I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Inspired By Pretty Woman Look
This reminds me of that polo match scene, except her dress was a latte brown (a terrible colour for me), and the polkadots were oversized (also not my thing). I like a smaller polkadot because it looks like a neutral print, and the way that this print is all over the place, gives me something new to look at.
I normally would not go with spaghetti straps on a dress because my shoulders are larger than the rest of my body (no, really.. they are, I am an inverted triangle shape), but I loved this dress SO MUCH, I broke my own style rule and got a dress that accentuates my shoulders.
I added the red belt because I cannot resist a good navy + white + red story, and this belt is silk, handmade, and stolen with permission from my mother’s closet because she was a real clotheshorse. Plus, the red belt really highlights my waist and gives me some sort of definition.
I also have this (and other) beautiful gold lace cuffs that I can mix and match any time I want. I picked this particular gold cuff that is no longer sold, but this Pegasus one would have done the job just as well. If you want the lace cuff that is ridiculously out of my price range but something I totally covet, you can check out this one which I AM IN LOVE WITH.
My whole thing as I have gotten older, is to wear comfortable shoes. Enter: WEDGES. You get height, you get a sleek look, and your feet are comfortable. They no longer sell this particular style, but I would in a heartbeat, buy these wedges from Cole Haan in its place as they look almost exactly the same.
Oh. And the sunhat. That’s what covers my Pretty Woman look, where I feel like I am at this virtual movie polo match because of it. A HUGE BIG ASS SUN HAT. It’s fabulous. And dramatic. I especially love the pop of red on the dress the more I look at it. The dress did come with a polkadot belt in fabric, but as I always do, I tend to chuck these belts aside and wear another belt completely out of its zone to personalize the dress to what I think it should look like on me.