WIW: Catching Up

I have been MIA lately because I have zero motivation to pull together anything remotely photo worthy these days!  Summertime is my worst dressing season, I'm definitely a cover up and hide type girl, and when I have to peel away all of my clothing layers, I just lose the motivation.

BUT, I did manage to snap a pic a few weeks ago when I wore the harem pants.  They received mixed reaction, but I don't care, they are SO comfy! I discovered that the stripe in this top was in fact black...not navy, making them the perfect companion.

Today, I pulled out my favorite flowy summer top and my white jeans. Comfy, but only because I haven't been outside, as both tops are silk and bound to stick in the weather we're having today.

Last week I took a casual trip to Nordstroms to browse (which never works out as a browsing only trip). I ended up with my first ever pair of Birks -- I couldn't go full on, these Gizeh's will have to satisfy my check mark beside the "bought trendy/not trendy sandals", I love the metallic brown, but am unsure of their fake leather-ness. We'll see how they hold up, but they're in summer rotation with my Chacos, which are winning by MILES in the comfort race so far.  I am still getting used to the Birk feel.

I also picked up a cute maxi that's thinner than I like AND racerback to boot.  I would love to style this for the office, but I am drawing a blank currently as to if it can even be dressed up (not with the Birks though!).  I do have a really cute vest I may try to pair it with later.  But this one may not be able transition to a good office piece. 

Anyway, good to be back, you all keep me motivated to dress decently and make conscious shopping decisions (most of the time!).

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13 Comments

  • replied 5 years ago

    Looking good, Von! The maxi looks excellent for summer. I have lots of friends with Gizehs and they swear by them.

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    #1 got mixed reactions? I love the first outfit. The second looks nice too. And the Gizehs look good - I like the look of the style in general, but I can't do the strap between the toes myself. The maxi looks nice for casual summer wear!

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    I love #1 too. What Astrid said ) :)

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Oh yes, I agree with Astrid also. I love #1. I am wearing bright white gizehs as I type!

  • Von replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Ladies!  The between the toes on the Gizeh isn't bad, it's the lump under my toes that's so strange!  It's like a speed bump or something and my toes aren't used to it yet.  I really like them in some of the fun colors that I'm seeing around, but I felt the metallic bronze was a nice neutral.

    The mixed reactions on #1 were because of the harem pants, and I know they aren't everyone's taste, so I told myself I was going to wear them and love them, even if I'm all alone on it. 

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    I love 1 and 2...fab!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Wow, I really love nr 1!   And great flares in the scond! YLF, Von, hang on here, for more dressing up motivation:-)

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    It looks like you have the same trend I do for summer dressing, prints!  You have some lovely prints here.  I find outfit photos are a must to keep me motivated to dress in the summer, even if I'm the only one who sees them.

  • neonginger replied 5 years ago

    I absolutely love #1! 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    #1 is stunning!! I can't believe it got a mixed reaction!! 

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    The harem pants outfit is stunning on you. Simple, chic, and flattering. Love the colors in the top. Hooray for the new sandals! The dress is a fun find for summer; no ideas on styling it for work, but I'm sure someone will have some good suggestions.

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    Von, you look great in the harems. I love the print of the maxi.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    You are doing beautiful silhouettes, Von.  I think harem pants always attract comments --- both pro and con.  You're doing them very well, and your flares are fresh and perfect for summer!

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