outfit of the day

OOTD: Still Into You

August 11, 2014

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Shirt, Vest, Shorts: Nordstrom Rack | “Hot Mess” Necklace: August Abroad | Crystal Pendant: Fable & Lore | D’Orsay Flats: Dolce Vita

This ensemble right here is officially my 2014 summer uniform, y’all.

On an especially hot day in July, I went into Nordstrom Rack on a mission. I wanted a light, comfortable outfit I could wear to work that didn’t look totally grungy like my at-home uniform of denim cut-offs and ripped, cropped tanks. I’m lucky that my job is super casual and clothes usually aren’t an issue, but I always end up feeling a little bad if I end up meeting clients or going on a quick photo assignment on a day I decided to be super lazy. I wanted a go-to lazy outfit that felt more put-together.

The heavens parted and a holy light shone down upon these shorts. They feel like pajama bottoms, have pockets, and sport a fun, but relatively neutral pattern. They have an elastic waist that lets me wear them high at my natural waist (my usual choice), or lower on my hips if they feel too short for the situation. The loose, peplum top has such a perfect shape! So flowy, but with a seam across the waist so it doesn’t look too big and shapeless. I love that I can wear it solo if I feel a bit daring and want to show off the back (also if it’s so hot I want as few layers on as possible) or I can throw on a vest or light jacket if I’m at work.

It’s been a little over two weeks since my bike accident and you can see that I’m healing up pretty well! There are still pink, post-scabby spots on my knees and hands and all the dings on my feet, but I’ve definitely come a long way! All the scrapes on my face are healed–thank goodness–and my giant yucky bruises are slowly fading away. I can’t help but look down at my legs and feel a bit nostalgic about scraped up knees in the summertime from when I was a kid. Makes me feel like I’m doing summer right. :) xo

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  • This outfit is perfect, I love it so much! I am totally inspired to go find a super cute and simple outfit to rock during the day, instead of my go to boxer shorts haha. So happy to hear you are heeling up from your accident.

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci

    Cute outfit, but more importantly, your hair looks AMAZING! Glad to see you are recovering well from your bike accident, too.

    • Hahaha, thank you, Staci! <3 I'm glad I was able to make my hair look decent for 10 minutes out in that humidity!

  • Erika_K_M

    I absolutely LOVE the last picture of you! Beautiful! :) I don’t even notice where you got scratched up from your bike accident! And, I love PJ-like outfits in disguise. For me, it’s maxi skirts. Best thing ever to wear to work!

  • BABEEEE. I love that necklace combo so much! Happy you hear you are recovering nicely after your bike accident <3

  • these pictures are so witchy and sassy and everything i love about you! i also love the idea of having a go to lazy outfit! i have a dress that i get tons of compliments on but i only wear it when i have to throw something nice on unexpectedly— i’m actually wearing in my avatar haha. it’s so comfy and deceptive of how little thought i actually put into it ;)

    • It is a very ~summer witch~ look! If I was a better hipster I’d have a sweet wide brimmed hat to go with it. 8) Dresses are perfect that way! They seem fancy when they’re usually the easiest choice ever haha.

  • I love the flowy peplum top with the shorts look too! Totally want to wear something similar, but my shorts are all a bit small right now – ugh!

    • Man, whenever that happens to me, I always head straight to the thrift store for a new pair of cut-offs! I can’t let any tight-fitting shorts interfere with my summer comfy-ness. I always need a really big pair that will always fit haha.

      • You’re brilliant! If only clothing just auto-resized… wouldn’t that be nice? Haha.

  • This outfit is simply lovely. I’ve been eyeing a similar pair of shorts lately but worried they’d look too much like PJ shorts, but now I think I’m going to take the plunge. I spy a twirl photo! Really loving how flowy this top is.

    Glad to read you’re healing up well. I think you’re definitely doing summer right, haha!

    • Thank you, Jenn! You always leave the nicest comments. <3 I definitely think you can figure out how to style just about any shorts as long as the fit is right! Length is key for me.

  • I love the crystal necklace! Glad you’re feeling better!

  • Megan Butcher

    Love your style girl! Love the two tone shoes most of all, omg :D and I’m so glad you came out ok in your bike accident, bummer! But hey don’t feel bad because biking is awesome, right? Better to be injured doing stuff & livin life than the injuries & illnesses that come from doin nothin’, huh? :)

    Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

  • Such an elegant and cool outfit. I love the detail on the back of the dress and you make me want a crystal necklace.