For a long time I was scared to jump on the midi-length bandwagon. I was raised Mormon, and whenever I try on something that gets remotely close to my knees I have flashbacks to the church dresses that made middle school feel even more awkward ?
Now that I work in an office I've found a new appreciation for more modest lengths. In the summer I would roast to death on the stuffy buses each morning, and was desperate to find some more seasonly appropriate workwear. Midi skirts were the perfect solution, especially since I could tuck my legs under like a blanket when the air conditioner above my desk gave me goosebumps ?
I wore this look to a bridal shower earlier in the summer, but also swapped my tank and heels for a ruffled tee and sandals for a job interview. Since finding the yellow midi at Target, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some fall colors! As far as long skirts go, I've been converted ?
Wrap dresses + cool murals = a very happy me
I honestly love everything about this outfit, from the colors to accessories. I've been wearing tons of wraps this summer, and everytime I do I feel so confident! The silhouette is flattering, and I like that I'm able to tie the dresses to fit like a glove. I plan to transition some of my wraps to fall, with a jacket and some OTK boots because tbh I'm not ready to put them away just yet!
This Forever 21 dress is sold out in standard sizing, but is still available in plus. I've also linked some other cute F21 wrap styles here:
Summer always disappears before I'm ready, with a sudden switch to rain that results in me trading my sun dresses for sweaters. Luckily we always have a few more warm days into September, so you can find me taking advantage of every last chance to wear a bold floral like this bright shift from Forever 21!
Orange and blue is my fave complimentary combo, which made me super excited to style this look. I chose to bring out the blue with my shoes and accessories - like these fun earrings I got in my Rocksbox. This pair is from Kate Spade and retails for $78, but with my subscription I was able to rent them for a few weeks while only paying my $21 membership fee! Normally I buy all my statement pieces on a budget, so having the ability to try out luxury pieces at a low cost is always a fun way for me to mix it up. If you're interested in trying Rocksbox for yourself be sure to use code "alhblogxoxo" to wave the first month of your membership fee!
Do you have a favorite summer trend that you'll miss when summer is gone? Let me know in the comments! Besides sun dresses I'll definitely be upset about giving up my open toed shoes 😭
When it comes to accessories, I love a good conversation piece! I've always gravitated toward statement necklaces and funky earrings, but recently I've started experimenting with my purses too.
Basket bags have been trending like crazy this year, so when I saw this woven cactus from Olive and Pepper I immediately fell in love. What better way to show off my crazy plant lady tendencies than with this adorable shoulder bag? And I would choose pompoms over prickles any day.
I plan to transition this bag to fall with a cute jacket and booties combo, but until then I'm turning to my trusty saltwater sandals and comfy drawstring shorts from Forever 21 for a laidback summer look. I like to pair my statement pieces with simple outfits so the muted yellow and soft cream felt like the obvious choice to debut the cactus.
When I decided I wanted to revive my blog about a year and half ago, I never expected that I would find such a strong community of women! In college I considered my blog to be deeply personal, but since graduation I've found that it's allowed me to connect with so many other ladies who share the same love of fashion.
On Saturday one local group, Seattle Girl Bosses celebrated their 1st birthday with the dreamiest garden party at Green Lake! Not only was the decor gorgeous and the food tasty, but it was the perfect setting to make new friends and catch up with other bloggers.
This event wouldn't have been made possible without the vision of Marellen, and the help of all the talented women who sponsored the party:
Be sure to check out all these awesome female-ran companies for your next event! I'm already brainstorming ideas for my birthday party 😍
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