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Springtime Blooms

skirt: Kate Spade (old) // shirt: Kiel James Patrick (old, check second-hand or shop similar styles here) // necklace: H&M (old, similar) // glasses: EyeBuy Direct "Infinity" // shoes: Banana Republic (old, similar) // sweater: L.L.Bean // watch: Daniel Wellington // bag: Cambridge Satchel Company (old, similar) // pearls: vintage

We all know I have wayyyyy too much blue and white in my spring/summer wardrobe... but pink? Not so much. It's odd because I actually love the color, but when I'm shopping I just never actively choose pink over other shades. Maybe it's because, subconsciously, I'm thinking that pink is less versatile? Whatever it is, I've been making a conscious effort to get more use out of the pink pieces in my wardrobe. One of my favorites is this Kiel James Patrick scalloped-collar oxford. I love the lightweight cotton (perfect for warm weather), and the contrasting white collar and cuffs! Today, I paired it with my old Kate Spade bow skirt, which is a great light cream color verging on tan. The skirt is technically made of a canvas material, but with the structure of a scuba fabric that gives it great shape and makes it insanely comfortable. When I walked out the door I thought it might get chilly (it was a typical rainy May day), so I grabbed a white crewneck sweater that I could throw on over my oxford if necessary. The afternoon ended up being really warm, however, so the sweater just stayed tied around my waist for the day!

Finally, can we talk about how well the floral necklace went with the pink of the sweater? I've had this statement necklace for years now (I think it was an old H&M purchase back in the day), but I continue to wear it over and over because it's more of a dusty mauve that picks up on whatever tones you pair it with. It's also got a gorgeous ribbon detail in the back, which I think is such an adorable alternative to the typical lobster-claw clasp. My DW Southampton watch also always makes a comeback in my summer wardrobe, and with this outfit, I opted for my rose gold Cambridge Satchel Bag to match the metal of the watch. It was the perfect ensemble for a day strolling around Georgetown, shooting graduation photos, and grabbing coffee with my best friend Mary (who is also a photographer extraordinaire, of course!).

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