Take it for a Swing

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With the summer weather in Seattle taking a quick break, I took this as an opportunity to layer as well as not feel obligated to wear color. I recently purchased this dress, it’s simple and longer with a swig-fit cut, which I’m totally loving right now. I subtly layered a collared shirt underneath, to add too the outfit, and grabbed my favorite cape sweater out of my closet. I’ve only had this sweater for a few months, and within that time it has easily become one of my favorite items of clothing I own. I grabbed my sandals for comfort along with some vintage jewelry, and my favorite hat from Free People.

Details: Leith dress | Norstrom button up | Community cape | Norstrom sandals | Free People hat | Luck Brand/Vintage jewelry

 

Simple Casual

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I’m obviously still resisting to wear color, or dress like it is actually summer. Ninety degree weather won’t stop me. At least I’m not actually wearing a sweater, just one without the sleeves. I’m always layering, and finding new ways to wear one piece differently. This sweater was impulsively turned into a shirt when I realized I wanted to wear it during the summer. There’s nothing wrong with a little DIY, which I’m learning actually can change one outfit completely. That being said, try some new things and see what ends up in your closet next. On the layering note, lately I’ve been really into collard shirts underneath anything, so to add to this outfit I slipped one on underneath. This overall trend really has my bank account weeping. Every time I see a pair, I’ve been lusting over them. That being said, these black overall shorts are extremely comfortable and functional in any outfit. For this enselble, i layered (why would I not) them under the rest of my outfit, for comfort purposes obnviously. I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to have quality denim pieces in your closet on hand. I luckily found this vintage Levi’s jacket at a thrift store for only five dollars, start your searching! I decided to go with the chunky cutout buckle boots and some circle sunglasses to tie the outfit together.

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Details: Topshop sweather | Nordstrom button up | Levi’s denim jacket | Jeffrey Campbell boots

Black ‘N White

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Two things I’m always up for: art museums and black, white and denim outfits. I really like to keep it simple most of the time, and it’s an easy go to way to dress when I’m in a hurry. This jacket is the best for any weather, I will literally wear it when it’s 70 degrees and sunny outside. That being said I tend to layer– a lot. It’s nice to keep two white button ups in your closet as a go to piece, one sleeveless and one long sleeved. Jeans aren’t usually pants I’m thrilled to wear, but when I was recently shopping a friend convinced me to buy this pair, and I can say they’ve easily changed my perspective on jeans. It’s nice to have one pair that’re comfortable, I’d say have at least one dark wash and one light on hand. The wash of your denim can change up the look, so find ones you’ll wear long term, not just to be ‘trendy’. I try and not wear heals when I’m doing a lot of walking, but these aren’t too bad, and they tie the look together. I can’t leave home without these rings, and this necklace has become a recent favorite of mine. I have too many sunglasses, so I chose the first black pair I could find. Enjoy some of these shots I took while at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. I’ve never been before and was excited to go when a friend invited me, definitely some interesting exhibits and pieces of art. If you’re in the area check it out!

What am I Wearing?

Nordstrom jacket | Babton button up | Free People bralet | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Nordstrom booties | Vintage rings | Lucky Brand necklace | Nordstrom sunglasses 

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What I’m wearing

Wilfred Free overalls | Nordstrom button up | Two Door Cinema Club concert tee | Wilfred vest | Vans Skate Hi’s | Nordstrom sunglasses

Festive Floral

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Details: Pacsun kimono| Bp. crop top | Levi shorts | Thrifted sunglasses | Vintage jewelry 

Green and Serene

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With the weather warming up and the sun making a daily appearance– well it did earlier today… I finally gave in and invested in some color. Probably the best purchase decision I have made in a while. I refuse to take this vest off (not literally, don’t worry). I love this shade of green as well as the cut and style the vest came in, perfect for layering. I also recently invested in another pair of overalls which are more relaxed and of course black. The weather was up and down, so I decided to go with a white log sleeved crop top to add some light to the outfit. Accessorizing with my wider brimmed hat and some vintage jewelry I was set. I could never forget these cutout boots, that you guys are probably tired of seeing, they are literally the bet for adding detail and for a warmer day.

Details: Wilfred Free vest | Talula overalls | AA crop top | Jeffrey Campbell boots | Vintage rings | Lucky necklace | Free People Hat | Nordstrom sunglasses

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It could be 100 degrees outside and I would still be wearing black. These overalls are something that I never thought I would wear as much as I do. They’re great for any weather, especially the ones I have, they’re more of a chambray fabric, not as harsh as denim. If you’re looking for a pair of overalls I definitely recommend these. This striped tee is probably going to end up as my most worn tee of the season, I love how subtle the stripes are and how minimal of a piece it is. To add depth to the outfit I threw on a blazer vest. I’m really into over-sized outerwear, so this was perfect. To add to my hat collection, I picked up this smaller brimmed black hat to match the wide-brimmed one I already have. To add detail I chose this layered necklace, and my favorite turquoises rings. For a contrast I grabbed my cutout buckle boots, perfect for the weather. I found myself in downtown Seattle and snapped a few photos while I was there, the weather was too nice not to.

Details: Wilfred Free overalls | Project Social T tee | Lush vest | Nordstrom hat | Jeffrey Campbell boots | Lucky necklace | Vintage rings | Nordstrom sunglasses