Jean Culotte

These culottes have become my favorite summer go-to pant. I love the loose fit, and soft, almost broken-in, fabric. I love when I'm able to find a stylish and comfortable pant that can be worn just as much as your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Reinvent the traditional classics with something more fun but just as versatile.

 Top: Anthropologie | Pants: Anthropologie | Necklace: Anthropologie

"And the Livin' is Easy..."

When you're on vacation the last thing that you want to think about is having to bring along an iron to press your clothes. Vacation should give us a break from the mundane, and give us a longing to wander and explore. Last month when I took a mini-vacation to the beach , I brought this Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. maxi dress with me. Whenever I'm traveling, I like to bring my most comfortable and easy-to-pack pieces. This dress quickly became one of my favorite summer dresses, just because of how travel-friendly it is. I'm hoping I'll be able to pack it for many more explorations to come.

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Dress: Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. | Sandals: Aldo (similar here)

Parachute Dress

This dress blew me away in more ways than one. It's the fun pattern and playful detailing that lure you in but overshadow the risk...

Naturally, I was attracted to the exquisite detailing; the intricate pleating and frayed denim patches easily made it the most artistic dress I've worn. The one thing I took for granted was the parachute-like fabric. Similarly to an umbrella on a windy day, a light gust of air would come and would turn my dress inside out! Needless to say, I had to edit through several of these photos, but we had the best time shooting it and laughing hysterically as I shyly grabbed hold of as much fabric as I could as it swirled around my legs and head. I had told my sister, who is my photographer, that I wanted to capture the personality of the dress. I am pleased that these photos came out like they did - with a few minor edits. Unless I want a good laugh with some girlfriends, I think I'll be wearing this dress indoors from now on...

Dress: Anthropologie | Earrings: Anthropologie | Shoes: Zara, similar here | Lips: Bite Beauty