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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.

pastels

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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Days 22 to 24

Day 22: I wore this bright shirt with my denim capris today. It’s a loose, cool top, suitable for warmer days. As an added bonus, it’s nice and billowy so you can’t tell that I had too much sushi for dinner!

day 22

Top: Macy’s
Jeans: True Originals
Shoes: Payless
Bracelets: Claire’s

Day 23: My bright pink dress is back. I wore it with boots on day 10, but I was glad to ditch those today. I paired it with a blue tank and belt. My necklace is a piece of a butterfly wing encased in glass. Now that I write about it, it sounds kind of morbid, but no butterflies were harmed for the making of the necklace (They died of natural causes? Yikes! I’m digging myself in deeper). The money raised goes to help conservation efforts. Tha’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

day 23

Dress: Express
Tank: Wet Seal
Belt: Steve Madden
Shoes: Timberland
Necklace: Shirazi

Day 24: I’m wearing my reversible skirt again, this time with a sequined tank. It’s a lot of white for one outfit, but it felt fresh and summery. The cardigan isn’t part of the 30 pieces; I wore it in the morning while it was still cool and removed it later in the day.

day 24

Cardigan: Nordstrom
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: Zand Amsterdam
Sunglasses: Target
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bag: Shiraleah

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Days 13 to 15

Day 13: I went for brunch with Mr. Jean of all Trades today. The sun was shining and we actually ate outside. So nice! I paired the white jeans with a bright green top. I wore my yellow sandals and carried my Shiraleah vegan cross-body bag. I’m really surprised at how much these yellow shoes go with.

day 13

Top: H&M
Jeans:Lucky Brand
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bag: Shiraleah
Sunglasses: Target

Day 14: Here’s my reversible skirt (the same one I wore on Day 8). The other side has an Indian-inspired print; this one has cartoon characters and is Japanese-inspired. I wore this top for Day 3, which also happened to be the Bloggers Do It Better Neon + Neutral challenge.

day 14

Top: JC Penneys
Skirt: Zand Amsterdam
Shoes: Naturalizer
Bag: Snap Design

Day 15: Halfway thought the challenge (not that I’m counting)! This is the tunic I wore on Day 5, but today I paired it with the gray jeans from Day 6. You can see the repeats now, although I still have one dress I have yet to debut.

day 15

Tunic: Damselfly
Jeans: Bluenotes
Belt: Thrifted
Cuff: Thrifted
Bag: Snap Design
Shoes: Timberland

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Shopping with Friends in Santa Fe

Arriving in New Mexico was terrific. The sky was blue, and the temperatures were in the high-70s. After eight months of winter, my three Seattleite friends and I deserved a break from the rain.

We ditched our dreary, dull NW clothes and arrived in NM with our luggage full of sunny SW colors. On our first morning, Cheryl and I climbed a hill with a nice vista of Santa Fe. It was windy, but gorgeous. Cheryl wore a bright orange sun dress with embroidered accents at the waist and paired it with braided strappy sandals and a coordinating brown Hobo bag.

orange dress

Dress: Max Studio
Sandals: Madden Girl
Cross-body bag: Hobo (at Burnt Sugar)

Here I am on the same hill. I chose a sunny marigold tank top and a reversible skirt. This side, with its orange, green and gold florals, looked nice next to Cheryl’s orange dress.

reversible skirt

Tank: Wet Seal
Purse: Coach (via thrifted)
Reversible skirt: Zand
Sandals: Naturalizer
Sunglasses: Target

Later, we met up with our friend, Autumn, who embraced the southwest vibe with a turquoise tank and matching pedicure. We were on the Turquoise Trail after all! Jewelry purchases wouldn’t be far behind.

turquoise tank

We walked to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market where we found pastries, herbs, jewelry, paintings, textiles and yarn, and lots of other neat things. Cheryl grabbed coffee that even a Seattle coffee connoisseur would approve of, and I found a giant goose egg!

goose egg

Jacket: Betsey Johnson via thrifted
Earrings: Shirazi

We walked back to Santa Fe’s plaza, where we found more street vendors, musicians and dancers, and our other friend, Laura. Laura wore a sky blue dress, white cardigan, and black accents. From afar, you might not be able to see the neat bee and honeycomb design on the dress, but check it out in the close-up. It’s really unique!

blue dress

bee dress

Dress: Smoking Lily

By the end of our day, we all had jewelry (among other purchases). I’ll devote an entire post to all the great accessories we scored in Santa Fe. But first I have to finish start tomorrow’s post about the Santa Fe art scene.

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