If you’re like me, then you’re probably always on the hunt for the perfect summer dresses for the various occasions throughout the season. I recently graduated, but this season is filled with celebrations like weddings, summer parties, and even graduation parties. So, having an arsenal of versatile and beautiful summer dresses on hand is a necessity. Club Monaco is always my go- to destination for, well every occasion, but they always have an amazing selection of dresses this time of year. Just a side note: I actually wore this Club Monaco dress to my graduation, so the brand and this dress will always hold a special place in my heart.
When shopping for dresses I like to look for simple silhouettes that have subtle details but really stand out. Then I like to style that piece with a fun topper or something with subtle print. I’ve always been a fan of solid dresses as opposed to statement prints because they’re more wearable and give off a more elevated look. I normally gravitate toward the classics, black and white, but when I saw this gorgeous Club Monaco Bindell Sweater Dress in this pastel blue, I knew I found a keeper.

The Bindell Sweater Dress from Club Monaco is not only a beautiful color, it has a clean silhouette and is made out of the softest sweater material – perfect for those cool summer nights. The back of this dress is my favorite because it features the cutest drawstring details for a customizable and figure flattering fit. I pulled the drawstrings a little tighter to create a shape that worked for me. And on top of all of that, this piece just went on sale along with several other dresses! It doesn’t get much better than that.


Wearing: Club Monaco Bindell Dress | Club Monaco Viktoriah Cardigan | Club Monaco Channon Heeled Sandal 

This dress is great for a day party and can transition seamlessly into a more casual evening look. I chose to style this look with the Viktoriah Cardigan for an unexpected pop of print. This classic take on a poncho adds a beautiful texture to the overall look, and I love the beachy tassel trim. It just gives off an effortless vibe, and the silhouette allows you to drape it over your shoulders or wear it more as a wrap. To dress up the look, I added a final touch with the Channon Heeled Sandals. The shape and style of these heels are both striking and sophisticated. The wavy straps are so simple and delicate. I have been wearing them non-stop. I wore this look to a late afternoon grad party and received so many compliments on the heels! In the meantime, I’m looking forward to dressing the Bindell Dress down for a casual day-time look with white sneakers or embellished sandals.

You can shop all dresses from Club Monaco here and a few of my favorites down below:

Love,

Liv xx

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For some reason I’ve always been drawn to blazers, but finding the right fitting one has not always been easy. Sometimes the silhouette is to fitted or the arms and overall blazer are to short. With that being said, I wanted to introduce you all to my newest find and current obsession – this Reformation Valero stripped blazer. I picked this piece up at Reformation for my birthday in April and I have been wearing it every since. I love everything about it, from the perfectly contrasting tan hues, to the menswear inspired fit, its versatility and of course the matching skirt! Reformation has designed the ideal spring suiting with an effortless silhouette and the feminine figure in mind.

Different trends from the 90’s are constantly being reintroduced, so it is no surprise that the suit jacket and matching skirt have made a comeback. Women’s linen suiting from the 90’s had a slightly different silhouette, as the hemlines were a bit longer and the suit jackets had larger shoulder pads. But, leave it to Reformation to modernize this timeless combination. The oversized fit of the jacket compliments the A-line skirt perfectly. The fitted skirt paired with the menswear inspired jacket helps to keep that effortless cool girl vibe.

Wearing: Reformation Blazer | Reformation Skirt | Reformation T-Shirt | Ivanka Trump Sandals | Estée Lauder Sculpting Gloss

Aside from the fact that this jacket pairs perfectly with the matching linen skirt, it’s one of those wear with everything pieces. I love paring it with denim cutoffs or distressed denim because it can go from a chic causal piece to a perfect day-time dressy topper depending on what you wear it with. This jacket and skirt set is so sophisticated and pulled together, which is why I chose to share them styled together to all of you. I know a lot of you have upcoming graduation events or just end of school year celebrations and this would be perfect for any occasion. Naturally, I’m obsessed because I have been wearing it non-stop and it works with everything. I LOVE it!

I finished off the look with my new favorite block heel sandals, that can be paired with just about everything, and my Estee Lauder Sculpting Gloss in “Suggestive Kiss”. This gloss is long lasting and the subtle hint of color is buildable and luminous. It has been my recent go-to!

I hope you enjoyed this post! You can shop my look and similar options below:

Love,

Liv

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Happy Friday! I’m so happy the weekend is here and the weather is picture perfect here in NY. I am excited to share this post with you, which features one of my favorite silhouettes – the wrap dress. The reason I love wrap dresses is because they are classic, comfortable all day (or all night), and extremely flattering to a range of body types. That’s a total win win if you ask me! There are so many events and celebrations going on around this time of year, whether it’s a high school or college graduation or maybe even a spring wedding! You may even be gearing up to celebrate your own college graduation (like me) and have several school events that you need outfits for (again, like me) haha. Well, whatever that special occasion might be, it’s important to find a look that looks and feels effortless and for me, that’s definitely a wrap dress. So, I’ve recently been searching for different wrap dresses, in maxi or mini styles, to wear to these special occasions because, again, they are so feminine, elegant and timeless.

Wearing: Auguste Wrap Dress | Stuart Weitzman Sandals

Normally I’m pretty loyal to my solid colors – unless we’re talking about a statement coat like the duster I wore in my previous post. If I ever dare to walk into print territory, I tend to gravitate toward subtle stripes or minimal prints. But every rule has an exception, right? When I came across this Auguste The Label floral wrap dress, that rule went out the window! Something about the beautiful combination of this bold bright blue and the floral print just spoke to me. The ruffle detailing along the hem is so fun and flirty and it’s absolutely perfect for spring! I’m also a little partial to dresses because you can always dress them up or down. I chose to style this dress with a pair of my favorite classic strappy heels, but this dress could definitely be categorized as one of those wear-with-anything numbers. So, I plan on wearing this dress casually with a pair of bright white sneakers or with a delicate mid-heeled open toe sandal. No matter how you chose to style your wrap dress, there’s no doubt you will be obsessed with your look!

I’ve curated some of my favorite wrap dresses after my ongoing search for several to wear to upcoming events next month! You can shop my look and similar looks below:

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

Liv xx

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If I had to name a few of my favorite pieces in my closet right now, this gingham duster that I am wearing in todays blog post would be at the top of my list. Aside from the fact that I am addicted to layering pieces or toppers that add the ‘wow’ factor to your overall look, the reason why I’ve been wearing this piece on repeat is because of the combination of the retro inspired checked print (of course), the oversized fit, the slit back and the tie sleeve detailing. I love the length of this duster and the oversized, yet slightly feminine silhouette. The black and white pairing is really what made this look stand out, because the print is such a bold, yet timeless statement.

A duster or trench coat is the perfect piece to help transition your wardrobe into spring. I’ve had this duster in my wardrobe for a couple of weeks and I’ve constantly been paring in it with a bunch of different looks. My favorite way to style a trench is with a distressed cropped pair of denim and a classic high-heeled bootie. I chose to go for a more edgy look and style this trench with a mesh turtleneck, but you could go for a more relaxed look a pair it with a simple white tee! No matter what I decide to wear with this duster, it always manages to elevate my look and take it to the next level. It adds a touch of drama to the simplest looks, and who doesn’t want that in a piece of outerwear!

Wearing: Topshop Duster | Coasabella Bodysuit | 3×1 Denim | Kenneth Cole Boots

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As much as I love the darker winter palette, there’s something about pastel hues that feel fresh and perfect for spring – especially dusty rose or soft pink. I don’t know what it is about these pastel shades, but they remind me of warm weather, sun, and one giant step closer to my birthday and summer time. And of course, you all know how I feel about summer and my birthday!!

It seems like we’re all looking through rose-colored glasses this season with pink being at the forefront of the must-have colors for spring. This dusty rose hue continues to dominate, as it has gotten a revamp and is seen as an elevated and forward shade. A pink piece can really take your outfit to new heights, which might make this the easiest and prettiest styling tip ever! No matter how much or how little of the color you decide to wear in one look, soft pink looks are everything right now.

I’ve always loved the color, but more recently I’ve fallen deeper in love with pink. It gives me a happy and overall positive feeling and really…how could you not have a great day wearing a beautiful pink jacket? This leather piece from Mackage immediately grabbed my attention because of the delicate petal hue, and the femmed-up topper brings out the softer side of the biker jacket’s design. I wanted to style this jacket with a similar colored top and when I saw this Project Social T rose-colored tank, I knew I had the perfect pairing. The easy linen material created an effortless look in contrast with the leather. I wanted to keep a light and airy color palette running throughout the look, which is why I styled the top and jacket with a light wash pair of jeans. The Liya from Citizens of Humanity are my absolute favorite jeans because they fit like a glove and the denim has such a natural distressed look.

I tied the pink back in with these dusty rose velvet booties, which have a perfect little heel and add a little lift! And finally, the last added pink touch – these Bonnie and Clyde translucent sunglasses in the color Himalayan Salt. I fell in love with the unique shape of the frames and obviously the shade of the lenses. These sunglasses are so fun, unique, and comfortable and I cannot wait to style them with so many different looks.

Wearing: Mackage Leather Jacket | Project Social T Tank Top | Citizen of Humanity Denim | Zara Boots | Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses

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Love,

Liv xx

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Wearing: Eight Sixty Ruffle Top | Sandro Denim | Marc Fisher LTD Mules

There are ruffles here, there, and everywhere this season. Rufflemania began on the catwalks of NYFW during the S/S17 shows, and designers showcased classic pieces that were cut, reworked, and tweaked ever so artfully to introduce this classic and girly trend. Sometimes I’m not always one for following the trends, but when and if one really speaks to you and fits with your aesthetic and style, I say go for it. That was me with this ruffled trend, as I’ve always been drawn to the whimsy, flowiness, and nostalgia of a ruffle.

Fluttery shirts, skirts, dresses, and even shoes are big, both in terms of the proportions of the ruffles and in terms of the hype of this trend (I dare you to find a runway show that didn’t have a ruffle and flounce). This is why everybody in fashion is eager to get their hands on this romantic style. Tops with ruffled detailing are the perfect way to incorporate this trend into your spring wardrobe because it has that flawless balance between femininity with a touch of effortless sleekness. One-shoulder layered ruffled tops, skirts with cascading ruffles, or pants with spiraling ruffled details down the leg can add an unspoken drama to any outfit.

With a fun print, like this polka dot Eight Sixty ruffled top, you can add a flirty and fun to your overall look. I recommend paring this voluminous top style with a slim pair of denim or a skirt with a straight silhouette and a subtle shoe. I decided to style this ruffled top with a suede pair of Marc Fisher LTD Mules.

If you’re looking to update your shoe collection this spring with the season’s most sought after style, there are only two words you need to worry about – The Mule. They’re an ideal shoe for everyday because they combine comfort with elegance, and who doesn’t want that in a shoe? I love how the mule and the ruffled top look, as the two paired together offer a balanced contrast of light femininity with a chunkier, more structured shoe. I plan to style these shoes a bunch of different ways this spring!

Love,
Liv

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Shop my favorite frills to take into the new season, which has finally arrived this week (thank goodness!!), below:

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