green goddess

 

top (dress) <american apparel>, skirt <h&m>, heels <bcbgeneration>, clutch <target>, bracelet <antique>, ring <banana republic>

this top is really a dress.  it’s quite tight and form fitting, so i actually prefer to wear it with skirts.  i love the low cut back (it makes me feel like a dainty ballerina).  the kelly green color of this h&m skirt is one my favorites!  it is such a beautiful color with its rich hue.  whenever i find a piece in this color, i gravitate to it.  here, i kept the heels simple and added a pop of color with my clutch (i found this clutch at target years ago. this is actually the first time I’ve used it).  i have to say while i love the intricacy and quality of designer masterpieces, i still am able to find enjoyment in the use of cheap finds.  even in this cost conscious number, i feel like a goddess!

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brights and stripes

skirt <ing>, tank <j.crew>, hat <forever 21>, bag <hype>, sandals <coconuts>, necklace <gifted, vintage>

take a walk on the casual side with a long skirt. wearing a long skirt is an easy way to stay cool and casual, but still look put together.  for me, this long skirt is as casual as a pair of denim shots (and actually a little more comfortable).  still i receive compliments as to how “dressed” up i am!  the striped pattern pairs perfectly with a solid, bright top.  this skirt will be wonderful for fall, paired with booties and a chunky sweater.  this was my last day in omaha in the old market passageway (a nice escape from the outdoor heat).  downtown omaha is gorgeous with old brick architecture and vibrant landscaping.  next stop, new york.  here i come!