Ralph Lauren Button Down (similar for less here) / Joie White Dress (similar style here and skirt version here) / Betseyville Cat Eye Sunglasses (old, similar here) / MIA Thong Sandals (old, similar here) / OPI Nail Polish
Happy Hump-day!
Lately, I have been wearing A LOT of white. Maybe due to the fact that I’m trying to get in as much of it as I can before Labor Day (not that I actually listen to that old fashion wise tale), or maybe because it’s just a timeless summer color, but either way I’ve always loved the simplicity of a monochromatic look; it makes for an elegant yet understated look that I can’t seem to get any other way. This Joie Dress I picked up from Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago is just that – elegant, yet understated – and I absolutely love it. I’ve been wearing it just about everywhere with just about everything! It’s such a timeless piece, and hardly an investment for something I know will last me for years. I’ve been pairing it with button downs like in this look, or, on cooler days, with cardigans and blazers to take me from day to night. The possibilities are really endless with the perfect little white dress! 
Shop some of my favorite little white dresses below:


Victoria’s Secret Stripe Tee (bought this one with it for the 2/$40 deal!) / Target White Vest (old, similar here) / American Eagle Black Shorts (on sale, also loving this leather pair) / Steve Madden Quilted Sneakers / Vintage Black Sunnies (similar here for less than $10)
I have always had a soft spot for a black and white combo, and stripes embody that simple perfection seamlessly (literally). The vest over top adds a contrast and put-together feel to an other wise simple, monochromatic look which explains why I wear it and other vests so often with more comfortable looks. I should also mention that when I first found this top, I instantly feel in love. The oversized fit was exactly what I had been looking for because it creates more of that Boy-Meets-Girl feeling that I’ve been drawn to lately. I just love a classic black and white look and I can’t wait to wear this one and versions of it throughout Fall.



H&M Striped Sweater (similar here) / Ralph Lauren Fitted Boyfriend Shirt (similar on sale from GAP here) / Denim Shorts (old, similar here) / Brown Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Franco Sarto Oxford Loafers (similar style and print here) / Vintage Black Sunglasses (similar here)

A good sweater and shorts combo has been a staple of mine for years, especially during transition seasons. And while I know it’s still July and summer is still in full-speed, I know that our Minnesota climate is one to swing to opposite extremes in a matter of hours; so I’ve learned to always be prepared. Removable layers have become a feature in my outfits that I can’t seem to eliminate for that reason, it’s been drilled into my head for too long! Especially when this Ralph Lauren shirt that I can’t seem to go a week without wearing holds up this well! Not a tear or stain in sight; now that’s my kind of shirt.