horsin’ around

happy friday friends! I am so excited to hear I have my first west coast reader- L you made my day! I’m planning on a fab british post in your honor muy rapido dahling. (so many cultures just got combined in that sentence but i like it)

this weekend im off to horse around with some of my best college pals at the Foxfield races. for those of you who want a preview of what I’ll be wearing- I finally decided when this little puppy by Dolce Vita arrived from revolve yesterday. love blue and white for spring- it’s so fresh.

revolve dress

I had already ordered this, this and this one as potential options but back to the farm they go. I was worried a skimpy dress would not bode well on a less-than-summer-ready bod, but this dress is actually incredibly flattering. the front is surprisingly covered, the length hits perfectly on me (im 5’4″) and the open back makes me look way thinner than i am (ie is exactly the type of dress i need to be stacking up on in my closet- can i get an amen?)

revolve dress back

i plan on wearing it with some gold gladiator sandals from gilt (bought these a few months ago for my trip to bermdua and i cant begin to tell you how comfy they are) and a ginormous pair of shades– woo hoo to 85 and sunny!

prada shadesgold gladiators

C + S- we’ll miss you this weekend! MC- so proud of you, good luck tonight! i cant wait to report back on my adventures monday. my friends are pretty damn stylish so i have an inkling ill be picking up some tips (and some outfit envies) while im away. CPs- what are yall up to this weekend?

steal her style #1 – the tweed dress

bon jour chic peas! long time, no chat. today i have a brand new type of post to introduce – steal her style. i have a major frustration with pinterest in that it’s always impossible to figure out where an item someone’s wearing is from. i mean, clicking on the picture should totally take you to all of the websites to easily purchase- non? anyways, i consider myself a pretty serious shopping sleuth- so I will now be trying to break down certain street style pics into items for us to easily ‘steal’ – either the original items or similar substitutes. wish me luck!

tweed dress 1

the first up is one of my favorite looks- Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia – wearing an elegant tweed shift. the simple shape of the dress somehow is completely enough to make the look. perfect for a summer day at work or a fancy ladies- who- lunch ensemble. i’m sure hers is Chanel or someone equally fabulous.

steal her style:

  • this zara tweed dress is an identical style in a lighter shade (the raw edges are perfection- click the link to see better detail)

zara dress

 

nude heel 2

  • add a colorful watch, like this one (from target!) for a little arm party

watch

  • and a printed clutch to spice things up (the snakeskin one is DVF, stripes is by loeffler randall- a fellow UVa gal)

snakeskin clutch

striped clutch

 

  • make the whole thing more glamorous with some cat eye sunnies by Tom Ford

cat eye sunnies

knot ring

ta-da! there you have it. kid tested and vogue-editor approved! what do yall think of my copy cat look?

it’s a wrap

one of my friends gave this super chic wrap bracelet as a birthday gift the other week- I love that its unique enough to stand out from a sea of chan luu’s, and is at a much more afforable price point. perfect for wearing casually with shorts this summer or layered up for a full on arm party. bohemian chic and budget friendly? it’s a wrap!

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LWD

my newly developing tan (thanks bermuda- I’m in love with you already) has got me ready to swap out dark neutrals for some bright summer white. and what is a better way to wear white than with one of my favorite summer staples- the Little White Dress.

LWD 1

LWD 2

these LWDs fit the bill perfectly- from the pool to cocktail hour and beyond- making it easy peasy lemon-colada squeezy to get dressed all summer long, whatever your mood is.

romantic: tiered eyelet dress

tiered eyelet dress

trendy: style stalker rose dress

style stalker rose dressbohemian: love sadie crossback dress

love sadie crossback dress

simple: embroidered shift dress

embroidered shift dress

glam: zimmerman t-back dress

zimmerman tback dress

chic peas- what’s your favorite summer staple?