Today was one of those days that didn’t quite go the way I had planned. Between kiddos not feeling good, to my curling iron going to Heat Styling Heaven (guess I’ll be doing a post on what my replacement wand will be!), my daughter and I still managed to leave the house and make it to a very sweet friends bridal shower. Only an hour and fifteen minutes after it started; but thankfully, it was a come and go event so we didn’t even have to worry about being “fashionably late”. PHEW!
This is one of my favorite combinations for outfits and it’s been on the Instagram feed a couple of times. It has been literally decades since I owned a pair of khaki pants, and last Spring, I came across these ones from VINCE. They are the Boyfriend Trouser style, and Vince does change their colors each season, so you may not get this exact green. If I’m being honest, I bought them because I think they make my butt look great. Yep….that’s why and I feel GREAT every time I put them on. Perfect sized pockets, I can actually put my whole hand in (they aren’t just “decoration”), and the front lays nice and flat from hip to hip with no buckling so there is no bunching in unflattering areas.
The top is from a brand called Lush and I found a couple of beautiful versions of it from this season HERE and HERE. They are flowy, easy to accessorize and will go with anything from skirts, to jeans, to oh…look at that….khakis ;D I recommend having a couple of tops like this in your closet because they look and feel dressed up every time; but aren’t so fancy you can’t wear them causally.
These shoes get a ton of feedback and I can’t say enough about how happy I am that I bit the bullet and got them last year. I really do wear them so much, and I can definitely appreciate the quality in these shoes and they are a great example of how investing in a higher end piece, and taking care of them properly, will give you great style for a long time. These ones are from VINCE and great news!! They are 25% off!!!
How about those ACCESSORIES!! This is just a perfect example of how the right pieces can totally customize this outfit to your personal style! This top and pants is just a blank canvas waiting to be made perfect for YOU. I chose some brand new Summer Collection pieces from STELLA & DOT. The long necklace is called the Mirage Pendant, and I’ve layered my shorter Engraved Bar and the Arc Necklace with it. My stud earrings are part of the Mondrian Ear Jackets, I wear these every day. My arm party is pretty typical for me! The Icon Watch with the double wrap strap in Latte, the gold Renegade bracelet (I truly think everyone should have this in their favorite finish…either gold, silver or rose gold!) I’ve also got my Engraved Cuff and the Gilded Path Double Wrap.
This perfectly summer tote is called the Riviera Tote in Raffia Fringe and it is as totally on trend (with that fringe tassel) and a fun bag to carry around. Fits everything I need!
And finally…..STELLA & DOT is now into SUNGLASSES!! These are the Miramar Blonde ones (also available in black) and I was VERY excited to start wearing them. There are 5 different styles to choose from and all come with a super cute hard case and cleaning cloth so you can wear them, store them and keep them clean with ease.
So when the day doesn’t end up going the way it is supposed to, it’s always nice to put on an outfit that is tried and true and give the impression that you totally have it all together! Happens all the time in this house…how about yours???