When your spouse is sick and you are singlehandedly making the church run with a toddler and you are preaching and you are LATE, you only get three outfit photos and you are HAPPY with them:
Do you like how I turned a last-minute snack for my kid into an autumnal-colored accessory?
And when you have recently face planted while running and skinned your knee (and your elbow and your wrist) pretty significantly and your household has run out of band aids so you can’t wear pants or leggings (plus you ruined your favorite pair of leggings in said face plant) but it’s too crisp to go completely bare legged, you put on knee socks and pretend you meant to wear this all along (skinned knee not pictured out of consideration for the faint of heart):
The print mixing, it is out of control:
Color block/striped dress: Gap, thrifted
Blazer: Haberdashery by Personal, thrifted
Belt: J. Crew, thrifted
Scarf: my mama’s Kohl’s shopping spree
Ankle boots: Lucky Brand, gift from my sister
Seriously though I did buy these socks for just such a look, hoping to encourage myself to wear skirts through fall and thinking that, with the ankle boots, it would read sort of like a tall boot (of which I have yet to be convinced I need to buy a pair although I would be happly to thrift some). Don’t worry, these socks came in a two-pack with plain navy so I don’t have to be in a 5-billion-patterns mood to wear them.
What do y’all think of the knee sock/ankle boot look? Or the tuck-your-scarf-into-your-belt look? (Very handy for showing off your belt and keeping the fringe out of reach of handsy toddlers/your coffee mug.) Or the print party? Scroll down to comment!
I said I was ditching capsule wardrobes (at least in their purest form) here. But one place where I’m still all in? Continue reading “My Belt Capsule Wardrobe”
It’s been awhile since I’ve done an outfit post… I’m going to chalk it up to a combination of moving most of my outfit photos to Instagram and just plain falling out of the habit. But today – lucky you! – I shoved the camera in The Spouse’s hands and asked for a quick pic before we headed off to church.
Dress: New York & Co., 100% cotton, thrifted – love the color and the pockets! Fit ‘n’ flare is not my favorite silhouette, thought, so it’s my placeholder summer blue dress while I look for something a little more fitted on the skirt. (Plus it shrunk in the wash so it’s a little shorter than I’d like. Turns out when they say “tumble dry low” they mean LOW.)
White denim jacket: J. Crew, thrifted – perfect for air conditioned spaces but definitely a bit heavy for our outside Atlanta heat these days
Leopard print belt: J. Crew, thrifted – the perfect touch to pull it all together and put a smile on my face
Sandals: Clark’s, bought with birthday money lo these many years ago
I love this royal blue + white combo – how summery it looks – and the unexpected leopard that makes it interesting. Good thing I took these pics before church since my toddler proceeded to smear sunscreen all over the dress while getting her pre-church energy out running around outside.
What’s your go-to summer combo? And do you long for the return of the outfit post? Happy to do them more frequently if y’all miss seeing them!