Miguelina Liselle Dragonfly Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Lace Maxi Dress

I have been living in this Miguelina maxi dress all summer! I love the blue and white colors, the polka dot pattern, the intricate lace, and the subtle (and whimsical) dragonfly embroidery. It’s cotton which makes it very comfortable, and it is easy to dress up or down with the accessories. I recently packed this dress for a trip to Montana, and it was perfect for Saturday night. It is sold out at Net-A-Porter but is still available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman!

Indian Summer: Printed Maxi Skirt, Tank, and Shell Statement Earrings

This weekend was GORGEOUS in NYC. Sunny and breezy, with very little humidity. It was one of the nicest days we have had all summer. Maxi skirts will always have a special place in my heart after living in conservative Norhteastern Thailand, as I wore a lot of them to the school I taught at. My friend Nicky and I saw this button-up one at Anthropologie the other week and I fell in love with it. I love the Provence-style yellow and blue print—and the whimsical yellow tulips! I kept the look simple and late-summery with a black cloth button-front tank (thanks to my sister Dara for gifting this to me! I also got it in crème 😊) and gold and pearl big shell earrings. Between the tulips and shells, this look was a fun mixture of sophisticated and whimsical.

If you fasted today for Yom Kippur, hope you will be enjoying the break fast soon! Also happy birthday to my dear friend, Helene!

Gold shell earrings
Printed “Buttoned Cornelia” maxi skirt
Black tank

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)

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

 

France Part 3, Antibes: Off-the-Shoulder Silk Waterfall Hem Dress & Classic Slingbacks

This post captures one of my absolute favorite memories from my trip to France. It’s always been a dream of mine to visit the world famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. Gwen and I pulled up to the perfectly manicured gates in our little black Cleo, where we were greeted by 4 valet men. After ensuring us that we knew that they did not cause the scratches on our vehicle (haha!) we stepped out and enjoyed the spectacular views from the hotel. My friend Gwen (in marigold Maje!) and I each enjoyed a glass of Whispering Angel rose as we looked out on the incredible infinity pool and the calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. I will remember it forever!

For our fancy day out, I wore a new DVF silk off-the-shoulder (trend alert!) waterfall-hem printed dress. I love how the silk is so delicate and billowed in the wind. I kept the look simple, and chic, with a delicate gold necklace, oversized cat-eye sunglasses, and white and nude slingbacks. I love these white shoes- they are the perfect height and are comfortable, and the cut brings back major 80s vibes!

I miss the glamour and tranquility of this place…sigh! The last two photographs in this post are from Hotel Belles Rives…an also spectacular hotel on the drive to Hotel du Cap Eden Roc!

Sunglasses
Delicate Gold Evil Eye Necklace
DVF Camila Off the Shoulder Dress
White & Nude Midheel Slingbacks

France Part 2, Cannes: Striped Maxi Dress, Panama Hat & Aviators

After Aix-en-Provence, we made a quick pit stop for the night in Marseilles, and then continued to Cannes. I have always been curious to see and explore Cannes, as it sounds so glamorous with the Cannes Film Festival! I remember looking at all of the movie stars in their billowing silk gowns on the French Riviera’s red carpet. While we ate some amazing meals in Cannes (a few pics below) and Gwen did some serious shopping damage, I think that I would be okay to skip it when I go back to the south of France. There were a lot of tourists, and a lot of cruise ships! I did love this summery striped maxi dress though- it felt very nautical to me. I paired the dress with my trusty Panama hat, and gold rim aviator sunglasses.

I love the mock-halter of this dress, as well as the easy tie at the front. This dress will be great to transition into fall with a leather jacket. It’s a perfect look for Los Angeles…or Cannes!

 

Panama hat
Zara red and white striped mock-halter dress
Gold rim aviators

Miami (Part 2): Two-Piece Lilly Pulitzer Crop-Top and Midi Skirt Set

One of my favorite trends for this summer is matching two-piece sets! They usually involve some flavor of a crop top, and a matching skirt. While this set at first glance appears to be a dress, it is actually a ruffled crop-top and skirt. I love the Lilly Pulitzer classic tropical colors- it was too perfect for Miami! Miami also has a certain glitz and glamour, so I paired the look with comfortable Jimmy Choo wedges (which I have owned for almost 10 years), as well as a dainty gold evil-eye necklace and a gold watch. I completed the look with a sun-kissed tan 😉

These photos were taken at Soho Beach House’s Italian restaurant Cecconi’s. It was pretty magical.

Lilly Pulitzer Berk Crop-Top and Midi Skirt Set
Jimmy Choo Baxen Glitter Peep-Toe Wedge Pump 
Honeycat Evil-Eye Necklace
Signature Slim Gold-Tone Steel-Mesh Watch

Miami (Part 1): Strapless Pleated “Pinata” Dress

This past weekend I traveled to Miami for the first time for my friend Molly’s bachelorette party. When I saw this Kate Spade dress a few weeks ago in New York, I knew I had to get it for the trip. The bright colors and fun geo border pattern seemed so “Miami”! The dress is so fun and reminds me of a pinata. It had great movement and was very swingy and fun to wear. I kept the look simple with strappy black sandals, and a delicate gold evil-eye necklace. These pictures were taken on the boardwalk, and at the Faena hotel. This hotel has the most gorgeous lobby and bar area…it feels like a museum! Definitely a must-stop when you visit Miami.

I wore this dress out for the day, but it could easily be dressed up for a cocktail occasion with the right heels and accessories.

 

Kate Spade Geo Border Pleated Dress
H&M block-heel sandals
Honeycat Evil Eye Necklace

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