Jun29

Chambray Off the Shoulder, Choker and Culottes

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Goodnight Macaroon Top c/o | Express Culotte Jeans
Kayu Tote Bag | Sigerson Morrison Quella Clogs (+sizes, suede, save)
Coach Dinky Bag c/o (+colors) | Michael Kors Flats (love 1, 2)
Topshop Flower Choker | Madewell Bandana | Kate Spade Bangle
Ray-Ban Sunglasses (save 1, 2) | Fendi Sunglasses (similar, save 1, 2)

This off the shoulder top in versatile chambray and girly ruffles has been a summer staple. At the sale price, plus another 30% off in celebration of July 4th, it’s a steal! I’m a big fan of piling on statement necklaces but lately, I’ve been reaching for chokers and bandanas (see here and here) to embellish my neck. Chokers are fun and bandanas add a polished yet casual vibe to an outfit and feel more wearable when I’m hanging with the kiddos.

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. For me, summer doesn’t officially start until those fireworks light up the sky and I pass out into a food coma from too much BBQ and pie. :) I wish everyone an excellent holiday weekend!

Psst, these favorite culotte jeans are on major sale and I just used the Express holiday promotion (code 1462) to pick up this bomber, these shorts and these patched up shorts too.

SHOP CHOKERS

Jun27

Dressing Up and Down a Lace Dress

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Club Monaco Lace Dress | Madewell Oversized Denim Jacket (save)
Rebecca Minkoff Bag (crossbody) | Aquazzura Amazon Pumps (save 1, 2)
Chloé Faye Bag (lovesave) | ATP Atelier Cyla Sandals (flat)
Topshop Flower Choker | Ray-Ban Sunglasses (save 12)
Daniel Wellington Watch c/o (+styles) | Kate Spade Bangle

I love love love this lace dress! I wore it to a wedding recently paired with this pretty flower choker and lace up pumps but have been getting tons of wear in casual settings too. On the weekends, I dress it down with a slouchy denim jacket, easy crossbody bag and slip on sandals. The best part is that it’s on sale and an extra 30% off right now! No-brainer if you ask me. ;)

Jun23

Watercolor: Floral Romper and Western Belt

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Goodnight Macaroon Romper c/o | Vintage Scarf (similar 12)
Louis Vuitton Twist PM Bag (save) | Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Sandals (save)
Topshop Western Belt over Linea Pelle Waist Belt (similar) | Dior Reflected Sunglasses (save)

Summer is officially here, which means it’s romper season! Rompers are so fun and flirty and the short length can be justified by the fact that they are, in fact, shorts. :) I love the vibrant print and colors on this romper and although the material is on the dressy side, I am hoping to dress it down with cute flats and a good hat for casual outings. One trick I use for wearing bright, almost neon colors is to add neutral colored accessories like a black scarf or belt or simple black shoes. I find that pops of black can add balance to a very colorful look.

SHOP WESTERN BELTS

Jun22

Romantic: Floral Print Dress and Red Loafer Mules

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Topshop Dress | Urban Outfitters Bandana (similarlove)
J. Crew Bag (similar, splurge) | Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules (flat, save)
Coach Dinky Bag (+colors) c/o | Stuart Weitzman Wedge Sandals (similar, love, save)
Janessa Leone Hat (love, save) | Kate Spade Bangle | Fendi Sunglasses (similar, save)

This dress might be the prettiest thing in my closet at the moment! I feel utterly romantic and love every single detail, including the cold shoulders, ruffles, midi length and sexy back. For a dressed up look, I paired it with loafer mules in a gorgeous shade of red and added a neck scarf and vintage looking satchel to create a ladylike vibe. For a casual look, I switched out the loafer mules and satchel for comfortable wedges and a crossbody bag. I’m planning to wear this one all summer long!

SHOP FLORALS

Jun16

Staple: Animal Print Sweater and Studded Army Jacket

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Sandro Vic Jacket (save 1, 2) | H&M Sweater (similar) | American Apparel Skirt (similar, save)
Louis Vuitton Twist PM Bag (save) | Gucci Julie Princetown Mules (save)
Fendi Sunglasses (similar, save 1, 2)

Bloglovin’, H&M and Man Repeller have partnered to host a fashion blogger contest and to enter, I have to style an outfit around one H&M item. As I scoured my closet, this animal print sweater stood out. I picked it up for under $20 when I first started this blog and it’s turned out to be a closet staple. The material is lightweight and comfortable and it looks great with both jeans and skirts, even a red leather miniskirt. Lately, I’ve been focusing on the building blocks to a functional wardrobe – versatile shoes and bags, great jeans, tops that can be dressed up or down and jackets that look good with just about anything! I’m betting that this army jacket will become another staple. The shape is structured yet relaxed, the light olive color is pretty for summer and the studded sleeves are… well, pretty darn irresistible.

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