Thursday, June 27, 2013

Week's Best Dressed: June 23rd 2013, part 2 - CASUAL.

It is Thursdays, Lovelies. I am doing the 2nd part of Week's Best Looks today, focusing on Casual Styles. Read the 1st Part, which was Dressy Looks. 

You can dress down Dresses, Maxis, Gowns, Trousers, Suits even. You can also dress down Sparkly things, Sequins and even Feathers. Depending on what else you pair with these Dressy Pieces. In this round-up we have lots of Shorts of course but all the Shorts' Looks are kept Girly because of Accessories & Jewelry. We have a few Maxi Dresses/Skirts in the mix and some of these Ladies (including one wearing Pants) feel like they are wearing Pajamas that is how Comfy those pieces are. We have 2 Ladies styling the same Neon Pink Skirt by J.Crew Factory with White on Top & Flats. Of course, since this is Casual week you will see lots of Chambray including a Jumper, as well as a few White Tank Tops & even a one-piece Swimsuit used as a Top. Large, Cozy, Cognac Bags, Totes, Cross-body Bags (2 of them are Hot Pink), Statement Necklaces, Sandals (twice we see the Cognac/Gold Glitter Sandals by Target) and especially Hats are what our Ladies chose to pair these Casual Outfits with. We have 7 Hats today, 5 being Fedora and 2 Panama Styles. The Print of choice is Stripes & the 3 Most Popular Colors would be Mint, Orange & Hot Pink.

In this Casual Feature Edition we have 8 new Ladies never featured before whose blogs I just discovered. Some unique names would be Whitley, Tegan & Callie. We have to Megan(s), 2 Rachel(s) & 2 Jessica(s) today. As usual if you like this post, if you or someone you know is featured here, make sure to spread the word, share the love, link back to this post, be proud about the feature and mention it to your readers. Thank You.

Note: All the looks are Fashions from last week, ending on June 23rd. I think I might do this Weekly Feature broken up in two posts (like I did this week), focusing on Dressy & Casual Styles, separately. It is easier for me to write it/post it that way and easier for you to read too, I think. What do you think? 

Without further ado, here they are, including past Week's Best Dressed who put together several Pretty Outfits, staying true to herself on the Casual side but mixing in some Dressier Outfits too. Also, the other Best Look/Most Favorite Outfit of the week falls under the Casual category yet it is still pretty Dressed up with the Nude Pumps & Chic Tweed Blazer.

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom.
Whitley perfects a Shorts' Outfit and shows us what to wear for Hot Weather while doing some serious Color-blocking. The Wonderful, Gemstone, Statement Necklace & Sparkly Glitter on her Sandals definitely make it Girly & Dressier.
Lynette brags about this Dress she traveled in, because it feels like Pajamas. On top of being Comfortable, it is Girly, Colorful & Stylish too. Love it accessorized with a Light Summer Scarf & a Fedora.
Amanda's Tank Top is actually a Swimsuit. She used a Pretty, Coral, Maxi Skirt as a Cover-up, added a Long, Fun Pendant Necklace & the Most Adorable, Studded Bow Sandals. While her Tribal Tote is Adorbs!
Emily's 1st Outfit combines the Popular Neon Pink Skirt by J.Crew Factory with an Anchor-Print Tee. She added a Skinny Yellow Belt plus Pointy, Bow, Ballet Flats & Clutch both in Beige.
Emily's 2nd Outfit is a Watercolor Romper. The Most Adorable Rosette Headband in Teal, Purple & Orange picks up the Colors of the Romper. She also added the Cutest Beige+Black Sandals.
Megan works the Most Neutral Summer Outfit: Light Chambray Shirt, White Blazer, Black Leggings, White+Silver Bib Necklace, Silver Watch & Cognac Ballet Flats. The Scallop detail on her Shirt is Stunning.
Rachel decided to Dress Down her Beautiful, Orange, Eyelet Dress by Old Navy with Cognac Sandals & Matching Belt. The Dress is too Cute.
(Another) Rachel's Bermuda Peach Shorts look Lovely paired with a Button-Down in a Small Floral, Pastel Print. I am loving them with the Camel Booties.
Victoria's Jeans feature a Large Heart Print in them while the Orange+Hot Pink Blouse has Wide Stripes, making it a Fun & Trendy Pattern-Mixed Outfit. The Coral/Gold Sandals by Dolce Vita & Gold Clutch by HelloFab are Gorgeous.
Jessica's Mint+Floral Crops & Mellow, Yellow Lace Tee are Summery-Cool. Love them with the Cognac/Glitter Target Sandals. She adds Pretty Jewels: Big Roses, Turquoise Necklace, Pave & Chain Bracelets.
Jess wore this Ensemble for a Thursday Dinner for her Bestie's Wedding. The White Lace Skirt is Tres Chic. She dressed it down by un-tucking her Shirt & wearing more Casual Cognac Sandals & Matchy Belt.
Amy's Chambray Jumper is from Forever 21 - how Cute! I adore her Woven, Gold Bag & Colorful Sunnies.
Jenna's 1st Outfit is Adorable, Green, Eyelet Shorts paired with a Black+White Stripped Tee. I Adore the Skinny, Polka Dot, Bow Belt which girlifies the Outfit.
Jenna's 2nd Outfit pairs another pair of Adorable Shorts, this pair is Black Lace, with a Green, Gingham Button-Down, Glittery Gold Belt & Gold/Leopard Sandals.
Tegan also claims that her Gorgeous, Leopard Maxi feels like Pajamas. She tied a Chambray Shirt to it, added Leather Cognac Accessories, pulled her hair back & looked Fab!
Meghan also wears the Neon Pink J.Crew Skirt with a Casual White Tank, Cognac Bag, Cognac+Neon Sandals &  a Bib Necklace so Pretty it features every Color possible.
Nicole pairs White, Mustard & Turquoise creating a Casual, Comfortable & Chic Look. I love her Maxi Skirt, Fedora Hat & Statement Necklace.
Nikki's Blouse features Dogs. She pattern-mixed it with Diamond-Print Cropped Pants, Tortoise Sunglasses & a Skull Bracelet. Love the Chic, Neutral Flats for this. Check Out the Rock on her finger, also.
Callie looks so Lady-like in a Pink+Cobalt Stripped Midi Skirt, Tiered Hot Pink Tee, Silver Sandals with the addition of an Anchor Necklace & Earrings.
Kym does a great job layering her Fun-Print, Hi-lo Dress with a Military Jacket, Masculine Brown Belt, Cognac Boots & Gray Socks.
Amy looked so Pretty in her Pink Shorts that she matched to the Bubble Necklace, worn at a Bridal Shower.
Natalia is Stunning in a Peppermint (or is that Spearmint?) Stripped Dress. Her Gemstone, Flower & Snake Bracelets are all Gorgeous, while her Mary Janes look as if they come from a different era. (Now that I am looking at this Outfit I think it's more Dressy than Casual).
Annie could be a Poster Ad for Free People in this Outfit that is so Relaxed & Cool. Loving the Blousy Top, Fedora, Sandals & all the Sparkly Bracelets.
Sharon's 1st Outfit layers a Casual, Gray Dress with a Tank, Hot Pink Cross-body Bag & a Hat.
Sharon's 2nd Outfit is a Color-blocked Maxi Dress in Coral+Mint featuring pockets. She paired it with a Mint Briolette Necklace & a Tiny, Nude Clutch.
Ashley's Outfit of the Week was this Vintage Red Dress. I love a Good Red Dress & I love a Wrap Dress, this achieves both - so to me it's perfect. She paired it with her go-to Sandals from Old Navy.
Amber has the Nautical Inspiration down, thanks to her Red/White Boat-neck Tee with Stripes, Cobalt+White Floral Shorts, All Star White Sneakers & Cool, Panama Hat.
Natalie is her Cool Bohemian self in these Ombre, Fun-Print Pants from H&M, paired with a simple White Tank, Fringe Bag, Sandals & her Panama Hat which she adores.
Laura shows off her Round Belly in a T-Shirt, Gray Maxi Dress by Free People layered with a Black Cardigan, Thong Sandals, a LV Wallet & a Chic Bun.
Rita wears her Skinny Jeans layered with the longest Sweater Vest in a Bright Mustard Color, adding a Fedora also.

This Week's Best Outfit/Most Favorite Look in the Casual Category is LULU of Simply Lulu Style.
Lulu's Shorts, Tee & Blazer Outfit looks Blue+White at first glance but it actually mixes a lot of different Textures, Patterns & even more Colors as there is Cobalt, Mint, Coral & Hot Pink in the mix. I am loving the Beautiful, Arrow-Print Shorts, the Classic Tweed Blazer, The Fun, "Umbrella" Graphic Tee & that Beautiful White+Silver Bib Necklace. The Tory Burch, Hot Pink, Leather Purse, Tortoise Sunglasses, Gold Watch & Nude Patent Leather Pumps make the Outfit so Rich and Dress it up actually. So I would call this Outfit Casual-Dressy as it fits both categories. She is a Beautiful Mom!

Best Dressed this week is TUNDE of Casual Chic Mom who stayed true to herself on the Casual side but mixed in some Dressier Outfits too. Tunde is the Queen of Casual on the Chic. Her Job allows her to have a Laid-Back Dress Code so you will often see her in Tees, Leggings, Scarves, Tunics and a few Dresses + Skirts for good measure. It looks like this week she had a Pink/White/Coral/Blue Color Palette with mostly Stripes & Polka Dots as her Prints of choice. She mixed in a several White Tee 3 different times and wore her Favorite Nude Flats which are the Gap, Perforated Vachetta Flats.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom.
A White Tee & a Light Wash Denim Jacket are 2 Casual, every day pieces mixed with a Soft Pink, Chiffon Girly Skirt & the Nude Vachetta Flats, to dress them up.
Some Subtle Print-Mixing on Top keeps this Look Interesting & Girly despite the Black bottom part. Loving the 2-tone Long Necklace & Black Flats with Studded Cap Toes.
Tunde pairs a Chambray-Looking Polka Dot Blazer with a White Tee & Red+White Stripped Pencil Skirt for a Dressier Business Look.
Tunde, once again styles her White Tee & Nude Flats around these Feather-Print Cropped Pants by Rachel Roy.
In this Outfit Tunde mixes in Soft Blues with Brighter ones. Loving the Star-print Tank & the Color-blocked yet Monochrome Flats in 2 different shades of Blue.
This Candy-Colored, Silky Shirtdress is a Beautiful Feminine Piece, once again paired with her Nude Flats. She added in a Wide, Woven Belt despite the drawstring and I prefer it with the Belt.
Tundy Styles this Oversize Tunic with a Multi-Colored, Stripped Scarf adding in her Favorite, Ponte, Skinny Pants by Loft & her Favorite Ballet Flats by Gap, one last time.





4 comments:

  1. Super fun summery roundup! Loving all the colors and stripes. Lovely maxi dress in there too. All so pretty!!

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    1. Thanks Londyn. You complimenting Dresses is a Honor since you are like The Dress Queen! =)

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  2. I love this feature. It's nice to see that you chose some casual looks. It's nice to see summer looks and what every is rocking!

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    1. Thanks Heather. You, too look good in Casual pieces though you mostly rock more Dressy Outfits and Pencil Skirts like no one's business. ;-)

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