Neutrals :: Linen Trousers & Cutout Blouse

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… Because white linen trousers are warm weather appropriate …
xx. Valentine
ASOS Linen Trousers | Mango Blouse, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Michael Kors Bedford Bag, old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Rebecca Minkoff Bracelet Watch| Ann Taylor Hoops, old (Similar HERE)
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The end of Summer in Dots & Culottes

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The last of Summer days are here. I’m not quite sure what’s happening with the weather lately. It’s had many moods in the last couple of weeks like when these shots were taken, it was 80 degrees.
And though I may not be a fan of hot humid weather,I do love culottes. They’re the perfect cross between casual and chic and how they billow when the wind blows.

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Cheers to Summer & HELLO Fall ..

xoxo – Valentine

Topshop Lattice Top | ASOS Culottes | Zara Pumps (Similar HERE) | Michael kors Crossbody (Featured HERE)

Dots – Undone // Banana Republic

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Banana Republic has done it again! I usually find myself scrolling pass the trousers section because their 00P are still big on my extra petite frame, but these were a head turner and more. They’re definitely a classic piece and so summery. I can see myself wearing these for many summers to come.

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As I previously mentioned about their sizes, these trousers ran bigger than what their petite guide lists. And by “bigger”, the waist in these trousers were 3 inches wider. Since I loved them so much, I had them tailored to my normal 24″. I kept the hem as is because I choose to wear heels with them. But I am actually thinking of buying another pair just so I can have it hemmed to wear with flats. Decisions … Decisions ..

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Since I purchased these on a deal, I had them tailored and the sale price + the tailor’s price, came out to the pant’s original cost. So in all, this was a great buy. I may wait for another deal though for that second pair.
What’s your take? Would you buy a second pair you LOVE to wear with flats on occasions like this? Comment below and let me know! 🙂
Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xx. Valentine

H&M Top – old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Banana Republic PETITE Dot Trousers – 00P | Michael Kors Clutch | Christian Sirano Heeled Sandals – old (Similar HERE & HERE)

Sunset – Beach // Soludos Merida Basket

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I am absolutely in LOVE with the straw bag trend this season! Whenever I see one, I am reminded of how connected we are because these bags come from all over the world. There’s so much culture and effort that’s put into creating it. Soludos definitely captured my love for this Merida Pom Pom Basket.

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And between cultures, lies some water and sand. The sunset was so beautiful here and whats more is how this place could pull off as a mini Bermuda. I haven’t been there but from pictures, it is breathtakingly serene.

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I could’ve danced all night with the sand in my toes as the slow tides came in. And the night sky would’ve been filled with stars and the breeze would be just right. But of course, everything comes to an end. The beach has to sleep, closing it’s land just shy of ten.
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…There will be more of these summer days where there’s no agenda but just play.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope your weekend was filled with sunshine and smiles.

xx. Valentine

Forever 21 Maxi Dress (Similar HERE & HERE) | Forever 21 Wrap Up Sandals – old (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Soludos MERIDA Woven Basket (Similar HERE & HERE) \ Ann Taylor Raffia Earrings

Topshop ‘MERCI’ // Denim – Skirt Classics

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I came upon this tee while watching a Youtuber showcase some of her Summer wardrobe pieces. At first, it was just another tee with words on it, but every time I came by it on Nordstrom’s online shop, it grew more and more on me. And then it dawned on me how similar it looked to Gucci’s tee.  The upside, Topshop’s piece doesn’t come with a hefty price so I snagged a medium. This was such a hot item then that there weren’t any smalls left.

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While this tee was on it’s way to my home, I did occasionally check online to see if they had restocked a small and they hadn’t. At this point I was still skeptical about keeping it since I’m not keen on over-sized pieces. And reason being that it would swallow my small frame.
When I opened the package, it wasn’t as big as I had imagined. And it was also 100% cotton which meant if I wanted it to fit more snug, I can wash it in hot water and dry it on high heat (best way to shrink cotton or linen one size down).

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In all, this was a good purchase. I wanted to change up this business skirt so choosing a tee over a blouse was a win. Plus, this little denim jacket screams casual as well.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope everyone is having a good holiday. (It’s my half birthday on July 4th so I’m most definitely going to enjoy it!) Happy 4th Friends!!

xx. Valentine

Denim Jacket – old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Topshop Merci Tee | H&M Skirt – old (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara White Pumps (Featured HERE) | Michael Kors Clutch – old (Similar HERE & HERE)

last days …

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These heels are to die for! I’m in love with the neutral tones and the chunky heel, making it comfortable for longer wear. Banana Republic never seems to fail in their shoe department. And this season I’ve purchased two already from them. This wrap around sandal heel and these beauties in this blog post.

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Even though Summer may be playing hide and seek, I’m really just ready for Fall to happen now! And there’s nothing better than Fall fashion, therefore I’m slowly transitioning with suede and navy (one of the trends this season, even though navy is a staple color in my wardrobe year round).
Until then, I hope your season transition is going great, see you in the next outfit post. Thanks so much for reading!

xx. -Valentine

Top: H&M navy blouse (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Bottom: Forever 21 floral shorts (Featured HERE; Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoes: Banana Republic chunky heels (Similar HEREHERE & HERE) | Handbag: Michael Kors Suede tassel cross body (Featured HERE; Similar HERE, HERE & HERE)

little WHITE LIE

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…learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist… – pablo picasso 

(Wear white after labor day. What it comes down to is choosing the right fabric for the changing seasons. Summer ends and so comes fall and the winter knight. Go to white wools, cashmeres and down-filled parkas when the wind hits and the snow falls.)

Top: LOFT laced top | Bottom: J. Crew Martie Pant (in black, 00p) | Handbag: Kate Spade Lilah Satchel | Accessory: Francesca’s fur face keychain (Similar HERE & HERE) | Shoe: Featured HERE & HERE