Prepare yourself because this post has a few extra pictures than normal. It’s actually kind of 3 shoots in one.
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft | Bag: Christian Siriano | Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s (so comfy!) | Watch: Anne Klein | Top: thrifted | Bralette: Urban Outfitters
I went thrifting the other day for grungy summer clothes for work and I’ve been like a little kid about it ever since wearing things every chance I get. I tried to buy simple staple pieces that could be worn in a bunch of different ways. This tan top was one of them. Along with the top I got a black spaghetti strapped loose tank, a navy netted tank, a jean vest, a teal suede skirt, and a pair of Levi’s cutoff shorts. I’m hoping to seriously amp up my summer wardrobe with these pieces.
This bralette is one of the halter ones that Urban Outfitters is selling right now and it is awesome! I didn’t think that any bralette would actually work to support my chest, but this one does!
Yes, I chopped most of my hair off. I actually wish I’d done it sooner because my long hair was so dead from an old bleach job, but everyone kept telling me to keep it long for summer. What I have to say about that is screw popular opinion! You know you best and if you keep ruminating on a possible hair cut or other change, go for it!
Pants and Shirt: Banana Republic | Shoes and Belt: Clarks | Socks: Brooks Brothers
This guy is my boyfriend Brando. He is a pharmacy major, therefore he spends a lot of time in slacks and button downs and ties. However today I told him to dress for a casual but nice dinner, so he ditched the tie. He chose to wear navy pants because it’s summer and navy is the perfect alternative to a heavy black pant. Combined with a classic white button down and a canvas belt, his look ended up being a bit nautical. His oxfords were the perfect shoe to keep the outfit dressed up but laid back because of the corduroy. And of course he added his signature quirky sock.
Today he graciously agreed to do a shoot with me to feature some insight into menswear. As a somewhat slimmer guy, he’s found that clothes from Banana Republic fit his frame quite well which is extremely important when wearing formal menswear. And ladies if your man is saying he can’t afford nice clothes, Banana has 40-60% off sales all the time. A baggy suit is usually an indicator of a lack of concern for ones appearance, which is a bad thing if you ever want to represent a company or even yourself. Nicely fitted clothes are definitely worth the few extra bucks.
I think I’ll keep him.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading!
[It’s Elementary, Dear]