The Secret Garden
Where: Sunday afternoon at work
Floral print tiered dress: TJMaxx - $25
White cut-out flats: vintage from Street Scene- $9
Gold heart necklace: vintage from antique show- $2
Pink flower ring: Forever21- $3.50
Total outfit: $39.50
Everyone should try to incorporate this summer's trend of tiny florals into some part of their wardrobe. The cutest mini floral prints are popping up all over from dress to skirts, purses, jewelry, and even shoes. They are easy to dress up, or to wear everyday, and the bright pastel colors add an element of fun to any outfit. I found this sweet floral dress at TJMaxx and loved the detailed tie on the back, and cute tiered bottom. It is very comfortable, especially when paired with my favorite vintage white leather flats, that helped make the dress look more casual. I added a simple gold heart necklace that matched the girly style of the dress, and a fun oversized pink flower ring from Forever21 that perfectly matched the flowers in the dress.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Where: Errands, Garage Sales, and Thrifting
Kelly Green Tie Crop Top: Vintage from Street Scene - $10
Jean Tiered Skirt: Target - $10
Cherries flip-flops: Old Navy (from several summers ago)- $6
Green plastic flower earrings: Vintage from antique show- $3
total outfit- $29 !
I'm obsessed with the latest trend of cropped tops and especially like the vintage tie-up ones. I loved the bright color of this one I found at Street Scene, and the ruching detail on the shoulders. The tiered jean skirt from target comes in all kinds of colors, and I have been able to wear this one with everything! The elastic waist makes it very comfortable, and it is a perfect length to dress up or down. I kept the accessories minimal with just a pair of large plastic retro flower earrings that matched the kelly green top. I wore some Old Navy cherries sandals that I still really love, even though I have had them for several years and don't get to wear them often.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Black and white truly never will go out of style, and every season it seems to get hotter than ever, with a new twist. This summer, my favorite black and white looks are light, airy, and playful with a retro flair. Here are some of my favorite picks from all my favorite stores, feel free to click the links to see the full item !
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
If you fill your wardrobe with great basics, its easy to mix and match accessories to create unlimited outfits that look completely different. I took a basic white dress from Target, and created 5 looks inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday using 4 shirts, 2 scarves, 2 belts, 2 purses, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 hat, and some various jewelry including two statement necklaces.
Black and White Scarf: Target
White studded flip-flops: JCPenney
Straw fedora: vintage
Silver rhinestone bracelet: vintage
Black beaded bracelet: Macys
white bauble earrings: vintage
A light printed scarf is perfect and practical to wear with a summery dress. Pair it with a straw fedora to keep the look casual and pile on some bracelets and dangly earrings, since everything else is minimal.
Site Seeing through Rome:
Black and white gingham 40s top: Vintage from Street Scene
White cut-out flats: vintage from Street scene
turquoise necklace: thrifted (garage sale)
black wicker purse: vintage
black patent belt: TJ Maxx
Wear any kind of basic button-down unbuttoned and belted over a summery dress for a more put-together look. Add some pretty white flats to keep the outfit casual enough for daytime, and a pop of color with this turquoise pendant necklace.
White cut-out flats: vintage from Street Scene
white and blue flower clip-ons: vintage
blue rafia belt: vintage from Street Scene
white cut-out top: thrifted (goodwill)
blue scarf: vintage
A sheer top adds the right amount of texture to this simple dress. Add a colorful belt, scarf, and earrings for a breezy, casual look that's not too fussy.
Black flower beaded necklace: Forever 21
Black and white tie top: vintage from Street Scene
Black wicker purse: vintage
black strappy wooden heels: vintage from Pops Resale
The top seems very daytime, but when paired with some dressy black sandals, and a bold black necklace the look is perfect for an alfresco dinner. A black wicker purse is a great essential summer accessory that goes with almost anything.
Blue and White striped cotton jacket- thrifted (Goodwill)
Light blue scarf (used as belt)- vintage
White studded flip-flops- JCPenney
Mexican Leather clutch- thirfted (garage sale)
Turquoise pendant necklace- thirfted (garage sale)
Using a light, sheer scarf as a belt is an easy way to cinch the waist of a breezy sundress without looking too harsh. The beachy mix of the gauzy white dress with nautical stripes, paired with the more ethnic look of the purse, necklace, and studded sandals is a perfect combination for an Italian Riviera look.