Hardly workin'

Tropical print shirt, skinny jeans, blue sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Amour Vert Riley tropical print shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer work outfit with tropical print and skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Tropical print shirt summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earthies Saletto caged sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Working in the summer is hard, especially because the sun is up for so long, and when the weather is nice, I'd personally much rather be spending time doing anything other than working. That's one thing I miss about my younger days: not having to go to school or work in the summer. I think the last summer I didn't work was the summer before my junior year of high school. I did have a volunteer position at the local weather service office at the time, but that was only for a few hours a week, so it didn't feel like "real work". I had a job the summer before my senior year, and then I worked through college. Grad school, of course, didn't allow for summers off. ;) And now I'll be working until I retire!

It's also difficult to dress for work in the summer. My previous summer uniform looked a little bit different than what I wear to work nowadays. Now, my uniform looks more like this: a sleeveless top, skinny jeans, sandals, and a cardigan to keep warm in the A/C (not pictured). I'm actually on the hunt for more summer-appropriate (and layer-able) tops to wear. I keep cycling through the few I have! This tropical-print shirt has seen the light a few days this spring and summer, and I've been wearing my newest pair of skinny jeans to death (but not really—they're holding up great). I've said it before and I'll say it again: thank goodness we are allowed to wear jeans at work! It's much easier to dress myself when I have all of my pant and jean options available to me, haha.


Amour Vert shirt / old; similar or similar by Brooks Brothers (dark print) (last seen here)
Madewell jeans / similar options from Nordstrom: 1 / 2 (distressed)
Earthies sandals c/o / exact (on sale in limited sizes) or similar by Bearpaw (last seen here)
Madewell tote / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact