This look from my Blogger of the Month feature with OC Style Report had me a little out of my comfort zone – in the best way possible. This dress isn’t one that I would normally pick off of a rack, but I absolutely loved it once I put it on. The mesh overlay isn’t overwhelming in this neutral colorway, and the sheer bottom adds a casual vibe that a maxi like this needs. I felt beachy and put together all at once in this look, which is perfect for a hot, summer day.
As you all know, mixing patterns is tricky business. But what if you’re mixing a pattern with geometric hardware? I absolutely loved this look from my Blogger of the Month feature with OC Style Report. Not only was it effortless, but the cool mix of stripes and circle hardware gave the look an edge and some serious dimension. The playfulness of the fringed hem on the vest helped to tone down the contrast by adding a layered look to the stripes. Charcoal colored booties pulled the look together and added much needed extra detail. While this look is only 2 pieces (plus accessories), the overall mix makes it feel complete.