Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Festive Red, White & Blue Dress

Dress | Shoes | Purse (budget friendly version here) | Cuff | Earrings | Hat | Sunglasses (similar style

I want to kick off this post by wishing my grandma, Meme, a very happy birthday!! So many of the items I wear/style are from her closet, and they're truly items I treasure and cannot get enough of. From necklaces, to belts (my favorite), and purses, I'm so lucky to have had these items passed down to me. Plus, it means so much to me that she's a huge fan of my blog! Love you, Meme!!! 

Another thing I love is how effortless this dress is, but how the attention to detail isn't overlooked. From the cinched waistline, to the grommeting on the hem and the ruffled neckline, it's simplistically chic. It is one of those pieces that you can just throw on, and it can easily take you day-to-night during the summer. Not to mention, it would be perfect for Fourth of July festivities. 

I loved pairing it with this Gucci purse, which hasn't made it's debut on the blog yet....until now;) I had been pining over this bag for months, and finally took the plunge when we were in NYC in April. Every year when we visit the Big Apple I normally splurge on an investment piece. Part of the reason why is because of Bergdorf Goodman's and some amazing contacts I've made there. The store - an NYC staple - sells a lot of brands other stores don't carry (namely Goyard), but they also have some coveted pieces (like this purse) that other stores never received or don't have in stock. Their staff is always willing to go the extra mile, not to mention they always save me from paying the tax on my purchases. 

Shhh, insider secret - if you ship the item to yourself, you will have to pay tax, but if you ship it to your spouse, roommate or family member who lives at the same address, you don't have to pay tax! This can save you hundreds of dollars on higher price point items. I always suggest forming relationships with people at places you visit frequently/consistently. Not only will they be willing to go out of their way to help you, but you'll also be the first to know about new items, sales, etc. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wide Leg White Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit (similar style here) | Shoes | Purse (budget friendly version here) | Necklace (my grandmas(!!!); similar style here) | Earrings (similar herehere

Bring on the white! There are so many things I love about this color. Like it's counterpart black, white is a great neutral. It's the perfect focal point of any outfit, but it's also a great go-to for accessories, shoes and more.

Quickly freshen up your wardrobe this season by swapping out all your LBD's for little white dresses. Or take the plunge and "jump" on the jumpsuit trend. 

I was shopping for a gift for a friend the other day at Francesca's and came across this wide leg beauty. The retailer is currently offering up to 40% off everything, so there's no better time to shop than now! I could only track down the navy version online, but if you're near a store, definitely drop in because it's only $48. I also found a similar style online that's under $100 and comes in three colors. You can shop it here

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Colorful Floral & Lace Party Dress

Dress | Shoes | Clutch | Necklace (from the Philippines; similar style here & here) | Earrings | Bracelet | Sunglasses 

Happy Tuesday!

Summer is in full swing and let me tell you, it is HOT here! You literally cannot walk a foot without getting sweaty. Haha. That's Houston for you. With soaring temperatures, it's hard stay cool while still being fashionable. Dresses are a great option, especially this time of year.

I recently got this Alice & Olivia dress on sale for 40% off, and it's still available in a few sizes. If you're not familiar with the brand, be sure to go at least a size up, as their pieces are always on the small size. For reference, I am typically a size 0/2 and this is a size 2, but I wish I would have got it in a 4.

Not only would this dress be great for a night out, but it would be perfect for a summer wedding. It will also work well come fall and winter paired with tights, ankle booties and a leather jacket. Versatility is key when it comes to investment pieces! In case your size is unavailable, I found a few other floral and lace frocks that I'm loving here, here and here


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