5.13.2015

Cold Shoulder

Sources: one, two three

This whole off the shoulder / shoulder cut-out trend has really, really grown on me. I first started to take notice when Stephanie wore a Free People sweater (which I promptly scooped up and have worn multiple times and love!) and now that all of these pretty blouse versions are popping up for spring & summer I'm just swooning over them! They are airy & feminine and subtly sexy and I need to add some to my wardrobe, stat! 

They work really well for nights out - when you want to wear something that you couldn't wear to the office but still want to be a little covered!

Shops don't seem to have them categorized yet and most are just mixed in among blouses (like here) or party blouses (here) but I am specifically loving this, this & this

And, Cold Shoulder is a really great song by Adele. So if you aren't a fan of this trend, you'll at least get a good song out of this post. ;) 

5.11.2015

Embellished Sandals

Embellished Sandals


Lately I've been loving metallic & embellished sandals - they add such a subtle dose of glam, and I love things that can be worn both casually and to dress up. These sandals definitely fit the bill. 

I have yet to find a pair myself, but my favorite ones by far are those gorgeous pair by Dune on the top right. They are perrrrfect. I first saw them on Crystalin and love them so much every time I see her post them! Summer is pretty short where I live though, so I always am a little hesitant to invest in sandals, and usually opt for inexpensive options. 

Those sweet bow ones above are currently on sale for less than $25 and could so easily be dressed up or down. The Guiseppe Zanotti Flat Sandals (here, though  I realized after putting them in my collage they are pretty hard to track down, but there are lots of other cute options here!) I can totally see making for a sweet wedding shoe if under your gown if you didn't want to wear heels, and they give off almost a Grecian feel. 

Sole Society has a few super cute options, but overall I think Dune wins the "cute embellished sandal" award. ;) 

Have you seen any others around you think I should know about?? 

4.20.2015

Tassel Love


You know when you're browsing online and you stumble across something and your jaw drops and you're overcome with that feeling of "I wannnnnt it!" - that was me when I saw these amazing new tassel pieces from Bauble Bar. 

My favorite two pieces - the Festival Tassel Strands and the Cape Town Bracelet Set are from their new guest bartender collection Ale by Alessandra. They are the most perfect summer jewelry items I could  ever imagine. Gah. The tassel bracelet is also part of the collection, and I am loving this Fluoro Fringe necklace, too! 

In other words, GIVE ME ALL THE FRINGE AND TASSELS - er, when it comes to gold and pink jewelry, I guess.