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August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Remember these sunglasses? They were my absolute favorites last season, but this year, I’ve been falling in love with aviators more than ever! Still, though, when I was searching for the perfect pair to go along with this dress, these were what I reached for in an instant.
Because, let’s face it: they’re fun without being too serious, flattering for just about any face shape, and totally easy to wear. Best of all, they’re about $20 a pair (you can find them at your local CVS, Walmart, Walgreens or Target), so at that price, stock up in case you need extras!
And, seriously: this outfit is all about the accessories. Perfect sunnies, perfect chic necklace, perfect purse. This jeweled necklace is part of the Stripes and Sequins x Bauble Bar collection, and Grace is so incredibly talented and I’m thrilled to wear her beautiful pieces! Look for lots more in coming posts.
Foster Grant sunglasses, Banana Republic x Issa dress (old), Chanel bag, Stripes and Sequins x Bauble Bar necklace.
One of the most insane things about living in Houston is that when the rest of the world starts drooling over fall clothes — all those streamlined jackets and luxe cashmere knits — we are still sweltering in 100+ degree weather for, oh, say, another three months or so.
So, take the title of this post for what it’s worth: here in Houston, it’s mid-August and there are no hints of fall in sight. But if there were, this leather vest would be the first thing I grab — as it is, it’s mostly useful for battling frigid restaurant-and-office air conditioning systems!
Or… for Fashion Week? Can you believe it’s that time again? I swear, it comes earlier every year!
Also, I have to let you guys know — when I bought this maxi dress, it was full price (boo!) but it’s now on sale for 50% off, and still available in almost every size. Unbelievable!
ASOS Tropical Palm Print Maxi dress, Fifteen Twenty vest, Chanel purse.
So, I bought this dress approximately four seconds before I got pregnant. I ordered it from an Australian website which takes a while to ship things to the United States, and by the time it arrived, I was four weeks pregnant, had already gained a few pounds (yup, seriously — I gained two pounds before I’d even taken a pregnancy test) and it. did. not. fit.
I was bummed. I couldn’t return the dress because shipping something back to Australia is mind-numbingly expensive — like, two or three times the cost of the dress in the first place. So, I kept it. I stuck it in the back of my closet, tried not to feel bitter, and figured I’d pull it in a year or so when I could fit into it again.
And, eleven or so months later… I did!
Despite my long, long wait to finally wear this dress, I was super excited to finally pull it out. Even a year later, it’s obviously what I fell in love with when I bought it — the bold splashes of color, the flattering cut (very flattering, LOL!), and the simple, sexy shape. Just what this new mama needed!
And Rambo liked it too. I couldn’t resist including this shot!