Tuesday, June 20, 2017

happy first day of summer!

happy first day of summer, everyone!
i am celebrating with a summer-inspired outfit: shorts,
a tank (sans jacket!), and floral print loafers --
this outfit screams 'summer,' and i could not be more
excited! in true pacific northwest fashion, we welcome 
the start of summer with 60 degree temperatures
 and rain (lots of rain). 

i am trying not to feel too discouraged, however, 
as my weather app tells me to expect sunshine
and warm(er) weather this weekend; thus, i will keep 
these adorable, high-waisted shorts within reach!
disclosure: today i'm partnering with endless knot, a local seattle
boutique. they graciously lent me the tank and shorts pictured here.

summer is seemingly all i can think about
as of late! sunshine, barbecues (with cheeseburgers and 
freshly squeezed lemonade!), weekend trips up to my
family's cabin, jogs around green lake, etc etc.
summer, and all it has to offer, makes me happy!

of course, it does not help that some of my 
favorite outfits and style choices coincide with summer,
too. dresses, rompers, sandals, and sunglasses are a few of
my favorite items, and i am eager to finally dig
them out of my (ahem) **very clean and well organized** 
garage. at least i am honest, right?
^^^ this pink door (located on capitol hill, seattle) is
making my instagram dreams come true! all my 
fellow fashion and lifestyle bloggers, you can surely relate --
finding adorable (and not too distracting) backgrounds to take
photos in front of can prove challenging. this pink
door is the perfect 'pop' for any outfit ^^^

ruffle tank: c/o endless knot
shorts: c/o endless knot (exact here), purse: steve madden,
loafers: zara (exact here), bracelets: alex & ani,
ring: old navy

this post sounds like a stream of 
consciousness, rambling on about my current favorites
(summer, warm weather, pink doors, etc), 
but these shorts are wonderful -- 
as a not-so-young 20 something, finding shorts that are
 flattering and somewhat modest is difficult. i often
leave the dressing room feeling discouraged 
and scold myself for eating one too many ice cream
cones. many of the shorts are just too short.
the struggle is real ;)

these high-waisted shorts, however, fit true to 
size (i am wearing a small, though i sometimes wear a 
medium in shorts and skirts, depending on the
fit and adjustability of the waistline). i love the
length, high-waist, and convenient pockets.
they can easily be paired with a cropped blouse, graphic t-shirt,
or tucked in blouse. green shorts, you may
be my new favorite!

are you ready for summer? what are some
of your favorite summer traditions and/or clothing items?
xoxo.