the long sleeve off the shoulder top

finally posting one off the shoulder (OTS) top the entire summer. whoop whoop!

on a "semi-cool" morning we bust out the long sleeve OTS. yessss, i've been waiting to wear this for quite some time and once these tassel earrings came in, it was game on. these tassel earrings are in one of the most versatile colors and they are lightweight (for tassel earrings)!! #hellofattyearlobes. tassel earrings are all the rage, i'm afraid i'm hopping on this bandwagon a little late (what's new?!) but regardless, they come in many designs/colors and add a fun dangly element to any outfit. 

i was on the fence about this OTS when it arrived due to the long curved hem and the long sleeve detail. in the end i decided that this top is actually versatile for these reasons: 1) don't tie the sleeves for a more flared/bell sleeve look, 2) shorten and tie the sleeves at your elbows -- as seen in the #hairflip pic ...which by the way hair flippin' is hard work. by that i mean ab work because i spent the entire time laughing at myself... hysterically (and that is why there is only one photo LOL), and 3) wear it tucked in with a skirt. i also linked plenty of options for some long sleeve OTS tops that are wallet friendly -- the only way to go on trendy pieces!

currently on my playlist: no scrubs by TLC (yep, totally throwin' it back again!)


the black off shoulder top

a little off shoulder action.

the off shoulder top has been a huge craze this summer. i tried to snag the exact same one in white, but no dice so black had to do. the ruffle on this top made it really fun and flirty, so instead of dressing it up, i went #casualstyle by pairing it with stonewashed jeans, cuffing the hems up and adding a pair of strappy heels. my Kendra Scott sophee drop earrings have gotten a lot of wear (they go with everything!) and was a great addition to this outfit along with my BaubleBar coordinate bar pendant necklace in dallas (for the memories i had when i lived up there!). i've gotten a few questions about these LuLu's elsi black suede single strap sandals, in my opinion, they are not comfortable for my un-trained feet, they are also 4" which is a tad high for my taste. #torturemechanisms. i highly recommend my favorite Dr. Scholl's for her ball of foot gel inserts (these are life savers!) to help ease the balls of the feet and i wouldn't go walking long distances in these heels either. (aka: drop me off at the front please).

while i'm not a HUGE fan of knock offs, this bag was in my first real vs. steal post and a pretty good replica of the Chloe drew bag. it's from Forever21 so i don't expect it to last very long. however... i was able to find EXACT dupe at $109 USD of the Chloe drew bag (retails for $1,080 USD) -- the Unita Wony chain bag available in EIGHT beautiful colors!! 

oh, and this Tom Ford lip color in casablanca got me like... 


top | ASOS Warehouse off the shoulder gypsy top in black (sold out) -- similar with crochet detail from Nordstrom (available in white, black, plum and royal blue)
denim | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in bohemian wash (old) -- similar in the strut wash
shoes | LuLu's elsi single strap heels in black suede -- similar by Steve Madden stecy
bag | Forever21 faux leather lock crossbody (sold out) -- EXACT dupe of the Chloe drew crossbodythe real Chloe drew crossbody
watch | Michael Kors darci watch in gold (favorite MK watch that is lightweight and has a flat face)  -- also loving the new one with a blue face!
earrings | Kendra Scott sophee drop earrings in gold
necklace | BaubleBar coordinate bar pendant necklace in DALLAS! (also available in many other cities)
rings | etsy stacking & midi rings / BaubleBar tri bar ring (sold out) -- similar / BaubleBar diana midi ring / BaubleBar wrap arrow ring
lips | Tom Ford lip color in casablanca
nails | essie cashmere matte nail polish in wrap me up (loving this color and the matte finish!)

rock the off shoulder,