Summer Must Have: T-Shirt Dresses

The calendar doesn’t say it’s Summer yet, but it sure does feel like it lately. It’s only May and hot as all get out (it’s also extremely chilly some days) so not sure how I’m going to make it to Fall. So, since the weather has been off her rocker, I’ve decided to just go ahead and go through my closet and group all my Summer staples together, for ya know, easy grabbing. And I’ve noticed a general theme. I’m not a huge fan of shorts (I will wear them occasionally especially on beach vacation), I don’t need to bring attention to these thighs any more than it already draws, but t-shirt dresses are kind of my jam! Snug fits and flowy; I’ve got them both. And they are just perfect for Summer.

Easy and versatile, and hello: breezy! I don’t feel contained like I do in shorts or jeans. Also I love the fact that they can easy be dressed up or down. This grey dress looks fine, but plain on it’s on. I could easily throw on sandals and run errands with out feeling sticky and sweaty. This dress is also perfect for throwing on over a bathing suit post pool or biking riding from the beach to lunch or back to your hotel. And it’s versatile enough to throw on some layering pieces of jewelry (like this new piece I’m obsessed with or my favorite handmade bolo) and heels for a sultry night out on the town or a backyard BBQ. And y’all know how much I love pieces I can literally wear a different million ways because ya girl’s on a budget.

And speaking of budget. This dress is only $15.00 currently in stores, sadly there are only two prints available online. Such a good price you could stock up on all the colors and prints available!

Shop this look:

Dress // Wedges // Purple Necklace (only available at the boutique) // Fringe Necklace // Bangles // Sunnies (Best place in Asheville for funky, affordable options)

Almost Black Out

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Jeans // Sweater // Scarf (only in stores) // Booties (old)

I like to wear black, it’s really just that simple. A black out #ootd makes me feel chic, pulled together and slimmed down. But sometimes you just need a pop of color. I like to do that with either necklaces or scarves; since it finally felt like Fall in Asheville this weekend a scarf it was. This scarf may remind you of Mardi Gras but the rich jewel tones scream Fall. So I finally got to wear this as it was intended to be worn (it’s been tied around a bag since I bought it). And I love this! Perfect for just about anything, I even wore this to head a planner meetup this Sunday!

Wear what you want! Even if others tell you to wear something else. I get told all the time I need to wear more color. I like black outfits and I’m going to keep wearing black outfits!

Pre-Fall Outfit

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Jeans // Shirt // Necklace // Scarf // Bag // Hat // Booties

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall here in the mountains. Some leaves are already starting to change and there is that perfect crisp to the air in the morning time. The first part of Labor Day weekend was the first taste of Fall. It felt absolutely amazing. I didn’t run and pull out all my sweaters because let’s face I would still die but I did start finally thinking about Fall pieces. How could I not when it felt perfect outside?

Since it’s still hot during the day I came up with this minimalist #ootd. Swapping shorts for jeans and sandals for my favorite booties right now. Adding pops of Fall color through the scarf on my bag. Keeping the shirt light and jewelry minimal for when it gets hotter later in the day. Throwing on a hat to feel a little more like Fall is here, even though though it’s still around the corner.

I’m in love with the ease of this outfit. It’s so functional for me, fits my style and is absolutely comfortable.

Masculine Meets Feminine

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Shirt (similar, similar) // Jeans // Vest // Sandals // Bag // Sunnies // Rings- Elementality, Ashkal & Pandora // Necklace (similar, similar)

What’s not to love about this outfit. When I picked up this vest I wasn’t exactly sure how it was going to play out in my wardrobe but I knew it was would be a great layering piece for that city chic fashion intern look I was going for. I love the masculine details in this vest and when getting dressed for this day the entire #ootd kind of just fell together. The boyfriend jeans, boxy shirt and utility vest, especially the dark green color scream masculine but when paired with fun accessories it makes the perfect pair of masculine and feminine. I love everything about this outfit. From the stripes, the sandals, my custom leather bag, funky sunnies and the boho jewelry. This might just be one of my new favorite outfits that I have put together. And I feel SASSY AF in this!

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You also have until Saturday to enter to win the Minted Necklace from Noonday Collection!

Boyfriend’s Closet

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Top // Jeans // Sandals // Necklace (gifted) // Similar Hat // Sunnies 

No I didn’t not get dressed from my boyfriends closet but I did finally cave on the boyfriend jean trend. And ahhh I’m so gad I did. These jeans are the best. They aren’t uncomfortable like a lot of jeans are and the loose fit is perfect for casual days. I even went as far as wearing a boyfriend shaped shirt in the fact that it is loose everywhere. In order to wear this look and not look like a total frump is by adding feminine details like the chunky sandals I paired with this. It would also look cute with a fitted top and booties. I can’t believe it took me this long to hop on this trend because I may actually live in these jeans.

 

Don’t forget I am hosting an awesome giveaway to win The Minted Necklace from Noonday which is ethically produced and a fair trade partner and you can easily enter to win that necklace HERE!

A Vest and a Dress

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Brrr it’s a cold one out there. I’m not complaining because the weather made the holiday season a little unreal and I’m happy to pile on the layers! Vests are just for camping fun or something to pair with jeans. Vests are a great way to add some texture to an outfit, a pop of color to an outfit and add some warmth to an outfit. So why not throw it on with anything, including a dress or tunic. As long as you keep the slimming leg effect (same that you would get with jeans) you can pair a vest with just about anything. I opted for this burnt orange color from Old Navy because I knew it would pair nicely with all of the earthy toned clothes I have. So when the weather got below 50, I knew it was time to break this bad boy out. I paired mine with a fun patterned swing dress (I have this thing with black and white stripes currently) and a tartan scarf to pull the vest and dress together. I added brown boots (and yes I break this fashion rule) to help keep everything casual and earthy. This outfit of the day is perfect for early morning errands, shopping or even casual day at work.

I hope all of you have a great first Monday of the year and stay warm out there!

XOXO

Stephanie