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One time, a guy I was regrettably kind of seeing disclosed that his friend referred to me as a “trophy wife.” I was offended. How rude. How sexist. How shallow. I have a degree in Actuarial Science, and I manage a financial planning firm for a living. Then, in my infinite wisdom (ie. once my period ended), I realized it’s actually a back-handed compliment. Although the term “trophy wife” has an extremely negative connotation of implied incompetence and superficiality, I will be a trophy wife. Not in the sense that I’m all about looks, but because my nonexistent husband should be proud of me and all my professional accomplishment. Plus, hopefully he’ll think I’m hot. Trophy wife hot.
So the point of this rant is that I have fallen in love with the Trophy Wife graphic tee that 9th & Elm sent me. It was between this and their Selfie tank, so I’m sure you can fathom the inner debate that perpetuated in my head for 20+ minutes– but ultimately, it stole my heart, and I’m in love. Opting for a casual look, I styled my amazing tank with black skinnies and a mint sparkle spin scarf from Subtle Luxury.
Call me a crazy bag lady, but the bigger the better in my opinion! I use my Tory Burch Nylon Ella, Ella for short, as a work tote, and she doubles as a fabulous weekend bag, holding everything from my wallet to my towel and sunscreen for tanning opportunities.
As far as accessories go, I tried to keep it clean and bright with a classic silver Kate Spade Gramercy Grand watch, David Yurman “Cable Classic” bracelet, and– my favorite– Lily and Laura bracelets from 9th and Elm.
Top: 9th & Elm | Jeans: Express | Scarf: Subtle Luxury | Shoes: Lauren Conrad // Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelets: Lily and Laura & David Yurman | Earrings: Max & Chloe | Bag: Tory Burch
Shout out to my fellow trophy wives! Baby, do whatcha do!
Great outfit perfect location and you dear gorgeous.
Thanks, Jackie! This was such a fun shoot!
You too cute. Your going to be a great wife.
Aw, thank you, Amy! Hope so!
I agree. I think the term has a bad rep, but we should all hope to be trophy wives. I think it should mean more than simply "looks." If you're truly a trophy you'd also be smart and funny and professional!
Love the top and love how you wear it!
Kallie – But First, Coffee
Exactly! 🙂 Thanks, Kallie! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!
You're so beautiful!
I love your sweet style
The Indian Savage diary
Thank you, doll! 🙂
So Pretty! Love it all, especially the Trophy Wife shirt! There's nothing wrong with being one as long as you got the brains to prove them wrong!
Megan Star | Beauty Brawler
Right? Couldn't have put it better myself! Hope you had a FABULOUS Easter, love!
I love how you turned the term "trophy wife" into something more positive! What a cute tee!
Thanks, lady! I know, I'm obsessed. Haven't taken it off!
Can I just be a creeper for a minute and tell you how pretty you are 🙂 Definitely trophy wife hot!
You're SO sweet. Made my evening! 🙂
I totally agree with you, the bigger the bag, the better. I always feel the need to carry as much on me as possible!
Right? How else would we fit all our Mary Popping materials inside?!
I love your post and l love how you gave the term a totally new and positive meaning. Lovely tee and you wearing it beautifully. Love the mint scarf, very very pretty. Amazing bag!
You look amazing. I am sure your future husband will be both proud of you and consider you trophy wife hot. Your tank top is great and I love the mint color of your scarf.
You're too sweet, Jessica! Thank you! 🙂
Seriously you look stunning!!!
Thank you, Lily!
I LOVE, L-O-V-E this tank! Hopefully I look even just half as cute as you do wearing it!
Oh stop, you'll look twice as cute!!
Stunning photos as always 🙂 I have missed reading your blog!! 🙂 Plus I think you would make a fabulous wife! You are gorgeous AND intelligent 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
You made my day! Thanks, Nancy! Glad you're back!!!
Cute pictures. Love the scarf with the tee.
I love this look and am pretty sure I need those shoes.
Lauren Conrad makes AMAZING shoes. I have yet to buy a pair I'm not obsessed with!
Great look – absolutely lovely the sandals and now googling to see whether Lauren Conrad shoes are available in England!
Can you refer me to your photographer? She does great work!