It totally feels like Monday to me since we had such a long weekend. I hope that you all enjoyed it! I kept things low key and did a little bit of shopping. It's not every day I find a maxi dress that does not need to be hemmed. Searching for one that fits perfectly in length is definitely a summer struggle, so when I do find one I can't help but get a little excited. :)
Bag: Botkier via Nordstrom Rack / Necklace: Max & Chloe
As much as I love wearing maxi dresses, it's always weird for me to take photos in them. It's not too often that I wear floor length pieces and I guess I just never really know what to do with myself. I love that this one had a little slit though because it made it a bit easier. The slit also added a nice playful and flirty touch to this floral dress. I don't wear pastels as often as I should, which is why I decided to keep the entire look in softer colors. It's so light and perfect for summer.
I've had a few girls ask me where I typically find maxi dresses that fit in length. Truthfully, I don't have any specific stores, I sort of just keep searching until I find the right one. When trying them on, I have a pretty good idea if the dress will work with heels or if it will need to be hemmed. I honestly never hem my clothes because I just don't have the patience for it. So for me if it's too long, I just won't bother buying it. Sometimes I can get very lucky and find one that works with flats too. Love those the most as they offer more styling versatility.
These last few days have been so surreal because my sister just got married on Wednesday night! I posted a few photos on my instagram, in case you want to check them out. It was a small and intimate wedding dinner that turned out so beautiful and amazing. Words can't even begin to express my happiness for her and my new brother. It's been such an emotional and overwhelming last couple of days. I took yesterday off to just literally do absolutely nothing. It felt great! But, I am back today with a new outfit post just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
I wore this on Sunday for a day in the city with my mom. We went to check out the Chanel No.5 exhibit and have brunch. It was lovely! I mentioned in a previous post that I love the combination of printed shorts with a boyfriend blazer. As the temperatures rise, I like to switch out the blazer for a blazer vest. I got this one last year and have worn it more times than I can count. I definitely suggest adding one to your wardrobe as you are able to create numerous combinations with this one piece. It's definitely become a staple for me during the summer months. I especially love white ones as they work so well for the season. These shorts were only $12.95! They have them in a few other prints so I might have to go back and get more. I love the color combo on these and decided to bring the pink out a bit more with these pumps. I've also finally found the perfect white bag! I was in desperate need of a new one and love this style. Some people don't wear white until after Memorial Day, but of course I like to wear it all year round. ;)
"She's a mess of gorgeous chaos and you can see it in her eyes."
This quote really spoke to me. I think that so many of us are going through so much in our lives and we are literally a beautiful mess. Despite the chaos and the struggles, there is still beauty in it all. WE are still beautiful. Sometimes we try to hide our emotions, but really our eyes tell all. This past week has been a bit stressful, chaotic and emotional as I have been planning my sister's wedding dinner for tomorrow. She did just get engaged, but they both know what they want and are ready to start their lives together. At first I didn't understand, but now I fully embrace it and could not be happier for her. My heart is so full of love for her and the fact that she has finally found genuine happiness and true love. My sister is very non traditional when it comes to weddings and she has always said that she would just want something very small and intimate with family and close friends. It's all starting to finally hit me that my big sister is getting married and our father will not be here physically. This is one of the biggest moments to happen that he is going to miss and it truthfully makes me sad. My mom and I have come up with a couple of special ways to honor him tomorrow and make sure that his presence is still felt. I know that he is with us every step of the way and his spirit will be around us all tomorrow on the big day. I won't get into this any deeper right now, but I did just want to share a little bit about what has been going on in my life lately. <3
Now let's switch gears to this look. It's simple, but bold and I love this yellow and navy blue color combo. I think this is the 3rd dress that I have from H&M in this style. It's such a great fit and it's so chic. I ended up wearing this last week for a few things in the city. It's not too dressy, but it's just enough. You can never go wrong with nude sandals as they pair well with literally everything. I decided to pop out the navy with this oversized clutch and just kept the rest of my look simple. I haven't been doing too much with my accessories. It seems like I keep gravitating towards the same pieces lately. Less is more sometimes though, right?
My hair was super voluminous! I love curling it now that it's short because it has way more volume then when my hair was longer. I do have layers though, so as you can see the shorter ones were hanging out all over the place. Oops!