National Pink Day

White lace top, pink skinny jeans, dusty blue caged sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Lilly for Target white crochet tank top outfit with pink skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer outfit with pink jeans and blue caged sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans outfit with white lace tank top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blush pink skinny jeans outfit with white lace top and blue sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Yesterday was apparently National Pink Day, and I had no idea until I saw Nicole mention it on Instagram! (Of course, it was hours after her photo went up because of the stupid algorithm...sigh.) Still, I thought it was a weird coincidence that I wore pink for the first time in what seems like forever on National Pink Day. ;)

I've been wanting to pair my blush pink skinny jeans with my dusty blue sandals since I acquired them! I thought I'd wear them together in the spring, but it never happened, so I'm glad I got the chance before fall came back around (as much as I think I'd wear this combo in the fall, I'm such a huge fan of darker jewel tones that this outfit would have been pushed to next spring if I didn't wear it now, haha). I kept the color combination simple by adding the white tank. I'm kind of thinking I'd like more variety in tank tops... I at least need more options in white/ivory since I wear this one so much!

Hope you're having a great weekend! :) It's quite a hot one here and we still don't have the key card to the pool in our community. (Boo!)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Lilly Pulitzer for Target top / old; similar from Macy's (last seen here)
Grana jeans / exact (last seen here; use my referral link for 10% off your first purchase)
Earthies sandals c/o / exact from Nordstrom or Zappos (last seen here)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

To keep or not to keep?

Teal dress outfit with denim vest and espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Soludos leather espadrilles outfit with teal dress and denim vest — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest summer outfit with teal dress and tan espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell pocket denim vest outfit with textured dress — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest, textured dress, tan Soludos espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I've decided to make it a point to style some of the items I've had for a while but haven't worn much and can't seem to part with just yet. This dress is one of those items. I can't even remember when I got it, but I do know it has only been worn a handful of times (last featured here February 2015). I used to be a die-hard fan of fit-and-flare dresses. They were pretty much all I wore for while, but now I'm not as enamored with them. They feel too sweet and less like "me" nowadays. I put this on yesterday, but even with the vest and espadrilles, it still didn't feel quite right... My boyfriend, on the other hand, really likes it because it's different from the rest of my closet.

I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to hold onto these items that I still love in theory but don't love as much on me and don't really fit into what I consider to be my personal style. I also might be transitioning into more of a "professional" wardrobe in the future and thus won't be wearing my casual clothes as much (which is basically my entire closet right now). What are your thoughts on keeping items like this?


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell vest / exact (last seen here)
Target dress / old; shop all Target dresses (last seen here)
Soludos espadrilles / exact (limited sizes) or similar (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Basic is my middle name

Simple casual summer outfit with grey linen tee and denim skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane linen scoopneck tee outfit with denim mini skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer casual outfit with linen tee and denim button-up skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey linen tee + denim mini skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim mini skirt outfit with black bag and black sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Summer is in full swing around these parts! I'm still trying to get used to the 90°+ heat, to be honest. I forgot how quickly one sweats when it's this warm out... #tmi (We even shot these photos well into the evening and it was still so hot!)

As you know, I live in linen in the summer. It's the best fabric for keeping cool, in my opinion. I found that while I own both linen tees and linen shirts, I prefer the feel of linen tees. Plus, they're easy to wear, and these linen tees from Everlane don't seem to hold in wrinkles as much as my linen shirts (by Uniqlo). I decided to pair this linen tee with a denim skirt which may not have been the best choice when it was so warm. ;) I added basic black accessories to finish this already basic look because I don't like to think too hard about my outfits in the summer!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane tee / exact
Grana skirt / similar by Forever 21 (last seen here)
Steve Madden sandals / similar
Halogen bag / old; similar
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact