Over the weekend my friend Amanda and I were able to make a quick little day trip to Newburyport, which is a gorgeous seaside city on the North Shore. We filled our day with some great boutique shopping, and of course plenty of seafood! The beaches are pretty great, but what makes Newburyport so unique is its charming cobblestone streets and historical buildings; they are the epitome of a quintessentially New England seaport.
Usually with a bright printed skirt like this one, I tend to wear a white or navy top to tone down the colors. With this one though, I had such perfectly coordinating items that I had to make an exception! One of my favorite things ever is when I find a top from a few years ago that perfectly matches the shade of blue in the skirt I just got in the mail. It’s the little things, after all.
Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic Factory | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Sandals: Steve Madden | Purse: Vera Bradley | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu | Necklace: Jenny Boston
Happy Monday! Today’s post came a bit later than usual, as a result of having a bit too much fun last week and less time working. I was able to spend an amazing few days in New York City with my sister and spent some time with friends which was much overdue. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly friendships can slide away during the colder months only to blossom in full force with the spring and summer. But alas, I’m pretty convinced this dress may be worth the wait.
I first spotted this gorgeous palm dress on the beautiful Jessi of The Darling Detail. As soon as I saw it I knew I just had to have it as well! Green is such a great summer color in any of its hues, and the palms make for the perfect subtle pattern. Initially I was reminded of a tropical getaway when I saw it, but after we saw Jurassic World my friend Jake said it looked like a dinosaur was about to jump out at any minute, so naturally I like that reaction best!
This dress is great for so many different occasions, one of my favorite is a quiet Saturday stroll or a trip to the farmers’ market. Tying a chambray over makes the dress a bit more casual but gives it a great put-together look.
Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Chambray Shirt: American Eagle | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Straw Tote: J.Crew | Gladiator Sandals: Topshop
This is a true ‘day to night’ option because I kept all of my jewelry on, and merely switched out my shoes and bag to make a more evening friendly look. I love a loser fitting dress for nights out; I tend to favor the conservative look overall and it’s always nice to be comfortable and still look cute!
Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Crossbody Bag: Coach (old, new version here; similar under $25 here) | Heels: Banana Republic
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