Today's Everyday Fashion: The White Dress

White embroidery dress
White dress with pink lace up heels

A white dress is the epitome of summer to me. Add some colorful embroidery and accessories and I'm sold. This dress originally had a sheer long layer (kind of like a maxi) but I had that sheer layer altered to just a tad longer than the bottom layer. The detailing on the neckline was too gorgeous to pass up and I've been getting more creative now that I have a tailor I trust. The dress has been sold out online for awhile, but may be in stores, or check out similar options below!

Dress: Francesca's c/o, $54 (purchased with leftover gift card)
Shoes: JustFab c/o, $39
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Clutch: Ann Taylor, $30 (similarsimilar)
 

Embroidered dresses under $100
Navy and purple tribal dress
Forever 21 dress

Also - here's how I originally planned to style this dress. (From this post.) Heels just weren't going to cut it at the airport! :-)

Today's Everyday Fashion: Swimwear

My ultimate outfit? Swimwear! Spending all day without a care in the world, no hair or makeup, just lounging or doing water sports in a bathing suit is my heaven!! These are a few pictures in Cabo with my favorite suits. All of them wound up being Victoria's Secret, from either this year or last. My favorite suit from Target last year is faded and stretched out beyond repair, and I have a few suits from H&M in years past but haven't found any styles I love there lately. What brands or cuts are your favorite for swim? Please share your tips!

Bikini: Victoria's Secret, $28 (similar with underwire)
Hat: purchased on the beach in Cabo
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Earrings: My Stella & Dot

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Top: Victoria's Secret (color Tequila Lime)
Bottom: Victoria's Secret (similar - color Amalfi Blue)

Top: Victoria's Secret (color Aqua Reef)
Bottom: Victoria's Secret (color Multi Floral Lace)
Sandals: Old Navy (similar)

Today's Everyday Fashion: Cabo San Lucas

Forever 21 tribal dress
Forever 21 dress

Fresh off the plane at the Los Cabos airport! I had a work trip to L.A. this week, so it was a quick two hour flight. I intended to wear this dress for dinner with white strappy heels and a little white belt, but was in the mood to wear it to the airport that day so I switched things up (my necklace was also backwards in every single photo - whoopsie). I met up with JJ at the airport (pic below) and now we start our mini-vacation to celebrate my upcoming birthday! More pics soon!

About the dress: I wandered into Forever 21 last week to shop for a swim cover up and wound up with this little number. It looks more like it came from a boutique like Francesca's than Forever 21. I think that's partly due to the fact that it's from the Love 21 line, which is a bit nicer (and more expensive). Love 21 also has a larger fit, so I went one size down than I normally would at Forever 21! 

Dress: Forever 21, $24
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $17 (similar, similar, similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (sold out - similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse and shoes are 1 year ago. Dress is new.

VIEW FROM THE HOTEL

VIEW FROM THE HOTEL