Real Outfit Roundup

by - July 26, 2022

I feel like I've really dropped the ball on these outfit roundup posts this summer, but it's just been such a crazy few months, y'all. Between moving, the magazine, and preparing for my first year teaching, I've been spread pretty thin over the past couple of months. And to be perfectly honest, I haven't been super focused on putting together photo-worthy outfits...especially since we've been having one of the hotter summers I can remember.

Anyway, these outfits date back to the first of July, but there are days-long gaps between some of them for various reasons. I also probably can't tell you what all I did on some of the days because, well, there's been a lot going on this month, and it's all a little jumbled. So bear with me while I try to get this straight!

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 145 lbs. I typically wear size 6 or s/m in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

Shirt / Shorts (similar)

We're starting with the July 4th weekend, where I can assure you I was dressing for comfort over style. Still, I wanted to share this t-shirt with you because I've enjoyed wearing it this month. It's super soft and comfortable and perfect for anyone who likes to camp. My shorts are a couple years old, but they're the Universal Thread brand from Target, which I really like. My flip flops are so old that I don't remember where they came from, and they honestly probably only cost a few dollars.

You might remember seeing this swimsuit in the Spring when I shared four different options that I liked from Amazon. Well, I finally got around to wearing this one, which was my favorite from the bunch. I was comfortable in this all day and didn't feel like I was fighting it in any way at all. It stayed where it was meant to stay, even when riding the tube.

Shirt (Wantable) / Shorts (similar) / Shoes

This is one of the shirts that came in my Wantable box. I've shown it dressed up a little bit by pairing it with a skirt, but this day I just felt like being comfortable and wore denim shorts and Converse.

Shirt (Wantable)

This is another of the shirts I kept from the Wantable box. It's a fun embroidered blouse that I'll be able to wear to work. I don't remember what bottoms I was wearing here, but I wanted to share the shirt regardless.

Shirt / Skirt (similar) / Shoes

I had some errands to run this day, so I felt like putting a little effort into my outfit. This polka dot skirt is one of my favorites to mix and match, especially with fun t-shirts like this one. My pink Converse kept everything nice and casual, and I'm happy to report that this color is back in season! So if you've been looking for a pair, now's the time to buy.

I have absolutely no idea what I was actually wearing underneath this rain jacket, but I absolutely love this rain jacket and wanted to share it with you!

Recognize this dress? It's from my teacher shopping post. I had a coffee meeting with one of the magazine's partners this particular morning, then spent some time in my classroom that afternoon getting desks arranged, etc. Anyway, I have this dress in four colors. That's how much I love it! It's a midi length on me, which is perfect for teaching, and because it's just a basic dress, it'll be easy to layer a jacket or sweater over it in the cooler months.

I wore this to a chiropractor appointment, then we finished up some magazine distribution. The rain made it especially difficult this month! This t-shirt is one of my favorite new additions this summer. It comes in a bunch of colors, too. These shorts have been a staple of my summer wardrobe. They are a little bit more structured than denim shorts and come in a bunch of colors. I've got this pink pair, a pale blue, and the olive green.

Dress / Sandals (similar) / Earrings

This is one of my favorite dresses of all time. I have shared it so many times on this blog! I wore this to do some back-to-school shopping during my state's tax free weekend. I usually wear different shoes, but since we were going to be doing a lot of walking I wanted a pair of no-hassle sandals.

This was the first day of teacher orientation, and I wanted to make a good impression, while being comfortable. This is another of those Time and Tru tank dresses. I love this neutral striped one! I feel like I can wear just about any third layer with it, from my white jean jacket to a blue denim jacket, my brown suede jacket, or even a black blazer. For this day, I chose to keep it all very simple and finished the look with my faux leather white tennis shoes.

This was the final day of new teacher orientation, which was only half a day. I knew I would be spending the afternoon doing some stuff in my classroom so I wanted to be a bit more casual. I paired this new favorite giraffe t-shirt with my black skinnies and converse and called it a day. I left the shirt untucked because I liked the way that looked more than doing a half or full tuck. The giraffe necks go all the way to the hem, so it looked odd.

This dress was also included in my teacher shopping post. We had a school registration appointment for Alexis to go to that morning, then I spent a little bit of time in my classroom, before coming home to do some magazine tasks and work on some pre-planning stuff. The first day of school is next week! Anyway, this dress is incredibly comfortable. I think it looks like a newspaper that got smudged by the printing press. I was undecided on the shoes I wanted to wear so just kept it simple with black Converse.

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