, we have gotten to an age where we have hopefully learned quality over quantity is what matters most. My circle has gotten so much smaller over the years but in a good way. T and A has me chuckling, fabulous name for a talk show!!!
    And your bestie knows just what to get you - you are cute as a button in the dress and I'll bet you'd get carded if you went out in it! Hello teenager!
    Happy Monday beautiful friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  7. Love sweet friends like that. That dress is adorable. Love the booties. Have a great Monday.

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  8. Sounds like such a sweet friendship and she nailed it with that dress and necklace! Love the pairing with the jean jacket and booties.

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  9. What a sweet friend you have! That dress is so pretty on you! Love how you styled it!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  10. This look is SO cute and one that I would totally love to try and replicate. It's like the perfect date night outfit. She did a great job!

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  11. Great to have such a close friend. One who buys you clothes is a sort of sister friend really. Lucky you, and she chose well. Perfect dress. Styling it with denim is how I'd do it for casual and yes a cardigan too.

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  12. LOVE how you styled this dress! Lace and denim is such a cute combo and those booties are so fabulous!

    Rosy Outlook

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  13. Tami sounds great! Having a partner in crime makes all of the difference in a day and she obviously has great taste too! This outfit is cute as can be. Feminine and fun!

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  14. Aww what a lovely dress - the necklace is perfect with it, as is the denim jacket. Your friend knows you well as she picked a really nice outfit for you. It's great you have that closeness too! True friends can be hard to find, makes them more treasured when you do find them :)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  15. You look so cute! Love the jean jacket and those booties! It's always great when you find an awesome friend that becomes your "partner in crime". Have a great week, Andrea!

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  16. Yay for sweet friends. Love your outfit!! It's so fab. That jean jacket is tres chic.

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  17. I love that entire outfit. I love those booties. I think this may be the year that I jump on the bootie bandwagon. How do I not have a pair yet? Also, I loved hearing about your friendship with Tami. Great, close friends are rare gems. I hope you have a great week!

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  18. Loving everything about this look - the dress, the jacket, and of course the peep toe booties! Your friendship sounds so sweet, love how you both spread love and happiness <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. Anonymous21.8.17

    Happy Monday ! You look great in that jean jacket ! I love myself a great jean jacket, as I throw on on all fall over my tanks. Yay for such a sweet friend ! Love her name by the way :)

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  20. She definitely fit you to a T (see what I did there? ha!). Love the dress with your cute booties!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  21. What a wonderful friendship! That's so, so true about the quality not quantity of friends being what's important. It took me awhile to figure that one out! You both certainly look even better with age! :)

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  22. Awww T sounds like an awesome friend!!!! I always tell my bestie that we could have our own podcast or something, we think we are hilarious. That outfit is super cute, love the jean jacket! That is my staple piece for just about all my dresses. I haven't been to Sears in a really long time, there aren't any at the malls I frequent here. I have found a few cute things in the past for sure.

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  23. Cheers to friendships and awesome outfits and holy cow, you are looking sunshiney and fabulous.

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  24. You two are the cutest!!
    I love this outfit and I like you, often forget about Sears too.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  25. Gosh... half of my wardrobe growing up was from Sears - its the only place my dad wanted a credit card from ;) haha

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  26. I love this entire look! I can't wait until it gets chilly enough here so I can wear my denim jacket. Happy eclipse day!

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  27. Friends that you've had a relationship with for that long are hard to come by, so that's awesome that you and Tami have been friends for so long! I also love that dress and totally agree that it'd look adorable with an olive green cardigan!

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  28. Yes, true friends are so precious! Tami sounds like a wonderful person, and I love the dress & necklace she got you! You styled them perfectly with the denim jacket & booties! Looking fabulous!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  29. haha, it took me a few seconds to figure out the T & A, LOL. I love great friends like that, she picked out a winner for you!

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  30. There's nothing better than a great girlfriend, and it sounds like you've hit the jackpot with T! I love this look, and it's so sweet that it's compliments of your friend! That look is just so versatile!

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  31. Aw y'all sound like a great combination! Sweet friends are the best. I am loving this dress on you and that and the booties are showing off your great legs so well!

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  32. Love this fun outfit and it is a good transition to fall as well! Awe sweet friendships are priceless!

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  33. Those boots - love them! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  34. That is the cutest outfit. You can pair it with so many different shoes too. Love the combo!

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  35. What would we do without our BFF's? You look adorable in that dress and those booties are too cute! Love your style, as always.

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  36. How cute are the two of you?!!! Love the outfit too.

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  37. Nothing like a dear friend, divides our grief and multiplies our joy. And, of course, you look "cute as a button" in your outfit. Happy week!

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  38. Such a sweet post! Love hearing about this friendship!

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  39. Sweetie, as soon as I saw you, I said to myself, "That's the dress that Andrea's friend got her for her birthday!" I remember if, of course, because I loved it! And I love how you styled it here, Beautiful, with the denim jacket and booties! And yes! Growing up, LOTS of my clothes came from Sears and JC Pennys. The two stores were right beside each other in our town (not anymore, of course), and we could walk between the two. Thanks for the memories this Monday evening! I hope you had a great one!

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  40. CA-UTE! Love how you paired the dress with a denim jacket! You look gorgeous! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  41. it is so nice to have a close friend in your life. This dress was made for you, Andrea

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  42. You look positively hot rockin' in this floral and denim combo and the peep toes are PERFECT with it. How awesome to have such a special friendship that has lasted that long. Happy Eclipse Day gorgeous!

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  43. So wonderful to have such a great friend! And look at you, sexy mama! Such a pretty look!

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  44. Very stylish! Are you ever getting older? I dont think so!

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  45. What a lovely post to dedicate it to you friend Tami. I loved the T and A comment he he he!!!
    You look gorgeous. Tami obviously knows you really well to get your style spot on. I love the dress with the denim jacket and booties. Absolutely beautiful!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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  46. One of my very closest friends I found at the office almost 24 years ago! It's such a blessing to find someone you can feel this way with that lasts over time. Kind of like those booties...I have them in grey and they are too cute!!

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  47. What a cute look! And yes, I often forget about Sears for fashion, though some long-ago favorites were from there.

    Bettye
    https;://fashionschlub.com

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  48. Nothing like a sweet friend who "gets" you! The dress and necklace are perfect and I can just see it with your olive cardigan. The booties finish off the outfit just right. xoxo

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  49. How lovely is it to have a friend that is there for you after years. Love the dress and your hair down looks fab :-) I havent been in Sears in ages, great buy!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  50. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This summer dress looks great with the denim jacket. Great way to elongate the time you can wear the dress this year. Nice pre-fall look.

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  51. Lovely post and outfit Andrea. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, you will be one of my features tomorrow :)

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  52. Goodness, I Love everything about this look! Your peep toe booties seriously complete this Perfectly. Loved the photos of you and T then and now. Such cuties! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie

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  53. Oh you look stunning as always. Adore the print dress and that denim jacket is the perfect fit and colour on you x

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  54. Love this dress! The lace is so feminine

    michellespaige.com

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