STRIPES ON STRIPES

I love incorporating a scarf into my daily ensembles in order to have it on hand in case the weather decides to interfere with my look (like it decided to do while taking these pictures, darn wind!). That, and keeping my hair up or braided, helps to ensure that my hair stays out of my face.

GAP Striped Shirt (on sale and get an extra 30-40% off with code THANKS) / Stripes AE shorts (similar for less than $20 here) / Dolce Vita sandals (on sale here and here!) / Layered Bracelets / Similar Rings here and here / Diamond earrings / Betsey Johnson Cat-Eye sunglasses (on sale!)
If you ask me, stripes are a staple print in any closet. While I may be a little impartial (maybe a little more than a little) to simple, solid colors, I can’t help myself when it comes to stripes. So much so that I layer them on top of each other, I mean even my shoes are “striped” here! 
The GAP shirt I’m wearing here has quickly become one of my favorites as well, I wear it on almost a weekly basis in some way or another; whether tied around my waist, as a swimsuit cover-up, un-buttoned, or like above. In full honesty, I own at least 10 different button down shirts. “But they’re just so versatile!” is my honest excuse. You can wear them season to season and for a number of occasions while looking perfectly put together. Can you say “perfection”? Because these men’s style shirts sure can. Shop some of my favorites below:

SUMMER UNIFORM

Confession: I joined the trendy high-waisted mom-jean shorts club.

Most of these pieces are vintage but similar items as follows:

During the Summer, I hate wearing tight pants. Truth be told, I hate wearing tight pants in general. So you could probably predict why Summer is one of my favorite season’s (AKA “no ‘pants’ party”). On most summer days you’ll see me in some form of this outfit. I’m quite a sucker for a constructed jacket (especially this ASOS one from my Birthday Wishlist), they take a simple outfit up a notch making it look like you put more thought into it even if you did just roll out of bed and throw the first thing you saw on. Also, in the Summer, denim shorts are a must. I couldn’t tell you how often I wear them if I tried, I consider them lifesaving summer essential. Yes, I said lifesaving; because who knows when you’re going to need some red denim shorts to wave down mercy to a bull. Always be prepared my friends.

Shop some of my favorite denim shorts below as well:

xoxo

BIRTHDAY WISHLIST

Mom and Dad, secret admirers, shop below…

Floppy Wool Hat / Head Jewelry / Eyelet Matching Set / Yellow Crinkle Off-Shoulder Top / Club Monaco Soft Pants / Embellished Jacket and Shorts / ZARA Striped Dress / Reclaimed Vintage Sunglasses / Denim Shorts / Peplum Bralette / Warby Parker Glasses / Tarte Bronzer / Tarte BB Cream / MNG by Mango Dress / Vitamin A Rash Guard / Crochet Bikini Triangle Top, Halter Top and High Waisted Bottom / Solid and Striped Black Bikini Top and High Waisted Bottom / Love CuffVertical Pendent Necklace / Triple Stacked Ring / Pearl Studs (identical to the Dior ones for MUCH less!) / Charm Bracelet / Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner in Black or Brown

With my birthday less than one week away my parents and siblings are bombarding me with questions about what they should get me (apparently I’m difficult to shop for, who knew?). I’ve compiled this list from items I’ve had my eye on for some time, want to try, and need to expand in my collection. I even kept in mind my father’s cluelessness in the shopping department, and sister’s adoration for anything in the environment of makeup. I tried to keep it relatively decent in the price range, but some of these could be considered a minor splurge (which, if you ask me, is what a birthday is all about!). While I’d love a new dress or pant’s suit, and a matching hat to wear for my birthday dinner, I also would be just as happy with a few dainty heartfelt pieces too. After all, it’s the thought that counts, right?

xoxo