Yes, It's My Birthday and Here Are The Details
Hi everybody! Today is Father's Day and it's my birthday and I don't really have much to say. I didn't really plan on blogging today but I really wanted to share a few of the details surrounding my outfit. I didn't plan it all out ahead of time and actually started out with an entirely different dress and a jacket but little by little and at the last minute I decided on this and I think it worked out perfectly! This could also sum up my last year but for now I'm just talking clothes. And shoes. And accessories.
My dress is from Lindsay Nicholas New York and called "The Perfect Dress With Half Sleeves" and I can't think of a better name because it's so perfect you will see it here again. And again. And again. I actually styled this dress a bunch of other ways at my photoshoot yesterday and felt so good about the dress I grabbed it again today, ruling out the originally planed dress/jacket combo. Find this dress here, but seriously there are a few things you MUST know about it.
First of all the material is unlike any of my other dresses. It is described as a Dual 2 Way Twill.
It is a smooth and lustrous fabric that drapes well, resists wrinkles, and has just the right amount of stretch for comfort (62% Polyester/36% rayon/6% spandex) and a ponte sleeve fabric.
It's such a classic shape and definitely a staple for any contemporary closet. You will see me dress in up and dress it down and wear it for many events and occasions. I love the way the fitted half sleeves kept the chill off my shoulders and upper arms today when I was at Joe Marzilli's Old Canteen Italian Restaurant today in Providence and when exploring Federal Hill. Explore Lindsay Nicholas New York for more perfect pieces like this dress here and follow @lindsaynicholasnewyork on Instagram here.
My stockings are the brick way pattern from @shoplegappeal which I blogged about here and here and can be found here. My shoes are from Thredup and I choose them because I just got them in the mail a few days ago and couldn't wait to wear them. My bag is of course the most perfect Summer Basket Bag which I found @lilasbeautybag and can be found here in many colors. You've seen me style it here and here and here and pretty much every day if you know me in real life.
This necklace is from a line I recently discovered on Instagram called @bybiehl . This pendant is from the Beautiful World Collection and can be found here. I really love this piece because it is large enough to make a statement but delicate enough to keep a look streamlined and elegant. Of course I love the fact that is the "Earth" and immediately I knew I had to pair it with an Original Grain Watch.
Why Original Grain? This watch, from the Brewmaster Collection is not only handcrafted with sophistication, stunning beyond belief, but made with authentic reclaimed German Oak Beer Barrels. Original Grain plants 1 tree for every watch sold, which helps feed families, provide jobs and change lives around world. Find this watch here and follow @originalgrain on Instagram to be kept up to date on all their amazing collections.
My pictures were taken today by my daughter, my husband and a couple were taken by my dad. We tried to give my dad a break since it's Father's Day and all but this post was a joint effort. It's especially a joint effort because my husband and daughter ran out to buy me my favorite red lipstick because I lost the cover of my old one at work Friday and my trick of using a cover from another one didn't really work out so well. They were going out anyway...well, that's kind of a whole other story and like I said this is just about the clothes. And the shoes. And the accessories.
I really hope you enjoyed this post and found it worthwhile. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Did my last minute outfit work?
Thank you so much for allowing me to share this glimpse into my little world on my special day. I also want to thank so many of you that took the time and made the effort to wish me a Happy Birthday today !!!