The Look

White outfits for summer || Polished Closets

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It seems as though I only want to wear white lately. This is only problematic when I am heading to a wedding or a bridal shower, but other than that, I'm wearing white from head to toe! Nothing is chicer than an all white look, especially if you can keep it clean for more than 3 hours (aka not me!). Out of everything on this list, I think the white sunnies are my favorite accessory. I love the bold statement and flattering face shape! Next on my list to purchase are these lace up ballet flats because they are under $100 and will take me well into fall. What is your favorite?!

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3 Cleaning Tasks to Skip When You're Really Busy

We're all busy - with work, with kids, with spouses, with all of the above! Sometimes having so much on your plate gets overwhelming and you need a break. It's ok to slack on cleaning once in a while, but don't make it a habit! When you're super busy, it's ok to skip these three cleaning tasks:

  1. Scrubbing the Shower - This is ok to skip especially if you have a shower spray that you spray after every shower. I really like this one
  2. Doing Laundry - Probably my least favorite task...especially the folding part. Just save it for later as long as you have enough underwear! I only use this detergent because it has no fragrance or dyes!
  3. Mopping - Opt for spot cleaning in between heavy mopping to save your back and your sanity! If you do want an easier option than mopping, I love this floor steamer. Less mess and easy clean up! 

Bell Sleeves and Off-the-Shoulder

MLM Label essential off the shoulder top

Top: MLM LABEL || Denim: J Brand || Shoes: Marc Fisher || Scarf: Cara via Nordstrom || Handbag: Mansur Gavriel || Sunglasses: Celine || Polish: Sally Hansen "Sugar Fix" || Lips:NYX "Amsterdam"

dramatic bell sleeve top
white flared denim
Marc Fisher Espadrille Wedges
bell sleeve and off the shoulder top 

Photos by Ellie at Due West Photography

Top: MLM LABEL || Denim: J Brand || Shoes: Marc Fisher || Scarf: Cara via Nordstrom || Handbag: Mansur Gavriel || Sunglasses: Celine || Polish: Sally Hansen "Sugar Fix" || Lips: NYX "Amsterdam"

The moment I saw this off the shoulder top with bell sleeves in gingham, I had to get it! We all know by now that an off-the-shoulder anything is in style for this spring and summer, so when you find one this dramatic, you basically have to get it. Or that's what I told myself. I can't stop wearing this top - I also love to pair it with skinny white jeans and pointed toe platform oxfords for a more casual look. 

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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding, Part 2

asos citrus ruffled dress

Dress: ASOS || Shoes: Via Spiga, old, similar here, also love these || Handbag: Old, similar here, also love this || Earrings: Bauble Bar || Ring: Julie Vos || Lips: NYX 'Addis Ababa'

bauble bar statement earrings
asos neon green ruffle dress
ruffle dress for summer wedding
green dress with pink shoes

Photos by Elli at Due West Photography

Dress: ASOS || Shoes: Via Spiga, old, similar here, also love these || Handbag: Old, similar here, also love this || Earrings: Bauble Bar || Ring: Julie Vos || Lips: NYX 'Addis Ababa'

Who else has tons of summer weddings to attend? *slowly raises hand* It's always nice to have a few statement dresses on hand to wear. I absolutely love celebrating with my friends, but that doesn't mean I don't struggle to look fabulous while doing it! Check out my post from Monday to see a fun and dramatic wedding guest look. This dress is perfectly bright and so fun with the ruffles, especially the big ruffle on the shoulder. It is the perfect length for a cocktail-attire wedding, and you can accessorize with a bold heel and a patterned clutch. Personally, I think this dress could be worn for a fun weekend, and it's always nice to be able to re-wear the dresses you buy for weddings. 

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One Piece, Two Ways

how to wear a fringe top

Madewell Short Sleeve Fringe Sweater 

Classic: ZAC Zac Posen Embellished Eartha Top Handle Mini Bag || Bauble Bar North Star Brooch || Le Specs Savanna Sunglasses || J.Crew Fringe Tweed Pencil Skirt || Nine West Jackpot Pump

Boho: Quay Electric Dreams Round Sunglasses || Shashi Lella Clutch || Adia Kubur Caitlin Tassel Earrings || Madewell Crop Leg Jeans || Steve Madden Christey Wraparound Ankle Tie Sandal 

Fringe is a huge trend this spring and summer, and adding just the right amount to any outfit packs the perfect punch. But how do you wear this trend? It's really easy! This Madewell fringe top is a classic closet staple. Fringe isn't just for the hippies, though it lends itself perfectly to a more bohemian style. A breezy pair of culottes and an even fringier clutch makes this top stand out. I also love pairing fringe with classic staples like a pencil skirt and pointed toe heels (these are SO comfy and on sale!). Fringe is here to stay, so it's ok to invest in a few key pieces. Which look is your favorite? 

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