Agnes + Dora Dress Three Ways

When I am able to get my hands on something that is versatile (and affordable) I am one happy camper. I feel like I am getting more 'bang for my buck' (add that to the list of phrases I can't stand haha!) when I can wear something multiple ways. Bonus points if its comfortable.

As much as I would love to get dressed up all the time (like in a dress and heels) it just doesn't fit my lifestyle anymore. It's hard for me to justify purchasing a really dressy dress when I know I will only wear it one time. That is wear versatility really is important to me. That's why I loooooved this Agnes & Dora Lee Dress. When I first tried it on, my immediate thought was casual, but then the wheels started turning, and I thought how easily I could dress it up! Not to mention it is SO comfortable.

It lays perfectly, has a great amount of stretch, and is something that could easily take you from a play date to date night just by swapping out the shoes and accessories. As much as I loved tossing on the heels with this dress, I will say my favorite way to wear it (and how I wore it out and about with my family) was with sandals! It just had the perfect, casual vibe!

Agnes & Dora has a lot of other great pieces that could easily be deemed a closet staple, especially with the fall season rapidly approaching. (ok maybe not rapidly, with this heat...but its on the horizon!). I personally love the ruffle tunic. If you're on the shorter side like me you could get away with wearing it as a dress with flats, or as a tunic with a cute pair of leggings

Check out how I styled the Lee dress-what's your favorite? More importantly, what's not to love about this dress? I'm in love!

I loved dressing it down with a cute pair of sneakers, but adding the baseball hat took it down a few more notches. I could see this easily being worn on my days off where I am usually at home/running errands with my girls. Those days comfort usually wins, but this would definitely be stylish and comfortable!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Dress: c/o Agnes & Dora /// Shoes: Sole Society (similar) /// Bag: Kate Spade (similar) via My Girlfriends Wardrobe /// Hat: Nike /// Watch: c/o Christian Paul

It's amazing how different the whole dress felt as soon as I put heels on! Even adding a skinny belt could make this dress even dressier! This would be great for a casual wedding, a date night, or even if you have a business casual atmosphere at work! Instead of strappy heels, wedges could also work! When the temps start to drop, a pair of black ankle booties would look adorable, too!

Outfit Details:
Dress: c/o Agnes & Dora /// Shoes: Just Fab (similar) /// Jacket: Elizabeth & West (similar) /// Clutch: Blair Ritchey (similar) /// Choker: Melrose Flea (similar)

This was by far my favorite way to wear this dress! I loved the casual feel with the sandals and hat-I feel like it was the most 'me' and I loved it! 

This dress wore really well throughout the day as well! I wore it to travel home to my parents, lounging around the house then out to dinner with my family-it didn't stretch out or lose it's shape at all. Looooved it!

Outfit Details:
Dress: c/o Agnes & Dora /// Sandals: Target /// Hat: Target /// Bag: Kate Spade (similar) via My Girlfriend's Wardrobe /// Choker: Melrose Flea (similar)

Great piece isn't it? You can take a lot at all of the Agnes & Dora pieces here or York ladies, you can get in contact with Jill for more info!


Floral Swing Dress

There really is nothing I love more than a good swing dress, especially when it has a gorgeous floral print to it! \

I particularly love this Elizabeth & West dress for many reasons. It is lightweight enough to wear now when the temps are still a bit balmy, but the floral print can be one worn well into fall, too! Wearing it now with sandals makes for a perfect late summer outfit. When fall rolls around, pairing it with ankle booties and even a utility vest would be an easy look!

The length of this dress can be a bit tricky, as it can be on the shorter side depending on your height. It is longer in the back, which is something that I typically prefer in my dresses (and even tops, too). If you aren't sure about wearing this as a dress, it does look great as a tunic as well. Simply size down and toss on your favorite skinny jeans for a breezy, floral tunic!

This was the perfect casual outfit for me to wear to Ella's piano recital and dinner afterwards yesterday! I will definitely be wearing it again, and even well into the fall.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Elizabeth & West /// Sunglasses: Melrose Flea (similar) /// Sandals: Target /// Bag: Elizabeth & West (in store-contact to purchase)


Basic, Striped, Transitional Tee

If you notice I am glistening in these pictures, you aren't imagining anything. Maybe you are thinking that I bought some new kind of makeup that is giving me this glow? Nope. That is just sweat. Plain old sweat. Yes, it was that hot this weekend that I just couldn't keep the glisten from my face! So.hot.

Despite the heat, like I mentioned the other day, I have been purchasing items that I can transition from summer to fall. A tee shirt is probably the most basic item that you can take from summer to fall. In the warmer months, it looks great paired with a pair of distressed shorts like I am wearing. 

When the cooler months start to make an appearance (whenever that may be), style with a pair of skinny jeans, booties and a utility jacket. Really-it's something as easy as swapping the shorts for jeans, the sandals (or sneakers in my case) for booties and tossing on a jacket. I love that particular look because it can be stylish enough for a casual girls night out, but comfortable enough for a weekend full or running errands. I am sure you will see me wearing something pretty similar to this fall look in a few months!

Outfit Details: 
Top: Old Navy (similar, similar) /// Shorts: American Eagle (similar) /// Shoes: Converse /// Bag: Target (similar) /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Although this tee looks cute paired with shorts, I can't wait to wear it for the fall! Take a look at how I plan to wear this tee when it gets a little cooler!

Jacket: H&M /// Jeans: J.Crew Factory /// Top: J.Crew Factory /// Booties: Sole Society


Another Summer to Fall Transition

It's that time of year, you guys! Just like the off the should look that was on repeat this summer, I hope you won't get sick of me talking about fall to summer transition pieces.

It seems to be this time of year that I start focusing on what can get me from summer to fall. I try not to purchase as many summer items as I have been, but I also can't get in the mindset of purchasing really fall items like sweaters. So, you will find me purchasing things like this dress-items that I can wear now when the temperatures are in the one hundreds with insane humidity, and later when the temperatures finally decide to cool off.

As soon as I saw this dress in Target the other week, I knew I wanted to pair it with these shoes- they are SO comfortable and pretty versatile. I have worn them with jeans and dresses alike. The price is typically higher than I normally would pay, but I found them on Ebay so I saved a little money! But really, even paying full price- it's worth it. I promise, you will wear them with so much! For now though, the only accessory I need with this dress is my favorite summer panama hat, if only to absorb the sweat I have dripping from my forehead, and my go-to Blair Ritchey bag.

Once fall rolls around, I see myself wearing this with a cute pair of ankle booties and a longer cardigan, or even a lightweight denim jacket.

Also, a total sidenote, I wish I could share what Ryan says to get me to laugh in these pictures. Although hysterical, totally not appropriate to share with the masses. Just know when you see these smiles and laughs, they are genuine, and sometimes over the top, because what Ryan is saying is over the top! Hehehehehe!!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Target /// Shoes: Vice Camuto /// Bag: Blair Ritchey /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Karen Walker


Cold Shoulder Floral

I seem to be into florals lately, don't I? This dress was one of my Target purchases last week when Xhilaration was having a BOGO 50% off sale. I couldn't resist!

I loved pairing it with a choker and these ridiculously comfortable lace up shoes. I also paired this dress with flat, strappy sandals to make it a little more casual, which I loved just as much as dressing it up. Although it's long sleeve, the cold shoulder style and sheer sleeves left me feeling somewhat cool in the humid, summer heat.

What I love most about this dress though (besides the style) is how comfortable it was! Anything that I don't have to worry about sucking it in is perfect. 

I plan on getting as much wear out of this dress as possible before the cooler temps roll in for the fall. Based on how hot its been lately, I have a feeling I will have the opportunity to wear this for a long time, still!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Target /// Sandals: Vince Camuto /// Choker: Revolt Style Studio /// Bag: Blair Ritchey