In unrelated news, who is excited about Europe’s royal union this weekend? Maybe it’s my fascination with the effervescent late Princess Diana or that the Prince will wed the Californian breath-of-fresh-air, Meghan Markle, but I’ll admit I’m a bit excited and plan to have it playing in the background. Like Diana, Meghan has a way of combining glamour with a common touch, which I find very refreshing. Do you have anything planned in leu of the wedding weekend?
I’ve always had a penchant for the gracefulness of classic, tailored fashion. The relaxed, achievable kind of classic that’s comfortable, yet polished. And it’s an added bonus when the garment has a bow! The darling dress worn in today’s post is from Tyler Boe, a women’s boutique who consistently offers a variety of well-made, wardrobe staples. Clean lines, colors and prints, they offer pieces that can be worn often and styled a variety of ways.
Sadly, this dress is no longer available online, but contact one of the stores for availability information (Newport, RI (401)-851-7907 or Annapolis, MD (410)-990-0010). Often times they will stock items in-store. Luckily, they have a top (Claudette Linen Cotton Ruffle) with the same ruffled neckline and bow details as this dress! The rather large bow is such an unexpected surprise! I wore this dress to dinner earlier in the week with my hair pinned up in a tousled bun and had so many people stop me to ask for details on my dress. That’s always the best compliment! 🙂
Some of you may remember my mention of Tyler Boe back in the Fall (here and here). Though I am partial to dressing for warmer months, they have such a great selection of pieces no matter the season! If you are looking for something to wear to a Spring/ Summer luncheon or shower, I recommend you consider the Izzy Beach Tunic, the Linen Bella or the Claire Dress. As for tops, I’m *obsessed* with so many of their tops, consider the Carrie Eyelet (an off-the-shoulder beauty), Piper Ruffle and the Chelsey Dot top (perfect for the 4th of July).
To accessorize this look, I went with simple nude patent ankle straps, pearls and a pair of tortoise sunglasses. Funny story, I stumbled upon these nude pumps at a boutique in Highlands, North Carolina last Fall. They were marked down 60% and in my size. I’m such a sucker for nude pumps and had been eyeing this exact style for a months, so you can imagine how excited I was to find them on sale… and I *never* find things on sale! Yes, they are a bit of a splurge, but they’ll go the milage and arn’t just another boring nude shoe thanks to the signature Ferragamo bow and patent material.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I’d love to hear any weekend plans you have in the comments below. 🙂 Like me, are you planning to tune into the royal celebration? As I was typing this post, my husband called to tell me Pike (our favorite nursery in Charlotte) is having a Customer Appreciation sale this weekend, so I am sure we will pay them a visit, or two! Have a wonderful and safe weekend, friends!