Yes I know, another crop top + skirt pairing. I told you that I couldn't get enough! This outfit was inspired by summer days (which are fast approaching) and I think it's the perfect look to own when you have that in-between event that's not super fancy but one that you still want to look put-together for - cue family gatherings or a daytime date.
Can we just talk about this skirt for a second? This right here is the piece that takes my entire look to the next level. It's polished, modern, and can work just as easily in a laid-back setting as it can in a formal one #Versatility.
Purchasing these sandals was a game changer for me. Just like with this look, these shoes are perfect for those occasions when flats are too casual but a sleek heel/pump is too dressy. In short, they're a step above your average sandal, which is why I love them so much!
This was my first time getting henna and I absolutely love how it turned out. I let the artist freestyle the design and for a while there I was considering a hand tattoo for real - but then I realized that having permanent ink
on my hand is way too much of a commitment for me.
This silver shell necklace reminds me of summer...maybe because I bought it during the summer? But there's just something very beachy about wearing a shell around your neck. And cast in silver, this beach classic transforms into a refined and delicate piece.
When it comes to earrings, I've been a studs girl for the past couple of years. But for some dangle earrings I make an exception. I like these ones because they're light yet impactful. They're easy to spot even when my hair is down and they give an elegant edge to any ensemble.
Perks of a crop top/high waisted skirt combo: you don't have to worry about tucking anything in!
Photos by Brooke Faison
[top: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), skirt: Loft, sandals: Sam Edelman, necklace: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), earrings: Ann Taylor, watch: Fossil, bangles: Alex & Ani]
Having an in-between outfit in your style repertoire is essential. This is one of those outfits for me. It's a step above a casual afternoon of BBQ and it makes any outing a bit more special. I wore this look to brunch one weekend followed by a dance concert with a friend. Once evening rolled around I slipped into black, high-waisted skinny jeans for the bar scene.