July 21, 2014

style monday | a weekend in july

 
wearing: Lena blouse (c/o Trashy Diva), gathered skirt (c/o Trashy Diva), wedges (Anne Taylor), earrings (vintage), bracelet (family heirloom).

Hello, friends! Apologies for the radio silence... well, everywhere online. I know I've hinted that things have been a bit off this season, and it sometimes feels like I can't get my head above water for very long with everything going on in my life. So blogging has been a bit spotty. And for that, I feel more than a bit guilty. But I'm sure everyone can understand: sometimes life just gets in the way (as annoying as that is!). I want to write a more in-depth post about some of the things this "season in life" has brought, but I don't quite have the words to share it all. One day...

But on to fun things--outfits! lol. It's full-swing summertime, and I'm really enjoying wearing some cute vintage-inspired pieces lately. I don't know what it is about warmer weather, but every July I get bitten by the retro/pin up bug! Scarves, bright red lipstick (my perennial favorite: Mac's "Russian Red"), and cute midriff tops and skirts (or high waist 40s shorts) are in constant rotation right now. I recently got these pieces from Trashy Diva--one of my favorite vintage-inspired clothing lines--and they fit right in with my current obsessions!


I own several pieces from the New Orleans-based company's past collections, so when they contacted me about reviewing something from their new chambray line, I jumped at the chance. As with all the other Trashy Diva garments I own, the quality is beautiful and the fit is very true to size. After consulting with a brand representative, we decided to go down a size that I would normally buy for the top (because I have a small bust, and there is some stretching in the fit), which turned out to be perfect. As a side note, I feel like the pleated contrast on this midriff top is really flattering for those of demure bust!

Back view: the straps aren't supposed to cross, but I did anyway. They have buttons to adjust the length to customize fit.

I really love that these pieces can be worn as a set or, well, separately! To me, having that ability to mix and match is a plus and the garments will get worn a lot. For alternate looks, I paired the top with some self-made white shorts--a look that I instantly fell head over heels for. It also looks amazing with a red print circle skirt I have (wish I had gotten photos the day I wore that!). But this is just the tip of the iceberg; my wardrobe has so many things that will go well with chambray I'm sure I'm going to come up with a lot of other looks!

What are your summer wardrobe obsessions?

Puppy photo-bomb (because, yay! cute doggy!)
disclaimer: Items shown in this post have been sent to me complimentary for review (marked c/o in the outfit description). All opinions are expressly my own and not influenced by any way by the company I am working with. Thank you to Trashy Diva for the opportunity to style these pieces!

10 comments :

  1. This set is just fabulous! And it really shows off your figure. :)

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  2. Wow Casey you look absolutely fantastic! This outfit was made for you!

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  3. Don't feel guilty! If it makes you feel any better, life has been getting in the way of my blog reading and I feel like you only just posted :) I love your outfit, you're such a cool mom! Your garden and Maverick complete the summery look perfectly!

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  4. Fun outfit! I like the white/chambray contrast at the bust, as well as the extra oomph for us less busty gals :)

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  5. Trashy Diva is such a fun store! It isn't my style but I always hop into the store when I am in the Quarter. I am glad they are getting a customer base outside of NOLA.

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  6. Marvelously lovely!!! Denim and chambray are too of my favourite fabrics ever and I'm constantly on the prowl for vintage, repro or vintage inspired pieces featuring these rugged, timelessly materials.

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Oooo!! I like this so much and it looks great on you by the way.

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  8. I love that top, Casey! It is very flattering. Also, I'm glad that you are back to blogging again. I missed you while you were away, though I completely understand why!

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