summer weekends

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.

How did you spend your weekend?

white tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // floral shorts: Gap, similar, similar // cognac flat sandals: b.o.c., exact, similar // reversible tote: Street Level via Nordstrom, exact, similar

Take One, Pass It On: Week 4 Recap

Well, by the fourth week of this challenge, this way of dressing has finally started to come more naturally. I spent less time planning outfits this week, but I’m still pretty pleased with the results. Sure, there are tweaks I would make for the next time around, but I think I achieved a good balance of trying new looks while still maintaining my sense of personal style. I’ll expand on my experience of this challenge as a whole when I finish out the month on Wednesday!

olive shorts

olive shorts: Loft Outlet, similar, similar

blush tee

blush tee: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

navy ankle pants

navy + white print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

navy print top

navy print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

olive cardigan

olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar

striped dress

black + white striped dress: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

crystal necklace

crystal cluster necklace: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 17

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Today’s outfit is another one from my list of most repeated looks of the summer. Truthfully, I bought this skirt as a means of getting free shipping during a J.Crew Factory promotion a while back (yes, that old excuse again…), and I ended up really loving it. It’s lined but made of a very lightweight material, which makes for a perfect summer skirt in my mind. Plus, it’s a length that is totally appropriate for work.

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So, I really like this outfit, even if I don’t love the way these pictures turned out. My hair is a mess, I look a bit dazed, and my necklace is all kinds of wonky…but that’s real life these days, friends! Let’s call it loss for my vanity but a win for authenticity.

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white tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // navy + white striped skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // gold station necklace: C.Wonder, similar, similar

gold station necklace

Take One, Pass It On: Week 2 Recap

As I mentioned earlier this week, my enthusiasm for this challenge has started to wane. I was under a lot of stress, and wearing pre-planned (somewhat boring) outfits kind of bummed me out. That being said, I am still enjoying the extra time that the pre-planning affords me during the week, so I think I’ll continue the challenge with that approach. Here’s hoping this week will be better!

tan jewel sandals

tan jewel sandals: Mossimo, similar, similar

chambray peplum top

chambray peplum top: similar, similar

black pants

black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar

striped tee

black and white striped tee: Mossimo, similar, similar

black sandals

black wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar

olive tee

olive tee: Style & Co., similar, similar

taupe wedge sandals

taupe wedge sandals: Merona, exact, similar

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