Shirt dresses forever!

The weather has been pretty cool early mornings and at nights here in LA. We’re still getting mid 80 degrees here during the day though! That hasn’t stopped me from wearing my favorite shirt dresses out. Shirt dresses are so comfortable and easy to throw on and go! They’re the summer rompers to my Fall/Winter wardrobe, haha. Anyone else agree?

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I’ve recently posted an all time favorite of my printed shirt dress on my Instagram, @adventures.of.s but that exact one is no longer available. So, to save the day I went ahead and found you guys some amazing options for shirt dresses to show off this season! I have a variety of brands and price points for you check out! Thank me later ūüėČ

 

ZARA

ZARA SD 2ANIMAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS
$69.90

 

ZARA SD 3GEOMETRIC PRINT TUNIC DETAILS
$99.90

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE

A SDCloth & Stone Ruffled Shirtdress
$148.00

 

A SD 2Miquella Shirtdress
$138.00

 

A SD OLIVEBelted Utility Shirtdress
$128.00

 

BLOOMINGDALES

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Harper Striped Shirt Dress- Originally $88.00 it’s on sale now for $66!

 

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Lauren Ralph Lauren
Twill Shirt Dress- Originally $155, it’s on sale now for $77.50!!

 

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CATHERINE Catherine Malandrino
Stella Sleeveless High/Low Shirt Dress- Originally $68, now on sale for $20.33!! Can you say what a steal?!

 

BLOOMIES SD 2Elisabetta Franchi
Floral-Print Pleated Midi Dress $828.00 (on the more expensive side if you’re feeling risky)

 

BLOOMIES SANDROSandro
Lucila Shirt Dress $450.00

Can you say gorgeous?! This shirt dress is so divine and feminine. I love floral patterns and the shade of berry pink as the main color is a huge hit with this AW18 trends.

LULUS

LULUS SDBECAUSE YOU LOVED ME TEAL BLUE PRINT SHIRT DRESS
LULUS $79

 

LULUS 2GOOD NEWS BLACK AND WHITE HOUNDSTOOTH PRINT MIDI SHIRT DRESS
LUSH $57

I’m allllll about the chic and comfortable looks, especially for everyday wear or a simple outing. The great part about shirt dresses are that you can dress them up or down. You can be very casual with flip-flops or sandals, or for a party/date night throw on a sexy pair of booties! My favorite is also playing around with a fun hat, belt, and some jewelry to create a full look. Hope you guys enjoyed these links, let me know if you ended up purchasing any! I’d love to know which one you got, and how the fit is for you! Happy weekend loves!

XO,

Stephanie

AW18 is coming!

Pantone AW18 color pal
http://www.pantone.com

 

Here we go, another season is upon us with more dazzling and addictive trends coming back! Who’s excited for Fall & Winter?! I’m 50/50 about it, I love Summer and the sun but this heat we’ve been having this year is CRAZY! I loved all the trends and styles for Summer we had this year, but I’m excited for AW18! I’m excited to be able to open the window and get a nice breeze going, oh and 1 word, BOOTIES! I’m addicted to booties and boots, and nothing says AW more than boots right?

I’ve been doing a lot of research and scoping the fashion week shows that have been happening all over the world. Popular Fall colors for this year to look for are: Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Nebulas Blue, Pink Peacock, Earthy Browns, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal, and hints of Tofu and Almond Buff. Here’s Pantone’s AW18 Top 12 color palette:¬†

 

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Get ready to feast your eyes!¬†I’ll be showing you guys some popular trends, styles, and colors that are already out and about for AW18. Follow along and let me know which you like or dislike and why!

 

Over-sized coats

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Over-sized coats from http://www.harpersbazaar.com

 

All over animal prints

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Lemill dress, Sigerson Morrison ankle boots, and Proenza Schouler coat and chunky heels from their AW18 collections

 

Dark florals & garden theme

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Alexander McQueen, Whistles, Dior, Zimmerman and Christopher Kane AW18 collections

 

It’s all about… RED!

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Here are some amazing pieces from Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Miss Selfridge, and Ferragamo’s AW18 collections

Check out Carolina Herrera’s Pre-Fall 2018 beauties here! They’re all to die for! Ferragmao also has this red trend so spot on, it’s ridiculously good. Check them out¬†here.

 

FW2018 red

 

Metallics & sequins

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Rachel by Rachel Roy, Revolve, Topshop, Calvin Klein, and Bardot’s trendy pieces featuring top AW18 trends

These pieces are so darling and going to be a huge trend for AW18. I love the delicate looks, and fabrics that show all the right curves of your body. See, AW fashion isn’t dark and boring. You can find most of these pieces at quite affordable prices on Revolve, and Macy’s!

 

Stylish Sleepers

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Amazing new AW18 collection from For Restless Sleepers

Another fabulous trend hitting the streets is stylish sleepwear for outings. Yes, stylish sleepwear is a thing now. These aren’t your normal slips or pajamas, they’re sleek and sexy!¬† F.R.S. is the monogram of Francesca Ruffini, she is the heart of this project and is said to be a true monogram addict. Find all her amazing Italian beauties here.

As you can see, just because we’re going into AW18 doesn’t mean it’s all dark and boring. There are such great mixes of florals, bold patterns, pops of red, pink, and even bright whites! What I love is that some of Summer is still carried through AW18 but with a twist to the boldness and shades of the prints. Stay tuned for more fashion posts coming up this season but before I go, enjoy this great quote I came across.

‚ÄúFashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.‚ÄĚ –¬†Diana Vreeland

 

XO,

Steph

Hats, caps and more hats!

Hats, caps and more hats!

It’s finally cooler here in LA, and temperatures have dropped to digits that we haven’t had in a LONG time! Although, compared to the east coast this weather isn’t cold, but it’s a blessing from the triple digits we had! While I’m a huge lover of the sun and summer heat, I will confess that it is nice to be able to open the window and get a refreshing breeze. I also forgot what it was like to be able to layer, rather than trying to find the lightest t-shirt or dress to throw on and not melt away in.

One of my newest obsessions this year and season, is hats! While I do love a lot of different styles, my main one at the moment is the Cabby hat!! I’ve mainly heard them being called Cabby hats growing up, but they go by so many names all over the world! So depending on where you come from/are used to, you may call them Baker boy caps, Flat caps, Fisherman hats, Newsboy hats, Poor Boy hats, and more. You can literally google it and see how many different names there are for this gorgeous and versatile cap.

I love following trends and always getting a good find/deal on any piece I own. I’m a sucker for new styles, whether it has embellishments, embroidery, or some cool effect to it. I’m sure there are more out there like me, right? Check out some of my favorites below! I’ve linked four of my favorite brands caps and they’re all so cute and on trend!

  1. FOREVER 21

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These Forever 21 options are all such cute cabby’s!! I personally love all the red and maroons were seeing this season. Don’t you?! These are all so affordable and on trend, they’ll dress up any outfit you wear. Most are even under $20 which is fabulous compared to some that I’ve seen higher up in the $100-$250 range, which for me is a bit much for a hat. Each hat is made of different materials and some are a combination of polyester, wool, nylon, cotton, etc. Find these adorable cabby’s here!

       2. URBAN OUTFITTERS

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Urban Outfitters has some adorable caps, which on their site they call Fisherman caps! Their caps are a bit pricier than the Forever 21 options, but they are just as fabulous and hit the trend spot on! I mean look at that mustard!! The mustard cap (bottom left) goes for $42.00 and also comes in a cool grey (top right) Most of these styles are of wool and polyester combinations, and you can spot clean them! Haaay. Check them out here!

       3. ASOS

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Asos is one of my top favorite shopping sites. I mean who doesn’t love a late night of scrolling through hundreds of amazing pieces and drooling over everything your heart desires. Maybe there’s a glass of wine included in this activity as well, maybe. Scrolling through their styles, I did notice some were a bit pricier than most caps I’ve seen. But! They do have some options that are lower, starting around $19 and go up to about $72. I personally love anything red or that awesome olive green you see on the bottom left. They’re obviously so popular for Fall/Winter. Find these styles and more right here!

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4. MACY’S

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My final brand is, Macy’s! Macy’s has some amazing, detailed styles of these caps. They have great color options and styles for Fall and Winter. Some of the brands featured in my collage are Nine West, and August Hats. They range from different brands and prices, but some go for about $20-$30 which is great for staying on budget and still looking stylish without breaking the bank! What’s even better about their prices is that they currently have a sale going on with special savings on most styles AND you can even use the code ‘SAVEBIG’ for an extra 20% off! How great is that?! The sale ends 11/12/17 so get shopping! You can find these fab pieces here!

I hope you guys enjoyed some of my finds, and are drooling over them just as much as I am! I have been obsessing over these caps for a long time now and they’re very on trend this season. I remember even up until about a year ago they were very male driven in fashion, and in the British culture. But! Now they’re moving to women’s fashion in all shapes and sizes and I’m absolutely loooooooving it! Many are under $20 which is such a grea find for an awesome staple piece this season! ¬†I wish I had all the money in the world and closet space to buy them all! Don’t you?! Let me know what you guys think below in the comments.

XO,

S