The Best Basics.

Here’s a little confession. Sometimes, as bloggers, we feel all this pressure to make sure our outfits are super interesting and exciting. And those casual outfits that you live in don’t always feel like they are good enough or “blog-worthy.” But that’s rather silly. The best part of blogs, after all, is that they’re real… an accurate depiction of what the blogger actually wore that day.

Perrat Schaad Dress.

I bought this dress on pre-order a while back from Moda Operandi. It’s from an up & coming designer, Perrat Schaad. It just spoke to me as it was different from anything I have in my closet (and… truly the perfect shade of cerulean blue.) I love the oversized cut (like a man’s shirt) and tie waist. When I wear it, I feel as though I should be living in the fifties, summering at the French Riviera.

Blue & White Embroidered Dress.

This blue and white embroidered dress was a spontaneous purchase. I went in to Madewell to buy one thing: a denim jacket. Alas, I have a massive weakness for anything blue, white, or embroidered, so this dress walked out with me, too. I’ve been wearing it a ton. On the weekends with nude ballet flats or birks; to the office with espadrilles

White Top + Boyfriend Shorts.

One of my favorite easy weekend looks is boyfriend shorts, an interesting top, and a fun oversized hat. If I’m running errands, I’ll wear birks, if not it’s these espadrilles. And yes, I’ve got my Crewcuts purse out again… call me crazy, but it’s just so much fun. A glittery pineapple? I mean… I had to.

Cooper & Ella Floral Dress.

I’m so excited because not only did one of my favorite brands (Cooper & Ella) start making dresses, but they’re also now sold at Nordstrom! I love a good popover silhouette and this one is so cute (they also have a matching top, which I love.) Cooper & Ella has long been a favorite of mine because of the attention to detail they put into every piece. There’s always a fun little detail or an unexpected added touch that makes the piece feel special. With this one it’s the keyhole back. The one thing I will say is that I find the brand’s pieces to be cut a little bit narrow (through the bust/rib cage + hips) so I always end up ordering up a size. I’m also wearing my favorite BaubleBar necklace..

Clover Canyon Dress.

Did you guys see Clover Canyon’s exclusive collection for Gilt? I was lucky enough to attend a party for the launch a few weeks back and fell in love with all of the prints, which were actually created exclusively for Gilt by Clover Canyon. Out of everything, my favorite piece was this silky little slip dress. To be honest, I’m not really a huge prints person (besides stripes, polka dots, + the occasional floral) but I love this pattern so much. Also – this dress is not neoprene!