||Dress, c/o Lovers + Friends||Hat, Anthropologie||Bag, Anthropologie||Jewelry, David Yurman, Gucci, Tai via Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott Luxe||
Lovers + Friends, a "California cool" clothing line, uses both fun, bright colors and bold, daring prints! What's not to love? They claim to be "ambitious, fun, sexy & confident" and I would have to agree!! The brand is about being effortless and what is not effortless about a maxi dress?! A maxi dress is my absolute favorite summer time essential. It is easy and I get so much wear out of it!! Just throw it on and go! One misconception about the color black is that you can't wear it in the summer time. Well people, black is not just for your winter wardrobe and in fact, "black & white" is a HUGE trend for Spring and Summer 2014. Black & white to me is always in fashion though. It is classic and so is black all by itself. I know that grabbing for those bright colors is naturally what you want to do during warmer seasons but remember that you can brighten up your ensemble with colorful accessories!!
I thought that going barefoot for this post was fitting. My initial thought wasn't to go "bohemian" but once I added all of my accessories that is just what ended up happening naturally. So then I just thought to myself, "Lets do no shoes and just keep it free-spirited." When wearing this dress out, I would pair it with an open-toe wedge possibly in red or black. If I wore it with all these same accessories, I would probably pick the red wedge just to add more color. And do a more of a red lip as opposed to a red-orange. What do you love to wear most during the summer time??!!
Happy Easter!! Hope everyone is enjoying their day!! It is nice that retail considers this a holiday, so I can stay home and enjoy the holiday with my family!!! It was fun putting out the eggs this morning in the back yard. Tory got two bunnies and a new book about manners along with some yummy candy!! She was too adorable running around finding her eggs. She had the biggest smile on her little face. These are the moments that are so sweet and memorable!!
I absolutely love this dress. It reminds me of the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wears to see Big at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park restaurant in Sex & The City. Ya know, the episode where they fall into the pond because Carrie thinks Big is leaning in for a kiss and she tries to dodge him. One of my favorite episodes. And one of my favorite outfits worn by the fashion icon, Carrie Bradshaw. I just googled the dress and it is almost identical the one that I am wearing. I am a SATC nerd.
Joey and I took Tory to see her first movie in the theatre. We were hesitant but she's really great with movies at the house. She used to only sit there for the first 30 minutes and then she progressed to about 45 and now she'll sit there for the whole film. So we were being brave today and wanted to go out and do something special so we decided to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman. She got out of her seat aka my lap a few times but for the most part, I think she did really well. So we will possibly take her to see another movie real soon.
I call this skirt "the Angelina" because it has a high slit on both sides. You get a whole lot of "sexy leg" when you walk. This skirt has gotten mixed reviews on line at Anthropologie and in store. People don't like the slits on both side or either side for that matter. What really made me love this skirt is the color. I've really been loving pops of yellow lately. Like a lot. Theres actually some yellow latte bowls and coffee cups I need to buy before I leave my job at Anthro. Yes, I am leaving! I have been offered a full time position somewhere else! Will officially announce where soon! But I will really, really, really miss Anthro!! Anyways, I see lots of bright yellows in my future!!
||Jacket, Isani (just got marked down to $99!!)||Skirt, Maeve||Top, Postmark (old)||Belt, Anthropologie (on sale for $29.95)||Earrings, Vintage (from my grandmother, Billie)||Booties, Madewell||"Merci" Bracelet, Anthropologie (on sale for $9.95, sold out on line, still available in stores)||Skull Bracelet, Anthropologie (sold out)||Sunglasses, Chanel via Nordstrom (in store not on line)||Hat, Free People||Clutch, YSL (similar here)||Ring, David Yurman||