happy monday morning! if you can believe it, this monday happens to be the last monday in july. the dog days of summer are upon us as we march into my favorite month of the year. august. that’s my birthday month, the month i married mr. style, and two out of three kiddos were born in august too. i guess you’d say it’s one busy month for celebrations. and the beach is calling my name as i’m headed to Tybee for a long weekend. come september, i’ll be at the beach house for one glorious long week as i bid adieu to summer. but wait. summer is still in full swing with temps hot and hotter. this week i thought we would take a look at one of my favorite ways to beat the heat. one skirt three ways – weekend, then work then evening.
in case you hadn’t heard, the Olympic Games commenced last Saturday. catch all the action and updates on Olympics.com. of course, my favorite designer Ralph Lauren designed Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms with innovative RL COOLING technology. the US athletes wore fitted navy blazers, striped shirts, and blue jeans with a striped belt made out of recycled plastic bottles. and, yes, white sneakers were the footwear of choice. Kim Kardashian’s brand Skims designed the official team USA undergarments, pajamas, and loungewear. the capsule collection is available at Skims.
this week i’m staying in the neutral zone thanks to this darling black skirt from Banana Republic. it’s a wrap skirt with buttons on the side. the fit was off as it fit my waist but was too tight around my hips. since it’s a wrap skirt with plenty of fabric i simply moved the two bottom buttons over to accommodate the fact i have hips. it’s an easy fix that took all of ten minutes. now i have a cute black midi skirt that will serve me well. today, i chose a simple cotton gauze white blouse with rolled cuffs to wear with the black skirt. it’s a cute, casual, and comfy weekend look that i jazzed up with a raffia stretch belt from Anthropologie, striped straw handbag from Scoop available at Walmart, and black and white bangles (similar here) from Chico’s. leather slide sandals from J.Crew complete the look.
love the easy-breezy fabric and rolled cuffs.
an affordable straw handbag with a single compartment removable pouch.
stretch belts are perfect to wear with skirts, shorts, or pants with or without belt loops. dresses too.