A look that's both country and city chic? You better believe it! From urban life to rural life, staying stylish this summer is easy peasy with this charming, fool-proof combo.
There's something about this blouse that's very appealing to me. It's charming, fresh, and versatile. The pattern has a slight 70s vibe while the bold red is eye-catching and modern. Especially paired with this lip shade, the top truly stands out as a killer piece in my wardrobe. And guess what? It's on sale now! Check it out here.
Can't pick between a crystal stud and a pearl stud? Sometimes you don't have to! This is one of my favorite pairs - I love the glamorous statement the earrings make.
Midi skirts are my jam (in case you couldn't tell from my most recent posts). This black one is simple and super easy. Pair it with a striking top to elevate your work or weekend wear.
A blouse + midi skirt combo has been a go-to for me this year. I'll typically tie my top (see below) and throw on a pair of slide sandals or heels depending on the occasion and time of day. This look is effortless, comfortable, and polished; perfect for city streets or country roads.
This Invicta watch was my mom's before she handed it down to me. An Invicta watch is the kind of watch that you'll have forever. It's truly a timeless piece (haha, watch jokes) and one that I treasure dearly. And go mom for picking such a modern style back in the day - I love the black and silver blend.
Sporting a bracelet that perfectly matches my earrings. Pearls and crystals - you can't get much more charming than that!
Photos by Dan Harper
[skirt: Loft, blouse: Loft, heels: Vince Camuto Signature Collection (I also love these), earrings: Ann Taylor (old, but I also like these), watch: Invicta (similar here), bangle: Alex & Ani, amethyst bangle: David Yurman, crystal and pearl stretch bracelet: Ann Taylor (old, but similar here), heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co., lipstick: Urban Decay's "F-Bomb"]
I think it's pretty clear that these photos were not taken in New York City. I wanted to inject a more rustic feel into the blog for this post and do a #tbt to my days of living in rural North Carolina (which was literally 10 weeks ago). Although sometimes I do miss the smell of sweet grass and hearing the crickets chirp at night, nothing beats the smell of food trucks at 2am and hearing screeching cars at all hours. Call me crazy but NYC is the best - at least in my mind ;)
But when it comes down to it, I'll always hold a piece of the countryside close to my heart. The peacefulness, the natural beauty, and the fond memories I've had there are unbeatable. I think these photos capture that spirit beautifully.