I'm just thinking of outfits for me to wear next semester in Spain at this point. This is the kind of thing I want to wear while bouncing around old buildings in the city center and drinking cappuccinos in sunlit plazas.
Every Thursday Dress, $47.99 at modcloth.com, Antik Batik Akan Stone Flat Sandals, $120 at shopbop.com: I'm realizing that there is a hole in my closet--a fitted sun/daydress-sized hole. I have a ton of little dresses with a-line skirts, but for some reason, I'm really craving dresses that are more fitted. This Modcloth dress is ADORABLE. I like the silky fabric, the way it drapes and has a subtle sheen, and I like the adjustable waist-tie, which creates a really flattering shape. The tomato red is classic but fresh and works for a lot of complexions. Plus the shape is just great--it hugs the body without clinging to it too much, has an interesting neckline, and hides any stomach bulge. For daytime, I'd do this with a pair of flat but embellished sandals. These Antik Batik sandals are nice because they're fancy enough to go with the polished vibe of the dress, but still low-key enough to be daytime appropriate. The crystals add a little fun and glamour, and their pink tone ties them in with the dress.
Kenneth Jay Lane Golden Shadow Earrings, $60 at shopbop.com, Ray-Ban Modern Wayfarers, $139 at shopbop.com: I like the idea of keeping this outfit relatively simple and clean to let the draping do the talking. For jewelry, I'd do this simple pair of oversized studs. They're a basic shape, so they have a classic feel, but since they're slightly oversized they're a bit more playful and eccentric. I'd top it all off with a giant pair of sunglasses--when are giant sunglasses not a great addition to any outfit?--and these are a nice neutral shape with a basic brown frame. Plus I have them and they are totally fab.
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