Going Green

Going Green - Winter Shift Dress - Sarrandipity Blog
Dress: Nordstrom Rack // Similar (Waterproof!) Boots: Nordstrom // Similar Tights: Target // Similar Necklace: Amazon

I didn’t realize it until recently, but my dress collection consists almost entirely of shift dresses. Whenever I’m shopping, I subconsciously gravitate toward their loose, comfortable shapes—who knows, maybe I’m drawn to the feeling of being breezy. (Side note: You’ll rarely see me in any super form-fitting tops and dresses — they’re just not really my jam. Bandage dresses: never.) That said, it’s hard to find a shift dress that is just loose enough, without looking like a muumuu. I’ve purchased far too many overly baggy dresses, only to desperately try cinching them with a belt without, causing them to bunch up weirdly and hideously in all the wrong places. This green shift was one of my successful purchases, and I’m so in love with it. I wore this outfit to interview Anthony Bourdain at an event a couple weeks ago and felt confident, comfortable and, yes, breezy. (Please, someone appreciate my Friends reference. I linked to it a few sentences ago; have a look.) I had so much fun with my jewelry that night, too, layering the necklaces and mixing metals and colors. I love pairing gold and silver and, though I’m really not much of a pearls person, the Dear Miss J bracelet and earrings have a level of edginess that really speaks to me. I think they balanced out the sharp edges of the necklace perfectly. The compass necklace was a birthday gift from a friend of mine, who I lived with in London back in the day (grab a similar one here or here), and it’s so special and perfect for any travel lovers—so if you’re doing any last-minute gift shopping, you’re welcome. 

Going Green - Shift Dress & Layered Jewelry - Sarrandipity BlogBack cut-outs are a definite “yes” in my book. 

Mixed Metals Jewelry - Sarrandipity Blog
Similar Statement Necklace: Amazon // Similar Compass Necklace: Lord & Taylor // Bracelet: Dear Miss J // Earrings: Dear Miss J

Green Shift Dress & Layered Jewelry - Sarrandipity Blog

Photos by Meghan Residori

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My Summer Uniform

easy summer outfit - sarrandipity blogSimilar Tank: Off 5th or Nordstrom // Similar Shorts: J.Crew // Sunglasses: Amazon 

I love a good sundress, but in the summer I’m most comfortable in a pair of shorts and a loose, silky tank top. On any given summer day, chances are I’m wearing some variety of the outfit above: Sometimes it’s cut-off jean shorts or my absolute favorite, can’t-get-enough, lightweight Lululemon shorts, and sometimes it’s a solid-color tank instead of patterned, but the basic idea is the same. I’ve actually had the outfit in the above picture for years, and both pieces are still two of the favorites in my closet (partially because the top is racerback, which I always love); I can’t imagine getting sick of them anytime soon.

Summer accessories - Sarrandipity blogSimilar Hand Chain: Nordstrom // Similar Watch: Nordstrom or Amazon // Similar Bracelet: Amazon

Sunny summer look - Sarrandipity blog Sunglasses: Amazon // Similar Earrings: Bloomingdale’s // Similar Necklace: Lord & Taylor // Lip Stain: Sephora (Watermelon Slice)

Easy summer outfit - Sarrandipity Blog Similar Sandals: Amazon or Nordstrom Rack

Easy summer outfits - Sarrandipity blogSimilar Blue Tank: Nordstrom // Similar Jean Shorts: Amazon // Similar Tan Tank: Revolve Clothing

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Playing Dress Up: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving-Feature-IMage          Similar Sweater: Express // Similar Tank: Yoox // Similar Jeans: American Eagle // Similar Boots: Nordstrom
Ah, Thanksgiving: A time to eat, drink, be with family, and wear forgiving clothes. If I’m going to be spending my day eating, drinking, hanging on the couch, and playing with dogs and babies on the floor, you can bet I’m going to wear something that’s comfortable and requires no sucking in. I’ll admit, I’ve spent many a very casual Thanksgiving in leggings and a hoodie (ie when only immediate family who have to love me no matter how I look were present). This year, though, my future brother-in-law and his wife hosted Thanksgiving in Chicago for both mine & my fiancé’s families (yep, big undertaking) and in order to fit in with the gorgeous flower arrangements, tablescapes and food, I had to look somewhat presentable. These jeans may as well be leggings for how comfortable and stretchy they are. I figured the gold dots on my tank added some subtle holiday glitz, especially when paired with my current favorite statement necklace.

Thanksgiving-ChairThanksgiving-Accessories Similar Evil Eye Necklace: Nordstrom // Similar Statement Necklace: Nordstrom // Bangles: Alex and Ani  // Watch: Amazon

                                                   There was at least one fan of my necklace: my adorable nephew, Luca.

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