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.

White Lace Dress, Lucky Brand Handbag, Aviator Sunglasses, Spring Summer 2017 (4)White Lace Dress by Cuddy Stidios, Cut Out Pumps, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Aviator Sunglasses (2)Cuddy Studios White Lace Hannah Dress, banana Republic Skinny BeltCuddy Studios White Lace Hannah Dress, banana Republic Skinny Belt, Lucky Brand Emmy Flats, Aviators, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag (12)Cuddy Studios White Lace Hannah Dress, banana Republic Skinny Belt, Lucky Brand Emmy Flats, Aviators, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag (14)White Lace Dress Spring Summer 2017 (1)

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

 

Christmas is almost here… and here is a list my dear…

Hello lovelies,

Can you believe that Christmas is just a couple of weeks away? Santa is literally knocking on our doors!! Here is the first gift guide I have prepared for the ladies in your life. Enjoy!

Image 1 of CROSSOVER VELVET DRESS from Zara

Happy HOLIDAY shopping ladies and gents!

Love Always,

MV

That Simple Comfy Dress

Don’t you have days on which you want to feel stylish and yet are not willing to give up the comfort of your yoga pants and favorite tee? Monday trough Friday I am generally happy in a sheath dress, a pencil skirt paired with a preppy shirt, and pointy toe pumps or boots, but when the weekend rolls around CASUAL starts calling my name. This weekend was no exception, but as it was Thanksgiving I also wanted to look and feel well put together. The answer–a ruched sweater dress!! It is form fitting, yet flattering, AND, much like your sweats, made from a cotton blend material that feels soft and cozy against your skin. This heather gray piece is from last year, but EXPRESS has an even better designed version available in three colors now–I love the Cabernet 101. Added bonus, it is on  SALE for just $35 and would be a great addition to any wardrobe.

To add a bit of a punch to the dress I picked a thick ARMANI belt (HELLO waist definition) (similar here and here), paired it with high suede black boots with a low heel from Nine West, and added a black studded bag from Banana Republic (similar here).

For the evening, when the mighty sun no longer provides us with some warmth, I decided to bring a leather jacket. Pictured below are two options: a black fitted one from DKNY (similar here) and a looser red option (similar here and here) which adds a bit of color to this otherwise neutral outfit. Which one do you like better?

I hope this post inspired the chic-comfort-seeker in you and that you will find a few similar articles to put together, so that you look stylish and feel cozy at the same time!

Happy new week, pretty people!

Love Always,

MV