Maxi dresses are perfect for hot Summer days because it’s something you could just throw on and walk out the door! I love it because it’s like I’m wearing PJs or a mumu out and it’s perfectly fine! It can be difficult for petite girls like me, but like I’ve mentioned before, I actually just buy ‘midi’ dresses and they make perfect maxi dresses for me! I come in at a whopping 4’11” so I’m on the shorter end of the petite spectrum. You are considered petite if you are 5’3″ and under. For my height, I find that midi dresses generally fall right at my ankles, so they are maxi dresses for me! If you are a little taller than I am, it could run slightly higher for you. This is where you should know your measurements and pay attention to the length in the product description.
I particularly like this one because it has really cute pocket details and the color is this gorgeous dusty pink mauve. I’ll probably find some more ‘maxi’ dresses for myself to wear this summer, so below are some that I’m thinking of! 🙂
Dress (Similar HERE)| Purse (Similar HERE)| Sunglasses| Sandals
Hello everyone! I’m sure you’ve already heard about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale from everyone else in the world but just for those that are wondering what my picks are, I’ve put together a compilation of things that I have my eyes on. I already bought a few things to start off with and I know this is against everyone else’s tip of jumping on the products you like right away, but I’ve just saved some in my wishlist to think about for the next few days. I don’t have a ton left in my budget for the month to buy too much so I made sure to buy the few pieces I REALLY REALLY wanted. The rest are things that I think are great deals and although I might not be able to buy them, I’m going to suggest them to you!
I have a Nordstrom credit card so I was able to get Early Access, which is happening now until July 20. Public access begins on July 21. So if you have Early Access, you are able to jump in now and already shop, which I suggest you do! If not, they will still have great things during public access but you might not see some of the things below available anymore. Just a disclaimer! 🙂
Check them out below!
Women’s Steve Madden Imitation Pearl Embellished Mule • Steve Madden • $59.90
Women’s Topshop Long Coat • Topshop • $109.90
Women’s Nike Free Focus Flyknit 2 Training Shoe • Nike • $89.90
Women’s Halogen Plaid Topper • $112.90
Women’s Treasure & Bond Off The Shoulder Sweater • Treasure & Bond • $45.90
Women’s Socialite Plunging Lace Romper • Socialite • $49.90
Women’s Stuart Weitzman Notazzie Bootie • Stuart Weitzman • $349.90
Women’s Treasure & Bond Print Kimono • Treasure & Bond • $58.90
Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Embroidered Nubuck Crossbody Bag – Beige • Rebecca Minkoff • $183.90
Women’s Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Sandal • Dolce Vita • $99.90
Women’s Kenneth Cole New York Double Face Coat • Kenneth Cole New York • $129.90
Women’s Zella Turning Point High Waist Crop Leggings • Zella • $42.90
Women’s Halogen V-Neck Tunic Tee • $19.90
Women’s Blanknyc Life Changer Moto Jacket • Blank NYC • $64.90
Women’s Topshop Spot Peplum Midi Dress • Topshop • $84.90
Women’s Halogen Oliver Ankle Wrap Flat • $59.90
Women’s Chelsea28 Swing Dress • Chelsea28 • $65.90
Women’s Bp. Tie Front Blouse • BP • $31.90
Not that I was feeling blue or anything but I wore this cute chambray bomber jacket and stumbled on this blue wall, so it was perfect for a photo op! I wore my new Zara fringed shorts with a simple black body suit underneath. I have been wanting to try out some fringed bottoms or jeans of some sort but because of how small and petite I am, the fringes would just drag on the floor. Figured the best way was to just get shorts instead!
I love fringes and frays so I was really excited to stumble on these. My chambray bomber is also great to throw on if I want a light sweater or jacket. It’s not your traditional bomber, so it’s very breathable and lightweight.
Chambray Bomber Jacket (Similar HERE)| Black Bodysuit| Fringed Shorts (Similar HERE)| Purse (Similar HERE)| Sandals
White crochet is perfect for bright summer days. There’s something so relaxed, feminine, and whimsical about a perfectly crocheted top. I paired this cropped off shoulder one with an olive draped skirt and my pointed toe mules. It made for a great Summer outfit for an afternoon date with the fiance!
We spent the day having a great lunch at Sqirl, grabbing an iced latte at Carrera on Melrose (where we found this cool Lady Gaga inspired wall), and then running some errands. Apparently, they change this wall out every so often, so I’ll make sure to visit it once in a while to see what they come up with next!
If you’re at Carrera, you’re also across the ever so popular Paul Smith pink wall! Make sure to stop for a photo opt if it’s not too busy!
Crocheted Crop Top| Draped Skirt (Similar HERE)| Mules (Similar HERE)|
There are plenty of days where I’m just not feeling it and want to be in my PJs. That’s when I whip out my comfy joggers. Throw on a simple tee, jacket, slides, and I’m good to go for the day! I wore this out to brunch with my sister and fiance, so there was really no need to dress up in any kind of way! We went to Urth Caffe in the Arts District and decided to walk around to explore the street art and the Arts District Co-Op, which is like a small shopping area with multiple vendors.
I wore a ribbed crop top, my lightweight bomber jacket, of course the joggers, some simple slide sandals, and accessorized with a clutch, sunglasses, and a minimal necklace. Yes, crop tops are pretty much like regular tops for me which on days like this, seem to work out best. I really did not feel like having my tummy out, but if you’re petite like me and DO want to find a crop top that shows a little bit of midriff, I recommend double checking the dimensions first so that you know it’s short enough for that. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a regular shirt.
Crop Top| Joggers (Similar HERE)| Clutch (Similar HERE)| Slides| Bomber Jacket
I went with some friends to visit the ever so popular Museum of Ice Cream! We jumped on getting tickets to this the moment we heard it was coming to Los Angeles. Ice cream is one of the best things in the world and I couldn’t possibly miss a whole museum of it! The Museum of Ice Cream is a temporary exhibit but due to its popularity, it’s time here has been extended a couple of times. If you haven’t gone yet, I recommend going as soon as you can get your hands on the tickets!
We had tons of yummy treats and really had a surprisingly fun time in the sprinkle pool! I was a little hesitant when I first heard about the pool, but I really did enjoy it! 🙂 Just a warning, you’ll find sprinkles wedged in your clothes when you get home!
Cardigan (Similar HERE)| Blouse| Jeans| Booties| Bucket Bag
The Los Angeles State Historic Park recently went through a makeover and we really wanted to check it out. The fiance and I used to take our dog, Zooey, there for walks. It was just a nice open space with trails for us to take her on walks so we were really disappointed when the city had to close it down for construction. Now, it’s got a great new look with a cool bridge in the center that gives you an amazing view of Downtown!
As per usual, I am found in a white blouse and denim, but at least this time, they are denim SHORTS! That counts as changing things up right? Either way, I made sure to be comfy for a hot day in LA. I paired my outfit with some relaxed criss crossed slides that made it perfect for roaming around with ease!
Blouse| Shorts (Similar HERE)| Slides (Similar HERE)| Bucket Bag (Similar HERE)|
There’s a SALE ON SALE event happening on Shopbop right now and I highly recommend you check it out! It would be a great time to stock up on your summer pieces since the weather is warming up and I’m sure you have summer trips coming up! I have a trip to Cabo AND Italy coming up in the next couple of months so I’m trying to plan out outfits and what to purchase. I only like to shop when I’m able to get a deal so when there’s a sale on sale type of thing happening, you know I’m right there with my credit card! 🙂
If you want to see what I have my eyes on, take a look below!
I love bakeries for the obvious reasons (yummy pastries) but I love Mr. Holmes in Highland Park in particular because of the cool white and gold exterior! It made for a great backdrop for my pictures! If you ever have the chance to visit, I highly recommend their donuts! They are famous for their cruffins, which is a hybrid of a croissant and muffin, but donuts always have a special place in my heart so that is my pastry of choice. It’s also a great place to hang out at because of the really aesthetic pleasing decor! There’s a neat neon sign inside, which I’m sure you’ve seen before and perfectly curated chairs and seating for your sitting pleasures!
Long Black Cardigan| Black Denim Shorts| White Tank (Similar HERE)| Sandals (Similar HERE)| Black Bucket Bag (Similar HERE)