Floral Neon Sundress, Strappy Platform Sandals, Monogrammed Envelope Clutch

Happy September, everyone! It feels like fall in NYC today, so gorgeous out. I wore this neon floral print dress to a Girl’s Night on Thursday with my friends Jeni and Janel. It is SO bright- you can tell from the pictures, it’s not the lighting. I love the cut of this dress. The front looks like a halter top, which is great for showing off your shoulders, but that back is actually criss-cross (secured with a button, interesting). I paired this pink and white number with black accessories, a monogrammed clutch that was a gift from when I was a bridesmaid in my friend Katie’s wedding, and black platform strappy sandals from my friend Helene (a lot of friends in this post!)

These shoes remind me of a quote I recently heard, and agree with: “I just want to make enough money to afford impractical shoes” 😉

Neon floral print dress- Mimi Chica
Monogrammed Envelope Clutch
Black Platform Strappy Sandals- Michael Kors (similar here)

Beach Coverup

A cute, lightweight coverup is critical for beach days. I stumbled upon this one and it caught my eye because (one) I love anything striped and (two) the neon green tassels were so fun! I wore it to a beach day in the Hamptons a few weeks ago with my friend Helene. I paired the coverup with a straw Panama hat, gold-detailed sunglasses, and a new bubblegum pink bikini. Beach ready!

I think this coverup is nautical, fun, and easy to throw on- plus it’s a bit of additional sun protection! My friend Ari said that it looked like a talis…a joke that was somewhat appreciated (Coachella talis).

 

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Panama hat
Laundry gold top cat-eye sunglasses (similar here)
Coverup- JC Swim by Just Class (similar here)

Not Your Grandmother’s Lace & Pearls

I love lace. I naturally gravitate towards it in shops, and I own way too many lace pieces (just ask my Mom)! In my defense, there is something so feminine and elegant about it. Plus, you can dress it with pearls and peep toes for a girly look, or pair it with leather and hardware for an edgier look. For me, the more delicate and intricate the lace, the more I love it. In the look below, I paired a new favorite neon yellow lace skirt with a simple camel sweater and a chunky pearl statement necklace. Not only is the pattern of this particular lace beautiful, but I love how the bright neon color is so unexpected. The neon color calls for a quiet top. The pearl cluster necklace is a modern, edgier take on traditional strands and goes nicely with the skirt. Of course, my favorite nude pumps made the cut. I promise I own other shoes! This look is office ready. Not your grandmother’s lace and pearls… w4street.com 11 w4street.com 13 w4street.com 14 w4street.com 12 w4street.com 9 w4street.com 10

Sweater- J. Crew Skirt- Dance & Marvel Nude Pumps- Kate Spade Sunnies- my own (similar here) Pearl Necklace- Forever21 (similar here)

 

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