take one, pass it on 2017: days 15-18

I’m just now realizing that I didn’t really set out any real rules for myself for this challenge. At first, I thought I should be remixing only clothing items, but as time has gone on, I’ve allowed myself to use accessories as the “pass it on” items…first shoes (see here), and now purses. Whatever, it’s my blog, and I make the rules.

day fifteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar // tan clogs: Lotta from Stockholm, exact // red crossbody bag: Ann Taylor, similar // tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker Banks, exact

day sixteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory similar // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact // cognac belt: Merona, similar

day seventeen:

ivory tee: Banana Republic Factory, exact // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // two-tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

day eighteen:

red striped tee: J.Crew Factory, exact // white shorts: JCPenney, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

This batch of outfits is a good example of why I like to do these challenges every now and then–I’ve owned all of these items for quite some time now, but these are all new combinations. I’m not sure I love any of these particular outfits, but I do like that I’m trying new things. Stay tuned for the next roundup for more re-mixing!

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 8

DSC_9730I’ll admit it–I’m a little bummed that it’s Monday already. I could really use a three-day weekend right about now. Not too much longer until Labor Day, right?

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As for this outfit, it’s what I wore yesterday for a brief (and unsuccessful) shopping trip and dinner at my parents’ house. Amazingly enough, neither Caleb nor I spilled anything on my white shorts; there were even strawberries served at dinner!

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chambray peplum top: Banana Republic, similar, similar // white shorts: JCPenney, similar, similar // tan jewel sandals: Mossimo, similar, similar // tortoise sunglasses: Anthropologie, similar, similar

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remix it: the white shorts

It’s starting to feel like summer around here, which means shorts season is not far away. White shorts have long been a wardrobe staple for me; I even made sure to have a maternity pair last summer. Admittedly, they probably look a lot better on ladies with lovely tan legs, but they’re still a summertime favorite of mine. Here’s a look at how I’ve worn white shorts over the past year:

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white shorts options: J.Crew Factory {chino} // 7 for All Mankind {cutoff} // Vineyard Vines {jacquard} // English Factory {scalloped} // Painted Threads {eyelet}

Obviously, white shorts are neutral enough that you can pair them with pretty much anything; they’re also easily dressed up (with a ruffled blouse) or down (with a striped tee). My chino version have served me well over the years, but after putting together this post, I’m thinking that maybe an eyelet pair would be fun to have too…

How would you wear white shorts?

wrinkly + wavy

DSC_3589My outfit photos are never perfect, but this set is particularly reflective of that fact. I have a wrinkly shirt and wavy (er, frizzy) hair. Thanks, humidity. Nonetheless, I found this ensemble to be perfect for running errands over the weekend.

DSC_3586As a sidenote, can we talk about one of the main advantages of maternity pants? You never have to worry that your fly is down. Zippers are totally overrated, I tell you–stretchy pants, for the win!

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chambray popover: Old Navy, similar, similar, non-maternity // white shorts: Oh Mamma via Kohl’s, similar, non-maternity // gold wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren via Amazon, exact, similar // green quartz pendant: eBay, similar, similar