I’m just loving the warm, sunny Santa Monica summer days I’ve been lucky enough to have since getting home from Southeast Asia (hope you followed along on Snapchat: jilliana5590). Traveling is the ultimate gift in life but I also love traveling so much because it makes you truly appreciate being at home. It’s always so nice to be home even if just for a few days. This gorgeous pink shell dress from Elizabeth McKay arrived the day I got home from Bali. After living out of a suitcase for 2 weeks, you can imagine how excited I was to have a brand new piece to wear! The dress is on MAJOR SALE and also comes in this style! I honestly can’t believe how marked down it is.
I wanted a handful of dresses from Elizabeth McKay and really struggled to pick between the pink shell dress and this sailboat print dress and this navy and white dress. I ultimately loved the happy pink shade and thought the shell print was perfectly nautical without being too bold or in your face. Raise your hand if you think it’s perfect!
As a lover of dresses and a lover of pink, this pink shell dress is my Heaven (on sale!)! The fit is perfectly feminine as it’s fitted on the top and then flares out in a super flattering way. I also really like the sweetheart neckline.
I just die for any and every straw/raffia purse. I bought this purse years ago at Calypso but I found a handful of other similar straw clutches that are just as adorable. Here are my top picks: fringe, pom poms ($40), striped, and structured. The pom pom raffia clutch has sold out and been restocked multiple times already this summer!
Best lip gloss ever = Nars gloss in ‘Quito.’ My girlfriend turned me onto it last summer and I’ve never looked back. It looks good on every skin tone.
You saw me wear this pink statement bracelet with my Banana Republic floral dress a few weeks ago. Guess what? I’m still wearing it! Unfortunately, it’s sold out now but J.Crew has a lot of other bracelets and jewelry I really like. My favorite statement jewelry pieces always come from J.Crew… #jcrewalways!
Aren’t the gold buttons on the back of the dress feminine and lovely?!
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Photography by Valorie Darling