The Summer Skirt

Today, I’m showcasing some of my favorite new pieces for summer, among them this Zimmerman maxi skirt. Aside from the fun but neutral paisley pattern—the perfect in-between for minimalist me!—I love the double slits that make it easy to maneuver and sit in.

I’ve already worn it to a few meetings, but the airy fabric makes it just as great for outdoor events like barbecues and picnics. It’s a splurge, but I wanted to treat myself to something special and couldn’t be happier with my choice. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with the Zimmermann brand. Have you seen their latest swimwear collection? It’s to-die-for.

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

This ribbed bodysuit is another new obsession. I own it in black and grey. I like that it’s high in the front, so it’s appropriate for work or formal settings with a jacket or sweater worn on top, but it’s low in the back for a bit of sexy edge. This comfortable piece is key for creating instant outfits when I’m in a rush. Try pairing it with high-waisted shorts and flats or boyfriend jeans and pumps. I swear you’ll find yourself reaching for it on the regular like me!

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

Danielle Nicole’s ‘Emi’ satchel is another summer favorite. The texture and neutral faux snakeskin are gorgeous in person. It comes with an attachable crossbody strap for convenience, and the size is the perfect happy medium for everyday. It fits all my essentials, and at $68, it’s also insanely affordable.

Zimmermann Paisley Maxi Skirt

Out from Under ribbed bodysuit (wearing size S), Zimmerman maxi skirt (wearing size 0; affordable similar style here and here), Ray-Ban aviators, Danielle Nicole ‘Emi’ satchel, Steve Madden ‘Sammba’ pumps (same style in leather here; similar style here), Bing Bang spike studs and Madewell ring (similar styles on sale! here, here and here).

Draped

I find an athletic cut top—that sort of sports bra-esque shape—super flattering for the arms and shoulders. That’s what drew me to this dress by Shona Joy, an amazing Australian brand known for graphic patterns and architectural lines.

I also loved the speckled fabric and sexy draped skirt. This dress is an airy, comfortable piece that’s become an instant favorite in my closet. It’s currently on sale!, so I couldn’t wait to feature it today.

Shona Joy Remus High Neck Maxi Dress Revolve Clothing Spring Summer 2016

Shona Joy Remus High Neck Maxi Dress Revolve Clothing Spring Summer 2016

Shona Joy Remus High Neck Maxi Dress Revolve Clothing Spring Summer 2016

This dress cinches in the perfect place to accentuate your natural waist. The draped skirt gathering there creates a slimming effect that makes your waistline look extra defined.

Shona Joy Remus High Neck Maxi Dress Revolve Clothing Spring Summer 2016

Shona Joy Remus High Neck Maxi Dress Revolve Clothing Spring Summer 2016

Stuart Weitzman’s ‘Nudist’ sandals are a staple—albeit an uncomfortable one—for me. I don’t know how anyone could walk around in them for more than a few minutes! Since these were a splurge, I found a similar pair by Steve Madden that’s much more comfortable at a fraction of the cost!

Shona Joy ‘Remus’ high-neck maxi dress (on sale!; wearing size US2), A.J. Morgan sunnies (similar style here); Halogen clutch (I wear this bag with everything, and it’s currently 40% off!), Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandal (look for less here) and Michele ‘Mini Urban’ watch (look for less here and here; if you like a gold watch, this gorgeous style is 30% off!).

White Wash

There’s something breathtaking about all white. I’m drawn to it more than ever not only because summer’s around the corner, but because it’s my wedding year (the big day is less than four months away!). White compliments every skin tone and hair color under the sun, and it’s airy, ethereal vibe automatically puts more pep in my step.

This blouson dress by Wayf is not only insanely comfortable, it’s flutter sleeve and tea-length skirt are so sweet. The silhouette makes it appropriate for all sorts of occasions from daytime barbecues to dinners out. Ideal for short getaways, it can be folded up in your weekender bag because the fabric doesn’t wrinkle (super convenient!). At $68, the price is also reasonable for such a versatile staple piece.

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

The V neckline is elongating, and I love the delicate sleeve. The slightly crinkled fabric texture give this dress dimension as well.

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

I layer these three rings almost every day: my favorite pavé X ring (similar style here and here), and Bing Bang’s crystal shard ring and tiny baguette ring.

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

Wayf White Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom Spring Summer 2016

I’m also obsessed with Dune London’s ‘Marlow’ sandal for summer. The soft suede is comfortable, and the block heel is easy to walk in. I loved the rich tan color and wanted an eye-catching lace-up for both casual and dressy outfits. I plan on rocking them with more dresses and skirts, but they’d look just as great toned down with jeans, high-waisted shorts and slouchy tees. They’re on sale! just in time for Memorial Day Weekend! I’d recommend ordering one size down so the laces feel even more secure.

Wayf blouson dress (it runs slightly large; wearing size XS), Dune London ‘Marlow’ sandal (on sale! but be sure to order one size down; similar style here, herehere and here), Ray-Ban aviators, J.Crew leopard clutch (similar style here and here), pavé X ring (similar style here and here), and Bing Bang crystal shard ring and tiny baguette ring.