THAKOON ADDITION Eyelet Blouse // DL1961 Jeans // STUBBS & WOOTEN Slippers // KENNETH JAY LANE Earrings // 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Sunglasses // PRADA Handbag
If I were to describe my style, “girly” is not a word that I would use. Feminine, yes, but not girly. There’s a difference. Girly makes me think of lots of lace, scalloped edges, florals, and, of course, pink. I love all of those things - but in small doses, and never all together. This blouse is a perfect example. The eyelet material screams girly, but the silhouette – button-down with a slight peplum detail – gives it a little more structure. And when I pair it with my blue jeans, it gives it a more casual look for the day. (I love it with my white jeans, too.) To give it some pop, I’ve also paired it with these super bright Mara Hoffman shorts. I love how you can see the colors peeking through the eyelet. For a nighttime look, I’m planning to wear it with a leather jacket. It’s a fun juxtaposition and definitely dials down the sweetness. The same goes for this Isabel Marant top. Nobody makes eyelet look cooler than Ms. Marant.
Photo Credit: Molly Miller
I’m headed to Mexico today for my bachelorette weekend. Hooray! Before I leave though, I’ve got a couple of sale alerts that you simply have to know about. Here’s what you need to have on your radar:
Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family:
- You’ll get 25% off any purchase! Just enter the code FRNFAM2.
- Now would be the perfect time to stock up on all of those must-haves for summer – like a pair of white jeans or this adorable LWD from Nanette Lepore.
- I’m also pretty smitten with this straw clutch. Screams summer, right?
Neiman Marcus Home:
- 25% off most items! You’ll have to move quick on this one though. The sale ends tonight!
- Summer entertaining? Me too. I’m pretty sure that these have to come live with me. They’re patio perfection! What color to choose?!
- This is also the ideal time to snatch up of some fun plates or maybe these neon colored glasses for said summer parties.
- And don’t forget about the lamps. Oh my word. There are so many amazing ones! I am obsessed with this pretty blue one. I want a pair of them for my bedroom. And how about this sculptural white one? Too good.
And with that… I’m out! Adios.
(Image via Note to Self)
MADISON HARDING Wedges
When it comes to my shoes, I’m not normally an in-between girl. It’s either a high heel or a flat for me. (The kitten heel trend that seems to be making its way back into stores just isn’t my thing.) However, lately it seems that might be changing for me. I’m noticing that I’m gravitating towards the mid-height heel more and more. It started with these Loeffler Randall sandals (I got the gold and now I want them in every single color). With only a 1.75 inch heel, I normally never would have considered them. After one wear at a party, I was in love with them. Not only was I comfortable all night long, but the lower heel just felt fresh to me. It’s something different and is such a novel addition to my closet. Needless to say, I’ve been on the search for lower options ever since. These Madison Harding wedges certainly fit the bill. I love the heel height, and the price tag won’t break the bank – especially since they’re the type of shoes you’ll wear all season long. Plus, they come in these three punchy spring colors. The nude is of course the most classic, but I’m partial to the aqua hue myself. (They look very similar to this pair from J.Crew, don’t they? But less expensive!)This isn’t to say I’m abandon my high heels (in fact, I think I might like to purchase these pretty soon) or my flats for that matter, but I’m just expanding my options. And I’m no longer ruling out the in-between.
1. MIU MIU Bikini 2. ANCIENT GREEK Sandals 3. TORY BURCH Tunic 4. RAG & BONE Shorts 5. TIBI Dress 6. THIERRY LASRY Sunglasses 7. MSGM One-Shoulder Top 8. EMERSON FRY Jeans 9. CHARLOTTE RUSSE Hat 10. MADEWELL Tee 11. GRAND BAZAAR Earrings
It’s a beach week! This Thursday, I’m headed to Punta Mita for my bachelorette trip. I’ve been counting down the days for this trip since we scheduled it back in the fall. I can’t believe it’s finally here. Four fun-filled days at the beach with my bridesmaids. Could there be anything better? Between now and Thursday, I’ll be wrapping up some last minute to-dos and getting my bag together. I’ll be packing all my beach basics – white jeans, plenty of breezy tunics, and a floppy hat. Three days and counting…
This past Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attend the Figue trunk show party at Cabana. If I made a list for you of my top favorite boutiques in Dallas, Cabana would definitely be near the top. Owned by Merry Vose, the shop offers the best of the best when it comes to easy-breezy, effortless looks. With beachy textiles and seashell accents, the store resembles one that you might find in St. Barths or Harbour Island. It’s always full of color – the front door is lavender! – and is my go-to for everything from casual basics (they have the best selection of K. Jacques sandals in town) to those dressier somethings for a night out. They carry unique lines that you don’t see everywhere – Antik Batik, Ulla Johnson, Laurence Doligé, and, now, Figue! After hearing such great things about the line, I was looking forward to seeing the Figue collection. Let me tell you: it does not disappoint. It’s full of colorful tunics, embroidered kaftans, and some very sparkly jewels (just look at that statement necklace!). What I love about the line is that each piece feels so unique. The tunics and kaftans are all embellished with a special something – bright sequins or delicate beading. They’re easy enough to wear over your swimsuit, but definitely special enough to wear out to a cocktail party or dinner. I love clothes that can multitask, don’t you? If you’re in the Big D, head over to Cabana to check it out for yourself.
(P.S. Did I mention there was an ice cream sandwich food truck? Yep. It’s called Cool Haus. Best. Thing. Ever. You can bet I’ll be tracking this truck down on a weekly basis.)
All photos taken by Luella & June
It’s time for another one. Shopbop is giving us early access to their Friends & Family event. All you need to do is enter the code WEAREFAMILY13 and you’ll receive 20% off any order. (I’m kind of wishing I had known about the sale when I picked up this sunny little number last week. Oh well.) This might give me the excuse I need to add this to my honeymoon suitcase, and I’m definitely using this as an opportunity to scoop up a much needed new pair of white denim. Anything else I should add? Shop it all right here.
Now that it finally feels like spring, I’m in a mood to stock up on some new easy-breezy pieces for the season. Enter Emerson Fry. The entire spring collection has this effortless, cool vibe to it. Tees, silk blouses, easy dresses (obsessed with this one), and perfectly tailored denim – all the essentials you’ll need for the season. I especially love all of her bright whites (this top is so perfect). So fresh and spring-y. Check out the full collection right here.
TORY BURCH Tunic // DL1961 Jeans // HERMÉS Belt // LANVIN Flats // LISA BARFIELD Clutch // 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Sunglasses
I’ve told you all before (here) how much I love Tory Burch’s tunics. They fit perfectly and they’re just the right weight to last you all spring and summer. This orange-red style is my latest favorite. The bright color is exactly what I like this time of year, and its varying prints keep it interesting. When I tuck it in like I did here, you can’t even tell it’s a tunic. It just goes to show the numerous ways this top will work. (It’ll make the perfect coverup on my honeymoon.)
Photo Credit: Molly Miller
Good news! Just as you’re heading into the weekend, J.Crew is launching their latest sale. Not only are they offering free shipping on all order over $100, but they’re also giving us 25% off on all shorts, tees, and best of all, swim! With my beach bachelorette weekend right around the corner (and a honeymoon too!), this sale really couldn’t come at a better time. Of course, I always like to stock up on these shorts, and I’m also thinking about adding a pair of these fun printed ones, too. And the swim! I love J.Crew’s swimsuits, don’t you? They’re easy. The solids are always perfect for mixing and matching, but I’m kind of loving this pink/green print bikini. Check it all out right here. Just use the code SUNNYDAYS at checkout.
If you haven’t already checked out Moda Operandi this week, you should. This week’s trunkshow lineup includes a personal favorite of mine: EK Thongprasert. The Antwerp jewelry line is known for their use of innovative materials (those beads are made of silicone!) to create wearable works of art. The desgin duo behind the line has recently teamed up with Russian style icon Natasha Goldenberg for their latest statement-making jewels. I have to say I like ‘em all, but you know my heart is really after that light pink one there. What about you? You can it all out this week on Moda O’.