Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Floral & Stripes

Dress - c/o Tobi (pattern also available in this lace-up back version) / Bag (also comes in navy now!) - Tory Burch / Heels - Sole Society / Earrings - J. Crew / Sunglasses - Target

Back in the day (ahem, 2013) when pattern mixing was super in, I loved mixing big, loud patterns together on the daily, namely florals and stripes together. I don't know what's happened over the last FOUR years (what?!) but my closet has gotten a lot more subtle - fewer prints, fewer bold colors. While I'm loving the simplicity of my closet, every now and then a girl needs a good pattern, amiright? I was super excited to find this pretty floral dress from Tobi - it's definitely more subtle than  the florals I used to go for, but in a good way. For a little throwback though, I decided to pair it with the striped trench I picked up a few years ago - it's such a fun coat to be able to pull out of my closet every spring. It's not available anymore, but I found this almost identical one, and I also love this tan version and this cropped trench with striped cuffs (which I maybe just ordered ;).

This post is basically a mash-up of all of my current favorite things, so allow me to wax poetic for a bit. This bag? Oh my gosh this bag. So I had a couple of pretty big giftcards from work and my birthday, and I decided put them together to buy what's basically my dream bag. (Well, you know, besides a Chanel bag, but there's no way I'm ever springing for that!) How gorgeous is the quilting?! I also love the convertible strap - it makes the bag work for basically any occasion. I really wanted the nude color (because hello gorgeous!), but I have a history of staining light-colored leather bags, and didn't want to ruin such a pricy bag by carrying it too close to my dark-wash jeans. I love the black because it's classic, but it just became available in navy too which is so cute.

Okay, onto the earrings. I'm freaking loving the statement earring trend, but the majority I want are just too heavy for my ears. My aunt had to have surgery on her earlobes from wearing too heavy of earrings so I've always been freaked out by anything that pulls on my ears. These ones weigh basically nothing! Like, I have some others that are lightweight but still are substantial, these ones seriously feel like you're just wearing studs. Until it gets windy and one smacks you in the face ;) I love the little pink pom poms, but I'm also considering them in white - so pretty!!

Oh, and these heels? They just might be the most comfortable in my closet right now, and they go with everything. With a sweet floral dress like this, they add a little edge, but they work really well with serious boss lady dresses too and add fun detail to casual tee shirt and jeans outfits. I waited for over a year before deciding to finally get them, and I really can't believe I held off for that long. Silly 2014 Kristina.

So, you know, don't be surprised to see all of my favorite things again... and again... and again ;)

Dress - c/o Tobi (pattern also available in this lace-up back version) / Bag (also comes in navy now!) - Tory Burch / Heels - Sole Society / Earrings - J. Crew / Sunglasses - Target

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