Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to Style a Slip Dress | OOTD

What’s more simple than a slip dress? It’s one piece, you put it on and you’re done! The worry comes in if you’re not sure how to style it. Here are a few tips to help get you started. 

Slip dresses are extreme comfort wear almost like pajamas, so the materials tend to be on the thinner side. To keep comfortable indoors style it with a light jacket or a sweater. When you’re not wearing it just tie it around your waist or drape it over your shoulders. 

When it comes to shoes you can dress it up with heels and sandals or dress it down with a pair of sneakers. Either way, it will look great. 

Lastly, grab your favorite bag and a pair of sunnies and you’re ready to seize the day. What I like about this slip dress is that it has a nice print that’s not to bright or busy. I’ll be able to use it as a traditional piece for fall. It long enough to wear while I’m chasing my son around too. There is nothing worse than feeling like you shouldn’t bend over to pick up your kid because you’ll be exposed. Although it is a nice length, it has a nice slit on either side to add some interest to a simple dress. 

Leave me a comment and tell me how you like to style a slip dress. Enjoy! 

Slip Dress- H & M

Glasses- H & M

Jacket- Old Navy

Shoes- Converse

Bag- American Eagle

Easy Black Dress|OOTD

I knew our day of sightseeing would be jam packed so I kept my outfit loose and simple so that I could be comfortable as I moved about my day. We started with breakfast at our hostel and a 2 hour walking tour of Vilnius. After that we had lunch and took a 45 minute train to Trakai where were are to see the castle complete with a draw bridge. We were able to shoot a bow and arrow as well as hang around in courtyard. It was beyond magical and definitely worth all the exhaustion. 

For my outfit I wore what I would call a sack dress. Lol It has no shape to it and if I was home I would have probably put a belt on to help give it a bit more structure. For shoes I chose a really easy platform sandal made from yoga material. I walked about 8miles in my Sanuk yoga sandals and NOT ONCE did my feet hurt! To top it off I brought mytrusty  denim jacket just in case I got cold. 

Leave me a message and tell me what outfit you wear when comfort in your top priority. Enjoy! 

Dress- Old Navy

Jacket- Old Navy

Yoga Sandal- DSW 

Off the Shoulder Stripes | OOTD

We finally set out to explore the city of Vilnius and boy was it fun! We hiked up to the Gedimino Tower and got the most amazing view of Old Town Vilnius. Everything was so beautiful it looked like it was from a story book. 

My OOTD is an off the shoulder top that I already had and a new pair of classically cut pants from Houston Designer Steve Guthrie. When you’re moving around a lot you’ll want pants that can hold your stuff (deep pockets) and that will stay put (high rise). These were amazing for all the walking I did. I paired my trusty white converse with this ootd to keep it casual. The beauty of this look is that with a simple change of my shoe, it goes from casual to dressy if I need it to.  

Leave me a comment about your favorite look that changes occasions easily with a shoe change. Enjoy! 

Top-Forever 21

Pants- Steve Guthrie

Shoes- Converse

Purse- Charming Charlie 

Travel Day in Kiev,Ukraine | OOTD

Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! This outfit of the day is from my first day in Eastern Europe. We had a 20+ hour layover in Kiev, Ukraine so instead of sleeping on the airport floor (which was really tempting, NOT!!!) we slept one night in one of the best hostels in town. It was  such a treat after an almost 9 hour flight from New York. In that short time we were able to shower, sleep in a comfortable bed and get some yummy, eats and drinks. We walked around the street markets to take in some sights while we could. Before we knew it, it was time to hit the airport again for our final destination. 

Alright, let’s talk about the details for this first outfit of the day Europe edition. This look was inspired by all of the European women after my own heart who are all about light minimalist looks in the summer. 

For this look I paired a sleeveless light blue button down top with white deconstructed denim. My sandals have a simple, single wide straps across the toes and around the ankle. This helps keep everything looking clean. My pop of color happens to be my day bag for exploring. It’s a wine colored satchel with a leather strap and adds just enough interest to the look with out loosing the minimalist qualities. It’s hard to keep lights clean when you’re traveling but I managed. 

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite travel outfit is. Enjoy! 

Top- H&M

Denim- Marshalls

Shoes- Old Navy

Purse- American Eagle 

Cut Out One Piece | OOTD

If you’re still shopping for a swimsuit in mid July it’s because you may not have found the one that you love or you’re shopping for a special occasion. Here’s one more style of  “one piece” swim wear that I adore. 

This suit provides a monokini look. The cut outs in this one piece give me the feeling of a two piece with a lot more coverage. The top is a halter style with a bit of gathered fabric placed vertically in the center to wake up the black. Of course black is at the top of my favorites list as a color but I Iike to spice it up with texture. 

The bottom is high rise and provides full coverage in addition to being connected to the rest of the suit. A simple hook in the back rounds out the details of this suit. 

Good Luck if you’re still shopping for a swim suit and don’t count out cool one pieces from you search. Enjoy! 

Swim Suit- Amazon

Shoes- Vince Camuto Similar