Last Sunday I styled this cream lace dress in a more dressed up look (see that post here), but promised that I would style it two ways! Today I’m showing you how you can dress the look down to create a more casual look.
With SoCal finally experiencing warm weather and the sun shining all day long, I think Summer has started…at least unofficially (the actual first day of Summer is June 20th)! This of course has me wishing I could spend every single day poolside with a book in hand…
If I’m being completely honest, when I first snapped these few photos before heading out to my birthday dinner with some of my girl friends, I had no intention of including them in a blog post! I took them more for fun, just to remember the night! In fact, I planned on styling this dress in a completely different way…a more casual look.
As many of you know, I often style looks here on My Styled Life that are more on the casual side! As a native Southern Californian, casual style is practically in my DNA, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to dress up! In fact, as many of my close friends know, I LOVE any opportunity to get dressed up!
When I shared the above photograph a while back it received over 600 likes on Instagram (a record high for me!!), so it was no question that I had to do a shoot to show how I style this beautiful top. While it was a little more on the expensive side (when I originally bought it…it’s now on sale!), I couldn’t resist getting it! The color is one of my favorites…next to pink of course!!
With Summer just around the corner and practically every store at the mall being filled with bathing suits and beach bags, I realized it was time to jump into Summer here on the blog! Since I absolutely love everything about Summer, I decided that each week I’m going to share some of my fave Summer items and this week I’m focusing on accessories!!
After a crazy two weeks, I could not be happier to be back blogging! My Styled Life has become such a big part of my life the past few months that it kills me when I’m not able to get weekly posts up for you to read! Luckily though I’m back and so excited to be sharing this look that I have shown glimpses of on Instagram!
In Southern California, you never know what to expect with the weather. One day it’s hot, one day it’s cold. Even though it’s the beginning of May, this past week was a little on the cooler side and I found myself yet again pulling out some of my winter clothing items to stay warm! For those of you who experience snowy Winters, I know my definition of cold is far from yours! I cannot even imagine living in truly cold weather…I digress.
It’s only the beginning of May and there’s only one thing I can think about…Summer!! I cannot wait to be laying on my beach towel & soaking up some rays (with sunscreen on!!!) while sipping on iced tea and of course, wearing the perfect bathing suit. Until recently, the last part of this picturesque scene had caused me some trouble.