Outfit: Black + White

Black & White

Dressing professionally in the summer can be tough… wearing a rigid outfit of a blazer and/or pencil skirt in 90+ degree heat sounds about as appealing as a root canal. Many people find this hard to believe, but despite growing up in Texas, I do pretty horribly with the heat. Anyone else who gets overheated easily: I feel ya. Worn here for casual Friday, this top quickly became a star in my closet due to its versatile and universally flattering nature. It’s food baby friendly, too!

Black & White

Buckley K

Buckely K Top // Old Navy Jeans // Jack Rogers Sandals // L.L. Bean Tote (my go-to tote… I use it an embarrassing amount!) // Fornash Bracelet (similar here and here)

DC humidity is here to stay for the next few months and while my office is a fairly lax iteration of a business casual dress code, it’s a constant struggle to look pulled together in the summer. Couple the outdoor heat with blasting air conditioning and you may as well pack your parka and a blanket for your desk.

Since I strive to build a wardrobe made up of pieces that can be worn year round and not just for one season, this Buckley K top had to be mine (and because I’ve been following the brand for awhile and love their simple, classic silhouettes. Check out the rest of their stuff here!). I can safely say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made and is also the perfect blank slate to add a printed scarf/shawl in the office or at a chilly restaurant.

Unsurprisingly, these shoes and this tote are making yet another an appearance. Boring to some, but I know what I like! Anyone else wear their basics on repeat?

Black & White

L.L. Bean Tote

Photos by Schuyler Dugle

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  1. That top is PERFECT. I have a similar one from J.Crew, but it’s time for an update!!

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      Can’t recommend it more! Fits true to size and is on sale now :)

      Posted 6.2.15 Reply