dress: Asos (old), mules: Gentle Souls, wallet: Kate Spade (old)
This look never made it to Instagram and this dress is old but I’m including it here because I felt put together and it was probably one of the few times I have this summer. In case you couldn’t tell from my INSTAGRAM, I’ve been keeping it really casual, including wearing minimal makeup. We spent a good bit of June going to graduation parties (seems like I took zero pictures of what I was wearing but I think we attended 3 or 4), July brought 2 baby showers, and August included a wedding and those were really the only times I got dressed nicely. Other than that, it’s been lots of shorts, swim suits, workout gear (not that I’ve been working out in it, though- haha!) and tee shirt dresses (Everlane makes my favorites but I found another really good one at KOTN that I posted about here!)!
I was pretty proud of this picture as it was a self timer success!
I love this dress. I got it in the spring but I’ve already worn it multiple times, including to a wedding (with scrappy heels and a blazer) and to a baby shower (as seen here- I added a denim jacket, too, but it was too hot so I took it off). The reviews suggest ordering 2 sizes up but I got my normal size and it fits really well- I’m trying to build a respectable and classic dress collection and really want to weed out what I don’t wear anymore. I’ve already done a lot but I still have a good bit in my closet that I haven’t worn in years, I just need to update my collection to suit my lifestyle so I’ve kept a lot until I can do so. As I’m trying to shop more sustainably, I’m really only buying quality pieces that I know will last… slow fashion… so it takes a little longer to find good, affordable pieces!
swimsuit: Solid & Striped
This is probably my favorite swim suit I own. It’s by Solid & Striped so not a sustainable brand but I have found some sustainable brands I really want to try such as Summersalt and Vitamin A Swim, if you’re interested! Madewell also came out with a swim line featuring recycled materials.
Floral dresses are my favorite to wear year round, honestly. I’ve always loved floral prints and I think they work for every season. Plus, I don’t know about you but they always make me happy!
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I love these chambray shorts. I have 3 pairs of shorts I rotate between: these chambray ones, a black & white striped linen pair, and a cream denim pair of cutoffs by One Teaspoon. Anyway, I never thought I was a shorts person until I found these… and now I’m a shorts person!
dress: Asos (last year), shoes: Everlane c/o, sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Does anyone else feel like they blinked and the summer was gone? Between aforementioned parties, weddings, and Joe traveling twice, it just seemed to disappear. I’m trying to find a balance between enjoying the rest of summer (luckily, my kids aren’t really going “back to school” yet- at least not full time!- and I get to be home with them during the day) and planning some fun things for fall so here’s to that! I also have some fun posts planned coming up- maybe I’ll even get a newsletter set up to send out weekly or when I do publish a post 🙂 I’m also trying to take some time to get more organized and to manage my time better starting in September when *both* kids will be in school so send me all of your tips! I want to hone in on what I want to focus on with the blog (more health & sustainable living posts, motherhood, travel… maybe even start up the book club again?!), how I want to spend my time with the kids, and how I divide my time at home… maybe I’ll even do a full post on that- there has to be someone out there who struggles with time management as much as I do!