I’m sorry, you guys. I’m sure you’re heartily sick of this dress by now. I am, too, kinda. Except that it’s a really, ridiculously flattering, ridiculously comfortable thing, and I just can’t stop wearing it. If we still had Target up here in Canada (sob), and if Merona had put out some new print version of this dress this summer, I would be buying multiples. Trust.
Also a great summer piece? This white flower necklace. So big, so “two years ago”, so cute. White is a lovely summer accent colour – it’s “light” and goes with everything. Ditto for flowers, of course.
I feel like I write this every month, but here goes anyway: June was busy, you guys. Between work, and the kids, and the house, and the blog, and the book I’m trying to cram in on top of everything else … I basically didn’t exhale all month. My husband and I had a lovely mini-break at the beginning of July, but now life is back to “hectic” mode. I just have to give up the idea that things will “settle down”, and embrace the madness.
What does all that have to do with my outfits? Not much, except for the fact that I rarely have any time to think about what I wear. Or what I buy. Or style in general. I’m just grateful that I have a wardrobe that functions well without requiring too much thought on my part. Coasting is the current name of my style game. With that, on to the outfits!
With everything going on in June, I’m pretty pleased with how the month’s outfits turned out. As always, seeing them all lined up puts them in a new perspective, but they were not altogether as heinous as they could have been. My favourite piece was probably the neon tweed J. Crew dress, with the floral Boden skirt a close second. And as much as I don’t like the quality of my blush pink Topshop blazer, it’s a great summer piece. My fave outfits were #1, #9, #11, #15 and #22.
I just want to take a quick sec to thank you guys for sticking with BCRL. I know that posting here has been increasingly sporadic, and I’m not as present as I’d like to be (in the comments here or in the comments of my fave blogs – you know who you are), but I truly appreciate your continued support and I love hearing from you. I do spend more time on IG these days – easy procrastination – so feel free to give me a shout there (or email me!) any time. Cheers!
I love this skirt so, so much but the fact that its colour palette is navy, red, and brown is not making my life too easy. Black is the backbone of my wardrobe, and … noticeably absent from this skirt’s print. My re-mixing options are, consequently, rather limited and mostly of the “one note” variety. Think “cream top or navy top?” and “brown shoes or red shoes?” How could I keep this outfit formula fresh?
Stripes, of course!
It helps that this old Gap top is that indeterminate colour that is either black or dark navy, but is best described as who-the-hell-knows. It works perfectly in this case! And I’m always happy when I can sneak in my fave florals-and-stripes combo into an office outfit without feeling like a fashun blogger fail come to life.