July 25, 2016

Dress-ed for Summer

Dress-ed for Sumemr

I love a one-stop-shop outfit and dresses have that ease, especially in Summer! A dress can make you stylishly presentable in less than five minutes by simply throwing it on! These summer dresses ooze chic and simplicity. Outdoor barbecue? Done! Day at the beach? Done! Flea market shopping and coffee with a friend? Done and Done! Simply add a pair of easy-to-throw-on sandals with a go-to bag and your outfit is complete. You'll be out the door in minutes!

Which dress would you love to grab and go?

July 18, 2016

Grown-Up Shorts Capsule

Grown-Up Shorts Capsule

This capsule is full of grown-up shorts; the stylish kind. You'll not see any rips or super-short lengths here, but that doesn't mean it has to dull. These pieces are all classy and comfortable with a splash of fun! As we age, we often try to separate ourselves from those who are just coming of age. There is a stigma on trying to look "too young" as you swing into middle age and beyond. And while I believe you should wear whatever you feel great in; I personally wouldn't choose to wear the same outfits as my daughters. Getting older doesn't mean clothes have to be boring. Fun clothes can be classy AND adorable!

Allow me to explain what I love about each of them:

Yellow shorts: I can't help it, I LOVE yellow! In the summer it connects me to the sun and makes me feel brighter. The classic cut on these shorts make them versatile while the color makes them fun.

Bright Colored Pattern Shorts: I admit, I have a thing for patterns and for bright colors. I would probably stick out in France like a sore thumb. The cut of these shorts is simple which allows the fabric design to take the spotlight. It's a statement piece without being too busy.

White shorts: These may seem like a super basic choice, but you can't go wrong wearing white in the summer. Pairing any top with these shorts makes it feel fresh. And it doesn't hurt that white shorts go nicely with a new tan.

Draw-string Stripe shorts: Talk about comfort! There is nothing more comfy than drawstring shorts. It's almost like getting away with wearing pajamas out in public! The striped pattern take these shorts to a higher class, especially paired with the right top  and possibly a blazer. You could wear them to a meeting!

Embroidered shorts: Seriously IN LOVE! These shorts are classy without trying. And the artwork in the embroidery? Swoon! It's the perfect blend of art meets function. I could imagine wearing these almost everywhere. They seem dressy but wear comfortably.

Jean shorts: Everyone needs a good pair of jean shorts! They're timeless and go with EVERYTHING. Talk about versatility. But notice the absence of rips and holes. In my opinion, those are better kept for the young. You can still look stylishly sloppy without actually being sloppy.

Polka-dot shorts: I smile every time I look at these. There is something about polka-dots that make me feel playful. I think because they don't take themselves too seriously and it reminds me to lighten up! Plus, a pattern like this is basically neutral and easy to pair with many things.

Blue Lace shorts: These are definitely a bit dressier, but I can't help loving the ombre effect of white, turquoise and blue. It reminds me of oceans and gorgeous beaches. While I wouldn't wear these shorts everywhere, they would be a happy addition!

Flower shorts: I can't help but love a pattern like this! It's adorable and comfortable ~ two of my favorite characteristics. Not to mention I'm mad for daises! I love the trim; it adds surprise without taking away from the overall look. This also goes in my classy-and-not-pajamas-but-feels-like-it category.

What are you favorite pair of shorts?

July 11, 2016

Capsule Wardrobe Summer Skirts

Capsule Wardrobe Summer Skirts

Somewhere in the middle of summer, I start reaching for one of the coolest pieces in my closet ~ skirts. They feel dressier than shorts while still battling high temperature heat. They're fun to mix and match with unusual tops because almost anything goes. I selected all short skirts in this capsule because I'm short and they're my favorite kind; but also, in the middle of July heat, I don't want anything wrapped around my legs. My favorite skirt outfits are classy skirts paired with t-shirts. I like the juxtaposition.

What are your favorite top/skirt combinations?

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th Capsule

Happy 4th Capsule

Happy 4th of July to all my stateside friends! I hope you're spending the day in celebration with loved ones enjoying grilled food, popsicles, and fireworks!