I bought a lot of basics this month that have quickly become this season’s go-to pieces with the menswear shirt already earning its keep as a wardrobe workhorse. It’s been such an easy piece to throw on with cutoffs for a bike ride to the biergarten or to keep my arms shielded from the sun at the flea market. I’m sure the cost-per-wear will be down to pennies by the end of the summer. Below you’ll find a list of items I bought this month with information on each.
See this year’s sartorial additions here.
- Universal Thread long-sleeve boyfriend button-down shirt ($20) – I went up a size in this for an oversize, forgiving fit over my hips. It’s made from a linen-blend fabric that’s perfect for hot days when you want more coverage. I put it through the dryer and the arm length shrank a little bit, but it’s not noticeable if you’re rolling the sleeves anyway. It’s ultra soft after a round in the washer and dryer.
- A New Day smocked midi dress ($30) – I’m definitely not over smocked-top dresses anytime soon. This one isn’t quite as nicely done on top as a Hill House one, so personally I wouldn’t go without a bra to offer some support and shape. It’s cute otherwise and feels well made.
- Old Navy luxe rib-knit swing tank ($17) – I bought this top in the “sisal” hue to wear with the wide-leg pants above. It’s a surprisingly chic combination for the brand. You can see it in my snapshot above.
- Old Navy luxe slub-knit swing tank ($17) – I can’t pass up this pretty rust color when I see it!
- Old Navy high-waisted linen-blend wide-leg pants ($40) – For your “coastal grandma” vibes, Old Navy has linen wide-leg pants that I’m wearing above. It’s an inexpensive way to try the trend. I went with my regular size. For length referencing, I’m almost 5’7″.
- Rothy’s sneakers ($125) – I’ll admit that I was skeptical about Rothy’s when I ordered my first pair of slip-on sneakers, but it’s safe to say I’m a fan given that this is my third pair. They’re more comfortable than Vince slip-ons and they’re easy to clean. I go up a half size so I can wear them with no-show socks. Get $20 off your first order with this link!
- Vintage Audubon book print ($12) – I’m admittedly only lukewarm on birds, but I do love a vintage Audubon print. I found this at a flea market last weekend. I’m thinking that it’ll work well with the colors in our powder room — and then I can finally take “after” photos to share with you! Search for other vintage prints here.
- Vintage glass candle holder from Sweden ($2) – The last thing I need is another candle holder when I so rarely use candlesticks, but this smoky blue glass was too good to pass up.
- IKEA “Vesken” cart ($15) – this cart is perfect for storing cleaning supplies in the bottom half of our bathroom’s built-in cabinets. It’s slim enough to allow room for additional storage inside the cabinet, too. It’s a great option for any narrow spot you need some extra storage. Given that it’s plastic, though, I’d use it just for hidden storage.
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