It may have been 48 degrees when I woke up and I may have been pastier than the Pilsbury doughboy, but dammit I was wearing white to Saturday’s brunch come sunshine or hail. Thankfully, mother nature took pity on me and it turned into one of the most beautiful days we’ve had all year.
Saturday was slammed with back to back events and I knew the only way I’d make it through the day, appropriately dressed and covered for all occasions, was in a super chic dress. Unfortunately, my closet is a little bare when it comes to super cute, super short minis which is reason #42 why I’m so thankful we have a brick and mortar Rent the Runway in Georgetown. That bad boy has proven to be a sartorial life saver more than once over the last few months. I knew I wanted to spend the day in white even though there was a 98% chance my bottomless mimosas would find their way onto my lap. Thankfully, I made it through unscathed and unstained!
DS tip: Dress down an otherwise more formal dress by pairing it with a more casual jacket and/or a bootie.
It’s that time of year, again. Time to box up the black leather and whip out the floral skirts. Just kidding, I would never do that to you guys! The warmer weather on the horizon can be a bit threatening to us leather loving ladies but by adding small touches into any outfit with faux leather skirts or a spring trench complete with faux leather sleeves. You’ll look the part without compromising your style and that’s always a win in my book.
And yes, there will be a tutorial for this ‘do up next week!
You might believe me if I told you I spent the free time of my youth around water whether it was a pool, the Potomac, or the Chesapeake. But would you believe me if I told you, back in those days, Sperry was my footwear of choice? Hard to picture. But it’s true. This black leather clad maven was all about a good colorblocked Sperry back in the day. I had a brown pair for school, a blue pair for the boat, and a white pair for when I was feelin’ sassy. My, how times have changed.
These days, you won’t catch me in a boat shoe unless I’m soaking in the sun at an Orioles game or I’m out tubing on the boat or hanging down by the water. Of course that was my mentality until Sperry created this genius hybrid of a shoe. It’s such a super cool throwback that’s perfectly acceptable for all kinds of situations in 2015 including, but not limited to, brunch, errands, country concerts, and destroyed denim cut offs. Did this shoe and I just become best friends? YEP.
The “boat shoe” is back, people.
I’m planning on spending the summer in these guys so get used to seeing them around. In the meantime, I’m wishing away the cold weather (yes, me! wishing away winter!) by pairing them with destroyed black denim or dark skinnies. Try cuffing your skinnies at the ankle to create a more relaxed summery look.
“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sperry through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sperry, all opinions are my own.”