summer style

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

On the go: Striped sneakers & colorful sweater

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Hi everybody! These pictures were actually taken last Sunday, when temperatures hit in the 90s during the day for what I believe was the first time in NYC this summer. I left the house wearing that minty sweater, which was quickly relegated to my bag. I spent most of the afternoon at my computer in a nearby cafe, but I usually find that I am far less productive when I feel like a slob, and putting together a real outfit pays dividends in how much I accomplish. It just makes me feel more focused and intentional.

Having a few tricks in the arsenal for looking put together with (very) minimal effort is really what I strive for always but its especially meaningful in the summer heat. I think it’s worth investing in a few lightweight summer tops that can easily be thrown on with shorts. These can be anything from simple cotton knit tees to more structured silk tank tops. By tucking my top into my shorts and adding a belt, this look was quickly transformed from something that is pretty standard into an outfit in the realm of cute.

What are your tricks for making a simple outfit a little bit more special?

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew tank, J. Crew sweater
Bottoms: Madewell (old)
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Tory Burch
Accessories: J. Crew belt (old), Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar necklace (sold out, similar), Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Summer kick off

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For me, this weekend symbolizes the start of summer! And happily, the weather in NYC this weekend has been gorgeous! Here’s to a bit of sunshine, a long weekend off from work, and a healthy dose of thankfulness!

A big congrats to Danielle T. for winning the Bauble Bar necklace giveaway! Thank you so much to all who participated! I so appreciate your support! Look out for more giveaways to come – I am loving hosting them and showering you lovely people with gifts :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: Marissa Webb (old)
Bottoms: J. Crew (on sale!)
Shoes: Tesori (old)
Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Banana Republic bracelets (old), Bauble Bar rings here, here, and here

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Photography: Eunice Giarta