It’s official: summer clothes are here to stay!
I love the time of year when you do not have to check the weather before getting dressed in the morning. It’s either hot or cold, so you can pretty much nail your outfit without thinking. The biggest glitch Mother Nature can throw your way is some precipitation.
A warm weather fan at heart, I absolutely loved soaking up the sun this weekend with my friend Emma who was in town visiting from New York City. We essentially hopped from one DMV waterfront to the next—more on our adventures next week!—and didn’t go too long between cold ones.
And, of course, we had to hit up the amazing Memorial Day sales.
LOFT is one store I’ve loved since high school. And I seem to be in good company when it comes to that opinion—my blogger friends, coworkers, college pals, and even my Mom love it, too!
Known for their sales, the one this past weekend was particularly good because the clearance rack was a jackpot. 40% off already-on-sale items? I’ll take it.
In addition to this white clutch—so appropriate for the first weekend of summer!—I picked up this Bombay blue strappy cami, perfect for the hot, humid days ahead. Emma snagged one, too, and we both think it will be super versatile this summer.
Paired with my go-to summer pencil skirt here, I could easily throw a cardigan over the look for the office and lose it later for drinks with the girls. For a more casual look on weekends, it’d pair up great with white shorts or pants. Emma styled hers with a yellow skirt that looked ah-mazing if color is more your thing.
No matter how you style it, you can’t go wrong—this is not your high school cami.
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Trina Turk Pyramid Stick Earrings
Dogeared Pearl Necklace
LOFT Bombay Blue Strappy Cami
Ann Taylor Pencil Skirt—old, similar here
Forever 21 Stackable Bracelets—old, similar here
Vince Camuto Wedges—old, similar here
Photos by Alicia Tenise
blue and white is my new obsession! this skirt and is SO cute!! You look great!
Aw thanks Kristen! xo
Cute outfit..I especially love the skirt!
Thanks girl! xo
Gorgeous outfit. It’s so perfect for summer. You are very pretty! 🙂
Aw thank you :] xo
I simply adore your pencil skirt! This is a well done post for summer!
Thank you! xo
I love that bracelet! I don’t really wear a lot of them because I’m a writer and I can’t stand hearing the click clack of the bracelet on the keyboard all day while I’m working although I might make an exception for that one. It’s really cute.
Aw thanks Ashley! I feel you — sometimes at work, I take off all my bracelets and my rings ;]
I love this look, I have two pencil skirts.. one I have never even worn, since for some reason I have the toughest time styling them! This is super helpful!
Aw thank you! I am glad it was helpful – I used to not be into pencil skirts, but they are SUPER versatile if you get the right tops to go with them!
I love this look – and man, freakin precipitation! Every morning in SF is fog fog fog even if it’s going to be 80 that day. My hairspray cannot compete.
(Also, I TOTALLY got sucked into the LOFT sale this weekend! I have like 3 packages coming my way when I’m in DC next week. Good grief, Charlie Brown.)
Thank you! And ah, I have never been to SF but I am sure that is rough. LOFT sales always get me :]
Gorgeous. That skirt is everything!
Thanks C! xo
I love this combo! The print on the skirt is so pretty!
Aw thank you Annessa! xo
This is such a pretty outfit! I love the floral print on the pencil skirt!
Aw thank you!
Love the outfit! All that blue looks gorgeous! I’m not looking forward to soaring temps but the sunshine is so appreciated. You’re right about the ‘not having to constantly check the weather’ thing. Hot or cold it’s nice to know what to grab. Love that clutch, by the way!
Thank you so much, Miranda! xo
Love the colors of the skirt and the print! Looks so summery and breezy!
Thank you, Chelsie!
I love this outfit, Katie!!!! That skirt is beautiful! I love cobalt and white for the summer. Such a great color combo!
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The Closet by Christie
Thank you so much Christie! xo
love the outfit.
Thank you Jasmine!
You look PHENOMENAL! I absolutely love this outfit and how you styled it!
Thank you so much Rach! xo
YAY for warm weather!! I prefer warm weather to cold any day. Love that skirt. So cute!
Could not agree more! Thanks Nikki! xo
Such a pretty look! Loving the pops of blue, especially that pencil skirt! And how cute is that white clutch?? I need something similar so I’m so glad you suggested Loft!
Taffeta & Tulips
Thank you so much Kate! Let me know how LOFT worked out for you!
Love the colors your chose for this look! I can never pull off pencil skirts, I always feel so awkward in them.
Jessica / http://teamwiking.com
Thank you so much! I used to think the same thing, but then I found a few that work for my body! But, there are plenty of things that don’t work for me!
xo katie // a touch of teal
I love this outfit, you look so beautiful! I also have been obsessed with LOFT lately!
Aw thanks so much! Me too :]
Love! I wear my two pencil skirts a lot. That are comfortable and stylish!
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