Friday, May 22, 2015

Little White Dresses and Summer Things...



Memorial weekend is here and I can hardly believe it. That means summer is..now!? It doesn't feel like it yet to me.  We've finally been having some cool and rainy spring weather here in Northern Cal and I am loving it after a very warm early part of the year. I've been busy with a few projects- one helping clean out my 98 year old grandma's house, and also having to remove a huge tree from my home. More on all that soon... Also planning a trip to NYC so if anyone has any favorite spots..please share!


Today I wanted to write a little about shopping. I have had no time, but have added a few summer  things! Somehow I managed to buy 3 white dresses in the past month.  I just realized how flattering white can be and also how easy dresses are, especially for travel and on warm days.

Little white dresses have been big lately. I am liking the shirtdress versions...and the eyelet and lace looks.

Here's a few of my favorites.



The shirtdress...

Cute how this was styled with the vest and black shoes. 


 Equipment makes a washed silk shirtdress with the longer back hem. Love Equipment's silk.

Note: a shirtdress dress has to be the right length for you, or you risk the lost your bottoms look!


This Alexander Wang is marked down right now at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. They didn't style it so great here, but I could see it with a sweater wrapped around the waist, a straw tote and a white sneakers or colorful Vans.

Another option is this Current-Elliot long shirtdress. I'd add a long necklace, white panama hat, (like these from my favorite Napa store Montecristi) and tan lace up sandals.


White lace is everywhere right now and this combo shirtdress and lace is beautiful.

This is Chloe, of course! So gorgeous...and expensive...
The lace mini-dress is at Net-a- Porter for around $4,350!

Some alternatives...


This is a See by Chloe, it's lower priced line, T dress in broderie anglaise at Net-a-Porter.

Here's another option at Nordstrom. Doesn't this look easy? This Frame Denim  'Le Boyfriend ' T-shirt lace dress is supposed to mimic a guy's white T. Looks like an easy summer dress that would be cool and not tight, but still feminine.


This  version is by Laundry! A dressier look and it's slightly off white which is flattering on most.


Zara makes their version of a lace coat. Would be cute with a white tank, jeans and pretty sandals or worn as a dress like the Chloe version. There's also Trina Turk's version of the California Lace dress here, which I have tried, and loved, so comfy too, on sale now!



I also am crazy for the semi-sheer look like this stripe. 



Love this Vince top and skirt combo.. The back of the shirt is the same material as the skirt.



A little pricier, but two pieces you could wear a lot and I adore the casual chic of this so Californian!

Another sheer striped white I found...

 This J Crew version is fun, looks flattering and is 30% off now with the code WEEKEND.

 So is this eyelet shift..

I adore the detail on the hem and sleeves!

This similar  chevron pleated one is on sale too...



With all the sales this might be the best weekend to find a little white dress for your summer.


The addition of a chic flat and you are set...


I'm kind of in love with these Sam Edelman's and they got a great rating for comfort too, so I might take the plunge. They would be something different with dresses and jeans!

I try to buy myself at least one new pair of flat sandals a season. They really do tend to last me years. So far I grabbed these little Cypress slides at the J Crew sale for my suitcase. They are light and might be cute for out to dinner..



 I think a light pink pedicure is perfect too...


Yummy Mummy by Butter fits the bill for summer.  Light pinks looks so clean and fresh.




Happy weekend everyone!

Enjoy the three days off!

Kim



Images via Pinterest

25 comments :

  1. YAY, I love NYC! I haven't been in some time, so I currently don't have any reccomendations on spots (other than the obvious!) I'm loving the LWD and I'm glad you shined some much deserved light on it!

    Xx, Tiffany | www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com

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    1. Tiffany, Thanks so much! Hope you have a good week! xxo

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  2. Great post Kim, all of your picks are perfect!
    A LWD seems perfect for California but also for a trip to NYC, love those sandals you bought especially paired with that pink pedi. xo

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    1. Dani, I want to bring some of my dresses with me.. Hope I get to wear them.. Feel like I've gotten plans for all this bike riding and such. Maybe out to dinner or a Broadway show? xo

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  3. Hi Kim! That Chloe dress is my favorite ...... love little white dresses. I have done a couple blog posts on them as well;) The one you purchased looks adorable on you! ..and yes, lots of great sales with something for everyone. Have a nice weekend with your family. xxleslie

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    1. Leslie, I adore that Chloe too...If only! Wishing you a nice weekend too! xxoo

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  4. YOU ROCK That white dress..................did YOU really NEED three?OF COURSE, YOU DID!
    Enjoy NEW YORK..................it's been forever since I was there but I do have a NEICE who is calling me to come for a visit!She works for RALPHIE...................you know THE RALPHIE LAUREN!

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    1. Contessa, I never got the white Trina dress, but it's on sale now so I think I might! They are really classics that you could have for years no? Wow how fun your niece works for Ralph.. See you have cool connections all over!!

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  5. I stoppped mid way to order those Sam Edelman sandals! Loving all the white this year. You do look fabulous in Trina Turk!! I should have bought that white one I tried on at the store with you.
    I'm calling over to see if they can get me one!
    Happy weekend my friend!!
    xoxoJennifer

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    1. Jennifer I just adore them and your have pretty feet as you looked so good in all those Trina Turk sandals too! I bet you'll love them! I'm glad you are getting the white dress! xx

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  6. I have a T dress in broderie anglaise ( i bought it at Monsoon UK the last year).
    The white dress is like the black dress, you need to have one in your wardrobe.
    Have a great week end.

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    1. Anne-Laure, I forget about Monsoon! They do have some pretty things and I wish we had it here. Agree it's so nice as a classic in your wardrobe to have on hand! Thanks so much, have a good week!

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  7. You look so cute and i have to say I do think there is a type for white dresses - not everyone suits them - only way I would ever wear one is with a tan and the weather here rarely give me the chance so it's not something I shop for unfortunately! x

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    1. Yes Naomi I suspect they are pretty with a tan, but I think you can see them as delicate and romantic too- with pale skin or any color! x

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  8. Cute dresses, Kim!
    Do you still wear the Steve Madden tan studded sandals? I just came across them & thinking of purchasing. Are they comfy? Thanks.

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    1. Dear Sioux yes! I am still wearing them and they are probably the most comfortable sandals I have as they are the perfect height, not too flat, easy to wear and go with a lot! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. PS-Excited to hear about your trip to NYC! I'm in the mood to get back there sometime soon. I have a few of our favorites on the blog. What part of the city will you be staying in??
    xx

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  10. Such gorgeous finds. I LOVE the Zara jacket.
    All your picks are perfect. Hope you have a wonderful trip xx

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  11. I've been to the east coast but not to NYC...maybe someday! How long are you going for?

    Love all the white dresses you posted, especially the Trina Turk one you tried on. I wish I looked good in white but it washes out my complexion too much so I have to stick to off white. :/

    Linda
    xx

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    1. Just a week Linda! So much to see too. I have heard a lot of people love off-white! x

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  12. I just LOVE that dress on you!! You bought it right? It looks amazing in every way

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    1. No I didn't! Jody...It's on sale now so I might!

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  13. I love the white lace dress you found Kim and I know what you mean about the shirt dresses - they are so stylish right now so I'll definitely keep my eye out! :) Also, how exciting you're planning a trip to NYC, I wish I could make a recommendation but I've only been twice so I'm no expert. Good luck with the house cleaning with your grandma and the tree! That does sound like quite a project. Hope you have a great weekend ...

    xoDale

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