You may remember this denim jumpsuit that I’ve absolutely loved. So much so, in fact, that I made it my mission to find a short version for summer. And, good news, mission accomplished! This Jcrew version has seen me through BBQs, road trips, brunch, sandals, flats, sneakers (yes), and fancy wedges. It may be my fave summer workhorse!
There’s something about a piece that has such structural detail, it can be beautiful in its own right- and paired correctly they can make you feel so incredibly special. This skirt is the heaviest thing I own- and needs no help to stand out; making it perfect for everything from formal events to casual events where your presence needs to be felt. And the shoes! I cannot count the number of compliments I’ve gotten- or tell you how I’ve worn them for a week straight (with everything) – and that the only thing better than this wedge might be the heel version!
Hope that the Monday after your holiday wasn’t brutal- or that you got something special to wear to help you through the day! XO RA
Shoes: wedge, heel, and flat version Schutz
Skirt: Eddy Anemian for H&M try eBay
Sometimes things don’t go the way you planned. Sometimes your clothes wrinkle no matter how much you iron them. Sometimes your hair decides to take hours to dry. But it’s Friday, and it’s gorgeous, and I found it hard to complain when I could sit in the sun, let my hair air-dry. And then there are these fabulous shoes. So sometimes things not going the way you planned still work out. I hope everything goes your way today, and your shoes make you feel amazing!
I don’t think it’s any secret that I love overalls–they easily pull an outfit together, are super comfy, and if you find the right ones super flattering and sexy! I love the little flares on these-I’ve worn them with heels and flats and it looks great with both. They come up just high enough on the sides that I can get away with just wearing a bandeau underneath–but I’ve also worn a variety of tops and that looks amazing. Basically what I’m saying is that I haven’t worn these in a way yet that I don’t love–and I feel attractive in them, it’s a win-win!
If pressed I would tell you I’m a ballet flats woman–not that I don’t love sneakers, but I find myself reaching for the ballet flats first. In developing that habit I may not have been aware of kicks like these. In all honesty I didn’t find them, a teenager I know did, but as they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery–I can’t resist getting a pair for myself–and I’ve been living in them ever since. I’m also loving the combo of a semi-sexy dress with the sneakers! They seem to balance each other out and leave me with thousands of combinations!
There is something absolutely classic about a good shirtdress– you can dress it up or wear it casually and they flatter everyone. So when I found this one in a bright pattern on Etsy I fell in love! I can shy away from big patterns and colors just as much as the next person, but this dress made it easy to get just a tad bit out of my comfort zone. It’s become a go-to in my closet and a great update!
There’s a shot of LA that’s in a ton of commercials lately– the LACMA light installation. I could not think of a better place to show you some of the most amazing shoes I own (and that’s saying a lot). The early morning light filters in slowly here–but it can still capture the shoes–even the security guards loved them.
It’s Monday–hope you have spectacular shoes to get you through the day!
I love shoes. The only thing I think you need more of then heels? Flats. I’ll be honest–it has taken me a while to warm up to flats, nine times out of ten I will still pick a heel. However, as the years have passed there are times that nothing beats a good flat. My criteria? The flats must be stylish, comfortable, and able to be worn with a variety of outfits. I’d love to know–what are your fave flats?
First up these amazing HM sneakers. They’re comfy and have been my go-to from everything from leggings to t-shirt dresses to jeans and t-shirts. I also may or may not have bought an extra pair for football season.
Next: these Cole Haan Drivers. All the cool kids in my Jr High had Cole Haan loafers–but let me tell you that they weren’t this cool-these are the cool big sister of those loafers, done in suede and able to add a polish to just about anything. I’ve been wearing mine with jeans, shorts, and t-shirt dresses.
Lastly these expensive looking Halogen T-Straps. I saw a girlfriend wearing them at the gym and went home and ordered them. From black pants, black dresses, jeans, sweats–there hasn’t been an outfit I haven’t loved them with yet!
Is there anything more classic than a white button down and jeans? No. It can go anywhere–be dressed up or down. And here’s the great thing? You can have fun with it! I found this amazing little pink satin turban at one of my favorite stores in LA, Recess, and knew it would be amazing with anything–even jeans.
Hope you have an amazing Monday–with a little bit of fun! xo RA