Thursday, June 15, 2017

an ode to bell sleeves

it is no secret that bell sleeves are prominent
this spring and summer (in case you missed them,
i am sharing other bell sleeve styles here and here).
 they are seemingly everywhere --
on dresses and blouses, even adorning casual t-shirts. 
i have picked up a few bell sleeve items this year, and they act as a
 fun 'pop' to your outfit! say goodbye to your otherwise
plain short or long sleeve clothing. i hope
the bell sleeve trend is here to stay!
i picked up this bell sleeve dress at local
seattle boutiqe, endless knot (and for those of you
not from the seattle area, endless knot now has a variety
of pieces available online!). i love supporting
local small businesses, and this adorable boutique is no 
exception! they have new clothing, jewelry,
and other accessories in store weekly. i am never disappointed, as styles
 range from casual t-shirts and shorts, to much dressier
skirts and tops. i recently tried on a few pieces that will be perfect for the 
office, too. i am currently lusting after a few summer must-haves,
such as this structured dress and these high-waisted
shorts. the price point varies as well, so it is a great
shopping destination, regardless of how small or large
your budget may be.

i am eager to wear this particular dress to brunch, 
barbecues, and a bridal shower taking place later this month.
it can easily be dressed up or down, depending 
on your shoes and other accessories. i recently wore this dress
to a saturday market with white converse -- the print and
sleeves make it flirty and fun, yet versatile!
and when they say 'beauty is pain,' they mean 
looking cute can be excruciatingly painful, right?!
#notkidding

though on-trend, these shoes are 
the definition of uncomfortable. i do not recommend
wearing new shoes for the first time when taking
photos (!!). you do a fair amount of walking when scouting
that 'perfect' location. i may or may not have taken 
these off for a brief reprieve before changing
into sneakers and heading to my car (followed by applying
bandaids to a few of my toes). sadly, they ended up in
the donation pile; you live, and you learn!

dress: endless knot, wrap bracelet: gigi's,
makeup bag (used as a clutch!): tj maxx, rings: forever 21,
shoes: lc lauren conrad via kohl's, 
marble iphone case: c/o ideal of sweden

who else is ready for the weekend?
i am not sure if this is due to too much caffeine,
or perhaps the fact that it is staying light out later,
but going to bed on time has felt seemingly impossible!
i am eager to sleep in, attend a friend's birthday dinner,
and of course, celebrate father's day with my dad.
what do you have planned?
xoxo.