Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you enjoyed the weekend! We had an eventful one — we explored Baltimore a bit, and if you’re following my Instagram, you saw that we took Livi to the aquarium! She was mesmerized by the dolphins!
In between running errands and blowing Livi’s mind with some fish :), we enjoyed a nice brunch and happy hour drinks with some friends. Meaning, comfort + polish was the name of the game! A sleeveless blouse, white jeans, a silk scarf, and sandals made it happen. As always, I brought a light jacket for the evening hours (though, with this heat, it was probably unnecessary!).
It’s amazing what a silk scarf can do to elevate ANY look — it’s been a staple in my wardrobe ever since I became a professional. Even in ripped up jeans, a tee, and sneakers, a silk scarf around your neck takes you from shabby to chic.
I love the one I’m wearing here — it’s just stunning. If you’ve been following my Insta page you’ve no doubt seen it before. I have it on repeat.
And let’s talk about these jeans. I could live in jeans, and these ones from Loft are amaaaazing! I admit, I have a hard time finding jeans that fit — I have strong, athletic thighs and a fairly small waist, so I am constantly battling what I call the “waist gapping effect.” If they fit my legs, the waist is always huge! But not with these — Loft has done a great job creating different fits to accommodate different body types! The curvy fit is simply wonderful — they fit like a dream, and no waist gapping!
And block heels — love, love, and love. What woman doesn’t love heels!? But, they can get uncomfortable, particularly on the weekend. If you’re a professional like me, and you live in heels during the week, you’re probably looking forward to some sneakers, or at least flats, on the weekends.
Enter the block heel … they give you an elegant, elevated look, minus the uncomfortable effects of your standard pumps. I’m so excited they’re back in style this season — I must admit, I’ve gone on a bit of a block heel rampage with the credit card 🙂
And now some color — it is, after all, summer! I adore this poppy-colored blouse — I’ve had it for several years, but it’s a classic cut that will never go out of style (love that 🙂 ). I added some delicate jewelry and cat eyes, and …. we have comfort and an easy summer polish.
I hope you all have a great start to the week. You can shop the post below, and stay tuned for my next post on cocktail hour pinstripes!
SHIRT: Ann Taylor (old) (similar here, and here) // JEANS: Loft (other options here, and here) // SCARF: Loft (other options here, and here) // SHOES: Ann Taylor (old) (similar here, and here) // LEATHER JACKET: Boutique find (old) (similar here) BAG: Chloe (other options here, and here) NECKLACE: Gorjana (other options here, and here) // WATCH: Skagen // BRACELET: Kate Spade (other options here, and here) // SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade (old) (other options here, and here)
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