T-shirt dresses are nothing but trouble.

T-shirt dresses are nothing but trouble.

A basic t-shirt dress is nothing but trouble.  Trouble, trouble, trouble.  Wanna know why?  Because once you find the perfect one, one that just feels good when you put it on, in all of it’s t-shirt-y glory, you never want to take it off.  You wake up in the morning, you put on the dress.  You go to bed and take it off just to sleep a few hours and start the whole process over again.  What a pain those t-shirt dresses are!  Taking up all of that valuable wardrobe time!  Well listen up little missy, I’m not taking it anymore!  No more of your “Oh, look how soft and swooshy and comfortable I am!”  No.  I won’t stand for it.  Get a job t-shirt dress!  GET A JOB.  Well, okay.  Maybe not until tomorrow, because today I am wearing you.  Okay well maybe the next day.  FINE!  Just stay home, be lazy, and best of all, BE MINE.   Thanks, bye.  Dress: BagLady Basics Drop Waist Tee Dress // Bag: Brandon Blackwood NYC // Shoes: Glitter Sneakers (On SALE! Go get some!) Photography by Eli...
Don’t be a piece of paper. Please.

Don’t be a piece of paper. Please.

White on white!  It seems that white is popping up quite a bit this summer over here, bringing to light one very important detail: I need a tan/a beach day/a week in Hawaii.  Luckily for you, I have the tiniest bit of olive naturally in my skin so I don’t get completely lost in my outfit.    The trick though, really, is to build your white outfits without turning into a blank sheet of paper.  How do you do that without adding color in?  Well, a great place to start is with a tiny bit of a pattern, like in the pants above.  Granted the pattern is in black, but it’s not bringing in so much that it over powers the white.  Next is the most important step, different shades of white!  This is done all too perfectly, and might I add all too easily, with this crochet fringe collar from Absenta.   As soon as I saw this collar I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  LAYER WITH WHITE.  It’s kind of odd, as layering whites isn’t something I normally do, but for some reason I knew it had to go with white.  Maybe it was the fact that it was slightly off white?  I think I like the thought of something adding interest to a plain white top, which is hard to do without completely taking it over with color.  Not with this collar though, it adds an incredible amount of detail to my top, while almost blending in and completely standing out at the same time.  Really it could go with any color...
Layers + Leather Shoppers + Pulpits

Layers + Leather Shoppers + Pulpits

Normally I don’t go for dark backgrounds, but this one seemed to fit the outfit so well.  Maybe it’s because of the neon in the shirt, or maybe it’s just because I’m crazy, but I’m liking it!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on an all black backgrounds kick, you’ll still get your usual dosage of all-too-much-color-in-one-picture walls.  It’s always good to change it up a little though right?  Of course I’m right!   Want to know what else I’m right about? Layers.  I’ve been doing layers a lot more this spring, as seen here and here, and it’s adding an entirely new dimension to my wardrobe.  It’s fun to play with not only the colors of layers, but also the shapes.  Larger boxy pieces over more form fitting (an obvious choice), but there are even some glorious layered outfits to be made that are tight over loose!  WHAT? Tight over loose?  That doesn’t make any sense!  You’re imagining the awkwardness of the bunched up bottom layer under a small top layer right?  Well, sometimes it works!  Take the cream colored top above that fits a little more snug along the top half of the piece, but has an open back.  This is the perfect piece to throw something loose under!  Just wait, I’ll show you and prove wrong the little voice in your head that’s huffing and puffing over the mere thought of this combo.   For now though my friends,  you have plenty of springtime shape layering to feast your eyes on in this and the other layerful (awesome new word), posts of late.  The outfit...