Summer Linen

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When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban

 

Shirt Dress

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The classic shirt dress is one of my favorite dresses for the summer. The loose shift dress silhouette is irrefutable for the heat. I remember I resisted as long as I could on buying this Theory dress and totally gave in. I bought the dress a year or two ago (I forget where) and never wore it til now. Collars and high necklines are one of my favorite details of the dress. Notice how it makes a great ensemble for the office with a pair of flats or low heels and a well-tailored blazer. Plus, its an appropriate length-its just above the knee. I try to implement office attire whenever I can on Everyday Renee because I want to show pragmatic and sensible looks to wear in everyday life. You can also wear it casually of course with sneakers or sleek slide sandals.

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