Quick little post with this amazing new lace up white mini dress from H&M, the perfect little dress (or cover up) for summer. I luckily had a white slip dress from a previous H&M lace number that I threw on underneath although I’m majorly looking forward to throwing this on top of some swimsuits during my honeymoon. Also note if you can grab one of these in store still (they went so fast) its only $14.95! Downsides, you will need to figure out what to do underneath but hey that makes it fun right?
Also this new handbag is beyond dreamy, I grabbed this Chloe look alike from none other than Forever21. It’s actually good quality for a fun going out bag however my only negatives are the clasp, its really hard to undo it so I’m standing there struggling for about 5 minutes to get it open haha. Well worth it though for the price and cuteness factor!
Resort Spring Top – PYLO | High Waisted Black Mom Jeans – Vintage Guess | Pointed Toe Ankle Boot – Zara (Similar) | Pearl Choker – ASOS | Simple Body Chain – ASOS
Summer is slowly approaching in Orange County and my fashion instincts are turning to pops of color as a way to spice up my wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of wrap tops and dresses so when I saw this red minimal floral printed blouse from PYLO I knew I had to grab it. Cropped fit and flowing material makes for the perfect pairing with a side slit maxi skirt, high waisted shorts or as pictured here, thrifted high waist “mom” jeans. I threw on a cute bralette underneath but a lace cami or tube top would also make great layering pieces for more modest wear. I’m definitely getting more comfortable with plunging necklines as well, mainly because of my new statement necklaces like the two I am wearing. I highly recommend grabbing a choker body chain, these babies run a straight line down with a smaller opening up top (around your neck) and a larger opening on the bottom (for the hips), I think it accentuates any v-neck or plunging neckline tops or dresses. It also helps you feel like you have a little more coverage (as silly as it sounds).
This trumpet (or bell sleeve as I like to call it) blouse is giving me life right now. I’ve already worn it twice in one week (that’s unheard of for me). I grabbed this Trumpet Sleeve Blouse from H&M, and there were a few things drew me to it: first was the sleeves, second was the unique structure, third v-neck, and fourth was the elastic bottom that hits right at the hips. I have to say this is one of those items that I can throw on with various bottoms, under overalls, with culottes, etc and feel as if I’m wearing a different blouse every time. I have an issue with purchasing and wearing statement tops considering most of the time it seems so obvious when you wear them again. Not the case with this little number.
I easily paired it with my frayed hem denim jeans (also H&M) and included a little color and resort style with my Lack of Color Spencer Wide Brimmed Boater. For once I also was in LA without the temperature being over 80 degrees, hence for me taking advantage of an all black outfit. I’m also playing around with my jewelry and really learning how to accessorize. I grabbed this body chain and choker from ASOS and they are the perfect additions to any low neck tops you own. I love how versatile they are and the choker has just the amount of spunk without looking like I’m wearing a dog collar.
I’m really into dresses and skirts lately can’t you tell? It’s such a new thing for me, the last dress/skirt phase I went through included ripped tights so I’m starting to class it up a tad. I received this amazing white long sleeve floral embroidered dress from SheInside, the wide sleeves, shift cut, and short hem make it the perfect summer event dress. I recently wore mine to a Mom and Daughter breakfast and received a ton of compliments on it. Here I styled the dress with some black heeled booties to elongate my legs even more (I’ve really been into that lately) but at the breakfast I opted for some low heeled gladiator wrap up sandals to keep it more casual. I’m not much of a “boho” dresser but I do love to mix and match those kind of pieces together and style them in a minimalist way. This dress would be too perfect for any upcoming festivals or summer weddings you might be on the fence about RSVPing for. If more of my friends were getting married, I’d at least have an excuse to buy cute outfits is the way I see it.
I was recently introduced to Wonderland Honolulu, a relatively new brand adept in creating feminine shaped basics perfect for the body. I was instantly drawn to the mock neck white and black striped mini dress for it’s body accentuating shape and length. When I was able to try it on for the first time it didn’t disappoint. High necklines are one of my favorite styles to wear on sleeveless tops and dresses. Having less on top means I’m able to get away with a neckline that tends to accentuate your chest.
Being of average height I have also never realized that I might actually be “petite” in terms of dress length. This mini truly fits the definition of the word. It hits at the perfect length to pair with flats or slight heeled sandals as shown above. Speaking of sandals, how rad are these ones? Kenneth Cole Reaction special from Saks Off Fifth that remind me of the Isabel Marant favorites but for significantly less money. I’m what you might call an opportunistic and smart shopper, I love to keep items in mind as I shop online or out and about so when I come across something I’ve had my eye on and its on sale you better believe I buy it.
Printed Cross Back Top – Zara | Short Faux Suede Button Up A-Line Skirt – H&M | Heeled Sandals – Forever21
A good pinstripe isn’t limited to pant suits anymore, nor to stuffy button ups. The feminine touch of this Zara blouse is what initially drew me to it, not to mention the burnt orange and red pinstripe print. Lightweight, breezy, and undoubtedly adorable are just some of the reasons I love the pieces you find in Zara’s Tarafluc collections. With Summer quickly approaching here in Southern California I’m going to be transitioning away from long sleeve button ups and opting for, well, short sleeve ones but also more options in the sleeveless categories. This skirt will also be in heavy rotation, as I’ve learned in my years, pleather skirts during summer are a big NO NO unless you truly enjoy having your waist profusely sweaty. Faux suede however is a great alternative, the texture is just as great and you won’t have the sweating problem. I’d say it’s a win win.
Color palette & textures for summer will consist of: crepe, suede, camel, brown, burnt orange, red, light blue denim.
Quick post on this Monday. Was a busy bee this weekend with wedding activities and Free Comic Book day. Was able to grab a quick post with this amazingly soft and slinky tank from Joah Brown. Living in So-Cal I’m always on the hunt for comfy tanks that feel like nothing for those really hot days. The cut on this top is perfect, the sides are cut high and overlap and the racerback gives your shoulders some love. Definitely give these guys a look for high quality and expertly cut basics for your summer wardrobe.