white out.

Once upon a time, someone decided that it was fashionably acceptable to wear white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Since I’ve never taken heed of this rule (and neither should you!), MDW marks the continuation of donning crisp white pieces, rather than the start of it.

White can look stylishly sharp in a one-shoulder dress (my fave) or romantically soft in a cowl-neck top. Throw on some white enamel or beaded jewelry for an extra pop or keep it toned down with ivory wedges and a soft pleated skirt. Either way you choose to wear white, wear it now and all year long.

1. Lulu’s One Shouldered Dress — $40
2. BCBGMaxAzria Enamel Link Necklace — $58
3. French Connection Pleated Skirt — $99 (was $138)
4. Forever 21 Cowl Neck Top — $15.80
5. Jessica Simpson Patent Pumps — $52.20 (was $69)
6. Forever 21 Stretchy Beach Bracelet — $4.80
7. Aldo Truhe Wedge — $100

breezy blazer.

zara blazer; h&m dress; ray-ban aviators; michael by michael kors clutch; nicole sandals

For Memorial Day Weekend, the bf and I escaped the heat and spent a few days in San Diego.  The ocean breeze provided the perfect climate for lightweight blazers and long dresses.

On top of the fact that this dress was only $10 at H&M, I fell in love it with for its thick white & marigold stripes and fun, flowing shape (it’s perfect for twirling around!).  I topped it with a cobalt blue blazer, not just for a little warmth, but because I love the combination of big, bold colors for summer.

Definitely taking a piece of the beach back with me when I go back to work tomorrow.  Hope everyone had a wonderful MDW!

safari scarf.

f21 tank; hco skirt; banana republic scarf; tory burch straw bag; gap sandals

For a few days of unexpectedly (but definitely welcomed) cool weather last week, I got to break out my favorite scarf before the temp sky-rocketed back to the triple digits. Despite the heat, summer has always been my favorite season.  Summer means bright colors, fun (leopard!) prints, light accessories, and strappy sandals — all of which managed to work their way into this easy outfit.