I love the fact that my office has a very lax dress code, but even there I feel like I’m pushing the limits by wearing shorts to work. That is the only thing keeping me from indulging in my mile-long wish list of them, including scalloped ones like the below, but also fun printed ones like these and these.
[ Stripe Button-Down Shirt, J.Crew, $49.50 (sale!) ]
[ Scallop Hem Shorts, ASOS, $31 ]
[ Mini Legacy Bag, Anthropologie, $228 ]
[ Sundaze Oversized Square Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $12 ]
[ Carmelita Wedge, Kate Spade, $258 ]
When and where do you get the most use out of shorts?
I’m back to posting today because I know we have to at least attempt to return to a sense of normalcy around here. Monday’s events are still first on my mind, and my thoughts and prayers are still with the victims and all affected.
Dress, Jack Wills [similar] // Oxford, Gap [similar] // Sunglasses, Personalized From Me to You // Wrap Bracelet, KJP x Brooks Brothers // Wellies, Hunter
I’m just about done with pants for the year. And tights. Unless they are of a pastel color, pants are out and it’s dresses and skirts with bare legs from here on out. Until they no longer cause extreme goosebumps (seen below), oxfords and lower leg-covering footwear are in.
Cable Knit Jumper, Ralph Lauren [similar] // Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, American Eagle // Pearls, Lauren Ralph Lauren // Stag Crossbody, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar] // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
Growing up, I spent every August in a New England beach town. I remember the first year I visited in the fall, when the temperature had dropped significantly, the wind had picked up, and the summer crowds were long gone. It was incredibly quiet and chilly, a different world from the harbor town I had grown up with, but so beautiful and peaceful. Now I make a point to take beach walks throughout the fall and winter, to savor the lack of crowds and brisk, but still salty, breeze.
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, Forever 21 // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar] // Sunglasses, vintage // Petal to the Metal Pouchette, Marc by Marc Jacobs [similar] // Cape Knot Hitch, Kiel James Patrick // Elephants Cuff, BaubleBar
Jeans + boots + oxford shirts have quickly become my fall go-to uniform, but does that really surprise anyone…?
Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Shorts, Forever 21 // Pearls, vintage // Cape Knot Hitch, KJP // Purse, Vera Bradley [similar] // Slip Ons, Polo Ralph Lauren
If I could wear this type of outfit all year long, I would be content. Long sleeve shirt, soft shorts, comfy shoes… it’s the best thing about late summer (because despite the overload of pumpkin-flavored coffee and treats, fall does not officially start until this Saturday!).
Oxford, Brooks Brothers // Skirt, Gap [similar] // Belt, vintage // Pearls, Ralph Lauren // Le Pliage Tote, Longchamp // Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick; Tiffany & Co.; vintage // Tennis shoes, City Sneaks [similar]
A little themed OOTD in honor of Andy Murray’s grand slam U.S. Open win yesterday! In all fairness, I did used to play tennis myself. Many summers in fact, though I never did get over my fear of King of the Court, and my hand-eye coordination has always been supremely mediocre. It was all Love for this girl.
Thanks to Classy Girls Wear Pearls for this outfit inspiration!
Dress, American Eagle
Oxford, Abercrombie & Fitch
Flats, Michael by Michael Kors
Despite the chill, I’m still refusing to wear pants. So, bring on the layers baby!
I wrote about tying an oxford over a dress way back when, and that is one of the best things I’m learning about blogging– it’s forcing me to adopt my own ideas. And, though it does tempt some shopping every now and then (ok, a lot), it’s also inspiring me to put together old pieces into new outfits. I mean, American Eagle and A&F? These guys have been in my closet for quite some time, but they’re classics, and now they’re getting a revival!
I can’t be alone in this, how is blogging influencing your own personal style and wardrobe?