Top | Vince
Skirt| Free People
Espadrilles| Paul Smith
When the temperatures start to rise, I would almost always rather wear a skirt than a pair of short shorts. I truly think skirts are so much more comfortable for roaming around the city (even if I try to mind myself when I’m walking up the subway stairs so no one gets an eyeful). I love the unusual color of this vegan leather skirt from Free People. It’s a great piece to dress down during the daytime but also for going out at night. These bright yellow espadrilles from Paul Smith have such fun rainbow detailing and I think the green skirt really sets the color off! I get compliments from strangers every time I wear them. I chose to keep things easy and neutral up top by tucking in my favorite breezy cotton grey Vince tee. Click the links below to shop similar looks!
There’s a reason tons of fashion blogs write about the ‘secrets to dressing like a French girl’ and ‘mastering French girl style’. Who doesn’t want to be effortlessly glamorous and look put together without trying too hard? I envy this look myself and try to replicate it with tousled hard and minimal makeup besides red lipstick. The latest look that epitomizes French girl style for me is the tea dress. This dress is sweet with its romantic and girly prints, yet sexy with its short hemline and body-hugging silhouette. French brand Rouje and Australian brand Réalisation Par have been the pioneers behind this look and while they make gorgeous dresses, I thought I would give you some more affordable options. All the pics above are shop-able!
I really think that my style changes with the seasons. Summer brings out both my bohemian and feminine sides, making me long for loose-fitting gauzy fabrics and girly dresses. I’m in love with this Madewell dress because it’s linen, but mostly because of that bubblegum pink color. I’ve been searching for tie-front tops like this Asos one lately, but I really want to wear more color in the summer and I think red would look so good against a tan. Sooner or later I know I will give in to this gorgeous ASTR striped midi dress that I think looks perfectly breezy, but at the same time put together. I’m also really into the lush tropical prints that are everywhere right now, particularly on this cute high neck bikini. (And practical because you won’t burn your chest, right? That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway).
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The first song I ever heard by Wavves was ‘I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl’ and I loved it for it’s punk-y humor and catchy melody. Punk music has always had a kind of self-loathing sense of humor, as it’s roots lie with youthful anarchists who, by their very nature, exist on the fringes of society. Wavves also has the DIY spirit that punk is traditionally associated with, having chose to self-release their first album back in 2008.
I’ve written before about my my soft spot for garage and surf rock and Wavves definitely falls under that umbrella. With their lo-fi fuzzy sound and mischievous lyrics, Wavves are the perfect summer band. Their music always sounds sun-drenched to me and yet this album sounds like a maturation for the band. This song feels a bit different for them, with it’s hip-hop influenced stomping beat and barn burner of a chorus, but I love it all the more for it.
Top | Zara
Espadrilles| Rebecca Minkoff
I’m beyond happy that denim skirts are a thing again because they’re pretty much all I wore when I was in middle school, only this time I’m not wearing them with flip-flops and colored leggings – thank God. I love the seventies vibe of a button-front mini, but I chose to pair it here with this amazing graphic blouse I found at Zara and my favorite pair of Rebecca Minkoff espadrilles. These espadrilles and I have SEEN things together. I was dying for a pair of beaded tassel earrings for the summer and Baublebar had the perfect pair for me. I’m sure I’ll be using them a ton as temperatures continue to rise here in NYC. Click the links below to shop similar looks!
This is the perfect song to play going into Memorial Day Weekend. I’m currently loving Dan Auerbach’s second solo album, released eight years after his debut solo album. I’ve read a few complaints about the pop-ier direction he has gone in for this album, but I think The Black Keys have always maintained a bit of a pop sensibility despite their retro-influenced blues-rock sound.
Auerbach’s solo albums are little more laid back than the band’s music; more ‘The Lengths’ than ‘Howlin’ For You’. The song has a warm sound that’s heavily influenced by music from the early 70’s, my favorite era of music. To me, this song is all blissed-out sunshine, perfect for the summer days when you have nothing to do but lazily enjoy yourself. Dan Auerbach knows how to craft a timeless pop song and that’s alright with me.
Top | Rag & Bone
Shoes | Stuart Weitzman
Purse | Rebecca Minkoff
I’m a firm believer in basics. I would rather have a wardrobe that consists of a few high quality basics than a million uber-trendy pieces of lower quality. That being said, this Rag & Bone striped tee is one of the most-worn items I own. I think these metallic Stuart Weitzman flats are such a fun way to dress up what would otherwise be a t-shirt and jeans. I’m always scared to buy accessories in bright colors even when I love them because I think I’ll use black more, but I proved myself wrong with this Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag. I think I use the red even more than any of my black bags! Click the links below to shop this look and similar looks.
Top | Zara
Coat | Banana Republic
Shoes | H by Halston
As someone who lives the majority of her life in jeans, I was more than happy that this Spring’s trends included unique innovations in denim. One of my favorite forms of this trend is two-tone denim. I couldn’t believe it when I found this perfect pair at Express! I love to break out a trench coat in the Spring and this one is such a classic wardrobe staple that I know I will be using it for years to come. Shop the links below for similar looks!
Just what you need on a Friday afternoon: more reasons to online shop. I’m still lusting after this perfect Reformation dress, Madewell shorts, but have yet to pull the trigger. I’m loving chunky espadrille sandals right now and these Splendid pairs have great detailing. I haven’t worn a one-piece swimsuit since I was maybe ten years old, but I absolutely want one for this summer. Lastly, I’ve always been averse to rompers, but I’ve slowly come around to them. I’m still picky, but I usually like them in neutral colors with a but of a tomboy edge. All pics are shop-able, have at it!
Top | Zara
Pants | H&M
Sneakers | Louise Et Cie
As I’ve written before, I am having a bit of a moment with vinyl pants. They’re such a statement piece that they instantly elevate any outfit and they can be dressed up or dressed down to your liking. I only had to see them a few times before I gave in and grabbed a pair for myself. Who am I kidding…I bought them as soon as I found a pair that fit. They’re stretchy, surprisingly comfortable, and even a little bit punk-y. I love them with this cool graphic pair of sneakers and their tight fit is perfect for this oversized shirt I didn’t quite know what to do with. Click the links below to shop similar looks!