I've recently identified that blue striped cotton is my everyday staple... and somehow have worked it into my every day. This year I've been coveting blue stripe (as many have) and I've gone on a little hunt to find my faves. My final picks here are fairly predictable, but hopefully still helpful. 

Looking for: blue and white stripe long sleeve collared, button down shirt. Something that's a bit longer in length and can transition through the seasons. Preferably 100% cotton, but okay with a majority blend. 

Looking to spend: $50 - $100. 

Brands to start my search: J. Crew, Everlane, Need Supply Co. 

Monki Tie Back Striped Shirt Dress. This first one I found on ASOS. I like the simple oversized cut, the clean stripe and smaller collar. It's 100% cotton and looks like an easy fit for everyday. There is a small tie back which I probably wouldn't use, and just let hang loosely. But it's a cute option if I ever want to tie at my waist for a more feminine silhouette. I'd definitely buy this...

*And I did. More to come one this. It's still available and on sale right now for $32.

Everlane Cotton Poplin Collarless Shirt Dress. Of course I've been eyeing this. I'm an Everlane junkie. I love how they styled the dress with pants—the silhouette appears to be slightly more fitted but the dress over pants thing really floats my boat. Easy, comfortable modern. This is priced at $65, and with my previous experiences with Everlane, I have no doubt the quality will hold up. I'd definitely buy this....

*And I did. More to come on this one too :) 
The Stelen Eva Striped Shirt from Need Supply Company. No... I didn't end up buying this. But will mention that originally priced at $68, it is now on sale for $20.99 and I am very tempted. I loved the style of the sleeve here, almost cut as an A-line. What deterred me was the fit. The comfort of a longer, relaxed fit gets me every time, especially buying online. If I was more confident my boobs would fit into a more fitted shape, I'd go for it. That's really the only thing holding me back with this one, especially with that deep discount.

I didn't end up finding anything notable from J. Crew— and yes, totally bought two while shopping... But honestly I don't know how many is too many blue striped shirts. 

This edition of SHOPPING FOR is a little late.. so I'll be coming at you with a review on these soon. 

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Things that have happened in June. 
Tying jute in pretty little bows.
Jumping, playing juveniles.
Summoned to the jury. 
Happy Father's Day, Joe. 
June 28, the day we met.

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Black Leather Shoes - Style Interplay
I popped over on instagram stories to talk about these babies, but figured it'd make a great post as well. SO— here's what we've got.

In 2014 I bought the patent leather mila loafers from Topshop. These babies have traveled across the country with me, have been my everyday go-tos to class back in college, and have made a few appearances post-college as well. I've worn and loved them so much that there is a hole straight through the ball of the foot on both shoes. Some of my favorite posts featuring these shoes are this everyday look, this outfit with my fav Rachel Comey jacket, and with the spring dress I made.

I've kept them because they are still a favorite, but haven't worn them in two years. I moved on to the Everlane Modern Loafer, which was my first purchases from Everlane. Loved these. The breaking in process was very similar to my Brixton boots, which I reviewed here. These are my every day, wear with anything loafers. At this point, I need to get the sole repaired, and see if there's anything we can do about that BS toe dimple happening at the tips of the toes. It happened shortly after I bought them and have been my least favorite thing about these shoes. If you guys have any tips on fixing or avoiding that—please let me know!

Now, the new new. I was shopping at Crossroads this weekend and ran across a pair of Everlane Modern Oxfords. (Far right in the image above.) Very excited for this find, especially because I got them for $37.50 and they retail for $168. Also, I am a size 8/8.5 shoe, in Everlane I size up to a 9, but in my experience with the Brixton boot and Modern loafer I think I should go up another half size. So, finding these at a size 9.5 was perfect. I can finally bid farewell to my Topshop oxfords and replace with these new babes.

Taking stock: loafers and oxfords

This has made me want to take stock of a bunch of other things in my closet. Sneakers, tees, jeans, button downs... Might be a good addition to make sure I'm getting rid of old or unworn things, as I invest in the new definitely-will-wear-every-day things.

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