It’s still pretty hot in Southern California and I’m holding on to every last bit of summer! I’ve been super into ruffles and stripes lately so when I curated this ruffle stripe dress for Morning Lavender, I knew I had to snag one for myself :). By the way, this dress is suppose to be off the shoulder but I made it strapless as I felt it fitted my petite frame better.
Summer is still going strong, especially in Southern California! It’s been quite hot and humid lately so I’ve been surviving in lightweight cute summer pieces like this adorable two piece gingham set from ASOS. Not only does ASOS has a great selection of trendy and affordable summer pieces but I especially love shopping on their site because of their petite sizing. Other cute gingham styles I found from ASOS include this darling pink gingham set, this easy-to-wear gingham romper and the cutest off the shoulder gingham bikini!
One of my favorite #ootd to wear for the summer is an all white look. An all white look can be incredibly fresh and chic. I also find wearing the same color head-to-toe is flattering and elongating. So when I discovered this fun and frilly white jumpsuit, I knew I just had to have it! When my husband saw me in it, he immediately said “well don’t you just look like a boss lady!” lol. This modern twist on the power suit is also very versatile as you can wear this look during the day or the evening. If you don’t own a white jumpsuit, I suggest you find one and put one on – it’s incredibly empowering!
With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on right now, I’ve been stocking up on a lot of great Fall pieces on sale. I don’t think I’ll get to wear these pieces for a while as it’s been so incredibly warm in SoCal. Instead, I have been living in rompers almost everyday. If you have been following my blog, you know that I love how comfortable and easy to style rompers are. I found this darling romper with just the perfect pop of color for the summer. And although it’s not a part of the #NSale, it’s already affordable at just under $50! You’ll find more of my favorite affordable summer rompers at the bottom of this post!
My love for ruffles continues today with this fabulous wrap ruffle skirt from Morning Lavender! Since it’s a self tying wrap skirt, the adjustable waist allows petite gals like me who usually wears XS to fit a size Small. The skirt is so fun and you can dress it up with a dressier top or blouse or dress it down with simple white tee. It’s such a great skirt to pack for upcoming travel!
Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! We are here on a short vacation with some friends and it’s our first time visiting this charming city! I will recap our trip in a future blog post (in the meantime follow me on Instagram Stories @laceandlocks) but first I wanted to share a pretty seaside look I wore today at Folly Beach in South Carolina. We made our way over there to check some of the East Coast shores and it although it wasn’t quite bright, sandy beaches we have in SoCal, it was still lovely and exactly how I imagined a beach on the East Coast to be. I wore my favorite new gingham maxi dress from J.Crew that comes in both regular and petite sizing! I actually wore flat sandals with this dress! I love the silhouette of this dress with it’s high waisted and fit and flare shape. Gingham is totally trending now and you don’t want to miss out on this perfect Spring/Summer piece!
And P.S. I’m wearing my new Cult Gaia ark bag again! I only packed 2 handbags for this trip (more of my travel tips in a later post) so you will be seeing this bag a lot ;).
Bonjour from Paris! I fell in love with this lemon midi skirt for our Morning Lavender boutique and I knew I had to pack it for our trip to Paris! I just LOVE the lemon print and the flare shape of this skirt. Plus it comes in XS so it fits us petite gals quite well :). One of our favorite things to do in Paris is just to walk around and take in all of the beautiful sights (and we may or may not have been playing PokemonGo as well). I wore this skirt walking around the beautiful Tuileries Garden in Paris and got so many compliments. It was the perfect feminine skirt for such a romantic city!
I’m blogging again from Italy and again from the beautiful Grand Hotel A Villa Feltrinelli. The scene was so breathtaking and I knew I had to wear this fabulous floral maxi shorts jumpsuit from my boutique Morning Lavender for dinner one evening. I just love how flowy and comfortable this jumpsuit is and it was perfect on the dock, overlooking Lake Garda. Besides being the perfect outfit seaside, I also think it makes a great wedding guest outfit that really stands out! This dress was a part of our #CBLxML collection and sold out the first time. We just restocked it so make sure to get your hands on one this time!
Thanks to my hubs for the amazing photography as usual!
The hubs and I are really blessed for the opportunity to shoot a beautiful wedding in Tuscany this weekend at the amazing venue La Foce! We are even more lucky to have jobs we love and travel together as the #huanderinghuangs! We went a few days early to do some location scouting, eat extra pasta/gelato and of course take in the beautiful scenery. I have been dying the find the gorgeous sunflower fields in Tuscany and happy to see they were in bloom right now. I put on this floral summer maxi dress and twirled away in the endless fields as we watched the sunset and my husband per usual, got some great shots!
Stay tuned as I blog more of our Europe trip! Follow me on Instagram @laceandlocks and Snapchat @lacenlocks where I will be sharing more of our trip regularly!
What better time to wear white jeans than the summer?! And yes my love for off the shoulder tops continues as I paired it with the jeans for a great 4th of July casual and cute look. And yes I LIVE in my mules. Unfortunately I bought them last year so they are now sold out. But I found these pair of mules that are very close in color and style!
Photography – Jason Huang
Top – Topshop – size 0
White Distressed Jeans – Morning Lavender – size 1
Mules – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE
Tote – Madewell – comes in 2 colors
Gold Bow Necklace – Morning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom