All Choked Up // off-the-shoulder dress + black choker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

off the shoulder trend dress
That's right, I am ALL choked up over ALL of this summer's hottest trends - including chokers (duh), off-the-shoulder everything, and bright statement bags. And the best part? All three obsessions were MEANT to be worn together. Talk about the easiest way ever to be fashion forward! 
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While tan lines are NOT my best friend (hello strappy swimsuits), off-the-shoulder tops & dresses are quickly starting to become my BFF. They are literally everywhere lately and I am not complaining! I love the subtle sexiness they bring to any look, plus they give off a totally effortless vibe. Oh this thing? I just threw it on! 
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off the shoulder fashion blog
And of course to properly compliment any off-the-shoulder attire, you must wear a choker. That's right, the 90s are baaaack in a BIG way - embrace it! I mean come ON, this totally looks super cool (and it's what every supermodel on the planet is wearing right now). 
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To tie in my black choker, I chose to wear black suede heels. These ground my look and really make this whole ensemble work. Plus look at them, aren't they gorgeous? 
black vince camuto sandals
how to wear off the shoulder trend
Ah, the bright bag! This clutch just screams summer and I can't get enough of its vibrant energy. It completely transforms my dark-hued outfit into a summery look that's both exciting and fresh. A bold shade like canary yellow ALWAYS fits in! 
yellow envelope clutch
off the shoulder dress
Ear climbers are THE earring of the moment and this gold pair I'm wearing is a real standout. They're edgy but in a non-intimidating, I-can-totally-pull-that-off way. 
climber earrings
thick black choker
Is a bright bag complete without bright nails? I painted mine neon pink as a fun compliment to my yellow clutch. And obviously I piled on the bangles like always because why mess with a good thing? 
hot pink nails bangles
yellow clutch summer
Full disclosure: I did not do this to my hair. This is the work of a true professional - literally. It's called a waterfall braid (I learned something new) and I love it! My stylist also made sure to banish all of my crazy frizz (I didn't think it was possible but she proved me wrong) by using two miracle products from Drybar: Mr. Incredible leave-in conditioner and Sparkling Soda finishing spray. Voila - the result? Pure hair magic! 
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This trendy look has been a favorite of mine so far this summer. And when I say I can't get enough of chokers, I am not lying! I've worn this baby for four days in a row before - proudly, I might add. 
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off the shoulder dress choker
[dress: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) // heels: Vince Camuto Signature Collection (I also like this pair) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // choker: Urban Outfitters // earrings: gift (I also like this pair) // bangles: Alex & Ani // gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Smoky palette // hair products: Dry Bar's Mr. Incredible and Sparkling Soda

This is a total weekend look, am I right? Perfect for brunching, strolling, shopping, and overall city dwelling. And as this NYC heatwave kicks into high gear, an easy, breezy dress like this is a Godsend! Seriously. I love warm weather but boy I am not a fan of sweating my face off! And not going to lie, this dress is possibly the coolest thing I have in my closet right now - both temperature wise and otherwise ;) 
summer street style off the shoulder
 // SHOP //


  1. I love pairing an OTS with a choker. Great look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. so gorgeous! I love the bag, it's the perfect pop of colour! This look is so stunning!

    |Georgia Megan|

  3. Off the shoulder tops are so fun. Love the pop of color.

  4. I LOVE the shoes! You look amazing in this outfit lovely post girl.


  5. You are so beautiful and I love that dress and the shoes!

  6. You are such a beautiful girl. ♥
    Love your look!

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  7. Love the stripes and yellow! Such a great look, you look amazing, Kat.

    xx, CD |

  8. I'm choked up over chokers too! Love them!

  9. Lovely look! Have a nice day)