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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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The dress you need for Summer

The dress you need for Summer

Summer is one of my favorite seasons to shop for. There are summer parties, BBQs, bridal showers, weddings and so many excuses to be outside enjoying beautiful weather. After a more wet than usual winter, I am ready to soak up as much Vitamin D as possible. Despite living in LA, the temperature can drop down in the 60s and feel pretty cool with the ocean breeze we get, not like Florida. I’m always looking for the perfect summer mini dress to wear in the summer, and I think I just about found it. This is the dress you need for summer because it has exactly what you need: length, lace and versatility! I love a good mini dress because you can dress them up or down depending on the occasion. Not going to lie, I’ve definitely worn this dress to work before! The versatility is a total must for when you travel. Plus, the detail in the lace is simply perfect. Don’t you agree?!

One thing that I love about this dress from Lovers + Friends but can also be found at Lulus.com in so many summer colors, is the fit. As someone who is taller, has wider hips and bigger boobs, I love that I can wear this dress and not feel like my boobs are overpowering. Plus, you don’t have to wear a bra! That’s a bonus!

I wore this lace mini dress to a dinner in Beverly Hills with some friends. It was one of those warmer summer nights that LA rarely gets. I was able to wear this dress without a jacket or sweater (rare!). I can’t wait to wear this dress as summer rolls around!

 

 

 

Motif x Something Dashing Jewelry Collection is Live!

Motif x Something Dashing Jewelry Collection is Live!

I’m excited to announce that my jewelry collection with Motif launched late last week! I’ve been working on curating my edit collection for the past month which features six pieces that I hand selected for their style, simplicity and femininity. All of the pieces can be mixed and matched and all are under $75! I love all of my pieces and I am excited to share it with you. You can see my online store and shop all of the pieces HERE.  

If you haven’t heard of Motif, they are a California based jewelry company that features collections curated by influencers. I had the opportunity to go to their launch party in Venice to meet with the people behind the brand and to get a first hand glimpse of the jewelry themselves. They’ve done a good job into creating versatile and unique jewelry at an affordable price. To learn more about Motif, you can read about it here.

Current Elliot Denim | La Vie Blouse | Heels (similar on sale under$60)

My collection can be worn in so many different ways but for this post I decided to pair the comet bangle and leaflet ring with a feminine monochromatic look. I love the delicate jewelry against the pink monochromatic look. These two pieces are actually the two least expensive of the collection with the bangle at $38 and the ring at $29.

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I picked the double sided earrings because they were unlike anything I had ever tried or bought. It’s a statement piece that is not overwhelming but still glamorous. I paired these earrings with a bold white dress, they are one of my favorite pieces of the collection coming at $66.00. I love that you can wear the earrings with this dress or with a pair of jeans and some heels.

Teardrop Necklace

Blouse | Bird’s Nest Necklace ($47)

My favorite way to wear the Bird’s Nest Necklace is with a statement blouse. The piece is so delicate and soft that it can be worn with just about anything. In this specific outfit, I chose a bold statement blouse. I paired it with the comet bangle.

All of these pieces are now available in my customized Motif store. I hope you love the pieces just as much as I do. I spent a lot of time trying to come up with the perfect collection of pieces that would work well together but that would also look beautiful on their own. If you have any questions regarding the collection, don’t hesitate to email me or send me a note!

This post is in collaboration with Motif. Thank you so much for all the support on my curated jewelry collection! As always, all opinions are my own. 

 

Salsa

Salsa

Red Dress | Bag (less expensive version here) | Valentino Shoes (less expensive version here) |

I wore this red flutter dress (sold out but similar here) a few nights ago when I was at dinner with my parents. The margaritas were coming around, tons of guac (but you can never have enough) and the music sounded as we caught up on our separate vacations. As we talked and talked, I found myself swaying back and forth wanting to dance and this dress just gives you all the reasons to want to dance. More so than dance, I really want to take a salsa class!

I remember back in college when my boyfriend tried to teach me to salsa, we had so much fun but I don’t really remember much of it. One to many margs, you could say! But, I’ve added it to my bucket list for this year to take a salsa class. The one problem I’ve encountered is the partner part of the salsa class, which I don’t currently have but there’s 6 months left to the year.

If you’re not into salsa dancing, this dress is still perfect for a weekend getaway in Napa, an engagement party or Mother’s Day Brunch. I also found a dupe pair of the Valentino heels for a much better price than the real ones.