Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Chambray Off the shoulder top

This little top and skirt combo also gave the illusion of being a dress, and a pretty short one at that too!
I had a little problem with excess volume of the top but still can work with it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sporty dress

Or my Illusion dress!
The combination of this top and skirt gave the illusion of a Tee-dress from a distant. A nice sporty look! I was tempted to take  the athleisure look a bit farther by wearing sneakers but:
1- it was too hot!
and 2- I like my illusions small and manageable!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mixing gray and blush

Getting inspired by this shirt's pattern. Yes, one of the easiest outfit to put on and run out of the door because I was so late!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tie neck T-shirt

I liked this T-shirt from the moment I saw it. That little tie-neck takes it out of "casual tee" category into a "cute and respectable top" classification. Then I can safely pair it with a pair of printed Bermuda shorts and still look good!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

peplum and juggers

An outfit for a quick run outside and enjoying the summer rain... even half an hour of rain makes a big change in the heat of summer!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Red shorts

Playing by the pool needs a fun outfit, no?! For me, red is playful and fun. Well, you can guess how much fun I had from the big amount of red I'm wearing!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

White check dress

Even if you are going to spend the whole day in the mall, it doesn't hurt to wear a breezy dress. I was so grateful for my flat shoes after six hours of walking! But again, what better way than to spend a hot day in a cool mall and find sweet unexpected bargains too!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Off the shoulder dress

If you have to leave the house on one of the hottest day of these past couple of weeks, wear a light gauze dress. Although I had to tame the billowiness of the dress with a ribbon belt, it still was breezy enough to keep me cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sage outfit

A pretty mellow color scheme for running around and doing errands.
When your top has tile print, your earrings have to look like tiles too! that's my new rule!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Flowers and rust

If someone had told me three years ago that I would wear pants in 114°F, I would have called them CRAAAZY!!! But today all it took was wondering to myself "would these pants go with my floral tunic?" and yes... they match!
I have changed so much after spending three summers in Arizona!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday movies

What does everyone wear to watch a movie on Sunday evening? Jeans and a tee? Yeah, me too! My jeans were chambray culottes and the tee was a silk chiffon one but basically the same thing!
And since the movie was "Finding Dory" (yeah, finally got to see it!) I had to wear blue.. won't you?!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Boho dress

I think the brunch is the happy meal of the week. Its carefree spirit deserves a bit of bohemian freedom, like this boho minidress.
My two favorite things: brunch and a silk boho dress!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunset colors

the ultimate compatibility test for a new top in my wardrobe is being matched to my golden pair of cropped chinos. It's the hardest color to complement but when a top passes the test... yeah, it suddenly becomes an staple!
Case in point? This little breezy peplum top with its gorgeous sunset color scheme.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Easy dressing

A great looking dress is best when you want to keep cool in evening heat but also look fancy enough for a fine restaurant. For some reasons I'm into green these days!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Patchwork denim skirt

The classic mall-going outfit in summer? A top and a denim miniskirt! However, I prefer a patchwork denim miniskirt with a raw hem and a white silk shirt. My way of staying true to my style! Plus the whites let the skirt to be the star of the show!
I am so in love with this skirt!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dotted shorts

This little short is a mix of colors and I wanted it to be the focus of this outfit. I debated wearing a red or green top with it but finally settled on a white peasant blouse. Just keeping it real!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Daisies and culottes

Daisies mean summer, right? and when temperature drops down to 95°F (after a few weeks of 105°F and over) you take advantage of it and wear pants... OK, technically linen culottes but still!!!
Is the color scheme a bit autumn-y? I needed something that was not blue or white.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

White shirtdress

Every year when the dog days of summer hit, I am grateful to myself for buying this airy and light shirtdress. It is one of my best investments and still grants compliments from strangers. What could be better, feeling cool in 115°F and being complimented for your "stylish well cut"* dress?!

* Yes, that's a direct quote!

Let's take a closer look at this dress (because I love it so much!):

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Walks to hikes

Visiting my favorite Arizona city and a quick change to go for a hike at one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. Urban dweller to hiker!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Lazy greens

An ideal afternoon of playing in the pool followed by a stroll and a burger dinner. This outfit was equally effortless to put together. Sometimes being lazy is a good thing!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

White night

A breezy and light outfit for a nightly stroll at downtown. I think white epitomizes Summer, don't you?!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Blue mix

I have a little decorating project to finish so running from one store to an other is pretty much what I have to do these days. The easy outfit? Shorts and a breezy top but since I'm Madam Designer, the shorts are oxfords and the top is a pretty patterned one!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sailor striped

Another red-white-blue outfit from this long weekend. The stripes are dark navy and I just had to overload on red accessories.
What can I do, Fourth of July is my third favorite holiday (right after Halloween and Thanksgiving)!!!

Embroidery boho dress

I fell in love with this dress when first I saw it on Anthropologie's website. Then I saw the dress in store and found out it's a drop-waist. Deciding it would be unflattering on my body I didn't try it on. Then three months later it went on sale and my friend insisted that I try the dress on. I did and.... yeah, the rest is history!
I thought a little dinner in honor of a friend's birthday is a good time to debut this darling dress. I tried to go monochrome so the dress takes the center stage but I think my stack of bangles stole the show! Oops!
Let's have a closer look at my dear dress, my darling deserves it:

Monday, July 4, 2016

Red, white and blue!

I call this my Fourth of July dress since I can't comfortably wear it any other time! It's just way too... patriotic... yeah, that's the word!
Happy Fourth you all!