yesterday, we took a look at the classic color combination of black and white. today, we continue with that theme with the focus on the versatile white blouse. if you’ve read a top ten list of wardrobe staples, you know a white shirt always makes the grade. most of us think of a button-up when white shirts are mentioned. a simple button-up goes underneath a crewneck sweater with ease or they can be worn with a pencil skirt for a chic offic look. but white shirts come in a variety of shapes, sizes and packaging so if a white button-up isn’t your cup of tea there’s bound to be a white blouse that is to your liking.
today, y’all get a few glimpses of my backyard that’s finally finished! there was a hiccup or two along the way. mainly, an irrigation leak that was solved once and for all Monday morning along with a gatepost being replaced. and, yes, I’m obsessed with my new outdoor digs. this one simple project has been in the planning stages since i moved to Georgia! landscapers can be a tricky bunch to work with… but i finally found Southern Grounds Landscape that’s been a dream to work with. a landscape plan was already in place thanks to landscape architect Gayle Helden of Greengate Studio. let me tell you the backyard has been transformed into a beautiful functional space. just like our wardrobe our homes need to work for us providing spaces where we can work, eat, sleep, and relax. there’s a hammock in the back yard that was mr. style’s favorite to sneak in a nap or two. so i guess it’s safe to say the backyard can pull double-duty. even triple since i can dine al fresco out here.
if you caught yesterday’s post the classic color combo black and white was in play with white denim and a black crewneck. today, i’ve reversed the color scheme with black Bermuda shorts and a versatile white blouse. this time of year i love to pair a long sleeve shirt with shorts. it works! especially when the temps are fickle. a third layer can easily be added into the mix but if and when the temps cooperate this simple outfit can fly all on its own.
shorts come in a variety of lengths and you’ve seen me wear a 4″ inseam all the way to Bermuda shorts which skim your knee. today’s ootd features black Bermuda shorts in a stretch twill.from one of my favorite designers Vince that exudes a modern, timeless aesthetic. but there are more affordable options here, here, and here. the Thomas Mason blouse (old, similar here, here, and here) for J.Crew is loaded with versatility. it can be dressed down with shorts or elevated to a luxe look with an evening skirt or tuxedo pants. sandals were the name of the game today so i slipped into a pair of gold metallic sandals (old, similar here, here, and here) that act as a neutral. a gold link bracelet from Julie Vos and gold hoops add spit and polish to this casual outfit that could easily go from backyard bbq to lunch with the girls.
an oversized white shirt is the perfect summer addition.