austin summer uniform

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shirt: Old Navy // shorts: Old Navy // shoes: Nordstrom Rack // watch: c/o JORD

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

This is such a quintessentially summer in Austin outfit: chic little shorts, shoes that garner compliments but not blisters, a statement accessory, and a lightweight shirt with sleeves to protect chilly arms from the torturous air conditioning inside every building. I finally bought the light blue oxford shirt of my dreams and I'm so glad I did because I will be living in it this summer! As you can see here, the blue is almost a third neutral that kind of acts as a buffer for the black and brown I've got going on throughout this 'fit.

But enough about my shirt. This watch, y'all. So once upon a time I was crazy about having a watch and Dago got me one for Chanukah and I wore it constantly (if you were around these parts back in 2012, you may remember). Then spring rolled around and I didn't feel like it really transitioned seasons very well. Part of the reason I love my new JORD watch so much is because it's wooden, which feels very summery now, but I can also envision myself wearing it with autumnal hues in the fall and then with cheery holiday outfits in the winter.

If you haven't checked out JORD watches, I'll give you a sec to go do that right now. I had such a hard time choosing a color because they're all so uniquely beautiful! I ended up with the Ely in Natural Green and Maple and I love it, but I think I want my next one in Maple!

Be sure to check out all the styles -- I want to know your favorite!


*I received a watch from JORD for review, and as always all opinions are my own!

16 comments

  1. The shade you picked is super versatile and compliments the leather accents on the espadrilles perfectly. It would definitely be great for your fall wardrobe. I can see it with the blue J.Crew Factory dress and a mustard cardigan now...

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  2. Adorable, as always! I love that top and you styled the JORD watch beautifully!

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  3. I have a JORD watch, I love it! But, it's huge on me so I haven't worn it yet. Did you have to remove any links from yours? I've tried and can't figure it out...

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  4. Oh no! I had to measure my wrist for them, so mine fits really well. I bet you can email them (their customer service seems really good and they have a chat function on their site!) to find out about taking a couple of links out! Mine came with extra links which was cool, just in case it ended up being too small. What color did you get?

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  5. Such a classic look! I love it! And that watch is fantastic. I am not even a watch person but now I am wanting one!

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  6. I have the maple! Glad to hear they are so responsive, I'll give the chat function a try. :)

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  7. Ooh, this outfit is lovely. All the pieces go so well together!

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  8. Loving your JORD watch! I was surprised at how much I love mine :)

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  9. I misread that as JORTS at first. I don't know. I just thought you'd want to know that. And also--you look adorable. Someday we're going to hang out and I'm going to look like a schlub next to you!

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  10. Totally copying this outfit asap. Please wear this a million times this summer, it looks so good on you!

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  11. "shoes that garner compliments but not blisters" This shall be the requirement for shoes for the rest of time. Also the watch is hella cute and will now go on my "want" list!

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  12. well, you've never looked schlubby a day in your life, sooo i'm pretty sure that's false. however, us meeting needs to be FACT. you're the best and it's a sin that we haven't met.

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  13. I have a half-button up pullover chambray from Old Navy and over 1 year later it's still my favorite shirt ever. And how great is that watch?!

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  14. I love that this outfit looks super chic and pulled together but also cool and comfortable. And that watch is gorg! I've become something of a watch junkie lately, and I've been pretty interested in the wood watches. The one with the teal face is jumping out at me!

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  15. This outfit is so flattering on you, every piece! I love it. Glad you found your dream shirt <3 <3 <3

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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