You are what you love

Red floral top + navy linen pants + blush pink sandals summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red floral tank top summer outfit with navy linen — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy linen pants summer work outfit with red floral — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Who What Wear red floral top + J.Crew Factory blue linen pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane day crossover sandals in rose summer outfit with red floral — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album, Lover, dropped today, which I’m sure you’ve heard about by now. Have you listened to it yet?! (If not, the full album is available on YouTube!) As a self-proclaimed Swiftie, I’m obsessed. Right now, my favorite songs (in no particular order) are Lover, I Think He Knows, The Man, Paper Rings, and Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince…but honestly, it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down to only those five! What are your favorites?!

I put together this outfit yesterday in honor of the release of Lover. Pinkish-red floral print and blush fit the mood of the album, though I kind of wish I had worn my boyfriend jeans instead of these navy linen pants since the jeans are a light wash and better fit the mood, but oh well. The color blue is actually mentioned in quite a few songs so the navy still fits in that regard. ;) Funnily enough, one of my colleagues wore a very similar outfit to mine yesterday, but hers wasn’t in honor of Lover, haha.

Even though I had a short work week thanks to my trip to Minneapolis, it still felt long since I was so busy at work, and I’m really looking forward to the weekend! I’m really hoping to head down to the farmers market because the fresh produce is the best AND I can get myself a boba drink. Yum! And of course, I plan to listen to Lover a lot. Hope you have a great weekend! xo


OUTFIT DETAILS

Who What Wear for Target top / old; similar by Francesca’s or Old Navy (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory pants / exact (last seen here)
Everlane sandals / exact
ABLE earrings / exact style (receive $20 off your first purchase with my referral link)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Title lyrics & currently playing: Daylight by Taylor Swift

Life Lately #7

Rainbow dress + Boise Boba at the Saturday market — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I recently rediscovered my love of boba thanks to the boba trend that’s seemingly taken over Boise. It honestly seems like a new boba place opens every week! I tried a peach and strawberry smoothie with boba from Boise Boba the last time I was downtown for the Saturday farmers market and OMG. It’s my new favorite drink! I’m already planning to get another one this weekend. Are you a boba fan? What kind of drink do you like with boba?

P.S. My rainbow-striped dress from Madewell is now on sale (+ an extra 30% off!) or it’s also available from Nordstrom (who may price match if you ask!).

Korri and I were in Minneapolis last weekend to visit his parents and go to the Vikings preseason football game against the Seahawks (my boyfriend is a huge Seahawks fan; we went to the opening home game in Seattle last year!). Unfortunately, the Vikings won the game, but it didn’t matter since it was only a preseason game. ;) The U.S. Bank Stadium is a great stadium as far as professional football stadiums go. We saw Taylor Swift there almost a year ago so it was fun to be back!

Besides the game, we also stopped at the Mall of America, of course. (I made a return at Nordstrom and picked up this belt bag and another striped shirt from Madewell—both on sale.) We checked out the aircraft viewing area at the airport—so fun if you’re an aviation geek like I am—and grabbed some food at the Sandcastle restaurant at Lake Nokomis. We also rode the train to Minnehaha Park to check out the falls. You’d have no idea the falls were there! They’re hidden down in the park. It’s an absolutely gorgeous area. There were lots of people out enjoying the beautiful weather. We really got lucky with the weather with high 70s/low 80s and relatively low humidity by Minnesota standards. We did have storms one night, so Korri and I got to enjoy a nice lightning show.

Ice cream and wine flight at The STIL, Boise, Idaho — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I met up with a couple of girlfriends a couple of weeks ago to catch up on life at one of my favorite local spots, The STIL (short for the “sweetest things in life”), known for their fun flavors and alcohol-infused ice creams. The STIL features unique blends of ice cream, including varieties that are vegan and/or gluten-free. One of my favorite flavors is strawberry rosé, but this get together introduced my brand new favorite (non-alcoholic) flavor to me: almond creme, Oreo bits, and chunks of waffle cone. OMG, it is heaven! I’ve been craving that flavor basically nonstop since then.

We ordered an ice cream and wine flight to share (beer flights are also available) and got to pick the flavors of the ice cream and wine that we wanted. It was actually surprisingly tasty to pair the ice cream with wine! Korri and I go to The STIL often for a quick sweet treat (I got him hooked on the heavenly almond creme flavor) and I want to take him to get a flight when we have the time…hopefully sometime soon before summer is over!

Paperbag pants

Madewell drapey paperbag pants summer work outfit with linen tee and pink sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey linen tee summer work outfit with black paperbag pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane day crossover sandal in rose summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey linen tee + black paperbag pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black paperbag pants summer work outfit with linen tee and sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Did the paperbag waist trend in garments disappear for a couple of years and then come back, or did it never really die down and I just didn’t pay attention? It seems like the paperbag waist trend was big a few years ago (around the time I started blogging) and then kind of died down and ramped back up again this year. I’m not mad about it; I tested the waters with an old Madewell skirt a few years ago but never really dove into the trend until this year, and I’ve seen so many pairs of paperbag shorts and pants crop up. I rounded up some of my favorite pairs of pants below. Not surprisingly, Madewell has been killing it in the paperbag waist department; the pants I’m wearing here are so easy to wear and perfect for work!

I think paperbag waist shorts/pants/skirts/whatever work really well with the bodysuit trend that’s also reemerged in recent years. I haven’t really given bodysuits a try, but I’m thinking I may dip my toes in that trend too and pick one up that I can pair with these pants, high-rise jeans, and skirts. The thought of not having to re-tuck my shirt every time I use the restroom sounds very appealing. ;) Plus, some tops bunch, and those don’t look quite right with paperbag pants. Have you tried bodysuits? Do you have a favorite? I’ve been watching to see if any of these by Everlane pop back. I think the black and white stripes would look particularly cute with these black pants, and it has a snap closure so it doesn’t require undressing myself completely!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane tee / exact style or similar by J.Crew
Madewell pants / exact (similar styles below)
Everlane sandals / exact
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact