side slit tee and white pants |www.whatkumquat.comI come to you today to bring you a look I’m fondly calling “bougie mom of two escapes to Nantucket for a cup of coffee and a chance to watch The Real Housewives in peace and quiet”.

Also yes, it is two days after Labour Day and here I am in all my white-pant impudence. I’m a trailblazer! A real rule-breaker!

Maybe not, but I am someone whose long trouser collection is limited to 50 Shades of Denim (the working title of my autobiography) and the odd elephant pant. So I can’t afford to be stingy with what little I have left by abiding by weird antiquated fashion rules about white objects most likely created by old white people who are now all dead.

I found this top, which combines some of my favourite things –side slits, turtlenecks, and oatmeal- in a massive Mango sale I stumbled into literal hours before my plane took off in Athens. It was 9€. I repeat, 9€. I’m putting this up there with finding my tacky Christmas cat sweater as one of the best purchases I’ve made.

Paired with white jeans and no shoes because I’m whimsical AF, this makes a great end of summer look. I say this because it pulls on both the best of summer –emphasizing your tan– and the best of fall –long trousers= no need to shave your legs– equally.

You can tell I really embraced the deconstructed motif here: peep my Medusa hair and glasses (which are really starting to grow on me). The longing looks off the dock are 100% intentional and meant to convey a message.

Specifically, that message is: “take a picture, it’ll last longer. And that way you can also control the filters to ensure that my tan is optimized and my acne is minimized. #wokeuplikedis”.
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  1. This is such a cute outfit! It looks great on you!

  2. I just love these photos! I am totally with you and wearing white after LD ! No way I can stop!

  3. Such a beautiful location for a photoshoot! Hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend!

  4. This outfit is so cute and I love love love the background, so pretty!


  5. You’re seriously making me long for a relaxing trip to the water so I can just chill and drink tea all day. But seriously, that top is life – I want 20 in like a rainbow of colors. Love this.

    Stephanie |

  6. Aren’t you gorgeous! This looks so cozy. I love it.

  7. Everything about this post is on point! The outfit, the location, the photography. You look so gorgeous!

  8. I love this split side top! A perfect piece to transition to fall.

    Greta |

  9. This is such a pretty look! I love breaking the no white after Labor Day “rule” too!

    The Blush Blonde

  10. What a cute and casual look!! Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

    xoxo A

  11. Gosh what a classy look. LOVE!

  12. I don’t get the no white after labor day. I’ll keep wearing them like you.


  13. What a great look 🙂 I spent every morning on my patio with coffee! Looks like a great weekend!

  14. This is such a cute look1 Love the big side slit, so fun!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  15. I love the all white! Great photos!

    Kirsten –

  16. These pictures are so calming! You look so gorgeous. I love the setting of this shoot, as well 🙂

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    Bougie mom of two is my aesthetic. You look amazing! I love the slit in the top!
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

  18. These pictures are absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE them! Gorgeous outfit!

  19. So fun!!! I absolutely love this look. It’s so simple and the photos are perfection. I love that you titled the look that… It’s so fitting!! I always joke with my friends about what my look “says.” You completely nailed it.

    Sara Kate Styling


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