Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What I'm Craving: New Summer Staples

It's officially the first day of summer y'all, so to celebrate I'm sharing the closet pieces that have been on my mind and in my browser history recently.

Maxi Dresses (with Thick Straps)

Let me say that again: I want a maxi dress that comes with thick straps. Ergo, no skinny, dinky, stringy little excuse for a strap that's somehow supposed to hold up my dress. And definitely not a strapless number (at least not for everyday wear). I'll be straight with you: I like to wear my normal, everyday, comfortable undergarments with my normal, everyday, comfortable clothes. And wearing those undergarments are pretty necessary, at least in my book. I'll leave elaborate undergarments to elaborate clothes, which usually only come out for elaborate occasions.

Anthropologie, but not longer on the website

Moschino Cheap & Chic

Aquilano Rimondi

Please keep in mind that these are merely fantasy purchases I found pictures of online...and so totally not in the realm of my current budget. Which is why I'm still on the hunt for the perfect thick-strapped maxi dress that does not make me look like I have a bun in the oven. So far, my tried and true favorite retailers have failed me in this department...and new suggestions for where to look?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Could Be Your Girl, Girl, Girl...

So I've come back from the dead. And behold! My first apartment!...which does not have any ideal locations or lighting for taking outfit pictures. We shall work on that...

I call this my "Sullen Model" Pose. 

Much better.  
Scarf: thrifted
Sunglasses: Fossil, via Zappos
Dress: J. Crew
Jacket: J. Crew
Belt: J. Crew
Shoes: Cordani

I found two of these bangles while digging through my mom's old jewelry box. Some silver polish and elbow grease and they're bright again. 
It's always fun to have a wrist full of bangles to jingle your way through the day, but they tend to be quite a hassle at work... I end up taking them all off when I need to type (which is all the time). 

Rounded-square bangle: Mom's, vintage
Wide bangle: Mom's, vintage
"Celtic" knotted bangle: gift
Nail Polish: Revlon "Steel-her Heart"

It's gonna be another hot one out there today...everyone stay hydrated and keep cool!