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The Motion of the Ocean

The subject of today’s post is an outfit that just screams summer day with these blue and white shorts that remind me of the deep blue sea. I chose them for, yes, the color and I especially like the side zipper detail for a flat front look and I adore the scalloped hem on these shorts. These details dress up the shorts a bit. I paired them with a sleeveless cotton blouse and finished off the look with this fantastic fringed scarf. Scarves can be awesome in the summer too!! This one is such lightweight cotton. The white color is so crisp and the contrasting navy fringe makes this piece iconic summer in navy and white. I feel dressed up yet relaxed in this outfit that I pulled together from a combination of pieces that I purchased individually because I liked something about each one. They did not become an OOTD until they met in my closet :).

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Leather No Matter What the Weather

Yes, leather on a summer day, why not?! I adore leather and today I am wearing all leather.  This outfit is perfect for a quick trip into the city to see friends.  It is comfortable and can be worn from a mid-day café stop into the evening.  The leather sleeveless vest by Better B,  is being worn as a shirt and is paired with an all around pleated leather skirt in bone that has an easy elastic waist, perfect for an extra croissant at the café or maybe some gelato later in the day. It is made by Parker. The studded black leather Sam Edelman sandals work well in tandem with the biker/rocker feel of the vest. I’ve worn some of my favorite silver jewelry, including a three-inch wide fluid silver bracelet paired with a sterling bracelet that was my great grandmother’s.  I am wearing my Hoorsenbuhs multi finger chain ring in sterling as well.  I chose some large silver hoop earrings and have loosely pulled back my hair for the warm summer day/evening in the city.

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Vest: Better B.  (Similar HereSkirt: Parker (Sold Out)  |

ShoesSam Edelman RingHoorsenbuhs

Inspiration From Across the Pond

The inspiration for today’s post is a favorite designer of mine from across the pond, Burberry.  Burberry plaid is iconic and can be seen used in many ways.  It can be seen as a simple lining of a hooded garment, a contrasting pocket on a t-shirt or it can be used as an overall pattern as in a traditional kilt or even a cape.  No matter how it is used, it is always classic and simple.  Today I chose to wear such a classic women’s white blouse adorned with the Burberry trim peeking out from the lined placket, it is also used as a detail along the seam of the placket in a small welting down the front. I wear this shirt with so many things, but today I paired it with an easy but detailed pair of khaki linen shorts.  They are cuffed shorts in a longer length with a pleated waistband. They close with four covered buttons. All of these details, make them more of a dressy short.  I’m wearing vintage purple and gold earrings and a statement ring to keep the clean look.  I chose to carry a limited edition Burberry bag and am wearing Valentino flats.  I like this look because it is tailored, dressy and clean-looking. To Burberry I say, “Well done, you!”

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Shorts: Lucy and Co. | Shirt: Burberry | Shoes: Valentino | Earrings: Vintage | Purse: Burberry