Photos thanks to Sierra and Brie Cross
H&M dress; random cardigan; BDG vest; Nine West booties via Nordstrom; JustFab bag (c/o); Ray-Ban aviators; Gorjana rings, bracelet, and necklace (c/o); Michael Kors watch
As I mentioned yesterday, I spent the past couple of days in Seattle for a blogger panel with Nordstrom along with Devon, Sierra, and Mara. The trip was definitely short but sweet, and it was really great discussing style blogs with some of the fabulous folks at Nordstrom and Glam Media. After the panel, we headed to Nordstrom for a little shopping (obviously) where I purchased my first bold red lipstick, well, ever, thanks to a little prodding from Sierra and the lovely Brie from Nordstrom's PR team. (You can check out the post-red-lip shot here. You like?) Overall it was an amazing first time in Seattle, and although I didn't want to leave, it's nice to be home just in time for the weekend. Happy Friday, everyone!
Blame my love of playing dress-up as a kid (which actually never stopped), but I'm seriously drawn to this flapper-esque, totally impractical for my life by the beach, white fringe mini dress. Create the perfectly-impractical (but oh-so-chic) Friday night look by pairing the fun fringe number with this exaggerated tassel necklace and bold, multi-print heels. Finish with a bright summer bag and more gold jewels.
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1.Topshop Fringe Shift Dress $150
2. Baublebar Iced Gold Lariat Necklace $28
3. Bing Bang Tiny Triangle Ring $58
4. Zara Multicolored Lace-Up Sandal $129
5. Baublebar Gold Sun Cap Cuff $26
6. SunaharA Malibu Studded Hand Bracelet $44
7. Zara Envelope Bag with Strap $90
8. Baublebar Double Linked Ice Ring $26
Old Navy jeans (c/o); H&M blouse; Zara vest; DV Dolce Vita sandals via T.J. Maxx; Cynthia Rowley bag via T.J. Maxx; Jane Basch nameplate necklace (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses
This past weekend was one of the most jam-packed (and exhausting) we've had in a while, but it was so much fun. We celebrated a couple of birthdays with friends and got to attend the beautiful wedding of one of my favorite couples. On Saturday, we spent a relaxing afternoon wine tasting in Temecula (a definite must if you're ever in the area). The weather was amazing, the wine was delicious, and the company of good friends made for the perfect way to spend a Saturday. How was your Memorial Day weekend?
Oh, and P.S. - After mentioning my distraught over my lost watch in Friday's post, it was pretty much immediately found. Bonus points for the weekend.
Riller & Fount dress (old, but love this version); Sole Society wedges; Forever 21 sunglasses; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Zara necklace; Vanessa Mooney rings; Boera Ring
Well kids, it's Friday, and not just any old Friday. It's the Friday before a three-day weekend, and I couldn't be happier about it. Cue the comfy-as-pajamas t-shirt dress and far played-out Zara necklace. (Listen, after over four years together, I've misplaced my favorite gold watch, and I'm a little out of sorts about it. I've become attached with a certain embroidered collar, and I'm not taking it off.) Anyways, I'm pretty excited about some kick-ass plans this weekend, including a little wine-tasting and wedding-going, and I hope you're stoked about your own long weekend. How will you be spending the next three glorious days?
There's no better time than summer (or the verge of it at least) to play with bold colors, and I love the combination of these hot pink skirt-like shorts with a classic red bag. Keep the rest of the outfit neutral with a wear-with-everything ivory blouse and nude, barely-there heels. Finish with mixed flashes of silver and rose gold for a flirty, ladylike look that will take you from day to night in a flash. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!
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1. Madewell Silk Cargo Tank $98
2. Zara Shorts with Yoke $50
3. Gorjana Finley Necklace $49 - On sale + additional 40% off, see above
4. Michael Kors Mercer Watch $250
5. Zara Leather Sandal $80
6. KW Flight Aviator Sunglasses $10
7. Gorjana Finley Ring Set $42 - On sale + additional 40% off, see above
8. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bag $195
9. Forever 21 Cutout Chevron Bangle Set $9
Velvet Heart chambray shirt; Zara shorts; Banana Republic wedges; Zara collar necklace; Bag (c/o) T.J. Maxx; No Rest for Bridget sunglasses; Boera ring (c/o)
I've definitely had a thing for Zara shorts lately, and I have a feeling this little love affair is just getting started. Whether they're striped linen,silk paisley, or silver sequins, you really can't go wrong with a pair of statement shorts for summer. For an easy and chic warm weather look, pair roomy linen shorts with an ultra lightweight chambray shirt and add nude wedges. Finish with a crossbody bag and a few statement gems. What summer staples are currently on repeat in your wardrobe?
There's nothing more classic for summer than a nautical-inspired look in red, white and blue hues. Pair a lightweight, easy tank with denim cutoffs and standout red flats. Add a crisp white bag, preppy aviators and touches of gold for a chic and comfortable daytime feel. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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1. Mango Tie-Dye Effect Cotton Top $40
2. Mango Frayed Hem Shorts $40
3. Gorjana Maritime Lariat $75
4. Paralux Jazzy Bracelet $75
5. Michael Kors The Ritz Chronograph Bracelet Watch $250
6. Steven Sawyer D'Orsay Flats $89
7. Vince Camuto Metal and Leather Aviator $75
8. Gorjana Honeycomb Cut Out Ring $40
9. Zara Mini Shopper $40
10. Gorjana Quinn Hammered Ring Set $90
Forever 21 blouse (old); Zara shorts; DV Dolce Vita heels; d'andrea handbag (c/o); Ray-Ban aviators; C. Wonder cuff; Karen London bracelet (c/o); Gorjana rings (c/o) here and here
So we aren't there yet, but in the middle of a hot and bothered summer, there's nothing better than silk shorts to transition from day to night. Blame it on my Louisiana roots, but jeans in the summer were never a friend of mine. So what do you do? A dressed-up pair of short shorts is a great alternative to wearing that same little dress again. I love this paisley pair that I picked up recently from Zara, and coupled with a lightweight, gauzy blouse, they're perfect for warm weather. During the day, flat sandals are the easy choice, but for night, dress the look up with a pair of statement heels. Finish with a few key gold pieces and a sleek handbag (like this fits-just-the-right-amount black and gold version from d'andrea handbags.) And what are you wearing this Friday night?
Forever 21 blouse; AG boyfriend jeans (c/o); Sam Edelman heels; Bag (c/o) T.J. Maxx; Ray-Ban aviators; Zara necklace; Caravelle by Bulova watch (c/o); Boera ring (c/o); Henri Bendel bracelet; Vita Fede wrap bracelet (old)
So I finally got my hands on a fresh pair of boyfriend jeans, and there is probably nothing more comfortable and day-to-night versatile in the denim world. During the day, pair these with a tee or loose blouse and flat sandals, and later, throw on a pair of heels and a blazer to dress them up. These Sam Edelman heels have become a definite go-to, and I'm really loving silver-toned accessories lately, especially this statement ring by Boera. I'll definitely be living in these slouchy staples all summer long. Hope everyone is having a great week!
P.S. - Only a couple more days to enter the Subtle Luxury Summer Giveaway, so get to it!
Outfit #1: Old Navy white denim (c/o); Old Navy Boucle jacket (c/o); Sam Edelman heels; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Forever 21 sunglasses and bangles; Boera ring (c/o)
Outfit #2: Old Navy white denim (c/o); Old Navy chambray shirt (c/o); TOMS shoes; Michael Kors clutch; Ray-Ban aviators; Michael Kors watch; Julie Vos cuff (c/o); Lulu's chain bracelet (c/o); Shop Jami wrap bracelet (c/o); Gorjana gold rings (c/o)
Classic white skinnies are definitely a spring and summer must-have, but finding the perfect pair can be a real challenge. I always look for a pair with the right amount of stretch in a denim that is just a bit thicker. The price tag of these "Rock Star Super Skinny Jeans" from Old Navy made me a little skeptical about the quality, but I was pleasantly surprised once I tried them on. They fit like a glove, are available in about a jillion colors, and will only set you back $19. Steal. This past weekend, I paired the spring denim with a lightweight blouse, a structured jacket and heels for dinner and later dressed them down with an easy chambray shirt and flats. Whether dressed up or worn casually, you really can't go wrong with a great pair of white skinnies. How will you wear them this summer?