Keeping my cool: Milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora, and ankle boots

Voilà, dear readers!!  Another blog post…and another denim piece that I picked up from Lucky Brand’s awesome end-of-season sale!!

milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora

I’ve mentioned over and over again that I’m really not much into the whole high-waisted trend – especially when it comes to jeans.  Despite what almost everyone else seems to think, I just don’t find it very flattering (Long Bum Syndrome, anyone??)  But these “Bridgette” skinnies are freakin’ amazing!!  They definitely have a higher rise than any of my other jeans; but the waistband still sits a good inch below my navel (which is an absolute must for me!) and the fit looks really modern and rock’n’roll…not matronly or mom-ish at all.  And even better??  They are crazy comfortable!!

milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora, ankle boots

milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora, ankle boots

My little ruched t-shirt is a recent addition to my wardrobe as well; this time from Forever 21.  I’m always ridiculously choosy when it comes to tops; if something about the fabric or the neckline or the cuffs isn’t exactly “right”, then back on the rack it goes…which means you’ll see far fewer new blouses, shirts, and tees show up here than you will new jeans (or skirts and dresses, for that matter.)  This cap-sleeved cutie, however, caught my eye right away; it’s got a bit of that “milkmaid” vibe going that’s been all over social media for the season, but the pattern feels pure bohemian…which is my personal must-have for this time of year.

milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora, ankle boots

And speaking of go-to’s??  These olive suede western-inspired ankle boots of mine are certainly all that!!  In fact, I think I’ve worn boots and booties almost exclusively this summer…despite the heatwave we Vancouverites have been blessed with (or cursed with, depending on the perspective!) for the past several weeks.  So yeah – I’m gonna say my booties were – at least in a figurative sense – the coolest choice for today’s milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, and straw fedora combination!!  😉

milkmaid tee, skinny jeans, straw fedora, ankle boots



  1. August 16, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Great jeans! I want to love the high waisters because they tuck my ‘spare tyre’ away from view. But I agree, they can make the middle section look rather large! Great photos xx

    • Monika
      August 17, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      When it comes to personal style, you really can’t rely on someone else’s opinions of what’s flattering, dear Maria…you gotta get out there, try it and decide for yourself!! 👍 Thank you so much for visiting!!

  2. August 17, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Ha ha, no way I will wear my boots for another month I hope! But you look cool as always!!

    • Monika
      August 17, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      I’m a boots-wearing fanatic, dearest Nancy…even in the middle of summer, I can’t live without them!! 😜

  3. Linda B
    August 18, 2018 / 10:54 am

    I love this outfit too, if course! I admire your ability to wear boots in the heat!

    I actually had the rare opportunity to wear boots in August last Wednesday. It was relatively—and blessedly!—cool due to some unusual cloud cover most of the day. I was so happy to wear some ankle boots, which literally gave me excellent footing for the first day of our school year. It also was my birthday and to be able to wear boots that day felt like a sweet little gift.

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