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I have always loved the style of the 60s and 70s, but am especially loving the bright colored bell bottoms and more structured pieces I have been seeing as of late. They feel both like a nod to the era of peace, love, and Aquarius, while also feeling appropriate and modern for summer. Yellow isn’t a color I wear too often (although I have been on the hunt for a pair of mustard mules the last few months), but as soon as I saw these bright yellow jeans I knew I had to give them a spin. And to change it up, instead of hunting down another denim skirt, although there are many on my list to try, this BB Dakota dress has all the things I love (buttons all down the front, a structured fit, natural blue wash), while being at least a little different from the pieces I’ve been wearing recently. I absolutely can not wait to style these two beauties up while rocking out to some of my favorite oldies!

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M.i.h. Jeans

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A Little Heart Goes a Long Way

Sometimes it’s the smallest details have the biggest impact, like this heart, or a smile. You never know what can turn someone’s day around!

Top: H&M / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Report (similar) 

Ever since getting these jeans I’ve been reaching for them over and over again. The subtle writing with inspiring messages and sweet embroidered heart make me smile every time! Here I paired them with a simple black cami and some fun colorful flats that I’ve had forever for an unexpected pop. It’s a simple outfit, but I felt great in. Not sure about anyone else, but when I feel great about my I tend to be a happier person in general. It can turn a blah day into a good one, making me feel as though I excude the confidence I wish I always had. Fake it til ya make it, am I right? 😘


Trend Talk Tuesday

I swore off denim skirts over a decade ago, but these fresh styles have me reconsidering everything I ever thought about them!

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From ruffles to patchwork, to button details, these denim skirts are all a fresh take on an old classic. As I’ve said previously, I swore off denim skirts well over a decade ago, but these beauties have me eating my words and then some! I love the super 70’s vibes of the patchwork and the more professional take with longer midi lengths and ruffles. They pair perfectly with both a simple white tee or statement top. Anyone else loving this trend?

 

Below are some of my current favs I cannot wait to try!

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Left to Right: Veda / Harvey Faircloth / Opening Ceremony

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Left to Right: Joie / Elizabeth & James / BB Dakota

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Left to Right: Vilshenko / Milly / N12H

Key Kimono

Easy to throw on pieces, like this kimono and cotton midi are quickly becoming my go to summer pieces! Anyone else having a moment with kimonos?

Dress: Bailey 44 / Kimono: Amazon / Shoes: Report (similar) / Bag: Ross (similar)
There is something so lovely about having simple “go to” pieces that you can run out the door in, even when you’re running late. In summer, I tend to lean hard on simple cotton dresses that breath (thank you LA heatwave…), and this kimono is one of my favorite finds to date this summer! I purchased it as a beach cover up, but it pairs just as beautifully with shorts and a tank as well as over a variety of different dresses in my closet. It takes this simple cotton midi dress from casual, to ooh la la in a matter of seconds! Anyone else having a moment with kimonos too? Where are some of your favorite places to buy them from?



A New Take

Managed to embrace patriotic dressing one last time before temps skyrocketed and pants became unbearable. 😅


Top: (similar) / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar)

Jeans are one of those clothing items I firmly believe you can never have too many of. When I stumbled across this pair right before the 4th I immediately fell in love! The subtle writing and designs all over give them a unique feel that separates them from the rest of the pairs already in my closet. And while they paired almost too perfectly with this red and white striped shirt just in time for the holiday, I know I’ll be wearing them all summer long in a variety of different ways—well, as soon as the temperature becomes slightly more tolerable. Anyone else still melting from SoCals latest heatwave?

Remix Rematch

Metallic Mules–An item I didn’t know I’d been missing, but now can’t live without!

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I happened upon these mules while shopping with my cousin and aunt one day and it was love at first sight! I had been shopping for boots, but ended up backtracking and immediately trying them on. They’re comfortable and my lazy butt loves any shoe I can just slide on. While I knew that I would get a good amount of wear from them, I had absolutely no idea just how much. The silver works perfectly as a neutral and I wear them practically everything. My only regret it not purchasing a backup pair while they were still in stock! I strongly urge you to invest in a pair of metallic mules or slides before the summer is over–you won’t regret it!

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Below are some of my current favorites:

  1. 14th & Union Hayzel Open Toe Mule
  2. Franco Sarto Glena Mule
  3. Gap Flat Mules in Metallic
  4. Nine West Raissa Slide Sandal
  5. Sam Edelman Oda Mule
  6. Kenneth Cole New York Lori Block Heel Mules
  7. Naturalizer Cyprine Leather Open-Toe Block-Heel Mule
  8. Rag & Bone Luis Mules
  9. Loeffler Randall Lulu Mules
  10. Strategia Metallic Woven Mules

Stars and Stripes

I will take any excuse to dress in theme and run with it–Fourth of July is no exception!

Dress: A.L.C. / Clutch: Ross Dress for Less (Similar) / Shoes: Naturalizer (Similar)

When I rented this dress I did not have it in mind for the fourth–I’m typically at a backyard bbq rocking some cut-offs and bathing suit sipping a cold beer-=one of the few times I venture away from wine, I know *gasp*. However, once I put it on and started digging around in my closet (I keep all of my purses on a shelf in my closet and quite a few fell on my head from my laziness and unwillingness to get out the step stool) this bag quite literally smacked me in the face. After my initial shock of a bag falling on my head, I immediately ran outside after completing my happy dance to take these photos.