outfit: nautical summer uniform

culotte outfit

For the longest time, I thought culottes could only look good on models and tall people but realized there’s actually a huge range of shapes and fabric weights when it comes to culottes and it’s all about finding the right one for you.  I got this two piece set from Madewell this summer and really love it.  It has kept me comfortable and breezy during this long summer heatwave.  It’s got such an interesting character to it–part tomboy nautical, part cute African school girl.

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outfit: texture tank in cream

everlane cos michael cors white outfit 1

Filled a big hole in my wardrobe today.  Can you believe I have never owned a basic white tank?!  Here I’m wearing Everlane’s new texture tank in cream (size XS).  There are subtle things about this tank that make it worthy of a spot in our essentials wardrobe.  The fabric is thick and completely opaque, but still very breathable.  I can wear a dark colored bra without it showing.  The straps are spaced perfectly apart to cover any standard bra straps (no need to wear your racerback bra with this).  The cut is also slightly A-line, which let’s air flow to keep you cool, adding to the overall relaxed aesthetic of this outfit.  It’s also super affordable at only $25, and it happens to be made in the USA, specifically in Los Angeles (woot! my hometown).  In conclusion this tank is just perfect and I know I will be wearing this over and over for a long time.  Here’s a view of the side and a close-up….

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wardrobe radar: crossover slider

johnston and murphy sonya sandal close up

Crossover sliders are just as ubiquitous as arizona Birkenstocks these days.  I’ve been eyeing them for quite a while but haven’t been able to find the right ones for my foot type (long and narrow).  But alas, today I stumbled across this version by Johnston & Murphy.  The stock photos were not immediately appealing to me; first I felt these shoes were kind of ugly, but I fell in love with them after I saw how JetsetJustine styled them with modern casual pieces in this photo: Continue reading “wardrobe radar: crossover slider”

outfit: high rise high waters

chinos and crop top outfit cos

I’ve been admiring high waisted white linen culottes lately; they have such a breezy, modern feel to them.  I especially love the ones designed by the high-end basics label Apiece Apart.  But I’m not quite ready to experiment with culottes yet (not sure if I’m really tall enough to pull them off) so will resort to the next best thing- foldin’ up my chinos! Continue reading “outfit: high rise high waters”