{Details}
Dress: c/o Old Navy
Jean Jacket: AG Jeans from The Urban Rack
Belt: Brave Leather
Shoes: Frye (old loves)
Clutch: Winners

Oh the awkward time of year where we attempt to transition our wardrobe from winter to spring.  We inevitably are either way too hot or freezing.  It’s a tough sartorial balancing act.  One of my musts for my spring wardrobe is a denim jacket.  {Or in my case two denim jackets.  One more spendy & fitted to go with dresses, tanks, etc. and the other cheap and cheerful plus a bit roomier to layer over slightly bulkier items.}

I picked up this super cute polka dot dress with my June trip to San Fransisco in mind.  However, my motto is “buy it now, where it later…but also where it now” .  I’m still working on a catchier way of saying this.  I get too impatient to wait for the warm weather to kick in to wear my new, carefully selected, finds.  Yesterday was a warm sunny day that was screaming for me to throw this dress on.   {Dress details that I love…the elastic waist makes it perfect for my curvy figure…the adjustable straps allow for a proper fit in the bust area…for the hot weather I’ll pair it with a blue lacey bra, sandals, and my straw hat.}

 

 

{Details}
Dress: Barefoot Contessa Boutique
Denim Jacket: AG Jeans (The Urban Rack boutique)
Boots: Plenty Clothing
Bracelet: Alden Rae
Bag: Erin Templeton
Necklace: Karen Telio

There is some huge #LocalLove happening here in this look.  Absolutely everything I am wearing is either from a local boutique or a local designer/brand.  It wasn’t intentional, but when I started listing my outfit details I was pleased to see all the items I found that have supported local business.  This fabulous white lace dress with a floral print is one of my newest additions to my wardrobe.  While it is still a bit chilly to go full on Spring just quite yet, I couldn’t help but snap and share of few pics because it’s just so pretty.

I am also channeling my inner Dakota Johnson this week with my Oscar inspired hair style…a ponytail.  I LOVE fashion, but sometimes the fashion “experts” are hilarious with the ridiculous obsessions they have.  Like many of you, I watched all the red carpet coverage from the Oscars.  I watched the before, the after, and everything in between.  One thing that was amazing was the ongoing commentary over Dakota Johnson’s ponytail.  Now granted, usually a more glam hair style is chosen for such a formal fete, however, you would think this girl invented the ponytail with they way these fashion critics went on about it.  To paraphrase a few of my favorite comments….

” Dakota Johnson’s ponytail is anything but basic.”  It was pretty basic to me.

” I love her daring choice to wear a ponytail.”  Daring is a low cut dress after 50, a ponytail on a 25 year old starlet is well a ponytail!

” It’s so unexpected and not at all boring.”  I guess it is unexpected, but can’t say I leapt out of my chair when I saw her hair.

” Dakota’s hair is just brilliant.”  Brilliant?  I guess I’m chic-er than I thought when I head to the grocery store.

” Ugh!  How much are we loving the ponytail on Dakota Johnson?”  Clearly you are all loving it ALOT!

Maybe it’s because my hair style is pretty much the exact same as hers or that I’ve just worn a lot of ponytails over the years, but hearing this uber simple hair style was the top pick seems ridiculous…but I still love it!

 

It’s officially September and Fall is whispering is presence on the cooler breeze.  A couple weeks ago, I styled a fabulous photo shoot for Framework Magazine’s September issue (out today).  With so many amazing photos to choose from, and only a snippet being represented in the magazine, I couldn’t help but share more of what we worked so hard on.  I think  it is my favorite shoot I’ve styled to date.

Dress: Rebecca Taylor $398, red/gold WE necklace $188 both from Wear Else, Bag: Co-Lab Ellie bag $85 from The Urban Rack

Pants: Michael Kors $125, Top: Rebecca Taylor $298, gold WE necklace $330 all from Wear Else, Bag: Co-Lab Fiona bag $50, Bracelets: Katula Kiss $45 each all from The Urban Rack, Hat: model’s own

 

Pant: 7Seven $298, Top: Paul & Joe $175, Fur Cape: Graham & Spencer $399 all from Wear Else

Dress: Nanette Lepore $368, Necklace: black and gold WE necklace $165, Bag: Olivia domed all from Wear Else

A huge thank you to my amazing team.  I feel so privileged to work with such talented and creative people.
Credits:
Photography by FM Photographics
Model: Chelle Morgan of Discovering Elegance
Makeup: Christie Voon
Styling: Jennifer Pistor
Photo Editing: Remo Pistor

 

 

Usually this time of year I’m starting to gear up for Fall.  I adore Fall fashion.  Cozy knits, leather boots, and loads of layers.  This year with our current heat wave and my internal thermostat peaking  from my little peanut, Fall clothes have never been further from my mind.  I plan to stretch out my summer wardrobe as long as possible.  With approximately 40 days left in Summer, I’m gonna ride out my hot weather style.

Shirt: c/o O’Neill, Tank: Walmart, Skirt: Metalicus, Shoes: c/o O’Neill, Hat: The Urban Rack, Bag: Erin Templeton, Necklace: c/o Toodlebunny

 

A look back at some of the summer time looks I’ve styled this season for Framework Magazine.  I hope to inspire you:)

Photography: FM Photographics

Models: Alison, Jill, Rachel

Clothing from: The Urban Rack, Plenty, Barefoot Contessa, Today Boutique, Pandora Alberni St., Social Experiment, Forever 21

 

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