July Style Sudoku: Outfits 6–10

After today, there are only three more days of my style sudoku! Last Friday, I shared my first five outfits, and now I’m back with my second batch of outfits. As always, you can keep up in real time by checking out my Instagram stories (and I will eventually save them all to my Style Sudoku highlight).


OUTFIT 6 • Friday, July 12th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 6 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Friday was HOT, so I broke out another skirt outfit. The tee is linen, and the skirt is a linen blend. I expected there to be heat at some point during these two weeks, so that’s why I picked multiple linen items for my sudoku! I have to be honest… It was a little weird wearing my hat inside my office, lol. I kept it on when I was at my desk but took it off when I was walking around. It’s definitely more suited for the outdoors. ;) Korri and I ended up going out to lunch, and I had my hat on but it was a little difficult to eat pho with a big hat getting in the way!

Weather: 99°F (37°C), dry with a shower in the evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

Old Navy hat / exact
Everlane tee / exact style or similar by Treasure & Bond (review here)
J.Crew Factory skirt / exact
Salt Water sandals / exact from Zappos
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 7 • Saturday, July 13th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 7 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Saturday started with a bike ride with my brother and his girlfriend to the farmer’s market. I didn’t wear this outfit because it would not have been comfortable for the ride, and I’m so glad I didn’t wear it because I sweat buckets. It was disgusting! I showered once we got back home and changed into this outfit to go out for happy hour. Since it was so hot, I ended up not wearing the cardigan out and just had it on at home (I’m the person that wears shorts and then curls up in a blanket on the couch because I’m cold, haha).

Weather: 98°F (37°C), dry with a shower in the evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

American Eagle cardigan / old; similar by Express
Grana tee / exact style or similar by Target
ModCloth shorts / exact
Everlane sandals / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 8 • Sunday, July 14th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 8 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Korri and I went out to brunch late on Sunday morning, and it was poised to be another warm day (story of our lives in July!). I kept cool with my linen tee and shorts. My wedge sandals dress this look up a little bit as far as Boise standards go. ;) I didn’t do much of anything else until heading out to the grocery store later in the evening. A gust front from a distant thunderstorm blew through and kicked up dust right as I was leaving the store, so it was fun trying to stay upright and keep dust out of my eyes while walking to the car carrying all the groceries. Haha! I was glad I didn’t wear my hat outfit!

Weather: 94°F (34°C), dry with gusty winds in the evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane tee / exact style or similar by Treasure & Bond (review here)
ModCloth shorts / exact
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
ABLE earrings / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 9 • Monday, July 15th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 9 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I was supposed to be on a week-long work trip starting today, but it was cancelled at the last minute. That probably worked out better as far as doing my sudoku goes! I’ve worn this blazer and shirt combination before so I knew it would work well here, even if the chambray shirt is a little warm for 90-degree heat. I like how this outfit isn’t matchy-matchy in the slightest: all the colors go together, but none of them are exactly the same, and it keeps things interesting. I realized that I’m not a huge fan of wearing long tops with these pants because I feel like my legs look shorter than usual…

Weather: 91°F (33°C), dry with some wind in the evening

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew Factory blazer / old; similar by J.Crew
Madewell shirt / similar by Velvet Heart
Everlane pants c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Earth flats c/o / exact style (limited sizes) or similar by Frye (last seen here)
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 10 • Tuesday, July 16th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 10 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I really like tucking this blouse into my boyfriend jeans, but it did not look this good in real life. Ha! The blouse didn’t stay tucked in the back for some reason, so I left it as a half-tuck. It’s a pain to get it just right, and using the restroom during the day didn’t help matters any. Wah-wah. I love pairing these jeans with these sandals, though. I wore this outfit with the hat (which I actually kept on for most of the day and got multiple comments on from coworkers…) because I got a massage and my hair always looks pretty gross after getting a head massage.

Weather: High of 86°F (30°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Old Navy hat / exact
Everlane
blouse c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Everlane jeans / similar by Old Navy
Everlane sandals / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

July Style Sudoku: Outfits 1–5

I’m nearly a week into my July style sudoku! The first few days always seem to go by so fast. As I did with my two previous style sudokus, I’m grouping the outfits into three posts starting with the first five outfits. Below, you’ll find all the details on what I wore on each day, the weather for that day, and my thoughts on each outfit and how well it worked for me.


OUTFIT 1 • Sunday, July 7th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 1 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Day one! I spent most of the day finalizing my style sudoku and doing other house things and didn’t leave the house until later. We headed over to my dad’s house for dinner and activities (dominos!) before swinging by the grocery store. Even though it was a warm day, we split our time between my parents’ backyard, which cools off quite a bit in the evening, and inside the air conditioning, so jeans were perfectly comfortable. I wanted to save my shorts outfits for future weekend days because those looked to be much hotter!

This outfit is not particularly groundbreaking and is probably not one I would blog on its own, but it is something I would throw on on any given day. Can’t ever go wrong with a plain white tee and comfy boyfriend jeans.

Weather: High of 86°F (30°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Grana tee / exact style or similar by Target
Everlane jeans / similar by Old Navy
Salt Water sandals / exact from Zappos
ABLE earrings / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 2 • Monday, July 8th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 2 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

There was a surprise on my commute to work: rain! That was definitely not in the forecast. ;) Luckily it wasn’t a heavy rain, and it had passed my office by the time I got there, so I didn’t ruin my pretty new Everlane sandals.

Speaking of, I know everyone and their mom has these crossover sandals…and I didn’t want to want them, but I was super curious after reading the rave reviews. I’ll add another rave review: the leather upper is so supple, and I love wearing these sandals. Yes, the sole is flat and not supportive, and because of that I wouldn’t wear these to walk long distances, but they’re amazing for short stints. I had to order a half size up after the order of my true size was cancelled, but they actually fit pretty well! I wish the leather was slightly snugger over my feet, but otherwise they’re great. Love them. I want to wear them everyday!

This monochrome green outfit is one of my “craziest” outfits of the style sudoku. Both the tee and the pants are also Everlane, so the greens go together pretty well. The blazer adds some contrast, and I’m a fan of the overall color scheme. It’s summery without being obviously summery, if that makes sense.

Weather: High of 85°F (29°C), sprinkles in the morning

OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew Factory blazer / old; similar by J.Crew
Everlane tee / exact style or similar by Treasure & Bond (review here)
Everlane pants c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Everlane sandals / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 3 • Tuesday, July 9th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 3 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

After work, I had plans to head to happy hour with my family so I picked an outfit that could easily go from desk to, well, happy hour! I think this is my favorite outfit of the sudoku so far. I love the floaty top tucked into the boyfriend jeans, and the sandals take this look from being casual to being just dressed up enough to be worn to a nice restaurant!

Weather: High of 88°F (31°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane blouse c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Everlane jeans / similar by Old Navy
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
ABLE earrings / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 4 • Wednesday, July 10th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 4 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Hot and dry is the name of the summer game here in Boise, ha. I decided this day would be a good day to pull out the cotton-linen skirt. I had three skirt outfit options to choose from and chose this one for the sandals and light cardigan. I didn’t really need the cardigan; our office A/C wasn’t running on overdrive for once, and I probably would have been fine without it. That said, I love feeling cozy and didn’t mind having it on inside. It definitely came off as soon as I stepped foot outside, though. Whew!

I stopped by my dad’s house later in the evening to hang out and bid farewell to my brother, who was preparing to leave for his third year of college. (Where does the time go?) The cardigan definitely came in handy for lounging around and snacking while they packed up the trailer.

Weather: High of 95°F (35°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

American Eagle cardigan / old; similar by Express
Grana tee / exact style or similar by Target
J.Crew Factory skirt / exact
Salt Water sandals / exact from Zappos
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 5 • Thursday, July 11th

July Style Sudoku: Outfit 5 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

To avoid wearing my skirt to work for a second day in a row, I went with another outfit with the airy blouse. I was inside all day but I definitely would have opted for a skirt or shorts if I was going to be outside for long since it was another hot day! When I picked this blouse and these pants as part of my collaboration with Everlane, I thought they would make the perfect outfit…and I still agree with that assessment. I love a good billowy blouse tucked into a high-rise. :)

Weather: High of 96°F (36°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane blouse c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Everlane pants c/o / exact (review here; last seen here)
Earth flats c/o / exact style (limited sizes) or similar by Frye (last seen here)
ABLE earrings / exact
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Linen head to toe

Summer workwear with linen blend green tank top and navy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy cotton-linen pants summer work outfit with green linen tank top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer workwear outfit with green linen top and navy linen pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer work outfit with green linen blend top and navy cotton-linen pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I think I say this every year, but I truly can’t believe I lived without linen for the majority of my life. I didn’t really “discover” linen until I started following blogs a few years ago. All I knew about linen up until then was that’s what the closet filled with extra towels and bedsheets in my childhood home was called. I knew nothing about the actual fabric that one can wear, especially on hot summer days. How did I ever survive summers without it? Up next on my linen wish list: linen sheets. They sound dreamy!

It’s only natural for me to wear head to toe linen as an ode to my favorite summer fabric. Though, technically, both the top and the pants are linen blends (the pants are cotton-linen). This loose-on-top and loose-on-bottom silhouette is not one I normally go for, but it adds to the relaxed, imperfect feel of the fabric. And yes, linen wrinkles a ton—you learn to embrace it! :) I picked the navy pants specifically to conceal wrinkles, so if linen is something you want to try but aren’t sure about the wrinkles, start with a darker color first.

Catch me later this summer (when it’s 100°F, bleh) repeating this outfit and pairing these pants with all of the other linen tees and shirts in my closet. Can’t stop, won’t stop. ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo top / similar by Old Navy or Banana Republic (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory pants / exact (last seen here)
Target sandals / old; similar by Steve Madden in cognac or tan
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Madewell tote / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact