Tan Lines, or How to Wear an Open Back Tank

how to wear an open back tank | almost getting it together

Last Saturday, I stupidly got started with my 14-mile run at around 11:30 a.m. I was of course up late texting boys and then always feel the need on Saturday mornings to waste half the morning doing who knows what. After all that, and knowing temperatures were soon going to be in the 80s, I decided to have a photo shoot of all the things in my long run bag.

When I got to the trail, I got ready to pull out my Amiphod and then – nothing. I left it on the table where I was photographing it. I spent about 2 minutes trying to decide if it was a terrible idea to do a 14 mile run without water or food, besides at mile 8 when I ran back past my car, and made the decision that it would be miserable. The worst part was that I was SO PUMPED to run 14 miles like a psychopath then was so annoyed at my irresponsibility that I felt annoyed my whole run.

Along with dying of heat stroke and dehydration and being a complete waste of life the rest of the day (it was gorgeous and sunny and I had the. hardest. time. moving off the couch, I had ruined my tan that I have spent a lot of time working on (minus the fact I still have spring suit tan lines on my thighs from Nicaragua/my Lululemon Speed Shorts).

I wanted to look cute and festival-y for the Bastille concert last Sunday since I am attending exactly zero music festivals this year. Open back is the best way to do that, right? Plus, you never know who you’re going to run into that you hate and have to look cuter than. (Once again, sorry I’m not sorry.)

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Bastille with Angela. All photo credits in this post: Angela.

I’m oblivious to most things, if you haven’t picked up on that yet. (Have you even read my blog?) I totally forgot about my running tank tan lines until I looked at these photos. Whoops. Is it a matter of me not caring or me being so self-confident that I don’t care? A little of both, I think.

how to wear an open back tank | almost getting it together

I tried to wave my hair and have entirely forgotten how. Not only am I a failure at being an adult, I’m a failure at being a real girl.

how to wear an open back tank | almost getting it together

My everyday jewelry.

how to wear an open back tank | almost getting it together

By-products of being Italian: SUPER-COOL tan lines and even cooler moles.

how to wear an open back tank | almost getting it together

Add some details with studded shorts.

how to wear an open back tank dolce vita wedges | almost getting it together

Had to have some color with a neutral top – loving these wedges from Dolce Vita.

Top: Nordstrom / Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters (old) / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Tan lines – yay or nay?

28 comments on “Tan Lines, or How to Wear an Open Back Tank

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on June 10, 2014 9:30 am

Hey my photo skills aren’t as terrible as I thought! The first picture I’m very impressed at myself for :p
Love this outfit, your bracelets, you, etc.
xo
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 1:53 pm

These photos turned out adorbbbbs.

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Susie @ Suzlyfe on June 10, 2014 9:36 am

Wear those than lines with pride, my friend, you have earned them the right way! I hate stupid tan lines from bathing suits. Utilitarian tan lines are earned, not given :D
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 1:53 pm

This is the best comment ever: Utilitarian tan lines are earned, not given. Thank you for that, xo!!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on June 10, 2014 12:50 pm

So, just FYI: you are freakin’ gorgeous, lady! That shirt is amazing, I love it.
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 1:54 pm

Thanks girlie!! Come visit and you can borrow it :)

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Hilary on June 10, 2014 3:10 pm

I am so guilty of doing this all the time! And I love love love those shoes!
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 1:54 pm

Thank you!!! xo

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition on June 10, 2014 5:56 pm

Cute blog!! Glad I just found you :)

LOVE backless dresses and shirts– subtly sexy
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 1:54 pm

Hope you come back, thanks for stopping by!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on June 10, 2014 6:01 pm

So, tell my you aren’t complaining because you look freaking GORGEOUS. I’d kill for your tan, tan lines and all, because have you seen me?! I give Casper a run for his money in the paleness department!
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 5:05 pm

You’re the sweetest!! xoxo

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GiGi Eats on June 11, 2014 12:38 am

LOVEEEEEE THAT TOP! I LOVEEEEE open back tops!! :)
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 5:05 pm

Thanks loveee

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Jessie on June 11, 2014 1:15 am

Hello gorgeous lady. Glad to see I’m not the only one obsessed w/ your shirt & jealous of your tan :)
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 5:05 pm

Thank you my loveee xo

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Erin @ The Almon Eater on June 12, 2014 6:31 am

MY TAN LINES GUYS BUT MY TAN LINES. I mean at least you have tan lines. #palelife Anyway, LOVE the top and props to Ang because these photos are awesome.

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Cassie on June 23, 2014 5:04 pm

I love you xoxo

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Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan on June 12, 2014 11:52 am

You’re so cute! I want those studded shorts. And I totally laughed at your up late texting boys comment… we are two in the same there! Annddd tan lines = being tan, so they’re cooler than you think ;)
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Thanks girlie!! xo

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Meranda@fairytalesandfitness on June 13, 2014 5:55 pm

Hi Cassie! I met your dad tonight at dinner. Cute blog! Oh, and we all have tan lines! They are there to remind us to savor the warm weather…lol
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 4:55 pm

Hi Meranda! I heard you had a lovely dinner with lots of yummy seafood. Thanks for stopping by!

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StushiGal Style on June 15, 2014 10:17 am

Hi Cassandra! I actually like the tan lines! You can’t really see them much, at least not in the pics, and since it’s summer they almost can be like accessory. Very cute look! Hope you enjoyed the concert! I love Bastille!
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 4:35 pm

They were so good live!! Thanks so much xo

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on June 15, 2014 12:19 pm

nice tush cass. You know I don’t have tan lines cause I’m afraid of the sun. I want to peak at 50 instead of having skin hanging and multiple rounds of botox. Ha I’m fun aren’t I? I miss you. Give me deets!!!
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Cassie on June 23, 2014 4:35 pm

I hope you’ll still be my friend when I’m old and wrinkly at 50 and you’re picking up 20 year olds (we won’t tell Curt).

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