Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Casual Glam

Like I've mentioned before, dressing up in the summer is a challenge for me.  I love the more casual vibe summer brings but sometimes the need arises to dress up a bit and for this I adopt a more casual glam approach of dressing.  For me this means pairing one or two more dressy (glam) pieces (in this case the lace-up cage sandals and the metallic skirt) with one or two more casual pieces (the plain white T and the straw tote).  Another of my favorite casual glam looks is skinny jeans with a girly blouse and fun heels as I wore in this post and this post.

What I'm Wearing ~
Plain White TOld Navy (I usually size up in my tee's because I don't like them to be too tight.)
Metallic Skirt: Forever 21 via Plato's Closet (and it was NWT!)  Great options here and here.
White Cage SandalsNine West (One of my favorite purchases this summer! Oh, and they are on SALE!!)
Straw Tote: Tory Burch (Love this leather version)
Statement Necklace: Loft c/o Monday Mingle (This one from Stella and Dot is amazing and on sale!)

I have carried this Tory Burch tote ALL SUMMER LONG, EVERY SINGLE DAY!  It's crazy how perfect it's been!  I'm really considering getting this leather version for fall (which will be here before we know it!).

A statement necklace is another way to dress up a casual outfit.  It pulls the whole look together.

And in other news...I got my hair cut again!  And I went even shorter this time!  I guess once you cut it off for the first time it gets easier after that but I do think this is as short as I am going to go.  My stylist, Sarah, has a great time playing with all of the choppy layers she gave me.  She used two different sized curling irons (one large and one small), root lifter spray and hair wax to get this look.  All of the other pictures in this post are my attempt to style it myself for the first time!  It's going to take some practice!


Don't forget ~ THIS Thursday, August 7th is the Girls Day Out at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta with Cindy Simmons of Star 94, makeup artist Jennifer Duvall of JennySue Makeup and me!  Get all the details here!!  Hope to see you there!

Linking up with Trend Spin Linkup, Style Sessions, Random Wednesday and The Pleated Poppy.


Nicole Layne said...

I'm obsessed with your necklace!! Your hair looks great. I love the beachy waves your stylist gave you!

Nicole to the Nines

Whitney Damrau said...

Love your hair! It looks so cute that length and the waves are perfect!

Whitney & Blaire

Peaches In A Pod

Wishes and Reality said...

Loving those caged sandals! Gorgeous.

Heidi D.

Jessica Jannenga said...

Lovely outfit. Love the metallic skirt paired with a white top, shows it off! I also love those gorgeous heels! Becuase of my illness, I cant wear heels like that and oh how I miss it! I will enjoy yours instead! Lovely

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Gorgeous one....you are so living up to your blog name!!!!