||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.
One of the great things about Anthropologie is that if an item doesn't sell out, then it will go on sale. Sometimes I am surprised at how quick pieces get marked down or at all the fabulous dresses that are hanging up in the sale room for $39.95!! So if there is something that you want or need and can't afford to splurge on at the moment and you need to wait until the item is priced more reasonably to match your budget then I would recommend saving your dough until it gets marked down.
This dress is one of those items that I was shocked to find that it had gone on sale. It is one style that Anthropologie has had for a few seasons -last year I think it was in a similar color palette. Why is it so awesome? Well, it is a dress that looks good on all shapes and sizes. It is both casual and dressy so you can wear to church, you can wear it out on a date, you can wear it running errands or you can wear it to work. It is the perfect "day to night" dress. It is so flattering on and everyone who has tried it on at the store, buys it. It is a dress that you won't bring back for a refund and that you will get so much wear out of it. Definitely worth your money, especially on sale for $99!!
These booties are a little more edgy, not necessarily for everyone because they are for a very specific look. They did come in a solid red and I wish that I had snagged them up before they sold out! But, I still really like them in the navy and red color combo! To me, I instantly think of european style or The Beatles. They are just really fun, have a lot of personality and I know that if I ever wore them out that I would get so much positive attention. Especially at a musical festival like ACL or South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. They would look cute with a dress, denim shorts or skinny jeans rolled up a bit. Love them! Even marked down they are still a little expensive, so hopefully they will get marked down again, which is more than likely to happen.
I've been looking for a really great cat-eye pair of sunglasses in white for a while now. Of course since I am so pale, certain whites/neutrals don't look good with my skin tone but I have a feeling that these would look darling! And the detail on them is divine! I really want to wear them with a big, floppy hat and a sun dress. Even possibly paired with those booties by Modern Vice. I know that white sunglasses were very trendy a few years ago when Mary-Kate Olsen stepped out for the first time in her white, Ray Ban, wayfarer sunglasses ...you know before Ray Ban was the "it" brand. She is responsible for the popularity of those sunglasses. I would say that Ray Ban owes her big time. Anyways, I have this "white" obsession right now. I want everything in my wardrobe to be white. I think a white pair of sunglasses would be a nice start.
These earrings I got to wear during one of my shifts at work because we put on an event for our customers with January birthdays in the store. I love Anthro events, they are so fun!! Anyways, they are such a great earring because they are super feminine and look like vintage, costume jewelry. You would think that they are too fancy but the reality is that they aren't. They can be worn dressed up or dressed down. I think people instantly think that they are too dressy so they don't even consider them when trying on earrings in the store. And it got me until I wore them for an Anthro event to really see that they are versatile. Sometimes you just have to try something on to really know if it is going to work or not. A lot of customers pass up on items because there is no "hanger appeal" to them. But what I've learned it to step outside my box and try stuff even if I don't think it is cute on the hanger.
Here are five more sale looks that I love from Anthropologie. First look is a "charlie" trouser on sale for $29.95! The first black dress is on sale for $49.95 and comes in two other blue colors. The black, wrap dress comes in 3 different colors and is on sale for $39.95!! The neon shift dress is on sale for $79.95!! And the sheath dress is a new mark down at $119.95!!