Using Fashion To Empower & Educate Women - Sseko Designs
I was so excited when Sseko Designs reached out to me to feature their sandals on my blog. Not only are they super cute, comfy and versatile but they really are a fashion brand who is about doing good. In a nutshell Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams.
Right now you can purchase a pair of handmade Sseko sandals and get 20% off on their website using code summersteals. Head to www.ssekodesigns.com for more.
I am really a sucker for a cute floral dress during the summer months! This BB Dakota dress via Gwynnie Bee was just what I was looking for as I headed out to a friends brunch event. Feminine and flirty go together perfectly with this dress. If you haven’t had a chance to check out BB Dakota yet, I recommend you do! I love some of their pieces and they are very on point with my style.
DAYS LIKE THESE…
I recently partnered with Umgee Plus to style a few items for them. For those of you that don’t know Umgee is a wholesale retailer based in LA and while they don’t have a public shop their pieces are carried in many boutiques. Most of the clothes are pretty versatile and I love the bright pops of color! I am always on the lookout for options at every different pricepoint and often when I am styling pieces I look for accessories that I already have in my closet. This is one of my favorites and you can find a few of these tops and dresses on my website now!
Yellow clutch - Zara. Shoes - Tory Burch.
LOVELY IN LA LOVES LIVING DOLL LA!
I was thrilled when local brand Living Doll Los Angeles reached out to me to style a few pieces for them. Their boho chic vibe is so on point and perfect for LA (and anywhere else really!) They’ve got everything from t-shirts, jackets, denim and more. Plus their prices are a bargain and their clothes are made here in LA. Most of all, I love how the clothes feel and fit. They really are a young, fun brand and I am so glad they started offering plus sizes!
I styled the Tube Jumpsuit and the Floral Pencil Skirt which can both be found on the Living Doll LA website.
Hi lovelies! I just did it, I launched my shop for Lovely In LA. You can find several things from my closet here that have never been worn, worn once for a shoot or an event or gently used items! Feel free to check it out here or in the link from my blog under shop! Happy shopping and check back often as I will be posting new items.
Lovely in LA
I’ve been working with Stylzoo lately to put my fashionable take on a few of their pieces they recently sent me. I immediately loved the color and versatility of this Geometric Kimono which can be worn open or belted like I did. I paired it with my white skirt and grapefruit colored pumps for that extra pop. You can shop my closet here where this top is currently available (I just launched my shop today!).
Outfit Details: Top - Stylzoo Geometric Kimono, Skirt - Torrid, Shoes - Inc, Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (a new fav of mine!) Belt - Lane Bryant, Jewelry - mix from Target, House of Harlow, Torrid.
I am loving this fun, vibrant skater dress by Torrid. I paired it with my orange clutch and favorite white shoes to complete the look.
OOTD - SUMMER BEACH FAVORITE RACHEL PALLY
RED HOT - OOTD FEATURING KIYONNA DRESS VIA GWYNNIE BEE
I always look forward to my little packages from Gwynnie Bee and this was the first time in a long time I had tried a dress by Kiyonna. I love the fit of this dress! The fabric was a little heavier than most Kiyonna pieces however the thickness of the fabric hid all the right things and the color was just what I was looking for. Since I was in a hurry, I paired this look with my Vince Camuto heels in nude and my go to Torrid bracelets.
OOTD - SWAK DESIGNS HARLOW LACE DRESS
I love that this dress is so easy to throw on and go! I paired this with white accessories for a classic look for my weekend brunch event.
Dress by SWAK, shoes and clutch by Banana Republic, Jewelry by Torrid.
LOVELY IN LA LOVES SINGLE DRESS
One of my current favorites is the Piera top by Single Dress available online at Saks (might even be on sale now!). The bold silk print, color and cold shoulder detail jumped out at me immediately. I paired this top with white shorts, my Blue Tory Burch wedges and straw bag to pull this look together.
One of the things I love most about LA is the easy access to the beaches! Naturally my friend and I, fellow blogger Goldandthebeautiful, can’t go anywhere without turning it into a photoshoot. So I thought I why not share the results!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Dress- Rachel Pally Vincent Dress via Gywnniebee, Shoes - Tory Burch, Accessories - Torrid
OOTD - Lane Bryant Summer Dress
Sometimes you rediscover pieces in your wardrobe that you’d forgotten about which can be a nice treat. I purchased this skirt from Banana Republic last year because of its gorgeous orange color and hadn’t had the chance to wear it out, until now! I couldn’t quite find a top that I liked so I belted the skirt and wore it as a dress. When your options are limited you sometimes have to get a little creative. I like stores like Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy because most of the time their XL’s are quite generous which allows me to actually shop in straight sizes (OMG! I know!) Again, I am all about options so if it fits well and I love it, I’m gonna wear it!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Skirt (worn as dress Banana Republic) Shoes (This season Banana Republic) Clutch (Top Shop) Bracelets (Torrid) Necklace (House of Harlow via Nordstrom)
MIX N MATCH
I love playing with textures, yet I sometimes don’t do this enough. I knew when I saw this Tory Burch bag and tank top at the Nordstrom Rack (I just noticed yesterday that Forever21 has almost the same top too!), I had to have them! I paired the top with my Torrid Denim, Michael Kors jewelry and Stuart Weitzman wedges for a fun but casual weekend look.