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The Blues

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These photos are from last month when it was sunny, humid and hot af. This dress got me through many summer days and was the perfect piece to fit a growing belly. I bought it in my usual size and since it is an umpire waist with ruching, it grew with me until I grew out of it at the very end of summer, at about five and a half months. Finding a great chinoiserie inspired or other type of beautiful print elevates and completes an outfit. Rounding it out I added a tied bandana worn as a head band and mustard slides. It’s time to pack this away and revisit next summer. Hope ya’ll had the perfect warm weather season. x

dress H&M | vintage handkerchief |shoes

 

Invest in What You Love

Invest in what you love. You will wear it.

I am guilty of buying inexpensive pieces that I “kind of” like because the price is enticing and it’s of the moment, maybe even too much so. The dress I am wearing in this post is one of my favorite purchases ever. And yes, I am that crazy person who keeps a mental inventory of their closet and most loved items. I remember how I felt the moment I saw it: true love. I had to have it.

Simone Rochas and J Brand did a collaboration a few years back and I totally missed it online and in stores. I found this perusing the designer/contemporary floor at Century 21* and could not walk past it. Despite its discounted price tag, it was still a substantial purchase for me a few years ago (a few hundred dollars).  But, I absolutely adored the dress, so guess what? I bought it.

I feel put together and chic every time I put it on. It’s architectural yet sweet, universally flattering and like nothing I have seen out there in the attainable price point world, an lbd that’s actually black denim. If you google the collab you can still find items from the collection on ebay and Poshmark. I wasn’t able to find the dress, but the skirt and pant versions are available!

The point I am looking to convey is that it is ok to spend a few more dollars on something that you can foresee wearing for years to come, are able style different ways and makes you feel awesome.

Dress |Simone Rochas x J Brand

Shoes | Avec Moderation

Sunnies | & other stories – also love these

Photos by Michelle Jacobi

xx

* C21 FiDi location

Metallic pleats & plaid

_DSC8626I brought two outfits to this shoot. one based around the pleated skirt and the other around this checked tunic top. I ended up mixing them together as I wanted to highlight both pieces but looking back on it, I wouldn’t necessarily pair them together again. That said, I love both recent purchases and am excited to style them differently going forward….

I see this silvery white metallic pleated skirt with a half tucked sweater (pastel, white or black) or a distressed tee and a colorful slide or white sneaker.

the tunic is shown wrapped around the waist and paired back to denim which is how it looks best.

links + details below.

happy weekend ya’ll

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coat | tunic | clu skirt, similar here| shoes, old sophia webster, love these | vintage necklace | sunglasses, & other stories

photos by Michelle Jacobi

Checks, please

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star of the show | I found this blazer in store at h&m a few weeks ago.  its slightly elongated and looks equally great open as it does closed. this exact one is no longer up but here is another very similar one, also h&m, and two more great options here and here that I love.

downtown/casual looks| Aritzia tank | Tibi clear belt| Striped Flying Monkey denim, sold out but similar here| two tone AMO denim (on sale), also love this vetements x levi’s collab| old hoops, love this pair from Madewell| Mansur crossbody | SE boots |

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uptown/work |Uniqlo button down, Everlane has a great one| & other stories black belt from last year, love this one too| haute hippie silk flares, old, love this pair | Mansur crossbody |vintage gold locket added to long silver chain

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