Summer Dress Guide

Summer Dress Guide

With yesterday being the official first day of summer, I am sharing my summer dress guide highlighting the off the shoulder/one shoulder trend.  When it comes to my style, dresses are the definition of it-I love them and live in them whenever I can. I recently started loving the off the shoulder/one shoulder trend. you can find me wearing a beautiful off the shoulder blouse in one of my recent posts (seen here and also here), and most recently I came across this one shoulder dress.

Dress | Sandals (on sale!) | Bag (similar here)

Photography: Christy Kendall

A few months ago, our company purchased a property in the Bahamas so in the next few months I will start traveling to the islands a little bit more as we work with our development team to start our entitlement process. Enough on the real estate side, that means that I am constantly on the lookout for cute and light layered dresses. I recently came across LoveShackFancy which has easily become one of my new favorite brands. They have so many cute little dresses and two piece sets . Though, they come at a higher price tag, this little number is a steal of a deal and is similar to the LoveShackFancy dress worn above.

best date night dresses under $100

best date night dresses under $100

 

Happy Monday! I am hoping to start share more budget-friendly finds, and in light of that also sharing items that I have worn and loved that have become some of my favorite style steals. Of those style steals, this is the perfect date night dress ($120) for summer. This dress reminds me of the dress I wore most recently, one which I blogged about for my 25 things I learned at 25 post seen here but at a much more budget-friendly price. The neckline isn’t revealing and is decorated with little pom-poms, the lace detail and sheerness make it the perfect date night dress. Plus, I love the neutral color of the dress and love how you can dress it up or down.

If you’re on the hunt for some other cute date night options for summer, check out these cute styles that I found – all are under $100!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Jumpsuit

Summer Jumpsuit

Happy Thursday Friends!

Jumpsuits and rompers are everywhere this season and promise to be both a daytime and nighttime staple for the spring and summer months. They are also the ultimate lazy-girl go to. With the all-in-one ensemble, you can effortlessly style and create a polished outfit with just one piece. All you need to think about are shoes, bag, jacket in case it gets cold and the addition of a few soft accessories, or bold ones. With warmer weather coming in to Los Angeles, and surrounding cities, the jumpsuit is the perfect one-piece go to outfit.

 

 

Jumpsuit (also comes in black)| Jacket (sold out, similar on sale here) | Heels | Bag 

I’ve paired this jumpsuit with monochromatic accessories. I love a softer look and with my recent tan, I thought this khaki color was subtle but still beautiful. The jumpsuit also comes in black, and I’ve linked some of my other favorite jumpsuits under $200. I chose to wear soft accessories like a watch, a bracelet and some gold jewelry to add a bit of life to this monochromatic look. With the temperatures coming down to the 60s in Los Angeles, it’s always wise to carry a jacket with you. I love this fur jacket because it’s light and it fits in a lot of my bags. Unfortunately, it’s sold out but I’ve linked similar options.

If you’re tired of your dresses and skirts and looking to try something new without having to put too many pieces together, jumpsuits are perfect for you! They are perfect for a girl’s night out, festival season, brunch with friends and just about anything other occasion!

Photography: Christy Kendall

 

Tie short + Giveaway Opportunity

Tie short + Giveaway Opportunity

CM Shorts | Floral Blouse (recommend sizing up) | Heels 

I’m back home for a few weeks before I start moving around again. I can’t wait to share more of my travels with you to Europe in the next few weeks but until then I have an exciting giveaway to share with you all.

This week I am teaming up with an amazing group of ladies to bring you an INCREDIBLE giveaway. One lucky reader will win a Gucci Marmont Mini Bag in Light Pink.

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25 things I learned from 25

25 things I learned from 25

 

25, you’ve been a good year. You started off tough but you’ve been an unpredictable year. It’s been a good one. 

This year has been one of change and growth. Around this time last year, I was in a tough place mentally after parting ways with someone I loved. It took time and energy to get myself back on my feet. As I end 25 on a two week trip to Europe, I reflect on where I was last year. I am grateful for all of the opportunities and struggles that have led to where I am today.

So to signify my 26th birthday, I thought I’d share my 25 lessons I’ve learned in 25 years.

  1. Stop apologizing so much.
  2. Invest in good make up. Your skin will thank you, and so will your future self.
  3. Buy yourself flowers.
  4. Always be kind because you never what the other person has been through/is going through. Besides the world can always do with a little bit of kindness.
  5. You don’t need to raise your voice to be heard.
  6. Be patient.
  7. If you don’t ask, you won’t get.
  8. Not everyone you meet will like you and vice versa. That’s life.
  9. Having the last word isn’t important.
  10. Call/Text your family and tell them how much you love them.
  11. Support those around you.
  12. Be true to yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others around you. You are on your path.
  13. Let go of the haters/the people that cause more upset than happiness. They’re not worth it.
  14. Give yourself time to do whatever it is that you love. Even if it’s 5 minutes.
  15. Reach out for help when you need it-there’s always going to be somebody who’s willing to listen and give a lending hand.
  16. Say yes to activities, whether it’s coffee with a new friend, an event or a party. You’ll have nothing to look back on if you sit at home.
  17. Get out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Sign up for Yoga Teacher Training.
  18. Put your phone down at dinner. Take time to have a real conversation.
  19. When someone asks you to take a weekend trip, take it!
  20. Maybe getting a dog isn’t the most logical idea, but it was one of my best ones for sure.
  21. Dream big and dream often.
  22. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something or that you don’t deserve something. Even if that person is you. Believe in yourself.
  23. Find an outlet that you enjoy whether it’s reading, art or exercising.
  24. Giving a helping hand will make you feel good.
  25. However hopeless a situation may feel, things will change.

Alexis Dress | Heels | Bag