It’s funny, I felt really colorful in this look the other day when the hubs and I visited a local park in San Marcos. Bu now that I’m creating this post it seems a lot less so…I guess it’s colorful for Kate! Lol. I do like my classic looks/colors 😉 I still firmly believe that you can never go wrong with light denim and a white top – especially in the summer.
Speaking of white tops, Free People did it again with this tank! I looove the flowyness – it’s so perfect for hot summer days. I wasn’t sure about it at first as I originally spotted it online and the tiny little models usually do not have much in the bust department, but when I tried it on in-store I was all in! I pretty much want to live in it.
It is short enough that it doesn’t need to be tucked to be flattering, but not too short, it swings out from the bust in just the right spot so those with a large chest don’t look bigger, and it shows just enough of whatever you’re wearing underneath to be a little flirty. This tank also looks really good with shorts. These are my go to pairs (1, 2).
I grabbed this bra (in “peach pout striped”) on impulse from Victorias’s Secret because well, it’s the cutest ever – and it’s perfect for low cut tops. Lately I’ve been finding a lot of tops and dresses out there are meant to show the bra in the front and on the sides so I say go the Carrie Bradshaw route and wear a bra that’s meant to be seen. The cuter the better!
Because it closes in the front, the back is a super cute wide band (no bulges!) with a stripe pattern. It’s basically a bralette that actually has support – hallelujah! I know the bigger busted ladies feel me on this one. Sadly I didn’t really get any great pics of the stripes peeking out – it’s definitely more noticeable in person.
No matter the outfit, this hat is the perfect completer piece. Brixton has become my go to hat brand for sure. The quality – and style – for the price can’t be beat. And this particular hat is super popular, just check out all the rave reviews. Many people mentioned that this hat will “make you a hat person” and I agree!
I’ve worn it with dresses, leggings, shorts, and jeans and it all works! This “brown” color was a clearance buy so I can’t seem to find it online anymore, but this one is pretty close and on sale! The honey color is also great and oh-so-classic. The brim is wide enough to provide plenty of shade – it saved me at the Safari park last month.
I think part of me feeling so colorful is my nails; I almost never paint them, but I decided to live a little and get the gel manicure about a month ago. I freaking love the color, but I don’t think I’ll be getting regular manicures from here on out.
They have really lasted overall, but I got 2 dings within the first week (wah wah), I’ll need to have them removed by a nail place, and they require a good bit of time under a UV light so I guess I can live without colorful nails, haha. My closest friends say they can’t live without them, which is part of why I gave them a go. What are your thoughts on manicures? Maybe I’ll miss them when they are gone?
I hope you are staying cool my friends, it’s been HOT in Escondido!
Much love, Kate
Photo credit: Leo Amar