Hello, thank you for stopping by today! Often when we are going out for dinner, I have to remind myself that at this time of year, the restaurant is going to be very, very air-conditioned.
So as I reach for a cute sleeveless dress, I reconsider. This is when I love to wear something like linen trousers and a lightweight top. Of course, I can wear a cute sweater to keep from shivering at dinner, but if I can avoid carrying extra stuff, I will. A light top with short sleeves fits the bill. And that top is a must-have Summer fabric.
Today's featured item is the must-have Summer fabric from J.Crew
The top is modeled, and Kelly pulled together 2 alternates
The top is shoppable via a text or image widget
Each alternate is shoppable via a text widget
Eyelet is always a popular fabric for summer. It’s so light, fun, and sweet. I like to juxtapose something classically femimine like eyelet with something more masuline, like trousers. This Eyelet Puff Sleeve Top is sold as a crop top, but on me it hits right at my waistline. Which works out well with high-waisted trousers. I am wearing an xs.
These pleated cupro-linen trousers from J.Crew are linen blended with cupro, creating a fabric that is softer and slightly lighter than 100% linen. Cupro is a really popular fabric this season; I have seen a lot of cupro-linen blends from J.Crew, especially. Cupro is a byproduct of cotton production; it’s a plant-based material that is chemically processed to get silk-like fibers.
The breathable, silk-like cupro-linen blend gives these trousers a more relaxed look and feel – perfect for walking that summer line between comfortable and put together.
I am normally not a big fan of pleated pants. But I took a chance on these because there is only one pleat on each side. So, minimal pleats. I have to take baby steps with certain trends and this is one of them!
Well, I am so happy I took a chance on these trousers. I am wearing petite size 0 and they fit perfectly – in the length and the waist. So comfortable and they wear really well.
I am bringing in black and white with my accessories; I love these leather and canvas two-toned slides from J.Crew. They also come in taupe. Really simple, but with that two-toned detail that makes them versatile and a little different.
I am always in the market for adding to my woven bag collection. I have a few natural-colored clutches of varying browns, so I was looking for a black version. This foldover woven raffia clutch is the perfect addition to my collection. It has a magnetic closure and it’s roomy enough for all the essentials. I like the foldover design and its unstructured shape is perfect for a casual summer clutch.
Yesterday, we introduced our newest SAACA contributor, Jennifer Duvall. Every Wednesday, Jennifer will write a beauty & makeup column. Click the title or image below to read her first.
is our 40s+ fashion & food contributor. She posts a Daily Look on Tuesdays, writes about Fashion on Thursdays, joins Beth for Fridays with Oscar and shares a new recipe Sunday evenings.
She’s 46, 5’0, and a petite 0/XS.
Kelly also has a food blog called Djalali Cooks, which you can find by clicking the world icon below.
Very cute outfit. On Tuesday, I believe you showed black espadrilles from J Crew that I loved. Did you get your usual size or did you have to size down or up a size? The reviews were mixed on this,
Hello Sherry, good question on those espadrilles. I am wearing my normal size 5.5. In the chilly air conditioning, they are slightly loose, I could have sized down by half. But on a hot summer day, they fit well enough that a half size down might get a little uncomfortable. This is the only J.Crew shoe I have ever purchased that is iffy for me on sizing. Hope that helps! xo Kelly
I just love this ensemble, Kelly. Its fit, style, and colors are wonderful on you! I am liking what I see from J Crew!
Thank you so much, Ellen! Definitely check out J.Crew, the new summer collection has a lot to offer! xo Kelly
You look SO SMASHING! I love the eyelet top (cropped but comes to your waist) with the high-waisted linen trouser. It’s always nice to see your smiling face.
Thank you Carolina Girl! I am really loving the crop tops this summer. For a petite they hit a little lower, which is perfect, and I don’t have tons of fabric at the bottom to tuck in! xo Kelly
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