Loving my outfit today. This dress was such an amazing find on my trip to New York this Spring–I love the fit and flare, the stripes, and the classic, girly shirtdress style. I paired it with very minimal jewelry, including two little rings I picked up with one of my best friends yesterday. I’ve been looking for some simple gold rings to wear together, and I love this delicate little circle and this a tribal-like cutout one. Those, Aunt Florence’s watch, and little gold hoops are all I need. Got my nails done today, in an awesome color–Play Date by Essie!
Made more of a statement with my bag and shoes. Recently got my new fave rubber Charlotte Olympia cat flats in blue too (you can see me wearing the pink ones here and here). I also love this bag, especially for summer, that I got a while back. Not only are the canvas stripes with the contrasting brown amazing, but the details really make it. The brown faux-leather is textured like some sort of faux snakeskin, and there are awesome studs in a pale, ever-so-slightly-rose-tinted gold. Love, and the contrasting stripes between the bag and the dress totally work.
What I’m wearing today:
- Milly dress
- Charlotte Olympia flats
- Aldo bag
- Akira rings
- Macy’s earrings
- Aunt Florence’s watch
Hope you all are enjoying the start of summer!
I recently had to pleasure of writing a post as a guest blogger for Art Effect boutique in Chicago, which has a really great selection of everything from cool dresses to faux leather jackets to to-die for statement necklaces. Check it out here.
Great look for lunch with the girls! I wanted to feel relaxed, summery, and like a cool city girl out and about for the day with friends (which I was!). Here’s all you need for an easy breezy summer look:
- maxi dress (I’ve had this one forever, it came strapless but I had straps added to make it more wearable)
- jean jacket
- summer hat (In love with this new one with green and blue details–will look great with all my summer brights)
- statement necklace
- simple sandals
- big tote (too big when have other things, like a backpack, to carry, but great on a summer city day out. This was what I scooped up from Phillip Lim’s Target collab last fall)
What I wore Sunday:
- Delia’s dress
- Heritage 1981 jacket from Forever 21
- Betsey Johnson hat
- 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag
- necklace from a jewelry sale at my school
- belt I took from my mom
- Aeropostle sandals
- Armani Exchange ring
- Aunt Florence’s watch, of course
Happy summer everybody!
What I wore yesterday! Always feel like princess with this dress’s tulle skirt! And of course, nothing goes with tulle like combat boots (though mine are floral to keep it girly) I also added a matching quilted bag, some cute Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold stud earrings that look like apples, and a rose gold cuff to add a touch more edge.
Both the boots and the cuff are edgy shapes in girly prints/materials–floral and rose gold. I think it’s a good way to keep the look coordinated but not overly prim (although sometimes it’s adorable to be totally girly–this look would have been just as cute with ballet flats and daintier jewelry).
This dress is really cool because although the skirt is fancy, the top is lace and has a collar and buttons, making it work for a typical day (but makes you feel special). I love the lace trend, it was really big a few years ago and is back in a big way (though the trend never really left). It brings the perfect texture to solid pieces and can be girly or edgy depending on how it’s styled.
What I wore yesterday:
- LC Lauren Conrad dress from Kohl’s
- Wild Diva Lounge boots from Lulus.com
- Forever 21 bag
- Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings from Zappos.com
- Cuff was a gift from my mom
- Of course, Aunt Florence’s watch
I also threw my favorite mint J. Crew cardigan on when I got chilly.
Post title from “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (possibly one of the all-time best Disney songs)