July recap plus new OOTD

My new Casual Friday summer work OOTD

Today I am wearing my distressed Loft boyfriend jeans with a denim shirt. To avoid a so-called Texas tuxedo look I added my Ralph Lauren silver pumps, GNW zebra cardigan and sunflower yellow bag for a polished urban look. I rolled up the sleeves for styling. The belt buckle stems from my college time. I made it in a recreational class.

#styleover50 woman in distressed jean, denim shirt and zebra cardigan
Loft distressed boyfriend jeans with Great Northwest denim shirt, Ralph Lauren silver pumps, GNW zebra print cardigan, DIY belt buckle, and Longchamp pilage cuire sunflower yellow bag (all own)

Summer weather calls for rain boots

Time is flying. It is already August which means summer is nearly over and never had really been here in Interior Alaska. Typically, summer smells like a burning campfire somewhere in the distance because of the wildfires. This summer we did not have any smoke episodes as it rained so much. Temperatures rarely reached the 80s (26.7C). Anyhow, there is still August which is usually the rainiest months in the Interior 🙁 . This means the most worn shoes in August are rain boots. 😉

#fashionover40 woman in distressed bf jeans
GNW zebra print cardigan, Loft distressed BF jeans, Ralph Lauren silver pumps, denim shirt, and pilage. Belt buckle DIY (all own)

Recap of best outfit posts and looks of July

August means also July Recap. Since it was so rainy my July recap may be a great cheat sheet for September inspirations in warmer climates than Alaska’s Interior ;). Here are your three July favorites.

1)#LookbookStore #fashionover40 woman in baby pink dress with denim jacket

2)#fashionover50 woman in chinos, silver pumps

3)#styleover40 midlife woman looking posh in a chic mesh skirt

1. The new factor boosts outfit ideas

Blue tailored denim jacket, Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses, Esprit bag, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps, DIY necklace (all own), and baby pink sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store

2. New humans come from the airport

Brooks Brothers cashmere sweater, Oliveo chinos, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Ralph Lauren silver pumps (all own)

3. Lookbook Store layered mesh skirt – a mother of pearl and ballet dream

Brooks Brothers cashmere sweater, Via Spiga slingback patent leather kitten heels, Hermes collier de chien cuff (all own), and mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store

Since in September, the first flurries may fly up here in the Interior I am busy working editing and updating my fall wardrobe. In case you want to get ahead of the curve in shopping for fall stop by on Wednesday for the third of my series Five Tips to Create a Working Fall Wardrobe. See here if you missed the first and second tip .

What will you do with the rest of your summer? Any exciting plans?

Photos: G. Kramm

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