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All DressedUp For Summer

There’s something so lovely about being able to throw on one piece and still make a statement. Though these dresses don’t have much in common I fell in love with both for their simple silhouettes and fun details. Both pieces can be dressed up or down depending on how they are styled, but for a hot summers day, all I plan on throwing on are some easy sandals or slides and some big cat eye sunglasses. How would you style these beauties?

Bailey44-Fennel Dress

Bailey 44 Fennel Dress

 

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A.L.C. Striped Cabrera Dress

Sparkle & Shine

Sometimes a little sparkle is all you need. 

Top: Goldhawk (similar) / Jeans: Unknown (similar) / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction 

To brighten up an otherwise subdued Tuesday evening I decided to whip out this sequin top which has been sitting in my closet for ages. It’s a piece that I love, but struggle with wearing mostly due to how fancy it typically feels. By pairing it with some extra shredded and loose boyfriend jeans it brought the top down from “evening out on the town” to “Happy Hour ready”. And although I wear these jeans and shoes all the time, the top made outfit feel that little bit extra special without being over the top. It was absolutely perfect for sitting on the patio at my local watering hole with some good friends and of course rosé! 

All A Flutter

I’m all aflutter for these ruffle sleeves (surprisingly)! 


Outfit details: Top: Minkpink/ Pants: H&M (similar)/ Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)

When it comes to ruffles I tend to steer clear of them. I’m talking miles and miles away. Potentially with an ocean in between. This could have something to do with the fact that as a child I went through a phase where I would only wear dresses. Even when I lived in Rochester, NY in the middle of winter (Sorry Mom!). And I’m not just talking dresses, I’m talking the frilliest, girliest, most floral abominations that would have been better relegated to bedspread than a piece of clothing. Nowadays, I avoid frilly, but after covering up these fun sleeves when I first wore this top, I decided to just embrace them and let the top be the star by pairing it with neutral bottoms and heels. While some could joke I look closer to a picnic table than a bedspread thanks to the gingham, I’m happy I fully embraced this top and played around. After all, my mission is to remix, rematch and step out of my comfort zone.

 

More Mint

A little bit of everything… 💚 🌈 🍃

Top: Minkpink/ Jacket: Gap (Similar)/ Jeans: Levis (Similar)/ Shoes: Bandolino (Similar)/ Clutch: Ross (Similar)

Sometimes there are days my outfits are incredibly well thought and planned out. Other days I throw on a bunch of stuff until I find something that sticks (or I run out of time and need to run out the door for work). The outfit above was definitely more of the latter. I knew I wanted to wear this gingham top but had no clue how to style it. After a few attempts, and fails this was the final result–and yes with just seconds to spare. Overall, I’m happy with the results and although my bedroom still looks like a tornado blew through it, this mish-mosh of pieces doesn’t reflect that. I’m also happy to report that as the day went on I thought of more and more ways to style this top, which I will be sharing next week. Stay tuned!

Minor Obsession

I know I said I’m on a shopping hiatus, but man these embroidered Minkpink jeans are tempting me!


Jeans: Minkpink/ Top: Gap (similar)/ Jacket: Target (similar)/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

 

Denim is a closet staple, right? The cut of these jeans is perfect–loose but still flattering and the high-waist hits in just the right spot. The floral embroidery is stunning in its detail and makes them perfect for both spring and summer. I’ve been living in them non-stop since they arrived and I have never been complimented on one article of clothing so much! So what do you think? Should I bite the bullet and add them to closet permanently?



Oldies, but Goodies

Sometimes it’s my older pieces I reach for the most. 

Blazer: Urban Outfitters/Top: Nordstrom Rack/ Pants: American Eagle Outfitters/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

I have owned these pants, top and blazer for years now, but never thought to combine all three until this past Sunday. I need comfortable clothes to change into after a spa day for a good girlfriends birthday celebration and these pants and shirt are the equivilant of wearing pajamas without it being obvious. They’re loose and lightweight material makes them easy to move around in and felt extra luxurious after sweating all the toxins out of my body in the multiple steam rooms offered at the spa. I threw the blazer on for drinks later that night to dress up my pseudo-pjs so I’d feel slightly more pulled together and tossed my hair into a half updo to keep it out of my face and show off my fun layered necklaces.

Easy Breezy

Sometimes you just need something easy for when everything else around you is chaotic. 

Dress: Ross / Sandals: Rock N Candy  / Sunglasses: Banana Republic (similar)
Ever have one of those weeks where you accidentally book up your schedule to the point it’s overflowing, but don’t realize it until you’re in the throes of it? I didn’t realize until Monday (conveniently after I discovered I had a flat tire…) that I have plans every day this week except Tuesday. And on the weekend multiple gatherings. I am beyond excited about said plans, including the opening night of a play, a musical, an awards show and after party, and visiting with a bunch of different friends who are in from out of town. That being said, I will be getting dolled up a lot more than usual this week so I needed something easy to throw on that didn’t involve too much thought. I landed on this fun patterned dress I bought over a year ago at Ross for when I went to Greece with the families I nanny for. It’s flowy, it’s comfy, and it’s exactly what I needed on the one day I have that involves downtime.