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This past week I indulged in some much needed R&R with my family (and Barney of course) in Northern California, where we spent time taking long walks along the water, tasting amazing wine, eating fresh, home-cooked meals, and lounging around reading and play solitaire (on my new iPhone!) It was such a wonderful vacation and I definitely took advantage of the lovely scenery for some outfit shots, which you will see all this week, so stay tuned! xoxo

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{ Outfit note: I love the dress that ModCloth named the “My Style Pill” dress and have found that it is the perfect piece for summer. Therefore, I have been trying to work it into my wardrobe every way possible, because it is just that comfortable and cute. I first wore it here, but this time around, I layered this tulle skirt over it to create it into a top. The key to layering with pieces like this, especially for dresses that already have a built in waist, is to make sure that the bottom you are using as the overlay piece, is either at, or above that waist, so that it creates a seamless silhouette/line between the bottom and “top.” Et, volia: a new outfit! }

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{ Loving my new turquoise Birthday earrings. So sculptural and unique. Thank you to Alison and Elizabeth for such a lovely present, I adore them. :) }

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Olive and Tweed “Dainty Vest” (gift) / ModCloth “My Style Pill” Dress (worn as a top), and Seychelles Shoes (gifts) / Thrifted Belt / H&M Skirt / Towne & Reese (gift) and H&M Bracelets / Simon Sebbag Earrings (Birthday present)
{ Photos taken by Peter Cameron }
  • http://glass-of-fashion.blogspot.com katie

    good idea about the dress –> top. That’s one thing i love about reading style blogs, being encouraged to try new outfits that i wouldn’t have considered previously !

    love the first & last photos especially, so pretty!

    Katie x

  • http://streetsandstripes.blogspot.com/ Chaucee

    I really like that vest!

  • Emily

    SO pretty in the first pic!

  • http://fashionablecollections.blogspot.com fashionablecollections

    Love this entire outfit. The skirt is great as is that lace white top. Great look.

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.amandablaira-to-b.blogspot.com Amanda Blair

    i am obsessed with this outfit! You’re giving me so many ideas for my dress. I think I need that skirt.

    I hope you enjoyed NorCal! That’s where I’m from and I love going home and enjoying the slow life once again :)

  • http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com steffy

    love that lace vest!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  • http://blogs.fashionclub.com FIDM Fashion Club

    I am loving the outfits you’re sporting! They look so comfortable and chic all at the same time! I especially love the white dress with the white vest :)

  • http://longenecker-storyshort.blogspot.com/ Kristin

    Loving this white vest! The whole outfit is very dreamy and carefree.

  • http://www.blondebedhead.com Andrea K (blonde bedhead)

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous and I love this outfit so much! I’m especially obsessed with that vest, it’s so delicate and pretty! Hope you had a blast in Northern California!

  • http://kiwifashionblog.blogspot.com/ Kiwishopper

    Those earrings are AMAZING!!!

  • http://koi-story.blogspot.com Meanz

    I love your vest and you look so pretty! :)

  • http://www.lindseyreganthorne.com/ Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    I love all the layers in this outfit!

  • http://www.takeonlymemories.com Vanessa, Take only Memories

    These pictures are absolutely stunning!

  • http://www.danielleceleste.me Danielle Grigsby

    Classic Pics. Really beautiful and timeless. The West Coast suits you. I live in Southern Oregon.

  • Lex

    Beautiful pics, and super cute ‘fit