It’s June! It feels like summer weather is finally here to stay, even though yesterday was a bit cooler than it’s been in a while. The kids are in their final two weeks of school, and I think we’re all ready for summer vacation to begin. WOOT!
In an effort to free up some time, I have hired out my photo editing. It’s amazing how much time I was spending on that! You might notice some inconsistencies while we work out the kinks, but taking this little chore off my plate is freeing up my time to write more and get more done around the house so I think it’s going to be a win. With that, here’s what I wore this week.
One day last week, I paired my ivory crochet tunic with my denim Bermuda shorts. I wouldn’t have thought to put this top with shorts. I usually wear it with long pants, but one of my friends wore pretty much this exact outfit to my house on Monday for our Memorial Day cookout, and I was surprised how well it worked together.
I wore my Tilda sandals for some added height, and I liked the gold with the outfit.
For a necklace, I wore this dainty 3-disk necklace. It’s perfect for smaller v-necklines.
Then I added this colorful bracelet, and I carried my green satchel.
Outfit Details: crochet tunic c/o CAbi // denim Bermuda shorts (old; similar) // Tilda Sandals in Gold Basket c/o Børn Shoes // R Minkoff Cupid Satchel (eBay) // 3-disc necklace via Stitch Fix // gold hoop earrings (similar) // R Bracelet // Michael Kors Chain Bracelet Watch
This outfit I’m super excited about. You know how I feel about denim. I would marry it if I could. Rare is the day that I don’t wear a piece of denim. But would you believe, I do NOT have a jean skirt? How can that BE!?? So when I saw this one by Madewell Raw Edge Denim Skirt on sale at Nordstrom, I snatched it right up.
I adore it. The fit is fantastic. It’s super soft, and it has a nice stretch to it. I thought this skirt was going to be my new go-to summer wardrobe item, but it’s harder to find tops that work with it than I expected. I am short-waisted, and I always struggle with skirts. All my tops seem to be too long, and that throws the proportion off. I also feel that I need a top that is form fitting with a skirt, or I look frumpy. So I ended up resorting to wearing one of my many tank tops, but I’d rather have something with more interest. I might need to wear it to the mall one day and try some different tops on with it. For now, this felt cute and comfy.
I wore my silver sandals and carried a grey bag. Since it’s a casual outfit, I just wore my silver circle necklace and diamond studs for jewelry. And I added the BIJOU Bracelet — sales of these bracelets support Three Angels Children’s Relief, an organization serving orphans and at-risk families in Haiti.
I got a new Stitch Fix last week, and this time they nailed my style and fit. I only kept 3 of the 5 items, but I thought they were all good choices for me. This lattice crochet tank is super cute. I like that it’s not super long. I paired it with my olive cargo pants (also from Stitch Fix — but one that I got last fall) and I wore the Børn Tilda sandals again.
Actually, I just put them on for the picture. My foot has flaked on me again, and I have to wear a medical boot or a foot brace on my left foot at all times (except when shooting outfit photos, ha!) But I really wanted to capture the outfit as it SHOULD have been, so I threw on these shoes for a few minutes. Hopefully I’ll only be in the foot brace for a couple of weeks this time. It’s been a week, and they said after two weeks, I can wean out of it again.
Since there was a lot going on in the top, I went without a necklace and wore these tribal-inspired gold chandeliers instead.
I picked up the pink mini drawstring bag at Shopbop. I’ve had my eye on it ever since my friend Kristie posted it on her Instagram a while back. I decided to splurge, but I’m not sure I’m keeping it. I LOVE the color, but it’s too small for me.
Outfit Details: lattice crochet tank & olive cargo pants via Stitch Fix // Tilda Sandals in Gold Basket c/o Børn Shoes // Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Mini Drawstring Bag // Reverie Chandelier Earrings // sunnies
On Saturday I wore another piece from my Stitch Fix to my daughter’s piano recital — this striped maxi dress.
I was thrilled with this because it is actually modest on top, which is very hard to find in a maxi dress. The scoop neckline covers everything that needs to be covered, and the wide straps allow me to wear a regular bra. Plus, it’s designed to be snug enough that it doesn’t gape when I bend over. I also like that the skirt isn’t too full. Overall, I felt like it was very flattering.
I also like how the stripes are designed differently in the back. You can see on the sides, how they don’t match up, and yet they do it in an intentional way. I thought that was a nice touch.
Tip: when you’re short-waisted and busy, these types of belts are are not flattering when tied in front, so I just brought it back and tied it behind me. I learned this trick when I was shopping for a similar style of dress last summer, and now I do it any time a dress comes with one of these belts.
Finally, I wore this to church on Sunday. This heathered dolman V-neck is the 3rd piece from my Stitch Fix that I’m keeping. This, I ADORE. The material is SO soft and comfy, the fit is forgiving, and the color is gorgeous. I got a ton of compliments on it.
Best of all, it’s a great year-round piece. I thought it looked fresh and crisp with my white jeans for spring, and it will be just as nice paired with charcoal grey or brown for fall.
I debated on what shoes to wear, and I decided the blush flats worked well with the color palette, plus I could fit my foot brace in them for church. To bring in more of that blush color, I wore this stack of stretch bracelets and carried my metallic Riviera Tote.
I think this is my favorite outfit of the week.
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