And after five months without an outfit post in sight, I bring you two in two weeks. What is even happening?! It's pure craziness, I know. The truth is that the delightfully warm weather and incredible scenery on our recent trip to Arizona made shooting easy, and I also got to wear pieces from my summer wardrobe, which is by far and away my favorite season for clothes. I do plan to bring back outfit posts about once a month as the weather continues to improve here in Chicagoland, but this two-outfits-in-two-week madness is a rarity that really only happened because of vacation.
Another reason for sharing this particular outfit (which is admittedly a pretty simple and straightforward day-to-day type of look and nothing all that exciting) is that I absolutely adore this dress and have worn it incessantly since I got it back in early March. It was an inexpensive, quick purchase that I got with a gift card while looking for some new duds to wear on our trip, and I didn't expect to like it so much. I have a thing for dresses that are on the shorter side with 3/4 sleeves, and I liked the boho vibe of the pattern, so I didn't even try it on in the store. But once I got it home, I was smitten. I wore it several times while we were in Scottsdale, and I've worn it with leggings quite a few times at home as well. It was a pleasant surprise type of piece - one of those articles of clothing that you aren't so sure of when you buy it thats ends up being one of your all-time favorites.
The rest of the look is pretty predictable for me: moccasins, round sunglasses, a leather bracelet, my trusty solar eco-watch, some handmade earrings, my favorite turquoise ring, and a floppy hat (which I'm just now realizing that I somehow ended up holding like a prop more than actually wearing in these photos). I'm not the most innovative dresser in that you don't see me taking major fashion risks outside of what I consider to be 'my style,' but I do know what I like. And this is an outfit that will undoubtedly continue to be on rotation for me well into the early autumn months, I'm sure.
Dress: F21 (similar) // Moccasins: ℅ Minnetonka // Hat: Target // Leather Bracelet: ℅ Lisa Leonard // Watch: ℅ Watchco // Ring: old // Sunglasses: UO
Do you have a favorite 'pleasant surprise' article of clothing - something that you grabbed off the rack with uncertainty but ended up loving and wearing often?
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