Nutmeg latte

White and nutmeg summer to fall work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane air ruched blouse summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Nisolo Lucia block heel sandal in nutmeg work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer to fall work outfit with white denim and brown tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I’m not actually sure that a nutmeg latte is a real thing, but that’s what I thought of when I put together this outfit that features a blend of summer whites and autumn browns. I’ve been wanting to wear my air ruched blouse and kick crop jeans together, and here is the first iteration! Though, the color of the top is throwing me off a little bit. The stripes are grey up close, but they definitely seem to photograph more blue to me. What color do you see?

I just received my Nisolo ‘Lucia’ sandals in nutmeg, and I love them! They’re my first purchase from Nisolo, and I’m thrilled to support the brand and their commitment to ethical and sustainable production practices. The nutmeg color is gorgeous and goes perfectly with my medium Transport tote (yep, it’s still my go-to tote for work!). I added the belt to really tie it all together. I’m happy I received the sandals in time to wear them before fall really kicks in, but I’m also sad that I won’t get to wear them more before fall kicks in! (Alexa, play Happy and Sad by Kacey Musgraves…) If you’re interested, the sandals are currently on sale, and I took my true size!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane top / exact (review here)
Everlane jeans / exact (limited sizes) or similar by Madewell
Nisolo heels / exact (on sale!)
Madewell belt / old; similar
Madwell tote / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

One and the same

Madewell blue striped crop shirt summer work outfit with Transport Tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue striped crop shirt summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Blue and cognac casual summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual summer Friday work outfit with blue striped crop shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport Tote summer outfit with striped tee and denim — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell tulip hem skinny jeans + Earth Ibiza slide sandal — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I’m unintentionally wearing almost exactly the same outfit that I wore and blogged a year ago… Everything is the same except for the top, which is a new addition I bought this month at the Mall of America (well, purchased in store but shipped to my house because it wasn’t in stock). Part of me is annoyed about my lack of originality, but part of me is pleased because I’ve pretty much nailed my personal style even if it is predictable.

I know I just blogged a different blue striped shirt a couple of weeks ago (eep), but I saw this one on the Madewell website and couldn’t get it out of my mind. I figured it was just different enough with its short sleeves, wider stripes, and cropped length to warrant adding it to my wardrobe…right? ;) I’m drawn to all of the cropped tops/shirts/sweaters right now because they play so nicely with the high-rise denim and pants that I also have been adding to my wardrobe recently! Speaking of, my summer clothing budget post will be published on Friday and I’m nervous to come clean about how much I’ve spent the past three months. Someone needs to hide my debit card!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell shirt / exact (on sale; also available from Nordstrom)
Madewell jeans / old; similar (on sale in limited sizes) or similar by Articles of Society
Earth sandals c/o / exact (on sale!) (last seen here)
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

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