So this is pretty much the only color that I really ever wear. I know that I should start getting out of my comfort zone with colors, but I’ve tried and I hate it. It just never seems to feel right on me. I love the versatility of oxblood and the richness of its color. It is so flattering and always looks good. I’ve worn this color before in my all time favorite dress (here). Although I love the warmer weather that comes with Spring and Summer, I get so depressed thinking of the neon expectations that come with that. It’s the time of year when J. Crew becomes bombarded with flashy prints and bright colors and my heart dies a little inside. To me, serious dressing comes with cooler weather and I love that. Give me sweaters, distressed denim, and Chelsea boots all day long, but hot pink slip dresses? I’ll pass. Who knows if I will ever break this dark habit….okay, let’s be honest, I won’t.
I bought the maroon version of this dress while on my honeymoon in London this summer at Selfridge’s. I was so obsessed with the cut of it that I bought it in black immediately once we got home. It is no secret that I am a sucker for anything black and minimal and this dress speaks fluently in both. I was able to bust it out this season for a wedding this past weekend. I received numerous compliments on it, which solidified my love for it. Since it is such a neutral piece, I wanted to bring in some color to it through my shoes and earrings. These earrings are my absolute favorite accessory right now and it’s pretty obvious why. They are stunning and super fun to wear.
P.S. is it bad that I am contemplating buying this dress in blush?
Yes, if you feel like you have seen this sweater before then you are correct! I loved this sweater in grey so much that I bought it in blush before it sold out. I am so guilty of buying multiples of a particular piece in different colors if I love it enough. To me, that speaks volumes of the product and company. If I am willing to buy something in more than one color, then that means it’s a quality product. I am not one to spend a ton of money on clothes, I’m more of an accessories lady, so if I see it meaningful to buy multiples then that’s a great thing! Although my husband may disagree :).
And let’s talk about these earrings. They. Are. Amazing. I am falling hard for tassels this season. Since January, I have probably purchased 5 different pairs. I just can’t seem to resist every time that Baublebar creates a new pair.
During the summer, a good t-shirt dress is my trusty side kick. I have this exact dress in three colors, ridiculous, I know. However, in my defense, ASOS makes one hell of a tee dress. Once I bought one, I had to go back for more. They are just so easy to throw on and be on your way, which I live for. When it comes to dressing in the summer heat, I love pieces that are loose, light, and easy to transfer from day to night. Throwing a denim jacket and converse on with it just add that little bit of edge to a pretty feminine item. I love mixing masculine and delicate together, which you could probably tell by now.
I am also addicted to Ray-Ban Aviators. I plead guilty to owning more than just a few a pairs. This pair is by far my favorite for the summer time. In every picture it looks like I am looking out to a beach, which sadly I am not. They are great for every face shape and come in countless colors!
This weather in St. Louis during February has been insane. Wednesday we had a snow day and then Sunday I am wearing this! I just can’t seem to keep up with Mother Nature’s mood swings. This dress however is helping me ease the confusion a bit. I am all for comfort, but when comfort and style come together, it’s a beautiful thing. I have been against getting a denim dress for the longest time, until this one popped up in the sale section on ASOS. It does not have the same button vibe that most others do and that’s why I loved it. This will definitely be a repeater during the spring for sure.
Have you ever met someone and just felt like you were going to be the best of friends? That’s exactly how I felt about this dress. During the spring and summer, I live in comfy t-shirt/shirt dresses and sandals. When I put this one on after it arrived, I did not want to take it off. It feels just like wearing pajamas and who would hate that? I love pairing very simple dresses with block heel sandals like these to make it more transitional for different events. This could easily go from work to happy hour to dinner with just a change of shoes or even with these! Can’t wait to wear this all the time once the weather stays nice 🙂
I am such a sucker for anything flowy and from ASOS. I have always been drawn to pieces that are easy to just throw on and go. When I came across this cardigan, I knew that I had to have it. The stripes also add a fun touch to a pretty basic item. I decided to pair it with my absolute favorite pair of flared jeans and platform sandals. I loved how it had a very 70s feel to it. Since I am the product of hippie parents, it’s in my blood 🙂 . Plus, literally no one looks bad in flared jeans. They do so much for short, thicker legs and that’s why I love them!
The other weekend I had the pleasure of playing dress up in the new Kit & Ace location in Plaza Frontenac. I fell in love with everything as soon as I stepped foot within the store. The fabric, silhouettes, and color scheme is to die for. Everything feels as though it was made specifically for you and every piece is either black, white, or gray. So pretty much everything that I live for. I have been lusting for a new black button up and have not been able to find the right one, until this top. I love how they took such a classic piece and modernized it a bit. It’s flowy, loose, and the sleeves are super fun. This piece can be worn easily with trousers or jeans. The versatility is real with this one. I can’t wait for my next visit. (Side note: the staff was extremely helpful and very sweet the entire time!)
This fall and winter, I have been literally living in ponchos. I own to or three styles in multiple colors, yes, my obsession is that bad. They just go with everything and for every occasion, almost. You can throw them on with denim or leather leggings for an edgier look. They are also my go to for those days that I feel like just being comfortable at work and not dressing too structured. This is a trend that a really hope sticks around next fall/winter.
I love a good statement accessory and this necklace is everything. I was kind of nervous when I ordered it because I never go for anything this large, but I fell in love immediately. I have been chomping at the bit to wear this and I have been waiting for the right outfit, this was it. There was just something about taking a pretty basic outfit and pairing it with this necklace that made me so excited. I can’t wait to wear this with some great t-shirt dresses when the weather warms up! How would you wear this amazing statement necklace?