I can't remember the last day we had sunshine. It's been a rather wet August. We've had cooler weather, though, which makes the incessant rain tolerable. I bought this light Dainty June duffle coat awhile back on ModCloth to have something to wear on cool summer evenings and also transition to fall. Even on sale, I considered this an investment piece, and it's already proved useful on our trip to the beach. I'm a little terrified of washing it - with the light cotton fabric next to bright red hearts. Terrible things seem to happen in my laundry - even when I follow the cleaning instructions. I spot-cleaned it, but still found a little sand in my pockets today.
I love shorts - just about any time of year I'll wear them. I think shorts that fit are the hardest thing to find, though. I bought these about a year ago, sizing up, and the waist was too big. They were purchased on final sale, so I knew I was taking a risk and couldn't return them. I altered them poorly and still wore them, but I had to wear shirts over the waist to hide my awkward seams. I've worn-out/out-grown most of my beloved shorts over the past year, so I decided to give these a second look. I took out my bad work and opened the back seam, cut it down, and sewed it back to fit me. If I was a good blogger, I'd have a before as well as an after pic. But in short (or shorts), I thought I would botch this project, but now these shorts are totally wearable. It's probably a better idea to take an ill-fitting garment to a professional, but if it's a last chance sort of thing, it can be satisfying to make your own clothes work for you. That being said, I don't know if I'll order shorts online again. I'd certainly make sure I can return or exchange them first.
dainty june jacket/shorts: modcloth