Tag: maxi dress

The Prettiest Pink Floral Print Wrap Dress for Spring

Dress | Shoes | Bag (high end, dupe) | Earrings | Bracelets (similar here & here)

Is this not the prettiest spring dress? It’s been about four weeks since I purchased this pink floral maxi wrap dress and I’ve probably worn it, 5 or 6 times. I seriously love it so much. If you’re looking for a dress to celebrate Mother’s Day, or just a really pretty spring dress for any occasion, I can’t recommend this one enough. The fabric (viscose) is lightweight, flowy, soft, and breathable. It’s such a casual fabric but the elegant cut of this dress makes it easy to dress up. Last year and the year before I didn’t take any photos on Mother’s Day and I sort of regret it. I wish I had done a better job documenting that time. However, this year I’m prepared. I’m not sure about the accessories just yet but this Mother’s Day I’ll be wearing this gorgeous floral wrap dress. Sizes are starting to run out and I’ve never seen dresses by this brand restocked so if you know you want it, grab one before it’s too late!

How fun are these clear heels? Did you know they’re Manolo Blahnik dupes?! Yes! The designer version are like $750 and not vegan but these are under $40 and made with vegan leather. I love finding a good vegan shoe dupe to a designer shoe! I linked them above and I also linked some more fun clear heels in this post all about the best vegan shoes for spring trends 2019. Be sure to check out that post for all sorts of spring styles that will keep you right on trend this spring.

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Yellow Floral Maxi Dress With Woven Straw Tote Bag

Dress: Nordstrom | Purse: Amazon | Earrings: BaubleBar | Sandals: Target

Sunglasses: Target (sold out, similar here)

This yellow kimono sleeve maxi dress has got to be the most comfortable maxi dress I’ve ever owned AND it’s on MAJOR SALE right now! It’s like, 40% off and you’re going to want to grab one asap before your size sells out. It’s the perfect summer dress! The cherry blossom print is adorable and the fabric is lightweight and flowy. I love a kimono-style sleeve maxi dress. The waist is a true wrap-style, meaning it’s not sewed together and you can actually open the dress and wrap it around. It ties at the waist with an extra long sash that flutters beautifully with the slightest breeze. I got so many compliments on this dress during our stay in Kauai. I think it’s because the flowy fabric makes this dress look so chic but still super casual due to the print. This dress shape is also super flattering on all body types. It covers imperfections and gives you a beautiful shape. I also wore it as a swimsuit cover-up and it can also be worn with wedges and a cute clutch to dress it up. It’s such a versatile piece.

I also have to tell you about these earrings which you can see in the 4th picture from the top. I first saw them on Rachel Parcell and instantly knew I needed them. The white floral shape is perfect for spring and summer looks. They’re made of white resin with a fabric covered center. I wore them with almost all my outfits in Kauai even though I brought lots of other styles, these are just so pretty and they really go with everything. They’re also available in a few other colors and prints.

Lastly,  I can’t wrap this post up without telling you about my $15 sandals. How pretty are these? Again, this is a style that goes with everything. I had these on repeat almost every day in Kauai. The ones I got are a muted gold color, but they also come in a beautiful tan leather as well as a few other colors. Best of all is that these are made of vegan leather. Finding cute vegan leather sandals can be tough, especially ones at such a great price point so I suggest you grab a pair before they’re sold out.

Really quick before I sign off if you’re in Kauai go to Anake’s juice bar (click here for their Yelp), get a Poipu Paradise smoothie bowl (without honey, to make it vegan) then walk across to this shopping center (The Shops at Kukuiula) and enjoy your bowl at a bench under the large trees. That’s what we did on this day for breakfast. Athena had so much fun chasing the birds while we enjoyed our smoothie bowls. There’s also a farmers market every Wednesday from 3:30-6. The produce selection is unbelievable and the prices are pretty great. I got a HUGE bag of fresh basil for $3!.

Summer Style Floral Maxi and Sandals

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Dress: Amazon Fashion | Shoes: Target (similar) | Bag: Amazon Fashion |

Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (on sale!)

Would you believe this dress is $30? Well, believe it! I’ve been wanting to order clothing from Amazon for the longest time but was hesitant given the low price point. I thought the quality would be bad. Nevertheless, I bit the bullet and I’m sure glad I did. Both my bag and dress are from Amazon and I love them! This dress comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. It’s so light and airy, perfect for this Las Vegas desert heat. My bag is a dupe of the Cult Gaia Ark Bag (which is sold out everywhere) but it’s only half the price! I ordered the large size and it’s perfect. It easily holds my phone, wallet, lipstick + much more. It’s also very well made; the bamboo pieces are smooth and well connected. This bag is so unique and perfect for summer that it’s no wonder it’s sold out everywhere. But you can still get the dupe on Amazon! I’m also obsessed with my new sunglasses. They’re part of Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. The sale ends on August 6th (only 5 days left!) so check it out and score some amazing deals before then!

 

Summer Maxi dress with Straw Hat Outfit

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Dress: Obey (old, similar here and here) | Jacket: H&M | Shoes: YSL (old, similar) | Sunglasses: H&M (similar) | Hat: H&M | Bag: Style & Co (only $20!)

I’ve been searching for the perfect denim jacket forever and I finally found it! The best part, it’s under $40! Woot! It has a little bit of stretch, which I love and need (chubby arms, lol). I’ve been wearing it so much and I love how versatile it is! It’s super comfortable too and the material is perfect. It’s a soft and breathable cotton with a good weight to it— love it! If you follow me on Instagram, take a peek at my Instastories, throughout the week I’ll be sharing different ways to wear it.  Happy Humpday everyone!

Free People Black Maxi Dress

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Can you believe how quickly this month has flown by?! I’ve been so busy working on a cookbook that I haven’t had much time for anything else. Autumn is quickly creeping up on us and I’m so happy for long maxi dresses like this one by Free People. It’s such a transitional piece, perfect for moving from summer to fall. This particular maxi dress style is SO hard to find. I was extremely bummed when I went to order it online only to realize it was sold out in my size. A few weeks later I go into Nordstrom’s for some retail therapy and lo and behold, there is the dress, in my size, and on sale. It was meant to be.

Dress: Free People

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: Stella McCartney

 

DESERT

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This particular day started at 5:00 am. It was dark when we set out to find a good spot in the desert to shoot this. A cool breeze was blowing and we got to see the sun rise, I love starting the day out like this. It’s this beautiful desert landscape that was the inspiration for this outfit; I drew inspiration from my Mexican background and came up with this outfit.

This dress is a thrift store find (similar here, here, and here ), the cardigan is from Anthropolgie (similar here), shoes are BCBGeneration (similar here), necklace is from Forever21, bangle is from a boutique in Hawaii, and the orchid bracelet was a gift.

DESIERTO

Este día en particular comenzó a las 5:00 am. Estaba oscuro cuando salimos en busca de un buen lugar en el desierto para fotografiar este atuendo. Una brisa fresca soplaba y llegamos a ver la salida del sol, me encanta empezar el día así. Es este hermoso paisaje del desierto que fue la inspiración para este atuendo. Tomé inspiración de mis raíces mexicanas y creé este look.

R & R

In celebration of the boyfriend’s birthday we are going on a cruise! It’s a great way to forget how old you’re getting, haha. On a more serious note, I have not packed a thing and we leave in a few hours. I did however, prepare myself by making this pretty packing visual “list”! These are my staple pieces I am definitely bringing. Why is there a cardigan, a shrug and a long sleeve top you ask? Great question! You can put your hand down now. Weather forecasts tend to be unreliable and I’m really counting on that because I’m seeing cloudy skies and rain for almost the entire trip! We’re going to Mexico by the way, why is the sun on vacation this week?! For this reason, I prepared light tops that I can layer over a dress or wear with pants and other basic pieces in case it gets a little too cool.

Gray Cardigan: Iris & Ink 
Chevron Stripe Dress: Hive & Honey
Over-sized Black Sunglasses: Fendi
Black Glitter Sandals: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Cross Front Shrug: ALLSAINTS
Tunic Top: Trouve
Tie Dye Maxi Dress: Red Haute
Hobo Bag: Furla
Parfum: Lolita Lempicka
Crepe Pant: James Perse
Silver Sandal: Prada
Blue Sunglasses: Pucci
Extra Wide Brim Hat: San Diego Hat Coompany

Two more things I have to mention. There was no paid advertisement, trust me. I just loooooooove these two particular items. First is the Furla hobo handbag. This one is almost identical to one I bought a few years back on my first trip to Paris. It was the one and only souvenir I brought home. A few years later and it’s still spectacular and looks exactly the same even though I use it nearly every single day. The quality, of course, is superb. It’s simple but luxe. The one I listed however has a second strap so it can be worn cross-body which is fantastic and super useful when traveling. I may just add this one to my collection just because of that extra strap! Lastly, I have to rave about the extra wide brim hats by San Diego Hat Company. They are so beautiful and fit perfectly in any beach or poolside setting. These in particular are really wide and oh so well made; if you’re only going to buy one sun hat this summer, make sure it’s this one.