Maxi Dress Multi-Tasking for Vacation

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I hope everyone has been having a great week! Mr. Wonderful was watching Tiny Houses last night – has anyone seen it? The show is on HGTV and features exactly what the title implies – tiny homes that are anywhere from 200 to 500 sq. ft. (imagine my face wide-eyed and mouth open). As we were watching the show, Mr. Wonderful commented on how nice it would be to have a tiny home (low maintenance), how we could build one for retirement (oh my god, does he even know me?) – potentially out in the middle of nowhere (i.e. on a ranch.) That is when my hives started (I suspect this was all said to get a rise out of me…) The idea of a tiny home is wonderful – it is compact, environmentally friendly, everything has its place, there is no extra “stuff””. I aspire to live this way (I swear), but unfortunately de-cluttering is about as far as I can imagine right now. That is making me feel fabulous! I am currently working on the space above my garage to turn it into an office – the thought of having a separate work place is making me giddy with excitement.

I love maxi dresses – who doesn’t? Maxi’s are a simple and effortless outfit that you can throw on with flip-flops and a ponytail to run errands. I also love to pack maxi’s for trips – warm weather beach trips – it can be used as a beach cover up, or add heels to run out to brunch or dinner. I love multi-functional clothing. I picked this particular maxi because I love the color combination – blush pink, white and black. It is a great balance of soft and strong hues. I added a bit of “hard edge” to the dress with my vintage Hérmes bag and black Tory Burch wedges (I have worn this pair out completely and need to resole them or buy new ones), and my structured straw tote (thanks to Olive Design).

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Maxi Dress

Vintage Belt (love this one here and here)

Shoes (mine are crazy old and  but I like these black wedges here and here)

necklace (they got some more in stock)

arrowhead bracelet

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, custom Zadok’s ring, Dior earrings

bag ℅ Olive Design 

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Spring Stripes: Maxi Dress & Sleeveless Shearling

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Hope everyone is having a good week! I find myself struggling during these in-between seasons – cold in the morning and warm by the afternoon. This particular morning a striped dress was the perfect palate to begin my spring look. There is something about spring and stripes (navy is even better) that just seem to fit together (like crazy and the current political candidates  – oops, did I say that out loud?).  The ideal solution to my seasonal problem is layers, and sleeveless layers are even better! I came across this peplum shearling vest and it was love at first glance (also seen styled here with a jumpsuit). I kept everything else simple and grabbed my Céline for a quick lunch at George’s.

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Striped dress

Shearling Peplum Blue Vest

Silver feather necklace

Dior earrings (luxe for less here)

shoes

sunnies

Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring, Cartier bracelets

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Chic and Casual Mix: Cape & Pencil Skirt

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! The weather here is currently all over the place (hence the crazy wind in my hair in the photos.) I have a story behind the t-shirt that I am wearing for this post! The shirt is a caricature of Coco Chanel, one of my all-time favorites, accompanied by the statement “I don’t give a chic”. I bought this t-shirt at a Souk (market) in Dubai because of my Mom. Even when my Mom is really upset, she does not use foul language – however, recently in a discussion she surprised me with the term “I don’t give a shiiiiiiit” (the i sounded like a very long e.) It made me laugh out loud, and I couldn’t resist this t-shirt as a result.

I love pencil skirts! They have an understated elegance and sex appeal. This gray metallic tweed can be dressed up or down, as I have done here with the addition of the whimsical t-shirt (this skirt would also look great with some All-Stars and a white-T.) I also love it more polished with a white button down, and here I kept the rest of the outfit upscale with my cape (super hero moment) and stilettos.

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Gray Tweed Pencil Skirt (50% online)

T-shirt (mine is from Dubai but I love these here and here)

Cape (on sale with extra 25% off with code LUXE25)

Shoes

Clutch

Cartier bracelets (luxe for less here), Ippolita bracelets

Lipstick

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