First let me say, I am excited that I am officially on summer break!!! And I could not be happier! I love teaching my students, but by the end of the year I feel completely feel burnt out. It's nice to have time to focus on one's self, and that is exactly what I want to do! Part of that is working on my blog, and getting back into it! I have a few exciting post come your way, so stay tune!!!
Summer clothing is always tricky for me because my default is either shorts and t-shirt or a dress, but I wanted to challenged my thinking on that when it came to style. I mean why does it always have to be about the shorts during the summer. Here enters the culottes...
I came across these lovely pair by accident while perusing thought H&M. They were placed in a spot in the store that was not there original placement. I had to walk all around the store to find the right size, but I am that kind of shopper. Once I eye something that I want then I must find them! I loved the print, but then it occurred to me after I purchased them...could I actually pull of culottes? I wasn't sure but soon the perfect opportunity arose in the presence of the Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year.
Now I wouldn't consider myself a full fledge fashion blogger (yet!), but I do love putting an outfit together, and since the challenge was to take an article of clothing from H&M and style it, I thought why not. I planned in my head what would go with these printed culottes. My original option for the outfit was a pair of burgundy heels, and an embellished jewel sweatshirt. Though it might have worked it wasn't the look I was most comfortable in at the end of the day.
In my closet was hanging this lace shirt that I haven't not worn in almost a year, and I thought to myself this might work. I pulled it on and immediately felt like a fashionista. Sometimes it does not hurt to hold on to items in your closet.
Photos by Bethany Everett