Summer is coming to an end which means when I’m out all day and into the night I find myself wearing jeans and a lighter top to get me through the shift in temperature from the hot sun to cool evenings. I love this look; super casual, a touch of girly girl and yet just enough chic to bring you effortlessly from a lunch meeting to a surprise dinner date. I would carry a light jacket in my bag and maybe a pair or earrings and a lipstick if I knew I may be out all day running around in an outfit like this possibly into the night; as mentioned before…you never know what the day may bring!
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