Tuesday, August 13, 2019
This isn’t a strictly fashion blog, but it’s no secret that I love fashion, bargain hunting, putting outfits together, giving you unsolicited advice, etc.
As I was organizing my closet for back to school I thought it would be fun to round up and show you and me what I bought this summer. I have already shown you everything either in a Wednesday or Friday post, usually, and you probably think all I do is shop. I browse, order, return more than I keep as I’m sure many of you can relate to. I also make some mistakes. I’m getting better with my clothing purchases but it still happens.
For our purposes today we will define “summer purchases” as only the purchases I made from June 12-August 9 because that was my full summer break.
Let’s start with pants:
On the left we have a “denim look” capri with cute ankle ties at the bottom. I hope to wear these into fall with clogs and wedges. I kind of think this denim look is going to be a trend because I saw a stylish girl wearing this material. Yes, that is all I have to go on – you’re welcome!
On the right we have some plain black palazzo pants that I think can even be dressed up. They run way big. I’m hoping these can even work in to winter. I will wear these now with my new black mules and a printed top and later maybe with a long sleeve top and a vest – rule of three!
They are both from Steinmart! Yes, Steinmart has really been the VIP this summer for me. During a summer day the over 65 crowd and I were shopping up a storm! No offense intended to the over 65 crowd; you are smart and good with money and I want to learn your ways.
Now let’s move on to dresses and skirts. On the left is my Amazon dress that I’m not sure is going to work and is more trouble than worth to return- more here. On the right is my Steinmart fun print skirt.
And, as you can see tops were my most purchased and most needed category.
Plain hot pink from Steinmart
Plain yellow from Versona
Fruit blouse from Steinmart (Of these, this is what I’ve worn the most!)
Yellow paisley from a consignment but Steinmart brand
Charcoal and marigold Target Universal Thread tops
Pink lace tank from consignment
Bright stripe short sleeve sweater from Versona
Floral tie frront from Versona
Versona was my runner up and it’s obvious I had a thing for the color yellow! I usually find a lot more at consignment stores in the summer because I have more time to peruse, but this summer I just didn’t find much that I liked.
And, finally shoes… (I am leaving out a souvenir sweatshirt, a cardigan for fall, and a bathing suit)
Amazon black jelly bow flip flops, White Croc Sexi, Steinmart mules, and Reef rose gold flip flops. I ended up returning the higher heeled black clogs because they were just too high.
Is this a lot? Yes! But, I think I will get a lot of wear (or I already have) out of most of the items.
Any favorites? Did you shop a lot this summer? If you still need anything for a trip or if you live in a warm climate, this is a great time to shop. I’m trying not to open sale emails, go into clothing stores, etc. because I feel that I am pretty set.
Thanks for reading!