Since the Summer 30×30 is officially wrapped up (and we got to move back upstairs after our flooring project), I officially am back to my full wardrobe. For summer, that doesn’t mean much will change. I have a couple more dresses and a lot more tank tops, but that’s about it.
Honestly, as I hung my tank tops all back in my closet I realize a lot of them are on the chopping block. I don’t love them. I just keep them so that when I wear my cutoffs and a tank it feels like a different outfit. But, I’m starting to realize that’s not necessary, especially if I’m not excited to wear them. I’d rather keep a few I love wearing and just accept repeating outfits as part of the deal.
As I picked outfits this week it was on my mind to select things that I hadn’t included in the challenge, but I really think I would have been just as happy continuing with those 24 items. I’ve got some outfits I love this week and some that make it look like I’m just surviving (which somedays is how I feel), but I liked sharing all of my outfits, for better or worse, during June and I’d like to try to keep up with it.
Ladies Night Out! After a day of touch up paint, assembling furniture, and hanging lights I got to spend the evening with 6 of my fave gals. We went to the I Love The 90’s concert (for the second year in a row) and had so. much. fun!
Since I had access to my full closet, I specifically chose something that I love for summer but that I didn’t include in the June challenge. I knotted my dress that I got from Imby last summer to wear with jeans. The dress also has super oversized armholes, so I used a small safety pin to close them up and make it more comfortable for me to wear. Since there was a lot going on with the shirt and bralette, I wore bigger earrings as my stand out accessory.
My sister did my #ootd pic and just made me laugh the whole time…I thought this little collage Google put together for me was kind of funny to show that!
Shoes (old, Target) // Earrings (c/o Nickel & Suede)
After a lot of searching and indecision, I ended up finding a closet unit that fit perfectly into a little ‘cove’ I have in my closet. I was planning to buy a dresser and set of shelves for inside our master closet, but had a hard time finding ones that made the best use of the space we have. I finally found something at IKEA, so I made my third trip in two weeks. My husband had the older 3, so my mom and I took Brynn.
When I went for the first time with the family a couple of weeks ago I wore this exact same outfit (which hubby now calls my IKEA dress). But, it’s comfortable and has pockets and requires zero fuss. I first had it on with my black Birkenstocks, but they felt too harsh, so I made a last minute change into my flip flops which are a warmer and softer color.
Tuesday // 4th of July
Happy Fourth of July!! Whew what a day. We had a big day at the pool, then straight to a family BBQ (with another pool), and then home for fireworks! The kids were so beat, but had such a fun day.
It was a scorcher, so this dress was perfect both for the weather and the color-scheme. I added my old flag flip flops and a star print chambray to make it feel more festive. I also managed to paint my nails red and white just in time for the occasion!
Oh, that holiday hangover. The kids were grumpy, I felt bloated, and all of the work around the house started to feel overwhelming (which totally comes and goes in waves). It was also over 100º, so that added to the low motivation of the day. We just hung out around the house, let the kids watch a mid-day movie (or 2) and recovered.
This dress was part of my Summer 30×30 until the last second, so it will definitely be a regular for the rest of the summer. I got it 2 years ago when I was a few weeks away from having Brynn and it was so loose and soft and cool. It’s been a regular in my summer wardrobe ever since. The all black does feel a bit harsh for summer, but I have a little side kick who is always a plethora of color and pattern to make up for my drabness 🙂
Still another hot and kind of blah day. We went to the park early early to beat the heat (and saw 2 huge Bull snakes…ick), treated the kids to some McD’s cones, and hung around the house.
I bought these shorts last summer on Poshmark and they’re just ok. I thought the color and loose fabric would solve my shorts-wearing woes, but I don’t find they’re nearly as comfortable as the Everlane ones I bought this summer. They’re hard to tuck into and the hem is always wrinkled over. I’m going to hang on them through the summer to see if they grow on me, but they’re on the chopping block for sure.
I took me until around 4:00 to finally get dressed. I worked out in the morning and then the plan was to go to the pool, so I decided not to change. But, then Brynn’s nap fell right around the time everyone else finally got ready for the pool so I stayed with her. I did some work staining and priming our stair railing.
I had one of those days that I was in a grumpy, grumpy mood for no reason. Luckily the afternoon cooled down, I finally showered and threw on some normal clothes, poured myself a drink and ordered a pizza and all was well.
I don’t think without completing the Summer 30×30 I would have been as likely to put on jeans and a cute tank for an afternoon sitting around the driveway enjoying a beverage while the kids played, but it definitely did help me get over my grumpiness. I didn’t do any makeup (thanks sunglasses) or hair, but it was just enough to feel a little better.
This is one of those ‘just surviving’ outfits and is essentially the same exact outfit as Thursday (welcome to my normal summer style). I knew we didn’t have much planned until afternoon and I was feeling sick of my other cutoffs, so I chopped a pair of old thrifted jeans I had. I’m so much more comfortable with more coverage, so I went with a longer length for this pair.
I just don’t know if they work or not? Are they the epitome of mom shorts or is there an element of coolness to them? I didn’t do anything to ‘style’ them today, but I’m wondering if I couldn’t just make them work with a little effort? Or are they just never going to look good? Either way, I loved the higher waist and thigh coverage for hanging around the house, so don’t be surprised if they show up again.
I had all but forgotten about this skirt I won a few years ago on an IG giveaway from Leanne Barlow. I rediscovered it as we had to empty out each and every closet for the floor update. I rarely wear it because we just don’t have that many events that require us to dress up.
Today I had a friend’s baby shower to go to, so I decided to pull out the big guns and wear my twirly skirt. I paired it with a striped tank, leather wrap bracelet, and clogs to tone down the dressiness of the skirt and I love it! I had so much fun wearing it, I’m wondering if I could pull it off for work?