Striped Shift Dress


Joules Vest c/o, J.Crew dress (old, see more options below), SPANX tights, Steve Madden boots, Prada sunglasses

I wore this outfit on Sunday to brunch and a photo session with some of my favorite blogger babes. We had so much fun discovering this old loading dock and messing around with our cameras. I wanted to be comfy yet chic and spent a good 15 minutes staring at my closet unsure of what to wear. Whenever i’m in this situation my default is always a dress of some kind. This old J.Crew shift has served me well through countless seasons and when paired with this equally cheery vest, it transitions perfectly into cooler weather.



Fun fact: I shrunk this dress in the dryer a few months ago. I love it so much that I opt to pair it with 100% opaque tights and boots to still be able to wear it.




I love that the inside of this hood also has contrasting stripes. Fun, but unintentional! Because I know this exact dress is so old, here are a few other options that i’m loving (and seriously considering picking up to replace this old one i’ve got).

ASOS Skater Dress, Restyled


ASOS dress (shop newer styles below), Banana Republic vest (last styled here), Ray Ban sunglasses, SPANX tights, J.Crew boots

A simple styling of one of my favorite finds from ASOS. I absolutely love this dress and have had the zipper fixed, the dress dry cleaned and steamed more times than I can count. I have been itching to pick up another color of this sort of skater style (perhaps with sleeves), and listed a few down at the bottom of the post that i’m considering.



A no-makeup face for your morning.




Always having fun while shooting. Hello there!

Cold Weather Layering


Club Monaco vest (shop similar options below), Custom jacket from Hong Kong (details here), Madewell dress (shop similar styles below), SPANX tights, Hunter Huntress boots

It has been pouring rain for the last 3 days in San Francisco which has resulted in my Hunter boots getting some heavy rotation, and increased layering. I love putting unexpected pieces together and adore how this faux fur vest looks with this more polished blazer. The polka dot dress adds some fun pattern mixing and the boots tone down the trendiness.



The one benefit of this weather (aside from the natural benefits, of course)? My hair adores humidity! These curls are aux-natural and i’m obsessed with the lack of heat styling that’s necessary.



My dress and faux fur vest are from last season, but shop a few of this season’s options here:

Gap Printed Fit and Flare Dress


Gap Dress, SPANX tights, DUO boots, Ray Ban aviators

Towards the end of 2013 I made the decision to change the way I thought about shopping. Running a blog can be quite expensive and can definitely increase the temptation to purchase frivolously. With that, in preparation for changing my habits I opted to spend nothing the entire month of January when it came to clothing or accessories. I did quite well the first 24 days, until I spotted this dress, for 50% off, in my size. All hell broke loose and I succumbed, but I think by these pictures you’d agree it was a worthwhile expense.



I adore this dress. From the stiff cotton material to the flared silhouette and the three quarter length sleeves, it is a curvy girl’s dream. I opted for the bolder blue and black stripe rather than the more Summer appropriate blue and white, but would honestly considering going back for the latter as well.


The dress feels so well made with a hidden zipper and clasp up the back. I am wearing a size 10 here but could have maybe gotten away with an 8, so take note that it does run about half a size big. I love the high neckline as it lends itself amazingly to jewelry, and the length is my ideal at about 3 inches above the knee. This still allows for comfortable wear with bare legs.


While i’m back on my shopping ban, I had to share this amazing steal with you and hope you’ll consider snagging it at Gap’s next blowout sale.

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