It’s been a long and unusually mentally taxing week at work. I’m so excited to enjoy the weekend and relax my brain from all the writing and editing I’ve doing of our new marketing materials.
In the meantime, here’s a pretty basic outfit I wore last weekend to the Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival that we enjoy every year with E’s family. The performances are always fabulous and there is nothing better than theater under the stars.
tunic top: thrifted
jacket: Fremont, stoop sale
jeans: LC line from Kohls
sandals: Ibiza by Jeffrey Campbell, thrifted
necklace: The Pink Zone boutique in La Jolla
not pictured: the flannel blanket that was wrapped around me all night
This is one of my favorite ensembles for slightly-more-casual-than-usual summer work wear. Looking at these pictures now, the skirt length looks fine, but why is it that anytime a skirt sits above my knees I feel so self-conscious at work? Anyway, it’s hot everywhere in the country this week, even in lovely San Diego, so I was going for breathability.
skirt: Banana Republic outlet
flats: Blowfish, via DSW
I’m also linking up to Everybody Everywear, color-blocking theme for July.
J.crew was the theme of my birthday, and will be of the next two outfit posts. E got me this Jade green skirt I’ve been wanting and I’m in love. It’s not as drab as a khaki, black or blue, but it’s still a total staple piece for office wear.
top: hand me down
skirt: J.Crew (bday gift from E)
wedge booties: J.Crew (Christmas gift from E)
Last time I wore this bow was last year’s board meetings at work. I’m not sure what it is about big tweed bows, but they just feel like a good way to spruce up during long meetings.
[and hey, you can see my new/5 weeks old hair cut!]
dress: thrifted J.Crew
I know I’m not the only one to change out of their work clothes immediately after returning home (and dutifully taking my outfit pictures, of course). However, if I have somewhere else to go that night and can’t change straight into pj’s, I usually try to incorporate my office wear into something more casual and comfy for work. I like to think it makes me creative, but really it is a way to limit my laundry load. (This shirt first seen here)
top: thrifted, remade by me
For work -
heels: ellemenno, thrifted
cardigan: Banana republic
For play -
zipper jeans: Gap, thrifted
I just want to let everyone to know that I frequently re-wear outfits. And I frequently wear boring office outfits. The yellow belt was all the effort I could expend on a late morning last week. I’m over flared dress pants for the most part, but when it is all you have your closet on laundry day and putting together anything else seems like an overwhelming chore, you just go for it.
Just keepin’ it real.
top: Banana Republic outlet
pants: The Limited
I bought this skirt on our Easter trip to Tucson from a local thrift store. My intention was to take it home and hem it at the knees for a pencil skirt. But when I put it on to measure the hem, I couldn’t help but leave it as is! It’s kind of an akward length - not quite maxi and not midi. But for now, I’m rocking it as is. (Unless you guys despise! Please tell me if it’s awful)
Top: Ark & Co, via Piperlime
I’m in the market for a dress for E’s graduation and I’m feeling stuck. I haven’t been able to make myself get out and go shopping, and online shopping only gets me so far. (Plus, I frequently find things in store I’d never think to add to an online shopping cart.)
I’m looking for something colorful, knee-length or just above, with straps. Here’s a curation of the past few weeks of looking. Any thoughts, fellow fashionistas? Would love some input! Any great stores for affordable dresses (under $75) I should know about?
E and I have been talking a little more about what would happen if a pastoral job came up sooner than we were planning. We’re not going anywhere soon, but we never know when it might come up.
I can’t stop thinking about how much I’m going to miss our backyard someday. Even the sad old tree stump (which I have a great plan for!), and the patchy bushes. But especially the hills and our garden and patio and firepit.
Lots of layers on top with this outfit. I attempted to alter this way too large top because I couldn’t resist the polka dots, but I botched it royally so I can only wear it underneath other layers. So the blazer returns…
tank: Banana Republic
polka dot shirt: thrifted, altered by me
blazer: LC, for Kohls
skirt: Banana Republic
oxford pumps: thrifted
I’m still not really sure I can get away with this tunic/legging combo. The leggings confuse me because they have a button, zipper and belt loops and they aren’t tight around the ankles. But they’re stretchy. Like stirrup pants, without the stirrups.
I guess you could call them stretch pants.
Pictured with my favorite LC boyfriend blazer (see also)
Blazer: Lauren Conrad, from Kohls
stretch pants: thrifted
flats: Me Too, from DSW