Plaid’s Not So Bad

Happy Thursday!

A little past the half-way mark of not only this week, but with the start of August, we're now a little past half-way through summer. It's still as hot as ever here in the Greater Seattle area and I can honestly say that I almost miss the rain. Really, I just miss the 50 degrees but sunny days.

Though it's hot and there's some forest fires nearby making the air a bit smokey, here I am with another outfit.

Embracing the heat, I've decided to break out a pair of my denim short-shorts with a black tank, topping it off with a plaid vest to add a little more color and tie the outfit together.  Though I used to wear this with some winged boots, I found some comfortable sandals and a matching bag to help tie the pastel orange and the blue together more with the black.

Not exactly understated, but not too bold either.

Hope you're all surviving this summer heat!

Vest: Women's Rock & Republic® Sleeveless Plaid Shirt (Kohl's – Similar)
Shoes: Women's Perry Low Wedge Ghillie (Payless – Similar)
Purse: Women's Jinx Satchel (Payless – Same Style, different colors)

Set your red balloons off at sunset my lovelies,
DefinitelyNotEmi

Special Thanks to Brian Freeland Photography

Subtly Edgy Jackets and Summer Layers

Clearance racks and thrift stores have a mixed social stigma still but, I’m pretty happy with this outfit that was made from exactly that. The ruffled floral tank added a little pop of color to the whole thing without being too overwhelming while the ruffles kept it fun and flowing.

Being the wannabe edge-lord I am, I decided to add high-waisted shorts for a little more impact while the subtle off-white of the jacket to tie it all together.

Sadly, the jacket is from my mom’s old stash of clothes but this faux leather jacket at Charlotte Russe will add more pop to it and would make it even more refined.  However,Tank and shorts are on clearance at Kohl’s!

Set your red balloon off at every sunset you come across.

Until next time and hope you have a great start to your week!
-DefinitelyNotEmi

Special Thanks to Brian Freeland Photography