Obsessed with the Swimdress

My Style, Travel

{DANIFY Swimdress, H&M Striped Floppy Hat (old, similar here and here), BANANA REPUBLIC Button-Down Shirt, PRADA Sunglasses, ZARA Suede Slides}

Recently, my husband and I took a quick jaunt down to Destin, Florida for some fun in the sun. It was a short trip, but we managed to set aside an afternoon for ourselves to rent a pontoon boat and zip around the Chotawhatchee Bay for an afternoon. We couldn’t have asked for more picture perfect weather, and I couldn’t have accessed for a more perfect outfit than this adorable striped swimdress.

I have a drawer full of bikinis and one-pieces, but this was my first time trying out a swimdress. I used to think they were matronly, but now I’m officially a convert! This one is super comfy and flattering (plus it matches perfectly with my striped floppy hat).

About the Fit:
When you’re a DD cup, shopping for bathing suits (and bras, and button-down tops, and dresses, lol!) can be somewhat of a challenge. I ordered about 5 swimdresses on Amazon and wound up keeping two (can’t beat their awesome return policy!). This one gave me ample chest support, and I converted the straps to a halter myself for even more security. I usually wind up removing those little cutlet-shaped pads that come inside of bathing suit tops because they tend to move around a lot and cause more trouble than it’s worth. But these were actually pretty sturdy and sewn into the suit very securely, so I kept ’em in.

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Asos Salon Yellow Lace Dress

Everyday Outfits, My Style

asos salon, yellow lace dress, nyc fashion blogger{ASOS Salon Dress, ZARA Sandals, VINTAGE Straw Clutch}

Who knew that walking down the street looking like a big ol’ yellow present would get you noticed..?

But seriously guys, I think this dress wins the world-record for number of compliments received. As soon as I saw it online, I knew I had to have it. It definitely makes a bold statement, so I paired it with minimal accessories – just a pair of bejeweled sandals and a little clutch was all that was needed.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then it’s absolutely no secret that I LOVE dresses, especially feminine statement-making pieces like this. My motto is that if you see a great dress… BUY IT! Even if you don’t have anywhere special to where it to right away. Over the years, I’ve found that the worst time to shop for an outfit is when a special occasion or important date is looming. There’s just too much pressure, and I can never seem to find exactly what I want. So I wind up just settling. But if you take my advice, and just get the perfect dress whenever you happen to run across it, it’ll always be there waiting for you when the occasion arises (and you’ll lower your chances of showing up to the party in the same outfit as someone else… oops!).

Anyhoo… when I recently stumbled across the Asos Salon Collection, I was like a kid in a virtual candy store. They have a swoon-worthy collection of party dresses in bold colors and fun embellishments. And the best part is that most of them are on sale for under $100 right now. Word on the street is that a certain blogger may have splurged on 3 (or 4) frocks to save for a rainy day!

asos salon, yellow lace dress, nyc fashion blogger
asos salon, yellow lace dress, nyc fashion blogger

asos salon, yellow lace dress, nyc fashion blogger

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How to Wear a Jumpsuit

Business Casual, My Style, Travel

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{H&M Blazer (similar here and here), CATHERINE MALANDRINO Jumpsuit, JUDITH LEIBER Clutch (similar), MANOLO BLAHNIK ‘BB’ Pumps}

When jumpsuits regained popularity a few years ago, I thought there was no way I could pull one off. As it turns out, I was way overthinking the matter. These days it seems like I can’t get enough of them, and they’ve officially replaced maxi dresses as my favorite travel outfit. For my frame (tall, with narrow hips and full thighs) I find that a tapered leg opening works best as opposed to a wide-leg, flowy silhouette.

I’ve worn this jumpsuit casually with sneakers and a jean jacket, but this time I dressed it up with heels and a blazer for a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel & Spa.

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equus-tarrytown-malandrino-jumpsuit, how to wear a jumpsuit

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