A Collection of Summer 2017 Fashion: Retro (Or Are They Timeless??) Favorites
These looks and styles may include many things we are seeing around Instagram, Facebook, Magazines and pretty much everywhere right now but each one of them is something I can imagine seeing in an old movie or something I remember my mom wearing so many years ago. The clothing and the hat are all from OurMall, which I blogged about last month here. I had found a cool emoji patch shirt and a polka dot dress that I really loved ( and still love and wear all the time) so I blogged about the company and also decided to try more pieces. I found six outfits and a hat and I will include the shopping links for each one as I come to them. I have beem really happy about the quality and value of each piece I found at OurMall so far. When I selected my pieces this time I was thinking about my lifestyle and pieces I could wear both everyday as a busy mom and wife and also take on vacation where I would be doing anything from theme parks ( the romper), the beach( the white dress/cover up), enjoying a nice dinner out with my husband (the floral bodycon dress) to of course shopping ( striped mini dress) but wasn't until after I received them that I decided they were 'retro.' I feel they are definitely are reminiscent of a different era, or at least a different generation.
I kept the accessories of this collection somewhat 'Retro' inspired, finding really perfect pieces which I think add so much fun but also sophistication to the summertime vibes of the outfits.
I started with another bag from Lilia's Beauty Bag. When I first blogged about the Summer Style Straw Bag here or rather when I first received it in time mail, I was completely smitten and knew I was on to something special. I found my Raffia Beach Pom Pom Bag which I blogged about here from Lilia's Beauty Bag and the both of them are such exceptional quality, made with durability and practicality in mind with lots of elegant details within each design. They look even better in real life than they appear in pictures and in my instastories. To me, they are true luxury because I feel so special when I use them. It's easy to see why I searched and found just the right bag at Lilia's Beauty Bag for this collection. It is the Fashion Retro Thai Straw Bag, made of cotton and straw with very a elegant wooden handle and I love the variated design woven throughout the entire piece. It comes in three different colors which you can find here.
My watch is from the Monforti Collection which I recently blogged about here. I choose it because I liked the look of the gold Roman Numerals with these particular pieces and I felt it was a really sturdy yet classically elegant piece to keep these looks a little bit more urban for my lifestyle. Enter to win your own Monforti Watch here. Two winners will be chosen at the end of August.
I am wearing a pair of white slingback pumps in the first three outfits which I've had for several years and found at Burlington Coat Factory. You can find similar selections here and here. I really want to discuss the blue shoes I am wearing in the last 3 outfits because they are SO exceptional and I'm driving my husband and everyone I know crazy showing and talking about everything I love about them. Please let me go on here. For their sanity.
My shoes were handcrafted from INCH2. INCH2 is the fast growing European Footwear Brand started in 2015. They mesh what they feel are extreme contradictions -women's shoes and a male character- and are always searching for an elegant balance in the unusual. I choose the Bleu de France Block Pumps. They are made from blue genuine cowhide leather, with a neat pointed toe and comfortable block heel. The website suggests pairing these Bleu de France Block Pumps with an all black outfit to make them really stand out and I definitely will. You will see them again I'm sure! I really love the color and the way they feel. I could tell they were handmade especially for me as soon as I put them on. They felt really comfortable right away as well as at the end of a 12 hour busy day in which I was running errands at the library, post office, mall, and enjoying dinner out. Find the entire INCH2 collection here.
So, now that I explained how I put this collection of summertime looks together, starting with six extremely affordable and fun outfits and a perfect hat from OurMall, and adding luxurious accessories from Lilia's Beauty Bag, Monforti, and INCH2, I will go ahead and let the pictures do the talking. I've included the shopping links for your convenience in the captions.
As I was putting this blog post together I got to thinking that maybe the looks are not so much 'Retro' but maybe 'Timeless.' Maybe they are just classic summertime looks that always seem to make sense and feel right. To me, they just do.
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