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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Craving: Banana Republic Pleated Drapey Short

I’m always on the look out for a great pair of shorts. I own a pair of denim shorts, green shorts, and even a pair of tweed shorts, but I seem to lack a classic white or black pair. These Pleated Drapey Shorts have recently popped up on the Banana Republic website, and I’m itching to give these a try. They come in both regular and petite and are made of 91% polyester and 9% spandex.

Pleated Shorts

The regular price is $59.50, but today Banana Republic is offering 40% off your entire online purchase with code: BRFIND40.

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