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Outfit: Striped & Embellished


When it comes to summer style, I love for it to feel effortless, chic and fun.

To update my wardrobe for spring, I was excited to take out my embellished clutches that — while might seem like “what do I wear with them” at first — goes with everything, and instantly elevates anything you pair with it (think your go-to solids). I’ve recently been on the hunt for nude heels, and initially wanted these but after never being available in my size I saw these and immediately pulled the trigger. I’ve been thrilled with the purchase; the chunkier block heel, on trend this season, makes it so much more comfortable for a night out (they don’t have to be “dinner shoes!” — you girls know what I’m talking about!) and the fun strappy detail adds personality to every outfit. I recently wore them with a white romper, seen on Instagram.

I’ll be sharing my favorite nude shoes for spring and summer soon; swapping out your black or darker heels with a nude heel, sandal or flat immediately lights your look and makes your legs look longer. Sign me up for that.

On a quick side note: this Banana Republic blouse is only available now in limited sizes but I LOVE it so much; see how the front is straight across instead of elastic? It doesn’t ride up like most other off-the-shoulder looks. More brands need to do this. For sizing, I’m wearing the XS; the small petite was too short and boxy.

Blouse: Banana Republic // Denim: J. Brand (old, I cut the hems off; try it on these or these) // HeelsBCBGeneration // Clutch: Star Mela (older; similar here) // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Bracelet: Alexandra Gioia (more from her shop) // LipsFresh in tulip

Photo Credit: South Moon Photography

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    Lisa | The Sequinist
    May 26, 2016 at 5:17 AM

    I want this whole outfit, top to bottom! xx

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    Sarmistha Goswami
    May 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Totally digging the Bardot top trend this season and the striped one that you are wearing is just awesome! Love the footwear too 🙂
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    Keri
    May 11, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Such a cute outfit. That bag is so lovely!!

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    Heidi
    May 11, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    You look so cute in this off the shoulder top! I always feel like I look hunched over in these styles. I think I need to work on my posture!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      May 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM

      You should test it again, for sure! It definitely shows off a flattering part of most women’s figure. You’d look fantastic!

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    Rach
    May 11, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Love that blouse!! Looks super cute with denim and skirt! And those heels are gorgeous!

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    Shira
    May 11, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Perfect spring/summer outfit! Love the bag and shoes and ooh did you get that skirt??

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      Alyson
      May 13, 2016 at 9:12 AM

      I didn’t get the skirt at the time — really trying to save, however I have to confess I’ve been thinking about it; different from anything else I own.

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    Kellyann
    May 11, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Absolutely love this look on you! And pairing the top with the midi skirt was genius, great pairing.

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      Alyson
      May 13, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      Thank you so much — I love when what you bring into the fitting room all comes together!

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    Tara
    May 11, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    This might be my favorite off-the-shoulder top that I’ve seen anyone wear….so classy! Love it!

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