Comfortable fashion has been a major trend with the likes of Lululemon, Athleta, and other athletic brands creating designs that take you from the gym to street. We have also seen the trajectory from the other end where high-end labels and main stream retailers like Zara and J. Crew get in on the action with public-appropriate sweatpants. Now comes Lou & Grey, LOFT’s lounge collection of easy, comfortable, and versatile pieces. Ann Taylor and LOFT haven’t been my traditional go-to stores, but Lou & Grey’s modern and minimalist design and price point can easily make me a loyal follower! Here are some of my favorite pieces from their collection.
[Blouson Tank Dress]
[Cabana Stripe Dress]
[ Facile Tee and Linen Drawstring Pants]
[Microstripe Linen Dress]
[Knit Moto Jacket and Cut-Out Romper]
[Zip Pocket Pant]
All images via LOFT.com
T-shirt dresses are becoming an essential component to my wardrobe and nobody makes them like Alexander Wang. I have become obsessed with the T by Alexander Wang line for its softness and tailoring and thanks to sources like The Outnet, one can grab a few pieces on discount. When it’s hot outside and you are too zoinked to think about dressing yourself, I highly recommend throwing on a T-shirt dress and a pair of mirrored aviators. It provides instant style and no one will be the wiser. Read more
I looked at the calendar and realized I have been living in DC for 10 years now and wonder if Texas has revoked my statehood card. Regardless, DC has really changed in that time span, including its taste palette. No longer do you have to go to New York or San Francisco for good food, DC eats are up there with the best of them. If you are planning a visit to our nation’s capital, here are a few of my favorites to check out.
I am a little over halfway through my pregnancy and started to feel those first kicks about a week ago…it is an AMAZING feeling! Suddenly, this is for real…hubby and I are going to be responsible for another human being <gulp>. Now that major work milestones have been accomplished and the vacation has been taken, it’s time to get ready for baby. I’ll be de-junking the spare room and scouring the Internet for fashionable accessories and shoes (since clothes shopping is now proving to be more difficult). Cheers to the weekend! Read more
Monday’s post talked about the sights and activities in Vieques so Part 2 of the vacation recap focuses on the comfort and style of The W Vieques Retreat. The island is small and a little over 9,000 in population size so you can imagine there aren’t a lot of hotel choices available. The W has a knack of finding the most remote locations and inserting luxury, so it’s tempting to just stay on property the entire visit (Hello gym, spa, tennis court, lava stone pool and daily smoothies!). Read more
We still have a bit of summer left so take advantage of the forgiving silhouettes and soft fabrics this season offers while you still can. I am currently in love with bright bold blues and have my eye on these two summer shift dresses. The high version is by Otte New York and made of 100% silk with a cap sleeve. However, while browsing Old Navy, I stumbled upon an equally bold blue dress at a tenth of the cost. Granted it is made from rayon, so not as soft, but it has the same v-neck and high low hemline. Given how hot it can get, I may prefer the sturdier rayon and save the silk for Fall. Which do you prefer?
The typical beach uniform calls for a maxi dress. To keep it from looking dull, turn to interesting cuts like this beauty I found on Etsy. With a plunging back and deep v-neck front, it feels less muu muu and more sexy. Okay, it was a little too sexy for me so I doubled up coverage with a soft cotton bralette in a matching color. I would normally advocate against letting your underthings show but when you are on an island, anything goes… and it goes slowly. Read more
Vacation always becomes equal parts relaxation and adventure. Getting to Vieques, Puerto Rico and to its beautiful beaches is the adventure and then spending time on the beach becomes your relaxing reward. In the first part of my Vieques vacation recap, I’m highlighting some of the destinations and activities that you can find here on the island. Read more
I finally made it home late last night. No matter how exciting or exotic the adventure may be, there is no place like home. I’ll share some highlights of my Vieques vacation next week, but until then, have a wonderful weekend! Read more
IFB continues to be one of my favorite sources for reading up on the business of blogging and finding new blogs to incorporate into my rotation. It’s how I found beauties like Sannam and Style and Trend Survivor. Thankfully as the workload subsides a bit, I am able to focus and spend some time exploring some great posts from this week’s round-up. Check out the top 20 links below including my easy DIY to giving your old necklaces new life.
This week we have all kinds of links. From the very personal getting to feel comfortable in your own skin, to the runways of Paris and the runways Kendall Jenner is on. When is the best time to go shopping? What do you do with your old necklaces? Questions, questions, all those random things that go through our minds throughout the day… will be fit for musing with this week’s roundup! Enjoy! Read more