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What I [Really] Wore No. 3

Happy Tuesday again all!  It’s been a week?  Right?  Maybe that’s just because Wyatt started soccer last week and every other day has been filled to the brim with something.  And is it just me or do you smell fall in the air too?  I mean, like one day it’s summer and then all of a sudden, it’s fall?

Let’s jump right into this week’s looks shall we?  (Heads up: I forgot to take a photo on Sunday, so no Sunday look for this week — just in case you find yourself looking for it!)

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TUESDAY

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Fun fact: this top used to be a shirt dress!  I bought it forever ago at Target and after so many washes (and runs through the dryer) one day I found that it was just way too dang short.  I loved the wash and material so much I decided to bring it to the tailor and have them turn it into a ‘new’ chambray shirt.  I’m so glad I did because it’s going to be seeing a LOT more wear as cooler temperatures start to roll in.

CHAMBRAY BUTTON DOWN (refashioned) / Similar / Similar (made responsibly)

TRACK SHORT (old by Madewell) / Similar / Similar (made responsibly) 

SNEAKERS by Converse 

TOTE c/o LiveFashionable

 


WEDNESDAY

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Still not sure if this look came together quite as well as I had envisioned.  I decided to try and pair my white u-neck tee from Everlane with my pencil skirt for a day at the office and, although I was very comfortable, looking at it all here in these photos I’m not sure it’s as ‘dressy’ as I should be for work.  And — cue the violins — this shirt will soon be getting demoted to a workout/pajama/farm top because, after more than two long years of it being my sole white short sleeve tee, I noticed two tiny holes forming at the bottom of it near the hemline.  I’m thinking of replacing it with this v-neck white tee instead… We had a good run at least!

WHITE TEE by Everlane 

PENCIL SKIRT (secondhand Banana Republic via local shop) / Similar 

SANDALS by Salt Water

WATCH (old by Michael Kors) / Similar 

TOTE c/o LiveFashionable

 


THURSDAY

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I had little more fun with these photos, can you tell?  Blame it on the twirly dress. ; ) I haven’t worn this dress nearly as much as I did last summer,  so maybe this little weekly series is inspiring me to pull for different pieces than I have been as of late?  I think the all white thing intimidates me still sometimes — it just feels a little fussier than I’d like to most days.  But I remembered (after finally wearing this dress again) that it holds ups like a champ!  I can ‘mom it hard’ in this dress and still honor my romantic feminine side.  I’ll definitely be pulling for this dress a lot more moving forward.

DERBY DRESS by Piper and Scoot (last year, still available with low stock!) / Similar (made in USA) / Similar (also made in USA)

HAT by Old Navy (old) / Similar / Similar (made in responsibly)

SANDALS by Salt Water

 


FRIDAY

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Speaking of pieces I haven’t worn in a while, this muscle tank hasn’t seen wear in over a year an a half!  It’s the only piece I’ve kept tucked away in a drawer at the bottom of my closet.  I bought it while I was still nursing and wearing nursing bras — it just didn’t work for me.  My bra was always showing at the armpit and it made me feel uncomfortable and self conscious.  When I dug it out this past week (desperate for another sleeveless option with temps in the 80’s again) I still wasn’t sure it would do it for me.  I have very broad shoulders and I was pretty sure the cut of this top would just accentuate that and leave me feeling well, broad.  After seeing it here in these photos, and getting couple winks from Nick throughout the day, I’m gonna go ahead and say its another winner.

WHITE MUSCLE TEE by Everlane

DENIM SHORTS (secondhand J. Crew via Poshmark) / Similar / Similar

HAT (old by Old Navy) / Similar / Similar (made responsibly)

SANDALS by Salt Water

TOTE c/o LiveFashionable

 


SATURDAY

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Another day, another jean short and tee combo.  What can I say, this combo doesn’t ever disappoint me.  Sometimes I feel like I could look a little more “cute”, but in some cases I’d be sacrificing functionality.  A.k.a. in the summertime mama sweats. Lol.  Cotton has proven to keep me coolest (linen a close second) and so on days when I just can’t even,  I wear this and don’t over think it.  (Although I do think a side braid and baseball cap would have been a nice little cherry on top.)

SCRIPT OHIO TEE  by Homage (old) / Almost exact same

DENIM SHORTS (secondhand J. Crew via Poshmark) / Similar / Similar

SNEAKERS by Converse 

 


MONDAY

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You guys, have I mentioned I love this top?  I’ve been increasingly pleased with my early summer purchases from Amour Vert.  I feel as if though they are the first sustainable fashion brand to truly embody my ideal aesthetic.  A little classic, a little European and a little bit of romance.  It’s refreshing and promising for me in my desire to pursue responsible fashion — and not solely rely on buying secondhand.  I’m working on a full review of the two pieces I bought to hopefully share with you next week!

ELLA SHORT SLEEVE TOP by Amour Vert (made responsibly) / Also available at Nordstrom

PONTE PANT c/o Brass Clothing (made responsibly) / (fit note: I’m wearing my usual size, large)

SANDALS by Salt Water

WATCH (old by Michael Kors) / Similar 

LEATHER BACKPACK DIAPER BAG c/o Lily Jade


That’s it for this week! This series began as a direct result of Andrea from Seasons and Salt — if you haven’t heard of her blog be sure to check it out. I’ll be back every week with this series and mixing it up with all my other usual lifestyle posts. As always thanks for always reading along! :)

What are your sentiments on slow fashion vs. ethical fashion?  Or do you perceive a distinction?  How do you attempt to live it (a responsible take toward fashion) out in your own life? Or do you subscribe to some other mindset?

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6 Comments

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    Rebecca | Seven2Seven8
    August 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Hello! New reader, here. Smart refashion on the chambray. I often find my Target pieces change shape and function in the wash. I wanted to weigh in on the Everlane u-neck — I’m wearing one today (as an attorney, at work) and have the exact same concern. I loved these shirts so much before kids (I just had my third in two years) and feel frumpy in them after becoming a mom. They are good layering pieces, but aren’t often stand-alone ones on my postpartum body. I love the P&S dress. It’s lovely, and you can tell you feel good in it by your photo/facial expression!

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      Laura
      August 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Rebecca, so glad to have you! What brings you here today? And thanks! It’s not the first time I’ve had a Target purchase change it up along the way either… As far as the u-neck goes, I like the way it hangs away from my body when I’m just wearing it with jeans, but here, tucked in, it kinds of blooms or poufs as I move around and I think I’d like a cleaner silhouette in this case. And thank you again, I love my P&S dress too!

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    Lauren @ Lauren, Etc.
    August 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    You look so happy in all of these photos! I love it :) I haven’t purchased anything from Amour Vert yet, but I have a few things on my wish list. I’m glad to see others are loving this brand; it’s always more of a committment to purchase from an ethical brand. I subscribe more to the idea of slow fashion. While I think it’s important to support ethical fashion, it’s more important to be thoughtful with purchases. Or maybe I use this an excuse to lust after J.Crew and Tory Burch. I really love these series, and I look forward to seeing what you wear next week!

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    Eliska
    August 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Loving the hat in Thursday’s outfit – and your little boy is so cute! I’ve just come across your blog and I’m excited to read more of your posts :)

    Eliska at Curated Theory

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      Laura
      August 18, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Thanks so much Eliska! Glad to have you :)

  • Reply
    Karin Rambo
    September 11, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I kind of wish I would have gone with that striped tee from Amour Vert instead of the one that I did get… especially seeing how cute it looks on you! And good job pulling out that muscle tank because I think it’s a winner too!

    Karin | truncationblog.com

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