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Daytime: High-Low, Printed Dress

I saw this dress at Zara on sale and knew I needed to have it. The abstract floral print and flowy, high-low hemline make it ideal for almost any occasion, day or night. I wore this outfit on Sunday to a picnic in Griffith Park. A cream, denim jacket, cheery, yellow belt and pair of mint wedge sandals made the dress casual enough for day. It was perfect for strolling through the park and sitting in the shade of big trees with friends. We sprawled out on a blanket eating sweet pastries and visiting nearby dogs.

Later this week, I am remixing the dress to show how simply it can be changed for night.

Check back on Thursday to see how a few, key accessories are all it takes to transform a look.

Printed dress: Zara, cream denim jacket: Theory (love this similar one), wedges: gifted Marco Santi via Sole Society, aviator sunglasses: gifted Chloe via Ditto, clutch: American Apparel, belt: from a Jason Wu for Target dress, gold ball studs: H&M, bracelets: Jessica Elliot (wood), Sheila Fajl (bangles) and vintage (triple strand).

Beauty note: I opted for a simple pink lip and cheek, and a loose, half braid bun (as seen in the last post) during the day.


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Swing(in’) Mint Dress

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Sadly, we only have a few more days left in paradise. I am soaking up the last few rays of Hawaii sun and beautiful scenery while I can. I can’t wait to share some photos from the trip once I’m back.

These were taken before we left for vacation. This swing dress is feminine and fun with its pretty mint color, A-line cut and full skirt. I combined the 50s ladylike style with beach-y accessories and pops of red/hot pink. The straw fedora has been one of my go-to Hawaii staples.

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mint dress outfit

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! xx

Swing dress: H&M, satin heels: vintage Azzedine Alaia, belt: S.Y.L.K. boutique (Century City and Vegas), hat: F21, clutch: American Apparel in stone, bracelets: Banana Republic (leaves, love this one), vintage (triple stand) and Sheila Fajl (thin bangles), gold studs: H&M.

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Printed Maxi Dress

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We leave for Hawaii in three days and I could not be more excited. I picked up the last few supplies for our trip which included a few sun hats (a straw fedora and oversized floppy hat), a couple of pairs of shorts (I almost never wear them normally) and a huge tube of sunblock. I bought this dress for the trip, but couldn’t wait to wear it. It’s super comfy with flats and was ideal for walking around to nearby shops.

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I used to think that only very tall, thin women could wear maxi dresses, but I have found that they are really flattering and elongating in the right fit and length. I adore them because they are not only comfortable, but they are also the easiest thing to throw on to look put together without trying too hard. This outfit incorporates some of the other things I am loving now: a paper-thin sweater for cool spring days and evenings, mixing bold, yet complementary prints, embellished sandals that I can wear dressy or casual and layered necklaces.

Besides running a few errands, my weekend included a fabulous, rooftop happy hour with blogger friends on Friday. Other than the two trips out, I tried to stay home. I felt like I might be coming down with a cold and just wanted to get better before our trip. We had friends over for two Laker game nights and cuddled up on the couch to watch TV. Sometimes, being forced to slow down and shut off is a good thing, even if it’s because of not feeling well.

P.s. I have reached 100 posts (this is actually number 102)! Thank you all for your support!! xx

Maxi dress: H&M, striped cardigan: Old Navy (old), embellished sandals: Vince Camuto (similar $98), belt: F21 (similar $28), necklaces: gift from best friend (nameplate, love this one) and unknown (gold pear shapes), clutch: American Apparel, bracelets: vintage (triple strand), leather and gold bracelet purchased in Italy years ago, Sheila Fajl (thin bangles).

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