Wear-to-work Maxi Dress

I love wearing my maxi dress because it’s comfortable and it’s one of those fail-proof outfits that always looks good, which is why I obviously wanted to wear it to work. However, most maxi dresses for summer fall into either the strapless or spaghetti strap category, which is a no-no for work. So to make it work appropriate I threw on my white blazer and beaded necklace. The dress is so flowy and light I felt like I was wearing pajamas all day, but I still felt as though I looked professional.
H&M Blazer: gift; F21 Maxi Dress; Rose Quartz Necklace: gift; Aldo flats

Sunday Morning Recap: Hearst Castle

I can’t express enough how much I love Sunday Morning. Every week they present educational and interesting stories that always leave me feeling a little more knowledgeable and at the very least, with an interesting story to tell at social gatherings. This past week they anchored their annual edition on architectural and interior design from Hearst Castle also known as San Simeon, once owned and lived in by magazine magnate, William Randolph Hearst. It is now maintained by the state of California as a state historic park. There are about 5 tours that guests can choose from, and judging by the photos on the site and the scenes of the abode on Sunday Morning, I am guessing it is the mecca of house tours.

They also talked about the history of the Taj Mahal and interviewed Frederic Fekkai. So overall, it was a really great Sunday Morning. Bravo Charles Osgood and team!

Happy Friday ladies and gents!

Hey there, I hope you enjoyed the Jack Wills posts all week. It was quite fun to play model for a bit, and I hope it will serve as a helpful guide if you ever find yourself shopping there.

So my weekly list of links kind of turned into a list of wants. I had prepared nothing else at this point, and because of utter exhaustion after being sick for part of the week, I don’t plan on doing anything else until this weekend is over. Hurray! What do you have planned this weekend?

Wants:

I want this flag blanket.

And one or two of these swim suits.

And that hair.

And this chandelier.

And this vintage diamond ring, which is a giveaway by the way.

(Image via Le Love)

Jack Wills: Alchester Silk Skirt

I really wanted the Alchester Silk Skirt to work out. I love the shiny silk material and the tulip shape, but it’s just a tad too short for my taste. I tried it out with my nautical stripes, because I like the way the blue and white looks with neutrals. I tossed in my gold sandals to complete the theme. I think I could have ordered a larger size, because the description says it should sit low on the hips and this is definitely sitting higher. To make this skirt work in the future, I might try wearing it with black tights when it’s a little colder out. Am I being too prude? What do you think? Would you wear this skirt?
Skirt courtesy of Jack Wills; Ralph Lauren shirt; Sam Edelman Sandals

Jack Wills: Heigham Cardie

When I saw the fun stripes on the Heigham Cardie, I knew I wanted to try mixing patterns. Mixing of patterns was a big trend on runway shows such as Marc by Marc Jacobs for spring. I love how the red stripes look with my floral print skirt. One of the reasons why the summer collection of Jack Wills caught my eye was because I knew I would be able to mix and match the different pieces in creative ways with pieces already in my wardrobe. Pictured above is also the Spindlestone Bag, a canvas bag with cute striped lining.

What I especially love about this cardie is how long and soft it is. I love wrapping myself up in long sweaters, especially when it’s a soft cashmere blend like this one.
Cardigan courtesy of Jack Wills; Charlotte Russe top; H&M skirt; Target loafers; Bag courtesy of Jack Wills