There’s something perfect about a white sweater dress for summer – it’s simple, casual, and has enough detail to go from day to night. This eyelet one has a sweet open back and slip underneath. Guess has many knit and eyelet summer dresses right now, which is exactly what I want to wear with a denim jacket during the day and a good wedge at night. I might break this out again for memorial day weekend! What do you think? x
I couldn’t imagine a better background to shoot this pretty floral maxi dress, and we stumbled on it outside a home off of Sunset in Beverly Hills. The city is in bloom this time of year – bright lilac jacaranda petals line the sidewalks at every turn. I’ve already worn this dress a handful of times – to brunch, on Sundays, and broke it out again for Mother’s Day. It’s always nice to find printed dresses for under $100 – you can wear it so many ways. I throw a denim jacket over it with wedges for an easy look. Below are a couple other favorite floral options!
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I couldn’t be more into Australian labels. I can’t wait to make it down under just for the sake of scoping out new clothes! This Keepsake top is perfect in my eyes: unique print and shape; soft and feminine without being too sweet. The open back balances out such a high neckline. It fit like a glove but I struggled to find an equally worthy bottom to pair with it. Does anyone remember (or own) the infamous Zara skort that circulated around a couple years ago? (Find similar options here and here). I had it tucked away in my closet but realized it’s architectural shape was the perfect counterpart to my top. The whole look reminds of origami, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more Keepsake pieces. If you have questions about Australian/US sizing, email me!
I’ve worn these Aquazzura sandals so many times; you may recognize them from some early blog posts. It may be time to upgrade to a summer pair, and I have my eye on this wedge version – perfect for maxi dresses. I’m en route to Dallas today – follow my travels through Instagram @sophieelkus!
Is it just me or is fringe everywhere these days? I just returned from Coachella and I swear half the female population on the festival field were decked out in fringe crop tops, fringe skirts, fringe bags… did I even spot a fringe headdress? Not that I’m complaining; I’m definitely on board. I love the carefree attitude of a little fringe (as I mentioned a couple posts ago) and I’ve been on the lookout for some new additions. In a dream world I would have brought this YSL fringe bag to the festival with me.
As with any trend, my aim is to incorporate just enough into my look that it complements my own style and comes across as more timeless (you never want to look like a giant hanger displaying the trend; it should be used as a way to add life and a little edge). I found this fringe skirt at Intermix and almost bought it in black before noticing the beige version. I also love this shorter fringe version.