Hope everyone is having a great week! I must confess I have taken up tennis these days (again) and I am completely addicted. It is the most beautiful time of the year to be outside enjoying this amazing weather but the the side effect of my new-found passion is that I have been a bit behind in posting.
One of my favorite recent trends is the midi skirt and it is still going strong for spring fashion. It is flattering on all body types and looks great dressed up and down. I have them in a range of colors – blush pink, forest green, grey, leather and a basic black. I have also worn this skirt with a fun sweatshirt and some skater kicks while running errands. It is perfect for every occasion!
I hope everyone has had a great week! I wanted to share a quick outfit post today about mixing some more colors with my favorite blush pink. And today it is totally about red – I am obsessed with this color right now! Mr. Wonderful loves when I wear red and the thing is I rarely indulge in this color. Depending on skin tone you have to invest in the correct red tone. With my olive complexion and yellow undertones a deep dark red is the way to go. If your skin is lighter with more peach tones – I would recommend a more orange-red (like this top here).
Spring is around the corner (in Houston it is well into summer on some days) but nothing screams spring like flowers. So cliché but so true. I saw this skirt at Zara and I love the length, the color combinations and the beautiful floral print. It is all around gorgeous and for $69 it is a steal! I wanted to play up the beautiful red flowers so I added a red bell sleeve top (sleeves are all the rage this summer) and topped it off with a neutral bag and shoes. Viola – ladies lunch here I come!
I hope everyone has been having a great week! The rain has been falling steadily here, but today started with a glimmer of sunshine through my window and it is amazing how much my mood has improved. As I recall sunnier days, I am taken back to this photo shoot from Rosemary Beach…..I am always looking for a fun flirty dress, and when I came across this one it was instant love! The black background with the cream embroidery is the perfect balance of delicate and flirty, and the ruffles across the bodice complement the fun, flirty feel. The dress also comes in a mint green which is gorgeous!
Given all of the embroidery and ruffles on this dress (which deserve to be the center of attention), I added no accessories other than my usual daily jewelry, black block heels (totally on trend) and a black-detailed straw bag. As you know, I love an item of clothing that can do double duty – I have also styled this dress as a fun top, adding a long black skirt and a wide black belt on bottom – no one was the wiser! The dress became two separate pieces of clothing, which makes it a great option for vacation packing….
I have also styled with dress with black ballet flats and a chic black cross-body bag for easy day-to-day errands after school drop-off.
I hope that gives you some good ideas for multiple stylings for the dress!
I am behind on posting this week but truthfully I am just having a hard time getting back into the swing of things post holiday. But I should be back on schedule next week (fingers crossed)!
I want to share this absolutely adorable tutu dress which is so user-friendly. You know I love a good tutu (see here) – they are extremely fun and flirty. However, I do realize that not everyone wants to walk around in a tutu all the time. This dress has the perfect element of sweet to it but with the addition of the leather jacket it becomes edgier. I love the juxtaposition of the two elements which make it feel contemporary. My accessories are to a minimum to keep things simple and sleek.
tutu dress (also love the black tutu dress as well)
I want to share some fun ideas for holiday party outfits. I adore capes (remember this one here) and this one is perfect. It is light in weight and thus perfect for layering and the length and shape is divine. I have worn it casually over jeans and skinnies and love that it can be used across the spectrum from cocktail parties to girls lunch.
The layered eyelet dress with a skin tone color underneath is very popular right now and this dress is a great way to indulge in the trend. I adore the subtle sexy element of it without actually showing any skin. I threw on the belt and heels and I was ready to roll.
It is always great to get away to my happy place – Rosemary Beach. As I have mentioned, I am in the process of building a place there and I am so excited about it!! Therefore in late 2015 or early 2016 there will be tons of new OOTDs. Today, I want to share a OOTD I took a few weeks ago in October.