Hey guys, I'm back this week and I'm talking about a summer staple with a bit of a unique spin. That summer wardrobe staple is none other than LINEN!!!
Linen is a lightweight fabric that undeniably coincides with summer months and it's volcanic temperatures. Linen is designed to keep us cool. It usually comes in classic styles and shapes and is a bit understated design wise. You can also bet on linen items being in a more muted or neutral color palette such as whites, beige or khaki.
I found this beautiful bold, vertical striped grey and teal linen beauty at a Goodwill thrift store several years ago. The dress really stood out because it was reminiscent of the old vintage house dresses my great grandma would wear. I can literally see her stomping around the house going from room to room with the remote control or some other random object in those large front pockets of this dress.
Aside from the nostalgia associated with this dress, I knew that that alone wouldn't be enough to justify this purchase. My goal is always to imagine several ways to wear an item, but if it's thrifted or vintage, I have to create ways to modernize it. Figure out how to make the something old, a something new. Check out this dress worn on the blog a few years back (here).
I paired my linen dress with these chic little white mules that I recently scored at Forever 21. Mules in any color or style are a go for me, but it's so funny because I haven't always had an affinity for them. I actually hated them a few years ago, on the brink of their comeback. Now onto my necklace. I coveted it for months, and waited for it to go on sale, then finally I got it. It's so cool, and such a conversation piece.
I have unapologetically been into monochrome as of late. I don't really know if it's my personal style evolving or if the amount of stress in my personal life is causing me to subconsciously streamline my wardrobe. I do, however, know I love it and it makes me happy so that's how i'ma roll for now. Now onto the outfit, I am wearing shades of BLUE...with a hint of teal.
I scored this blouse at the Goodwill for a few buck, and I paired it with my Banana Republic stretch jeans. Pictured below, as you can see I am sporting these super cute beaded bracelets from Joseph Nogucci.