This time around, I thought I'd share some of the items for summer that I have been wanting to try.
One big trend I have yet to try but have wanted to for at least a year or so is the one-shouldered look. I like this look because my collarbone is one area of my body that never looks fat, and it seems to be a universally flattering part of the body for women. I have seen lots of one-shouldered dresses and tops that I would love to have, but they have either been too expensive, the wrong size, or too low on the shoulderless side. Here are a few of my favorite one-shoulder items:
|This happy, yellow one is from Lulu's.|
|I love the retro look and the shoulder detail. (from Modcloth)|
|This one-shoulder top is from The Limited. (There is also an adorable strapless maxi dress in the same pattern/material.)|
Another trend I love for the summer is lace, particularly white lace. I think it is so pretty, fresh, romantic, and girly, all things I aspire to in my style...but obviously those are not always adjectives I evoke. :)
|Love this girly dress, especially the lace and mint color (from Lulu's)|
|from Forever 21|
My sis, Linds, does this next look well, which is colored jeans/pants. I especially love these below from Gap. I love the salmon color and the rolled-up hem.
As is pretty obvious to most people who know me, I
like love shoes. In my last fashion post I found two adorable pairs of flats, so I had to devote some room to heels, too. These, below, from Jessica Simpson, are a bit funky, but SO fun.
I also adore this dress, mainly because it is called the Pondering Poetry dress. :)
I also love to peruse all the adorable shops on Etsy. There are so many wonderful deals and unique creations, not just in clothing, but I happened upon this shop called Brookish, which specializes in all things Jane Austen, and I fell for this tshirt which has print on it the proposal from Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I will buy it...someday.
And for my last picks for the summer, if I had more money to spend on frivolous things, it would certainly include a few Matilda Jane pieces. I love the unique mixture of patterns and the casual but fun feel, especially of their dresses, but with my budget it is a rarity (or a REALLY good sale) before I ever get the chance to order. So, here are my two favorite current MJC dresses. Oh, and an apron, because I LOVE aprons, and this one is precious!
|Is this a cute apron or what?|