tank <ann taylor loft>, blouse <fei>, shorts <adriano goldschmied>, shoes <antik batik>, wristlet clutch <ann taylor>, bracelets <variety, click here for details>
these are absolutely my favorite pair of sandals. they are worn best with deconstructed jean shorts. composed of flashy mosaic mirrors, the sandals complement the super casual shorts. here, i love how my sandals mirror the colorful and artistic surroundings. sometimes just wearing a sleeveless top feels a little too “undone.” i prefer to dress-up the look with a floral, silk button up, tied at the waist. to make it ultimately casual, i stacked all my favorite “friendship” bracelets. they add color, quirk and a little extra depth to my park perfect look!
top bracelets <left to right>: made by nephew, target, blue seven, anthropologie, blue seven, anthropologie
bottom bracelets <left to right>: retropolitan, chilean gift, blue seven, blue seven, retropolitan, gifted
i love the new trend of stacking friendship bracelets. wearing multiple bracelets is a great conversation starter; each bracelet oftentimes tells a story greater than what meets the eye. one bracelet can signify a time, a reason and a place of where it was received. i remember being a little girl and finding a bracelet under the christmas tree. with the name “barbara” on it, i knew i could never part with this bracelet, though there were few times i felt I had grown out of it for a fleeting moment. as a gift from my parents (my sister received a matching one with her name), it was too meaningful to me. recently, my 5 year old nephew made me a friendship bracelet (made of green yarn above). i think of him every time i wear it. of course, i’ve added new bracelets and if you’re in the market to expand your collection, here are a few suggestions:
1. target <$5+> more options in-store than online
3. jcrew <$18+> more options in-store than online
next time you “stack” a bracelet, think about the time and place in which you received it. it’s sure to bring back fond memories!
outfit post to come soon!
top <maeve>, trousers <level 99>, wedges <l.a.m.b.>, bag <diane von furstenberg>, hat <purchase in mexico>, necklace <anthropologie>, bracelets <anthropologie and gifted>
wearing this look i’d like to find myself at a beautiful resort in the hamptons or palm beach. this look is lightweight, surprisingly comfortable and perfectly nautical for a seaside venture. it also creates the perfect silhouette. peplum tops are the ultimate waist defining top. i love its simplicity. with its barely-there abstract floral design, it contrasts these leg lengthening, bright pants nicely. with a wide brimmed hat, having a similar nautical feel, a cocktail by the sea would be quite fitting!