Thursday, May 3, 2012

85 and Climbing


In this outfit:
Tank c/o Thief and Bandit
Skirt: Madewell ($30 sale)
Wedges: Thrifted ($10)
Belt: AA ($16)
Bracelets: Thrifted / Gift
Earrings c/o Noble Town Vintage


85 degree weather is the stuff my inner slob can only dream of. Every year I anxiously await the days where I can roll out of bed, throw on shorts and a tee, and go. Since starting a blog, I know I've put too much pressure on myself to dress up in the summer, usually resulting in me overheating and being uncomfortable. Not this year, as the weather warms up, I refuse to over complicate things. I'm not sure why I over-think, because the summer outfits I find myself admiring are always the simplest.

What's your summer uniform? Do you keep it simple, or layer it up?

27 comments:

sweet harvest moon said...

Such a great look!

A little cotton dress and sandals are my summer uniform

Emily said...

This is like, the perfect outfit. I might replicate this as soon as Minnesota makes up its mind about being hot or cold. Love the tank top so much!

Marlena said...

i really like layering, my eyes aren't pleased when it's too simple. but just like you said, i won't do it if it's hot enough to melt your popsicle outside. i feel like if you throw a jean vest over anything the outfit automatically becomes more fun- i'm semi-addicted :)

Koko said...

The shoes are so sweet!!

Amanda said...

I love that shirt! I prefer simple, especially in the Arizona summer.

Kultur und Stil said...

a wonderful outfit! I'd love to have such warm weather here, today it feels more like autumn than like summer in munich...
and I love your top, it looks great!

xxx Anita

Alexis said...

Beautiful outfit! Yay Summer :). I agree, cool, simple outfits are wonderful and tend to be my go-to.

Caitie said...

how cute are those shoes?! too cute!!

xxx
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Amanda said...

That is definitely some good thinking, it just gets too hot somedays to wear much more than shorts/skirt and shirt. Love this outfit too by the way, that skirt is wonderful

For me this summer it is going to pretty much be nothing more than work pants and a shirt for me, we are going to try our best to get this house done enough for us to move into it before our wedding this October up here! Eeee! Fingers crossed!

Hattitude said...

Hattitude Style Blog

hey julie, i love your shirt and skirt! for the summer weather i don't layer it up. it's too hot! but i do layer up the accessories. it adds some funk to my outfits when you can't with extra clothing due to the heat!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

sallie oleta barbee said...

Ooo I love your tank - and the skirt and espadrilles! Perfect summer look! I love in SE Texas - right on the Gulf where it is 100 + in the summer with 90% humidity!! No layering!! No waistbands if I can manage it!! Simple for summer is best - and on those days where its just unbearable - a bikini and a beach (or pool) is the best summer look of them all! "Bikini Body" definitely not required :)

L.T. said...

Love the pattern of the top,
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FRUIT SKELETONS said...

personally, I'll be attempting to gussy up old Levi's cutoffs for the next 4 months. office appropriate outfits are difficult because I refuse to wear skirts! got any dressed up short ideas?!

Lo said...

I LOVE this skirt!
And I am jealous of your hot weather. It is still cold here in Canada :(

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chantilly said...

ugh, i love that skirt and tank together! so lovely. xx

rebelrousher said...

I love your tank and shoes! Super cute in this heat wave :)

xx
Kat
rebelrousher.blogspot.com

hannah said...

those wedges are adorable! :) i live in the midwest where it gets ridiculously hot AND humid. i've learned to kind of sacrifice the cute-ness. haha. this outfit looks perfect though!

Laura said...

I'm such a sucker for layering, I always want to bring it into my summer looks...but the past couple summers have been too hot to really make that feasible! I love those wedges - can't believe they were a thrifting find!

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Kenzie and Maddy said...

You look so pretty! Love the wedges!

missris said...

Love the wedges! Did you get them in Pittsburgh?

blue roses said...

i just returned from new orleans, where humidity is such that walking outside results in instant stickiness, everywhere. i wore a single layer dress, as my body could not handle any more fabric. i could not live there and feel like i was living up to sartorial potential!

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triskelos said...

The outfit is perfect for summer - it looks beautiful and comfortable at the same time))

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amberly said...

Definitely outfits like this for the summer!! And forgiving cotton dresses and maybe some breezy linen :) Most of all though, I love my PJs.

Don't over complicate things! I good thing maybe is when having your morning coffee, wander outside for a couple minutes, and see how the day makes you feel <33

This skirt is perfection and wow what a steal on those heels! (wedges, I know, but the rhyme called out to me!)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that skirt is amazing!

Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

hitherandthither said...

Big fan of this breezy but put together outfit! Wish I was shopping/thrifting right now, instead of studying for exams. Happy springtime!

-hannah

Jamie Rose said...

I feel you about the heat! Although I usually find myself pining for my cardigans just so I have something to layer and make my outfits more interesting in the summer. Alas, 99 degrees isn't exactly optimal for any sort of layering...

Anonymous said...

this outfit is so pretty on you. You really look like a summer girl :)

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