*The first eyelet band is in a saucy location, so you’ll need a half slip with this dress. I’m wearing this one.
Memorial Day (and, ahem, my birthday weekend) marks the unofficial start of summer. It often feels as if I’m constantly counting down to my favorite season so that I can break out my arsenal of summer dresses. But can you really fault me for that? Lightweight dresses are the perfect canvas for layering jewelry like these rings from www.MoonstoneShop.com. I’ve been a fan of moonstone for as long as I can remember, but it was solidified when I visited Moonstone Beach in California years ago and spent well over an hour sifting through stones on the beach to find the iridescent beauties. I had intended to have the stones I found polished and set in a ring, but let’s be honest, going straight to the source for genuine moonstone jewelry is so much easier! The shop carries an array of petite rings that are perfect for layering a few statement-making pieces to sprinkle into your collection. You can also find moonstone earrings, pendants, and bracelets.
ASOS dress | Soludos sandals (available in various sizes here, here, here, and here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | Sea & Grass tote | J.Crew scarf | Emma McKinstry earrings (c/o) | Larimar cuff (c/o) | Moonstone Magic rings (c/o) available at www.MoonstoneShop.com
It’s no surprise that summer is my favorite season, and every spring day that has even a hint of something warmer in the forecast has me reaching for summer staples to debut, like this breezy linen tunic from Garnet Hill. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Garnet Hill on a couple of posts over the past few months (here and here) and I’m always delighted with the brand’s classic cuts and high quality pieces. This particular piece is crafted from flax grown and handpicked in France, and promises to get softer with every wash. It’s such a classic piece that pairs well with other closet mainstays, like denim shorts, but will look just as chic over a swimsuit when the weather really heats up!
Also, can we take a moment to admire just how fantastic and on-trend this little bag is?! I picked it up at Target after seeing it on Cathy’s Instagram Story. It’s really soft for being faux leather, and I can’t get enough of the oversize ring handle. (The cross-body strap is removable.)
Garnet Hill shirt (c/o) | Gap shorts (old; similar) | Lee Renee necklace | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Welly Merck watch* (c/o) | Target bag | Hermes pocket square | Soludos slides | Karen Walker sunglasses (c/o Shopbop)
*Use code lovejessica to save 20% on any order at Welly Merck!
Linking Up: Pink Sole
I’ve had this outfit on repeat lately. It’s such an easy ensemble to slip on and feel pulled together without sacrificing comfort, and the tunic sweater is the perfect spring-to-summer transitional piece when the weather just isn’t warm enough for a flimsy top. (It also looks cute with cropped pants for the office.) I bought this one late last summer from J.Crew, but LOFT has a few alternatives that I like even more: this one comes in lavender and heather grey, this one has cute ties at the sides and comes in tomato and gold, and I’m all about the variegated turquoise stripes in this one.
Oh, did you happen to hear that there’s a Shopbop sale happening right now? 😉 Of course you did, given that everyone is talking about it this week. I didn’t want to succumb to the pressure to highlight the same sale and the same items as everyone else, but then I placed my own purchase for these sandals and I couldn’t let the opportunity for you to score them on sale go unannounced. I had them pinned to my secret “stuff I’ll probably buy in the future” Pinterest board for a few weeks and figured I’d probably buy them eventually, so why not take advantage of the discount? I’m in love, you guys! The leather is so soft that they feel like slippers! (Admittedly, the leather is a little squeaky right now, but I’m going to hit it with some leather conditioner later today ease some of the friction.)
Soludos, how do you manage to make such comfortable summer shoes?!
And, of course, that got me revisiting the sale this morning to find other items I would have purchased had I not been on the hunt for a house. (Sidebar: we put an offer on a house earlier this week — over the listing price, again — and lost out on it. I’m still heartbroken.) Here’s what captured my fancy: