A Red Lace Number

red dress edit16 edit17 editI came across this Laundry by Shelli Segal sheath cocktail dress at Marshalls a few weeks ago marked down from its original retail price of $148 to $39.99. This red lace number is fully lined, has a lace yolk overlay and frayed scalloped hem, making it just the right combination of classy and sexy.  With the couple of weddings, bridal showers and an engagement party I have coming up within the next few weeks, I knew this dress would be a good purchase so I snagged it right away since there was only one available and it just so happened to be in my size.

A red lace dress is perfect for an evening out, a cocktail party or a special event and can be worn with nude or black pumps or brown, nude or black open toe ankle strap sandals. I accessorized with my Louis Vuitton clutch and my brown Italian Suede Accordion bag with gold chain from Banana Republic to show two different options and I opted for nude pumps for the afternoon.

Lace Dress: Marshalls (Similar and Similar) \ Handbag: Banana Republic (Here) \ Clutch: Louis Vuitton (Here, Similar) \ Nude Pumps: Charles David (Here and Similar) \ Gold Crystal Stud Earrings: Michael Kors (Here) \ Crystal Gold Bracelet Set: Bebe (Similar)

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[Photography credit]: Jennafer Ashley of Fresh and Fit

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A Hamptons Inspired Modern 70s Look

strtipednewest-editEdit-2-2airbrushI’m sharing one of my favorite color combinations and summer outfits: white jeans and a blue and white striped shirt for a Hamptons inspired look.

This light and airy oversized striped shirt can be worn tucked in, untucked or knotted in front. Tie-front shirts have been popular this season and a basic knot can add dimension to any casual outfit. The knotted front and rolled up sleeves, in combination with my flare jeans, gives this Hamptons inspired look a modern 70s twist when paired with platform sandals.

I purchased this extremely soft, long-sleeve striped cotton shirt at H&M a few weeks ago in the blue and white striped pattern as well as in white. An oversized shirt is a transitional closet staple and can be worn with jeans, leggings, pants, shorts or skirts. I typically prefer flare jeans over skinny jeans because I have more of an hourglass and curvy body type and longer length flares can really elongate your legs when you add a stacked heel or a wedge. You can combine a blue and white striped shirt with black, gray or white skinny jeans and a pair of pumps or sandals for a casual date night look.

Striped Cotton Shirt: H&M (Here and Similar) \ Mid Rise White Flare Jeans: Forever 21 (Similar, Similar) \ Slingback Platform Sandals: Michael Kors (Here and Here) \ Handbag: Louis Vuitton (Here and Similar) \ Silver Bangles: Kate Spade (Here and Here) \ Crystal Stud Earrings: Akira (Similar)

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[Photography credit]: Jennafer Ashley of Fresh and Fit

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