There is something about stripes that makes them perfect for any season. However, there is something about navy and white stripes that makes them timeless. Even though this color combo will always fall under the “nautical” look in the fashion world, there seem to be a million ways to mix things up every year to make the look even more modern. Take for example this hi lo dress that mixes classic stripes with this season’s latest hemline. I love that a simple dress like this could take you from day time sight seeing to a nice dinner by the water.
One thing always try to take advantage of on the weekends is being able to wear shorts. Being indoors in AC all day at work or making sure you are “work appropriate” can definitely affect your outfit. That’s why I love the freedom of wearing anything on the weekend, especially something like this one shoulder Alice + Olivia blouse or a pair of short shorts. I’m also wearing one of my favorite pair of shoes – a pair of Chie Mihara heels that I actually ended up wearing on my wedding day due to some unforeseen details with heels sinking in the grass (sadly I barely wore my Jimmy Choos). Regardless, they were practically meant for that day anyways due to the subtle heart design on the front.
Ever since I saw this laser-cut scalloped top at Club Monaco, I have been on a mission to find something similar. Fast forward many weeks to a wedding in So Cal where I stopped by a small boutique called Heavenly Couture in Laguna Beach where apparently everything in the store was $15! I didn’t think twice to buy this top and am actually relieved that it isn’t silk so I won’t have yet another thing to worry about dry cleaning! I love that this tank can be worn dressed up for down and has interesting “hole punch” details throughout.
The tough rocker chick look may come and go, but to me, it’s always been one of my favorites. I love pieces that have a slight edge – whether it be this drapey silk tank with “chain mail” rings or this motorcycle jacket with zipper details. When pairing things like a rocker top or motorcycle jacket, I like to always be sure to add some feminine details. For example, the flowy cut of this skirt or the high heels adds balance to the outfit so that it’s still tough, but not too tough.
On days like today where it’s gloomy, cold, and also Monday, it’s nice to have an outfit like this to remind you of a more relaxing time – like going to the beach! I usually am not big on maxi skirts, but I loved this striped on from Hurley that can also be worn as a dress. Pairing it with just a plain old t-shirt and a very loud neon pink bag makes it perfect to wear in the summer time.
Happy June! Coincidentally, my sister’s name is also June. I remember admiring my sister back in the ’90s when all her and her high school friends wore denim shorts with black tights underneath. They looked so cool. Unfortunately by the time I got to high school, it was an entirely different era. But like most trends, they can come back at any time! I loved these lace tights I found at Banana Republic Republic and although they are a bit racy, I thought the conservative top with the peter pan collar created a nice balance to the outfit.
Memorial Day can definitely brings about some awesome sales. However, shopping during sales can also be incredibly dangerous. I would never think to buy this Robert Rodriguez coral shift dress, but I loved the color, the gold trim, the ’60s shift style, and of course the sale price. Definitely more than I would normally pay for a dress, but the fabric, quality, and design were totally worth it.