back to school

two days of much needed girl time in DC this weekend led to the usual discussions of jobs, puppies, weddings, workouts, and of course– fash-shunnnn. the unanimous decision on fall’s ‘must have’ shopping list? a denim skirt. let’s review…

to avoid a full throwback to our middle school A&F mini days, look for one that’s 60’s inspired, dark colored and tailored. i’ve rounded up a plethora of inexpensive options out there– a pocketed madewell and nearly identical jcrew version, a wrap style from asos, topshop, snap front by rag & bone jean and one marked down at club monaco. perfect with a striped t-shirt half tucked for now, and worn under an oversized fluffy sweater once the real chill sets in. ammmirightttt?!

 

oui oui ouiiii

move over chanel granny pumps, there’s a new it girl in town…

meet the dior slingback, 2017’s latest street style darling. true life, i had to physically pull myself away from these at Selfridge’s a few weeks ago. it’s no wonder this shoe is taking over– a twist on the ever classic pointy toe black flat– made insta ready with graphic j’adore printed elastic. it was a tragic separation, i loved these shoes and i’m pretty sure they loved me back (and wanted to come live their best life in new york). they look good with everything from skinny jeans for a gals lunch date, to a pleated skirt and button down for the office, and i can even see some uber chic girl style them with a frilly tulle maxi dress, the perfect ballerina chic kind of look. in my dream scenario (where there’s a pair in my closet), I’d go for a date night look, paired with….

1- dior j’adore flats

2- cashmere trench coat

3- structural bucket bag

4- lip pigment

5- dark skinny jeans

6- lace top (on sale!)

7- pearl choker

8- chance perfume

rinse & repeat

this late into the summer, my weekend bag seems to be perpetually getting packed and unpacked. the easiest way i’ve found to skip some steps? keeping a bunch of easy neutrals and dual purpose items in my suitcase so i’m prepped no matter the occasion…

i’ve worn my linen wrap dress as a bathing suit cover up and evening cocktail outfit, my tennis polo on and off the court, and jazzed up a couple solid t-shirts with high waisted cut offs and a giant pair of embellished hoops. the other packing essential thing not shown below? my trusty beach weight sweater –to fend off the pervasive chill of AC. happy humpday, almost time to hit the road again! xx

1– rebecca de ravenel iman hoops

2–tory sport striped polo

3–raye sierra sandals

4–rag & bone lou jean shorts  (40% off!)

5– veronica beard wrap dress

6–tretorn platform espadrilles

7–rye swim zesty bikini set