To be frank, this outfit isn’t all that exciting, but I’ve worn some variation of it at least ten times this summer, so I figured it deserved a post on the blog. I think the reason I love it so much is due to the comfort of the shorts–they’re about a size and a half too big, which leaves plenty of room for delicious meals at restaurants 🙂 The shorts are also a good starting point for choosing different tops; thus far, I’ve also worn them with gray, green, and chambray (see that look here).
This particular summer weekend was spent taking Caleb to the library, enjoying lunch at Zoe’s, browsing through my favorite thrift and consignment stores, and watching a few episodes of Ozark.
After seeing this post on Fran’s blog, I’ve been convinced that I “need” a chambray blazer in my closet. I found this one, but I’m really not in the market to be spending that much on my clothing right now. So I turned to Poshmark, and found a very similar Gap version for $10 (and I even had enough credits so that I paid nothing out of pocket!). Score!
I was pretty eager to wear said blazer and turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. It’s still pretty hot around these parts, such that I really avoid wearing pants at all costs. So this dress + floral scarf combination seemed like a great idea. I’m not sure I love my rendition of the outfit, but at least I tried something new.
A few weeks back, in my most recent budget post, I mentioned how the top in today’s outfit might be best saved for my post-partum days. Well, despite my better judgment, I decided to try wearing the top anyway. And the results were…not great.
Pre-pregnancy, the skirt + tucked in shirt combination was one of my favorites, but it’s not exactly working on my silhouette anymore. I think it emphasizes my bigger waist and makes me look disproportionate.
When I first bought this top, I figured it would be destined for only various combinations of navy and white. Admittedly, my jeans in this outfit are technically navy blue, but I tried to expand my horizons at least a little bit by playing up the gray in the print.
In putting this outfit together, I would have loved to add a punchy orange or green clutch, but alas, no such thing exists in my closet (yet). I might just have to check ThredUp* to see if they have any options…