Botanical

Tropical print shirt casual summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Amour Vert 'Riley' silk shirt in tropical — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Gold sandals summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Tropical print silk shirt summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer outfit with green shorts and gold sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

One of the most fun parts of being a style blogger is thinking of backgrounds that go with the outfit I'm wearing. Most of the time, I don't really care that much, but sometimes I have a vision in my head of the overall "look" I'm going for. For example, if it's something I wore to work, I typically want a more urban/industrial background. Since I wore my tropical-print shirt here, I figured it'd be fun to shoot with summer foliage—nothing tropical, though, since I'm in Idaho after all. ;) I was honestly surprised at how good these flowers looked after a couple weeks of temps at or above 100°F!

This outfit feels a little bit like a juxtaposition with the collared silk shirt and casual cotton-linen shorts. The shirt "dresses up" the shorts, while the shorts "dress down" the shirt. Add gold sandals for a little bit of fun and you got yourself an outfit! I've worn these sandals so much this summer. I love that they appear like a neutral against my skin tone (I haven't tanned at all!) and work well with any look. 


OUTFIT DETAILS

Amour Vert shirt / old; similar or similar
J.Crew Factory shorts / old; similar by Old Navy or Forever 21
Sandelles sandals / exact or similar from Nordstrom Rack
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Etsy
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Thunderbird

High rise shorts summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual summer outfit with sun hat — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped tee and denim shorts summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped tee and denim shorts summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Retro summer outfit with Thunderbird — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earthies Morolo sandals summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage 66 Thunderbird — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I've been blogging for nearly five years now, and never once did it cross my mind that I would ever do a photo shoot with a car. LOL. I shared the spotlight with a '66 Thunderbird—it's in Korri's family, so eventually it will end up with us. We were tasked with driving it around last weekend prior to it having the transmission rebuilt due to a leak. It recently had other repairs, and we had to make sure nothing else was wrong. Do you see how the window is down on the passenger side? Yeah, it got stuck down... (wasn't my fault, though, haha!). I was surprised at how well it drove considering its age! Though, it doesn't have working A/C so that was definitely not pleasant in 90°F+ heat. ;)

I thought it would be fun to shoot with the Thunderbird kind of out in the middle of nowhere, and I planned on a somewhat retro outfit for the occasion (though I think the shorts are the only thing that could possibly pass as retro). I love wearing heeled sandals with these shorts, especially these beige wedge sandals in particular, because my legs always feel super long. In hindsight, I probably would leave the hat behind, but only because it was crazy windy! The photos without me holding my hat were literally taken in 1-second spurts when the wind died down, and we got plenty of outtakes.

Hope you all have a great weekend! My 10-year high school reunion is this weekend. WHEW.


OUTFIT DETAILS

Grana tee / similar by Old Navy
ModCloth shorts / old; similar
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar by Bella Vita (last seen here)
Old Navy hat / old; similar from J.Crew Factory or Nordstrom Rack
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Shades of grey

Everlane kick crop jeans work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Olivia Moon grey blazer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer work outfit with grey blazer and side-tie tee — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey striped side tie tee outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey blazer, white denim summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

This post is short and sweet because I've been distracted by various shows on TV tonight. We're currently watching Alaska State Troopers—definitely not a show I thought I'd get sucked into but 40 minutes later and I'm just barely starting this post and haven't yet thought of a post title, haha! Sometimes the hardest part of putting together a post is actually writing it...and I've definitely been struggling with that part lately. (Note: We are still watching over an hour later...!)

I mentioned in my previous post that I've basically been putting together outfits by grabbing items from my closet that haven't been worn or featured on the blog in a while. This time, it was my grey striped side-tie tee and my grey blazer that I hadn't pulled out in a while. Turns out the striped tee pairs perfectly with my crop flare jeans from Everlane. I appreciate the side-tie, which isn't a look I'm normally drawn to but it does add some fun to a basic tee. I love the charcoal grey-on-light grey going on and how the blazer and black sandals add contrast without being too much. I'm sure I'll repeat this one in the future!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Olivia Moon blazer / similar or similar by Charlotte Russe
Amour Vert tee / old; similar by Lucky Brand (last seen here)
Everlane jeans / exact (review here)
Steve Madden sandals / old; similar
Kate Spade earrings / old; similar
Le Specs sunglasses / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact