on thursdays, we hit the archives for our weekly roundup. today is no different: it’s been a summer of color pops and patterns over here on the blog. so, i’ve gathered my favorite patterns of the entire summer. it’s hard to believe August is already halfway over—where has the summer gone anyway? but it’s not quite done yet, and as we all know, many of our summer outfits can be retooled for fall. with that in mind, here are my favorite three pattern-centric outfits from this past summer. you may have seen these outfits once or twice before, but that’s just cause they’re so darn cute.
today, i’ve got a pink blazer in stretch linen from J.Crew. i think J.Crew has knocked it out of the park with their summer line this year, and i’ve gotten a lot of use out of this blazer. we’ve talked how to wear blazers a lot this summer. they’re a great layering option, and depending on where you live and what you do, that could definitely be something to consider. i’ve paired the blazer with a puff sleeve tee this palm print pencil skirt also from J.Crew. floral and fauna patterns are in this year, and i’ve worn them liberally.
blazer | slingback sandals | pencil skirt | puff sleeve tee | similar bag | similar bag 2
today, i’m pulling in this puff sleeve open yellow jacket from Ann Taylor over this lightweight cotton pullover. to beat the heat, i’m pairing the jacket with these absolutely fun paper bag shorts. anyone who has been following me any length of time knows i don’t shy away from a good pair of shorts. this pair, also from Ann Taylor, is comfortable and airy—a perfect pairing with the jacket.
open jacket | paper bag short | cotton pullover | wrap espadrille | slingback flat | ballet flat | similar bag | similar bag 2 | similar bag 3
love, love, love the matching blouse and pants from Halogen x Atlantic Pacific. can you say adorable? but the best part about separates is that you can mix and match the pieces with other items in your closet. the blouse will look fantastic with a white skirt. and the bold patterned pants will look terrific with a casual wrap cardigan and white camisole. the mixing and matching are endless.
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I love how you rock your knee scar. I boast the same for 10 years now. Happy healing.
Ya I agree….I rock my open heart surgery scar…..glad to be here to do so….haha
All those strappy sandals you wear, my feet would die! I’m in my early 40s and I am all about the practical, yet cute shoes 🙂
Love the outfits and your spark!
You have great legs,keep wearing them 👍
I like the length of the first skirt on you. That outfit and the last outfit ROCK!!!
So beautiful elegant and a delicate picture of beauty.
I love the colors on this post! summery and vibrant- absolutely love the Ann Taylor yellow outfit!
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