I love a good fashion moment that happens by accident. Some of my best outfits come from a last minute decision I had to make in a crunch. I knew I was attending a Memorial Day weekend wedding month’s ago so naturally I put some thought into what I might wear, found the most AMAZING black–so typical of me–dress (on super duper sale!) and figured I’d dream up the details of my shoes and accessories later. That was back in February. Fast forward to two weeks ago. My life has been so hectic lately, which is a blessing because I get restless when there’s not enough going on. I knew I had to get the dress tailored but I procrastinated. When I finally took it, there was a situation with the tailor. That wouldn’t work. I finally gave up on that dress and started searching for a new dress: in my closet and at every store imaginable. Still nothing. Finally, the day is here and I’m pretty sure I’m going to this wedding in jeans, but I decide to take another look at my closet.
In comes this dress. It’s like a light was surrounding it, highlighting it in all its glory right there in the same spot it had been for months. I don’t know why I overlooked it so many times. I thought I was saving it for a different type of occasion, something more summery or tropical. I imagined wearing it to dinner while on a beach vacation but never did I think about wearing it to a wedding. The dress is also sort of out of my comfort zone since the prints I normally wear are more abstract.
This is why you can’t overthink every outfit. I mean, what better way to welcome the unofficial start to summer than adding a fun, tropical print to your look? As soon as I put it on I fell in love. I felt so good in it and I had such a wonderful time dancing in it all night!
In the end, all I needed was to take a deeper look at what was already there to have it all come together in a perfect way. Now I can’t wait to remix the dress when I go to Mexico in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
I feel like I’m going through a slight style evolution right now. Denim has always been one of the last things I ever pick up when I shop…until recently. Typically, I avoid buying jeans because finding a great pair of jeans is much like searching for the perfect bra- it’s practically impossible! As real as the struggle is I have really opened up my palette for denim and I’m not just talking pants. Lately I’m drawn to all kinds of denim styles and there’s so much out there. I’m crushing on fringe, embroidery and beading as well as the classics.
I love this Rachel Roy outfit combo. The top is really easy to take from work to weekend and you know how much I love a style that does overtime.
When I do pick out a pair of jeans I like to go for a distressed look. This always gives an instant edge to an outfit. I love how soft this pair is so much that I’m contemplating buying the other two colors! I’d gladly welcome those additions to my closet.
Take a look below for all my Spring denim picks, including the ones I’m wearing.
How about this unseasonably warm weather?! I am enjoying every moment of these spring temperatures that we’re getting on the east coast. Last weekend was so perfect for being outside. I was in Maryland visiting my dad and the temps climbed all the way above 70 degrees! I know spring is coming soon but it’s only February so this was a pleasant surprise.
It was so nice that we ended up hanging out at Baltimore Harbor which was cool. As many times as I’ve been to MD I’ve never actually walked around that area during the day. It’s really cute with lots of shops and dining. So many people were out and about just enjoying being outdoors.
I kept it chill with a sleeveless turtleneck and chinos paired with my trusty leather jacket- which I practically live in- and my favorite cap and leopard slip ons. This was great for walking around the harbor and the 3 hour ride back to New York afterwards.
I can’t wait to have more warm weekend adventures as it gets warmer outside. How do you like to spend your weekends?
Top H&M/ Pants Old Navy / Jacket Michael Kors/ Shoes Steve Madden (old)/ Hat Asos (old)