White and navy are such a classic, fresh pairing for this time of year. I updated it with a pair of killer metallic silver flats, and deep rose lips, along with some blonder hair. 

{Zara coat (old); Forever 21 top; JCrew skirt (old) + JCrew flats (on sale + 30% off!); Coach 'Willis' bag; Gamine ring; Catbird jewelry; YSL lipstain #14}


summer tote

For the past few years or so, I have been searching for a great summer bag -- something over-sized and a little bit slouchy, but with enough structure to still keep things sophisticated. I think I've finally found everything I've been looking for in this Baggu tote. Love the raw edges and easy caramel color, and even the tiny stamped logo -- a perfect combination that just feels like summertime.

{Club Monaco jacket (similar); J.Crew dress (old but love this $, this $$) and shoes (old); Baggu tote (want the black version too!) c/o Red Envelope (love their gifts for her); Karen Walker sunnies; J.Crew bracelet}


sporty meets girly

In case you haven't noticed, I love a good pattern. I spotted and obsessed over this adorable caterpillar printed skirt from the one and only Lilly Pulitzer last summer -- it had me at scalloped edges -- and scored it at Rue La La's last LP sale. And in case you haven't noticed, I tend to mix that pattern with a stripe. For me, the best way to tie these two together is with a great jacket, like this Aeropostale bomber jacket. Perfect colors, shape and sporty vibe to an otherwise girly look. (Plus it's on sale).

{Aeropostale jacket c/o (on sale!); JCrew top (old, love this one); Lilly Pulitzer skirt (last season via Rue La La, check eBay, or similar shape); Madewell flats (similar, similar in a different color) ; Coach 'Willis' bag; Catbird bracelet; Urban Outfitters sunnies (old, but similar)}


easy classic

For me, finding great basics feels like hitting the jackpot. Those wardrobe staples that I reach for season after season with my newest additions. No matter what the hottest trends are of the moment, I always seem to throw on a blazer with something striped, and something red. Especially for those nothing-to-wear days. Easy, classic, no-brainer.

{Zara blazer; H&M top (similar); Madewell jeans; Sam Eldman shoes (similar $similar $$); Coach Legacy duffle; Karen Walker sunnies; JCrew necklace; JCrew + Kate Spade bracelets; YSL lipstain #9}


those busy days

This week has been quite crazy and quite exciting, and as a result quite hectic. I turned 24 this Monday (eek!) and started a new job on the same day. It's been a week I've been striving for this past year, so seeing my hard work finally pay off is such a great feeling. Definitely a week I'll always remember, and a time where easy yet frilly dresses are a must.

{Club Monaco jacket (similar, similar on sale); Forever 21 dress; Zara flats (old); Coach bag; Target earrings (old); bracelets -- Kate Spade, Catbird}

::pictures by Laura::