Still wondering what to wear to a summer wedding? This happens to be one of my favorite topics of discussion, so for today’s Friday’s Fancies, I’ve rounded up some of my most-loved cocktail dresses— versatile ones that can be dressed a little up or dressed a little down, depending on the formal requirements of the wedding you’re attending!
[ Scalloped Lace Skater Dress, ASOS, $65 | Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, $245 | Foley Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $398 ]
[ One-Sleeve Goddess Dress, alice + olivia, $149 | Anita Dress, J.Crew, $170 | Sheath Dress, Gap, $50 ]
[ Thompson Peplum Dress, ADDISON, $188 | MarieKate Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $227 | Deco Sequin Shift Dress, Frock and Frill, $212 ]
Do you have your dresses picked out for any upcoming weddings yet?
I love the fact that my office has a very lax dress code, but even there I feel like I’m pushing the limits by wearing shorts to work. That is the only thing keeping me from indulging in my mile-long wish list of them, including scalloped ones like the below, but also fun printed ones like these and these.
[ Stripe Button-Down Shirt, J.Crew, $49.50 (sale!) ]
[ Scallop Hem Shorts, ASOS, $31 ]
[ Mini Legacy Bag, Anthropologie, $228 ]
[ Sundaze Oversized Square Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $12 ]
[ Carmelita Wedge, Kate Spade, $258 ]
When and where do you get the most use out of shorts?
I’ve never really been one to play by the rules when it comes to getting dressed for the seasons, especially not with this no-white-before-Memorial-Day rule [though I will say please don't let me catch you in white shorts during the fall]. But summer is the time when it feels most appropriate to lounge about in white sundresses as much as you can!
[ Amalfi Cutwork Beach Dress, French Connection, $102 ]
[ The Jean Vest in Storm Cloud Wash, Madewell, $88 ]
[ Booze Cruise Murfee Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer, $88 ]
[ Nappa Leather Starfish Sandal, C. Wonder, $138 ]
I’m hopping on this denim vest trend, and I love the idea of giving the white even more color with an additional scarf. How do you dress up your white?
I fell a little bit in love with this Joie tank dress the other day. Or, a lot in love. Subtle stripes in shades of sky blue and navy? Swoon. I could wear this all summer long.
[ Dawna Tank Dress, Joie, $268 ]
[ Meeda Blazer, Ted Baker, $240 ]
[ Anchors Away Pendant Necklace, C. Wonder, $48 ]
[ The Barnstable Bag, Kiel James Patrick, $148 ]
[ Carmelita Wedge Sandal, Kate Spade, $206 (sale!) ]
I tend to go through a few casual-weekend uniforms a year, depending on the season. In early spring, I’m all about showing some leg + even open toes, while staying warm in the breeze with layers on top. I don’t think it’s possible to own too many comfy high-waisted skirts, and I have been living in my denim jacket this month!
[ Well Balanced Sweater, Sugarhill Boutique, $75 ]
[ Linen-Cotton Mini, J.Crew Factory, $50 ]
[ Faux Leather Mid-Wedges, Old Navy, $30 ]
[ The Jean Jacket, Madewell, $94.50 (sale!) ]
[ The Lovelock Minibag, Madewell, $98 (sale!) ]
[ Carousel Bangle, Kate Spade, $250 ]
[ Barrington Spinnaker Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick, $38 ]
What’s your go-to weekend look?
The Derby just seems like the best place to break out those May flowers that April showers brought us, no? This weekend, bust out the floral frocks and celebrate the arrival of spring with an icy mint julep!
[ Crochet Band Floppy Straw Hat
, Charlotte Russe, $15 ]
[ Cherry Chiffon Dress
, BB Dakota, $57 ]
[ Unfurling Flower Cuff
, Anthropologie, $48 ]
[ Call To Action Play the Field Terry
, Kate Spade, $248 ]
[ Serena Metal Plate Wedge Sandal
, Sam Edelman, $140 ]
[ Recipe, Party Drinks!
by A.J. Rathbun ]
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One positive thing about April showers?
The possibility of being kissed in the rain.
Just, make sure you’re prepared for it. As Holly was.
(1) Ruffle Collar Trench Coat, Coffee Shop for Target, $60
(2) Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace, J.Crew, $98
(3) Musee de Cluny Skirt, ModCloth, $35
(4) Pop Art Check Umbrella, Kate Spade, $78
(5) Tock Flats, Kate Spade, $198
I don’t do well in heels, or really any sort of platform shoes. But I just cannot get wedges off my mind this spring! Rounded up some of my favorites for a shoe-themed Friday’s Fancies.
[ Seville Striped Espadrille, J.Crew, $138 ]
[ Carmelita Heel, Kate Spade, $258 ]
[ Ash Calypso Canvas Wedges, TOMS, $69 ]
[ Work From Home Beach Wedge, ModCloth, $44 ]
[ Hippy Wedges, ASOS, $30 ]
Kate Spade is offering 25% off with code S13FFUS as a part of their Friends & Family Sale this weekend, if you’re interested in these babies, and you HAVE to see the ASOS pair laced up for the full fun effect :) Happy weekend all!
Who ever said too many polka dots was a bad thing…?
(1) Polka Dot Shift, H&M, $18
(2) La Pavillion Tech Case, Kate Spade, $50
(3) Canvas Sneakers, Keds x Kate SPade, $75
(4) Brenna Polarized Sunglasses, Kate Spade, $158
(5) Anne Bancroft VIckers Bow, Kiel James Patrick, $58
(6) Painted Flora Checkbook Wallet, Kimchi Blue, $20
(7) Skinny Jeans, blanknyc x Madewell, $88
Been daydreaming a lot lately… of pastel shades and and flowy skirts, candy-colored necklaces and sandals, and sips of icey pink lemonade on the porch during a spring evening… :)
[ Flight Cabin Sweater, ModCloth, $35 ]
[ Colima Maxi Skirt, Anthropologie, $118 ]
[ Salmon Pink Bubble Necklace, hime diy via Etsy, $14 ]
[ Leather Flat Sandals, ASOS, $37 ]
[ Charlotte Street Fabric Theresa, Kate Spade, $238 ]