Friday’s Most Wanted

My friend is getting married in September, and her wedding is “Black Tie Optional.” Since I’m not a huge fan of glitz-and-glitter, I am on the hunt for a simple classy dress/gown, that I can wear to other events after the wedding as well. I love the Ralph Lauren dress below, because of the beautiful cobalt blue color (and for $64.99, what a steal!). Could I pull it off for a “Black  Tie Optional” wedding, minus the brown belt? I’d have to find some great shoes to go with it…just another excuse to shop!

Speaking of wedding’s, I will be traveling for a friend’s wedding this weekend, and then off to a week’s vacation in NC. I can’t wait for some time to relax. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Ralph Lauren, V-Neck Belted Maxi Dress, $64.99

Ralph Lauren, V-Neck Belted Maxi Dress, $64.99

The Striped Elephant Shop Has a Facebook Page!

Hello friends! It’s finally happening – The Striped Elephant (TSE) Shop is almost ready to launch. I have been dreaming of owning my own store ever since I was a little girl, and figured there’s no better time than now to start. TSE is now on Facebook, and I’d love it if you could please visit and “like” the page. There, you will get updates about the shop and new blog posts. Thanks for your support!

 

Monday Style Quote

” Jeans are like friends: choose them wisely and they’ll cover your ass, make you look good, and last a lifetime (or close to it).” -Women’s Health magazine

Buffalo Jeans, Photo Credit: www.qmanagement.typepad.com

You may be wondering why I chose a Buffalo jeans picture – Buffalo jeans (at least for me) fit perfectly. While they’re a little pricey, I’ll splurge for a great pair. Happy Monday!

Friday’s Most Wanted

When I saw this today, my reaction was just “wow.” I don’t know about you, but I think it’s just beautiful. The color and cut work so well together. What a great way to brighten up cold and dreary days. The jacket is hand-made from a vintage pendleton blanket – even more amazing. Now if only I could afford it… Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend!

Check this coat out on Etsy here.

Etsy.com, Shawl Collar Navajo Pendleton Blanket Coat, $950

Etsy.com, Shawl Collar Navajo Pendleton Blanket Coat, $950

Etsy.com, Shawl Collar Navajo Pendleton Blanket Coat, $950

Monday Style Quote

“Men create for an abstracted image of a woman and that thinking can be wonderful. But as a woman of my generation, I see style in a different way. It’s about radiating self-confidence by being assured in business or being a great mother or a sexy wife. We dream of great things and achieve them by keeping our feet on the ground. Such a woman deserves clothes of precise simplicity….When you are a woman, you don’t design with your brain. You design with your gut.” -Frida Giannini, Italian Fashion Designer and Creative Director of Gucci

Frida Giannini, Photo credit: coolspotters.com

Friday’s Most Wanted

Everyone knows the power of the perfect LBD (little black dress). I’ve been searching for my LBD for over 5 years now…and that’s not an exaggeration (although I wish it was). While the perfect LBD is necessary to every woman’s closet, LWD’s (little white dresses) are very popular now, especially during the summer months. Here’s a LWD I found online the other day. I love the sheer on top and the way the bottom is designed with waves, to create a flirtatious look.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I will be up in the mountains this weekend with the family, although temperatures are supposed to go over 100 degrees and we don’t have AC in our little shack – yikes! Stay cool in the heat.

Nastygal.com, Light Wave Dress, $98

4th of July Inspirational Outifts

Happy 4th everyone! While I know I should be out celebrating, I will be enjoying having my apartment to myself for once and taking a day to relax. This includes an afternoon yoga class. Usually my family has a BBQ up in the mountains where we have 2 little houses (correction, 2 little shacks), but since the 4th falls on a weekday, we have to wait until the weekend. Have fun celebrating!

Here are a few outfits that are perfect for today’s celebrations.

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