I recently received this dress and accessories from Zaful, and I have to admit, I was very, very pleasantly surprised with the quality and sheer beauty of this elegant maxi dress. As you may know, Zaful isn’t always the most reliable (or most ethical) online shop out there, and I’ve reviewed them in depth before, with very mixed results. However, I can say with 100% honesty that I adore this dress, and would recommend it to anyone.
A less than summery look today, but I’ve been wanting to wear this midi skirt for ages, and decided that it would be perfect for a fancy day at work! I don’t always dress up at work, but a good skirt or a new dress can really improve my mood. Gotta love that.
It’s finally maxi dress season, which means my outfits are going to get much easier to put together. I absolutely adore maxi dresses, and summer is the perfect time to wear one, because they’re the least fiddly of all the dresses—no need to worry about skirt length or whether your shoes match. Cause no one can see them anyway! (Usually.) I recently received this pretty blue paisley-print maxi and I like this dress because it’s really flowy, and because it’s versatile; you can even wear it as a top layer over shorts and a tank. I wore this to Mountain Jam, and also to work (my office fashion has recently become a lot more relaxed, because it’s summer and I’m getting lazier 🙂 ). The maxi dress becoming a go-to.
Tips for buying a maxi dress:
Keep your height in mind. I’m a middling height (5’5) so I don’t usually have issues with length, but girls who are either taller or shorter than average will want to check on the maxi dress length, especially if, like me, you tend to do a lot of your shopping online. Also, I usually go for a maxi dress with a slit down the side or some kind of opening on the bottom to provide some movement so it doesn’t look so much like you’re wearing a bedsheet over your body (I have dresses like those and they’re much more “meh”). I also like maxis with a lighter material, to provide aforementioned flow. Hope you like this look!Read More »
Forever 21 rompers may be way too short, but Boohoo rompers are perfect. I love the material of them, how structured they are, and that the shorts are long enough to feel comfortable in. I paired this romper with a lace cardigan from Marshalls to make it look less like a pair of pajamas. Accessorizing magic.
No shoes, cause who needs em? I love walking on soft grass in the summer.
romper from Boohoo.com, cardigan from Marshalls, purse from Alice + Olivia, necklace from Forever 21
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
It’s July, but hey, this beautiful song is in Lord of the Rings and I’m wearing a top with the LotR map printed on it! Gotta love that dork life. I bought this very inexpensive top from a Store Envy shop called Hearts & Minds, and I absolutely love it. I knew I had to style an elfish outfit around it and so I paired it with this chiffon skirt I bought at Piperlime over three years ago. I love how much this dreamy outfit flows.
kimono from Marshalls, skirt from Piperlime (old), top from Hearts & Minds.
I have a bone to pick with Forever 21 rompers: they are so short. I wore this beautiful romper out one night and immediately regretted it every time I lifted my arms. Looks like I can’t shop online for rompers anymore! Still, I loved this outfit and wish it were more comfortable to wear. It also wrinkles ridiculously easily.
romper from Forever 21, boots from Marshalls (Adrienne Vittadini), necklace from Tillys.com
Paris isn’t for changing planes, it’s…it’s for changing your outlook, for…for throwing open the windows and letting in…letting in la vie en rose.
Summer is upon us and that means stocking up on some wardrobe essentials! Since I shopped rather gratuitously during the early spring I don’t have much more buying to do but I do want to get on this all-white trend bandwagon. White or off-white is probably my favorite color to wear; it’s so versatile and looks classic and clean. Here are some of my favorite white/cream picks from clothing company Andrew Marc:
All of these dresses, despite the trendy color scheme I’m sort of imposing on them, are classic and versatile. They eschew all the normal trends of the moment, especially the boho look and the vintage prints I’m always gravitating toward. That’s what I really like about these designs: they’re classic and ultra-wearable.
One small thing I really love about Andrew Marc’s Marc New York dress collection is that each dress is named after a Greek god/dess or figure from mythology. I was really excited when I saw that! 🙂 (And yes, I’m aware of what a huge dork I am.) My favorites are the Eris and the Athena:
You don’t want to cross either of them. 😉 I think the Eris is going to find its way into my closet one of these days! I love that color.
This post is sponsored by Andrew Marc. Written by me, all opinions are also my own.
Pleats + lace. I’m still on this neutral trend, but I couldn’t help bringing in a soft color into this outfit. I love the swish of this skirt and the wide pleats. On my feet are my fave spring/summer shoes from Nasty Gal, bought last year. They’re great for day and night and as a bonus point, they’re also really walkable, providing I don’t lace them too tight. I wear them almost every day in the summer.
skirt from Choies.com, shoes from Nasty Gal, top from Forever 21, cardigan from Marshalls
This is an outfit from about a week ago when I went to brunch with my family. The skirt’s from Chicwish. I really love the lining on the inside and the detail on the waist but it wrinkles so easily. I tried to put a braid in my hair and make it a bit more interesting. Not sure it worked! Happy Monday!
top from Tobi, skirt from Chicwish, sandals and bag thrifted