Let's keep it tropical.
Last summer I was on the hunt for a great banana leaf/palm print dress. That didn't happen...most likely because I was looking too hard. You know how that goes. This year I was obsessed with lace up sandals until I stumbled upon this...this dress which made all my tropical dress dreams come true!
It's always when you're not looking, right?
Dare I say it makes me look like I have color...which I do not and what little color I have is completely from a bottle. #truth
So these are the lace-ups that I purchased with my birthday money. There are so many great ones on the market. The ones I was truly lusting over sold out completely but then I discovered these Report lace-ups.
I don't want to say they were a second choice but they were and now...I LOVE them! They are the perfect cognac shade.
Ultra comfy, too. I linked several shoe options below and a few tropical inspired dresses, too. Honestly, you'd be mistaken not to go with my $21 option...it's a style steal, has great lines and is figure flattering. See for yourself!
Shop my outfit below:
I remember reading fashion mags growing up and elite celebrities, style mavens, socialites and models would share their one key closet staple which was typically a classic, white button down shirt or a strong, tailored blazer. And I remember thinking to myself as I rolled my eyes, "How boring." Fast forward 20 years later and I have become that girl.
There's something about these trousers that made me want to have them. It's that cummerbund belt that ratcheted up the coolness factor for me...something I was on the hunt for given my disdain for denim after a long winter. Or is it an obi belt? I am not sure but I'm loving the interesting detail.
You can't take the city out of the girl. It may be Sprummer here in Chicago but black will always be a wardrobe staple in my closet.
I've managed to hang onto these faux leather shorts for nearly a decade and I am so glad I did.
T-minus two days before the big 4-0 and our long awaited trip to New Orleans. I'd like to pretend I've not a care in the world but the truth of the matter is that I have a ten mile long list of items to check off that fluctuate between work, groceries, manicures and most importantly, my littles!
The return of track pants has got to be one of the most welcome fashion trends to hit my closet. Now they can be dressy or for the weekends. I just love them and this particular pair is high waisted making them just a bit more "extra".
I got 99 problems and Spring ain't one of 'em. This is Day 2 of glorious weather and it feels like the biggest gift. Windows open, kids playing in the yard and long after-dinner walks. We've been waiting a long time for this and I think the Midwest deserves this.
I am digging these flared pants in a major way. Not only are they completely slimming but the color is so rich and saturated. Kind of unexpected, too!
I swear it was 70 degrees recently. And this, my friends, is the perfect outfit to transition into Spring; ideally for work. I bought it at my girlfriend's boutique - Sanems - and she advised that I could wear it with tights in the winter but I haven't been that brave. I do picture textured, black tights with booties though. Definitely going to file that one in the back of my brain.
I haven't been able to bring myself to write three blog posts lately because I've just been so spent. Last week was brutal. The ideal of being creative on demand was not even remotely interesting to me but this week is a new week. Ever have one of those? I suppose I was due.
When I first put this top on, my husband said I looked somewhat like a pirate. Yes, I was totally flattered. And honestly, I kinda get that the sleeves evoke pirate vibes but the more I rotated this top into my wardrobe...the more I love it. I am a sucker for white tops. You can never have enough!