one dress wonder

Viva Vena Vena Cava Quickstop Shirt Dress


I loved reading through your comments on yesterday’s post! It looks like a lot of us are in some kind of major life transition, and we’re redefining our style in the process. We’ll figure it out together!

Lately, I’m drawn to really simple outfits without a lot of extra “flair.” Dresses like this are perfect, because the statement print does all the work without needing a lot of accessories. You can keep it really easy in the summer with flats, pair it with a chunky knit and boots in the fall, and wear it with a blazer and pumps to the office all year long.

Any newcomers in my closet are going to have to be quality multi-taskers! I’m feeling more grown-up already.


Viva Vena! by Vena Cava Quickstop shirt dress | TKEES foundations flip flops | Andrea Jovine sunglasses |Romeo & Juliet Couture bag via Hautelook

prints charming



This is what I wore yesterday.

Today I’m wearing jeans because I overslept — story of my life — and didn’t have time to shave my legs. I’m hating every sweaty, chafing minute of it and hereby declare that denim in the form of pants shall be banned through the remainder of summer, stubbly legs or not.

For me, comfort is synonymous with crankiness, and I’m much more charming with bare legs in July.

Know what else is charming? A cute printed dress that costs less than takeout.


BeBop dress (Beall’s Outlet, $15) | Elle denim jacket (Kohl’s) | TKEES Foundations flip flops | Romeo & Juliet Couture handbag via Hautelook

sack dress, take 2.


See: sack dress, take 1.

I think I tried on six different belts with this dress today. It was a three little bears style dilemma. Some were too wide, some were too casual, none were “just right.” Frustrated, and belts strewn errywhere, I settled on the old “scarf-around-the-waist” move. I checked Pinterest, and Olivia Palermo’s done it, so it must be acceptable.



MNG by Mango dress | Adrienne Vittadini scarf | TKEES Foundations flip flops | Romeo & Juliet Couture bag (via Hautelook)