austin fashion week in maggy london

peplum hem sucker. right hurr.

while looking for something to wear for Austin Fashion Week #AFW, i came across this beauty! being in the midst of fashion, i had to look somewhat presentable and went a little more formal with this white dress (perfect opportunity to wear white in my opinion). all i can say is, i LOVE the floral texture on this dress! and the peplum hem adds just a touch more glam than just a regular fitted white dress. ALSO, as wedding season is among us, this is a great rehearsal dinner dress! classy, sleek, and not revealing at all. #familyfunctionapproved

i'm pretty much standard when it comes to wearing white = nude shoes & gold bag. you CAN'T go wrong. check out any of my previous posts and you'll see i'm rocking the same color scheme with any white dress. #habit or just old??! proof/throwing it back: lace white dress // the little white dress 

side ramblings: last week i attended Austin Fashion Week #AFW, my favorite designers included: @shopmilesdavid & @lindenmayercouture -- timeless/classy sleek designs that are right up my alley! also i spent this past Sunday at the @crafthermarket (like an etsy in real life) with PIC @wanderlustanita supporting our really talented gal, @kathyphantastic (really though, check out her skills!). lastly, the @sezane pop-up is here at @nordstromdomainnorthside! beautiful french inspired silk-wear, i'd love to take it all home with me. ok, but really... lastly, the @sprinklescupcakes LEMON MERINGUE cupcake comes out tomorrow!!! MY FAVORITE. you know where i'll be. xx

currently on my playlist: kings & queens by Mat Kearney

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dress c/o | Maggy London carter flounce dress (TTS, wearing size 2) -- their classic LBD version with a peplum-ish hem 
bag | Kate Landry pyramid metal hardframe clutch (old) -- similar and $59 // similar and a bottega dupe for $39
sunglasses | Celine marta sunglasses in havana -- newer design // similar by Le Specs
shoesStuart Weitzman nudistsong in adobe patent (comes in different widths too!) -- similar and $60 // similar but a chunky heel
earrings | Kendra Scott Diane earrings in blush pearl (borrowed from lil blogger sis @simplyyvan)-- also avail in hammered gold
ringsGorjana amara ring set // Amanda Deer c/o CZ solitaire ring // Amanda Deer c/o CZ accents midi ring
bracelet c/oKendra Scott tiana pinch bracelet set in gold

rock all the peplum,
JD

photo credit: Steven Gunter
a post done in collaboration with Maggy London
dress provided by Maggy London, all opinions are my own. 

the white one shoulder midi & boater hat

summery whites.

nothing says summer like a casual white dress. they easily go with sandals -- heel/wedge or flat. but more importantly, they go with STRAW HATS. which.. if you haven't noticed... are my thing lately! yes, i've raved about @gigipip and this is their adjustable boater hat #itsperfect. specifically, this dress has the prettiest pleated detail at the top and a very elegant cinched waist that is tied in the back or side, oh and it has pockets! but it does have to be ironed -- FYI. #aintnobodygottimeforthat!

fact: i'm actually on the shy side. i really don't like being in front of the camera. #shocker. i would much rather be behind the camera but unfortunately, this fashion blog wouldn't exist with my name if i didn't actually "model" the clothes (using the term model veryyyy loosely there). that said, this was a really fun shoot. my first time shooting with Steven, who suggested a ton of different "poses" completely out of my comfort zone. it reminded me of what i've done to make myself feel uncomfortable every step of the way to have this site. basically, i laughed the whole way through, making a fool of myself, per usual = #goodtimes.

side ramblings: the @nordstrom anniversary sale kicks off this week to cardholders and it is one of the BIGGEST sales of the year for men and women! i will be attending some preview events by Nordstrom this week to get the inside scoop. so stay tuned! 

currently reading: a man called ove by Fredrick Backman

currently on my playlist: fall in love by Phantogram

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dress | Banana Republic one shoulder poplin dress in white (wearing size 2) -- similar from ASOS // similar w cutout // similar // similar w ruffles
hat | GIGI PIP faye boater hat -- similar
shoesTarget Merona marcella low block heel ankle strap sandals in tan (avail in three colors and such a staple, the perfect height too!!) // same but with a higher heel
bagJ.Crew Factory rattan clutch in natural pale gold -- similar
earrings | Kendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl (old) -- larger version // similar
sunglasses | Celine marta sunglasses in havana -- similar
ringsGorjana c/o shimmer stacking ring set // Gorjana amara ring set // Gorjana mini stackable ring set // Etsy stacking & midi rings // Gorjana candice CZ ring // BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring -- similar // BaubleBar tri bar ring (old) -- similar // Cassandra Collections c/o mini ring
watchMichael Kors darci watch in gold

rock the white dress,
JD

photo credit: Steven Gunter

the scalloped top & white jeans

white on white on white.

behold. my first pair of white jeans. EVER!!! i'm getting a little crazy; i know. but i LOVE THEM! i've been scared to purchase a pair because i will probably spill something on them and then they will be toast -- so that is why i picked a non-designer pair. i wanted to do an all white look until i noticed the cami was more ivory but whatevs. an "all" white look makes a great statement and CAN be worn year around; even after labor day. i decided to add pops of color/flair with my bag and earrings. i can see myself styling my new white jeans with chambray, off shoulder tops, anything floral, coral, gingham? the possibilities are endless! also, while on the hunt for my first pair of white jeans; i noticed that most of them don't have pockets in the front because of how the lines show through?! idk, i have to have front pockets with jeans; regardless if they are white. so these really fit the bill. #madeforeachother

why re-invent the wheel when my girl Ela did a post with tips on styling white on white for spring? check her out here @wunderbliss (always impeccable taste) -- what's so funny is that we both shot a white on white outfit wearing the same earrings! #bloggingbesties

i've been diggin' these white plexi d'orsay pumps which are a pretty good dupe of the Gianvito Rossi plexi patent PVC illusion pump (whopping $745 USD). and this bag, what a steal that resembles the Chloe faye shoulder bag (whopping $1,390 USD). gosh... i saved so much money on this post. i should treat myself to something now. LOL.

and lastly, this tassel trend is really catching on to me. at first i wasn't sure how i felt about it. but now i'm like gimme everything tassel/fringe-y!! 

currently on my playlist: closer to love by Mat Kearney (one of my FAVE artists; and guess who's seeing him in OCT?! MEEEEE!!!! #estatic)

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Ela (@wunderbliss) looking so gorgeous in her white on white // tassel on tassel outfit post! 

prob should have worn sleeves like Ela bc i'm actually freezing here. 

last shot before the sun went down. <3

rock the all white,
JD