If you live in the Midwest ( or really, any state that’s not touching Mexico or bordering the Gulf of Mexico ), chances are you’re complaining about the weather as you read this. I think we’re all over this winter / spring of brutal cold + polar vortexes. Mother nature can totally suck it.

If we’re practicing optimism however, the frigid temperatures have given me the perfect reason to rationalize summer shopping. I know I said I was trying to reduce my closet, and the good news is I am. It’s just that my haphazard wardrobe was completely devoid of good summer basics, so I spent hours and hours scouring the internet for solid summer pieces from the warmth + coziness of my tiny studio apartment. Why willingly go outside when you can shop WHILE wearing flannel pajama pants + slippers? No brainer.

This nine-square collection is my official summer 2014 purchases. A nice, thick striped tee. A few basic tank tops. Slim-fit boyfriend jeans in a light wash. A summery chambray dress. A lightweight gray sweater. A basic navy blue skirt scored on major sale. Comfy nude heels. An effing amazing one-piece swimsuit*. Pink + leopard sunnies. I already have a few basic tees from Everlane, pairs of shorts + sandals, so all I need now is a big bottle of SPF + gigantic margarita in my hand.

Bring it on summer, if you ever choose to come.

*Way too expensive, purchased after one too many glasses of wine…oops!


striped tee  |  tanks  |  jeans  |  dress ( on sale! )  |  sweater  |  skirt  |  swimsuit  |  sunglasses

Amanda Paa March 28, 2014

I love stripes, might need that shirt. Ps – no shame in purchasing that swimsuit, it’s so cute! And we’re all guilty of extra purchases after a few too many glasses of wine, right?

Allie March 28, 2014

That one piece IS amazing. A good swimsuit is worth the investment. You should be THANKING those glasses of wine, if you ask me! 😉


Maren March 29, 2014

Yea, that swimsuit is pricey, but freaking cute. And honestly, if you’re going to splurge, you might as well love it (and pray that it FINALLY gets nice enough to wear it). Wine…gets ya every time. 🙂

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