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Earlier this summer I was thinking about a bucket list of things I'd like to do, which are pretty much the things I want to do every summer - spend more time at the beach, read more books, plan a long weekend on Block Island, have a picnic, visit a sunflower field, ect. Naturally the end of August sneaks up as it always does, and most of that list never gets realized. Then I started thinking about my summer outfit bucket list, and how I have things hanging in my closet from last summer I still haven't worn!

Yes, I've worn both this blouse and these pumps before, but last summer I imagined wearing them together for a fun evening out, which never happened. Rather than let another summer pass with this outfit not being worn, I decided that Sunday breakfast at the little place on the corner we always go to would be occassion enough.

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The Rundown
Blue and White Floral Blouse Joie via Coco's similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Honey Fringe Sandal Banana Republic similar
Navy Foldover Clutch Clare V. similar
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Liho Liho Ring Rudiment via Rocksbox



  1. The temptation to save outfits for the perfect occasion is strong, but you never know when that perfect occasion may actually come along, so it's much better just to wear them when you have a chance - and Sunday breakfast seems like the perfect chance to me. (But then again, this is life with a chef - Sunday breakfast is our version of date night :P) I love the fringe detail on the sandals, it really fun, and the blue and white shades are absolutely gorgeous together.

  2. Seriously I save clothes for "just" the right occasion and then it never comes and I'm like, why have I not worn this?! I've decided that life is one party and you show up dressed how you want to, regardless of the occasion!

    The Adored Life

    p.s. still working on that font issue!

  3. At least you got a wear in, right? And I mean those shoes are too cute not to wear out somewhere. I have a depressing large section of my closet currently that's unworn summer clothes - I really overestimated how much I'd be able to get dressed and leave the house this summer with baby Eleanor.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. Cute outfit! Love those sandals!

  5. That never used to happen to me before, but now I have way too many clothes (wow--did i really say that??)!!
    It's a perfect combination, Lydia!!!

  6. I say take the plunge and get those things on your summer bucket list done. It's August and summer doesn't actually end until September 22 so there's still time. Get out there! And by the way, this top fits you like a dream!

  7. It's a perfect combo! I love how the shoes match the blue highlight in the floral print!! This summer I've been so bad at doing "Summery" things...UGH!

  8. Nice white and blue outfit with lovely sandals ;)

  9. Any place is a good excuse for a great outfit, even better if you can mark one thing off that list !

  10. I can't get over how fun those shoes are! So perfect with your top!


  11. Summer always seems to leave so quickly! Glad you were able to wear this outfit before the seasons changed. Those heels and blouse were made for each other!

  12. Summer always flies by! I love the idea of finding occasions to wear things. I think this outfit works perfectly for brunch. I love those shoes and that top!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. What a gorgeous blouse!

    Dawn Lucy

  14. I love these heels- how fun! And so good with the blouse!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. The heels and top are a great combo! Any occasion is a good occasion for a great outfit.

  16. The end of August sneaks up way too soon. Love the blue sandals :)

  17. You look so chic! This would be perfect for work too!


  18. loving the shoe + blouse combo and props to you for wearing it when you want to instead of waiting for an event.

    xo, Maddy