Love me an LBD. This one I don’t know why but I hardly have worn it since I bought it three years ago. I’ve mentioned before I have trouble wearing dresses. I always feel over done and I really don’t know why. I wore dresses as a child a lot. This dress is really cute and I can’t believe Joe Fresh produced it. It’s hard to get all the details of a black dress on camera, it is silk, with two slits on the side up to the knee area. It cinches at the waist which is flattering and gives you some shape or you’d look like a sack. The neck detail is also really cool, I wish I had gotten a closer photo for you. This dress is super effortless chic and perfectly light and breezy on a hot summer’s day like this day in particular. I just threw on some loafers, black sunnies and a black backpack (not pictured as it was stuffed with Value Village finds).
1) Steve Madden basic black velvet booties
2) Furry Top Shop flat mules
3) Brocade style booties from Kenneth Cole (on sale)
4) Fishnet inspired Zara booties
5) Fluffy lamb printed pumps from Sam Edleman
6) Aldo patent black booties
7) Leopard ankle strap heels from Qupid Shoes
8) Velvet crush in a gorgeous purple at a very affordable prcie from Spring
Fall is around the corner (loud cry inside) and although I am a Summer baby, I have to come to truths that seasons change and I need a new pair of booties. There’s a few others on here that I’m craving once I was looking through “new arrivals” pages on brand’s sites, like the fluffy lamb flats and lamb printed pumps..theme? Any who, this season I need a good pair of black booties, looking at you Alexander Wang, and the rest is just dress-up!
Metallics are a simple way to spice up your shoe game this summer. The sun is shining and bouncing off your feet, so make sure you get a fresh pedi because all eyes will be on your matching sparkly toes. Rose gold is still heavy on trend which is great for every skin tone. Warming up lighter, pinky toned skin; and popping off darker skin tones. Shoes are one of my favourite ways to switch up any basic outfit. Sometimes I find myself outfit repeating for weeks on end (the same jeans with rotating tees) thus; a metallic pop can amp up any everyday outfit from day to night. Imagine wearing an old band tee with cut off Levis. Now that’s in your mind throw on the Steve Madden slides (#9) for a day of running errands. Then, uh oh I’m late for that date I have planned with a cute new boy or gal, pop on those metallic pink Gucci’s, hey girl hayyy! Now that that scenario is in your mind and you’ve been enticed to buy a pair of stand-out summer shoes follow these links below to purchase your new shoes, metallic mama.
1) Festival perfection-Platform, gold Tevas
2) Everyday comfort cool-Rose Gold Birkenstocks via Nordstrom
3)Night out must-have- Pink Gucci Crossover Mules
4) Errand show stoppers- Soludos gold weave smoking slippers
5)Stand-out beach babe contrast slides- Zara
6)Sparkle and fluff Kate Spade flats
7)The perfect pointed toe Becky mules via Urban Outfitters
8)Frances Valentine silver pom pom flats, if you’re not a heel girl these are party perfect (I’d probably buy black)
9) Every girl needs a cool mule in basic black and a cute metallic- Steve Madden rose gold block heel slides
10)The ever crave-worthy Stella McCartney rose gold star platforms via Nordstrom
Accessories are where I have most of my fun. As you can tell from the name I wear loads of black and that’s not wrong. I try to mix it up here and there but the accessories departments is where I shine, sparkle, fringe-out, fluff (all of the above). I really like to keep it interesting as much as I can, and what is true to my style. My all black attire usually works as my blank canvas and from there the options are endless to add on all the pizazz. If you want to attempt adding more colour or more fashion-forward, interesting statement pieces start with your accessories; they’re basically a gateway drug!
1)Dream Gucci bag
2)Song of Style for Gentle Monsters rose gold sunnies
3)Leah Alexandra ‘Frida’ ring via Gild the Lily
4) TOPSHOP fishnet socks
5)The most perfect Nannacay Joana beach tote via Revolve
6)Angora backless flats from Style Nanda-need I say more?
7)Sparkly burnt orange socks via Urban Outfitters to amp up my shoe game
8)Zara denim scarf because denim is life and I’ve yet to own a denim scarf
9)Jenny Bird dangly gold hoops because I want to start wearing more earrings
10)Principle Goods emerald studs-birthstone, that’s all folks via Zane
11)Quay marbled sunnies-yes I’m obsessed with sunglasses, get over it.
12)Silver thigh highs cause we’re going all out via Style Nanda– dopest Korean brand
13)Clean cut, sleek Mackage ‘Keeley’ side bag
14)Karen Walker ‘Helter Skelter’ Tort sunnies-DUHHHH