The LWD

The LWD (Little White Dress) is just as classic as the LBD. I actually prefer it! There is something so chic and summery about a sexy Little White Dress. Similar to its black twin, white dresses can be paired with amazing shoes and accessories. I recently picked up this simple white dress during ZARA’s sale (it was under $20!). I can easily dress it up for a cocktail party, as I did here by pairing it with occasion Jimmy Choos, or dress it down with a Panama hat and gladiator sandals. I love the V-strap feature and the layered top on this dress. A LWD is a closet staple, not to be overshadowed by the LBD.

Now let’s talk about these Jimmy Choos. They were a recent splurge and when I showed them to my friend she asked me “Where are you going to wear these though?” Exhibit A: My Dad’s surprise 60th birthday party in Chicago. I love the rope ankle tie and the gold fringe tassel details. These shoes would pair nicely with many different LWDs!

Off to the Middle East this evening. Have a great weekend! Xx

 

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LWD- ZARA
Rope sandals- Jimmy Choo (similar here)

 

 

 

 

Panama Highlights & Yellow Kaftan


Last week, my Dad, step mom and I traveled to Panama City, Panama for a quick vacation. I enjoyed how urban the city was, in many ways it felt like Miami. Highlights of the trip were traveling to see the Baha’i Temple, exploring the historic district (I would still love to spend more time here), and, of course, seeing the Panama Canal. When we were there, there was a huge ship making its way across. Crossing the Panama Canal costs about $30,000 per ship and can take about eight hours.

This trip was a perfect opportunity for me to break out one of the new pieces I picked up at the ZARA sale last week: a yellow and blue embroidered beach cover up. I paired it with my obligatory Panama hat (when in Panama…) and some classic Ray Ban aviators.

 

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ZARA embroidered long kaftan
Panama hat
Ray Ban sunglasses

 

 

 


 

 

ZARA Sale Purchases

The only good thing about the 4th of July being over (arguably my favorite holiday, after Thanksgiving!) is that a lot of stores have amazing sales. I have never been a huge ZARA shopper, but there is one right near my gym so….

This weekend I popped in and it was a zoo. Some amazing, trendy pieces at very reasonable prices. I am about to head out on vacation to Panama, so I picked up a few beach cover ups. I also picked up a few dresses, because I need more of those (said no one ever).

If you need anything and have the time, enjoy the sale!

 

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Zara embroidered long kaftan
Zara tie-dye tunic with embroidered bib front
Zara layered dress
Zara double layer dress

Whimsical Shift Dress

In the summertime, I love to add a little flair to my work ready wardrobe by wearing fun shift dresses. Green is one of my favorite colors, and when I spotted this parrot-print dress at Ann Taylor LOFT I couldn’t resist. The parrot pattern was such a fun, unexpected and whimsical detail. I was drawn to the pattern being subtle without being overbearing or overtly obvious. Plus, I clearly love birds on my clothes (re: Black Swan post). Shift dresses are easy to dress up from day to night (think desk to drinks) and they are great for showing off your favorite pair of shoes. In this look, I wore my patent leather grosgrain lace-up peep toe booties (mouthful!) and a bright statement necklace. At work, I like to wear my hair in a bun. A good shift dress is a closet staple because it can be easily dressed up or down by adjusting the accessories. A boxier shift dress is also comfortable to wear on flights, which comes in handy with my weekly consultant travel.

Polly want a shift dress?

 
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Green parrot print dress- Ann Taylor LOFT, sold out (similar shift dress here)
Statement necklace- (similar here)
Black patent leather booties- Saks Fifth Avenue (similar here)

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