Throughout most of the year, I tend to highlight work outfits. (My work contract is for 9 months, which is pretty standard for academic librarians. So that’s why you see mostly work outfits during the main academic year, and then a majority of casual outfits in the summer months.)
My casual outfits also tend to be quite similar, so I wanted to showcase a typical casual look today:
Last weekend, I wore this around the house (laundry, bills, cleaning, etc.) as well as for popping out to Fred Meyer for groceries. (And for maxidress shopping — which you can see on my Facebook page.) It’s a standard foundation of t-shirt + cargo trousers + denim jacket. In the winter months, I exchange the denim jacket for a hoodie or sweater, and wear socks instead of sandals.
(By the way, I like to wear cargo trousers on a chore-and-cleaning day because I can stuff little things that I pick up around the house, like bobby pins and coins, into the pockets as I move from one area to the next.)
Details: Olive ankle pants: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s, gift-carded this winter / Blue t-shirt: The Home T, gift from my mom / Denim jacket: Old Navy, gift-carded fall 2012 / Pewter t-strap sandals: Target, last spring / Polka-dotted bag: Fossil via Macy’s, this spring
This polka-dotted bag, bought recently for our Vancouver trip, easily converts from a crossbody to a shoulder bag! I also love how the mint green strap matches my mint green toenail polish. ;)
And was I worried that the mint green + olive tones clashed? Nope! That’s because I consider olive green a neutral.