the Shira Rose

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Casual Plaid Shirt Dress

I’ve been wearing this plaid shirt dress a lot lately. It’s comfortable and casual and I live in it on the weekends especially!

Anyone doing anything fun over the summer? I haven’t done anything much because I work but I’m hoping to at least make it to the beach once and hopefully a water park one day this week! That way I can actually pretend I’m having a vacation. Ha! Tell me what you’re up to!IMG_0377 IMG_0385 IMG_0376 IMG_0346 IMG_0381 IMG_0387 IMG_0373

Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Dress: sold out Lou & Grey, similar Joie dayle plaid dress or button down dress. Bag: Jordana Paige cora c/o, OBSESSED with this smoky purple bag for fall: regan satchel and the nolita satchel. Shoes: old, similar kiki ballet flats or Paul Mayer cap toe ballet flats. Jewelry: Anzie aztec bracelet (different color), Leslie Francesca ring c/o, lattice cocktail ring c/o. Sunglasses: similar candy color sunglasses only $14

Pink Maxi Dress

Can we talk about how comfortable this pink maxi dress is? And the fact that it’s only $40?? Yeah, Leah and Pearl is always killing it with their affordable collection of fashion-forward and modest clothes! I’ll be sharing the second piece I got got from them next week (or you can get a sneak-peek on my instagram here). Other gorgeous pieces from their website that I’m currently crushing on are this fun color block skirt and the phantom scuba skirt.
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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page. Hair and makeup thanks to Caravan Stylist Studio.

beach maxi dress c/o, blane espadrille wedge sandal c/o, lauren sheen crossbody bag c/o, Nesoi Collection quartz crystal necklace c/o, Physicians Formula glossy stain c/o, hair products from Not Your Mother’s c/o

I’m Really A Mermaid

I can’t help my love for funny graphic tops and this “I’m really a mermaid” sweater was an impulse buy I haven’t regretted! Wildfox sweaters are normally pricey but Saks Off Fifth currently has an amazing selection of Wildfox items at 60% off. I love how soft the sweater is, the bright blue color, and of course the witty words. In retrospect, I should’ve taken these photos at the beach with my hair up while walking barefoot in the sand. Oh well, next summer? IMG_0787 IMG_0760-2I asked for blueberries with my froyo and this is what I got. Kind of sad, no? Next time I’ll ask for sprinkles so at least the picture will be pretty! 😉


Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page. Hair and makeup thanks to Caravan Stylist Studio.

Really a mermaid graphic sweater, similar white denim pencil skirt: mother denim pencil skirt, white denim skirt, distressed denim pencil skirt, canvas espadrille wedges

Lightweight Summer Dresses

It’s no secret that my go-to summer outfits are always lightweight summer dresses and this  Elise Dress I’m wearing is just $38! I recently came across Liz and Honey  on instagram (because where else, right?) and I’m so glad I discovered them so that I can share their website with you. Liz & Honey was started by three sisters who are all about fun fashion and the latest trends at budget-friendly prices. And when I say budget-friendly, I really mean it! They are always adding new pieces to their website and their stuff often sell out so I recommend visiting their site regularly. I cannot waitttttt to show you the second dress I got from them! Actually, you can see it on their website now (bryn dress) and on me later. Ha!

Kelly and I went back to Dumbo because I can’t get enough of this ombre wall (we did a photoshoot back in April/May here and here). I begged Kelly to go across the street for some distant shots so you could see how cool the wall is and she managed to get some great photos in between passing cars! I love you Kelly!
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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page. Hair and makeup thanks to Valerie from Caravan Stylist Studio.

Elise dress c/o, Dune London espadrille sandal, Botkier crossbody (or Botkier leather crossbody), Michael Kors watch, luxe pave orbital cuff ring, opal necklace and gemstone ring c/o Leslie Francesca,   Physicians Formula glossy stain, hair products from Not Your Mother’s

Sailboat Print Shirtdress

I love this sailboat print dress (last seen on the blog a year ago here) as it easily meets my criteria for the perfect summer dress; lightweight, has sleeves, and no layering required!

These blithe sandals are my favorite summer purchase; they are SO comfortable and the embellished jeweled detail is right up my alley. The designer is Louise et Cie; she is the wife of Vince Camuto and consistently makes beautiful shoes that end up on my wish list! Usually, I find flat sandals to be uncomfortable when walking in them for long periods of time but these feel cushy and have some padding and I seriously recommend these if you’re looking for a comfortable pair of flat sandals. IMG_9825 IMG_9837 IMG_9845 IMG_9836 IMG_9819 IMG_9835 IMG_9827 IMG_9848

Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Dress is Equipment last year, check out other options in the slideshow below (just disable your ad block), blithe embellished sandal,  rings and earrings c/o Leslie Francesca and ring c/o Amelia Rose Design similar bags: Rebecca Minkoff avery crossbody on sale or mini love cross body bag