Maxi Top + Lace Booties

I try to watch how susceptible I am to trends, but I can't contain my excitement about maxi tops.  Sure, it's a glorified tunic, but with high-cut side seams and just the right length, this maxi top delivers an effortless element of chic.  I'm styling this top with everything I own, even belting with pencil skirts looks unique and refreshing.  LuLu*s has a couple different versions, shop here.  I threw on these Chinese Laundry Booties with it and was doing a dance in my closet before I left the house.  Sexy little lace cut-outs usher an otherwise normal shoe into boot heaven.  Purrrrrrr...

John Branam Photography

TOP Catch Twenty c/o LuLu*s | LEGGINGS Naked Wardrobe | BAG Rebecca Minkoff via ShopBop |
SHADES Ray-Ban via ShopBop | BELT asos | BOOTIES Chinese Laundry c/o LuLu*s

Lust List: February 2015

Day to Night with Weddington Way

I've never had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid, but I can only imagine how touching it would be to closely share such a special day with the bride and groom.  The more weddings I attend, the more I realize how courteous brides are becoming towards their wedding party, more lenient about dress choices and thoughtful towards each bridesmaid's shape and style.  Weddington Way is taking dress shopping to a whole new level.  Not only can you shop by color, style, fabric, and length, but Weddington Way showcases a variety of stunning looks already in-stock online for the busiest of brides.  The little WW Rita dress (shown in Black Tie) is an adorable little number to mix and match within the wedding party.  Plus, it's a dress you'll actually wear again and again.  Three cheers for pockets!  No two weddings are ever the same, so I took a moment to style the Rita dress two ways: day and night.

John Branam Photography



Amethyst Hoop Earrings

I'm head over heels for the delicacy of these gold hoop earrings by HarperMade.  The amethyst nuggets are plated in gold and strung elegantly on the 16k gold hoops.  Even the clasp is minimalistic and attractive.  My giant head of wavy hair tends to cover most earrings, but I love the subtle peek of amethyst that appears between my locks when I'm wearing these HarperMade beauties.  Find other stone earrings and more crystal jewelry by visiting the HarperMade Etsy Shop.  She's also featured at e. Allen Boutique in the Gulch!

Structured Dress with Pinstripes

John Branam Photography


DRESS J.O.A. c/o ShopBop | FUR Free People | BAG Oliveve c/o ShopBop | SUNNIES Ray-Ban | BOOTIES Chinese Laundry c/o Off Broadway

This pinstripe number by J.O.A. not only pushed my boundaries on dress form, but it shed light on one of my new favorite brands.  ShopBop featured J.O.A. on their coveted homepage last week, and although I had peeked at their extensive collection before, I've fallen head-over-heels in love.  With kicky details and structured forms, J.O.A. combines lace, prints, and laser cut-outs in a refreshing, modern way.

I tend to lean towards fitted, body-con shapes to showcase my curves, but as soon as this navy number was on sale, I couldn't resist.  What's the next piece I'm eyeing by J.O.A.?  This baby blue floral lace skirt.  YUM.