WIW: a few cooler summer outfits

The heat wave broke here, and we're back to more normal life--and more typical dressing for Seattle summer. Here's what I've been wearing the last few days.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn to work): knit A-line skirt in black with red dot print and mesh knit trim at hem (made by me); cranberry sleeveless blouse (Nordstrom Collection, NAS a couple of years ago); cropped black 3/4-sleeved jacket with zip front, lower zip pockets and upper patch pockets (Halogen); black sling-back Mary Janes (Think!); black satchel (Elliott Lucca).

4-6 (worn for a day off and some shopping): white bootcut jeans (Lucky, Lolita); sea-blue ballet-neck tee (Caslon); hemp hooded zip-front jacket in stone color (Layers Squared); stone and cream belt (Annette Goertz); wedge bootie style sandals (DV by Dolce Vita); taupe hobo bag (Aunts & Uncles).

7-8 (worn to work): blue boyfriend chinos (Eddie Bauer); knit print surplice top in blues, olive, and red on ivory background (made by me); sage linen knit drape-front cardigan (made by me); olive quilted jacket with knit sleeves (Blue Willie); denim ballet flats (AGL); tan belt (Trafalgar); navy and tan bag (Dooney & Bourke). I decided to go with the cardigan rather than the jacket.

Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!

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  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous set of outfits! I really love the back view of outfit 1. Very interesting hi low hems. The color scheme of outfit 2 is beautiful. And you rock bootcuts!

    The olive cardigan is lovely and drapey and I love the jacket too. You couldn't have gone wrong with either. I like the proportions on this outfit too.

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    Love #4 to #6 - those jeans look great on you :)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    All great looks - the middle one is my favorite but there is something special in each one.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Love 4-6 -- maybe we are responding to it because the colours still feel summery even though the outfit has the required warmth? 

    Love the back view of #1 as well. 

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    You look fantastic!! I love your shopping outfit - the blue with the neutrals really pops and looks fab! Love them all :)

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    Great outfits!  I especially like the back vies of the first one and the light colors of the second one.

  • Urbanfae replied 3 years ago

    Wow! You actually made that fantastic sweater? That is amazing. Where did you get the pattern? I'm a knitter, too, and am always on the lookout for new patterns. Of all the looks, the last one is my favorite because of the sweater.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    You ALWAYS look wonderful, Sharan - our Queen MAD Glam. xo

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, all!
    Urbanfae, thanks for your compliments! The sweater is sewn with linen knit fabric. The pattern is the eShrug by Sewing Workshop.

  • Peri replied 3 years ago

    I was going to play a game and pick out my favorite pieces first and then see which ones you had made. They were...the skirt, the black zip jacket and the drapey cardigan. Haha! Two out of three! Yay you!

  • Urbanfae replied 3 years ago

    Thanks for the link, Firecracker.

  • Alana in Canada replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous. I love 4 to 6!

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    I love your style.

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