And it has pockets. I think we don’t need to go into just how fabulous it is to have pockets.
Banana Republic is doing an amazing job lately with their new collections. This is one of several dresses that I picked up while browsing their summer collection. Marissa Webb has done a tremendous job on giving this classic brand a new and trendier vibe while staying true to its roots.
I almost never post pants…because I’m the dress queen of course but when I saw these linen pants at J.Crew I felt the need to get them because they just seemed so effortless and they have an elastic waist…which for a preggo lady is a big deal. I’m 4 months pregnant now which is why I’m starting to look a little more “round” so these pants work perfectly. They are not maternity pants but with their forgiving waistband, they will certainly work for me. And let’s be honest, shopping for maternity clothes is hard and I kind of want to be buying pieces that I can use now and later. I’m not saying these linen pants will make it till I’m 9 months but hey, I’ve been stocking up on trapeze dresses for that ;)
I have a lot of dresses…so many that some of my fellow fashion bloggers have dubbed me “the Dress Queen”. I know, I know…it’s actually kind of a cool title, right?
But it’s true, I am pretty obsessed with dresses and given that in Miami a dress can be a year round staple, it’s no surprise that I am full stocked with dresses of every length, color and fabric.
I actually got this Behnaz Sarafpour dress in NY a couple of seasons back and I had every intention of wearing it to an event but I got pregnant and thus the dress sat in my closet for a couple of years. I finally took it back out because I had thought I could wear it to my friend’s wedding but now I’m pregnant again and so this dress will not make it to that event but it did finally make it to the blog…so I’m calling it progress!
Sorry if I just conjured up an Avril Lavigne song with that title…but I thought the title fit (although I can’t say the same about that song). Anyway, I love me some skirts and dresses with a skater cut.
It’s fun, flirty and super feminine…which is kind of how I like to describe myself ;) Anyway, I got this skater dress at Armani Exchange a while back which is why it’s got longer sleeves but I just got around to wearing it (problems of a shopaholic).
I love the way it moves when I walk…kind of made me feel like I had a Beyonce worthy wind machine following me around.
Hey, a girl can dream, right? Continue reading →
There’s something about zippers on clothing…it makes it feel a little extra sexier, daring and adventurous. Take this dress from 4.Collective…it’s just your normal classic silhouette but that zipper that runs all along the side of it makes this dress stand out from your ordinary wardrobe staple. It’s always great to have classics (and trust me, that’s so my style) but it’s also nice to make some of these classic pieces become a little more contemporary in style and attitude. Also, that hemline is definitely adding a little extra sass to what could very well be a work dress. That’s why I love this line so much…you can go from work to happy hour to dinner with your love without doing so much as having to reapply your lip color.
“Eye” have got a thing for eyelet lately…there’s something so classic and chic about this fabric and to me, it just is the epitome of warm summer days and nights. I’ve been (sub)conciously stocking up on it and of course when I saw this See by Chloé dress with it, I had to have it. There are a lot of super fun eyelet options out there right now…from shorts to tops to dresses and skirts…so if you’re into this style the way I am, you’ll be really pleased with the selections out there. This eyelet dress will be on heavy rotation with me all summer long.
I love the idea of having one item of clothing that looks like two…it’s like pretending to have actually planned your outfit when in fact, all you did was zip it up ;)
That’s the case with this dress from Banana Republic. The top is cut to look like you’re wearing a matching crop top (complete with back cut out) but it’s actually just one fit and flare dress. Love, right? I adore its fit so much that I purchased this dress in this fun spring print and in a solid black…because when a dress fits, buy it in every color! At least that’s my motto. Continue reading →
I’m so happy to read/see that the weathers are warming up all over the country and not just here in Miami. You all must be so excited to bare those legs, wear those short dresses and enjoy not being cold. Frankly, I don’t think my Miami blood could handle the winters anymore…I need the heat. Well, for those of you just starting to build your spring wardrobe, can I please suggest this fabulous little number by 4.Collective? I mean, the color is absolutely perfect and although you could pair this dress with dressier accessories, I loved the way it looked in this casual style. Love the basketweave too…it gives this simple silhouette an elegant touch. Continue reading →
Green is not a color I envy normally…it’s probably the color I own the least of. My closet is mostly a sea of neutrals so I was kind of hesitant when I saw this dress. I almost didn’t try it on but the simplicity of it and the material (100% silk) talked me into it. I’m so happy I did because I loved how it fit and how ridiculously easy it is to wear. I have worn this at least three times in the last month…and that’s a lot for me. I’ve worn it with black sandals, closed toe heels and of course, these strappy babies. So, I stand/sit here corrected with my impression of the color green…turns out it’s a pretty fab color to wear! Continue reading →
Horizontal stripes…the nemesis of all women…or simply just a misunderstood direction? I’m going with the latter.
After all, I felt great wearing this horizontally stripped dress by 4.Collective. I never once felt it made me look big or wider than I am. In fact, I think it hugged my body just right. I think the trick to wearing horizontal stripes is their width and their placement. If you see, the torso of the dress is all horizontal but the skirt part of the dress has more of a curvature giving the skirt a nice bounce appeal.
Of course it can be scary to try on something that we’ve all deemed to be unflattering but trust, some horizontal stripes are breaking out of that stereotype and making us ladies rethink their negative appeal.