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Outfits

Suited For Summer

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When you hear the word “suit,” it can sometimes inspire thoughts of dull work-wear. Well, I’m here to tell you that doesn’t have to be the case! Matching blazers and trousers in a fun print can turn an ordinary suit into a full-on fashion look. For my Summer suit, I opted for a bold stripe in a neutral/white combo.  I’ve worn this with a black bodysuit underneath (as shown), a plain white tee, and I can’t wait to wear it with a rock n’ roll band tee next.  Wear your suit with heels for a more elevated look, or keep it casual with some slides. I threw on my favorite leopard pair, courtesy of J.Crew. What do you dolls think? Would you rock a bold suit for Summer?

 

Blazer: H&M.  Pants: H&M.  Slides: J.Crew.

Outfits

Backless

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Some design elements always get me – a pretty shade of pink, bows, and anything backless! I think a great backless top or dress allows you to be demure up-front, but also have a surprise element of drama.

 

Well, when I saw this backless dress from The Odells, I absolutely fell in love. A brand I hadn’t heard of before, I was instantly obsessed with their minimal and easy, breezy sensibility. For this dress, the sexy backless detail was a show-stopper, but I also loved the bronze shade of the fabric. I wore my dress while on vacation in Savannah with a straw boater and lace-up sandals. When it got a little cooler in the evening, I threw on a crew-neck black sweater and the dress instantly became a beautiful skirt. I’m all about flexibility like that! I can also see myself wearing this dress with flat leopard sandals and with my hair up further accentuate the back. Now I’ve got a new brand to keep an eye on for more Summer dresses!

 

Dress: The Odells.  Sandals (Similar): Steve Madden.  Hat: Wyeth.
Outfits

A Little Leopard

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While it’s never truly been gone, leopard is back in a big way! From shoes to accessories to apparel, this print is a fun way to add spice to any outfit. Well, in this case, my entire look is the spice. When I saw this bustier-top midi dress, I thought it was so unique! The fabric feels thick and expensive, and the buttons down the front are an unexpected touch.  I wore this look for a night on the town during our recent trip to Savannah! We stayed at the luxurious Perry Lane Hotel, which has an elegant and eclectic vibe. With this outfit, I fit right in! I finished my look with satin Balenciaga kitten heels for an additional pop of color!

 

What do you dolls think? Are you into the animal-print trend?

 

Dress: Mara Hoffman.  Shoes: Balenciaga.