July 26, 2014

Long day OOTD


I wore this dress to campus for some meetings, then dinner with friends, followed by drinks with my Covey cofounders. It was a long, full day but I did manage to remember to snap a quick photo before I left campus (hence the bag inclusion as I was on my way to my car).

I bought the dress at the Boden sample sale in Pittsburgh. Now that I see this photo, I am not loving the fit but I do love the print, color, and light linen-blend fabric. I have a huge wish list from Boden's a/w 14 offerings and find the brand is replacing Anthropologie as my go-to for fun, interesting, but still work-life friendly clothing. If only they had a brick and mortar store where I could try on all the things before ordering.

Details:
Boden Boho dress
Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats (sling back version on major sale here)
Kate Spade newspaper print bag (my tote is long gone but this periodic table tote is adorable and you can still get a newsprint ipad or iphone case!)

July 19, 2014

Beachy Themed OOTD


Both Emilia and I wore thematic dresses to an Under the Sea themed wedding shower for my sister-in-law last weekend. Mine is from Boden and majorly on sale now! They were big hits and both of us received many compliments. I actually like Emilia's dress even more so than my own but Ralph Lauren didn't make any dresses with the same fabric for adults.


Outfit details:
Boden Nancy dress (on sale now!)
Gap cardigan
Campers sandals
Michael Kors watch; Gift necklace from Chris who bought it from a market in Benin

On Emilia:
Ralph Lauren dress
Saltwater sandals
On Chris:
J Crew shirt and pants

July 11, 2014

Perfect Details Indeed!




Not long ago I was browsing for statement necklaces and came upon Perfect Details. I noticed that a lot of the stock felt reminiscent of that of Anthropologie's wedding-themed site, BHLDN. Although I haven't shopped BHLDN much, save for when the sale was on sale (cause it is otherwise too rich for my blood), I was surprised to see that this smaller boutique managed to have more competitive retail prices and a larger selection of jewelry than the bigger fish in the pond!



I decided to contact the proprietor of Perfect Details to talk about her business. Being wedding season, I've been thinking a lot about its surrounding e-commerce. The owner of Perfect Details, Lisa and I hit it off and I was floored when she generously offered to style my jewelry for the many weddings I am attending this summer. The first of these weddings was two Saturdays ago. I was thrilled to be sent from Perfect Details a slew of sparkly Sorrelli pieces from their Evening Moon collection. They paired wonderfully with my Nanette Lepore Ottoman dress (a favorite that I bought many years ago). I got many compliments on the Tiara Crystal Cuff bracelet and the Rectangle Drop Necklace in particular. Wearing them once makes me wish they were mine forever! Thank you so much, Perfect Details!


I'm so excited to see what Perfect Details sends me for the next wedding!

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