White

Silk bermudas

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Shirt:  Club Monaco Frieda Cotton and Mesh top
Shorts:  Club Monaco {sold out, but they have other similar styles still available – here and here.  As does J.Crew}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted bangles; c/o INPINK infinity bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire Haven
Shoes:  SoftMoc {similar}

These silk bermuda shorts have quickly become my summer favorite.  I really like the flowy silk and the longer length.  Maybe I am getting old or maybe I am just too picky (or looking in the wrong place), but I’m really unimpressed with the shorts offerings this summer.  Everything seems too short.  And too tight.  Anything that doesn’t fit into the above category seems to be made of cotton.  Which inevitably wrinkles…quickly.  I think that’s why this Club Monaco pair is in such high rotation.  They are the polar opposite of everything I mentioned above.  And perhaps, in a way,  they are my own personal protest against the summer parade of daisy dukes and hot shorts.

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Morning Ritual

Laura Wears ... gap stripe cotton linen sweater

Laura Wears ... stripe sweater and stripe silk shorts

Laura Wears ... Joe Fresh stripe silk short

Laura Wears...

Sweater:  Gap {similar}
Shorts:  Joe Fresh {similar – last seen here}
Nechlace:  Gorjana
Sunglasses:  cheapie drugstore purchase
Shoes:  SoftMoc

This is one of my favorite morning rituals – sitting outside in our small orchard and drinking a cup of tea.  Even though the dogs didn’t make in into any of today’s photos, they are always around 🙂  I think I set up a scavenger hunt for them before taking these photos (I hide treats all over they yard – they have to sniff them out – it’s keeps them quite occupied!). 

Sumer work wear – pencil skirt, lace tee and loafers

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Dress (worn as a top):  SheInside
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {old}
Shoes:  Arturo Chiang Beatrixx

I loved the look of this SheInside dress online, however when it arrived, it was WAY to short.  Even my most daring self could not pull off such a short dress (keep in mind I am nearly 6’ tall).  Instead, it has been re-purposed as a top.  The quality is pretty decent for the price (I find SheInside can be hit-or-miss with regards to quality). 

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Dots and Stripes

Polka Dots and Stripes Summer Pattern Mixing

Laura Wears | Dots and Stripes

Laura Wears | J.Crew Polka Dot Silk Blouse and Joe Fresh Silk Stripe Shorts

Laura Wears  |  Pattern Mixing Polka Dots and Stripes

Blouse:  J.Crew {from a few years ago – also seen here}
Shorts:  Joe Fresh stripe silk shorts {similar JF style}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Bracelets:  Jacob bangles; Gorjana three-bead bracelet
Purse:  Banana Republic {old}
Shoes:  J.Crew Metallic Suede Cleo Loafers

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Oh Canada!

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As someone who doesn’t particularly like wearing the color red (I think it makes my face look too flush), I am always perplexed about what to wear on Canada Day (July 1).  This year I opted for a white dress with a reddish purse & I am quite happy with the results 🙂 

Dress:  J.Crew eyelet shirtdress {on sale!}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old – nearly identical here and here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted branch-like bangles {similar}
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Lauren Merkin Louise Raffia Clutch {Cdn link here}  {Also available at Amazon…on sale too!}
Shoes:  J.Crew metallic suede Cleo loafers {also on sale!}

Healing

white homemade maxi skirt linen j.crew tee

ankle sprain personal style maxi skirt

sprain maxi skirt linen tee

I have spent the last week feeling guilty about not updating the blog, so last night I finally managed to take a few quick pictures in the backyard.  As you can see, I am still side-lined due to my ankle sprain…2+ weeks and counting…  That being said, I am acutely aware that there are far worse things than a sprain and crutches, so I am trying to count my blessings and take this all in stride. 

I have been making a conscious effort to try and hide my leg/ankle as much as possible (despite the racing-stripe tape job, I highly doubt anyone wants to see my swollen and bruised leg).  Maxi skirts and loose linen pants have been in high rotation. 

Top:  J.Crew {similar}
Skirt:  homemade 🙂 {similar}
Necklace: c/o INPINK
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; Jacob
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa Aviators  {Cdn link}
Shoes:  SoftMoc

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Sunset

White outfit lace midi skirt

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tee
Skirt:  SheInside Hollow Lace Skirt {I think I am going to fix the lining – after seeing these photos, I am not sure I love the partially-lined look.  Similar style here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa  {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana Knox bracelet; Jacob bangles
Clutch:  Ivanka Trump {it’s actually called a “travel organizer”}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Vanna {I have had these sandals for 4 or 5 years now, and they are still one of my favorites!}