Happy Monday friends! There is no denying that my favorite trend of the summer has been everything that shows off my shoulders. I am wearing this trend out one OTS (off the shoulder) dress at a time. It’s actually pretty bad how many pieces of clothing I own of this trend but that just goes to show how much I am loving it!
Gingham print is the perfect transitional print into Fall so I have been finding myself gravitating towards that print as the cooler weather starts to roll in. That is if you can consider “cooler weather” below 90 degrees. So when I saw this dress in gingham + OTS I knew I had to snatch it up. The $15 price tag was a no brainer! Be warned that sizing does run a little big (I’m wearing an XS) but I love the elastic top and arm details to make it feel smaller.
Another one of my recent purchases that I am overly happy about are my suede sandal heels that will easily transition me into Fall since it will still be on the warmer side down here in the way south! The heel is the perfect height and the lace around the ankle is plenty of support to feel comfortable in.
On another note, these pictures were taken at the new SAKs restaurant, 51 Fifteen, and if you have not had a chance to stop by for happy hour, you need to! The chic set up is enough to want to peek inside and you will definitely want to be sure to stay for a 5115 cocktail. After checking out the menu, I will surely be back for a brunch pit stop.
Next weekend is July 4th and I wanted to give you some outfit inspiration for the occasion! My plans aren’t set in stone yet but if I had to guess you will most likely find me by the pool with a cocktail in my hand! Whatever your plans are for the day, don’t forget to wear your stars and stripes. Stocking up on a few red, white and blue pieces never hurts because there are so many occasions throughout the year to wear them. If I’m not at the pool, I will probably be wearing this cute striped Summer dress that I wore on Memorial Day as well.
Do you have any big plans for the long weekend? If you plan to hangout by the pool and want a hip float to keep you dry, I’ve rounded up all of the best (and yummiest!) pool floats here. Also stay tuned this week for more red, white and blue inspired outfits!
Happy Monday friends! I am a tad bit excited because it’s a 3 day work week for me and then I am off to Costa Rica! This look is definitely beach inspired and has me ready to dip my toes in the ocean and feel the sun on my skin!
I think this is now the 4th post in under a month showcasing my love for this off the shoulder trend. I actually bought my dress almost 3 years ago before this whole off the shoulder craze came about. That makes me like a hipster right? 🙂 It’s crazy to me how things go in and out of style so quickly. That’s my justification for not getting rid of anything. For those of you that have seen my closet and wonder how I have so many clothes, its because I still have clothes from high school and probably some even older than that. I have a problem and one of these days I will do a massive purge that’s been years in the making, but today is not that day and tomorrow and the weeks after that aren’t looking too good either. But you really never know what trends are going to come full circle!
One thing that really does not change too much over time are sandals. Over the years I have mastered learning which sandals to buy and which to pass on. My advice to you is to purchase one pair of sandals in each color (brown, black, and white) and then stop looking. Find the cutest, well-made (emphasis on the well-made) pair you can find and buy ’em! I then do not let myself buy another pair of the same color sandal until I have worn the old ones completely out. This has helped me save money by not buying a ton of cheap sandals that I won’t actually wear and instead investing in a few quality, staple pairs. Of course if I find a pair I absolutely love (usually from my favorite store- Marshalls), I usually give in and buy them. My point is, do not over buy in the sandal department because you probably aren’t going to have time to wear that many different pairs, especially if you have a full time job! Sandals are cute and practical for the warm weather but having more than 3 pairs probably isn’t completely necessary. Below I have rounded up some of my favorite sandals all under $100 if you are needing to add a couple pairs to your closet.
After posting my off the shoulder post earlier this week, I received so many compliments and comments from y’all that you are loving this off the shoulder trend. I don’t blame ya cause I’m right there with ya! It is no April fools joke that I bought 3 of these yesterday. This bare shoulder trend is here to stay all summer long so why not stock up now? Let’s be honest: everyone knows Fridays are for online shopping anyways. I’ve included options for all budgets. Happy shopping!