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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Laid Back

This is one of my go-to summer combinations on days when it isn't too hot out - a white embroidered top, slouchy lightweight trousers (that feel as comfortable as pajamas), a printed scarf & flat sandals.  It also happens to be great vacation attire if you have a day of traveling or if you're exploring a new city on foot & doing some window shopping. I'd love to hear in the comments below what types of outfits you'd be interested in seeing more of here on PPF (work/professional, casual day-to-day, date night, etc.) - let me know what you enjoy most & find helpful for the summer months!

What I'm wearing:
Old Navy girls tank (similar herehere or here), Forever 21 pants (similar herehere or here) & scarf (here), ALDO fedora (here) & sandals (similar), c/o Just Fab bag (here), Olivia Burton watch (similar here or here), Rings: Vintage, Forever 21 (similar), ASOS (here); Bracelets: Vintage, H&M (similar), Anne Klein (similar here or here), c/o Stella & Dot (here), Forever 21 (here); Dockers aviators (similar), Nails: Essie Tart Deco



Elizabeth Exposito said...

Such a gorgeous look! I especially love the gold bracelets!



Danielle Villano said...

A very cute, summery look! Love that bag :)


Ladies in Navy said...

loving the classic colors and shapes of this look!
kw ladies in navy

Natali said...

Great scarf and bag, they totally lift up this whole outfit :)

rosie_posie_tx said...

Love this look! I recently bought a summer fedora for the first time and am loving it! I enjoy all the outfits you put together, I've not seen one that I haven't liked!
I live in a hot and humid climate but work in a professional building where the A/C is freezing... I'd love to see more work outfits for summer. I have a tough time choosing shoes that are not the usual black pumps. So, I'd also love some tips on how to add more color to my work outfits.


rosie_posie_tx said...

Love this look! I recently bought a summer fedora for the first time and am loving it! I enjoy all the outfits you put together, I've not seen one that I haven't liked!
I live in a hot and humid climate but work in a professional building where the A/C is freezing... I'd love to see more work outfits for summer. I have a tough time choosing shoes that are not the usual black pumps. So, I'd also love some tips on how to add more color to my work outfits.


Jordan Shaner said...

Okay that bag is amazing!! Love the outfit!!


jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Great pics! And of course, I LOVE the bag!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ashley said...

Very cute outfit! I agree, I also like to wear light weight pants/trousers in the summer especially when it's not super hot outside. I enjoy all the looks you post but I enjoy casual day to day..

Sincerely Miss Ash

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

You're making me miss Summer something fierce with this look.

Gorgeous! I particularly love the hat and scarf.

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Love the printed scarf! And the color of your bag is my favorite!

- Kaitlyn

Boardwalks & Boulevards

Amber said...

Casual and comfortable day looks that are chic but really comfortable! And toddler chasing friendly!

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

Navy and magenta are one of my favorite color combos! Such a great laid back outfit that would be perfect for work (would prob need so add a cardi though)!
Footprints in the City

Dahlia said...

Loving your outfit, it's so cute!


Lauren said...

This is the perfect summer look! I love the light layers and mixture of blues. It reminds me of the ocean!

Fizz and Frosting

Barbara de mul said...

Hey, nice to be the first comment on a popular blog such as yours. I entered the sweepstake yesterday and was glad to see you have a new post already today. I would love to see more combos such as these: wtw to a barbecue, summer shopping, a casual-fancy dinner. Or oh! know a good one, in a couple of weeks i have to read the intro at my friend's art inauguration....Many thanks, barbara (facebook The MMFC blog)

Alyson said...

so pretty! love this casual chic vibe. the pants look so cute, and the scarf? awesome. I have so many scarves that I need to start wearing... just so hot already.


Lynzy said...

Loving this look. A lot of the times my pfavorite looks are the laid back ones!

OH, and I also shop in the Old Navy girls section- love it!

xx Lynzy

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is so cute. I love the laid back vibe. I pulled my fedora out the other day. I totally forgot about it! I took my son to the park and realized it was all I had to protect my face from the sun.


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Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

Another great outfit! I actually like when you post your really feminine outfits - whether they be dressy or casual. I don't usually reach for very feminine pieces for myself so I like to see how you style them.

Xo Jackie

Melanie Fontaine said...

I love your sandals! That just have the perfect amount of glamour to them! I most love seeing day-to-day outfits - they don't have to be super casual or super glamorous, but that's what I draw most inspiration from! :)

Eat Play Dress said...

Navy and white are such classic colors toghether! I love this outfit for its simplicity!


Kimberly Lee said...

Casual chic looks. BTW love the scarf!

Dina Karivalis said...

I love those pants! This is the perfect laid back summer look!
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

Love the trousers & the arm candy (bracelets) look great! Andrea x

FashMagsbypamm said...

Your pictures are crystal clear. Love the quality.

Chelsea Islin said...

Old Navy used to be my secret spot but now everyone has realized they really have upgraded! Love that white tank- so versatile!

Classy Chic & Chardonnay

Tiffany M* said...

Are these pants as comfortable as they look? I have a feeling these would be the perfect work pants for the office. Love the embroidered top-perfect for the summer

Kristina said...

Love your scarf!

Kristina does the Internets

Leah Yablong said...

I love your top! I've been looking for something like that so I really appreciate you posting links to similar tops. And I'm jealous that you can wear the girl's department items!

Anngelik Martinez said...

I love this laid back outfit! Your hat and scarf are adorable.


Raving Fashionista said...

I love the look of a chic little scarf tied at the neck.. This is inspiring me to break a few out of the back of my closet - thanks! ;)

xo Sarah {}

Rachel Lynne said...

JustFab has the best bags, don't they?! Super cute look!

Emma Finlayson said...

Love this look. I am looking for some comfy summer pants like that!!!
xo Emma

Ashley Elizabeth said...

That lipstick looks great on you!

Peonies and American Honey said...

The scarf you are wearing in this post is lovely and the color of your bag is very unique, I don't see enough bright purple purses here in NYC. I would really like to see more of your day to night posts. Also, what happened to your 4-anyway posts? Those were my absolute favorite posts.


Peonies and American Honey

Megan Maddison said...

Perfect outfit. Especially love those sandals and your bag.


Mizz Nashty said...

This is one of my favorites outfits too date. Chic, summery and it does look super comfortable. Thanks for the inspiration.


Alice Sibley said...

What a great classic combo! I love the modern colors and jewelry to punch things up.

dana dimitras said...

Such a lovely bag!! :)

Lucy Mason said...

Beautiful outfit! I love that bag xx

Candida Maceo said...

I love this look! Simple, casual, but so well put together. Which is no surprise because you ALWAYS look put together. ;) Loving the hat and your layered bracelets too.


Steph said...

I absolutely love the bag and the pop of colour it brings to your outfit.

Steph x

Chic Trends said...

Love those bracelets! The whole look is great, though.

Thanks so much for sharing, x

Chelsea said...

I love the detail on your simple white tank and the panama hat is such a Summer staple!

Chelsea & The City

Adriana Lucia said...

I love this look! It's so pretty and effortlessly chic!

Vlada Cotorobai said...


TaraMixandMatch said...

Cute & comfy! Love the color of your bag.

Kodi Jensen said...

Love your fedora! Perfect piece for summer.
grey et al

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving the wrist wear!


Sarah said...

Officially coming out of lurkdom to say more professional/office outfits please! I just discovered your blog about a month ago and it has become an absolute must-read for me - thank you for all the inspiration! On an unrelated note, I suspect from some of your photo backgrounds that you live very close to me. For discretion's sake, I will just tell you that I live in the town that hosted Canal Days this past weekend (-:


Nikki O'Toole said...

My favorites here are the accessories. Love the hat and the shoes. Nice combo!
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Style-Delights said...

As always, stunning look! summer celeb! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Style-Delights Blog

Alice Warren said...

What a great relaxed look. I love how your purse picks up the purple from the scarf. You look great with a fedora.


Janet said...

This is a lovely put-together look without being over the top! One question... How did you tie your scarf?

I work in a somewhat conservative office environment in the Midwest, with a "business casual" dress code. I'd love to see outfits for this environment.

Thanks for your inspiration!

Kimberly said...


Yes, you are right - you live very close to me! Maybe I will run into you one of these days :)


Kimberly said...

Hi Janet,

Thank you for your feedback! This particular scarf was a square shape, so I folded it diagonally and looped it around my neck once, bringing the ends back around & tucking them underneath. Hope that helps! :)


kristen Tella said...

I LOVE this outfit! I have been looking for a pretty pink bag for a while now and I think this may be the cutest one I've seen so far.

I just found your blog and I love it :)


Kellyinthecity said...

You seriously need to become a J.Crew model. You're so beautiful! :)



Ashleigh said...

Laid back...
with my mind on my money and my money on my mind. Sorry that's just where my mind went when I saw the title!
I really adore the fedora.

sarahsreallife said...

I didn't read the previous comments so maybe someone else already said this...but my biggest problem in the summer is that I get chilly in an office all day, but then I go outside and it's sweltering. I'm always looking for creative layering ideas! (especially light layers) Keep up the good work, Kim!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

FitTravelerAJ said...

I have been looking for a white fedora...thanks for posting this one!


The Budget Babe said...

that tank is old navy?! you have such a good eye!