My in-laws are taking us out to a local gastro-pub tonight for an early birthday dinner and, since I've been wearing dresses pretty much every time I've seen them this summer, I wanted to do something different.

Wearing my new (ish) Loft ochre chinos that I sized up in for a relaxed look, black ruched drape-neck blouse, black ballet flats. My only accessories are my chunky black wayfarer glasses and a multi-strand, beaded statement necklace that's served me well with everything from a LBD to a flannel shirt. Between the necklace and the chinos, I feel a little safari-ish in this outfit, but, thanks to the glasses and blouse, only vaguely.

Thoughts/comments/ideas welcome.

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