I have been MIA lately because I have zero motivation to pull together anything remotely photo worthy these days! Summertime is my worst dressing season, I'm definitely a cover up and hide type girl, and when I have to peel away all of my clothing layers, I just lose the motivation.

BUT, I did manage to snap a pic a few weeks ago when I wore the harem pants. They received mixed reaction, but I don't care, they are SO comfy! I discovered that the stripe in this top was in fact black...not navy, making them the perfect companion.

Today, I pulled out my favorite flowy summer top and my white jeans. Comfy, but only because I haven't been outside, as both tops are silk and bound to stick in the weather we're having today.

Last week I took a casual trip to Nordstroms to browse (which never works out as a browsing only trip). I ended up with my first ever pair of Birks -- I couldn't go full on, these Gizeh's will have to satisfy my check mark beside the "bought trendy/not trendy sandals", I love the metallic brown, but am unsure of their fake leather-ness. We'll see how they hold up, but they're in summer rotation with my Chacos, which are winning by MILES in the comfort race so far. I am still getting used to the Birk feel.

I also picked up a cute maxi that's thinner than I like AND racerback to boot. I would love to style this for the office, but I am drawing a blank currently as to if it can even be dressed up (not with the Birks though!). I do have a really cute vest I may try to pair it with later. But this one may not be able transition to a good office piece.

Anyway, good to be back, you all keep me motivated to dress decently and make conscious shopping decisions (most of the time!).

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