It’s been a sweltering few days (although I really can’t complain compared to the triple digits elsewhere!) so I’ve been living in looser pieces that let air flow freely through. I hadn’t heard of the brand Sun & Shadow until I tried their moto jacket on recently and liked the quality. This cotton-blend top is also good quality with small details like triangular mesh panels and a hook-and-eye front panel – it looks like something I’d find at Free People for double the price. This top is on the sheer side esp. at the little mesh panels, but I wore a bra close to my skin color and had no issues with it showing through.
Baublebar Y necklace, BP Moveover flats
I also wanted to share two pieces I tried on at the Nordstrom sale from shoes & handbags. If you’re looking for a medium-sized bag that can convert from a crossbody to shoulder bag to handheld tote, this Coach Crosby 24 Carryall is one of my favorites from the sale (currently $100 off!) and is slightly reminiscent to my Celine bag. This is about 1″ bigger than the nano with similarities like the pebbled leather, winged shape, and zippered top. It comes a strap that is actually adjustable, a removable little hang tag, metal feet and two inner pockets. At under $200 I thought this was a good value for a classic & versatile Coach purse!
I have a few leopard-print flats that I basically treat as neutrals (they go with black leggings, blue jeans, white jeans, dresses…trust me!) so am always on the lookout for similar ones to recommend. These Aradella flats have a more rounded almond toe than mine and also come in patent nude or black. The leopard calfhair is as true brown /tan leopard that I like, not orange-toned like it appears in this photo due to awful lighting. They are SO comfy on the feet with a good layer of cushioning on the inside. I’m usually between size 5 and 5.5, and the latter fit best. For those who haven’t tried this brand before, Louise et Cie is the “dressier” sister of Vince Camuto.
I also hope these flattering & comfy (given the height, anyways!) sandals will get re-stocked because I want to wear them with everything! I keep seeing 1 or two sizes pop back in the tan color every so often.
I get questions on these old Express shorts every time I post them…it’s a shame they don’t make them anymore, but I found a pretty similar cuffed style from AoS with a 3″ inseam and just ordered a pair for myself. Here is another similar, lighter pair, with a 2″ inseam and available starting in sz 00.