Here is another outfit perfect for vacation. The last few Look of the Days have contained pieces with dual purposes, and I've kept them all in the blue hue family to help make packing and outfit planning a breeze. I paired Zara's baby blue crop top with their high waisted ivory shorts. This top is perfect for those of you who may be crop top weary. These shorts are perfect with a bikini top, sandals, Ray-Bans and lunch served on the beach. My look is more of a dinner out with these Gucci inspired Heart Soul heels, Zara statement necklace and of course my go-to Clare Vivier leopard clutch.
Let's face it, you can't find one man that actually likes boyfriend jeans. Why do us ladies love them so? It just goes to show that we really do dress for one another! One Teaspoon has some wonderful denim out there and these "Awesome Baggies" from Free People also come in blue denim. They are comfortable like a pair of sweats and the distressed accents add a little edge. In continuation of my last post on packing for vacation...I'm wearing my cropped gauze top under a draped red blazer. This top is great because you could wear it to the beach or out to eat and can be easily washed in the sink of your hotel room. Now if your destination is somewhere tropical, go for the boyfriend shorts instead of these pants. Bring a bright or bold think coat or jacket just in case there's a chill in the night air. The color red is associated with energy, passion and confidence...perfect for your getaway. Another tip, bring your favorite lightweight crossbody bag because chances are you'll need to be hands free for exploring, shopping and dancing. Another bonus is you won't leave it behind at the restaurant after enjoying some cocktails like you would a clutch.
Bag: DVF from Gilt.com|| Jewelry: SL Designs (Love this Shark necklace), Lotus Blossom Design, Amrita Singh, Icing, TJ Maxx|| NY Tank: F21|| Ray-Ban Aviators
The next few outfit posts were inspired by a close friend's struggle with packing (well, overpacking) for an upcoming vacation. I absolutely love it and am flattered by the fashion questions that come from my girlfriends and their famous dressing room shots with the captions, "Does this look good?" or "Can I wear this with that?". I've dedicated my future looks that show how to simplify the packing process without sacrificing style. The trick is to choose double duty pieces, whether that be shoes, jewelry or even a jean short. This can be difficult.Trust me, I know...I'd like a suitcase for shoes alone!
This white gauzy top by Mine can be worn with this curve-accentuating Soprano pencil skirt for a dinner out or paired with jean shorts to the beach (bikini underneath, of course). I chose these neutral leopard printed DVF "Opal" wedges that go with everything! Yes, everything!!! If you're skeptical about mixing prints, start with this combo. Usually I would suggest a nude strappy sandal, but when you know you're going to be doing some walking with sand and pebbles underfoot, go with something a little sturdier. Flat sandals would work here too. However, for the bum bum's sake wear the wedges!
Tory Burch Bombe Reva Clutch
Accessories: SL Designs Shark Tooth Necklace layered with my Kate Spade Say Yes "Ohh la la" necklace (Gilt.com, DVF wedges from Gilt.com too)| Ralph Lauren Earrings, Flower Ring & Bracelet (TJ Maxx)| Target Aviators
It was over a year ago when my girlfriend Leah made me buy these H&M burgundy faux leather pants and I cannot believe how many times I've worn them. I think I may have even sported them more than my black ones! Today, I paired them with this amazing scuba material, crystal embellished pink top from Zara. You know how I love to mix sporty with feminine...
I shouldn't be surprised how on-trend Target's women's fashion is, and how everytime I get I chance to stroll through there's at least one gem I find. This cropped mirrored top with sequin cap sleeves is very Clover Canyon (which is one of my favorite designers), but at a Target price! I paired this cropped top with my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans for a casual look. When you're showing a little more skin than usual you have to balance out. I would never wear short shorts and a crop shirt...unless I were still in my 20's. Now this is obviously not a "bring the kids to the park" attire, but was perfect for lunch by the beach with a new friend. I would take off the sandals and wear a pair of heels if it were a dinner date.
Yes, I finally got a haircut! It's so hard to find a good hair stylist when you move to a new state. After making a few new friends, I got a couple of referrals and got my waist length, heavy hair cut today. I loved leaving the salon with shorter, lighter, layered hair that was oh so silky smooth.