WIW 04.30 [denim, stripes, and sequins]

It's another rare warm spring day here in the PNW (around 85F where I work, no AC), so today I went for easy-breezy and pulled out a favorite summer dress. I realized this past winter that I like to wear short skirts in winter and long in the summer, and this dress is a great example of my favorite type of summer skirting.

I still wanted a topper of some sort, but today a jacket just felt too heavy. Instead, I popped my cropped denim vest over the top and kept up the boho vibe with nude boots (my hair, as always, also helps a lot with that!). I liked the natural feel the outfit had going so I chose to accessorize with gold/stone droplet earrings, a slim gold spiked bracelet, and  nude-for-me sheer coral lipstick. Still loving the look of the gold sequins with the faded-bordering-acid-washed vest, and out it came again; I've a feeling they'll be making a regular pairing. Retro sunnies finish the look off; something soft felt in order. Not much else to say about this simple breezy outfit except that I feel very happy in it ^^

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Loving it all with the booties!

    Isn't this weather great!???

  • dustt replied 5 years ago

    so in love with the lines on that striped dress!! - the booties and vest are a great mix with those clean lined stripes!! - and who doesn't love a little gold dangly ear party!!

  • Glory replied 5 years ago

    The stripes with the vest look great. If it ever warms up here I will do a copycat on that one.

  • Kristin L replied 5 years ago

    YLF! The vest looks great with your dress and I love the gold with it.

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    The hem of the dress is fun with the stripes. i like how the boots and vest relate to each other - contrast with the bling of the gold clutch. We are still waiting for sleeveless weather.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic outfit, I love the booties with the dress. Our weather is absolutely horrible, 40's and rain, rain, rain. You're so lucky!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies! Hope all the PNW forum members enjoyed the sun today ^^ I'm really happy that I got this vest at cropped versus full length; it's going to be great over dresses for summer, though I might look into getting a longer one to wear with trousers.

    Pil and Karie, oh we'll be back into the 50s and raining in two days, so I'll be rejoining you shortly ;)

  • dustt replied 5 years ago

    so Aida - where is that dress from..... I'm still thinking about it!!

  • NDMom replied 5 years ago

    Love the whole outfit!  Especially the stripes with the booties! Great look, Aida!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thank you NDMom!

    Dustt, the dress was from an Ann Taylor outlet a couple years back so unfortunately I can't get you a link. There are two dresses up on AT's site right now that look similar though, this one and this one. It's a pity there aren't more handkerchief hem dresses around, I really love their vibe in summer!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    You have such a knack for adding just the right amount of juxtaposition to an outfit Aida - here it's combining a denim vest with a sparkly clutch. Brilliant!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    I'm so ready for warmer weather and your outfit looks so perfect for the day!  Stripes always seem somehow cool and crisp, even in the heat.  Love the hem, too!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    I was thinking what Shannon said so well. Denim and sequins, a summer breezy dress and suede booties. You make it look so effortless.

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Perfection! You look amazing in that dress. Love the denim topper too. SO fresh, Aida!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Definitely a repeater! The denim vest is a great choice for a topper.

  • Marmee replied 5 years ago

    I love this dress, and the vest is perfect with it.  Really fabulous on you.  

  • MsLuna replied 5 years ago

    Aida, I can tell you're comfortable and happy in this outfit :) this is such a nice, casual breezy look. The nude boots give it a bit of an edge.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Ooh, the sequined clutch is unexpected! Adorbs!

  • Kiwichik replied 5 years ago

    I really like this - especially the sequined clutch.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Would never have thought to add a sequined clutch, but it's genius! I like the slightly dropped hemline each side on your dress and the proportions are fab.

  • Lantana replied 5 years ago

    Practical and pretty, love it.

  • harmonica replied 5 years ago

    I can easily see why you love this dress! Looks fab and love the sparkle you add to the casual pieces

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    What a happy Seattle Summer outfit. I love stripes, and the length of that frock is gorgeous. 

  • LACeleste replied 5 years ago

    You look super cute!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thank you all very much for the comments and feedback. Looks like the sequins really resonated; I'm always down for a little daytime sparkle :D Thanks also for the vest love, I've been waiting a good while for the right faded little denim vest to cross my path!

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