Wedding season is upon us! Even though I have been to a ton of weddings, every time I go to one, I still have to ask myself, “What should I wear?” When it comes to attending weddings, there are definitely some rules to follow – you want to look nice, but not outshine the bride. You want to dress for warm weather, but not be too skimpy. And then there are unsaid rules such as “never wear white to a wedding” (unless your white dress doesn’t really look white) and what about black? What’s the rule on wearing black? I don’t have the answer to all of these, but I will be providing some ideas so that hopefully it will make your decision easier next time you’re wondering, “What should I wear?”
I wanted to title this post something cheesy like “Darth Helmut”, but given that the world of Helmut Lang and Darth Vader don’t cross over too often, I decided not to. I recently got this Helmut Lang wrap skirt and fell in love the moment I put it on. It’s one of those skirts that you can dress up or down and way it’s draped in a way that would flatter anyone’s figure. Oh, and did I mention how comfortable and soft it is?
Last week was practically a heat wave in the Bay Area! And even though I’ve been living in dresses, skirts, and floral for the past few weeks, it looks like it’s getting chilly again so it’s a perfect time to wear some of my lightweight sweaters. I’ve been loving this Joie Aimee sweater since it’s not only thin and lightweight, but it’s also made of Alpaca, which is warm like wool, but without the itch factor. If you have never tried on an Alpaca sweater, I highly recommend it as a great alternative to wool and cashmere!
I would never have been caught dead in a dress when I was a kid. But of course things change and if you’ve read this blog for a while, I have plenty of dresses. One of my favorite things about wearing dresses is that you’re only dealing with one piece of clothing instead of multiple. There is less to worry about when it comes to pairing things with the outfit and it’s something you can easily throw on and go out the door. This Parker colorblock wrap dress is simple, elegant, work appropriate, and can go day to night depending on what you pair it with. Of course, I would definitely reserve these fun lightning bolt tights for more of a “going out” look, but I’ll let you be the judge. Happy Friday!
There’s a reason people tend not to wear leather when the weather gets hot. Can you imagine sweating in leather only to find out that you’ve now just ruined an expensive article of clothing? Maybe that’s why there’s such a rise in faux leather items lately. They’re perfect for the warm weather, easy to wash, and you don’t have to worry about ruining it! I love real leather and all, but for trendy and seasonal pieces, I’m all for faux leather. And the best part is, it’s a fraction of the price!
Dressing for spring time means lots of floral print. I don’t know about you, but after a while, florals can get pretty boring and all start to look the same. This is why it’s always good to mix things up and try pairing it with something different. For example, I have always liked the idea of making floral look a little more edgy – feminine edgy as you might call it. Here are a couple of tips on how to make your floral more edgy:
The weather has been very fickle in the Bay Area these days with it being sort of hot, but still windy and cold, which makes for much indecisiveness when it comes to choosing an outfit. Layers is one solution, but for today’s post, I decided to mix it up by wearing my winter boots with my summery floral dress. This high low dress is conveniently short enough in the front to just barely cover my over the knee boots and pairing it with a light jacket will help keep you balanced when the temperature changes. On top of that, I’m also wearing my winged key Harry Potter necklace that I picked up from the Whimsical Alley, which in my opinion goes perfectly with floral print. I got to check out their booth at Wondercon and can’t wait to visit the store next time I’m in the LA area! It’s a must see store for any Harry Potter fan!