My favorite look from my trip to London! Wore this baby out to dinner with my family. London is SUCH a chic city–the girls there rock some really bold, incredibly chic looks. Saw some everyday girls taking awesome fashion risks and a whole lot of beautiful designer bags.
I picked up these awesome t-strap heels recently while out shopping with my besties. It was shoe love at first sight and I also instantly knew I needed to wear them with my favorite boyfriend jeans! I love the contrast of soft and feminine with killer shredded jeans! The peep toe of these babies showed off my cute pastel pedi. Although these rubbed a bit in the toe (nothing some well-place band-aids can’t fix), the thick stacked heels were super easy to walk in.
This cropped collared shirt is a new fave. It zips up instead of buttons, which is not only generally awesome but allows me to make the neckline however I like. I’ve loved styling it zipped up all the way with one of my bold statement necklaces peeking out, like I did here. A statement necklace peeking from a collar is an easy way to make a look extra cool.
I chose rose gold earrings and a rose gold cuff to match the t-straps of these shoes, and of course my favorite Stella McCartney (an it Brit!!) snake-print crossbody. When it got cold I threw on my go-to Express brown faux-leather jacket (not pictured)
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.
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)
summer hat (In love with this new one with green and blue details–will look great with all my summer brights)
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 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)
Fun spring outfit I wore yesterday! I knew I wanted to pair my new favorite Charlotte Olympia flats with my polka dot cropped pants (with fun shoes, a white top and a jean jacket, these pants make a no-fail outfit). This subtly-acid washed jean jacket, although I haven’t featured it on my blog yet, is a staple for me. I throw it on with shorts and dresses all summer.
I love this new top my mom got me at H&M! You can’t tell from the picture but it’s jersey with chiffon-y cap sleeves and pleats at the front, plus a little rhinestone! So cute and I will wear it all the time.
Of course, my blue Aldo bag that I love. You can’t see them here, but I’m also rocking a cute set of colored rhinestone bracelets.
What I wore yesterday:
Merona pants from Target (came with belt)
Charlotte Olympia flats
Heritage 1981 jean jacket from Forever 21
Banana Republic Factory Store earrings
Post title from the song Not the Boy Next Door, from the musical The Boy From Oz, but I learned it when Kurt performed it as his audition song on Glee. Amazing.
Rockin’ my new CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA FLATS!!!! So excited about these. Didn’t even know she made rubber versions of her classic kitty flats, so when I saw them shopping in NYC I was over the moon.
I let them pop against my go-to leopard dress in a simple silhouette, with minimal gold jewelry. I think they look so great up against the bright green grass and flowers! I know I’m going to be rocking these babies everywhere the rest of spring and all of summer.
What I wore:
Allison Joy dress from Hot Mama Boutique
Charlotte Olympia flats from Bergdorf Goodman
Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
Forever 21 bracelet
Have a fun rest of the week, all!
“And what they did, what they created, was greater than art–because you live your life in it.”
–Nigel, The Devil Wears Prada, on fashion designers