Two is better than one

Everlane black silk top, Grana black silk shorts, Madewell 'Billie' boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Rompers are one of those articles of clothing that I never really understood. I have owned exactly one in my lifetime, and I hardly wore it because it fit me kind of strangely, the inseam was way too short and I'm pretty sure my butt hung out the bottom, and it was kind of weird to undress myself every time I used the restroom. Ever since I got rid of that one romper, I basically swore them off...

Until now. Just kidding. This isn't a romper. ;) I love how it looks like I'm wearing a romper even though I'm not. When I got my black silk Grana shorts, I had a feeling they'd go with my silk top from Everlane perfectly. I actually can't tell at all that the pieces are by two different brands; can you? They feel very similar in quality, too. I completed the look with my Madewell 'Billie' boots because black and cognac is one of my favorite color combinations. I felt very "pre-fall" in this outfit. ;)

P.S. Don't mind the slightly screwed up necklace string... I really thought I had fixed it before we shot photos. Oh well. That's what it looked like for most of the day, haha. #reallife

Faux romper: Black silk top + black silk shorts — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane black silk top, Grana black silk shorts, Madewell 'Billie' boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Faux romper: Black silk top + black silk shorts — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane black silk top, Grana black silk shorts, Madewell 'Billie' boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Everlane top / Grana shorts (last seen here; get 10% off your first order with my referral link) / Madewell boots (new version) / ModCloth necklace (similar from Forever 21) / Moorea Seal sunglasses (similar by Steve Madden)

21st grade

Denim vest outfit with floral dress and neutral sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Since Monday marked the official first day of the fall semester, I guess it also marked the beginning of my 21st year in school (um, what). That makes me feel so old, and I'm beyond ready for it to be my final year in school, haha!

This is the outfit I put together for what should be my last first day of school ever! Does the vest look familiar? I just featured it in my list of pre-fall favorites. I stopped by Madewell the same day that post went live and couldn't leave without it! I love it as a layer over dresses because of its cropped style. I decided to pull out an old favorite floral dress for a super girly look. I love how each first day of school is kind of like a rebirth; you can dress however you want and be whoever you want, and I decided to lean on the girly side of my style. :)

Summer outfit: Denim vest with floral dress — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest outfit with floral dress and neutral sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest layered over a floral dress — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Denim vest outfit with floral dress and neutral sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Madewell vest / Francesca's dress (old; similar formal option by Vince Camuto; last seen here) / Earthies sandals c/o (exact & on sale; last seen here) / Forever 21 earrings (old; similar) / Moorea Seal sunglasses (similar by Steve Madden)

Ready or not

Red stripes outfit with red mini skirt and tan Soludos espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Today marks the first day of fall semester at my university. What?! Summer went by so quickly! While my schedule doesn't change at all (I'm not taking any classes), it does mean campus will be crazy busy. I enjoyed the quiet while it lasted. ;) That said, I love the activities that come to campus in the fall, including football games and the weekly farmer's market.

I mentioned in my previous post that I've been struggling to come up with new outfit combinations now that we're nearing the end of summer. This outfit is one I've had saved in my list of outfit ideas for a couple of months now, and I'm so happy it cooled off enough to wear it. The top is actually a dress, so the double layers on bottom would not be comfortable on a really hot day. Don't these pieces go so well together?! The reds are nearly the same! I pulled the whole look together with my tan espadrilles because the cream ties match the stripes perfectly. 

Red stripes + red mini skirt + statement earrings — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red stripes outfit with red mini skirt and tan Soludos espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red stripes + red mini skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red stripes outfit with red mini skirt and tan Soludos espadrilles — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

ModCloth dress (old; similar from Madewell; last seen here) / Madewell skirt (old; similar by Topshop) / Soludos espadrilles via Shopbop (on sale; last seen here) / Banana Republic Factory earrings (old; last seen here) / Moorea Seal sunglasses (similar by Steve Madden)