Olive Jeans

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H&M shirt, Gap jeans, Baublebar earrings, Birkenstock sandals, vintage clutch

Unfortunately, the weather is getting a bit too chilly for me to wear this, one of my go-to fall looks, anymore (without a jacket, at least). Recently, I’ve found that I’m starting to pare down a little bit when it comes to accessories and patterns – instead of the really overworked outfits I used to go for, I’m gravitating toward simple colors and silhouettes, with the occasional graphic pattern, statement piece (like shiny gold loafers), or, more recently, cluster of cheeky pins (I am indeed a disciple of Jen Gotch). And these pants have been in heavy rotation lately – they’re just as versatile and comfortable as regular jeans, but they feel a little fresher thanks to their cool but still subdued hue. (And, I promise I’ll have some more seasonally appropriate outfits up soon – but I can’t promise that I won’t be wearing these pants in them.)

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Favorite Bright Skirt

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Anthropologie skirt | New York and Company shirt | Vintage earrings | Vintage ring | Steve Madden sandals

I know I just posted yesterday about how excited I am for fall, but I have a few more summer outfits to share while the weather is still warm. This skirt I was initially hesitant about (it’s a little brighter/preppier than the things I normally wear), but it was $15 at Anthropologie! How can you pass that up? Of course I got it, and I’m so happy I did. It’s surprisingly comfortable and really lightweight, plus it has great pockets. I pretty much only wear it with solid tees in black and white, but I haven’t gotten tired of that combo yet, so I’m okay with it. I’m hoping to wear it at least one more time before I switch to my fall wardrobe.

And, in case you were wondering – these pictures are indeed from a while ago. I’m not currently lounging by the water, much as I wish I were.

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Yellow Geometric Blouse

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Zara blouse // New York & Company jeans // Birkenstocks // Vintage clutch

I love patterned tops, and this bright yellow one makes me so happy. You can wear one with a neutral bottom and it’s an instant outfit, and doesn’t require accessorizing or layering, which I personally don’t have patience for in the summer. This summer has been pleasantly mild, which means I haven’t had to give up my jeans in favor of shorts. This is sort of a go-to outfit for me, and it was perfect for walking around quaint towns while on vacation a few weeks back. (And, as you might be able to tell, it was really, really windy when I was taking these pictures.)

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Bold Floral Dress

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H&M dress | Baublebar necklace (old) | Marc Jacobs clutch (old) | Birkenstock sandals

I joke that this dress kind of makes me feel like a cupcake since it’s almost over-the-top girly, with a giant, pastel floral print and a pleat in the skirt. It’s actually one of those magical dresses that makes you look instantly put-together but is secretly super-comfortable – the product description calls it “textured sweatshirt fabric,” and they’re not joking – it’s super soft, slightly stretchy, almost plush, and the skirt still holds its shape. I like to wear it with my trusty Birks to tone down the sweetness and make it look just a little more like a casual summer dress.

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Leopard Jumpsuit

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H&M jumpsuit (recent, but not online) | Steve Madden sandals (old, similar here) | Marc Jacobs clutch (similar gold option here) | Forever 21 earrings | Vintage necklace

This past weekend I went shopping sort of spontaneously, and decided I would allow myself only a few small purchases. Going in, I knew I was sort of intrigued by jumpsuits, but I wasn’t sure how I’d look in one – and I stumbled across this one in H&M. Have you ever seen teal, navy and coral leopard print?! It was pretty much love at first sight. And as luck would have it, it fit perfectly, with pockets and a tie waist to boot. I’m now totally a jumpsuit convert. They’re the new maxi dress. The sleeves on this one remind me of a kimono, especially since the top wraps in the front, but the whole thing feels as comfortable as pajamas. Go get a jumpsuit. You won’t regret it.

As for the earrings, they were sort of a consolation prize for myself for making it through the store alive (the one I went to was a bit of a nightmare). I’d seen earrings like these before, but wasn’t sure how much I would like or wear them if I had a pair, so I dropped $5 on these and I kind of love them. They’re the perfect dainty-but-still-slightly-edgy accessory.

So, it was a successful trip (also largely because I found the latest Kinfolk in Anthro). I made it out with the perfect outfit for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra the next day – and I snagged some pictures by the cool sculpture out front, right before a torrential downpour.

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