Thursday, June 25, 2015

Boho Chic - Tie Dye Maxi

Maxi Dress - Ocean Drive (no longer available but I linked a few options below)
Sunglasses - vintage Playboy style #4544 (found here on Etsy)

I participate (when I remember) in Wednesday Style Challenges with some girlfriends and this week's was "boho". I'm not really a boho-y type so I wasn't planning on joining in until I remembered I have this tie dye maxi dress I purchased when Loehmann's was closing. Such a great store - what a bummer! Since it's no longer available, here are some other options:

Brittany Tie Dye Maxi Dress (found here on Alloy)

NEUW Montego Tie Dye Maxi (found here at Urban Outfitters)

Free People 'Shadow' Tie Dye Silk Dress (found here at Nordstrom)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Swing Dress - Summer Uniform

The sun was in my face, lol.
Sunglasses - Target Aviators

Sometimes it's too hot to think about what to wear. That's why I own this dress in 3 different colors. Just make sure not to stick it in the dryer like I accidentally did with this one! I'm so sad it shrunk.

Styled a little bit differently here:

Since cutting my hair, I've had a difficult time getting the front to curl nicely. I really don't have the patience to sit in front of the mirror with a curling wand when it's 100 degrees outside. I attempted a modified version of this double dutch crown braid tutorial:

Not too shabby and done in less than 5 minutes!

What are your go to summer hairstyles?

Monday, June 22, 2015

I'm just going to jump back in.

Top - Free People Long Beach Tank (purchased at Nordstrom)

I can't express enough how thrilled I am that soft pants are in right now. It's basically like wearing pajamas but calling it "dressed". I was even more thrilled that the XXL in the girls' version at Old Navy fit me so I didn't have to figure out how I would get them hemmed with the elastic around the ankles. WIN.

I'm also loving this Long Beach Tank from Free People this summer. It's light weight, loose in the right places, & can be dressed up or down with the right accessories. I own it in three colors - black, white, & dark olive. I'm still on a quest for the perfect racerback bra though. Any recs?