local outfits spring

chambray skirt + graphic tee

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shirt: ModCloth (design by local Leah Duncan!) // skirt: ModCloth // shoes: Swedish Hasbeens c/o Shopbop // hat: Target // purse: Pieceology Vintage
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

I have been so excited to put this outfit on the blog because I’ve worn it at least three times since its inception. I picked up both the tee and skirt at the opening night ModCloth IRL pop-up (read about a private shopping night I hosted here!), but had to wait for the skirt to ship before I could wear them together. At the same time, I was waiting to receive my first pair of Hasbeens in the mail from Shopbop, so there was just a lot of waiting on mail that week. As soon as I had all the pieces in my possession, I put them all on at once and cackled maniacally because I’d done it — I’d planned a perfect outfit.
Okay, so I didn’t cackle, but I did feel like a gazillion bucks when I went to work that day, and then again when I wore this to visit April and Becky at their local goods pop-up a couple of weekends back. Oh, and funny story about the latter that was definitely not funny at the time: the parking lot attendant wouldn’t let me park, so I drove a few blocks away and walked a mile in my brand new, not-yet-broken-in wooden heeled clogs so I could buy some stuff and hang out with my friends. I swear, these shoes are not uncomfortable; they fit like a glove, actually. But no one should have a walk a mile in wooden heels. And I did it twice that day.
Back to the outfit. I was effing stoked to see this shirt at ModCloth because the design is from one of my favorite local makers, Leah Duncan, who designs pretty things like tea towels and cards and scarves that I’ve drooled over for years now. This top is actually a poster that I’ve been meaning to buy for our living room, but now that I have it on a shirt, I’m not sure if that would be weird. What’s not weird? ModCloth sourcing products from local designers to sell both online and in their IRL pop-up in honor of the cities they’re visiting! This isn’t a sponsored post and ModCloth didn’t give me these clothes; I just think this is pretty much the most legit way to run a business and I’m genuinely excited to support them.
P.S. I’m also linking up with Priya and Sarah for their awesome Graphic Tee Time link-up. I weirdly haven’t owned a graphic tee in a few years, so I’m extra happy to have gotten this post up in time to join in the fun! Be sure to check out all the cute ‘fits in all their graphic glory!
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