an august amble

hmskirt6hmskirt5hmskirt1 hmskirt2 hmskirt3 hmskirt4H&M Skirt (in a fall color here)  |  J.Crew Button Down Shirt  (similar)  |  Kelly Wynne Purse  |  Tory Burch Sandals (dying for this similar pair)  |  Ray Ban Sunglasses  |  Pearl Strand

I’ve found that once August rolls around, evenings get incredibly vibrant, color-wise. And incredibly hot. And the last thing I want to put on for a night out is a pair of jeans… humidity + heat + sweat = no bueno. My favorite solution? A lightweight skirt.

A friend at my summer internship, Olivia, wore this skirt earlier this summer and I remember thinking how adorable and expensive it looked. The print and pleated detailing caught my eye immediately. Imagine my delight, therefore, when I found it at H&M! The best feeling. With a light J.Crew button down and my go-to Torysandals, it made for a perfect, easy evening ensemble.

I hope you’re enjoying these hot August evenings as well! I’m in Charlotte, NC this week visiting the boy, and we’ve been having our fill of them with outdoor concerts these past two nights! Favorite moment thus far? Shaking hands with AND getting an autograph from the JAMES TAYLOR. Remember when I named my post over my trip to Charlotte last summer a lyric from one of his songs? I might have cried. ;)

Love from Texas,


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  1. Becky said:

    It’s been forever since I’ve been in H&M and I need to go back! Your outfit is so pretty and perfect for summer or fall! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. You look precious!!


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  3. Ellen said:

    I love a dress or a skirt for those hot, humid nights!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  4. Joana said:

    Absolutely love all your blog posts. Since you started making youtube videos I feel like i can totally imagine you writing your posts. you’re so positive :)

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  5. Antonia said:

    I absolutely love this whole look!

    Published 8.13.14 · Reply
  6. Hannah said:

    love this look! definitely need to know what nail polish that is! i am IN love!

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  7. Charles said:

    I’m in love❤️🥰 She is absolute perfection and, a divine work of art.

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