I fell in love with this classic but cool Anthro dress when I saw it online the other day and wanted to create an outfit around it that could be a go to for any spring activity from brunch to shopping or a date with the hubs (but probably not playing with Henry since spit-up and suede are not good bedfellows.)
I mentioned last Friday that the top that is a must have for spring/summer this year is the off the shoulder blouse. Not a tight t-shirt style, which can look dated, but rather a loose blousy one paired with shorts or skinny cropped jeans and sandals. It’s super feminine, great for super hot days and flattering on many body types. Wear this kind of top with big statement earrings and bracelets, but skip the necklaces to keep from adding any business to the already interesting neckline. Here are 12 great ones to try in a variety of prices from $20 to $375!
I cringe to think about it, but I used to get “bored” on longer beach vacations. I’d get fidgety just laying by the water all day and look for something to do with all my ADD energy. But right now I would sell an ORGAN to be laying on a beach with absolutely nothing to do but be still. Kids will do that to you, eh? Makes those precious moments of quiet relaxation all the more blissful. So while I hallucinate the pure happiness brough on by blue water, a cold drink and the smell of sunscreen I shall indulge in a little vacation wardrobe dreaming as well full of tassels, fun punches of color and lots of white!
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1. // 2. How cute are these little beetle studs??? Banana has great new jewels // 3. // 4. Scalloped edges give these white shorts extra style // 5. Ann Taylor’s shoe game is so on point right now (and 40% off everything)! // 6. // 7. Tassels AND a palm print lining? YES PLEASE. // 8. Good beach read! // 9. Looks like my fave striped tees! // 10. Off the shoulder blouses are THE shirt for summer 2016 // 11. // 12. Wedge espadrilles are hot for summer // 13. // 14. Obsessed with this dress! // 15.
The other day I got the new Boden catalog in the mail and since I still find looking through catalogs to be as calming as meditation, I began perusing it but with the assumption that I wouldn’t I’d find much. I’ve always found their clothes a little too…cutely, maybe? To my surprise by the time I had finished looking through it, I had about 26 pages marked with things I liked. The styling has gotten so much hipper (is this Caroline de Maigret modeling or just a look-a-like?) and the clothes too! But also MAJOR props on the shoes- so many good pairs!!!