Sun, Sand, and Citrus. That’s what Florida is known for, right? Well that was certainly true on my recent impromptu trip home to Jacksonville. My parents were planning on coming up for the weekend, but ended up cancelling, so Jason and I went to them instead! We went back and forth on doing the drive, but ultimately decided that east access to Florida was one of the reasons we left New York in the first place.
Yes, the drive got annoying after about 2 hours, but we were so happy we took the plunge. The thought of sunshine and family time brings a smile to my face even as write this now! While we were there we took it easy, hit the pool, and went to some of my favorite spots growing up. We kept it very low-key and also ran some errands. And just because I’m running around town, it doesn’t mean that style goes out the window. I firmly believe that some of the cutest outfits are casual and effortless looks.
Being in Florida, I ditched my blue denim jeans and went for a bright white! I threw on a chunky oversized sweater that kept me warm when the evening breeze rolled in. But my favorite thing about my casual look are my new orange espadrilles by Patricia green. The color is the prettiest vibrant shade, that still goes with every other color of the rainbow. While I opted for a more nautical look, I’ve already worn them with bright dresses and blue denim alike. And don’t get me started on the comfort. After wearing these a couple of times, I’ve already put in an order for another pair in navy! Stay tuned for how I style those!
Midi Dresses are really my favorite length! They always look ladylike and flattering no matter the occasion. Most recently I wore a more dressed-up white frock for Easter, but I also love a more casual take.
I have a black Reformation midi dress that I wore more often than I’d like to admit. It’s easy and breezy, can be a layering piece in the cooler months, or worn with sandals in Spring/Summer. I often throw it on with my golden goose sneakers, Gucci loafers, or a black pump for work. Because it’s become part of my work style rotation, I’ve really been yearning for a casual midi dress that is more fun for the weekends. Then, I found this flattering number from Free People!
First it’s black, so it’s slimming and chic. Second, the gauzy material makes it breathable and more appropriate for the Georgia heat. I love the details like the sexy plunging neck, button-up front, and ties around the arms. It quite honestly might be the perfect Summer midi! It comes in more than one color, so if black isn’t your style – there are other amazing options. I love the cream, tangerine, and the blue!
I definitely think this is a classic dress that I’ll have in my wardrobe season after season. I wore it this past weekend running errands around Buckhead and threw on some springy accessories to finish the look. Most notable is my Apolis market tote! This bag is one of my favorite items that I’ve gotten as of late. It’s fully customizable (I got “Brown Paper Doll”) ethically made, and incredible high quality – think waterproof and leather handles. I’ll be carrying this tote around while I run errands, pack for weekend trips, and maybe even pack a picnic or two! If you see the Brown Paper Doll bag around town, make sure to say hello!
You ever have an outfit that you feel is totally mom-approved! Well not only is this dress totally lady-like, I could see my mom rocking it as well. White is probably the majority of my summer wardrobe. It looks fresh, clean, and always chic! I love the way it looks on bronzed skin, so its definitely one of my favorite colors to wear.
With spring holidays coming up…Mother’s Day, Easter, etc… I was in the market for a new Spring dress that was appropriate for family functions, but that I could throw on for any easy, breezy warm day. Enter this white stunner from Gianni Bini. I’m in love with the ladylike midi length and flattering fit-and-flare shape. However, what I love most is the grommeted details that add some heavy-metal edge. It makes this dress pretty, but not too sweet! For my look, I opted for simple nude strappy sandals (my favorite are the Stuart Weitzman nudist), and my ever-present straw hat!
I’ll be rocking this look for Easter and springtime teas with mom. When it gets cooler in the evening, I can’t wait to throw on a denim jacket to complete the look. Here’s hoping mom doesn’t steal this out of my closet!