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Hello Pretties! Something about this outfit make me feel tres sophisticated. But in the quirky Aunt sort of way–you know what I mean? The person in your life who is unapologetically odd, enjoys trying out bold accessories, and doesn’t shy away from something that’s a little off the beaten path.
I’m in the midst of a personal life + style evolution. Aesthetically for my blog, I’m in the process of redesigning it to be more user friendly and share more content here on the main page, allowing you to peruse more of my content that get’s lost after a week in my main feature slider. On a personal style note, I’m trying to foster my inner love for the weirder side of fashion, because I think that’s what sets me apart in this super saturated blogger industry. Sure, I love a Chanel boy bag and off-the-shoulder dresses from Revolve just as much as the next girl, but I’m looking to challenge myself to share innovative outfit inspiration that you can’t find elsewhere.
I’ve been really into Western vibes lately. I know we associate bandanas with Western because of cowboys and old movies, but I’ve been digging a bit deeper. I’ve been on the hunt for awesome turquoise brooches, bolero ties, and anything old and silver that I can get my hands on. This vintage neck scarf I picked up at the Melrose Fairfax Trading Post flea market the other week, and I’m obsessed. I’ve been wearing regular bandanas for awhile – you know, the kind you order off of Amazon for super cheap. But this one feels soft and worn in, like a really worn in cotton band tee. It’s (allegedly) from India, and I can’t wait to find more like this.
Trends come and go, but I think the button down skirt is here to stay for me. It’s funny how things go in and out of fashion. If you would have said to me 5 years ago I’d be slipping myself back into denim skirts in 2016, I would have said you were crazy. Low and behold: me, in a denim skirt, loving life.
Granted, this rendition is much more refined than the super short, frayed, Abercrombie and Fitch mini skirts of yesteryear. This style is undoubtedly ’60s and oh-so polished. I wanted to try giving the illusion of a denim, A-line dress, so I let a lighter chambray top hang out over the skirt instead of tucking it in. Cute right? It’s fun to experiment with different ways to wear pieces I’ve worn a million times! The rest of the outfit is pretty self explanatory. White accessories, because they are my favorite, and a pink scarf, because my scarf obsession is real, and a round of applause for kind of looking like a super casual flight attendant 🙂
Long weekends are my absolute favorite — especially during this time of year! I’m spending Memorial Day weekend relaxing around the house, gardening, hiking, and having a BBQ. Recently, I’ve been loving red, white, and blue together — I’ve actually been wearing this color combo a lot!
So naturally, I wanted to put together a festive, patriotic look for our Memorial Day BBQ. I decided to go with that skirt that was oh-so popular last summer – the button front denim skirt. I still like the way it looks and have no intention of retiring this style anytime soon. This look is simple – baggy white button down, tied in the front, and unbuttoned to show off a red banana choker. I’ve been wearing my scarves like this on repeat, so expect to see more!