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.

A Little Leopard


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.


Pink & Purple


Did you ever have a favorite color combination as a child? Like many little girls, mine was pink and purple! I don’t think I’ve paired those colors together since childhood, but our recent trip to Savannah was an exception. For a night out with friends, we planned an upscale Southern dinner followed by cocktails. I wanted an outfit that was appropriate for our evening activities, but also unfussy. Enter this long-sleeved Tibi shift dress. The jewel-toned mini dress was easy to throw on, but undeniable luxe with the plissé fabric (that pleated/crinkled look), long sleeves and rich color. To finish my look, I paired candy-colored satin pumps that 8-year old me would have absolutely loved. Who knew 29 year old me would agree!


Dress: Tibi.  Shoes: Manolo Blahnik.