Tie Waist Top.

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top // flares // clutch // heels


I hope you guys had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Mine was so nice. I didn’t make very many plans, which really stretched everything out, making it feel so much longer! Sometimes there is no better feeling than having no place to be and being able to just take things slow and not rush. I had a little Clicquot style picnic with friends, laid out in my friends’ backyard in Brooklyn, and spent yesterday shopping in Soho with Kat. I also gave myself permission to be a little lazy (I worked out yesterday and Sunday but skipped Friday and Saturday… it felt good to have a little break). Now it’s back into the swing of things… I have a busy but fun week ahead!

I scooped up this tie-waist top during a routine visit to Hampden Clothing on my last trip to Charleston. I absolutely love it. I’ve been really trying to buy more separates as opposed to dresses… I am such a dresses girl so it’s hard, but I find that I just get so much more mileage out of cute tops + bottoms that can mix and match. I’ve worn this top with my gingham shorts + my favorite ankle pants so far… it’s really versatile!

Update I got a request on Instagram for a less expensive version of this top. So far, the best option I’ve found is this top. Although it has a collar, it’s almost identical otherwise… and it’s under $40. I also really like this $68 jersey version, though it is a lot less structured.

Outfit Details: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Top (also here. Size up!!) // J. Brand Flares (on sale, but also here in more sizes!) // Charlotte Olympia Raffia Sandals (also here + here) // Clare V Leopard Clutch // BaubleBar Pisa Cuff // BaubleBar Turquoise Tassel Earrings

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L-o-v-e these tassel earrings!!!

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photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Regine Karpel:
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  2. Natali:

    Fantastic earrings and perfectly fitting pair of jeans!


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  3. francesca:

    love the earrings!


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  4. Rachel:

    This top is so adorable! You look gorgeous!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  5. Dana:

    I seriously NEED this top. Your picnic looked SO cute. I’m so excited for the VCPC this weekend…hoping the weather holds up!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  6. Jada Nicola:
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  7. Atul Gupta:

    Nice Style!! Your earrings looks fab.

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  8. Elizabeth M.:

    So pretty! Thanks for providing a few less expensive options!

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  11. teresa w.:

    l-o-v-e!!! ordering those earrings right now.

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