Christmas in August

Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane
Christmas in August | truelane

Nordstrom tee  |  Levis denim  |  Vans sneakers  |  Forever 21 sweater (similar)  |  Coat c/o Stutterheim  |  ASOS beanie

Well, not really, but it was really cold in Norway.

We were there in May with Princess Cruises, and we were expecting it to be spring-like weather...but as you can see, we had to bundle up quite a bit. We headed off the ship late-morning, enjoyed a May Day parade, and stopped to warm up with a cappuccino and some delicious Scandinavian pastries. To end our day, we hoped on a leisurely fjord cruise where we met a lovely Australian couple from the ship.

There really is kind of a feel of Christmas 24/7 in Scandinavia...a lot of ports we found had Christmas shops open year-round, which was fine with me! With everyone getting so excited for fall already (I can count myself in that group during this weird 90-degree heatwave in Seattle), I thought I'd share my go-to looks for cold weather. A neutral graphic tee, gigantic fluffy sweater, denim and sneakers. The beanie is a logical accessory, and the mini-backpack? That's just perfect for traveling to keep your hands free at all times...usually to snap a photo. 

Thanks to Princess Cruises for sponsoring this post.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane
The Right Stuff | truelane

Photos: Michele Equitz

Nordstrom sweater (similar)  |  Shorts c/o Madewell  |  Zara sneakers (sold out, similar)  |  Tote c/o Soludos  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses

I don't like to show much skin, but sometimes it's inevitable. For example, I'm in Washington D.C. right now in about 102 degree heat with 85% humidity, and a little silky romper is almost too many clothes. However, when it's doable, I prefer pairing tank tops with long pants or long sleeves with shorts, as shown here, for just the right balance. Almost all of these pieces are available at Nordstrom, along with thousands of other items that are now on sale for the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. My mom used to buy me tights every year during the Anniversary Sale when I was a little girl, and I've been shopping it myself ever since I got my first job.

Below, I've narrowed down some of my favorite pieces on sale until August 6, but I can tell you from experience that everything gets snapped up right away...so if you're looking for some new pieces to round out your summer, pre-fall, and fall wardrobe, don't wait.

And then come back and tell me everything you got. I love a good shopping success story.


Shorts & Sneaks | truelane

 

Statement Sleeves

Under $50

Shop for Seattlites

Seasonal Splurge

Beauty Buys



And just in case any of you are interested in a truelane starter kit, here's my no-fail outfit recipe for those brisk October days that are just around the corner. Every item on the list is clickable! Just click the black box next to each item.

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