Summer Markdown Sale

summer neutrals

As frustrating as it’s been to be sick for the majority of July, there have also been some surprising benefits.  I’ve pretty much been house-bound (save for a few doctors’ visits), which has afforded me time to focus on decluttering & organizing.  So, I decided to take a hard look at my closet and evaluate the pieces I owned and wore the most often.  I was brutal like never before and really took the time to try things on and decide what I wanted to keep.  Not only did I end up purging a large amount of my clothes, but it was a good exercise in learning what I truly feel my best & most confident in.

Let me just say that I don’t believe your personal style has to fit into one box – I kept some menswear pieces, some feminine dresses and some sporty styles because I loved them all.  I think it’s perfectly fine to gravitate towards different silhouettes and trends – above all, you should wear what YOU love!  Today’s post is a perfect example of two contrasting looks that are both very much “me”.

I’m also highlighting some pieces that are marked down as part of Macy’s summer markdown event – you’ll get an extra 20% off select items with code BIG now through July 29th + free shipping on all orders!  I’ve scoured their site to share with you the best clothing & shoe buys, so be sure to check out the scrolling bar below.

linen midi skirt

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for stripes, but I’ve committed to not acquiring any more unless they are completely different than the styles I already own.  What makes this tank special is the terracotta stripe & the cool twist-back detail (I’m wearing with this racerback bra underneath).  This will carry me right into the fall when layered under a utility jacket & paired with skinny jeans and booties.

I’ve been on the hunt for a neutral linen skirt since the beginning of summer and this one is a clear winner.  The button-front detail and ruffle hem give this a feminine feel + I like that I can wear it with more casual tees & tanks, as well as blouses.  Note: this does run a bit big, so I recommend sizing down.  More linen pieces to love: this lace-trim blousethis embroidered romper, this bell-sleeve top & this tie-front dress.

Sanctuary Striped Tank

ruffled linen skirt

knotted tank

Sanctuary linen skirt

What I’m wearing:
c/o Sanctuary Striped Tank, c/o Sanctuary Linen Skirt (recommend sizing down),
c/o Kenneth Cole Heels, c/o Lucky Brand Earrings (similar), c/o Patricia Nash Clutch

denim cutoffs

When I was cleaning out my closet & evaluating gaps in my wardrobe, I realized that I don’t have very many short sleeve tops.  While I own plenty of basic tees & knits, I’m missing blouses that can be dressed up or down.  I was instantly drawn to the pretty flutter sleeve & tasseled accents on this top – because it’s a neutral hue, it’s ideal for pairing with everything from jeans to shorts to skirts (like this one).  Other short sleeve options that I love include this eyelet top, this embroidered top & this floral print top.

These might be the best fitting denim shorts I’ve ever put on – I bought my usual size and I like that they are a little more fitted through the leg (but if you prefer yours looser, simply size up).  These are the perfect length & the hem is sewn into place so you don’t have to worry about them coming unrolled throughout the day.  They also come in a darker wash, which I’m considering picking up once my shopping freeze is over!

Steve Madden Espadrilles

Ralph Lauren Crossbody Bag

casual summer style

Kut From The Kloth Denim Shorts

1.State tasseled top

What I’m wearing:
c/o 1.State Tasseled Top, c/o Kut From The Kloth Denim Shorts,
c/o Steve Madden Espadrilles (flat option here), c/o Ralph Lauren Bag,
c/o Lucky Brand Earrings & Bracelet, Nails: Essie Matter of Fiction

Thank you to Macy’s & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.


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