I had the great pleasure of celebrating my first wedding anniversary this weekend! I was feeling nostalgic and wore a Fab’rik maxi dress I had not worn since returning home from our honeymoon. We traveled to Phuket Thailand, Singapore, and Tokyo and it was very tropical during that time of the year. I packed a lot of light and flowy dress to prepare for the heat. I love the bold pattern and bright colors of the dress. It’s just so uplifting and I will forever have happy memories every time I wear it.
Phuket, Thailand was absolutely gorgeous. Here we are at Phi Phi island where the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” was filmed. Pictures just don’t do this place justice.
We stayed at the Trisara resort in Phuket which is absolutely spectacular. This was the view from our private villa and infinity pool. It was really hard to leave this place.
We started our anniversary on a positive note by attending church. We came home and relaxed before heading out to a scrumptious dinner at The Optimist. If you love seafood, definitely check this place out. It took me the longest time to decide what to get because their menu is packed with so many different varieties of fresh fish. We loved everything we ate and the service was great!
When we came home we popped some champagne and attempted to eat the top of our wedding cake as tradition dictates. It surprisingly tasted okay but neither one of us could get over the idea of eating a one year old piece of cake.
Here’s to one year down and many years of marriage to come!
Wearing my hair natural in the summer has a Boho vibe to me. It influences me to accompany my hair style with an equally laid-back outfit. Nothing says effortless and comfortable more than my favorite American Apparel maxi dress. This dress has been on repeat all summer. It’s just so simple that I can style it a million ways. I wear it to the grocery store, long flights, anywhere! I could just kick myself for not getting more than one at the time, but I intend to change that very soon!
I paired it with another summer staple. This Banana Republic Heritage sweater has proven to be the perfect summer sweater providing just enough coverage but cool enough for warm weather.
This eye-catching, intricately, woven leather bag was a one-in-a-million purchase. I got it at a small boutique back in Pittsburgh years ago. The owner only had one because she wasn’t sure how it was going to sell. The store is unfortunately no longer there. I consider myself lucky because out of all of my handbags (designer ones included) I receive the most compliments on this one. I love that it has every color under the sun and goes with virtually every outfit. Definitely another summer staple for years to come.
Let’s talk about this gorgeous pendant necklace from Anthroplogie! They have the best affordable jewelry in my opinion. Besides the beautiful colors, I love that it has a long, narrow design. I feel like the pendant along with the maxi dress has an elongating effect which us petite girls need.
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I was wearing….
Maxi dress: American Apparel. Sweater: Banana Republic. Ankle boots: Old Navy. Handbag: NIla Anthony. Necklace: Anthropologie. Earrings: Belk. Ring: David Yurman. Watch: Michele.
On July 6, 2013 I witnessed two souls become one at my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a wedding. The sky was blue and the sun gods were smiling on us that day. I waited up to the last minute to decide on which dress to wear but I was very happy with my decision to wear my Von Vonni maxi dress because that sun was HOT and shining right on us during the ceremony.
If you saw my post on the Von Vonni transformer dress you know what a wonderfully versatile dress this is. I watched the YouTube video in the hotel room and chose this twist design.
I often choose one color that is minimally represented in a pattern and match my accessories to help bring that color out. In this case, it was the magenta color against the cool blue hues.
I was born in the mid 70’s so I pretty much grew up during the 80’s. Fashion in the 80’s was all about bright colors and I loved it. My favorite clothing brands as a kid were Benetton and Esprit. My wardrobe was full of bright colors and prints so I decided to pay homage to my childhood with this coral and magenta maxi I snagged from Target. Pink and turquoise was one of my favorite color combos growing up so accessorizing with my bubble necklace really made the dress pop.
What is your favorite bright color combo?
I was wearing…..
Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters. Dress: Target. Necklace: via Etsy. Bracelet: Charming Charlie. Shoes & Sunglasses: Tory Burch. Watch: Michele.
If you’re looking for a way to stretch your wardrobe without breaking your budget, look no farther. The transformer dress by Von Vonni provides you with 20 ways to wear one dress! Amazing right! They display the options on an easy to follow YouTube video. The most popular dress is their maxi dress which comes in an array of colors and patterns. There is also a cocktail length option and tops. I have the maxi dress in black and a multicolor pattern. I might wear one to an upcoming wedding so stay tuned for the post.
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