Happy almost weekend, everyone! Yesterday was my Birthday so I took the day off and spent time with Casey. I pampered myself (or he did actually) with a mani pedi and then laid by the pool and read for the rest of the afternoon. It was wonderful. Then later in the night, we got dressed up and met friends for dinner at Cafe Mezcal and drinks at Nurse Bettie. Over all, it was a great Birthday! Lucky for me, it will continue on throughout the rest of the week and weekend, with apparently a few surprises planned, so stay tuned. Hope you have a fantastic rest of your day! xo
Hat: Found in a little store in Chico, California / Bag: Bought on a trip to Morocco
A couple weeks ago I got to partake in a really fun shoot with the brand, Donna Morgan, which is a great line of dresses that all retail under $200. The pieces are extremely versatile and easy to style for all sorts of occasions. So to help demonstrate this, I picked two dresses and styled them a bunch of different ways showing how to take a look from day to night just by simply swapping out a few simple items and accessories. One of the pieces I styled was this colorful maxi, which is perfect for the end of summer. What’s great about this piece is, although it’s super cute on it’s own with it’s playful pattern and beaded neckline, I wanted to change it up a bit for day time looks, so I opted for more casual accessories such as neutral tones to keep relaxed unfussy. For my evening looks I chose white pieces to layer with, which I think adds an immediate elevated feel and instantly takes a simple maxi to the next level.
Hat: Found in a little store in Chico, California / Vest: Unknown (old) / Boots: Zara
Hi y’all! (Yes, I am feeling very southern right now.) So, we’ve been in Nashville only a day and have already experienced great food and drinks at The Farm House, The Southern, Patterson House and Rolf & Daughters. Needless to say, it was a fantastic introduction into the bar and restaurant scene. It was a scorcher yesterday so this flowy maxi was a perfect choice for the 90-degree weather we were experiencing.
Today, we are hoping to check out Edgehill Cafe and the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, then eat dinner and maybe go bowling at Pinewood Social. Afterward, I am hoping to hear some live music at either the Listening Room or The Bluebird Cafe. I can’t wait and hope to get some great photos this weekend.xo
Lately I’ve been all about the juxtaposition of a girly sundress paired with edgier accents. Last week I posted this outfit – a silky striped shift paired with a black leather jacket - and this week I decided to show how you can quickly change the appearance of very girly, white sundress by once again, simply adding black leather accessories. It’s an easy way to take a feminine day-time dress to a full on evening-appropriate outfit. xo
Just a fun little Friday remix for you! I have quite a little collection of beaded skirts and love mixing them up by not only wearing them at night, but during the day too. With the right styling, you won’t feel like you are super dressy, which is key. For this remix, I kept the bones of each outfit very similar, i.e. black, shoes, same sunglasses, similar jewelry etc, as well as the color palette, which makes creating outfits much easier, especially if you are new to remixing.