Colorblock Pleated Mini Dress & PVC-Trimmed Ankle Strap Heels

I can’t believe it’s the last official week of summer! I can’t wait to wear this colorblock pleated mini dress on Thursday night in Denver for a friend’s bridal shower! I wore it last weekend with new PVC-trimmed heels (trend alert!) and a gold crescent necklace (trend alert!). Hope everyone has fun Labor Day Weekend plans!

 

 

Parker “Jett” Colorblock Pleated Dress
PVC-trimmed Heels, Forever21 (similar here)
Gold Crescent Necklace

Strapless Silk Paisley Maxi Dress & Leather Hobo Bag

I can’t believe there are less than two weeks of summer left! I have so many special summer clothes that I am trying to wear quickly now ha! I wore this strapless silk paisley maxi dress on a weekend stroll last Saturday with one of my best friends, Nicky. We walked around some of our favorite spots in the West Village, including my favorite street: Morton Street. I kept the look simple, easy, flowy, and classic with gold aviators and a brown leather gold lobster-claw clasp Tory Burch hobo bag. I completely the look with a new dainty gold two-star necklace (trend alert) I purchased that day from Gorjana!

I like that this look has boho vibes. It’s different from looks that I usually wear, which is fun!

Calyspo Silk Paisley “Caparica” Maxi Dress
Tory Burch Leather Hobo Bag, old (another Tory Burch I like here)
Ray Ban Gold Aviator Sunglasses
Gorjana Gold Star Necklace

Ric Rac Ruffled Backless Dress

It was a hot one today in NYC! With only a few weeks of summer left, today was the perfect opportunity to pull out my new ric rac (trend alert!) dress. A friend showed me this dress back in June, and I immediately fell in love with how flouncy, feminine, and fun it was. The rainbow ric rac is so whimsical, and my favorite part of the dress is the surprise open back (perfect for an end-of-summer tan!) I matched the dress with my navy espadrilles– also super summery. The top and bottom ruffles of this dress are navy, so I loved that it matched perfectly with my espadrilles. Finally, I completed the look with my new glam cat-eye sunglasses.

Stay cool out there!


Wayf Tiered Fit & Flare Dress 
J. Crew Espadrilles (similar here)
Cat-Eye Sunglasses, NYC street vendor (similar here)

Chain Link Halter Top, White Jeans, & Espadrilles

Ahh, summer. White jeans, halter tops, and espadrilles: three of my favorite things! I love the big chunky plastic cream chain link halter on this top, and how it whimsically matches the preppy chain link print. I paired the look with my favorite white skinny jeans from last summer, and navy blue espadrilles that are so comfy. I love espadrilles. They scream “summer”! To complete the look, I wore $5 cat-eye sunglasses that I bought on Friday from a NYC street vendor.

Thanks to my pal, Nicky, for taking these pics!

 

Milly Navy & Ivory Chain Link Halter, sold out (similar here)
Old Navy Skinny White Jeans
J. Crew Closed-Toe Espadrilles (exact same by Castaner here)

Wedding Guest Edition: Seafoam Green Lace Dress

I am missing last Sunday’s wedding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! This is the “dusty sage” (seafoam green) lace dress I wore as a wedding guest. I think that an understated colored lace dress is always a safe bet for a wedding. I love the sexy low back on this one, the spaghetti straps, and the mock halter front. I paired the look with neutral (blush) block-heel sandals with pearl embellishment (trend alert!). I love how these colors blended together. I completed the look with a bright red lip and dangly classic pearl drop earrings.

Only 4 more weddings to go this year!

 

Romeo & Juliet Woven Open Back Floral Lace Midi Dress 
Blush Pearl Embellished Block-Heels Sandals
Pearl Dangly Drop Earrings- my own from Taj Jewelers

Wedding Guest Edition: Silk Yellow Ruffled Dress

This weekend I had the pleasure of being the Plus 1 wedding date for one of my best friends, Gracie! One of her best friends, Valerie, got married in a beautiful intimate wedding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I am so honored that I got to attend! I remember meeting Val in Thailand when she visited Gracie almost 7 years ago (wow). For the wedding, I decided to wear one of my favorite summery colors: yellow! I love wearing yellow because it is so cheerful and warm. This is a silk BGBC dress that has delicate pleated ruffle layers. I love pretty much anything that is feminine and girly, so naturally I was drawn to this simple dress.

The most fun part of the outfit for me, however, were the party shoes! You can just call me Carrie Bradshaw. These ones are beige satin with a bejeweled crystal heel by Nicholas Kirkwood. Changing the shoe pairing with this dress can transform the formality of it. Pairing it with a leather jacket and booties could transition the dress into fall- and dress the whole look down.

I hope that the beautiful bride Val and her husband Will are having a blast in Portugal now!

BCBG silk yellow dress
Nicholas Kirkwood Faye Strass Bow Satin Sandal

France Part 5, St. Tropez: Pom Pom Embroidered Turquoise Dress

Writing this post is bittersweet, as it was exactly one month ago to the day that Gwen and I were in St. Tropez living our best lives! I visited St. Tropez for the first time when I was 17 with one of my best friends from high school (Katalin!) so this trip brought back a lot of good memories for me. We loved exploring the cute shops in town, eating Tropezienne dessert overlooking the yachts in the harbor, and of course– the pool parties at the day clubs! We had a blast at a club that I remembered from 12 years ago, called Nikki Beach. They had the most fun pool party! We started our day at the Dior Cafe (who knew there was such a thing). It was pretty extra though- garden dining with umbrellas that spritzed fine mist as you as you ate. All of the food was Dior branded, which was pretty amazing, too!

For the day, I needed an outfit that could take me from breakfast in the town, to the beach, to the pool parties. I bought this Calypso St. Barth turquoise embroidered pom pom beach cover up a few years ago, and had been waiting for the most special occasion to wear it. I love the gorgeous beading and the big silky tassels. The pom poms are so fun and beachy, too! I wore the dress over a classic black string bikini, and completed the look with my big sunglasses and Panama hat. Next time I will need to find cuter shoes than my favorite Reef flip flops!

 

Calypso St. Barth Villy Embroidered Strapless Dress
Black String Bikini- American Apparel, out of business (similar here)
Cateye Sunglasses

France Part 4, Nice, Eze, Villefranche-Sur-Mer (and Monaco): Aztec-Printed Jumpsuit

This was one of my absolute favorite days. Gwen and I saw so much beauty, crossed country boarders, and had an amazing evening at the sea. For our Eze and Monaco daytrip, we took the gorgeous high road to the “exotic garden” at the top of the mountain. Nietzsche used to come up here to contemplate! The drive was gorgeous and windy (but terrifying) and the views were totally worth it. From Eze we drove to Monaco for lunch. I will always remember that it was the hottest day ever. We had our favorite– moules-frites in the harbor of Monte Carlo, and then went to explore the “palace”. We finished our adventure day at a beach that was recommended to us in the picturesque seaside village of Villefranche Sur Mer. I loved swimming against the colored houses in the background.

For our long day, I opted for a fun Aztec-printed jumpsuit by Calyspo. I love the preppy pink and green combination, and the geometric is so different from anything else that I own. The cotton was comfy and lightweight. I was happy with the strapless top because…tan lines! I also love the fun silk tassel ties at the waist. I originally was not crazy about the fringe at the bottom hem, but now I think it’s fun! I completed the look with my Panama hat (a necessity!), my Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, a dainty gold necklace, and a Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag.

Calypso St. Barth “Garudi” Jumpsuit
Panama Hat
Ray Ban Aviators
Gold Evil-Eye Necklace 
Rebecca Minkoff baby blue cross-body bag

 

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