Happy Friday! C.wonder and Shop Bop are both having their annual gianourmous sales, so big that I have resulted to making up words! I just wanted to take a second to share some of my favorites.
The perfect mix of pop & preppy are portrayed in bright colors with nautical nods. Some of my all-time closet favorites including this dress and the matching shorts all came from the perfection that is C.wonder store.
you have to refine your search, filter by your sizes and favorite designers but throw in a few wild cards, some of my must haves include DVF, Alice + Olivia, Party Skirts and Joie but I mixed things up by throwing in Mara Hoffman and DKNY.
2 – Add now, Refine later:
I follow my instincts, if I like something I add it to my cart and continue shopping, then when you are finished go back through and re-look at your finds. If you aren’t getting the same emotional reaction you did the first time, save that sucker for later and move on to the flocks that make your heart skip a beat.
3 – Say yes to a Splurge:
I wasn’t too bad but of course I indulged. I picked up this darling dress — perfect for beach trips or summer days, I am also envisioning it with white converse and a denim jacket, these must have sandals in white for only
At shopbop I stuck to the basics with this crop top that I will be wearing all summer long and this easy skirt to dress up with wedges or down with sneakers. I also picked up this darling Mara Hoffman dress (love how Bows & Sequins wore it here), which will be my first MH number – see it pays to add in those wild cards! Finally when I saw this little red DVF dress I knew it had to be mine, I didn’t even feel an ounce of spending shame when adding it to cart – I’ll be wearing it all summer long with sporty kicks or dressing it up with a sassy sandal!
Hope you clean up big this weekend!
all day, everyday, non-stop white!
It felt so good to get back to hostessing, for those of you who have been following along for a while you might remember parties such as my Harry Potter Dinner Parties, Kentucky Derby Themed Grad Party, Hunger Games Dinner Party, and my favorite, my Alice in Wonderland tea party; but ever since moving to NYC my parties have been few and far between. This is partially because of my lack of apartment space and also because my lack of city friends #loneralert. But now being here for a little more than a year now, I have befriended enough party-worthy pals to to help fill my dinner table (hopefully I made a few more at this event), and with this great garden space in my apartment building, I definitely see more diner parties in my future.
This mimosas and macarons event was an great baby step into hostessing again – especially for a gal on a budget (and in NYC, who isn’t!?) I picked up champagne, orange juice and macarons from Trader Joes — they were amazing, bite sized and only $5 for 12! I popped by Party City for cute plates, printed napkins and plastic champagne glasses which I decorated with gold polka dot stickers! The rest I pulled from my apartment decor, including a gold tray from my Kate Spade days, polka dot plates, golden chargers, striped J.crew jewelry trays (they are on sale for $12!!!) a Jonathan Adler dish and more! Plus Studio Mucci was kind enough to send me this darling garland that served as the perfect finishing touch and a must have for any pretty party — shop it here!
Oh and if you’re not a gold gal (shame on you) they come in three colors, black, gold and a pewter/silver color – shop them all here!
MY OOTD:Skirt: Asos Engineered Stripe Skater Skirt On Sale!
Shoes: Keds Rally Cork Sneakers c/o (also in white, orange or fun version here)
Bag: Moschino via My Sisters Closet – shop online for discounted designer resale
Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper Giant Tortoise Sunglasses
Headband: Coach Ponytail Scarf // love this stripe one (surprise, surprise)
Bracelet: Style This Life gold tassel bracelet c/o – I’m obsessed
Bangle: Kate Spade Play Hooky Bangle
Normally, this is the part of the post where I would create some clever explanation for why I am wearing stripes for the thousandth time … but I’m refusing to apologize and instead blaming in all on my sever case of the stripes!
I think doubling up on your favorite pattern like I did here is a super fun and playful way to make an outfit-impact! The crop top & high-waist skirt combo show just enough skin to break up the pattern without ruining the print play. I added even more prints in neutral tones by adding a leopard ponytail scarf and my new favorite Keds Rally Cork Sneakers in polka dot! The use of tan blends with my skin tone to make these printed pops really neutral and help prevent the look from getting to pattern-crazed… I also love that they match my little french man as well, after all, he is the best friend and accessory a girl could have :]
photos by Pratik Doshi