Perfect Pastels

Santa Monica, CA

Free-spirited and ultra-flirty, this is the maxi dress I’ve been living in lately. It’s a great transitional piece and the refreshing floral print will brighten even your busiest Tuesday.  But what I REALLY love about it are the colors. Somehow SheIn has managed to design a dress that incorporates an entire rainbow of pretty pastel shades—without being too overwhelming. It’s perfection.

Pair with sandals for an afternoon event or tall wedges for night on the town, either way it’s sure to stand out.  No matter the occasion-- drinks, casual Fridays, birthday parties, beach dates--I’ve found an excuse to wear this long breezy number.  

Maxi Dress: c/o SheIn

Wedges: (similar) Nordstrom

Bracelets: Charming Charlie


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Photos By: Joe Yu

Long Weekend & Light Colors.

May 23, 2014

Los Angeles, CA.

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Ah yes, it’s MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! And that means that we get an extra day to sleep in and avoid the office grind and that is something we can all be excited about, right? BBQ’s, beach days, pool parties, and little weekend getaways are all in order over the next couple of days.  I am headed to a black tie wedding tomorrow, which is sure to be both fancy and fun.   Despite the fact that I stressed a bit about what to wear, I've always thought black tie weddings are really beautiful.  Everyone looks their best, including the happy couple, and it just adds to the elegance of the day.  Eric is a bit of a dancer at weddings and so I’m already preparing myself for the endless amounts of dancing that I’m likely to get into tomorrow night.  I can't wait!

I decided to change it up today with some milkmaid braids (my first attempt at doing them).  They were actually not as hard as I thought, though they definitely could use a little work (maybe my next few attempts will have less flyways!)  Pastels just brighten everything up and I figured this outfit was perfectly airy and fun for a weekend of spring festivities.  I paired the look with some cutout heels from Ruche, giving it a bit of a dressed-up look, perfect for a nice brunch but you can certainly throw on some flats to dress this down for a daytime BBQ.  I’m not sure if it was because I had my hair up or because of the flowy skirt/tight top combo felt similar to a leotard and ballet skirt, but I got back into my old roots a bit and felt like a dancer again today!

I’ve included all of these pieces below and also some similar looks as well.  The best part about this look is that the whole thing is under $100 AND since it’s memorial day, all of these stores are having great sales so head over to the site this weekend and you can get this look for even less!

Have a happy and safe holiday!

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Kelly's Under $100 Look:

Sweetheart Floral Top: $7.80 Forever21

Mint Skirt: $17.80 Forever21

Bracelet: (Comes in a set) $24.00 Free People

Cutout Heels: $41.00 Ruche (SIMILAR)

Floral stud earrings: $4.80 Forever21 

Total: $95.40

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Photos by: Courtney Locks