Monday, May 18, 2015

sweet summer dresses

summertide swing dress
cutwork shift dress
tillie shirtdress
amara dress

i'm sorry that it's been a little quiet around here lately. i recently started doing some consultant work full-time and i'm still working on creating a schedule for this blog! next week, things will be up and running again :)

i did want to pop in, however, and share these dresses! i've made a few too many trips to anthropologie over the past few weeks and the dresses keep getting better and better. as much as i love my jeans, there's nothing better than wearing a fun and flowy dress during the summer (and pairing it with cute strappy sandals!).

i picked up the embroidered shirtdress above over mother's day weekend when it was marked down an additional 20% off. i can already tell it's going to be one of my go-to dresses over the next few months. i'll have to share some pictures of it on here soon!

you can shop these dresses and a few of my other favorites below!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


tie-front swimsuit
pom-pom tunic + leather sandals

is anyone else looking forward to weekends spent by the beach or pool? i thought i would share what i would wear for a day out in the sun...

you might remember this swimsuit from this post–i love it! it's hard to see in the photo above, but there's a tie right in the center which i think is a really cute detail. as far as fit goes it couldn't be more perfect. not too long or too short in length, and it's great for smaller chests. i feel totally comfortable wearing it strapless (it comes with two sets of removable straps).

i can't wait to wear this tunic as a coverup! it's made out of a really lightweight cotton material so it was made to be worn during hot summer days. and how pretty is the pom-pom trim? this tunic also comes in a really pretty white and blue combination as well as a black and white printed version.

lastly, sandals that are easy to slide on and off are a must for me. this pair from joie is one of my favorites. i wore them on a few beach trips last summer, and i think the time out in the sun and sand did them some good. they got a really nice worn-in look to them that made me love them even more!

p.s. if you're looking for a durable beach tote i highly recommend checking out restoration hardware or a restoration hardware outlet (i have this one!). they're spacious, well-made, and easy to clean.

j.crew factory ribbon fedora / j.crew tie-front swimsuit / ray-ban clubmaster sunglasses / j.crew factory pom-pom tunic / joie a la plage nice sandal / turkish towel {old... i would suggest checking out the selection at your local t.j. maxx, marshalls, or home goods!}

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Monday, May 4, 2015

tory burch summer 2015 lookbook

tory burch summer 2015
tory burch summer 2015
tory burch summer 2015
tory burch summer 2015
tory burch summer 2015
tory burch summer 2015

i think my jaw dropped when i first saw these photos. from the clothes and accessories to the setting and decor, i love it all. the collection is inspired by fran├žoise gilot and the time she spent with picasso (you can learn more about the inspiration and the story behind the collection here).

the collection is primarily blue and white (um–hello, my favorite color combination for summer), and each piece gives off an elegant but easy vibe. i really like the playful take on toile de jouy, as it pays homage to coastal resort living. i've shared my favorite pieces from the collection below!

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Friday, May 1, 2015


{one: j.crew factory embroidered rope-strap camisole} i love this top for two reasons: (1) the embroidery and (2) the rope straps! {two: madewell skinny crop jeans} i actually just got these and they're perfect! not too cropped and they have a good amount of stretch {three: nordstrom retro sunglasses} these slightly oversized shades are pretty cute and you can't beat that price! {four: cara bead stretch bracelets} tassel bracelets are so popular right now... maybe i should try making my own? {five: joie luca sandals} the geometric cutouts on these are so cool

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