Summer Day

milydress

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millydress 3

 

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!

rings

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!

We’ve Been Conditioned to Not Make Mistakes, But I Can’t Live That Way

polka dot denim collared dress, belted

polka dot denim collared dress, belted

leopard print studded wedge sneakers

 

 

My look from Monday.

I loved the effortless combo of these crazy sneakers with this easy, comfy dress. And I love it with my big bow ring.

This dress doesn’t come with a belt, but I don’t think I’d ever wear it without one (gotta have the fit and flare!).  For an unstructured dress, it has some great details, like small, cute buttons, a flattering collar, and perfectly placed seams.  And it’s so comfy!

Let’s talk about the shoes.  I really wanted some wedge sneakers that were unique and not too sporty (the classic Isabel Marant-esque ones aren’t really my style).  These off-the hook edgy-glam ones fit the bill.  And of course they’re Betsey Johnson, my fave.

Was wearing a great Forever 21 bag with this that totally matched the shoes, but the chain strap broke early in the day (gotta get that fixed!), so I switched it out for a Marc by Marc Jacobs black nylon bag with gold hardware which also worked, but that I decided not to include in the pic.

I feel like I’m taking new creative risks with my style, and this look is something I wouldn’t have even thought of in the past.  I love that I can keep learning and shaping the way I dress.  Keeping it fresh and creative.   Fashion is such a fun thing to look forward to every day, and I’m having as much fun with it as ever.

What I wore:

  • Topshop dress
  • Francesca’s Collections belt
  • Betsey Johnson sneakers
  • Kate Spade New York ring
  • Hue (?) or Ann Taylor (?) tights
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and necklace

No memory of what earrings I was wearing.

Post title from “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield.

Love and have fun with your style.