Loves, it’s our second to last pink post for breast cancer awareness, and this time our pink is floral! I absolutely fell in love with this metallic dress via Anthropology. I have to admit, it gave me serious 70s babe vibes. I love that it’s a soft knit, would go just as well with boots as heels. I love that it’s almost purple (as are these amazing Gucci shoes that I got for a song on Tradesy). I paired it with a (borrowed) vintage belt to make the pink pop! It’s simply perfect for any event-part, dinner, or make it casual!
PJ Dressing is in, and I am on board! I have recently developed a thing for vintage robes, and while they are great for being around the house, they are also great as a dress (I wear everything else as dress!)! I’ve done PJ dressing before (here) but I really like this take on it. The robe feels like a mini dress, which feels vintage and modern all at the same time, and I love the balance of the high boots. It’s not blatant PJ dressing, but a more subtle form; and either way I’m the winner as I’m super comfy!
As a self-proclaimed shoe lover, I can tell you there is no better investment than taking care of the things you love. Yes, I mean shoes. And yet, no matter careful you can be with a thing you love, there’s always a time when you need professional help. Yep, still talking shoes. From heel repair to re-soling to stretching, there’s absolutely no one I trust more with my treasures than Pasquale Shoe Repair
They are Christian Louboutin certified and I have never had them treat me or my shoes poorly. They’ve fixed heels, redone soles, added grips. They even brought shoes that other cobblers had ruined back to life. In short, I can’t explain how much I love them. They are the essence of quality, and yet the prices are not high.
While they are located in LA, they have a mail in option (and will send the shoes right back to you!) and it’s completely worth it!
More than once on this site you have heard me mention to “dress things down” I wear flats. Which is a completely unfair statement to flats. Here’s the thing: I’m a heels girl. As in, I will think nothing of wearing heels to run errands, take walks, anything–heels are my natural go-tos. (I have incredibly high arches and in my “medical” opinion this is part of why I find them so comfortable). But due to some injuries recently, and some amazing shoes, I’ve begun to rethink my position. Can heels be dressy? Loves, I think the answer is yes: they can. Dress flats are a thing that we can do, and love.
I know that some women have to opt for flats due to medical reasons, and some just prefer them. The good news is that there are so many options when it comes to dress flats–shiny, studded, scrappy, open toe, Pom-poms–and most importantly, that they don’t disrupt any line of any dress. (Yes, we can debate that certain shoes look best with certain outfits, but we’d be here alllllllllllll day). This past weekend, in both need and exploration of my theory I wore flats with a dress to the opera; and loves, I loved it. I felt the studs added something, it felt fresh–and just as dressy as my flats. Does this mean I’m hanging up my heels? Never. But it does mean that my flat collection is about to get a whole lot bigger!
I’d love to know: do you rock a dress flat?
Shoes: Louboutin, sold out, similar here
There is something about a simple outfit that packs a punch. I’m such a fan of these pieces- cropped tank and linen pants (both go with everything, this blue is almost a neutral) paired with fringe heels and a to-die for vintage bag (that’s almost reversible), and you have some summer magic!
Throwing on a shirt and shorts is a summer staple. My favorite is when that ritual is elevated and shirts like this Vintage number help! I love the star detail-the buttons, the straps, the way it’s simple and classic all at the same time. It would go equally as great with a skirt or white pants, yet it was perfect with cutoffs. The shoes are quickly becoming a go-to, the peep toe makes them summer perfect and the color is, believe it or not, neutral enough to go with everything! What are some of your summer go-tos?
No matter what doctrine you follow, we can officially wear white!! And if you’ve been like me, “unofficially” wearing it, it’s a double win. Over the years I have loved my fair share of white pants, skirts, shoes, and bags. However, this year I have a new love: white shoes! I always strayed away from them–unsure of what to wear with them, afraid that maybe they were too much. This year though, I faced my fears (which were largely unfounded) and realized that I had been missing out! What can you wear them with? Everything! Jeans, skirts, shorts, pants–I love them with denim, it’s almost a color pop with black, they feel fresh with it all. Too much? I may not believe in such a thing, but no–any well put together outfit can handle a pop of anything! So I would love to know–are you a white shoe lover? What do you pair them with?
Jacquemus, sold out
Vintage Gucci Zara
It’s my birthday! YAY! I hope you’re having a great day–and I hope while you read this I’m off having champagne and being fabulous! I love birthdays, mainly as they are the one day that we have that are completely ours. I also love that it’s a way to mark our growth–which isn’t always physical, it’s about goals, dreams, and our hearts. A day to celebrate how far we have come–all the good things that are on the way! This has been a great year, full of changes and growth. I know that this coming year will be full of more–and I’m excited!
Usually I save up and buy myself something big for my birthday–but I haven’t this year. However, the year is still young so following are some things I have my eye on!
These amazing Tory Burch sandals–they are sold out everywhere, so major points if you can find them for me!
I’ve had my eye on these Gucci slingbacks. Let’s be honest–I have my eye on all Gucci.
There are a few other pieces here and there–but I’m confident that I will find ways to celebrate!
I started this blog not only because of my love for fashion, but because I truly believe that fashion can be a great investment and can help you express yourself. I’ve spent a good deal of my time saving and investing in pieces that I know will last–but the question can often be, now that I have this investment, how can I use it on a regular basis? The answer can depend of course on what your investment piece was–sometimes it’s simple, buy a great bag and use it! However, I think we all can be guilty of saving for something and then treating it as if its too precious, when the point of buying is to use it! This is not a call to treat great things poorly (I can write another time about the internal cringing I do when I see expensive bags being thrown on the floor), but rather a call to enjoy your life (that special day you’re waiting for is today) and to make the investment piece you worked for a basic!
Take for example this amazing Chanel dress. Chanel is known for being timeless and classic–and this dress is all of that, and while the temptation is there to save an expensive dress for a special day, I’ve made it a point to wear it as a basic–like any other black shift dress. The result? Even grocery runs feel special. And it looks great with everything from sneakers to heels. So what are you saving for a rainy day? Why not wear it today?