Modern Romance

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and I love the movie adaptation with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. When I saw this whimsical dress by Jonathan Simkhai, I imagined this would be the type of dress a modern day Elizabeth Bennet would wear. It’s hard for me to pick my favorite design element on this darling dress. I love the hourglass fit, the puffy sleeves, the asymmetric ruffled hem, and the cute little buttons that decorate the bodice. What also made this photo session romantic is the blooming tree and falling petals in the background. To style this dress, I added a neutral sandal and my beloved tea rose purse from Coach.

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Dress: Jonathan Simkhai, Purse: Coach, Sandals (old), Earrings: Banana Republic

A Ray of Sunshine

Just when I thought the weather was warm enough to bring out my spring/summer clothes, the weather channeled Arya Stark and said, “not today”. It has been so wet, dreary and foggy for the past few days, but once in a while, rays of sunlight get through to brighten our cloudy days. Now, let’s talk about this stunning jumpsuit by Rebecca Taylor. It has everything a girl could ever want. It has ruffled little sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a cutout below the bust and a smocked waistline to accentuate the waist. Also the wide pant legs create a slimming effect. All of the design elements may seem a bit much, but it somehow works. As you can see in the pictures below, I love and feel comfortable in this jumpsuit. I went with pastel color accessories to complement the dark blue color of the fabric.

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Jumpsuit: Rebecca Taylor or rent here, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Coach (similar). Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

Berry Velvet Crush

Spring has officially sprung! Praise the Lord. The novelty of cold weather wore off pretty quickly for me once the holiday season was over. I have been waiting patiently for warmer weather and it’s finally here. So, it makes sense that I start my first post this Spring with a beautiful transitional piece. This dress is truly stunning. From the vibrant berry color to the opulent velvet floral pattern and the high side split, what more could a girl ask for? I styled this dress with dangling earrings and kept the rest of my accessories minimal.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

Dress: Yumi Kim, Shoes: Target (similar), Purse: BCBGeneration (similar)

It’s all in the details.

We all have owned or worn a sweater dress at some point. It’s a must have during the colder months. What sets this black sweater dress apart? Just like the title says, it’s all in the details. The puffy sleeves are super fun and pretty pearl-shaped dots add charming elements to this dress. I styled my dress with black over-the-knee boots, an ivory coat and a red crossbody to add a pop of color. 

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Dress: Saylor, Coat: Old Navy, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman and Purse: Aldo

Mad for Plaid

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of plaid is a school uniform, so as a general rule, I tend to stay away from it. My first plaid purchase was a winter coat to keep this southern girl warm during my first winter in Indiana. My second plaid purchase was more spur-of-the-moment when we went to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Regretfully, I forgot to bring a scarf with me while shopping at an outside mall. I was desperately in need of something to keep me warm and this large oversized plaid scarf was exactly what I needed. Now, may I present to you my third plaid purchase, this chic wool blazer dress by MaryLing pictured below. I absolutely love this dress. It’s modern, it’s feminine and mostly importantly, it kept me warm. I added black long sleeve top and black booties to complete my look. Thanks for reading.
Dress: MARYLING, Top: Banana Republic and Shoes:Ninewest

Black + Gold

The inspiration for my outfit came from the jumpsuit below featured on Antonio Berardi’s pre-fall 2016 collection.  There is nothing like a good jumpsuit that fits you in all the right places.  I prefer the sweetheart neckline of the H&M piece and I love how the bottom fits loosely before tapering off.  I completed my look with black and gold accessories.

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Outfit detail: Jumpsuit (H&M), Accessories: Sandals (Target), Earrings (Banana Republic), Sunglasses (Elie Tahari), Belt (Michael Michael Kors) and Clutch (Deux Lux).