The Keyhole Dress

Tillys Keyhole Dress

A couple weekends ago I went to a beautiful wedding up in Sonoma. I had never been to Wine Country before and found myself stressing over what to wear….what else is new? I wanted something that would keep me cool in the heat, but also polished enough for a wedding. Enter The Keyhole Dress.

The day before the wedding I found myself shopping at a nearby mall, just in case I came across a dress better than the one I brought. And I did. At a Tilly’s. I was reluctant to try on the Keyhole style. I usually prefer a silhouette that accents my waist, and a neck line that isn’t too revealing. With pressure from my mom and sister, I tried it on and was pleasantly surprised. The neck line added a hint of elegance, and my waist didn’t completely disappear beneath the loose fabric. On such a hot day, I was thankful for the flowy design. I was reminded of why I love fashion so much–it pushes me to step out of my comfort zone.

Here are my favorite Keyhole Dresses from Tilly’s:

Tillys Keyhole Dress

Full Tilt Floral Medallion Dress

Tillys Keyhole Dress

Chloe & Katie Border Print Keyhole Dress

Tillys Keyhole Dress

Socialite Floral Keyhole Dress

Tillys Keyhole Dress

Full Tilt Keyhole Bodycon Midi Dress

The End of Summer

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top

I am dreading the end of this season with the beginning of school around the corner.

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top, levi's denim cutoffs, scrappy wedges, nordstrom sunnies

I decided to wear something that embraced Summertime to its fullest last night–a 1970s babydoll, flower patterned, peasant top.

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top, levi's denim cutoffs, scrappy wedges, nordstrom sunnies

When I think of Summer, I imagine shorts and wedges, loose fitting blouses, natural hair, and sunglasses.

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top, levi's denim cutoffs, scrappy wedges, nordstrom sunnies

Trying to grow out my hair has not been easy. I’ve been making an effort to wash it less, try new products, and apply less heat. Fortunately, the dry weather in Grass Valley has been decreasing my hair’s natural tendency to create frizz, allowing me to let it air dry.

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top, levi's denim cutoffs, scrappy wedges, nordstrom sunnies

I have also been trying to wear shorts as much as possible, because Foggy San Francisco almost never allows it. It has been so much fun to dress up my shorts with heels. I used to fear the fashion-no-no, but now I have embraced it–making my own rules.

lucky brand earrings, red lips, urban peasant top, levi's denim cutoffs, scrappy wedges, nordstrom sunnies

On Me: Urban Top

Levi’s Shorts

Montego Bay Club Wedges

Nordstrom Sunnies

Lucky Brand Earrings

Floral Favorites

One of my favorite patterns to wear in the Summer is Floral.

Urban Outfitters black tank top, Urban Outfitters floral shorts, scrappy wedges, Nordstrom sunnies

A good floral pattern is a classic staple to have in your closet. This particular pattern adds a romantic feel to a simple summer look.

Urban Outfitters black tank top, Urban Outfitters floral shorts, scrappy wedges, Nordstrom sunnies

I have been obsessing over accent pieces recently, and these definitely fall into that category.

Urban Outfitters black tank top, Urban Outfitters floral shorts, scrappy wedges, Nordstrom sunnies

I know so many people that are scared to wear bright colors…

Urban Outfitters black tank top, Urban Outfitters floral shorts, scrappy wedges, Nordstrom sunnies

Floral patterns are the perfect way to start stepping out of your comfort zone. The rest of your outfit can be completely tame by bringing out only one of the other colors in the pattern. I chose black because I was going for a more neutral look, but green or red would have worked nicely too.

My whole outfit can be found at Urban Outfitters.

ModCloth has some great floral pieces too: ModCloth Floral Patterns

ModCloth Floral Patterns

ModCloth Floral Patterns

ModCloth Floral Patterns

ModCloth Floral Patterns