Admittedly, summertime dressing hasn't always been one of this Bird's strong suit. Cooler weather clothing that offers more layering is more my Jaunty cup of tea. But the Magpie managed to put together a pleasant warm weather outfit Inspired by a mix of natural patterns and textures. Thoughts of pearly swirls from seashell strolls and the floral hues of a freshly-picked bouquet were bouncing around in the ol' Bird-brain when pulling some items from the Jaunty Wardrobe. A pretty mix of a hand-sewn topper with a breathable, light blouse and skirt, plus near-flat bright yellow wedges and a bubblegum pink clutch makes for a summertime look that's sunny weather functional and doesn't make you look like you're in a t-shirt and cutoffs better suited for washing the car. Just because it's hot outside, doesn't mean you have to look a hot mess.

Pulled from the Jaunty Wardrobe: sequin-adorned blouse from The Limited, a neutral pinstripe pencil skirt from Macys, floral ruffle jacket is hand-sewn by the Magpie herself, yellow buckle flat/wedges are from Go Jane, the wood/shell ring and pink clutch were gifts, and the ivory flower earrings are vintage.

Jaunty Fine Print: photos by Denise Sakaki

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