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Black and Tan

Ah booze. That’s how I got the title of today’s post. No, I’m not drunk; I was reminded of the drink of the same name (a combination of pale ale and dark beer) when I saw pictures of my outfit.

black and tan

sailor-inspired black and tan

Top with belt: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Watch: Emily the Strange
Shoes: Flexx

The stripes and cut of this top have a sailor-inspired feel. I’m not sure why. It’s not a boatneck and it’s not navy blue, but to me it feels nautical. I’ve noticed a shift in my attire lately. I’ve been gravitating to more neutrals. I wonder if it’s because of fall.

I also realized that I’m wearing the same color palette as I did a couple of weeks ago when I wore my tiger-striped top. I have on the same skirt, the same colors in my top, a watch instead of a cuff, and the same style shoes (in a different color). Funny.


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Savoring Summer

I know the last days of summer are upon us. But Seattle got such a slow start to the season that I don’t feel ready to give it up yet. Fortunately August and September have been terrific. I am still in full summer mode and went all out with pastels today.


blush and nude

Top: H&M
Skirt: Zand Amsterdam
Shades: Convenience store
Shoes: Flexx

This is my reversible skirt by Zand. The other side is decidedly more autumnal and I’ll likely wear it with tights and boot in the fall, which is technically today. Sure doesn’t feel like it!

I wore this blush top with silk shorts when I went to Fashion’s Night Out at The Bravern. The pink matched the pink swirls in the skirt. I think I like this combination even better than when I wore this skirt with brights.

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Street Style: Skirting the Issue

Cheryl and Dawn, two women at my work, have the same H&M circles skirt as I have. I hadn’t seen them in theirs recently so I decided it was safe to wear mine to the office. As soon as I did, I found Dawn wearing hers! Doh! Here’s Dawn with the skirt in pink.

pink circles

I love the white and pink combo. It’s so fresh and summery. I especially like how Dawn paired this outfit with a nude strappy sandal. They’re perfect. A white shoe would have been too matchy and a darker shoe would stand out too much.

After seeing Dawn in her skirt I realized a couple of things: First of all, it’s a great skirt and she wears it well. Secondly, the pink and white looks so different from the black and gray that I don’t think it’s worth worrying about who’s wearing what on which day. I’m going to wear mine whenever I want. And if I bump into Dawn or Cheryl wearing their skirts, well, I’ll be in good company.

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Days 28 to 30

Day 28: I wondered today how dressy I could make a simple t-shirt dress, so I threw on my nude heels and a metallic belt and grabbed this pashmina.

day 28

Dress: Express
Tank: Papaya
Belt: Target
Shoes: Nine West
Scarf: Walgreens

Day 29: I’m wearing my dotty dress again, but as a skirt with my teal T over it. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this top during the challenge. I’ll be happy to give it a break soon.

day 29

Top: H&M
Dress: Thrifted
Necklace: Swapped
Shoes: Timberland

Day 30: Final day! I went with warm tones today. The cardigan isn’t part of my 30 pieces, but I needed it to stay warm until the day heated up, which fortunately it did. I wouldn’t have normally worn a silk maxi skirt to work, but I was running out of combinations. I received a few compliments on it so it all worked out.

day 30

T-shirt: Victoria’s Secret
Cardigan: Thrifted
Skirt: Boutique in Portland
Necklace: Macy’s
Shoes: Naturalizer


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Days 19 to 21

Day 19: It’s finally nice enough to wear this Edun dress on its own (I wore it on day 6 as a tunic). It’s really comfortable, loose, and airy. I think this will be terrific no matter how hot it gets. I wore my nude heels for an elongating look and matched my bag to my shoes. I don’t usually do that, but the bag picked up the creamy tones that run through dress.

day 19

Dress: Edun
Purse: Shiraleah
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Premier Designs

Day 20: I’m wearing the polka dot dress today, and not as a skirt like I did on day 16. It’s made of a stretchy polyester and is really comfortable. I’m not sure if it has a 50s vibe or a French feel; either way, I like it. It was a thrift store find and it’s great for travel (wrinkle-free). I threw on a scarf/shawl type cover-up because it was a bit cool.

day 20

Dress: Thrifted
Wrap: Michael Stars
Shoes: Flexx
Bracelet: Claire’s

Day 21: Here’s the maxi from day 9. You can see why I didn’t wear it like this to the office. It’s a bit revealing, but for the Fourth of July, it seemed perfect. A relaxing outfit for a relaxing day. My sweet husband knows I’m not a sun lover so he found a shady park for us under Interstate 5. I hope all of my American readers had a good one! Here’s to independence!

day 21

Dress: Fred Meyer’s
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Earrings: Claire’s
Sunglasses: Convenience store
Sandals: Naturalizer


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