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Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's a wrap

Bamboo and leaf prints have become this summer's standout print, and I was anxious to add it to my closet, so when I came upon this wrap dress for $4.50, I had to try it on.

I'm guessing it's from the 90's, and while polyester isn't my favorite fabric for the summer (or ever), it fit well, and for the price, I decided to get it anyway.

Wrap dresses are always a great find, by the nature of their design they work well on just about every body type. They accentuate the waist nicely, and let just a bit of leg peek out when you walk.

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Bamboo Print Wrap Dress NY&Co. thrifted similar
Sandals "Keira" Trask via in.d giveaway
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Double Pearl Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring 'borrowed' from my Sister similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Harper" c/o Hobie
Nail Color "Aruba Blue" Essie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Blues

Blue and white is undoubtedly my favorite combination of colors, and I have been waiting since last summer to pair this dress with this chambray blazer. Finally the perfect morning came on Sunday, when it was just a little bit chilly out - enough to warrant the blazer draped casually over my shoulders.

Sure enough the sun came out and warmed everything up to a toasty 86°, but I took full advantage of the low 70's while I had them. Hopefully plenty more perfect summer days are still on the horizon.

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Chevron Dress Calypso St. Barth via Coco's similar
Chambray Blazer J.Crew via ebay similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Navy Bamboo Bracelet J.Crew similar
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Anchor Ring TJMaxx similar
Nail Color "Naughty Nautical" Essie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black on Black

It's a rare occasion that I would wear an all black look - even rarer in the summer, but something about the mix of the black satin with the cream leather and gold metal, just seemed to beg for more black.

I think it's good to occasionally step outside your normal style and try something a little different, even if for only a day. My abundance of white will return soon enough.

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Black Tee Banana Republic thrifted similar
Black Satin Shorts Made by Me similar
Cream Pumps Tahari c/o ThredUP
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Evil Eye Necklace c/o Belcho
Cuff Bracelet c/o Belcho
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer favorite

I've had this little floral dress for four years and I have yet to tire of it. Every summer it comes out, looking as cute and fresh as ever. I've layered it a million ways, but it is a very rare occasion that I wear it with nothing else at all.

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth last week, hopefully I will have a chance to catch up with all of you today!

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Poppy Dress Elle for Kohls similar
Sandals "Keira" Trask via in.d giveaway
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
White 'Bean' Necklace Thrifted similar
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Double Pearl Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Chevron Ring 'borrowed' from my Sister similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Aruba Blue" Essie

Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Summer

Friday, July 18, 2014

A little bit of gold

Lately I have found myself drawn more to delicate pieces over statement pieces. Perhaps it is due to the heat and a desire to be dressing lighter, or perhaps the heyday of the statement necklace has passed? While I haven't checked with People Style Watch, the seeming authority of what is in and what is out, as far as I'm concerned, hammered gold metal should definitely be in.

I shared a couple new pieces I received from Belcho on instagram earlier this week, and could not be more smitten. Both are handmade in the USA of recycled metal and plated in 14k gold. The evil eye necklace has a tiny CZ eye, and while it looks great on it's own, it's just begging to be layered with other necklaces. The cuff is light weight and yields to pressure, so it can be adjusted slightly for the best fit.

The designer behind Belcho, Marie K. is a self taught artist, following her dream to create her own jewelry. The pieces are handmade in her L.A. studio, where she not only strives to bring beauty to the wearer, but also to help improve the world around her; a portion of every sale is donated to children's and animal rescue charities. If you have a moment, check out the rest of the line. The pieces I'm wearing are not yet up on the site, but hopefully they will be soon.

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Orange Silk Top Thrifted similar
Ikat Print Shorts Gap similar
Sandals "Keira" Trask via in.d giveaway
Bag "Kaylee" Trask via in.d giveaway
Evil Eye Necklace c/o Belcho
Cuff Bracelet c/o Belcho
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

I received jewelry from Belcho USA for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.