In honor of my super exciting event @ Madewell tomorrow evening [hope to see y’all there!]
here are a handful of my current favorite picks for summer from the chic retailer:
The weekend before last [shame on me for being so lax with my camera uploads] my brother and Katie were the guests of honor at a delightful cookout in honor of their engagement. It was a terrific evening spent with friends & delicious food and it certainly was the best way to kick-off what will surely be a whirlwind of wedding events over the coming months.
Cheers to the happy couple!
& here’s what I wore: high-low maxi dress (or as my Internet friends call it- a mullet hem): Target // necklace: Sweetie Pie // shoes: Matiko (on sale!); still love this similar style // sunnies: House of Harlow
Some mornings you wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on the day. Others, well, you rise so early that you forget to actually hit the silence button on your alarm, barrel roll out of bed in your best attempt to not wake the sleeping, shuffle to the bathroom (you are- after all- only half awake), and hustle through the whole wash- brush- apply routine in record time. You try your actual damnedest to remember to do everything on your daily “list” before departing far earlier than your normal time and actually arriving [wait for it] at your destination a full 15 minutes EARLY.
BAM! proud party of one right here
And of course, an easy outfit is required for days such as this. My favorite cobalt silk shirtdress and my go-to nude pumps. Throw on an extra bangle or two just for good measure. It is before 7 am after all and one certainly can’t question your judgement. At least, I seriously wouldn’t recommend it.
Dress: Equipment Dress (& similar style I am rather fond of) found @ my favorite place in the world- Dress // double wrap belt: Madewell // shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (also love these) // tassel necklace: J.Crew
I’ve got nothing clever to say about this group. Because if we’re being honest with one another, curled up in the sun with a great book in hand is really the one place I want to be right now. & lusting over something I can’t have has just plain sucked my creative juices dry.
Thank God for retail therapy?
1- Karen Zambos ink dot infinity scarf (found via E @ Tallgirltales) // 2- ONE by Shopbop leather bodice dress // 3- La Mer vintage watch // 4- Milly mosaic print dress // 5- Line & Dot dress pleated trapeze dress // 6- Tucker cami dress // 7- J Brand “Love Story” flares // 8- Gap striped maxi dress (25% off with code GAPGIFT) // 9- Alexander Wang pumps // 10- Karen Walker “Harvest” glasses // 11- Loren Hope “Beatrix the Beetle” necklace // 12- Rachel Roy snake print wedges // 13- Nine West booties // 14- Rebecca Minkoff “Skylar” bag
Ps- some exciting news to share with you all shortly. stay tuned! oxo
Growing up, I was petrified of needles. My brother would be a champion patient when we would go visit the pediatrician while my Mother practically had to hog-tie me to the freaking exam table. God forbid if I had to get a shot; it was all over but the sobbing. I guess I also forgot to mention that I’m a solid 3 years older than him. Pathetic, no?
But what do these hot pink sneakers have to do with my semi pointless needle story? Make fun if you will but there’s only one I’ve stiff-upper-lipped it through 14 plus months of poking and prodding with my blood draws. That’s right, gang. Little treats along the way do great things for the psyche. And you can keep your stupid printed band aids… shoes are the way to this gal’s soul.
Plus, I’ve seen this photo floating around the internet all week and think that chick looks all sorts of cool in her kicks and slinky sun dress. Inspiration photo? You betcha.
Gap leather sneakers available here (in navy & gold) and in hot pink & electric green in stores