Photos by Julia Romano Photography
Alala cropped tee – white (also available from Revolve)
Lululemon run: stuff your bra – classic stripe/flash light
Lululemon speed shorts – flash jacquard
Lululemon race to win run hat – sketchy palms
Lululemon weekend warrior bag – deep zinfandel (current lululemon bags)
Nike Pegasus 32 – photosynthesis
Despite fall layers and darker colors coming out in full force, summer isn’t anywhere near ending for many of us. When I lived in Virginia and North Carolina, shorts weather wouldn’t really give up the ghost until something like October. While I like boots, sweaters, crisp air, and colorful leaves as much as the next girl, I’m pretty cold-natured and tend to dread the incoming frozen weather. I’m not one to complain about hot weather lingering.
These flash jacquard speeds are one of my favorites, ever. I love all my speed shorts, but flash jacquard is on another level of special. The color is so vibrant that it makes even pale legs look a little more sunkissed, and the texturing really makes them unique. These are one of those “give up over my dead body” kind of purchases. Btw, if you find some flash jacquard for yourself (expect to pay above retail for this sought-after color), I recommend sticking with your true speed short size.
Alala sent me this cropped tee a few months ago as part of my spring/summer ’15 review, and it’s just so very summery: airy, cropped, and electric white. It’s been a fun challenge to wear, since it’s unlike anything else I have. After some experimentation, my favorite way to wear this so far has been with shorts. It takes on a sort of cheerleader-football-jersey kind of vibe. While the stripe show-through from the stuff your bra might be sort of annoying in other contexts, I like the little bit of fun it adds under this tee. When it’s absolutely unbearably hot, I like this tee as an alternative to wearing only a sports bra, since it doesn’t really add any heat, but protects your shoulders from the sun and adds just a bit of coverage.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some more warm weather to enjoy.