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8/31/2019

Hotter Than You Think



An outfit consisting of a black wide brim hat, a 3/4 sleeve white and black turtleneck top tucked into a mustard yellow mini skater skirt with black Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim hat, a 3/4 sleeve white and black turtleneck top tucked into a mustard yellow mini skater skirt with black Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim hat, a 3/4 sleeve white and black turtleneck top tucked into a mustard yellow mini skater skirt with black Chelsea boots.

Wearing:
Thrifted Hat
Thrifted top
Thrifted Skirt
Old Chelsea Boots

Why oh why did I think wearing a turtleneck in August was a good idea? Newsflash, Katie, the last day of August is still muggy and hot, turtlenecks are not needed.




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8/30/2019

Leopard and Lace


An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, a sleeveless white lack dress worn as a top, a leopard print scarf worn as a skirt and brown d'orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, a sleeveless white lack dress worn as a top, a leopard print scarf worn as a skirt and brown d'orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, a sleeveless white lack dress worn as a top, a leopard print scarf worn as a skirt and brown d'orsay flats.




Wearing:
Old Target Panama hat
Old Lace Dress as Top
Old Scarf as Skirt
Target d'Orsay Flats


Three cheers to the three day weekend! Except I still have to work Monday, so, it's not a three day weekend of me.

Lace and leopard are a match made in heaven and I don't even need to explain why I styled them together. Just add leather and you have a classic cool girl outfit, but it's a bit too hot for leather, so lets go for brown accents to summerize the look.




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8/29/2019

Still Too Hot For Linen


An outfit consisting of a straw boater hat, a golden brown collared button down long sleeve linen dress, worn as a blouse, a patterned maxi skirt and black Chelsea Boots.


Wearing:
Old Sun Hat
Old Roolee Linen Dress as Top
Old Skirt
Old Chelsea Boots


I just want to layers, guys. Dresses under skirts with tights and cardigans...ugh. I know it's basic to love fall, but it's just fast approaching and that's all I want.

Plus, I never claimed to not be basic. I don't think there is anything wrong with liking what other people like, and doing what other people do. If you base your life around being basic versus being more complex, I feel like you're not being yourself. If you have to force yourself to like things for the sake of being a more complex, unique person, than I think you're building yourself up to not actually being yourself. If you like Pumpkin Spice than drink it. If you like fall than proclaim it. Life is too short to try to be someone you're not.

That's a lot of words for saying it's okay to like fall.



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8/28/2019

Layer to Make it Better



An outfit consisting of a yellow flounce short sleeve dress, black spaghetti strap dress over top, belted at the waist, with black caged open toe slide sandals.

Wearing:
Thrifted Yellow Dress
Thrifted Black Dress
Thrifted Sandals


Layering makes it seem like you know what you're doing. Layering is the number one consistent thing that I do in my outfits. I like to layer interest under plain, and I like to layer collars under collarless, and I like to put jackets, cardigans and shawls over complete outfits, and it just takes your outfit to the next level.

Of course, it is too hot to don any of the aforementioned outerwear, so I have to scratch the itch with just layering lightweight dresses, but hey, it works!




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8/27/2019

Bumblebee


An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black peasant blouse with a keyhole cut out in the front, a mustard yellow skater skirt and black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black peasant blouse with a keyhole cut out in the front, a mustard yellow skater skirt and black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black peasant blouse with a keyhole cut out in the front, a mustard yellow skater skirt and black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black peasant blouse with a keyhole cut out in the front, a mustard yellow skater skirt and black heeled Chelsea boots.




Wearing:
Old hat
Old Thrifted Blouse
Old Skirt
Old Boots
I know it's false fall right now, but let me live a little.


So, Pumpkin Spice Latte made it's yearly debut today, so it's not only me who is in that fall mood. I don't like pumpkin spice--apple cider for life--but it's just a reminder that fall is closer than we think!




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8/25/2019

Relish in the Summertime




An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black and white dotted neck scarf, a yellow short sleeve flounce dress, a black and silver double buckle belt and black chunky boots.

An outfit consisting of a black wide brim fedora, a black and white dotted neck scarf, a yellow short sleeve flounce dress, a black and silver double buckle belt and black chunky boots.


Wearing:
Old Hat
Thrifted Neckscarf
Thrifted/Gifted Dress
Gifted Belt
Thrifted Boots

Summertime is coming to an end and the chilly wind is evident of that. It may only be in the high 70s today, but the wind made it feel much cooler.

I love summer items in fall colors, and this dress is going to be perfect with tights when the weather gets too cold for bare legs!




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8/24/2019

Grocery Shopping Chic


An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, dusty pink "kimono" with black lace trim, olive green mini dress, and brown d'orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, dusty pink "kimono" with black lace trim, olive green mini dress, and brown d'orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, dusty pink "kimono" with black lace trim, olive green mini dress, and brown d'orsay flats.

Wearing:
Old Target Panama Hat
Old Dress
Old "Kimono"
Target d'Orsay Flats

Why yes, I do wear things like this while grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is a necessary evil in the world, and though I could pay for someone else to do it (no thanks), I would rather just do it myself. And, why would I dress any differently at a grocery store than any other place?

I love pink and green together, especially olive dress and pastel pink. It's borderline too Spring-y for this time of year, but I like it nonetheless!





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8/23/2019

Bring the Fall In


An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, yellow 3/4 length sleeve top, black pleated mini skirt, and brown d'Orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, yellow 3/4 length sleeve top, black pleated mini skirt, and brown d'Orsay flats.


Wearing:
Old Panama Hat
Old Forever 21 Top
Old Torrid Skirt
Target d'Orsay Flats


I'm starting to bring a little of my fall wardrobe into my late summer wardrobe, piece by piece, like this yellowy brown basic top. Well, it looks basic from the front but it has faux suede cording on the back that laces up. I paired it with a safe color, black, and added browns to ground the yellow and black. The thing about this outfit is, though it's fall inspired, it's still wildly appropriate for summer. The sleeves are 3/4 length, it's lightweight, the skirt is lightweight, so no melting for the sake of style here!






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8/22/2019

Summer Evenings

An outfit consisting of a long sleeve dotted coral wrap dress with a denim circle skirt over it and brown d'orsay flats.

An outfit consisting of a long sleeve dotted coral wrap dress with a denim circle skirt over it and brown d'orsay flats.


Wearing:
Thrifted Wrap Dress as Top
Thrifted Denim Skirt
Target d'Orsay Flats


On Instagram I asked the world how to style a wrap dress and the world said, basically, "however you like", so that's what I did. I don't like garments that aren't multi-functional. Can I layer them? Are they multi-seasonal? If I can't think of how to wear something more than one way, it's not for me, so I'm glad I stuck to myself and styled it the way I would, with a skirt!




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8/21/2019

Deceptively Cool

An outfit consisting of black wide brim fedora, a pastel pink with black lace trim kimono style cardigan crossed and tucked into a black pleated mini skirt with black loafers.

An outfit consisting of black wide brim fedora, a pastel pink with black lace trim kimono style cardigan crossed and tucked into a black pleated mini skirt with black loafers.

An outfit consisting of black wide brim fedora, a pastel pink with black lace trim kimono style cardigan crossed and tucked into a black pleated mini skirt with black loafers.


Wearing:
Old Target Hat
Old "Kimono" Worn as Wrap Top
Old Torrid Skirt
Old Loafers

It looks like this outfit would be too hot to wear, but these layers are actually super light.

Layering in the summer can be a challenge, but just know this: you can take off your layers. I know, right? Mindblowing. People in real life ask me all the time if I'm hot when I wear layers.  Firstly, yes, absolutely, thanks for noticing, and secondly, if i'm too hot I just take the layers off. If this outfit was too hot for me, which it wasn't, I would just take off the "kimono" I'm wearing as a top. I have a flowy pink camisole underneath it and I would be just fine!





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8/20/2019

Casual Brunch

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, white lace short sleeve blouse, an olive green spaghetti strap short dress and brown corset lace up sandals.

An outfit consisting of a brown panama hat, white lace short sleeve blouse, an olive green spaghetti strap short dress and brown corset lace up sandals.


Wearing:
Old Target Panama Hat
Old Lace Blouse
Old Forever 21 Dress
Thrifted Sandals


Much to my dismay, it is still the 90s outside, so I decided to take the temperature reading as inspiration for today's outfit.

When you're an early morning telecommuter for work, it is the little things that make a day seem more normal. For me, it's brunch as a lunch. And, when you work from home, you can wear whatever you want, like a 90s style spaghetti-strap-dress-over-short-sleeve-top look. It was perfect for a brunch of toast and poached eggs on arugula. Insert chefs kiss here.





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8/19/2019

Wrap it Up



An outfit consisting of a straw sun hat, a coral long sleeve dotted midi wrap dress, and silver knot sandals.

An outfit consisting of a straw sun hat, a coral long sleeve dotted midi wrap dress, and silver knot sandals.

An outfit consisting of a straw sun hat, a coral long sleeve dotted midi wrap dress, and silver knot sandals.



Wearing:
Old Altar'd State Hat
Thrifted Dress
Thrifted Sandals



So, wrap dresses are a thing. I don't know how exactly I feel about them being a thing on me, but I think I like it.

I have avoided wrap dresses in the past because it seems like they're the plus size default basic dress. Have a fat stomach? Throw a flowy wrap dress over it. And, don't get me wrong, plus size women look fantastic in wrap dresses, I just don't know if I do.

How do you style them? Can you layer them? Do you tie the tie on the side like I did, or do you tie them in the front or back? Can I use a different belt? So many questions!



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8/18/2019

Golden Summer



An outfit consisting of a black oversize fedora, yellow neck scarf, white ruffled off the shoulder blouse tucked into a golden yellow mini skater skirt with black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black oversize fedora, yellow neck scarf, white ruffled off the shoulder blouse tucked into a golden yellow mini skater skirt with black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black oversize fedora, yellow neck scarf, white ruffled off the shoulder blouse tucked into a golden yellow mini skater skirt with black heeled Chelsea boots.

An outfit consisting of a black oversize fedora, yellow neck scarf, white ruffled off the shoulder blouse tucked into a golden yellow mini skater skirt with black heeled Chelsea boots.



Wearing:
Old Forever 21 Hat
Old Forever 21 Top
Old Thrifted Skirt
Old Target Boots

I like to wear yellow on the dreariest days. It's been off and on storming today and the yellow just helps to brighten my mood. No wonder yellow is my favorite color.

I recently started to post everyday on Instagram and I want to try to blog everyday too. It's going to be hard and I'm going to undeniably miss a day here or there, but I want to make a conscious effort to post more!




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8/17/2019

Date Night Drama

An outfit consisting of an oversized black floppy hat, a pastel pink lace scarf tied in a bow around the neck, a black long sleeve sheer dress with red, yellow and pink microfloral motif, and black buckle ankle booties.

Add a little drama to your date night outfit.

8/09/2019

Indiana State Fair

An outfit consisting of a straw wide brim boater hat, a ruffled white off the shoulder blouse tucked into a knee length denim circle skirt and white canvas shoes.


The state fair as always had a special place in my heart growing up, because it meant the return of school, the return of fall and the end of summer. August, to me, is the beginning of the fall, and though I'm about actually about month off from that, I still can't shake it.

An outfit consisting of a straw wide brim boater hat, a ruffled white off the shoulder blouse tucked into a knee length denim circle skirt and white canvas shoes.

An outfit consisting of a straw wide brim boater hat, a ruffled white off the shoulder blouse tucked into a knee length denim circle skirt and white canvas shoes.

An outfit consisting of a straw wide brim boater hat, a ruffled white off the shoulder blouse tucked into a knee length denim circle skirt and white canvas shoes.

Wearing:
Old Sun Hat
Old Off the Shoulder Top
Thrifted Skirt
Thrifted Canvas Shoes

The fair is filled with bad-for-you foods and rides that may not be the best to be riding after those foods, but it's nostalgic for me. I love the sweet lemonades and milk stand, the Indiana gown corn elotes and the non-competitive dog shows. The midway rides peering over the Midway sign and the gravel that finds its way into your shoes even though you know you didn't walk through gravel. It's the end of summer balled up into a 17 day end of summer celebration.

The key to surviving the fair is to wear socks with your shoes and to wear sun screen, which I'm glad I did both. I wanted to wear something summery but also comfortable, so I paired my loved off the shoulder blouse with a denim circle skirt I recently thrifted, along with my casual white canvas shoes. Summery? Check. Comfy? Check. Socks with shoes? Check.

What event happens that signifies the end of summer to you?




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