Hat: J.Crew (old, similar) // Top: Boohoo (sold out, very similar) // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Halogen // Bag: DIY // Sunglasses: Prada via DITTO // Necklace: Forever 21 (old, similar)
As of 5PM today we’ll (hopefully) all be joyfully skipping from our desks to begin the three-day weekend that kicks off the summer season. That is truly something to be excited about. But before I go on to talk about the lighthearted things that so often occupy my mind and space on this blog, I want to make sure to offer a little written note of thanks for all the men and women who have given their lives in service of this country. Sure, we may be about to elect Donald Trump (heaven help us), but this country is pretty darn great, and I’m so thankful for the people who helped keep it safe.
After observing a moment of silence on Monday, I plan on donning my favorite new top for summer—this perfectly oversized off-the-shoulder chambray number—for a day spent drinking cold beer and grilling delicious food. Sweet corn isn’t in season yet, but it’s been popping up in small quantities at our local grocery stores, and I’ve been buying bags of it because it’s already so delicious.
Whether you plan on attending a Memorial Day parade, grilling out, hitting some epic sales or all of the above, I hope you have a lovely three-day weekend!
Jumpsuit: Zara (sold out, similar here) // Cardigan: Target // Hat: Target (old, similar) // Shoes: Zara (old, similar) // Bag: Forever 21 (old, similar) // Sunglasses: Prada // Bracelet: Kate Spade // Watch: Michael Kors
This polka-dot jumpsuit was a last-minute purchase at Zara. My sister and I were doing some speed shopping on my last trip down to San Antonio, and as we were running to the registers to check out, I plucked this little number off the sale rack and bought it without trying it on. Sometimes these things are just fated.
I love the tied waist that adds structure to the silhouette. I love the wide flowing legs and, of course, I love the polka dots. When the weather gets hot, I’ll style this puppy with some strappy sandals and not much else, but for now I’m happy to toss on a lightweight cardigan and my favorite lace-up heels for a look that’s equally at home at work and on a Sunday afternoon stroll through small town Iowa.
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Romper: June & Hudson // Hat: Target // Shoes: Target (old, similar) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Bag: Neiman Marcus (old, similar) // Necklace: Julie Vos
If a guy wants to prove to you that he “knows about fashion,” he’ll likely bring up one of two garments: the muumuu or the romper. One, of course, comes from traditional Hawaiian dress and has achieved legendary Man Repeller status due to it’s delightful ability to completely hide any sense of feminine shape, and the other has humble origins as early 20th century kids’ wear. Co-opted by midcentury women who wanted the freedom to move around (shocking!) and get a sweet suntan, the romper entered the annals of women’s prêt-à-porter in the 1930s and has been weaving its way in and out of popularity since.
I, for one, am immensely glad that the romper is enjoying a renaissance of late because like the ladies of yesteryear, I enjoy the mixing of the feminine and practical, allowing me to dash around town in a flurry of errand running without having to worry about flashing the guy behind me in the grocery aisle. Real talk. Extra points if the romper in question boasts a colorful print (check), waist-slimming princess seams (check) and pairs perfectly with my very favorite Panama hat. Now if someone could just design a romper that allows me to refrain from getting completely naked every time I need to use a public bathroom, I will be one very happy lady.
Hat: Target // Jacket: Forever 21 // Top: J.Crew // Jeans: Old Navy // Purse: Steve Madden (similar) // Shoes: Target // Necklace: Julie Vos // Sunglasses: Prada
I love a good windowpane print. There’s something about the shadowy interplay between black and white that is at once elegantly timeless and graphically modern. I practically wore out my favorite windowpane scarf this winter, so as temperatures finally started to warm up, I began the hunt for a more lightweight iteration.
After plenty of online window shopping, I finally found exactly what I was looking for in this printed silk tee from J.Crew. Not only do I love the small-scale windowpane print, but (almost) more importantly, I love the small design details. Supple silk inhabits an oversized t-shirt silhouette, mixing high and low aesthetics with signature Lyons aplomb. Slender black piping traces the shirttail hem, furthering the fun interplay between casual and luxe. I really could go on about this shirt for awhile…I think my day job is rubbing off on me.
But, in wrapping up this post, I suppose I should mention that since my #WearMoreHats campaign of 2015 began, I’ve been stocking up on headwear in earnest. My latest acquisition—this white straw Panama hat—is miraculous in that it both fits my very large head and cost a mere fifteen dollars. Win/win/windowpane.