A Summer Approved Blanket Scarf | Hannah x Emily

Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

If you thought a blanket scarf was only for winter, think again! Today I’m going to show you how to get away with wearing a blanket scarf in the summer without overheating.

The scarf I’m using in my example is a lightweight patterned blanket scarf that I borrowed from Emily. (Fun fact: she previously explained how to wear a traditional blanket scarf in the winter. Worth a read!)

Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, gold medallion necklace Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

I was stoked to get my hands on this scarf during the time that I rocked lavender hair. It was a perfect match and made coming up with an outfit really easy!

Wearing a scarf in the summer seems a bit impractical but I imagined wearing it on a cool night for a dressy event.

To begin, I pulled pieces from my closet that were breezy basics. This lace crop top is in heavy rotation, while the cognac colored skirt is a good balance because it’s on the heavier side, as far as fabric goes.

My finishing piece was the blanket scarf that I draped like a shawl. Best of all? You can remove it and it wouldn’t change the structure of the outfit and you’d still look put together.

Outfit details: multi colored blanket scarf and curly lavender hair Outfit: White lace crop top, cognac suede skirt, lightweight blanket scarf, pink lipstick, lavender hair, gold medallion necklace, nude t-strap heels

Outfit details: Skirt, thrifted – T-strap heels, outlet store – Lace top, Target – Necklace, gift – Scarf, from Emily

If you’re still looking for another way to get use of your wintry blanket scarf this summer, consider using it as a blanket for a picnic in the park. It’s not fashion but it is functional!

Hope you’re all having a super awesome summer!

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Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah

Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x HannahMaternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah Yesterday on my blog I talked a little bit about how I’ve realized that part of style, to me, is evoking a story with my outfit. For a while I had gotten stuck in the land of retro-with-a-modern-twist just to look a little more “normal” out in the real world. I quit letting my outfits take on roles as much, and I think part of me didn’t want to draw attention because I have been struggling with little things about body image lately. I got incredibly uninspired to get dressed for a while. (Plus, we moved and I’m 36 weeks pregnant, two other things that haven’t helped.)

But then I realized that just because I want to stay true to my real life does not mean my style can’t take on characters. I’m very much a real-life blogger (and I have nothing against staging or better-than-life blogs, that’s just not me!), and I think I started to falsely believe that being more or less “in character” for an outfit wasn’t true to life.

Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah But I am a storyteller, and that plays a big part in my style. Realizing that it’s okay and true to ME to tell a story with what I’m wearing and play a part, so to speak, has revitalized my inspiration and made it more fun again to get dressed in the morning.

Other than the fact that I really miss having a waist, that is.Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x HannahMaternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah

Today I felt very 1960’s artist while styling Hannah’s lacy cardigan. The piece itself is not very retro, but as I’ve noted before I love a good challenge, and making it look natural with my aesthetic was really fun. And actually much easier than I had expected!

Lyndsey noted that this cardigan is such a great summer layering piece, and I agree with her! It’s great for those days when you’re pining away for fall layers and cooler weather, because it’s so airy it doesn’t add much warmth and you can layer to your heart’s content! Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah And I feel like there’s really no going wrong with this skirt. I’ve only worn it once before, because it’s a wrap skirt and closes at the back and my belly means I have to pin that closed right now, but it’s just so happy and 70’s and I cannot resist it.So here’s hoping the safety pins stay in all day, or I’m in trouble. I really should just add buttons!

Maternity Style: Artistic License | Kristina x Hannah

Skirt and headscarf, vintage/thrifted | top, Target maternity | shoes, Modcloth | necklace, vintage/gift | glasses c/o Firmoo

I am so excited to feel back in the “getting dressed” game. Okaying outfit stories with myself has really opened my eyes back up to all of the fun opportunities just waiting for me in my closet!

Do you like to evoke a certain story when you get dressed?

Happy Thursday!

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White Lace Blouse and Chambray Summer Dress | Hannah x Rebecca

hannah-outfit-repeater-summer-chambray-lace-dress-02With so many different body types and personalities in this group, you never know what kind of clothes you’re going to come across.

This white blouse from Rebecca is a prime example because it happens to be maternity! So what do you do with a maternity top if, like me, you’ve never been pregnant?
hannah-outfit-repeater-summer-chambray-lace-dress-04 hannah-outfit-repeater-summer-chambray-lace-dress-06Strategic layering, of course! While I could have easily gotten away with wearing this top as-is and having no one be the wiser (unless the fashion police read this blog) I added it under a skimpy little summer dress to add some modesty and major cute points.

Worn on it’s own it would have looked rather bohemian, but I’m a fan of this layering because it allows me to show off my vintage loving side.
hannah-outfit-repeater-summer-chambray-lace-dress-11 hannah-outfit-repeater-summer-chambray-lace-dress-10Maybe I’ll borrow it again in the future and try a more laid back style, huh?

Be honest: Do you wear maternity clothes even if you’re a non-mom like me? Or do you shy away from clothes made for other body types? I, for one, am in favor of clothes from other sections of the store. Who’s nosy enough to check out my tag?!

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Blouse – Rebecca’s | Dress and flats, thrifted | Headband, Modcloth | Sunglasses, Amazon

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Tropical Lace | Kristina x Rebecca

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Hello everyone! Today I am styling this gorgeous white top from Rebecca, and get to be the first person to debut it in the group! It’s funny because this is actually a maternity top, but Rebecca said she got it while not pregnant because it worked well and she liked the way it looked — something I used to do all the time! I think I buy more maternity clothes when I’m not pregnant than when I am. Mostly on accident at the thrift store because they aren’t categorized as maternity.

4 This skirt is something I thrifted a little while ago, and love for its tropical print and breeziness — today, I think I felt very laid-back (although the heels make this outfit a bit fancier) because this is my first post with almost bare skin while blogging. I had really bad acne on my cheeks for about four years in my early twenties (seriously, I thought only teens got acne?) so I got very used to covering up my skin and hiding imperfections with everything available — concealer, powder, foundation, primer, bronzer… the whole shebang.

The other day, though, as an experiment to see if my skin was really as red and blotchy as my brain told me it was, I decided to only wash half of my face. And discovered that the only difference between the full face and the bare face was… freckles.

6 Collage 2And I’ve always loved and wanted more freckles. So I’ve given up full-face makeup as a daily routine, and am sticking to a bit of concealer for under my eyes, and whatever eye makeup I feel like doing that day. I still LOVE makeup as a whole, and will probably do the full routine when I feel like being fancier, or feel a little too red that day, or just feel like doing lots of contouring and concealing to get a perfect face, but… I think summer is the perfect time to let go of a few things, and make that daily routine easier.

The less layers in the summer, the better, right?

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Shirt, Rebecca’s | skirt, belt, and shoes, thrifted

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Lace Cardigan, Polkadot Dress, Red Lips | Lyndsey x Hannah

Lace Cardi, Polkadot Dress, Red Lips
OUTFIT DETAILS: Thrifted polkadot dress, Payless black flats, d.o.t.s. fashions lipstick earrings, Hannah‘s lace cardigan, gifted gold rings from hubby
Hey hey hey- it’s me, Lyndsey! I’m back and sharing my newest style swap with Hannah– her adorable lace cardigan. Now, for a girl who truly hates the feel of some lace, I was nervous about this swap. But I couldn’t resist dreaming of pairing it with so many dresses in my closet, so I had to have it! Thankfully, the lace is a soft cotton blend, which my skin can handle. I’m so weird touchy/feely when it comes to different fabrics and textures.
(Don’t even get me started on wool.. it’s like nails on a chalkboard to my skin!)
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Anywho, this cardigan is the perfect cream color which surprisingly matches so many more things in my closet than I had anticipated. It’s summer in GA right now (we totally skipped Spring haha) meaning it’s hot, muggy, and more humid than ever. I was worried with this cardigan it would be too much to wear out since the humidity is almost unbearable, but today there was a wonderful breeze and the humidity wasn’t bad, so I broke out this bad baby and styled it with my go-to lightweight polkadot dress and some red lips. I love to tie any of the tops I wear over my dresses, especially when it’s hot out. I picked up this habit a while back when I used to style my outfits for Chictopia and have loved it ever since. Here, I styled it both ways to show how awesome it looks! I think that’s a great way to transition lightweight cardigans/tops throughout the year.
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Thanks for the opportunity to swap this awesome cardi, Hannah banana! This girl and I have been internet besties for quite a while now and have swapped many a clothes over the years. Hopefully I’ll be grabbing some more goodies from her soon! I can’t get over her awesome thrifting skills. Thrift your heart out for us, Hannah!!!

;) XOXO
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Chartreuse Skirt, Black Top, Purple Hat | Hannah + Emily

Outfit: Chartreuse Skirt, Black Top, Purple Hat
It’s Hannah here and I’m jumping right in with my very first outfit post for this blog.

I’ve never been shy about wearing weird clothes. Thrift stores are a good place for me because crazy clothes are king at those places!

So when I saw that Emily had this loud, chartreuse skirt available for swapping, I totally went for it!

Outfit: Chartreuse Skirt, Black Top, Purple HatOutfit: Chartreuse Skirt, Black Top, Purple HatThis is actually a color I’ve never worn before but figured it couldn’t be too different from a standard yellow or green, right?

Emily previously wore this skirt with a black top so I took some inspiration from her and also went with a black top. But to add my own unique signature to it, I paired it with a maroon hat and matching lipstick.

My favorite part would probably have to be the little owl necklace. I’m so obsessed with pairing bronze jewelry with my black clothes!

Outfit: Chartreuse Skirt, Black Top, Purple Hat
Top, outlet store | Skirt, traded from Emily | Belt, thrifted | Necklace, Amazon.com | Flats, Wal-Mart | Hat, H&M

I’m totally digging this entire outfit and am going to keep this color pairing in mind for the future. It’s different but somehow it just works!

Do you have any favorite color combos you’ve worn lately? Share them with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear about what you’re wearing!

Also, don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $75 Etsy gift card! You have 2 days left. :)

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