4-Way Friday with Cocobelle

This week Jenn and I have been sharing how we are wearing our favorite Cocobelle sandals, hoping to showcase their versatility and how effortlessly they finish our summer looks.

You can see our full outfit posts here:  my dress, jenn's dress, black skinnies, red pants.

Cocobelle is one of my go-to brands for summer sandals.   I love the details on their sandals, from subtle to statement, I can always find at least one pair to add to my wish-list.  

And I love how a great summer shoe can take the same summer clothes I briefly rocked the previous year well into this summer as well.  Extending the life of my wardrobe and elevating my style at the same time.  I will definitely be sad to put them away once the temps drop.

Thank you for reading our 4 way.  Which look was your favorite?



Embellished Sandals - To Take it Down a Notch

Ok not gonna lie, you pretty much should be wearing bloomers under this dress, especially at my age.  I was just completely smitten with the sleeves and the ruching.  Funny story - wore this to an event that had a buffet style dinner and make your own drinks.  Couldn't do it.  Nick had to serve me all night.  Ugh.  I'm actually thinking of wearing this dress with my new frame skinnies going forward.  I just can't give up on it yet.

Call it a tunic.

In the meantime, the perfect way to tone down the sass-factor of a dress is to pair it with a flat sandal.  Just because it's a flat doesn't mean it has to be boring.  Have some fun.  I love this lace-up sandal for just this reason, the balance of simple without being the least bit boring.

Bonus:  The nude color keeps the leg line long.  More flattering.  Not that I need to show more leg, but flattering is always helpful.

This is my second look in my Cocobelle Sandals, I shared my first outfit on Monday.   Since it's a 4-way Friday series, be sure to check out Jenn's look and come back Friday for my recap.

dress - Storets
shoes - Cocobelle c/o.  find here
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry
bag - Hobo c/o.  find here on major sale


The SImply Embellished Sandal, Summer's Power Shoe.

statement sleeve top

For 8 or so months of the year I don't reach for nude shoes, but something about summer and it's all I want.  Tan feet and painted toes look so great against a nude sandal.  One of my favorite sandal brands is Cocobelle.  I can always count on finding a pair, or more, that I can't get out of my mind.  So much nude goodness.  Hey, keep it clean.

I love incorporating the beach goddess feel of these shoes with every day living.  Black skinny jeans paired with these lace up gladiators feel a bit festival but also very urban and wearable.  A pair of embellished sandals, will add interest to your summer wear, and best part you can update your favorite pair of shorts and tank simply with a shoe.  For those of us living in a limited summer environment it's hard to think of investing in warmer weather clothes when they only come out for what seems like the blink of an eye.  But sandals can be worn into the outstretches - just add a cardigan.  Am I right?

And embellished sandals can be simply embellished.  They don't have to scream pool party.  I love the bright colored pom-pom beaded craze shoes, but they are not as easily wearable as something like this.  I'm smitten with the simple detail of the gold tassels and braided rope.

Pairing a statement shirt with my skinnies is also easier with the simple embellishments of this shoe.  Although I think a classic tee shirt - simply white or with your favorite saying - would work just as well.  I really love this shirt though, the fun statement sleeve detail is so easy and wearable, don't get me wrong the bigger the ruffle the better, but this one is actually comfortable and won't drag through your food, and because the fabric is light and flowy it's also very flattering and doesn't add bulk.  And it's 50% off right now.  Yippee.

gold wrap sandal

shirt - Mango.  50% off right now!
jeans - Frame, Nordstrom.
shoes - Cocobelle c/o.  also here
bag - Hobo c/o.  also here
sunglasses - Quay Australia.  new colors here
watch - Timex c/o.  find here

It's been a while since we've done a 4 way post series.  Alas, this week Jenn and I will be sharing how we are wearing our Cocobelle Sandals.  Be sure to check out her blog and I will see you tomorrow.

Thank you for reading,



A Dress on Deck.

Well evening plans changed, I momentarily sported a favorite summer dress before changing into play clothes to hang with the boys.  We, and by we I mean they, jumped on the trampoline with the sprinkler and we made peach milkshakes - now as they try to fall asleep, I am spending my evening perusing clothing websites.  I can be the only one who does this to unwind?

Couple things.  I great dress that you feel great in and flatters you should always be on deck in your closet.  Don't wait till you have an occasion, then chances are you won't find one or you will settle.  Keep an eye out, when you find that just right dress consider purchasing it for when it's needed.  And if you love it, you will wear it, with or without "an event" to go to.

Two:  I love ASOS website, because not only do you peruse you get to watch videos of the clothing items.  Which is genius, it absolutely helps me decide whether or not to purchase and it's entertaining, it's like a fashion show in my living room.

Since I made it through all 90 pages, again - I can't be the only one who does this to wind down?  I thought I'd share my favorite dresses.  Take a look, click on the image to see details, watch the videos.  Which do you love?

I'm sensing a theme and loving the color palette.

Photo snapped by my 9yr old :)

Happy Thursday, thanks for reading.



Power of a Graphic Pant

high waist pants

off the shoulder top

This feels like a perfect summer date night outfit.  A little bit sexy, a whole lot of comfy and lots of added fun with my printed pants and statement earrings.

I just can't help it.  I love these pants.  I love the high-waist, the pockets, the flow and the graphic print.

These pants can be more dressy as they are in this post, or simply worn with with a tee or tank and flats for a more casual look.  This fall I plan to wear them with a cropped sweater and booties, and finally a white tailored shirt and heels.

So maybe give a graphic pant a try.  It's like putting on a party, one leg at a time.

And if graphic prints in a pant feel like too much but you want to dip your toes into the happiness - just do stripes.  bonus - vertical stripes are said to be slimming.

And if all else fails - just put on a pair of statement tassel earrings.

tassel earrings

warby parker sunglasses

pants - Numph, Queen Anne Dispatch
top - ASOS.  old
shoes - Dolce Vita c/o.  find here
clutch and turquoise bracelet - Vintage
sunglasses - Warby Parker
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry

similar outfits that I'm digging

photos by Angie.