Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Old Dress

cardi-Banana Republic(similar here), dress-Le Tote, necklace-H&M(similarish here), bracelet/ring-Jewel Mint(available here & here via Poshmark, loafers-Payless(similar here)

This dress isn't that old, only a few years, (last seen here) but the pattern feels very 70's vintage and the oversized silhouette makes me feel like I could be wearing one of my Mom's  old maternity dresses... not the most glamorous of feelings, eh? So, I'm considering putting this on my yard sale pile. FYI: I'll be setting up shop for the annual Point Breeze Yard Sale here in September and pricing things to sell!

So, what do we think of this dress... To sell, or not to sell? Let me know your vote in the comments. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

White Hot Denim

jacket-J.Crew(similar here), shirt-Wildfang(more awesome options here), pants-Uniqlo, loafers-G.H. Bass, watch-Wenger, necklace-Le Tote

There's just something about this white denim jacket (last seen here) that brings a certain "badass" vibe to any look it tops off, eh? Here, I've paired it with a button-up, work trousers, and loafers for a day at the office. Of course, the silhouette and pattern of this shirt (last seen here with matching shorts) along with my half-tucking skills are also a bit badass. And while the pants are pretty standard, the brightly-hued weejun is an unexpected bolt of color that makes it a great loafer for summer. 

Next time I need to get this jacket on top of a flirty summer dress, and really test its badass-ery powers. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lazy Days of Sunhats

top-Cupcakes and Cashmere via Le Tote, culottes-Mango(more options here), loafers-Zara(similar here), sunhat-Target(similar here), necklace-Urban Outfitters(more options here)

Yes, we're in the laid-back days of summer, but this outfit is WERQING all the style angles! Spelled out, this ensemble may sound like a bit "too much"... A collared, crochet overlay top with window-pane culottes, menswear-inspired penny loafers, pewter disc statement necklace, and a striped straw sunhat. A lot, right? But, the black and white color palette keeps all of these standout pieces from appearing too over-the-top when worn together. Plus, how can you not love sunhats! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another Short Story

shirt-Francesca's, shorts-Old Navy(similar here), loafers-G.H. Bass, necklace-Lucky Feather, watch-Wenger 

Sporting shorts and stripes again here today, and like in yesterday's post but with a more subtle color palette. I love shirts/sweaters/dresses with "surprise" backs. as seen here and here. What makes this version more "user-friendly" is that there aren't any cutouts, or loose openings, so you don't have to layer or worry about coverage. Also, love that I'm able to mix prints with these floral shorts, again with a subtle hand. When we hit the dogs day of summer, I find myself outfitting with a more delicate approach. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Shorts Story

shirt-Old Navy(similar here), shorts-J.Crew, sandals-Zara(similar here), clutch-Banana Republic(similar here), Jewelry-Jewel Mint(similarish from chloe + isabel here and here)

Stripes, a bright short, and a graphic tomboy nod--what more can you want from a summer funtime outfit?! I've long been a fan of pairing bright colors, and it doesn't get any brighter than these shorts and neon pop in the shirt. The navy and white stripes temper the brights so as not to overwhelm the look.  A shorts story indeed! 

This Old Dress

cardi-Banana Republic(similar here ), dress- Le Tote , necklace-H&M(similarish here ), bracelet/ring-...