quintessential summer outfit

4 pieces to take you from errands to the beach copy

This is, to me, the quintessential summer outfit: it’s got straw, stripes, ripped denim, a roomy tote and super comfy shoes. You can basically wear it anywhere and be good to go, which is probably my number one concern in the summer (as seen here).

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tank: J.Crew (ON SALE) | jeans: Zara | slides: H&M | hat: Saks Fifth Avenue (similar) | sunnies (c/o): Forever 21 | bag (c/o): Soprano | rings: Eye of the Stone, Roberto Fioravanti

Life is busy and slightly stressful. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in Europe where they have wine with lunch and a siesta in the afternoon. I fear the North American way to working/stressing til you drop is oh so unhealthy and that we could perhaps follow the lead of those on the other side of the Atlantic. We seem to take pride in working until midnight, rarely taking time off, and even comparing these tendencies with others. Perhaps I am exaggerating the European lifestyle, but it seems their point is to have a good time, no matter what you are doing.

Anyway, food for thought. Happy Wednesday.

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  1. 06.25.2014 / 6:18 am

    This is casual perfection! I love how laid back this is – you look adorable. And I agree with you, it’s weird that we as North American’s seem to take pride in being busy. That some people think it’s impressive to talk about how they had to work all weekend or until midnight, etc. I try to tell myself that work will always be secondary to life/family to me. It’s not for everyone, but I’ve learned that’s the way I feel. I just want to enjoy life!

  2. Samantha Dempster
    06.25.2014 / 6:49 am

    Love this casual summer look Jill! I just bought the same tank yesterday

  3. Cee
    06.25.2014 / 11:20 am

    Ha ha, alas the European lifestyle isn’t quite like we all get told it is… but Europeans do take lunch during the work week, unlike us! Personally, though, as much as I admire the European way of doing things, it’s so easy to fall back into the North American way when you live here and everyone else is. Must take more time to relax – we all must 🙂
    PS: You look adorable, as always.

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