Friday, July 31, 2015

Black Dress and Blue Panama Hat.

TGIF. My last Friday and last weekend here, for quite a while. It is July 31st and I am hardly believing July is over. I am so looking forward to August though, what is left of Summer and my time close to my family and parents. It will be a very busy upcoming month though. And besides today there might be one or two outfit posts from me, then next week and the week after that, I have a New Guest Blogger almost daily. They are all bloggers I follow and read if not daily, weekly, so make sure you welcome them and check out their blogs. Thank you.

This Summer I have taken several Dresses (even dressier, fancy types) and styled them casually. While this Little Ponte Black Dress is pretty casual, the Latisse Halter Neckline and Classic Shape make it dressy enough that if styled right can be worn to work, a cocktail party, and even a wedding. Putting a Summery casual spin to this dress I simply paired it with my Blue+Tan Panama Hat, matchy Blue Button Earrings and little Gold Ballet Flats and I was done. What do you think? Also, today I am Guest Posting for the Lovely Rachel of Garay Treasures while she is on Vacation. There I show you another way and another dress (a little bit on the dressier side) dressed down for Summer.  You can read that post here.
Royal Blue+Tan Summer Panama Hat: A Local Boutique (New) (similar, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal), (all navy, classic option, love this).
Sterling Silver Tennis Bracelet w/ Light Green Sapphire Stones + little Diamonds: JC Penney's (similar, fine jewelry option, Splurge, my favorite), (similar, great deal), (similar w/ blue topaz stones & diamond accents, best deal, love this).
Silver, Square-Shaped Pave Ring w/ Large Lavender Topaz Stone: Gift from My Mom (very similar by David Yurman, Splurge, my favorite), (similar, great deal), (gorgeous pear-shaped option, best deal, love this
Silver, Oval-Shaped Pave Ring w/ Small Emerald Stone: A Local Boutique similar, Splurge, my favorite), (similar), (similar by JC Penney's, love this).

Back in December, I wore this Dress 6 different ways for Winter, as seen in the collage below.