:: summer blues | outfit #4 ::

Surprisingly, this summer blues outfit isn’t made up of solely the color blue! This cool-toned combo is perfect for an outfit that requires little styling or planning. These easy pieces are great summer staples for me, because when I want to wear something that has some visual interest but don’t want to think about pattern mixing and new color combos, this graphic tee is my go-to. Plus, I love pieces that I can get tons of use out of. This tee has been part of my mama uniform, but it’s also been dressed up for date night. This really has me thinking…more graphic tees just may be in my fashion future.

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

BONUS PICTURE>>

graphic tee + wedges // sherlacy.wordpress.com

^^PLEASE can someone tell me what’s up with my hair?^^

top: J.Crew Factory (sold out online, other cute options here, here, and here)

Pants: Victoria’s Secret (similar…side note, I cuff mine a few times to give them a cropped look)

Shoes: American Eagle (old, loving this alternative)

Jewelry: American Eagle (old)

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:: summer blues | outfit #3 ::

In honor of the upcoming holiday this weekend, today’s outfit post is inspired by the 4th of July! I’ve been so obsessed with blue lately (as you know if you’ve been following this series), and I could hardly think of a better occasion to go completely overboard with it. The stars on this tee add an extra patriotic touch, I think. The funny thing about this tee is that it’s actually maternity. I learned while I was pregnant that Gap’s only real criteria to consider something a “maternity” piece was basically adding a little extra length. Or some gathering on the sides. None of the Gap maternity pieces I purchased even fit all the way through my 2nd trimester. But hey, I can wear them post-pregnancy without looking pregnant, so I guess that’s still a win. The extra length on this tee makes it perfect for knotting at the waist which has been one of my favorite ways to wear my tops this summer, and I’ve found that cute little tees are perfect for mom-on-the-go outfits!

SHERLACY | ::summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | :: summer blues | outfit #3 :: // sherlacy.wordpress.com

 

top: Gap Maternity (similar, similar)

skirt: Target (here)

shoes: American Eagle (similar, similar)

necklaces: American Eagle (similar) and JC Penney (here)

Find the other looks in this series here:

:: summer blues | outfit #1 ::

:: summer blues | outfit #2 ::

:: summer blues: outfit #2 ::

I love this outfit. I L-O-V-E this outfit! Mostly because I made the kimono cardigan myself. That’s right…I made it! With my own two hands. It’s not perfect by any means, but the simple fact that I could proudly wear it out in public was quite the accomplishment for me. I used Merrick’s 30 Minute DIY Kimono Cardigan tutorial to make it, and while I’m slightly (okay, maybe more than slightly) embarrassed at the number of 30 minute increments it took me to actually make it, I’m totally happy with the result. This fabric is so soft, and the cardigan is so comfortable. I can’t wait to figure out more ways to style it! Here I just kept it simple. But sometimes simple is best, right?

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

SHERLACY | summer blues: outfit #2 // sherlacy.wordpress.com

top: The Limited (on sale here!)

jeggings: American Eagle (here)

shoes: American Eagle (old, similar here)

kimono cardigan: Handmade using THIS tutorial

jewelry: old

Find the other looks in this series here:

:: summer blues | outfit #1 ::

:: summer blues | outfit #3 ::

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SUMMER BLUES | OUTFIT #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

SHERLACY | Summer Blues Outfit #1

top: Old Navy (on sale!)

belt: The Limited (similar)

jeggings: American Eagle

shoes: Sam Edelman c/o DSW (similar)

Monochrome outfits have been one of my biggest style obsessions lately. I’m all about choosing a color and making a tone-on-tone outfit using it. I’ve noticed myself really gravitating towards the color blue in the last few months, so this Summer I’m going to do a whole series about blue Summer outfits. (With some gray thrown in here and there.) For my first outfit in this series I went with a really simple combination that is one of my go-to’s lately. I’m one of those girls who finds something they love and then wants it in every single color and pattern it comes in. This top is definitely one of those items! I’m all about easy, comfortable pieces that still look chic and pulled together. It is easily one of the most comfortable tops I own, and it doesn’t take any fancy styling or tucking. A simple throw-and-go piece– I would have bought every single one if I could have! A skinny belt strategically placed adds a little bit of structure to an otherwise flowy top, and still it’s super comfortable.

Find the other looks in this series here:

:: summer blues | outfit #2 ::

:: summer blues | outfit #3 ::