tuesday july 17

today is supposed to be similar to yesterday, except all sun instead of just partial sun. so i went back to my normal summer playbook – add interest through texture instead of bulk.

this skirt is one i’ve had for a long while now, but it’s still one of my favorites. i just love the way this outfit came together.

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tuesday july 10

more hot, sweaty weather is coming our way today. think – mid 90s and not a cloud in sight.

at this point in the summer is when i usually say: forget it, i’m going to wear whatever i want because no matter what i wear, it’s going to be hot and sticky. today i went with something simple.

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tuesday july 3

even though it’s a tuesday, it kind of feels like a friday since we have a mid-week break this week.

it’s also going to be 95* so i went with something as light as possible since i’ll probably spend a good chunk of time outside despite the high temps.

here are the details → shirt: everlaneshorts: old, old navy; shoes: old, loeffler randall; {accessories} necklace: handmade by me; earrings: both – old, target; ring: found on etsywatch: fitbit; navy + chain bracelet: old, target; silver bracelet: found on etsy; gold cuff: magnolia.

xo,

Kate

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brand spotlight: CB tees

i came across this etsy shop on instagram, and fell completely in love with it. the owner, carly, lives in australia and her shop is full of upcycled clothing!

she takes clothes she finds at thrift stores, and embroiders them to make them something new.

this shop gets right at the heart of why i started this blog. one of the reasons is because there are too many clothes that are not made responsibly. the other is because we can do with far less than we do. there are so many clothes already in the world. there are so many clothes that end up in landfills every single year. and carly’s shop is a brilliant way to reuse and reinvent clothes that still have a lot of life left in them.

sassy pants from cbtees on etsy

my absolute favorites right now are these “sassy pants.” if they were my size i’d have a heckuva time not buying them.

she has inspired me to think further about upcycling. not just how can i reinvent things that are already in my own closet, but inspiring me to reconsider thrift stores from a whole new perspective.

itsCBTees shop on etsy

if you need something that’s new, but old, go have a look!

have a great day!

xo

kate

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this week’s best find: box cut pocket tee

everlane box-cut pocket tee

i love this shirt as much as i thought i would. and how much did i think i would?

i almost ordered it in 3 colors right from the get-go.

yes, really. three colors. even though i know that i don’t really need that much i still almost ordered three. and i’ll see if i wear it as much as i think i will. if i do, i’ll be adding the other two colors to my wishlist. they offer it in 10 colors. {ten!}

i’ve been hesitant to feature anything from everlane on here simply because i think most people have heard of them, and i’d like to showcase the lesser known brands so we all learn a little bit more about the options we have. but this one is too good to pass up.

this one is one of the softest and most comfortable shirts i own – right out of the package. and it fits like a dream. and is responsibly made. all for $16.

if you haven’t heard about everlane, definitely check them out! they have great basics and minimalist styles. and their entire business structure is all about transparency so they give you a breakdown of their costs for each garment.

happy thursday all!

xo

kate

 

 

 

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