Summer Brights

Dress:  Ann Taylor (old, similar here); Jacket: Ann Taylor (old, similar here); Scarf:  Banana Republic (old, similar herehere and here); Earrings: Bauble Bar; Bag: Coach (similar (on sale!) here); Sunglasses: Kate Spade Outlet (similar here); Shoes:  Sam Edelman 

Hopefully these bright and cheery colors will distract you from the fact that I have been MIA the last couple weeks.  Finding time to photograph is trickier than I thought, but hopefully we've figured out a good schedule going forward.  Thank you for sticking with me!

This is one of my favorite summery outfits and I've been so excited to share it with you!  I think the summer is a great time to wear really fun outfits to work.  The conservative white dress suit (I also have the matching skirt) is a great base that can go in many different directions.  With the extremely hot weather we've had in DC the last couple weeks, the bright scarf pairing made me feel like I was lounging poolside instead of stuck at my desk.  You're probably starting to pick up on the idea that I love scarves--but I love them because they are so versatile and can make a solid dress into a unique outfit!! It's a styling trick that works equally well with a bright-colored scarf paired with a navy or black dress also.  I've paired a couple great options above.  A white dress also works great with a chunky gold necklace for a bit more of a glam vibe. 

I'll be so sad when the summer is gone and this scarf is out of rotation (it just wouldn't seem appropriate in November...). What are some of your favorite seasonal pieces?  Anything you're looking forward to for fall?  Let me know in the comments! 

High (Waisted) Summer

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