Crochet Detail Tee + Style on the Daily Link Up

I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July! We had a surprise visit from some family members so we took them on one of our favorite hikes (Torrey Pines) and had a nice time catching up with them over lunch afterwards. It was a nice way to get out and enjoy America the Beautiful for Independence Day. My hiking outfit wasn't worth posting on the blog (although if you're truly curious it was almost identical to what I wore here when I took my sisters on the same hike last summer), but here's another outfit I wore last week that I liked a little better!

Top: c/o Romwe | Jeans: c/o Mott & Bow | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Charming Charlie | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Charmed Stacks (save 10% with code onthedailyx)

This top is one size only, and I think it will fit best if you normally wear size XS or Small in brands like Express or Gap. If you normally wear a Medium it could work if you don't mind a more fitted look. The color name of this apricot, and my monitor display made me think it would be a little more peachy (erm...apricotty I guess?) than it is in real life. I'd say it's more of a creamy ivory than apricot.  That said, I am really happy with it! It's a really nice lightweight for summer and I love the crochet detail. It looks a little more dressed up than a plain t-shirt, but you still get the comfort of a t-shirt! I chose to wear it with pants for a coffee date with a friend, but when it warmed up I switched to shorts and sandals so I'll show you that option below as well.

I don't know how many people will be shopping for black jeans at this time of year, but I do love this pair and still get some use out of them in the summer, especially for going out at night. They ran true to size for me, and I have a more detailed review of them here.

On the other hand, I wear my Charmed Stacks bracelets the most during the summer since they aren't hidden by long sleeves! Tatiana (the shop owner) was kind enough to offer a 10% discount code for my readers. I have several of her sets that are a one-piece stack, but I also have several sets of bracelet trios, and I tend to mix and match those sets a lot to whatever combination I want for that particular outfit. To be honest they are all mixed in a drawer and I'm not sure which sets of three came together at this point! But if you see me wear something and don't see something similar in their current inventory, just message them through their Etsy page and they can create a custom set for you. I've done this myself and currently have a request in for another set with silver metal since I could use a set with some silver.

Front View:
Top: c/o Romwe | Jeans: c/o Mott & Bow | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Charming Charlie | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Charmed Stacks (save 10% with code onthedailyx)

Same Top with Shorts:
Top: c/o Romwe | Jeans: c/o Mott & Bow | Shoes: Target (Option) | Bag: c/o Amazon | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Charmed Stacks (save 10% with code onthedailyx)

I thought I'd join Anne & Stephanie in sharing some things that are currently going on around here since I do other things in life besides wear clothes! If nothing else, maybe it adds a little more context to what I'm wearing since so many outfit choices are determined by our lifestyles. Here's what I'm currently documenting, accomplishing, enjoying, reading, and spending!

...the books I read every month in my monthly book reviews (most recent reviews here or head to Categories > Book Reviews from the navigation menu up top).

...a lot of minor tasks that aren't especially rewarding but need to be done. e.g. Filling out some paperwork for school, getting prescriptions refilled, and replacing some really worn out curtains in my bathroom.

...the less hectic summer schedule. I cut back on some of the evening activities the kids and I had during the school year and it's been a much needed, positive change. After pushing myself hard to get my Black Belt in May (training 3 to 5 days per week), I'm taking the summer off from Tae Kwon Do and letting my body get a little more rest!

...Beartown. Kristen raved about this one her last book review post so I knew I needed to read it. I'm only a few pages into it though so not much to say about it yet! Hopefully I'll finish it in time for my July Book Reviews on the 12th.

...quality time with family going on evening walks. About once a week we've been going on walks in the evening as a family and it's funny how such a simple, easy activity makes us all feel so good. When we all get out of the house and get some fresh air the conversation just seems to flow so naturally.

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  1. Love the crochet details on this top. Happy you are taking it easy this summer and enjoying family time. I love going on walks too specially early in the morning before it gets so hot.


  2. I love both your outfits and I really like the way you take your outfit pics!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris


  3. That top is really pretty with the crochet detail! Long walks are the best. It's a great way to get some fresh air and catch up!

    Doused In Pink

  4. That top is gorgeous! Love the lace!

  5. Love that the top is versatile! You rocked both looks!

  6. I just found your blog on the Straight A Style link up! I love it and am so glad I found you! Great post! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  7. Crochet top looks lovely. I like the way you have styled it.
    Love, Nistha

  8. Such a pretty top! I love the pop of cobalt with it too! I'm glad you had a great 4th! I love Torrey pines and need to do it again with nate. Perhaps you and chris could join too? :)

  9. Good job getting those little tasks done... it's no fun, but always satisfying in the end, right? And I love a book recap - going to check that out! Thanks for linking up :)

  10. Love the detailing on that top. Dialing back the schedule sounds perfect. I hope you had a great 4th!

    Nicole to the Nines

  11. Love the details on this top! Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic rest of your week!


  12. Awww evening walks in the summer are the best!

  13. This top is so pretty! I like it with both the black jeans and shorts. I need to check out Beartown and add it to my list.

  14. Wow wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? :)


  15. I love surprise family visits! And what a great hike to take 'em on. This top is super cute on you, lady- and yay for less crazy-busy summers! It's nice to be able to enjoy the season. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. oh wow, that top is super cute! i normally wear a medium and hate anything fitted lol so i'll skip it, but it is cute. ohh fingers and toes crossed that you like beartown!! i always get so worried when i rave about a book. hope you like it! KC and I love going for walks for that reason as well, sit us down at a restaurant and its crickets, but go for a walk and we don't shut up lol.

  17. i loved a man called ove and will be interested to hear what you think of this other book by backman.

  18. Love that top! I saw it on IG and had to check it out. Checking off those minor tasks are SO satisfying but annoying. Great job ;)

  19. I just got that top from SheIn! I am hoping it is long enough to cover my bump for now because it's so cute! And it's even cuter on you than the website!

  20. Hi Gina,

    I really love your Romwe top. It is so pretty. And it looks perfect with your black jeans. Even if people may not be shopping for black jeans right now, you inspired me to get a pair.


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