This outfit is entirely formulated according to what Pinterest tells me is in this season. According to my recent feeds, a collared shirt under a sweater, big jewelry, and a tutu skirt = the recipe for fall 2014: exhibit A, B, and C. I went a little bit against the grain with a short-sleeve sweater, but polka dots also seem to fit in with what I’ve been seeing, and I just love it with the chambray shirt. Here’s to being “pin-spired!”
Despite how sunny and pleasant it looks in these pictures, I kid you not when I say that moments after stepping inside, I looked out the window to a torrential downpour and a thunderstorm! Perhaps the weather was mimicking that feeling of the first week of school, when everything seems calm and manageable, and before you know it you hardly have a moment to breathe!
Although my backpack was a gift and is not available on Etsy, here are some of my favorite backpack finds if you haven’t picked yours out yet:
Today I had one of those “all dressed up with nowhere to go” moments, but I was having too much fun getting dressed so I just went with it. Luckily I have all you lovely people as my excuse to wear whatever I feel like, so here you have it: a late-summer party outfit for the event of your imagination! Perhaps a day-time wedding reception? Or a visit to the horse track? Maybe even just a lunch out with friends? Whatever the occasion- a maxi dress, cardigan, and a straw hat is the recipe for quite a stylish outfit indeed.
Playing with color combos is always fun, but I decided to mix it up a bit with some patterns today too. A subtle pinstripe is easy to mix with other bolder patterns without being too hard on the eyes, so I went with this gingham top to add a mix of color and pattern to the outfit. It’s hard to believe September is just around the corner and full-length pants have come back into my life! I love shorts and skirts, but a nice pair of colored pants and jeans are wardrobe staples that I dearly miss over the steamy hot summer.
I almost wore this outfit for pictures yesterday, but it rained all day long and the grey skies would not allow for decent photos, and I thought this outfit deserved a photo-worthy day. Luckily the sun decided to shine today, so now I can share this sweet yet simple outfit. This adorable denim tunic-dress was a gift from a friend, and I just love it for layering! Cropped leggings make it easy to run around and be comfortable, and I thought the western-style belt added a little flair and just the right touch of color.
On Saturday evening, I took a little road trip with my family to Providence, RI for “WaterFire.” It is quite a spectacular event, where part of the city becomes like a festival as everyone gathers around the river, which is lit with floating fires! It was so neat to watch the people go along the river in boats, lighting each fire with a torch. As the fires crackled and grew it became mesmerizing with the calming music that was amplified all along the river. If you are in the area, it’s definitely a fun event to check out (I believe they do it every other Saturday).
As for my outfit, we made a couple garage/estate sale stops along the way, and I picked up this cute vintage scarf to add to my look for our day-trip! I found a couple other fun things too, aren’t garage sales fun?
My brain is definitely in summer mode today! This fun pineapple top inspired my tropical-themed look, and now I feel like I should be off strolling the boardwalk by the ocean and drinking a smoothie! Pink and orange is such a great color combo for summer if you’re not afraid to be bold and have a little fun, and I think this outfit has just the right amount of neutrals to balance the bright colors.
I love using bright colors to contrast white, and this elegant white eyelet skirt is the perfect piece to use for that. Almost any bright colored top looks fabulous with it, but I chose this flowy floral top today because I also wanted to wear my peach glasses, which were missing and have finally been found (woohoo!). I might be getting a little excited for fall fashion and decided pair some boots with my look; the summer is whizzing by so quickly!
It’s a little soon for long sleeves, but I just love this floral top and couldn’t wait to wear it, so I decided I would manage the heat by just pushing the sleeves up. The 3/4 length purple pants complemented the look quite nicely, and some neutral/gold accessories were all I needed to complete the outfit! Camille helped me with the “Elsa braid,” which is one of her favorite looks now. I quite like it myself!
The breeze coming through the house this evening was simply glorious. I love this time of summer when it starts to cool down in the evenings after a hot day. I went for a simple look today since I wasn’t going anywhere too special, and just felt like wearing a nice and easy summer outfit. Can’t go wrong with denim shorts and some layered sleeveless tops!