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So the spring months went really fast! I’m seriously not prepared for the hot summer months ahead of us here in Dallas. I don’t even have my pool floatie yet! Or a new floppy sunhat! However, I have stocked up on a few trendy items that have made their way into some of my favorite boutiques like Tobi (seriously such cute stuff!) and even Marley Lilly!
Kimono Sleeve Shift Dress
A really pretty summer trend appearing here in Texas are dresses with kimono sleeves like the blush-colored one I’m wearing. This kimono sleeve shift dress (c/o) is seriously so comfy and perfect for changing from day to night. Fair warning, wear some shorts or something underneath if there’s wind in the forecast, you’ll be glad you did! Link to my dress HERE!
Wedge Style Shoes
In the shoe department, these Steve Madden wedges I’m wearing are really popular! Normally, anything with a heel is a nightmare for my feet, but oddly enough these cute wedges are quite easy to wear and walk in. That’s a major win for me and my podiatrist!
Lastly, in the realm of preppiness, scalloped everything is back this summer! This scalloped monogrammed clutch goes with me pretty much everywhere and I get tons of compliments on it. I bought it last year and it got pinned on Pinterest over 1,000 times! So go find something with scallops on it!
Leave me a comment with your favorite summer trend this year and also what pool floatie you’re buying!
Hey lovelies! I hope you had a nice weekend. David and I went out Friday night on a little date (look for the post later this week!) so I was inspired to share a casual date night outfit with you today! Some of my favorite dates aren’t even on the weekend but on a week night. At my office, we can wear jeans everyday with a nice blouse, and as we all know dinner dates and meetups with friends often happen right after we leave work. So this is my little day to night outfit!
Rock those wedges and throw off the blazer to go from office to restaurant! I’m wearing my favorite Lucky Brand jeans, Old Navy peplum top, and my go-to wedges! Seriously, a great pair of jeans and a few easy layering pieces are all you need for a transitional outfit. This look is easy and dare I say comfortable?
Thanks to my fellow Dallas fashion blogger Katherine, style blogger at Beyond the Black Suit, for taking my photos! In addition to blogging, she has a pretty neat daytime job too! Be sure to check her blog out!
Happy first day of May! I’ve always loved this month because it’s starting to warm up, all the summer stuff is being stocked, and bright colors are back in season! Dressing for an office environment during the summer is always difficult for me simply because I want to wear exciting, happy colors and most professional wardrobes consist entirely of the opposite. If I’m going to be forced to sit at a desk for 8 hours, then you better believe I want to wear fun colors! Here are a few easy ways to spice up your summer work wardrobe!
Mix Patterns & Textures
I love a good pencil skirt. A classic back or gray skirt for the office is essential, however it’s not the end all be all. One of my favorite places to find bright, patterned work-appropriate skirts is J Crew. Because duh. If I’m going to wear a patterned skirt, I’ll want to wear something on top that compliments it but doesn’t necessarily blend into it. The dress I’m wearing looks like two separate pieces but like I said, it’s a dress, and both patterns and textures look great together!
Do a Bold Lip
I’m thrilled if I get out the door wearing any makeup at all let alone lipstick. But a bold lipstick color can really add some color to your appearance. The lipstick I’m wearing is the new Lancome Matte Lipstick Shaker (link here). This stuff literally lasts all day! No matter how many cups of coffee I consume, it stays on! It’s a great way to add color to your work day!
Don’t Buy Basics Only
Investing in quality basic pieces for every season is important because they will last forever and you’ll wear them with everything. However, don’t skip over the fun stuff in favor of building your wardrobe’s foundation pieces. Buy the colorful scarf if you love it! Splurge on the bright green dress that you’ve been eyeing! The great thing about professional wardrobes is that often times, you can add blazers or sweaters to change up the look once in awhile!
Share with me your favorite places to go for fun pieces to add to your professional wardrobe!
*lipstick c/o lancome
In case you haven’t noticed- off the shoulder dresses are huge this season!! Up until recently, I hadn’t really been a fan of these dresses simply because it’s hard to get them to stay put and not accidentally become a belt much to your embarrassment! A few weeks ago, I was browsing Old Navy’s website for some deals and I came across this dress!
This super pretty off the shoulder dress comes in 3 colors and is under $20! Plus, it’s flattering on every body type! Need I say more? I love how cute it is for a date night outfit or just a day shopping with the girls. And for the price, you can’t beat it!
Since the dress was black, I wanted to add lots of colorful accessories! I styled the dress with my favorite Steve Madden wedges (linked in the widget above) and my neon yellow Kate Spade purse David gave to me a few years ago. It’s still my favorite bag in my closet!! Let’s also not forget my bright pink matte lipstick. I’m pretty sure all of Dallas could spot me!
Also, big, huge, proud-of-myself announcement! I took a big step forward in my blogging career- I finally hired a Dallas photographer! I shot this look with Rebecca Kirstin of Beckley & Co. Photography and she was seriously amazing to work with! She totally confirmed why I wanted a professional photographer in the first place!
I linked everything I’m wearing in the widget above! Go grab one of those off the shoulder dresses while they’re still on sale (link here)!!
Hola ladies! Here in Texas people are gearing up for Cinco de Mayo fiestas! Since Texas has such a large Hispanic population, our Mexican food and margaritas are delicious. Then again, I’m from Maryland so I really don’t know what good Mexican food tastes like, but I certainly love what they’re serving up here in Dallas!
David and I will probably go out with friends to a fun fiesta downtown and I plan on looking as festive as possible (I’ll totally be that old lady with seasonal sweater vests someday.) A few of my favorite styles right now are tassels, pom noms, and off the shoulder dresses– perfect for a fiesta! I’ll be getting my party pants on and wearing tons of tassels for this colorful and exciting holiday!
I’ve linked everything featured above (plus a few colorful surprises!) in the widget below! Look for sales on a few of these items because I noticed quite a few discounts featured! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Hey ya’ll! I’m so excited to share this post with you because I’m absolutely in love with the RewardStyle mural I’m standing in front of! RewardStyle put up this adorable mural last week right next to Dallas’ Standard Pour bar and grill. I literally drug my boyfriend down there to get pictures in front of it. Pretty much every Dallas style blogger had already done a little fashion shoot in front of it so I had to join the club.
If you saw my last post about the Rachel Zoe Box of Style event, then you’ll be excited to know that these adorable pink sunnies were inside my swag bag! Seriously, I’ll be wearing these all summer! I never spend money on sunglasses because I tend to sit on them (oops!) but these are definitely worth the few extra bucks they cost. I linked them above for you!
Also lets talk about, my shorts and wedges combo. I’ve seen this all over Instagram and fashion blogs here lately and I figured I’d give it a shot! I bought some wedges the other day and large bandaids because we all know how painful it is to break in shoes. I squeezed into my old ripped up Abercrombie & Fitch shorts and voila! I rocked this outfit, in my humble opinion. Gotta say, wearing heels really gives me a little confidence boost!
If you’re in Dallas, you need to go check out this gorgeous mural! Also leave me a comment with your favorite way to combat shoe blisters!