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Artesano Hat // SEA Dress // Repetto Ballet Flats // Saint Laurent Bag
Artesano Hat // SEA Dress // Repetto Ballet Flats // Saint Laurent Bag


This hat was one of my favorite purchases from the summer. I mentioned it in another post, but I have the biggest head and had to send the first one I bought back, in favor of custom ordering the 2XL. Nothing like having the XL not fit to make a gal feel dainty, right? It’s a little hilarious but I’m cool with it… I inherited from my dad, along with prankster tendencies and a love of red wine. And a massive brain of course, (duh.)

I paired the hat with a few of my other favorite things… this flocked lace dress (from my FAVE line… Sea), and my patent leather Repetto ballet flats. Voila: easiest summer ensemble ever. The texture of this dress is amazing… it’s hard to tell from the photos but it’s a structured flocked lace. It’s great for right now, but I can’t wait to wear it with tights + a little leather jacket when the weather cools off.

Also: I don’t wear flats on the blog very often as I feel like my legs look a little stumpy, but the reality is that I probably wear flats  more than heels in my everyday life… especially when I am running around the city which was the case when we took these photos, so… sorry about my stumpy legs but know that yes, this the exact outfit I was wearing that day.

Outfit Details: Artesano Playa Hat // SEA Dress //Saint Laurent Sac de Jour // Repetto Flats (they’re also on sale in a few sizes here!) //Lele Sadoughi Slider Cuff // Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelets

Sea White Lace Dress 2

Sea White Lace Dress 3

Sea White Lace Dress 4

Sea White Lace Dress 5

Sea White Lace Dress 6

Sea White Lace Dress 7

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Natali:

    Fabulous outfit! You look so Parisiene chic and elegant in this mini dress.


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  2. Cathleen:

    I have a large head too – oh the struggles of having a large brain! This outfit is too cute. I wish someone would make some flats with an actual heel on them. I always feel like I’m going to fall backwards! I agree about them making my legs look stumpy. I think a slight heel would help that, but they are impossible to find.

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  3. Kiara King:

    I adore a good hat! They just seem to complete an outfit and make it extra special. I really love that beautiful pearl ring too that I spotted in the first photo!


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  4. Annie Reeves:

    I really love this look on you, Grace! The hat is badass. You wear it well!!

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  5. Haley:

    Your legs look anything but stumpy! These proportions on this outfit are perfect! This might just be my most favorite look on you 🙂

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  6. Jess Zimlich:

    Girrrl, your legs are anything but stumpy!

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  7. Shae:

    Such a mesmerizing oversized hat! Love it!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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  8. Katie:

    you do NOT have stumpy legs! those repetto flats are to die for! and i love that you photographed yourself wearing what is more true to what you would typically wear around NYC. heels are great once in a while, but i prefer flats. they are so chic, comfortable, classic and cute! don’t think you have to always wear heels in photos because you think that is what readers prefer to see. i think readers prefer to see real, day-to-day outfits that are also super cute. like this one! we want to gain outfit inspiration that we can work into our daily lives (this outfit is a perfect example!), and TBH the majority of women want to be cute but also comfortable. 🙂

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  9. Andi:


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  10. Sarah Lagen:

    I have the opposite problem with my head and hats! I ordered a 0/S for a hat and it is still too big!! I’m always self conscious about wearing hats because I have a child size head!! Haha… its so goofy to think about that way!

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  11. Cy:

    I have my mothers large head, so I feel you. However, like you I also have really thick hair. Dont’t you think that makes our heads bigger? . You have great legs and the flats are so fresh and bright, you look adorable. I’m glad they make so many cute flats now, I just can’t run around in heels like I used to. My sister has a super tiny head, she can buy hats cheaply in the kids department. I’ll bet everyone would love a feature on mid heels. That’s my complaint. Why are most all the shoe choices either totally flat or 5 inches? Most girls are more comfy with something in between. Please Grace, do a feature on cute mid-heels!

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    • elizabeth ashley:

      Agree! I am constantly searching for chic heels under 2 inches! My job is often spent with children, and so I want something easy to throw on, but pretty and elegant enough to dress up my outfit in front of parents/colleagues or out to dinner/coffee after work.

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  12. Elana:

    I love your hat! I definitely want to get a similar one for beach and pool days!

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  13. Krista:

    Particularly great outfit – you look great, Grace! Could you do a round-up of flats to walk around the city in? I just moved to SF and found my heels are no longer cutting it:)

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  14. Dora:

    I love this look – so timeless! The hat is just gorgeous

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  15. Nan:

    Oh my gosh your hat, in love! I am such a fan of straw hats but I love how this one is so large! Beautiful!

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