Summer Perfection

Hello ladies and gents!

Hope your three-days weekend was fantastic and marked the beginning of a fun and happy summer season!

I have to admit I am enjoying spring, however summer has always been my favorite season and in celebration of its arrival I am dedicating this post to the perfect outfit for a day under the sun.

What are the essentials a girl needs:

  • a pretty sun dress – somehow dresses have this ability to make a girl feel pretty and want to twirl all around town… This one has me feeling exactly that way. The top is an embroidered eyelet bib with delicate straps and lots of vintage charm. The midi-length gives it a classy yet fun feel and the cotton fabric, as subtle as the design, is so light that you can barely feel it – just the right kind of material and style for a hot day. One thing to note is that the top part of the dress could be a bit tight. I purchased a size Small and it fits me well, however it may be a bit snug.   Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Arianna Sharfman PhotoLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Necklace and Earrings, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein SunglassesLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses, Raymond Weil Tango Watch
  • a floppy hat – hats add so much character to a look! This wide brim, floppy beach hat is sure to also provide your face with great protection from the sun. I love its fringed edges and seaside vacation vibe! Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Urban Outfitters Summer Floppy Beach Hat, Lucky Brand Earrings, Lucky Brand NecklaceLucky Brand Midi Dress, Summer Floppy Beach Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses, Arianna Sharfman Photo
  • sunglasses – if you are like me and the sun really bugs your eyes, consider adding your favorite sunglasses – those would add some charm and protect out sight as well! 🙂Arianna Sharfman Photo Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings, Calvin Klein SunglassesArianna Sharfman Photography Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses (4)
  • a bag for your belongings – saddle bags have been a favorite of mine for the past couple of years – they are compact and can fit everything I need for a day. If you are heading to the beach pair this look with a cool beach tote (use code OOTDINSTYLE for 20% off and free shipping on orders over $50) and voila!Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Lucky Brand Ring, Lucky Brand Saddle BagLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses
  • some pretty jewellery to complete your look – this dress would look beautiful with both silver and gold jewels. I wanted my jewelry to be just as dainty as the dress, so I paired it up with a vintage rose necklace, gold earrings with some sparkle and a couple of gold rings (similar items here). I am very used to wearing a watch and owning a two-toned one has made it so easy to pair up with any other jewelry.Arianna Sharfman Photo, Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings (1)Arianna Sharfman Photo, Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings, CK Sunnies
  • a cute pair of shoes – which girl does not love heels?! This dress would look fab with some block-heel-lace-up sandals. For a day out and about, I love being able to roam around in comfort, so I opt out for flats during the day and leave heels for an evening/night out! Lucky Brand Summer Embroidered Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Arianna Sharfman Photo

I want to THANK the sweet, talented, and professional Arianna Sharfman of Arianna Sharfman Photography for the beautiful images and the great conversation and ease she made me feel during our photoshoot. Check out her work – she is so incredibly friendly and a pleasure to work with!

Happy almost-summer, lovelies!!

Love always,

Marieta

Photo Credit: Ariana Sharfman

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Sophisticated With an Edge

Hello lovelies,

Hope you all enjoyed this spring weekend! It was hot and very much like summer here in LA and I was very excited to be out and about in lighter clothing and my new Vivian bag from Oliver Bilou. I discovered OB online and immediately fell in love with their products–they offer five unique handbags each with a very distinct character and style. I have to admit, I had a hard time picking between the Vivian and the Taylor and still have my eye on the latter, as the former is now in my hands! 😉

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Lucky Brand Jewelry, Ray-Ban Reflective Gold AviatorsOliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Crop Jeans, Cutout Peep Toes, Summer 2017Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag (1)Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Cutout Peep Toes, Lucky Brand Jewelry, Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Can we talk about Vivian’s unique charm? It’s light grey color, beautiful dome shape and that braided trim running along its front just called out my name–sophisticated with an EDGE (no pun intended)! But Vivian is not going to only be your “arm candy”–it is just as functional as it is beautiful! The bag looks compact, however it is pretty roomy and held my wallet, sunglasses, a water bottle, my phone (there is a special compartment for it), keys (a built-in key chain), and I could have loaded it even further–very impressive!

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, Banana Republic Sailor Wide Leg Pants, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Nine West Pointy Toe Flats, Lucky Brand Jewelry, Dior Sunglasses (2)Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Lucky Brand Jewelry Summer 2017, Dome bagOliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Cutout Peep Toes, Lucky Brand Earrings, Ray-Ban Gold Aviators

There also is a back zipped pocket you can access from the outside of the bag, and the main compartment has dual zips for easy use, making this bag perfect for travel or running around town.

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Crop Jeans, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top

The gold hardware adds to the classy bag and gives you a tone for your jewelry selection. Gold is incorporated in the handle bar, the metal feet, and key chain, the zippers, and even the inspirational quote one would discover once they open their Oliver Bilou bag.

Vivian is made from textured vegan leather with makes it’s light color easy to care for–just wipe it out with a wet nap and it is as good as new.

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, Banana Republic Sailor Wide Leg Pants, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Nine West Pointy Toe Flats, Lucky Brand Jewelry, Dior Sunglasses (3)

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I was also very impressed by the packaging of this bag–it comes in a stylish black box, complete with a dust bag and all hardware carefully wrapped  to insure a pristine look–it would make any girl smile and be a great present delivered to someone you want to surprise!

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Cutout Peep Toes, Lucky Brand Earrinigs, Ray-Ban Reflective Gold Aviators

Another perk is that Vivian looks perfectly with business attire as well as a casual weekend look. This bag is also FEEL GOOD as a portion of the proceeds from each handbag purchased goes towards enriching a child’s life.

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, Banana Republic Sailor Wide Leg Pants, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Nine West Pointy Toe Flats, Lucky Brand Jewelry, Dior Sunglasses (1)

Should you decide to purchase a, Oliver Bilou bag yourself, you can use the coupon code: ootdinstyle for 10% off at check-out.

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, Rocket Cutout Peep Toes

Happy arm candy shopping!

Bottoms: BEBE Ripped Jeans (similar here) and BR Sailor Pants (similar here)

Top: Guess (similar here)

Shoes: Rocket Peep Toes (similar here) and Nine West Flats (similar here)

Sunglasses: Ray Ban and Dior

Bag: Vivian by Oliver Bilou

Love always,

Marieta

Cotton Candy

Hello lovelies,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and celebrating either being a mommy or with your precious mama!

I have been wanting to wear with colorful dress for a while but the weather here in LA-LA-land has been so cold that I have not has a chance to until I decided to brave it out and just put it on with a denim blazer.

Cuddy Studios Amelia Dress, Vince Camuto Turquoises Handbag, INC Pink Peep Toes, Denim Blazer, Gold AccessoriesCuddy Studios Amelia Dress, Vince Camuto Turquoise BagCuddy Studios Amelia Dress, Vince Camuto Bag, INC Pink Peep Toes, Summer 2017 Fashion

Generally, I shy away from bright colors and bringing more than one of those into a neutral color palette. The Amelia dress from Cuddy Studios changed my mind and made me jump against all the rules. I fell in love with it’s kites pattern and color play–it is so bright and cheerful! It actually inspired me to experiment with my accessories as well and here I am pairing this A-line, flirty pink trim dress with a pink peep toe shoe (similar here) and an amazing Vince Comuto green-blue bag (similar here)! All these vibrant colors remind me of cotton candy and put a smile on my face!

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As I wore my Amelia dress this morning I also realized it would have been perfect for the time I was an expecting mommy-to-be. It is so light and airy and would not push on your tummy but rather provide enough space for a cute growing baby!

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Do you love bright colors? What style choices have you made that taken you out of your comfort zone and into a fun cotton candy land lately?

Don’t forger to check out Cuddy Studios as their lovely articles of clothing would brighten your day and bring classy silhouettes with a fun twist to your wardrobe! Enjoy a 50% off with promo code: SHOP50 entered upon checkout. 

Happy new week to all of you!

Love always,

Marieta

The LWD – Spring Perfection!

Hello lovelies,

Happy May! I am so excited to share this post with you!! This week I am introducing you to Hanna and Simone–both extremely pretty and a perfect “partner in crime” for this season as well as summer!

Cuddy Studios White Lace Hannah Dress, banana Republic Skinny Belt, Lucky Brand Emmy Flats, Aviators, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag (16)Bell Sleeved White Lace Dress, Aldo Heels, Banana Republic Skinny Belt, Botkier Handbag (1)

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I am a total fan of lace. I also adore white, so a pretty white lace dress makes this woman very happy! Cuddy Studios made two such dresses that caught my eye, namely Hannah and Simone (I even love the names and had considered one of them when it was time to name my little princess)!

Hannah is a tank dress made out of a white floral lace fabric. It’s wide neckline and scooped back make it perfect for hot spring and even hotter summer days! The back has the cutest adjustable, delicate tie detail, which adds more visual interest and a fun twist. I also like the cut of this dress – you can add a belt to it for waist definition or just let it flow for a 60’s free spirit feel. I wore this dress with both heels and flats and enjoyed the more casual or a bit dressier option those added to the outfit.

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Simone attracted me with its white holographic-feel, laser-cut diamond fabric and flattering A-line silhouette. It’s bell sleeves add a boho chic flavor to this classy dress! Just like the Hannah, Simone can be worn to a casual weekend brunch or paired with heels for a date night or a night out with the girls. I wore it with a skinny watermelon belt, watermelon heel and bag which complemented the dress and added a pop to the outfit.

Bell Sleeved White Lace Dress, Aldo Heels, Banana Republic Skinny Belt, Botkier Handbag (4)Bell Sleeved White Lace Dress by Cuddy Studios, Banana Republic Skinny Belt, Botkier HandbagBell Sleeved White Lace Dress, Aldo Heels, Banana Republic Skinny Belt, Botkier Handbag (6)Bell Sleeved White Lace Dress, Aldo Heels, Banana Republic Skinny Belt, Botkier Handbag (8)

If you love a little white dress and desire to satisfy your craving for a new one, be sure to check out Cuddy Studios! They have some amazing items inspired by the abstract geometric art of the sixties and seventies, paired with a classy cut for a sophisticated clothing line! Cuddy Studios are a small brand out of Seattle currently sold in over 85 boutiques nationwide, so grab a piece of their uniqueness and enjoy a 50% off with promo code: SHOP50 entered upon checkout. 

And don’t forget to show me what you picked out–would love to see a Cuddy Studio piece on you! 🙂

Love Always,

Marieta