Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Although I'm still in Charlestone until Wednesday, temps are blazing down here in the South. We're looking at the high 90s in Athens for the next week. Yikes. But this heatwave got me thinking about essential transitional clothing.
We usually talk about transitional clothing across season changes. But whether we're going from inside to out or heading out for dinner after a day in the office, Summer days themselves can be challenging to dress for. So, today, I'm featuring some of my favorite transition clothing: a blazer and a dress.
A transition from a day at the office to dinner with friends or your main squeeze doesn’t have to be complicated if you incorporate a blazer or a dress. Today, I'm showing you the perfect Summer transitional outfit.
Today's featured items are a blazer and dress from Ann Taylor
The items are modeled, and I pulled together 2 alternates
The items are shoppable via a text or image widget
Each alternate is shoppable via a text widget
I pulled together 5 of my favorite blazers at the end of the post, so make sure to check them out!
My long-time followers know my absolute commitment to blazers. At my core, I'm a classic prepster, and a blazer is always part of my style uniform. They work all year round and can be paired with just about anything: dresses, pants, jeans, skirts, and yes, even shorts.
How adorable is this gingham sheath dress from Ann Taylor? Pair it with a blazer for a put-together office look and then simply drop the jacket and swap your accessories for a more casual evening look. (Plus, does anything say "Summer" more than gingham?)
Loving this dress because of its formal-to-casual flexibility. If you want an even more casual outfit idea, make sure to check out the alternate stylings today. How cute would the dress be styled with a cardigan and sneakers?
Left Board: Girlfriend Cardigan (Talbots) | Amazonite Petal Necklace | Straw Scrunch Bag (Simon Miller, Nordstrom) | Triple CVO Platform Sneaker (Keds, Nordstrom) Right Board: High-Rise Skinny Jeans (Madewell) | Split Neck Cotton Tee (Talbots) | The Transport Tote (Madewell) | Gold & Akoya Pearl Necklace (Mizuki, Neiman)
Happy Monday, ladies! We're heading into some warm weather here in Athens. Sun is out and Spring is fully in bloom. Such a pretty sight to see. As you probably know, we're continuing on travel week today. I'm featuring 3 On-Trend Vacation Outfits I wore during my stay at The Ritz last week.
All 3 outfits are perfect for lunch, brunch, and any shopping expeditions you may have planned. And of course, they all feature a lovely pop of color.
Today's featured items are 2 dresses and a skirt from Banana Republic, Anthropologie, and FARM Rio
All 3 outfits are modeled
All outfits are shoppable via a text or image widget
I've paired it with a long sleeve, but you could obviously swap it for just about anything: a linen popover or button-down comes to mind. And depending on where the temps are, a short sleeve or sleeveless would work perfectly too.
Also, one more vacay style tip for the road: if you can fit it in your luggage, a tote is a travel essential. The perfect bag for a day at the beach or out and about shopping.
Tee (Ralph Lauren, ) | Our Stamps Linen Midi Skirt (Farm Rio) | Espadrilles (old, Michael Kors similar here and here) | Caged Raffia Tote Bag (Demellier) | Earrings (old Tory Burch, similar here, here, and here) | Hammered Bangles (Nest) | Sunglasses (old Prada, similar here)
Happy Sunday, ladies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend so far. With society continuing to open up, 2022 looks like it will be chock-full of in-person special occasions—much more so than the past two years. Maybe you’ll attend church services; celebrate a wedding; or simply get together with family for brunch. This all means one thing: it’s dress season. So today, I’ve put together a guide to Spring dresses.
First: this guide isn’t exhaustive. I’ve restricted it to 6 dress types:
If this post is successful, we can certainly extend the guide to include more dresses.
For each dress type, I’ve i ) gone through the archives and pulled examples of how I’ve worn that in the past; and ii) put together shoppable widgets from the following retailers:
If you don’t see anything you like, in the widgets, you can click on the above links to take you directly to new dress arrivals. So let’s get to my guide to Spring dresses 2022.
To help you out a bit more, I put together a quick definitional guide for each dress type. I’ve also created a collage of the general silhouettes that you might find useful as you think about what dresses work best for you.
A wrap dress has a closure in the front. It’s formed by wrapping one side across the other. The ties are then tied together in the back.
A sheath dress is a fitted, straight-cut dress. It’s nipped at the waistline with no waist seam.
A flared dress has a top bodice that is fitted and a skirt that flares out.
A midi dress is any type of dress that rises above the ankles but falls below the knees. It’s sometimes called “the mid-calf”.
A shirtdress takes details from a shirt: a collar, a button front, or cuffed sleeves are all examples.
A shift dress’ cloth falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust.
A few quick tips when shopping for dresses this Spring.
Alright, let’s see some examples of how to wear these dresses.
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Make sure to catch up on our DAILY LOOK. We post a dedicated photo to our daily outfit every Wednesday-Sunday. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture.