Crowning Glory

Headbands are having another moment, though if you asked me, they were never not a wardrobe essential. I have always been a fan, as evidenced by blog posts past. Feather detail, pearl encrusted, plaid, wide, and narrow, give me all of the sartorial crowns. I am also really getting into the workout headband, a la Olivia Newton John Physical album cover. The newest trend in athleisure? Maybe.

Whether headbands will hit another fever pitch as instigated by Lauren Conrad’s time on The Hills circa 2006 and sustained by the mean girl army of Blair Waldorf circa 2008, this remains to be seen. I can speak to so many retailers creating the supply of the preppy hair accessory. I, for one, did not see a second coming.

Naturally, I am drawn to the Jennifer Behr styles that top three hundred dollars. While the styles of this designer are gorgeous, it just feels a bit excessive. I can picture my husband rolling his eyes at me confessing to purchasing a 325 dollar headband. In efforts to keep it real, I included premium headbands that hit the very aggressive sticker price but also more modest price points, down to eighteen dollars. I bet you cannot guess which of the following black knotted headbands is 28 dollars and which one is 150 dollars. Headbands for everybody, no matter the numbers on your paycheck!

Now that is what I call the democratization of headbands.

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rosette headband // knotted headband // striped headband

clockwise from top left: gun metal knot // crystal encrusted knot // platinum knot // pearl encrusted knot // blush metallic knot // lavender metallic knot

clockwise from top left: braided headband (also in blue, dusty rose, acid yellow) // flower headband // rosette headband // rosettes headband // bow headband

pink headband // tweed headband // black studded headband // black headband

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Within the last two weeks, retailers have released seersucker styles. I do not know about you, but this is the only evidence I need that spring is about to turn and after a long winter spent wearing black opaque tights, we can sport the seasonal summer fabric.

I wrote about Capitol Hill’s seersucker Thursdays last year on the blog. It was brought back by Mississippi politician Trent Lott, but make no mistake, a penchant for the lightweight breathable fabric and an adolescence growing up in Mississippi is where my similarities end with the former senator.

I digress.

Seersucker is coming in hot this year. (See what I did there?) There are so many options in terms of styles and price points. I even included some marked down styles that are in stock from last summer, which is part of the reason that I am such a fan of seersucker. Since it is such a classic fabric, it never goes out of style.

shorts // skirt

clockwise from top left: cover up // sleeveless shirt dress // cover up // wrap dress // mixed color dress // boatneck belted dress

v-neck belted dress // // tie dress

clockwise from top left: cropped pant (available in standard, petite, and tall sizing) // tie skirt // curvy fit cropped pant (available in standard and petite sizing) // scallop skort // capri pants (also available in blue and in standard, petite, tall, extended sizes) // tie shorts (also available in pink) // high waisted wide legged cropped pant // critter shorts

wrap dress (also available in pink) // shift dress (also available in blue) // scallop neckline dress (also available in pink)

 patchwork shorts // / pajama pants

clockwise from top left: boat shoes // belt // embroidered pocket square // blue tie // green tie

Resort Craving

It is always around this time of year that I wish I had planned a resort vacation. I could definitely go for 85 degree weather and a salted rim margarita. Give me a caftan, metallic sandals, and big sunglasses any day.

Last year it hit 85 degrees on Easter. Here is hoping that Mother Nature graces us with an early thaw.

red dress // green cover-up // pineapple caftan

 

avocado earrings // gold pineapple necklace // gold pineapple earrings

elephant espadrilles // avocado espadrilles

shell necklace // reef necklace // reef earrings

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sunglasses

 

sterling silver pineapple pendant // sterling silver pineapple earrings

towels // straw purse

tote // hat

Wine and Wind

Two weekends ago, the fiance and I headed up to the roof deck to watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy a bottle of wine. (Our building has quite the swanky roof, with the outdoor television and furniture set-up.) While the weather was mild on the ground, the wind was in full effect ten floors up.

 

I initially met this dress in Anthropologie back in January. Even though we had a temperate winter, I could not fathom shopping for spring at the time of our acquaintance. However weeks later, I just could not forget about it, or the lovely dress that I wrote about last week. By the beginning of April, both dresses were marked down and thus, found a home in my closet.

Ever since Kate Middleton started sporting them, I have been on the hunt for a pair of navy blue wedges. The ones I frequently see her in have a cork wedge, and I suspect that they are this style.

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I was not ready to take the plunge on such a pricey shoe, having never tried them on. Instead I went with an espadrille wedge with a little less aggressive height. They fit true to size and an overall great choice.

I have already expressed my love for Krewe du Optic eyewear. I last wore this pair on an unseasonably warm Sunday in February. I love the blue polarized lenses against the tortoise frames and 24 karat gold arms. I’m obsessed about this particular pair in this particular colorway until they eventually disappeared from the online store. And then I obsessed about them even more, until I eventually called the brick-and-mortar location and asked if there were any left. There was indeed a pair left, and they were my Valentine’s Day gift.

dress // necklace // wedges // earrings // gold pave bracelet // pearl and gold cuff // black diamond cuff bracelet // ring // sunglasses // wine glass

Perfect Dress for an 85 Degree Day

A few weeks ago, for Easter, the fiance and I shared brunch at La Peg and spent the day walking around the city. Little did we know that the temperatures would rise rather unexpectedly to the upper 80s.

Lucky for me, I selected a swingy dress style that morning. The outer layer of the dress fell away from the body while the slip layer clung a bit closer, which allowed me to remain ventilated without risking inappropriate exposure. After walking a few miles through Society Hill, the fiance and I had to take a pit stop at Ela for some air conditioning, drinks, and ice waters.

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Let’s talk about these amazing sunglasses, shall we? Krewe du Optic is a New Orleans-based sunglasses and eyeglasses line. Each pair is handmade and feature materials such as yellow gold and rose gold. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and as such, I love to support local artists. Truth be told, however, I would be as obsessed with these sunglasses if I were from Anchorage, Minneapolis, Baltimore, or Madrid.

dress // clutch // sandals (similar) // sandals (similar) // sandals (similar) // sunglasses // pearl and gold cuff // rose gold cuff