summer neutrals

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It is officially summer here and we ended up having beautiful weather this past weekend!! So when the fiance and father-in-law finished working on the deck early, we decided to go enjoy some fun activities outdoors! My style is usually pretty casual and easy-going which works perfectly for those summer days spent wandering around. Following lunch on a patio (of course!) we headed into downtown Calgary.

I paired this blue and white striped linen blouse I had, which was an awesome Winners find, with a pair of white, cotton shorts. This look felt so fresh and summery I never wanted to change! I can’t get enough of cognac coloured accessories so I added a Nine West handbag and sandals in the shade to add some contrast to the outfit. I absolutely adore anything with hearts and just like my home décor, I love silver and gold accessories! PS. Sorry for the blurry shot – we are still figuring out this whole blogging photography thing ;)

summer-neutrals

Sunglasses: Rayban | Handbag: (similar) H&M | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, H&M | Blouse: (similar) H&M | Shorts: (similar) American Eagle | Sandals: (similar) Target

maxi skirts

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I have been seeing maxi skirts everywhere right now so it inspired me to pull out a Talula one I had from last season. We had been out in Strathmore, Alberta for a family golf tournament over the weekend and were heading out for Father’s Day festivities later that Sunday so I wanted something casual but cute! We stopped to smell the flowers… literally! I loved these lilac bushes that were all over the golf course, they smell so amazing!

Barefoot and happy! The morning ended up being beautiful so I wore the skirt with a Talula bustier. I’m obsessed with anything and everything pastel right now so I picked a pale blue colour. I love how this skirt flows, it feels so airy and I love it paired with the slimmer fit of the bustier. I also threw on my fedora to add a little flair, plus they come in handy for those post camping hair styles ;)

We went out later on for brunch with my dad and since we were in the area, we wandered around the neighborhood I grew up in. Its an older community in Calgary with pre-war houses, they have so much character and I fall in love every time. Plus I’m a sucker for a street lined with big, beautiful trees and flowers. Anyway, it was a little chilly out so I added a chambray button up, which is a great staple!
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Fedora: Aldo | Sandals: (similar) Aldo Bustier: Here | Denim Blouse: Express | Skirt: (similar) Need Supply Co