This year, much like last spring and summer, gladiator sandals are definitely one of my staple pieces. For the warm months ahead, there’s no better way to take a simple dress or denim cutoffs up a notch. Whether they’re heeled, flat, or somewhere in between, these go-to sandals can be as bold or simple as you’d like, and with options at every price range, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Which of these could you see on your feet this spring?
When it comes to my wardrobe, I have to admit – when I love something, I love it hard. Gladiator sandals were in, I wore them to DEATH. Stretchy culottes of the 2000s? I had every color. Comfy, cozy loungewear and all the matching sets of 2020? You know I went all in, and I’m not ditching a single piece yet. (In fact I’m just doubling down and grabbing more sets and comfy basics for spring, #NoRegrets.)
And in addition to the loungewear love I’ve currently got a big ole thing for jumpsuits. (To be fair, I’ve kind of always got a thing for jumpsuits, but they’re currently in heavy rotation around here.) It started with the tailored, strong shoulder version above and pretty much took off from there. If you’re digging the look like I am, scroll around below for a few of my faves at a bunch of different price points, including two that are under $20.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve worn this little midi skirt twice and received SO many compliments, which obviously has me wondering why I don’t wear skirts more. Truth be told though, I’m not much of a skirt kind of gal these days, but when I saw this one, I just couldn’t pass it up. The wrap style and ruffle details – yes please. Plus, I love the knotted front detail, and seersucker is basically a Southern summer necessity.
Also, let’s chat about this little bag for a sec, shall we? This silly little clutch is literally EVERYWHERE I look. So many bloggers have it, and it’s now available in so many colors. I held out on buying it for quite a while, but when I saw the black one, the holding out was over. And here’s the deal. It’s totally impractical for some outings and can become a real pain if you, oh I don’t know, decide to take it up the Palm Springs tram one day and walk around lots of scenic lookout points with a glass of wine in your hand. (Sounds far-fetched, but I accidentally achieved just that recently and was wishing I hadn’t brought this little birdcage along. To fully paint the picture in your mind, I’ll let you know that I was also wearing studded gladiator sandals and a bright kimono in a sea of hiking shoes, Teva sandals, and fanny packs.)
BUT, in some settings, I just think it’s the cutest little outfit topper. Fashion isn’t always 100% practical, right? And if you’ve been wanting to get your hands on this black version without the steep pricetag, then click right over here for a matte black style that’s a bit more budget-friendly. Just remember to keep it in the car should you decide to hop on the Palm Springs tram. (I swear, it was a last-minute idea.)
Well y’all, the new home renovation is currently in full swing. (Remember this post? I swear I’ll share sneak peeks of something besides the backyard soon…just not yet.) And as someone who’s spent WAY too much time in the Home Depot lately, I’m giving my brain a little break and turning my attention to summer fashion. And affordable summer fashion to be exact. Blame my recent trips to Bermuda and Miami or blame the constant dust cloud coming from our house that I’m trying to escape, but I just want to look like I’m dressing for a tropical vacay everyday. Off-the-shoulder this, tasseled that, I can’t get enough. And with everything here under $50 (plus lots under $25), I’m not even feeling bad about it. So what if I’m resort-ready sipping a lemonade with the sweet, sweet sounds of electric saws in the background? (If that’s even what they’re called.) Summer is coming, people, and I’m over here like “Bring it on.”
Happy Friday, friends! Who’s ready for the weekend? I’m not gonna lie, I’m way excited. Today I’m headed off to the East Coast, and tomorrow morning I’ll be hopping on a Royal Caribbean cruise to BERMUDAAA! I’m super excited because (a) I’ve never been on a cruise before so why not start with Bermuda and (b) I’m cruising with a few of my favorite gals: Kathleen, Jenn, Krystal, and Courtney. Sometimes I don’t know how I got so lucky in this life, but I’m thankful as all get-out and feeling like the luckiest duck around. So if you’re following along on Instagram (and I hope you are!), then stay tuned for a few snaps from the high seas. (And full disclosure, I have no idea what the high seas are, it just sounded right.) Also, I’m rounding up a few photos from Instagram lately and linking the details exactly above. Because when it comes to making it easy to shop the look, I’m here for you, girl. Happy, Happy, Happiest weekend, y’all!
If great minds think alike, then Jenn, Krystal, and I were #killingit this day and clearly thinking blue for spring. (And swear, this was not planned when we packed our outfits for the day.) This little blue dress of mine is about as good as it gets in my book: billowy dolman sleeves, a drop waist, and the yummiest, softest fabric. Also, fun fact: I totally packed this dress in my New Orleans suitcase, and the wrinkle factor was a non-issue. Anywho, here it is in all its glory with my favorite gladiator sandals from last year, but I’m equally excited to wear it with a pair of nude heels for a night out. It’s a total splurge, but until the end of day today, it’s part of Shopbop’s Friends & Family sale. Take 25% off with code “INTHEFAM“, and wear it like you mean it, sister.
If you’ve been following along here for the past few months or over on Instagram, you probably know that I’m currently in New Orleans for my wedding week! It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t believe the big day is almost here. While planning for our wedding, I spent SO much time finding the dress, the shoes, the accessories, the little things that I wanted to make our day so special. So when it came time for packing, I was a little overwhelmed to say the least. There were so many things I needed to remember to pack! And then it came to planning outfits for the rest of our trip, I went for easy dresses and caftans, gladiator sandals, versatile handbags, and some of my favorite “athleisure” pieces for traveling. And this new “Mrs.” weekender was the icing on the cake. So today I’m sharing a few of the pieces that made it into my bag for our wedding trip to New Orleans. Whether I forgot anything important or not? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Switching things up quite a bit from yesterday’s post, today I’m heading full-speed for spring. How am I supposed to resist when every store is filled with the prettiest new spring things and outside it’s like 75 degrees here? So I’m just going for it. I was actually roaming around Nordstrom looking for cozy pieces to bring to New York with me when I found this maxi. From the front slit to the flowy sleeves to the killer print, it was love at first sight. Paired with gladiator sandals (another spring and summer obsession of mine) or wedges, it’s perfect for an upcoming outdoor morning wedding that had me a little stumped in the wardrobe department. Plus, I’m sure I’ll be wearing it 4,639 times this summer because it’s so lightweight and easy, and at under $100, I’d say that 4,639 is a sufficient amount of wears to make it more than worth it, right?
Happy Monday, people. How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty stellar because in Southern California we got…wait for it…rain. Whaaat?! And not just a little. It rained for a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday, and we even got a little thunder and lightening. It’s such a rare occurrence here that when we do get a rainy day, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and listen to it. And although the rain was supposed to last through today, I woke up to a beautiful sunny SoCal morning here. I guess it’s kind of hard to complain about that. So today I’m sharing this sunny look from Liz & Honey boutique, and I’m pretty much in love with this romper. From the color to the billowy shape to the lightweight fabric, it’s so perfect for the hot summer days ahead. Worn with tall gladiator sandals, a fringe bag and a hat, it’s a little touch of boho glam at the beach. Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!
The summer months are upon us, and that means one thing in my head: beach days ahead. Recently I discovered coolchange, a New York brand with the most perfectly breezy beachwear that I could live in all summer. From pants to tunics to jumpsuits, coolchange has your vacation wardrobe covered. I didn’t have the patience to save this tunic for the next beach day, so I layered it over a slip dress, added gladiator sandals and called it a day. Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!