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August 8th, 2011

I had such a fun weekend — exactly what I needed before launching into a hugely busy week.  Amazing brunch at Mercer Kitchen, some fun dinners at our favorite neighborhood spots, a little shopping, a spray tan (my second ever — booked for $25 on Lifebooker!) and all capped off with a trip to see Harry Potter in 3d with Kristen!  I could have maybe done without the rainy Saturday and Sunday nights (as I type this, Coco is trembling next to me), but overall a perfect little break from the usual insanity.

I found this Joie dress and these Elizabeth and James heels at Saks the same day — hugely on sale, so I couldn’t resist picking both of them up!  I was originally going to save this whole outfit until Fashion Week, but I broke it out on Wednesday for the Cosmopolitan Summer Splash!  It’s such a perfect style for those hot days in early fall — warm September colors, light and loose August fabric and design.

A quick word on my hair in this post, because I did two things to get it: First, I wore my hair in a loose bun for hours, backcombed slightly for extra volume (I have a tutorial on this coming up soon — you can see a picture here if you want a preview).  Once you take it down, it falls into loose, pretty curls (I combed them out slightly for smoothness).  Second, after I took it down, I parted my hair on the opposite of my usual side and flipped it over — instant amazing volume!

Joie Frieda tank dress, Elizabeth and James cutout booties, Ben Amun lucite bracelet, gifted Chanel sunnies (via Lenscrafters).

Tags: style

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Closet Fashionista // Aug 8, 2011 at 7:04 am

    LOVE that dress! It’s such an amazing color!! 😀 😀

  • 2 Candy // Aug 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

    cool cool nails! i love em!



  • 3 V @ ACC // Aug 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

    That dress is beautiful – it looks like the perfect thing to live in on this sticky weather!  Love the Lucite bangle too.


  • 4 Kristen // Aug 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

    so glad we saw harry potter together! now it’s the countdown to hunger games.

    love the instant volume in your hair.

  • 5 Sonia // Aug 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    So hard to find a simple, classic pair of black heels – but you’ve done it! Love the texture…

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  • 6 Sarah H // Aug 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Your nails! I LOVE!

    You look gorgeous – as always. Love the dress and the hair 🙂

  • 7 Katy // Aug 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks guys!  I should say, the nailpolish is Nails Inc — it’s going to be released in the US in a few weeks!  And I’m planning to do a tutorial on how to do the two-tone shades!

  • 8 Carly // Aug 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    LOVE that dress….its perfection on you:)
    Glad you didn’t save it..it deserves a few wears before fashion week:)

  • 9 Kennedi Rose @ Face and Fitness // Aug 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Wow — that dress, those sunglasses, the shoes — I love your entire look!

  • 10 Nirvana@ Nourished-living.com // Aug 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Looking forward to the loose bun tutorial — easy updos are my go-to look almost every day 🙂

  • 11 Glamamom // Aug 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Are you hooked on the air brush tans yet?  You must go to Tamar Vezirian of Gotham Glow. 

    Whoever is taking your photos is getting REALLY good at that sunset shot!  GORG

  • 12 katie // Aug 9, 2011 at 2:40 am

    you look lovely! your hair is amazing!

    really love those shoes too, it would have been a crime not to get those shoes if they were on sale. i’ve been searching for something like them for a while, fab heels which look kind of comfy/between shoes & sandals 🙂

    Katie x

  • 13 Mrs C // Aug 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    This dress is fabulous! Love! Can’t wait to see the hair tutorial.

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  • 14 elle marie // Aug 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Love how the sun glimmers in behind you.

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