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This Isn’t Dorothy’s Gingham Dress

Gingham is one of those prints that gets a bad rap. Too sweet. Too home on the range. Too Dorothy. You want to look more Mary-Ann than Dorothy right? But the real goal is to give off those Brigitte Bardot vibes … slight sex-appeal mixed with retro cool girl = the Bardot vibe achieved. But how does one get there and not stray down one of those other lingering paths? Here are a few tips ...

Tropical ties

Today's post is going to be about as short and sweet as my outfit here. When the temps hit 90+ (or in the 100s like they have during all of my trips to Dallas lately!) the only thing to do is go MINIMAL. Crop tops, palm prints, high-waisted shorts and massive wedges FTW in this August heat. Shop similar pieces to recreate my outfit below: Zara top  (PS it's $9.99!)|| Vintage shorts || Forever21 wedges (they're deadly!) ...

Balancing Act

Anyone else a bit surprised that denim culottes are still around? Admittedly I am but who can’t be a fan of these? If you aren’t already I suggest you become one immediately. They are not what you may think, which if knowing their reputation goes something like this “eh. Really? Culottes? Those frumptastic pants??” Quite on the contrary gals. They might be one of the most flattering pair of denim pieces you’ll ever own. A ...

Plaid On Plaid

Remember week before last when I laid out what I was packing for my cruise to nowhere with Royal Caribbean where I got to check out their latest ship, Anthem of the Seas?!?! Or maybe you saw my whirlwind weekend via Snapchat and Instagram of me giving “skydiving” a go. But what you probably didn’t notice was that the temps DROPPED once we got out to sea and I bundled up! I had a sneaky ...

Red + Black

Keeping things simple but taking it up a notch by adding a slight punch of color to my New York wardrobe with what is possibly my favorite skirt this season, this Ronny Kobo skater skirt. Paired with my $88 vegan leather jacket from Nasty Gal, these cut out boots from Tibi, vintage Chanel sunnies and my Celine bag I wore this for a coffee date at Joe’s with Alyssa, to the office, to happy hour ...

The II Travel Diaries: Getting My Ride On in Miami

Rounding out this week's II travel series (make sure to check out post #1 and post #2!) on Miami is a brief recap of our fun bike ride excursion around Miami and the little places you must stop by. Luckily for us the Raleigh Hotel stocks ridiculously adorable bikes (similar to this one or this one!) so we snagged them for the morning and took off to explore the boardwalk area. We found ourselves at Jugofresh for morning juices, then ...

A quintessential summer dress

I have more clothes than I know what to do with but when it comes to vacation wardrobe, I always have to treat myself to one (or maybe two) new pieces. I’m particularly fond of For Love & Lemons (see this post), their dresses are pretty much the quintessential summer dress ideal for a beach vacation, which let’s be honest … I’m all about anytime of the year. So what’s my requirement for the perfect vacation dress? ...