Ankle boots: Saks 5/48
So while my entire inner circle is glued to their TV set, and my boyfriend has a screaming match with our own flat screen, I utilized the perfect weather and sunny day as an opportunity for a blog shoot. I don’t watch football and I learned very very young that football Sunday is the perfect opportunity to be out and about and get stuff done. Thank you football league! (Is that what it’s called? Don’t know, don’t care.)
I really contemplated returning what I initially thought was a dress. After trying it on I think it might have been designed to be more of a shirt. Luckily, because I’m petit sometimes even long shirts work perfect as a dress for me. On the flip side of that some dresses are just devastatingly too long because they’re made for girls that I imagine to be at least 5’10. Sadly, I have some skirts that hang in my closet simply because I thought even with heels they would work, but alas the only way they’re going to fit is with a trip to a seamstress. So what is a girl to do when she loves a piece that is shockingly too short? Why do what I call the “mom trick” and just throw some shorts underneath! When I was younger I used to have to wear shorts under almost everything. Not only was it annoying and sometimes too much on a hot day, but it was just not fashion forward at all. Thank God someone realized this was a problem for young fashionistas in the making and invented skorts. Whoever that was, sir or ma’am, I applaud you. Nonetheless, for fear of exposing too much skin today I resorted to the ancient but useful tradition of throwing shorts under a dress. And surprisingly it worked! Nothing like some lace shorts adding a little flare to the short hem of a shirt dress!
Huh, what’d you know? My mom knew something about something after all!
They’re subtle, but peeking out from under the dress are my favorite black lace Free People shorts.
Top: Splendid Shorts: Free People Sandals: DVF Hat: H&M
There is nothing like celebrating your independence than doing so in style. True, if it were up to me I would have celebrated in a bikini lounging by the pool or catching some waves at a beach, but alas when you work in retail, such luxuries are non existent. After catering 8 hours to tourists who have no concept of how special the 4th of July is, I came home from work and immediately scoured my wardrobe for 4th of July essentials. After days of putting together my outfit in my head, I decided on a blue paisley printed linen top by Splendid, white lace shorts by Free People, hat by H&M, and gold gem gladiators by DVF. So I’m a label whore, sue me.
Dear DVF gladiators, baby you’re a firework.
In case you were unaware, it has been hot in Southern California, particularly in the desert areas. Which has it’s pros don’t get me wrong. Like I burn almost as much calories walking to my car as I would running on the treadmill for 30 minutes. But it’s rather difficult to make cute wardrobe choices considering it is triple digits outside, and if I could I’d walk around wearing practically nothing, I would. I know we just celebrated our freedom but nobody should be that free unless you’re rocking a Britney circa 2000 body. Alas, I decided on this chic and cool (in the literal sense) outfit that was slightly inspired by Mrs. Banks from Mary Poppins. I was always fascinated by her independent spirt and the hat is an ode to her fight for equality for women. WELL DONE MISS BANKS! I realize she was British, but a fight for freedom is a fight for freedom. Completely random I am aware, but what can I say I am a random person. I hope everyone enjoyed their fourth just as much as I did. In the company of loved ones, and rocking a fierce outfit.
linen is no joke the most perfect material for staying cool and chic during a typical so cal summer day.