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I’m trying to squeeze every last ounce of wear out of my summer wardrobe. For the first time in a long time I’m really not looking forward to fall. Autumn has long been my favorite season, but this summer has been so gorgeous and I’ve put together such a fun summer wardrobe this year that I’m not looking forward to tights, boots, scarves, coats, tweed, houndstooth….any of it. I love my summer stuff! (Whine, whine, complain…) I’m slowly getting used to the idea, though. I seriously need to get some fall inspiration. I bought a handful of September issues last month that I’ve yet to really dig into, and today I bought some tweed and a new skirt pattern for another sewing project. Wish me luck! I’m wondering just how long I can get away without tights, though. Have you broken out the tights and boots yet?

Side note for all you fellow teachers out there, or anyone who’s looking for a spacious, comfy to carry work tote bag or travel carry-on, my Vera Bradley “Vera” tote bag is one of my absolute favorite things. Vera Bradley makes the most adorable things and they’re all incredibly functional. I have a matching duffle, makeup bag, and “ditty” bag in the same print, “Twirly Birds Navy”, which is retired, but still available via eBay. I also have a Vera lunch bag, lanyard, and Kindle cover. Can you say obsessed much? I love Vera stuff and can’t spread the joy that is Vera Bradley enough. There’s a store in Bellevue Square Mall, but all of their stuff is available on their website, too.

Here’s another way I’ve worn this striped skirt (with another t-shirt) and this anchor tee. I love dressing up my tees (because that means I can wear t-shirts to work!). I’m linking up with Work Clothes I Suppose for Third Thursday Threads.

More Ways to Wear It

OUTFIT DETAILS  jean jacket, Levi’s (similar) | anchor print top, Banana Republic | striped full skirt, Banana Republic | peep toe pumps, Banana Republic (similar) | work tote bag, Vera Bradley “Vera” tote  (this pattern is called Twirly Birds Navy, and sadly is retired, but there are a ton of adorable prints still available) | anchor necklace, Aprie (similar) | lip color, NARS Heat Wave