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Purple shorts & open back tank

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Hi everybody! This look is an outfit I wore for a casual family dinner last week before my brother and sister-in-law’s big day on Saturday. I love the open-back tank for beating the heat and this style of J. Crew shorts has been a staple of mine for years now. This color is new to my collection (and currently on sale!) and I am loving this pale purple color for summer. What are your go-to strategies for dressing to beat the heat?

Also, as a sneak peek, Tailored and True is due for a makeover. Right now I’m working behind the scenes, but check back on Monday to see the upgrade. I can’t wait to share!

Outfit:

Top: Express (old, current season here)
Bottoms: J. Crew
Shoes: BP Brand
Accessories: Ralph Lauren Sunglasses (old), Gorjana necklace (old), Bauble Bar ring, ring, and ring

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Photography: Abby Pomeroy

Rehearsal Dinner

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This weekend I was so lucky to attend a beautiful wedding for my brother and sister-in-law at my parent’s house in Maine. The pair is perfect for each other, and we had a blast celebrating with them during a lovely outdoor wedding with perfect weather. You can see my Instagram for a few shots from their big day! This outfit I wore to their rehearsal dinner on Friday night.

I wanted to look properly festive but given the outdoor venue, I didn’t want to be overly formal. Pairing this cotton tee with the striped maxi skirt helped to achieve that balance. This maxi is great for warmer weather, since the light fabric allows the breeze to hit your legs and it doesn’t trap heat. And while this may seem like a no-brainer, I have to mention that wedges are the perfect option for dressing up for outdoor summer events. Stability and style, all in one. I will admit I’m not always a fan of the platform look (I think sometimes it makes feet look disproportionately large), but something about the espadrille fabric catches my eye in a good way with these and balances the proportions, and these wedges are quickly becoming a summer wardrobe staple for me.

I hope you all enjoyed the first day of summer and that your warm weather wardrobes are ready to go! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew
Bottom: Chicwish
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Accessories: Ralph Lauren Sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar necklace, J. Crew Factory bracelet, Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar ring, ring, and ring

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Dance party

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It’s amazing how much I let myself get away with while traveling. I’m usually pretty good at keeping to a productive schedule – working during the day and spending my nights cooking, exercising, and blogging. I eat well, sleep as much as possible, and make sure to sprinkle in some fun plans with friends. The past few weeks, however, I’ve been on the go, and between a quick stop in San Francisco and a week in Europe, I am completely off from my normal routine. To be clear, it’s been an incredibly fun few weeks and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’m just using it as an excuse for being off my game with posting regularly.

I finished up my euro-trip with a weekend in Frankfurt. I was there for a special event, so I didn’t actually get to do a whole lot of sight-seeing. I did however get to do a whole lot of dancing! It was such a fun weekend with a bunch of great friends, and we took full advantage by going out both Friday and Saturday nights. These pictures were snapped before the party on Saturday, and I have to ask you to please excuse the red bracelet I’m wearing. It felt like a worthwhile tradeoff to make.

I also want to mention that I’ve had a few questions about the flats I’m wearing in these pictures. The soles are pretty thin and there’s not a whole lot of cushion, but all in all I think they’re pretty comfortable. I wore them out two nights in a row for hours on end, and I’m willing to attribute the small amount of pain my feet felt on Sunday to the dancing rather than the shoes. Especially at this price point, I would recommend them without hesitation.

From here I’m headed home to where I grew up in Maine. I am so excited for this weekend – my brother is getting married! He and his fiance are a perfect match, and I am so excited for our families and friends to come together and celebrate the two of them and the life they’re starting. Be sure to follow along on my Instagram for sneak peeks of the wedding preparations!

Outfit:

Dress: Aqua
Shoes: BP Brand
Bag: Francesca’s (old)
Accessories: Bauble Bar necklace, J. Crew Factory bracelet, Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar ring, ring, and ring

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Photography: Chenglin Yuan