Neutrals in summer

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Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: Old Navy | Wedges: Relativity (old) | Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bag: Vintage Coach | Rings: Forever 21

After a very fun week in Ohio and a fun but packed weekend in Chicago, I’m back at it in Omaha. My college friend Keri is getting hitched in July, and we celebrated the bachelorette party a bit early and had a personal cooking lesson with a professional chef. So. Good. I’m a Top ChefMasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, all around Food Network freak, and now I want a chef to teach me to stop by my apartment every week to teach me a new dish. Liz and I got back in around 1:00 on Monday morning, and sleep was the very first thing on my mind. Thanks for sticking with me through my unplanned break!

Most people shy away from black in the summer, but I find I reach for it year-round. The trick is making it season-appropriate, and these shorts from Old Navy do the trick (last seen here). I wore them multiple times during my trip, and they’re just as versatile with a silky tank as they are with a printed sweatshirt.