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What DO I Wear?!?! Summer Blues Take One

What DO I Wear?!?! Summer Blues Take One

“Fashion is anything which is you and reflects your personality, and if you are comfortable with what you wearing, you’ll look trendy and fashionable for sure.” ~ Yami Gautam

Au Revoir Summer Fashion

I admit to being in hardcore denial about the end of summer. How is it the end of August? HOW? I feel like I say it every year, but this summer especially seems to have flown by, like it was the Flash. Part of it is that I travelled much of June and July, and the other part is much of my summer traditions I have saved until August.

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While I am beginning to get bitten by the pumpkin spice bug, (you can buy it next week according to Starbucks) and have even made a couple fall clothing purchases, I am still loving summer fashion and it is only fitting to end it on a blue note. Summer Time Saddness (cue Lana Del Rey) is just another word for the Summer Blues….Okay I made that up, but this IS a two part blue series, of a new summer staple.

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At this point I sound like a broken record, but I love versatility and I love two pieces. This summer I bought two two piece sets (mouthful!) from Lulus. Continuing on the broken record soap box (I should just make a billboard) blue is my favorite color which is why this blue floral piece is one of my favorite summer outfits and a must have.

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Lulu’s Blue Floral Two Piece Set

When I saw this set on Lulu’s website, I was sold instantly. Despite not being a fan of floral patterns, (just continuing with the broken record theme) the cobalt blue color instantly drew me to it. It has also been the summer of coming out of my fashion cave and I was willing to give it a shot.

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As I have mentioned in previous posts, Lulu’s tends to run on the smaller side, so I ordered a size up. I was nervous about how well the top would fit, since I have mosquito bites, and excess fabric even if it is meant to be flowy, it is not an attractive look.

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Thankfully the top was adjustable, and once I adjusted the straps it fit. It was a bit longer then on the model, but then that is just part of the story of the legal little person.

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The skirt was long and flowy, and while it fit well, did I mention it was long? I had to go to my trusty hemstress and get a foot taken off, once again adding to the story of the legal little person. Legit I could write a book.

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Length issues aside, the material was light and silky. It felt cool against my skin, making it perfect for hot summer days, and on windy days it totally gave the Beyoncé vibes. I loved how I had the options of making the skirt either high or low waisted given my mood or how many tacos I had consumed the night before.

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Styling

The first time I debuted the outfit, I decided I would wear both pieces. Despite it being a set, many people think it is a dress, and I got complimented as such.

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On a day where we were doing a little bit of everything, from exploring a chic beachside town, to perhaps beacon’ it ourselves, I decided to let the beautiful floral print do the talking. I have found I prefer to let the prints be the focal point of my outfit when I wear them as to not look like Pippi Longstocking. Simpler is better in my book.

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//Jacket: J-Crew // Top and Skirt: Lulu’s // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs // Earrings: Free People // cuff: LightHouseStudioDesigns// 

I ended up throwing the set over a white bathing suit which blended seamlessly with the top and skirt. Because it was on the chillier side, I added my denim jacket, and kept my jewelry beachy with a SeaMilligan Design necklace, and my lobster gauge cuff. I had a pair of wedges, but for the most part I walked around barefoot. It was at once chic while still having those care-free vibes you find at the beach.

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What do you think of the look? Do you love sets? 

25 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! Summer Blues Take One

  1. OMG this set is absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous color on you & i love the pattern! i’m sad about summer ending, but forever also excited about fall 💛 you got some really great beachy shots, love how flowy this fabric is!

    1. Thanks so much sweets! You are so kind! I am too! I am beginning to get excited about fall! But summer will forever be in my heart:) Thanks beauty! The wind was working with me! lol. <3

  2. I would not have known this was a two piece if you hadn’t mentioned it! The pattern and colour look lovely on you! The addition of the denim jacket is super cute xx

  3. Love love love two piece outfits like this one! You look so lovely! I laughed at the “mosquito bites” comment hahah I feel you! & that you had to hem a whole foot off the skirt! Short girl problems, right?!
    The denim jacket is a perfect match with the set, too. 😄

    1. They are the best! Especially when traveling! Awe hank you so much sweets! Bwahaha the poor “girls” :p Short girl problems for days! Lol. I don’t mind being the shorty…until I try on clothes! Lol.
      It is a staple in my closet, and pretty much a part of all my outfits! Thanks so much for your sweet comment beauty! <3

  4. If you wouldn’t have mentioned it was a set I would have never known!! It looks like a dress! I have a love hate relationship with floral patterns because weirdly enough, they don’t all look good on me lol. This dress however looks absolutely stunning on you and I also love how you styled it with a jean jacket. I still don’t have one lol

    1. It really does! Girl I am the same way! This summer I have really gone out of my comfort level with patterns, especially floral prints. I feel like I am wearing my grandmothers curtains when I wear them. They ca be so overpowering especially if you are petite like I am. The floral pattern game struggle is real! Lol.
      Awe thank you so much sweets! And girl you NEED one! This jacket is so old but such a staple in my closet:) <3

      1. LOL @ your grandmothers curtains comment! I can see why you feel like that though, and I’m pretty short myself, I often feel like all the cute clothes are made for tall girls! ;(
        I feel like every blogger who has a jean jacket says that, and I can see why, it goes with EVERYTHING!!

  5. I love this two piece! The colours, the length of the skirt, the flowyness, everything! I had to get some trousers shortened recently because they were too long! Short problems haha 😂
    You look amazing Kate! Everytime I see you insta piccies I just think wow!!! You are slaying more and more everyday!!

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