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Ballerina Vibes

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Looking back at this last week’s worth of outfits that I was trying to get all of my white in before Labor Day.  I assure you, that’s not the case.  Some days I just like to shake it up, and dress for my mood.  Yesterday this girlie skirt was calling my name, but with clunky sandals and a basic black tank and a few gold details.

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Late August

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Summer days are dwindling but I’m going to drag them out and take advantage of my favorite warmer weather pieces for as long as I can.  I might not follow the no white after Labor Day “rule” (hello, winter white), but a combination of little white dresses, panama sun hats, and golden details is fitting for late August days.

lateaugust_2 lateaugust_3 lateaugust_4 lateaugust_5 lateaugust_6 {Gap dress (similar from Gap); Just Fabulous sandals; Miriam Merenfeld necklace; J. Crew hat; Vault sunglasses (similar from Kohls); misc. bracelet}

Spotted

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I don’t typically shy away from anything overly girlie, and I’m a sucker for a dress with a full skirt, but polka dots are a slippery slope for me.  I think when done right, they can look elegant and classic, but done wrong and they look juvenile. I was smitten with the shape of this dress and pictured wearing it to share a shake with my main squeeze in some 50s era style date night scenario.  And then I remembered our nearest malt shop is usually packed to the brim with little kids screaming over each other, and that romantic vision was replaced with the idea of toughening this dress up a bit with military green and chunky, rose gold.

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Repeat Offender

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This dress has been in my repertoire for several summers now.  It was a piece I fell so head over heels for that I wound up buying it in two colors — something I’ve been known to do with easy to throw on dresses.  It’s one of those trapeze style dresses that had me convinced for the longest time that I couldn’t possibly wear it without heels for fear of looking like I was being drowning in fabric, but fashion rules are meant to be broken.  Besides, this dress has stayed firmly planted in my closet for a comfortable summer, errand-running option, and those sort of days work best with flat sandals.

repeatoffender_2 repeatoffender_3 repeatoffender_4 repeatoffender_5 repeatoffender_6 {H&M dress (similar from Free People); Steve Madden sandals (similar from Steve Madden); J. Crew cuff; Ray Ban sunglasses}

Summer Occasions

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Sometimes the occasions I think will be the easiest to dress for turn out to be the kind where I stare into my closet for an hour completely stumped.  It’s usually in those instances when I’m about to give up that I spot the perfect little dress that’s been sitting tucked away, like this one.  The perfect mix of flowy and dressy that’s ideal for those events where you want to look pulled together but still want to indulge in frozen treats comfortably.

summeroccassions_2 summeroccassions_3 summeroccassions_4 summeroccassions_5 summeroccassions_6 summeroccassions_7 {J. Crew dress; ShoeDazzle heels; Vault sunglasses (similar from Asos); Alex and Ani bracelet; Asos earrings; Catbird rings}