In the spirit of giving my favorite summer items one last whirl while we have warm temps, today I pulled out a combo that I kept wanting to wear that felt too autumnal but now feels just right as we inch closer to cool weather. (The top is actually darker than photographed.) Would you believe I ironed these linen shorts not 10 minutes before snapping photos? Guess I should've used steam!

These shorts are a higher rise than I normally wear, which unfortunately makes semi-tucking never quite look right. So I usually go either fully tucked or just untucked. After reading Angie's neater partial-tuck technique (tucking the front and back and leaving the sides loose) I've been wanting to give it a try and this was the perfect outfit for it. Most of the benefits of a full tuck, with some of the slouch from a semi-tuck! I'll definitely be doing this again.

Buttoned to the top and accented in cognac (belt, shoes), gold (earrings), and orange (lipstick) to give it a more transitional feel. And worn with more open shoes (versus oxfords which was my first thought) and a white purse to keep it skewed more summer than not.

Available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

(PS: Angie, I still don't like how I feel in navy even though, objectively, the photos always look just fine -_- I don't mind it today, though. Not sure why.)

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