Overlooked Outerwear ft. The Vest

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The vest is a tricky piece to work with. Let’s state the obvious, they leave your arms completely exposed and it doesn’t matter if you have a North Face or Patagonia one, some part of your body will be cold. Of all the outerwear in my closet, the vests are the ones that get the least use. They’re not versatile and the weather has to be just right for me to reach for one of my vests. Although I don’t wear vests quite as often as I would like, they do add a little something something to, what would otherwise be considered, a “blah” outfit.  Continue Reading

When in Rome

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I wish I was in Rome, but I guess the Getty Villa will have to do for now.  I got really sick throughout the months of April and May – thus the lack of posts, but I am back! Before I got sick I made a quick trip to LA for a few days and got in a little sight-seeing.

Up to this day, I have never owned a maxi dress.  They are cool in theory, much like all those “As Seen on TV” products, but for some reason, I can never make the commitment to buy one.  I’ve tried on many, thinking that each time I’m going to have a moment of epiphany and I’ll somehow see what others have been raving about, and every time I end up handing it back to the nice person in the dressing room.

Well, the tables have turned because this maxi dress fails to make  me look like I’m drowning in a sea of  jersey material and is super soft and flowy.  The open slit detail on the skirt hits right above my knee, so it gives the illusion that I have longer legs and the ruching detail on top slightly highlights my waist.  I find that a lot of maxi dresses can be quite suffocating because it is so much material around your body, but this dress flows as you walk so even when it’s really hot, your legs aren’t constricted by lots of fabric.  This dress will definitely be a staple in my closet for the summer!

What are you loving for the spring and summer? Let me know!

Stay Chic!

Outfit Details:

Dress: Stacy Chang at Anthropologie

Jacket: Gap (similar one here)

Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar and on sale here!)

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Sunglasses: Ray Ban Large Aviator Sunglasses 

Necklaces: H&M (similar here)

Watch: CASIO Digital Watch

Skirt on Peek-a-Boo Dress

The end of the week is so close, but I always find myself losing steam by the time Thursday rolls around.  Being a little daring with your outfit choice can give you a boost of energy to finish the week on a strong note.

Although I am in love with this floral dress, it’s a little bland for the first week of school, so I decided to add a skater skirt to give the outfit more volume or Va-Va-Voom, an idea that I got from the ever-so-stylish Diane Kruger.  I was a little wary about the look, as the skirt was shorter than the dress, but after staring in the mirror I decided that the little peek-a-boo fabric added texture and a unique touch to the overall outfit.  Layering doesn’t have to be restricted to the upper half of the body- the bottom half wants some attention too!

Since this dress is sleeveless and I get cold fairly easy, I again transformed a denim shirt into a jacket.  Keeping the outfit simple, I slipped on some Sam Edelman sandals that have gloriously molded to my feet, so I feel like I am walking on clouds when I wear them!

Dress: Boutique in London

Skirt: Made by yours truly (Not available in stores….yet)

Shirt: American Eagle Outfitters

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Bracelets: DIY Bracelets (Bracelet 1, 2, 3), Baublebar, Jewelmint

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Perfectly Peach

Mint+Coral

 

Peach has to be one of the most flattering colors.  Peach or blush colored blouses add a nice romantic, girly look to any outfit.  It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of mint colored clothes, and peach is the perfect complement to make an outfit summer ready.

I decided to go for a long sleeve blouse because the weather in Houston is quite temperamental.  One minute it will be sunny and the next – torrential downpour.  This chiffon blouse is perfect for the summer because it is light and flowy, and if it’s really hot, you can just roll up the sleeves.  It is also a great transition piece into the fall.

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Chloé silk top
$385 – net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins hot shorts
dorothyperkins.com

Sam edelman shoes
$55 – coggles.com

Cross body handbag
lordandtaylor.com

Sparkle jewelry
baublebar.com