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August Style

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's that time of year when my basics need a little refreshing.  Temps are still warm, but I'm beginning to think of transitioning into a more fall-like wardrobe and still keep my cool.  I love chambrays, denims, and stripes and think blues are one of the best "neutrals" ever.

1.  Chambray off the shoulder dress -  I discovered this dress through another blogger and ordered one yesterday.  I'll dress it up with wedges or keep it simple with flats.  Did I mention it is only $20?!

2.  Sun hat - I'm looking for a new sunhat for an upcoming beach trip and this one by Eric Javits looks perfect & got great reviews!  Do you have a favorite hat?

3.  Boat neck stripe tee - This is one basic I will always wear so I try to scoop one up every year.

4.  Denim jacket - Denim jackets are a timeless classic that have been a little more in favor lately.  This one has a great finish and price and I also like this one.

5.  Leather clutch -  This little clutch also comes in black and grey croc, but I really like the tan doeskin.

6.  Bandeau one piece swim suit -  This is my new favorite swim suit style which is something I never thought I would say!  I have a similar suit in black and love it!  The fit is flattering and no straps means no tan lines.  Everything stays put which puts me at ease.

7.  Chambray shirt - I wear my chambray shirt all year long.  I'm currently wearing it with shorts or layered and knotted over a maxi dress if it's cool at night.  Hands down one of my favorite basics! This shirt is another favorite!

8.  New Balance sneakers -  I love a sporty sneaker paired with shorts or jeans and this is my current favorite.  The light blue is also super cute!

9.  Lace up sandals -  Now is a great time to pick up a pair of sandals and these are on my radar!  I also like these.

10.  Military dress -  This is such a versatile little dress!  I would wear it now with sandals and later in the fall with boots and a scarf .  This one is also adorable!


  1. i am all about the chambray right now- just got the comfiest breeziest pair of chambray pants, and a shirt dress i can wear into the fall. great pics- you are in my color house! :)

    1. I have a pair of pale blue linen shorts that I love! Your dress sounds like the perfect transition piece!

  2. Love it all - especially the striped boat-neck (#3). It's classic.
    Michelle from

  3. Love the color scheme here! Just another way to stay "cool" in the August heat :)

    Mindful Rambles

    1. Thanks Rae! I'm finding blue hard to resist both in my closet and my home.

  4. Love your style. I am never without a striped boat neck shirt, so classic. Love the bathing suit too. I should really find one without straps.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    1. Thank you! If you only knew how much I despise swimsuits - I don't hate this one ;).

  5. I always get excited when you have a new blog post and especially love when you share fashion. Thanks.


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