Have you put away those jackets and cardigans yet? Well, if you live in the PNW, hopefully, you put them not too far away. After a few hot days, the temperature dropped significantly, which suggests outfit adjustments. In this post, I'll show not one, but two outfits from this week - I wore both of them while hanging out in my neighborhood.
A-la 1920s Beach Attire
I think it might be the first summer in many years when I can feel comfortable in my clothes. I am so happy with the linen trend because I was able to find a few items that are A) easy to wear, B) comfortable, C) mixable, D) affordable, E) breathable, F) adorably old-fashioned! Take these stripy short pants (before shown HERE) as an example. I know this length is not considered flattering by some of you, stylish people, but I happen to think that such pants, especially linen ones, can be quite cute. In addition to the pants, I bought a peplum top in matching pattern. The fabrics are different in quality, but together the two items remind me of old-fashioned beach attire, which suits my taste and personality so well.
And even though, it is tempting to compare my image to these bathing beauties...
...and I swear this is almost exactly how I look in my mind...
...my mind can be weak, but my vision is still going strong.
I know I rather fit here - leave room for me, girls!
And I'm fine with that.
I mean, how can one be unhappy in such a merry company?
Long Cardigan Over Maxi Dress
And now the low 60s F day - a dinner out at a local Indian restaurant. Maxi dress made of high quality polyester and cocoon style cardigan made of cotton, both are comfortable (I wear this dress to just lounge at home sometimes, when feeling fancy). I showed the dress with a denim vest HERE last year; and the cocoon HERE just recently. And even though I wore both items many times, I haven't combined them together before. I like how they work/play together, and I'm going to repeat this combination. I'd just change shoes for a dressier look, and maybe add some bling when I feel like it. Ideally, I'd like to find an off-white purse or a clutch to go with it, but I am in no hurry.
As far as shoes go, I really like something easy in Summer, so I can literally jump in and out of them in a second. This pair fits the bill. Plus, it has beautifully crafted details. I wear them practically every day lately. Because you know what my favorite shoes are, right? Right.
Outfit #1 (90 F at the beach)
Linen pants and top - Old Navy
Oversized round sunnies and hat - Lane Bryant
Linen purse - hand-made, via boutique in Michigan (years ago)
Shoes - Robert Zur via Nordstrom Rack
Outfit #2 (60 F at a local restaurant)
Dress, cocoon cardigan and Jasper ring (10 years old) - Chico's
Sunglasses in orange/wine frame - Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant
Clutch - Cole Haan via TJ MAXX
Shoes - same as above
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