The Polished Tomboy’s 2017 Spring & Summer Uniform

I didn’t set out to build a Spring uniform, but here we are.

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Any time I want to leave the house looking put together I find I reach for my high-waisted cropped/ankle jeans (try 100% denim, you might be surprised how good it feels), a graphic/patterned tee, excellent shoes, and a light functional (AKA derived from a piece of clothing previously wore for a certain function, not meaning “non-broken”) jacket.


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The brown Marants have proven to be quite versatile. They’ll work for fall and winter too.

Here are some other options, at a range of price points (except Birkenstocks because why on earth buy a lookalike?) I’ll be dressed like this until that week this summer when our temperatures exceed 90 degrees and I flee, flushed, to maxidresses. The Gucci slides might follow, I imagine block-heeled sandals will play a supporting role.

BTW, UNIQLO is having a Three Tees for the Price of Two promotion, here. Moomintrolls included.

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  • Lovely photo!
    I wish I could buy Isabel Marant boots here (I have to try it in person,as well as to feel and smell cosmetics)
    Or a lot of other things…. Uniqlo doesn’t ship here (and I can’t find one of my Uniqlo t-shirts ,lost somewhere in my (or maybe my son’s) closet)
    It seems that I’m in a whining mood :-)

    9:40 am
    Lisa said...

    @dottoressa, You never whine. You just express dignified disappointment;).

  • Were it not for the price, those Gucci slides would be calling my name. However, I do have the Birkenstock Gizeh in silver and will be back in those once the weather warms up. Liking you choices here.

    9:41 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jane, The slides are amazing. And they come in a range of patterns. My justification is that I buy my t-shirts at UNIQLO;).

    12:54 pm
    Jane said...

    @Jane, “One shoe can change your life”- Cinderella

    5:43 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Jane, ;)

  • Like this look. A jacket is a must for me as I get cold easily. Good choices for a simple look.

    9:43 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mary anne, Thank you. Any good jacket recommendations?

    11:58 am
    Mary anne said...

    @Mary anne, Usually LLBean, but I found some at……..(wait for it)…….Costco.

  • A classic look. Love those Gucci slides.

    Wish I could find 100% denim jeans in a petite.

    9:47 am
    Lisa said...

    @Julie, How unfair! Nowhere? Let me look…. (but raw denim), Do either of those work? Disclosure, those are monetized links because I am a ShopStyle member. If you go to Shopstyle yourself however, and search for Petite 100% cotton you might find something!

  • Love all your choices and I think the Gucci slides would be so great on you. I have them in black and wear them all the time. I too, love those functional work jackets.

    9:49 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kathy, Your jackets are amazing. And, I confess, I own the slides now. Could not resist. Birkenstocks, Havaianas, Gucci. Ha!

  • These are perfect for you. The Gucci slides are perfect for me.

    9:54 am
    Lisa said...

    @Leslie K, Ha! They are perfect in so many ways…

  • I still mourn the single silver gizeh my daughter borrowed and then left in London. I just threw out the remaining shoe, three years later.

  • I too love maxi dresses when it gets to be 90+ degrees but it’s hard to find them sometimes. Where do you find a good selection for women of a certain age who don’t want to eschew the bra and want nice fabrics?

  • Just a perfect look on you. The looseness of the jacket above the hips, thanks to the width of your shoulders, is exactly right.

  • Did you check out Hilary Clinton’s new look? Looks like she’s ready to take on a new uniform.