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white denim skirt

I know I keep banging on about how yuck and hot it is outside, but when the weather takes a turn this hideous, I can consider little else. And when it comes to dressing for the temperature, I—like so many others—find it refreshing to do so in shades of white. First off, it doesn’t absorb sunlight the way darker colors do and make you just feel hotter, and secondly, it just comes off so damn crisp on days when you are feeling anything but. I love the raw hem on this denim skirt, the fact that it has a nice amount of stretch, and also its perfect just-above-the-knee length.

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Short sleeves and an oversize cut here just look very fresh to me.

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I adore white jeans, but they can be on the heavy side when temperatures skyrocket. So I’ve elected to show these breezy, nicely tapered linen pants instead.

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I just bought this shirtdress on sale at Maria Cornejo and am getting crazy wear out of it already. It’s actually not white but a light, light shade of silver that is just so good. Exciting bonus for GOACA readers: from now until July 18, enter GOACAFREE at checkout and get free shipping on any Cornejo order!

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I know I face wicked backlash for featuring any shorts here at all—they appear to me among your most despised articles of clothing. But I love the idea of these with a great big slouchy top.

Posted on July 11th, 2016 12 Comments

12 Responses

  1. c.w. says:

    Love the Marie Cornejo dress, but literally laughed out loud when I read that the model––5’11″––was wearing the smallest size (4) so at my 5’2″(and 3/4) height I’m guessing a size 4 would be more, oh, midi-length or longer on me. (sigh)

  2. DeDe says:

    While I prefer dresses in summer – they’re more comfortable for me with my fibro because they don’t irritate any sore spots – it’s fair season and I have at least one tilt-a-whirl ride in my future. Practicality wins.

  3. Mae says:

    I just ordered a pair of white linen pants, like the ones above, from Athleta on sale for $59.

  4. darcy h says:

    Lovely white linen pants, but do they require nude-colored undies? (Coordinating specific underthings with certain items of clothing = deal breaker. )

  5. Ann says:

    Thank you for the long shorts! Also, so happy you’re back. You’re the only one who speaks our language and hasn’t written off our age group as, you know, done with life. I visit this site every single morning.

  6. AmyM says:

    The Madewell shirt reminds me of one I had many, many moons ago from the original Express, which I of course wore with either a brooch at the neck or a bolo tie. Love the Maria dress!

  7. MK says:

    Great picks! That Madewell shirt, though, is a bad dupe of Steven Alan’s Oversized Stand Collar shirt.

  8. AmyG says:

    I love everything in this post. Great long shorts! The shirt dress – Does it run small?

  9. DeDe says:

    PS, totally just ordered the shorts. Thanks for literally saving my ass.

  10. Christine says:

    Could be worse — you could be back in Houston. Highs of 99 all week. Sigh.

  11. darcy h says:

    Hi. I submitted a question about the level of sheerness of those great linen pants. Where’d it go I wonder?