Last weekend we had the most amazing weather that was reminiscent of early summer. The clearest skies and the brightest sunshine had everyone outside, clamoring for brunch on a patio! For me, I was happy to ditch my sweaters and leather jacket for the weekend. Jason and I spend the day walking around the shops of Buckhead and having a cocktail (or two!).
Because of the crisp air and strong sunshine, I opted for an off-the-shoulder top that I had originally planned to put away for the summer. Lately I’ve had warm weather outfits on my mind since I’ll be heading to Miami for my friend Alexa’s bachelorette party. Since I’m stocking up on my vacation-wear, I’ve been looking for more items that won’t break the bank. You may have seen this recent Self-Portrait inspired dress, and this top was another amazing find that I could resist! Because summer isn’t here to stay, I wore my new top with my studded jeans that are my go-to’s season after season. However, I can totally see this flirty off the shoulder number with both shorts and white jeans. Lastly, I finished my look with mirrored Dior sunglasses and my favorite pair of nude sandals. Since that perfect Saturday, the weather has cooled down again and my top took its place in the back of my closet. But, I know that’s only temporary, and I can’t wait to wear this pick over and over again this season!
So one of my favorite brands this season (and always) has got to be Self Portrait! The effortless and sometimes edgy approach to feminine pieces, always takes my breath away! Something else that always leaves me breathless…the prices! Now I’m definitely into splurging on some of these pieces, but the beautiful designs have me coveting more than my wallet can handle. Fortunately, this Spring I was able to find a look that helped me dupe some of the designs my closet has been craving. This little black number reminds me of THIS and THIS, this beauty and THIS – but at a fraction of the cost.
I was so excited to find the look, I immediately wore it for a date night out with Jason. I styled the look with my favorite pair of red heels – there’s always something classic and fun about a black/white/red combo! Lastly, I finished it off with another dupe – my Chloe inspired tophandle bag that I picked up in Charleston. If you are ever in the area, make sure to visit Marist DeHart – my favorite boutique in the city.
What do you dolls think of the look? Does the dupe do the trick, or are you feeling the Self Portrait splurges?
So it’s safe to say that a good jumpsuit has become my thing. While in Charleston, I rocked a dressed up tuxedo-inspired one for dinner and a night on the town. However, I also love a good jumpsuit for a more casual day.
This one was a great shade of dark chambray that I could rock with sneakers during the day, and throw on some pumps in the evening. That’s the amazing thing about jumpsuits…they translate so easily from day to night! In this instance, I wore my casual jumpsuit for a day walking around Charleston and accessorized with my new favorite sun hat and Comme Des Garcons kicks. Lastly, I finished my look with the Dior Twilly that Jason got me for my birthday.