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

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

Summer palette

Blue and white summer color palette with gold sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue striped button-down shirt with white denim — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane kick crop jeans in bone summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue stripes and white denim for summer — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue stripes, white denim, gold sandals summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Nothing screams “IT’S SUMMER!” to me quite like a blue and white outfit combination. It’s clean, it’s crisp, it’s classic…and it’s a favorite of mine! (The gold takes it up a notch.) I’ve worn this shirt with white denim before, but I’m a fan of the kick crop silhouette here. Even though I’m still a skinny jeans fan, the kick crop denim adds a bit more personality than just your standard skinny jeans. I’m happy I started exploring new denim silhouettes; I’m on the lookout for more to add to my wardrobe. Maybe a straight leg silhouette next? Do you have any favorites right now?

A fun outfit fact: I wore this outfit on what happened to be my colleague’s birthday, and we celebrated with some homemade pie in the office. I was planning to shoot this outfit later that evening. I managed to eat a slice of berry (!) pie with my hands while standing and holding it in a paper towel and did not get a single drop of berry on myself. I call that a WIN! Truly, I’m the worst at staining some part of my outfit, especially when I plan to shoot said outfit that day…haha. Usually the culprit is yogurt (been there, done that) or oil from salad dressing. I probably should have purchased a lottery ticket, but I didn’t want to push my luck too much! ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew shirt / old; similar by Aerie or Joe’s Jeans
Everlane jeans / exact (review here) or similar by Banana Republic
J.Crew Factory sandals / exact
ABLE earrings / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact