Lace Up Gladiators

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| White Blouse, Madewell – Similar | Skirt, Zara | Gladiator Sandals, PixieMarket

I was on a serious hunt for these gladiator sandals and I must say they didn’t disappoint. I am in love with the lace up and laser cut details. I kept my detail minimalistic with the lace on my skirt and simple gold jewelry. There’s nothing like a clean white outfit in the summer!

White Culottes

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White Culotte Pant Zara | Ribbed Cropped Tank Topshop | Necklace ASOS

I really enjoy a good bottom now and again and these culottes are no exception. I might hem them a little higher so they will be easier to wear with flats but for now I think the heels and crop top offset the wide leg bottom quite nicely. These will be the perfect summer pant for a nice evening out for dinner or drinks don’t you think? Also don’t forget to check out the Zara sale because it’s ridiculously good right now.

Off to the Races

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I’m so happy to finally have my sister back home in SoCal so on one of our weekend adventures we stopped by Savers one of her favorite thrifting destinations. I couldn’t believe when I found this perfect white dress. I’m a sucker for anything resembling the neckline of this piece which I find is one of the more flattering fits for my body type. The lace up back detailing sold me at the end of the day and you really can’t beat a $10 steal such as this. Another reason I picked it up was the resemblance to one of my favorite brands Reformation. There’s something about the dresses simplicity mixed with it’s new age details that makes it so desirable when paired with nude strappy heels and a wide brimmed hat.

P.S. If you haven’t already seen via Instagram I have a new puppy in my life! Meet Kirby the Frenchie who has made many a cameo in my outfit post photos. Happy Monday!

White Dress – Thrifted

Strappy Sandals Brown – Forever 21

Banks Sunglasses – Warby Parker

The Shirt Dress

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My latest fashion obsession is the shirt dress maxi. Something about it’s lightweight cotton with the not so flirty hemline makes me think a little less risky business and a whole lot more class. Whether it’s short, quarter, or long sleeve you just can’t go wrong with something as easy to throw on as this. A summer staple for the masses.

Shop some of my favorites as seen above:

Long Tunic With Slits – Zara

Kenya Dress – Reformation

Long Shirt Dress – H&M

Classic Simplicity

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I’m a little obsessed with classic 50s style inspired by favorites like Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall (whom according to an online quiz is my classic actress counterpart). ModCloth has always been my favorite site for classic vintage inspired dresses and accessories. I paired this cute baby doll dress with white heeled loafers, cambridge satchel in red and a simple leather bound wrist watch. Classic simplicity is my favorite way to dress, I wish there was an excuse to dress like this everyday. Oh not to mention my new French Bulldog puppy would really complete my look walking down the streets of New York City ready for brunch!

Be sure to visit ModCloth for more summer dresses to fill your closet with here

The Isla Maxi

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The back detailing on this dress speaks for itself. Simple sophistication with a punch of fun loving in the print. I’m a huge fan of dresses and tops with high necklines and skinny straps as it tends to flatter my body type. What I like most about the Isla Maxi Dress by Cleobella is it’s functionality to transition from day to night. Pairing with sandals and a jean jacket for the beach and throwing on heels and a gold armband for a night out makes it a no brainer. Not to mention I love the feeling (and confidence) of wearing something with a dramatic back, tends to turn some heads.

I’m also obsessed with these shoes if you hadn’t noticed (Instagram followers would know). I had contemplated getting the Steve Madden version of these peep toe booties but the price point just wasn’t fit for the time, not to mention I’m so picky with heels I never know if I should make the investment or if I’ll still end up wearing my Zara slides everyday. These were well worth the money spent. The leather is flexible and soft making them a lot more comfortable than I imagined, only downside is when your breaking them in you get a little discomfort on the top of your big toes. #justsayin

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Isla Maxi Dress – Cleobella

Mossimo Kacie Peep Toe Bootie – Target

Wide Leg Satin Trouser

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There is something about wide leg trousers that have an incredible mix of class and comfort. These H&M pair are no exception. I chose to wear them high waisted with an off shoulder crop top to mix a more structured top with a free flowing bottom. Not only are these comfortable but they give a really great silhouette, the price also doesn’t hurt the wallet too much either ($19 hollah!).

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Wide-Leg Satin Pants – H&M

Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Crop Top – Foreign Exchange

Sandals With Straps – Zara

Suzie Blues

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Been obsessing over these Friend of Mine Suzie Blue overalls for quite some time. After stalking them online I finally made my decision to go with the white pair after Urban Outfitters threw them on sale. I grabbed a size 2 and they have an amazing fit compared to the pair of shorteralls I picked up at the flea market (very roomy in the leg). Can’t wait to wear these over summer with some fun printed cropped tops. Today I paired them with my new Madewell button up, Topshop HYDRATE pool sliders and Cleobella Leena Backpack. Side note regarding the backpack, the shape is incredible, and the pocket can be taken off and interchanged giving you the ability to switch up your bag AND an extra clutch for those evenings out.

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White Button Up – Madewell

HYDRATE Two Part Pool Slider – TOPSHOP

Leena Backpack – Cleobella

DeLacy Drew Dress

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In love with the Drew Dress from DeLacy. They have an incredible selection of unique basics mixed with soft fabrics, fun prints and feminine styles. I’m all about the front tie knot on skirts but a dress version is as perfect as can be. To keep a more casual vibe I paired the dress with my Zara sliders and NastyGal oversized motorcycle vest. Transition this piece from day to night by removing the vest and throwing on a pair of chunky strappy sandals. Your legs will thank you.

Drew Dress (XS) – DeLacy

Wolfsangel Faux Leather Moto Vest – NastyGal

Half Moon Lariat Necklace – NastyGal

Sandals With Straps – Zara

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Festival Season (Where to Shop)

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Festival Season is just around the corner. Aside from Coachella there are plenty of other music festivals on the rise (e.g. Sasquatch & Governers Ball) that you’ll need to be dressed for. As festival season moves into the Summer months of May – August the great thing is most temperatures will be kind to daisy dukes, lace crop tops & silk rompers. Take a peak at some of these retailers that have the best duds for looking your best while keeping cool.

SWELL

A rad mixture of surf and action sports inspired clothing SWELL includes brands like Novella Royale, Billabong, RVCA, Lovers & Friends and For Love and Lemons. The perfect mix of trendy, beachy and bohemian. There is a great mixture of pricing here as well with SWELL branded clothing ranging into the $20 – $30 and designer duds around $150.

Pricing: $$ – $$$$

GYPSAN

Oversized tops, lace & crochet dresses and adorable bells are what you will find at GYPSAN. Greatest part of this site is you will grab some unique pieces that are not found on you standard online shops like their Sierra Bell Bottoms in Mustard (which I am dying to buy). If you are looking to grab some statement pieces for your festival wardrobe definitely check them out. Not to mention free shipping on domestic orders!

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Van De Vort

For all things Boho Chic this is your one stop shop. With high end designer pieces from brands like Flynn Skye, Cleobella & Gypsy Junkies you are guaranteed to find some incredible pieces. If you are concerned with pricing keep in mind that they have reasonably priced house brands that stay within the range of $30 – $50.

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Bona Drag

If your style is more bohemian edge than Bona Drag is the perfect place for you. Dark makeup mixed with layers of silver jewelry and vintage inspired duds is your solution. With brands like For Love & Lemons, One Teaspoon and Karen Walker you’ll be working in the higher end bracket pricing wise but you won’t find this mix of intimates and clothing that looks so good together anywhere else.

Pricing: $$$ – $$$$