Instagram Roundup

I always find Instagram roundups/recaps fun! Usually in roundups/recaps, I find that I’ve undoubtedly missed something, and I like to see everything in one place! Plus, there is always more to share!

These are my three staples right now. I’m loving the boyfriend jean look. Well, it only took me about two years to get into this trend, but now I’m all in! In fact, I just bought a white pair from J. Crew, and I wore them all weekend. I am also loving my hands free clutch! I carry it in my big tote and put it on for dressier occasions. P.S. It’s fun to look at the books in the bookcase. I only keep my favorite books (I learned that from my sis in this post), and I donate the rest to Half Price Books. Apparently my favorite subjects are faith and cooking. Ha! Oh, the history books are ALL my husbands. History is not my strong suit. Well, neither is cooking, but I digress…

Instagram Links: Jeans – Citizens of Humanity, Similar HERE, Sandals – K. Jacques, Wristlet – Otaat/Myers Collective, Similar HEREHERE, and HERE

I can’t stop wearing these earrings by a local girl, Genie Mack. I purchased them in Houston at Renovate, but you can find them online. They’re light on weight, heavy on statement. They would also make a really great birthday gift for a girlfriend!

Earrings – Genie Mack


K. Jacques Sandals

I am loving the ankle wrap trend, and these sandals help give my boyfriend jeans a feminine look. I’m also loving red toenails for the spring. It’s classic and easy.

Sandals – K. Jacques

Tassel Earrings

I bought these statement earrings and have been wearing them non-stop! I paid full price, but lucky for you, there are a ton of steal versions now available.

Earrings – MISA, steal- HERE

Announcing Honey Lee! I’m no longer the only girl in the Lee family! Mama’s got a new baby! She is the sweetest girl EVER! I’ve had so many questions about our new addition and her breeder. Honey is a Mini Goldendoodle from the breeder Smeraglia’s.

Embroidered TopI wore this outfit to pick up Honey. I shared it on my Instagram stories, and I received a lot of questions about where I purchased the top and earrings. I know both will be in constant rotation all summer.

Outfit Links: Top – Tuckernuck Jeans – Citizens of Humanity, Similar HERE Earrings – Tuckernuck, similar HERE

Photos by: Traci Ling

Tips On Understanding Attire

Dodo Bar Or Amal Dress

Knowing what to wear to events can be extremely difficult. This may sound a little dramatic until you get an invitation and the attire reads “festive attire”, “country club casual”, or “black tie optional.”  Here is a great reference guide. These basic guidelines can be very helpful, but I also like to use context clues like setting, location, time of day, who is hosting and who is attending (does “context clues” make you have flashbacks to  elementary school like it does me?  -ha!).

Dodo Bar Or Amal Dress

For example, this weekend I am attending a blogger conference. The parties can be pretty posh (first context clue- host), and everyone is dressed to the nines (second context clue-guests). On Saturday evening, there is a “black tie optional” party. I immediately thought about wearing this dress since it’s long, but I knew it had to be the right location. For instance, this dress would work as “black tie optional” for an outdoor spring occasion, like an outdoor spring wedding, a party on the lawn of a home or country club, or a garden party. So I went to the invitation and googled the location and saw that the party was at an indoor museum/theater (third context clue- location/setting) at night (fourth context clue- time of day). Now, imagine this dress at night in a museum. Doesn’t really fit in, right? Technically this dress fits the “black tie optional” guidelines, but it might not be the right choice for this occasion based on the context clues.

Tuckernuck Earrings

 

Now, I have worn this to speak at a Spring Luncheon (context clue) that was held in an indoor ballroom hosted by a neighborhood women’s association (context clue). Since it was a spring ladies luncheon hosted by ladies, it felt right. But this dress would not look right in the same ballroom at night for a cocktail event hosted by an business organization. See what I mean?
Dodo Bar Or Amal Dress

If you are still lost, let me tell you something super cheesy I do that might help. Gather all your context clues and imagine yourself in the setting (location, time of day) with the people (hostess and guests). Imagine it like a movie you’ve seen. Now imagine you’re in the outfit in that room. Do you look or feel out of place? I know it’s cheesy, but it helps me. I hope it will help you, too.

OTAAT/MYERS pouch

Here’s another great example of how I choose accessories by mimicking what’s happening in my outfit (see Wednesday’s post).

Sometimes context clues can be even more helpful than your basic attire guidelines! I hope you feel more empowered when approaching the attire for your next event! Cheers!

Outfit Links: Dress – Dodo Bar Or Bag – Ottat/Myers Collective Earrings – Tuckernuck, similar HERE

Photos by: Traci Ling

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