Summer shorts

I just finished a wonderful 70 hour work week and finally got a day off after two weeks straight of slaving over a computer screen. It’s been a while since I’ve worked that  many hours in a week, and I’m not overly thrilled about it. But for now, I’ll have to just suck it up and attribute the long hours to my learning curve and hope it will pay off in a few months. So I apologize for the sporadic posts, but unfortunately it cannot be helped. For the first time, I have an appreciation for my hypoglycemia, as without it I’d be on a strict coffee-only diet.

Linen Shorts + Madewell Boardwalk Lace-up sandalsClub Monaco Silk Blouse (old) / Wilfred Allegra Shorts / Madewell Boardwalk Sandals / Le Chateau Rings 

After hunting high and low for the perfect black summer shorts, I purchased a linen-blend pair a few months back. I love the slouchy-ness and the light fabric so much I’m contemplating another pair. Aritzia is about to start their summer sale, I think it’s open to everyone starting June 23. I am also loving this pair.

These lace-up sandals are the Madewell Boardwalk Sandal, and even though I have bypassed sandals for sneakers the past few summers, I’m kind of loving these. They are currently 25% off with the code: UNIFORM. I went down half a size after reading several reviews. And I think it was the right decision. They just fit.

On a different note, I was just informed that my office has decided to make everyday denim day (with the exception of client meetings, presentations, etc.). I am pretty ecstatic, who doesn’t want more variety? I have yet to decide how much this is actually going to change what I wear to work, but I do imagine that I’d still be wearing “work” trousers/skirts at least a few times a week. It will also be interesting to see how people interpret these “casual” days. Sure we’re allowed denim, but what will my younger colleagues think that extends to? Leggings?  Hoodies? Yoga pants? If I worked in HR I think this would be a legitimate concern as I often see that many millennials don’t understand the concept of “business casual” entails, let alone “casual in the workplace” (um, belly tops? what?). We shall see.

Cape

I am fascinated by capes. I’ve had a belted wool cape jacket on my wish list for some time now, but I haven’t come across just the right one. But I saw this cape jacket online at the Zara website and I was in love. Such a dramatic topper. And while, such a piece doesn’t normally fit into my lifestyle, I still *had* to have it.

Cape Jacket + Shorts
Cape Jacket + ShortsZara Cape Jacket (similar and cheaper by Nasty Gal) / Jacob sleeveless button-down blouse (similar) / Ann Taylor Shorts (similar here or here) / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Aldo Minaudiere (cute alternative here)/ Aldo Cuff bracelet / Forever21 Rings / Express Necklace

Do you notice the funky tan lines on my feet? This was from a hot and sunny day in early March. I’m usually quite obsessive about applying sunscreen, but not realizing how hot it was going to be, I didn’t apply it on my feet where there was a gap between my cropped boyfriend jeans and my Vince slip-on sneakers. As a result of my neglect, I have this ridiculous tan line that I compare to the farmer’s tan. If any one has a suggestion on how to quickly fade sharp tan lines, I’d be thrilled to hear it!

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 GAP Field Jacket (Army green)(great alternatives here and here, or with leather sleeves, here!) /  Aritzia Bermuda Shorts / Vince Blair 5 Sneakers (take a half size down!) / J.Crew Gingham Shirt /  Aldo Praema Rings /  Lacoste Square Wayfarer L702S 

You’d never guess, because I can hardly believe it myself. This is my 500th post! 500 posts ago, I’m not sure I would have believed I would still be blogging, but here I am, in no small part to all of you who have supported me over the years, even through my long hiatus last year. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Also, some big changes are [hopefully] soon to happen, if I can just find some time and commit to it!

Now back to this post. I’ve owned these bermuda shorts for what has to be eight or so years now. Lately, I’ve seen them pop up in stores like Ann Taylor and BR as the “style of the moment” for shorts so I thought I’d break them out from storage and see if I could do something cool with them. I’m not really convinced, but what do you think?

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