This past weekend my boyfriend and I went to visit my family in Wisconsin. The weather was sunny, but the lake was still frozen and the temps were still icy cold. Whether I go to my dad's or the islands, I always end up packing some sort of maxi dress. They are easy to layer over or wear solo with a simple flip-flop. When I bought this Fluxus maxi last summer, I was, like most women, somewhat scared of the horizontal stripe. However, with a knit cardi and chunky vintage belt to break up the stripes, I found this dress to be rather slimming. And I love the pop of turquoise color against a white, iced lake and navy stripes as an added option for your eye.
I am always into neutral colors this time of year. After winter I’m over black and way too pale for brights, so a soft, feminine pink is how I welcomed spring this year. I love the silk and chiffon detail in this romantic Nightcap dress, especially paired with a rugged cowboy boot. Crosses and religious jewelry, as seen in previous posts (here), are also a favorite of mine. I love how vintage medals and rosary beads can be constructed into a modern statement piece and look fabulous with a tee shirt and jeans or a pretty, neutral dress. I layered about three necklaces, and could have added more; the necklaces compliment each other and the dress just perfectly.
I LOVE stripes and the nautical look. The pieces always look tailored and the stripes add a subtle but bold pattern. This MM Couture Blazer has a slight, sharp shoulder and single button front. I always gravitate toward the color red when working with stripes, it’s the classic sailor chic look in my eyes. Besides the fact that I can throw it on in no time, my leopard infinity scarf adds sass to a simple black tee or, in this case, a striped blazer. For me, this is the way to mix prints. Do a statement pattern (stripes-jacket) and a hint of another (leopard-scarf). I am also into monogram or namesake jewelry. This long, gold, oval necklace has my initials in the center; I love how it drapes over the infinity scarf and adds a bit of unsuspected bling.