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Very Hot Summer Day Outfit

Guys!  It's in the 90s most days, which I love.  But what I DON'T love is not having air conditioning in my car.  And you may have heard, Los Angeles is a bit of a driving city!  So I've been utilizing my collection of Retrolicious outfits as for many years that brand has basically been my summer uniform.  

This amazing Jungle print skirt from ModCloth (by Retrolicious) is so amazing as it's versatile due to it's pastel print with navy background.  I adore mixing prints with this number (as seen here) but I decided to go for "less is more" (what is that??) with this grey Tatyana blouse.  My trusty nude, beige, and grey color block Nine West sandals (similar) came in handy to help the outfit pop while keeping it simple. Rounding it out I used my yellow wicker basket purse from Pinup Girl Clothing to make the yellow in the skirt pop more.  This yellow purse is sincerely the most practical purchase I've ever made while purse shopping.  It looks tiny and narrow but it can hold keys, cards, a cell phone, a hairbrush, Diet Coke can, and more...all at once.  I regret missing out on the chance to get it in more colors when Pinup Girl Clothing did it's liquidation sale before rebranding earlier this summer (this yellow purse IS still available and only $24!!).  Oh well, at least I got it in my favorite color!

I wore this number to a meeting in the Inner Sanctum at Upright Citizen's Brigade theater as one of my troupes, Pinup Squirrels, got our monthly show renewed and every six months there's a meeting for all of the teams.  Comedy is such an "to each their own" community, but as someone who's comfort zone is fun colors and prints I thought this was a good mix of playful and business.  My only qualm was how I forgot how short the skirt is and walking back to my car on Hollywood Boulevard I accidentally gave a little show for the random homeless people walking around as the wind kicked up.  Whoops!  And because of how short this number is I had to change for the evening as I was in an improv show and didn't want to be inappropriate if called to crawl around on stage or something.

Thanks so much for the patience in waiting for a new outfit post.  Honestly, fashion blogging started to become more of a chore for me the past year or so and I needed a break.  Everything I documented was my real style, but sometimes I had to stage stuff to keep up.  Lately I've been feeling regretful when I don't get to document fun outfits.  This photo shoot was fun for me for the first time in around 2 years!  I'm excited to take more outfit pictures but not feel pressured to do so, in conjunction with different kinds of blog posts.  Thanks so much again for sticking it out!

Lauren-Blair Donovan
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