There is no denying that a rich burgundy is THE color for fall. I love that it pairs well with any neutral! Since it still feels like summer here, a sleeveless burgundy top and white jeans is a perfect combination to stay cool but also begin incorporating fall styles/colors. You’ve seen my Barrington Gifts monogram tote before, here and here, so it goes without saying that I’m still a huge fan of the versatile bag.
A few weeks ago we took a long weekend to visit family in Dallas. Here’s my drinks & dinner look from one of the nights. I wanted something that was dressy enough for a night out, but still comfortable since we’d be walking between locations in Uptown. I it’s one of my favorite, go-to tops – a hot pink tunic from Zara. It’s lightweight, a little flowy, & the most perfect shade of bright pink. The necklace is one that I received in my first Rocksbox & couldn’t live without! It’s the Maddie Crystal Necklace by Perry Street. It helps dress up any look, from a cocktail dress to jeans & a button down. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with this Gigi All-in-One bag‘s ability to corral cash, credit cards, makeup, phone, & keys. While that isn’t sufficient for day-to-day (I carry practically everything I own in a huge tote), it’s everything I need for drinks & dinner.
It has been unbearably hot for the last few weeks, but it’s usually too cold in my office for a sleeveless look. Our A/C was out at work last week, giving me the perfect opportunity to wear light summer dresses! This dress combines the gingham trend with a breezy fabric that’s perfect for this heat. I combined it with understated jewelry & cut-out pumps to dress it up a little for the office.
I’ve worn this sundress so many times already this summer! It really is the perfect piece for looking put together in the summer hear. The breathable linen is perfect for keeping cool without much effort. I love that the embroidered detail spices up the simple little white dress. Add white wedges and a delicate bar necklace, and you’re ready for any outdoor fete. I’ve also added denim jacket or blue cardigan for work.
Top: Loft, very similar on sale! // Jeans: Loft (an extra 60% off!) // Shoes: old, similar & similar // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, similar // Ring: Pink Peonies Collection // Necklaces: Kendra Scott; Stella & Dot, similar
Here’s a quick look at what I wore for a recent date night. I apologize for the poor quality photos, it was a spur of the moment shoot with an iPhone! I planned the entire look around the fabulous, ruffled red shoes. I’ve had them for years & don’t wear them often enough! I went with my favorite fluid tank from Loft in black (the cream version was shown here), skinny jeans, & delicate gold jewelry.
I wore this look over the weekend to run errands. You may have seen this Market & Spruce top styled with jeans on my Instagram last week. I received the dolman sleeve top in my latest StitchFix and instantly fell in love – it is unbelievably soft and comfy! Pair it with shorts, sandals, and a great tote, and you’re ready for a day of running around town. I added gold jewelry, including my favorite monogram necklace, to finish off the look.
One of the hardest parts of summer style is dressing for the the drastic difference in temperature between indoors and outdoors. It is freezing in my office, year round, and temperatures outside are quickly reaching toward 100, with high humidity. The best trick I’ve found is layering. I usually pair a tank with a cardigan or jacket that I can take off anytime I step outside. This tank, from Loft, is the perfect base layer. I snagged it in every color available! These sandals (lookalikes for the Nudist) are the perfect finish for a versatile summer look.
My birthday was last week and my friends took me to dinner this weekend to celebrate! We love any excuse to get dressed up and I took full advantage this year. I saw this hot pink Marchesa Notte dress on Rent the Runway awhile back and fell in love with the bright color and sequin details! I paired it with black strappy sandals and some sparkly earrings. The dress was cute, comfy, and a huge hit!
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding in Jackson, MS. On Saturday we met up with an old friend for breakfast & some sight-seeing. This was our first trip to Jackson & we couldn’t have had better weather for it. You can probably tell by my squinty eyes that it was bright & sunny! I paired a breezy windowpane tank with jeans & wedges since we would be spending plenty of time outdoors. Stay tuned for more information on where we stayed, ate, & visited in Jackson!
One of my goals for this year is to focus on my relationships. In keeping with that goal, we’ve decided to schedule weekly date nights. We don’t have to go anywhere special, but we put the phones away and have dinner together. I got this candy striped dress last spring and it quickly became one of my favorites. I usually add a blazer or sweater over it if we’re going out because I am always cold.