Cool Your Jets

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The way I see it, this shirt has built in air-conditioning. And that’s a good thing because electricity ain’t cheap, folks. Yep, that’s my real skin you’re seeing…I went a little risqué and wore only a nude-colored bra underneath because I was just going to my Bar review class and then studying in various coffee shops. But of course if I wanted to be more of a lady, I could wear something underneath and it would even work for an office. Because I will pass the Bar, and I will get a job. (I’m trying that whole positive outlook thing. We’ll see if it works.)

Also, I don’t know what it is about these shorts, but they make my legs look really long. I assure you it’s an optical illusion, but I’m not mad about it.

Shirt (on sale) // similar Shorts // Bag (on sale) // similar Shoes // Watch* (normal size wrist version) // similar Sunglasses // Lips

 *Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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It’s a miracle! I found a hat that is more than roomy enough for my big noggin. I rarely wear hats because the usual one-size-fits-all toppers cut off the circulation to my brain. Bad brain circulation severely limits my witty banter ability, and no one wants that. Luckily, this Panama hat comes in multiple sizes, the largest of which is big enough for my genius brain.

Once I found the hat, the next step was waiting for the right time to wear it. A law office isn’t exactly hat territory, so weekdays were out. And since I’m not normally a hat wearer, I didn’t want to wear it all day when I would be inside. Just feels unnatural to me. Luckily, I made plans to go to an Indianapolis Indians game on Saturday! (I swear I didn’t go just so I could wear the hat. Although it was a nice bonus.)

A baseball game and a Panama hat? All I had to add was the witty banter.

similar Shorts // other similar Shorts (on sale) // Hat // similar Bag (on sale) // very similar Bag (splurge) // Necklace

Layers and Shorts

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CHEESE!!!

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It’s that awesome time of year when it’s summery and fallish at the same time, so you can wear shorts with a sweater or a t-shirt with boots and still feel pretty comfortable. I love the idea of a chambray layered under a cardigan, but since I just got on the chambray bandwagon this summer, I haven’t had the opportunity. Enter last Saturday: high of 72. Glorious. Perfect weather for an oxymoronic outfit.

Chambray: Madewell / Cardigan: H&M / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace & Sunnies: Charming Charlie

P.S. On a side note, I noticed that I’ve had several people click on my Bloglovin’ button in the past couple days, but Bloglovin’ doesn’t seem to think I’ve added new followers. That shit cray. If you tried to follow me recently but haven’t seen me on your Bloglovin’ feed, let me give you another opportunity right now: click here and then click the blue “Follow” button. Yay.

What Season is It Again?

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I swear it was fall a couple days ago, and now it’s 90 degrees. WHERE AM I? Oh, that’s right, I’m in Indiana. Where Mother Nature looks at the calendar and says, “Fuck you, seasons. I’ll do what I want.” (The Midwestern Mother Nature has constant PMS. She’s quite cranky.)

My solution was to be just as big a rule breaker as Miss Weather and combine two entirely different color schemes for two different seasons into one outfit. So there. Black/bronze/leopard for fall and mint/yellow for summer. And that’s how this outfit was born. OR maybe I very strategically planned this outfit so as to seamlessly transition from summer to fall. Nope. It’s the random one.

And by the way, I put my hands on my head all the time when I’m standing outside watching birds. It’s totally natural.

Chambray Take Two

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This is only the second time I’ve taken my new chambray top out in the world. The chambray’s debut became one of my most popular posts, so that put a lot of pressure on me for take two. This is also the second go-around for my new bubble necklace. When I blogged the first bubble necklace outfit, I asked for input on how to style it next. I think the floral print dress got the most votes, so naturally I completely ignored the feedback and wore whatever I damn well felt like.

Not really…I do value your opinions, dear readers. It’s just that on Saturday, I had to go to Law Review Orientation (a.k.a The Over-Achievers Convention). It was a day spent listening to various speakers, eating pizza, and learning how to edit scholarly legal articles. Basically a bunch of smart people sitting around and soaking up each other’s awesomeness. Not exactly a sundress-worthy occasion. But I promise I will wear the dress/necklace combo sometime this summer.

Hope everyone has a great week! (I know I will, because I’m leaving for Chicago on Thursday!)

Bubble Necklace available in various colors at J. Crew or other less legit sources

Top available at Madewell

Beat the Heat

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If you live in the eastern half of the U.S., you know that it was a wee bit warm the past week or so. Extreme weather often makes for a bit of a conundrum when it comes to picking an outfit. Do you forget about style and just wear whatever will keep you from melting into a little puddle on the sidewalk? Or do you sacrifice a little bit (or a lotta bit) of comfort in exchange for a cute ensemble?

On this particular occasion, it was evening and I was riding in an air-conditioned car to eat dinner in an air-conditioned restaurant, so it wasn’t such a hard choice. I kept cool in the shorts and flip flops, and this little cardigan-esque number is actually a very light silky material. I got it because I thought it would be a good summer alternative to a thicker cardigan or jacket – turns out I was right (I usually am).

So what are your thoughts on dressing in high-heat conditions? Leave me a comment. And don’t forget to follow Sarah’s Real Life (scroll down to enter your email or follow through Bloglovin’) so you’ll know as soon as new posts go up. You know you want to.

Tank: Target / Cardigan: LC Lauren Conrad / Shorts: Loft / Sandals: Target