Monday, July 8, 2013

Hothouse Florals

After the long four-day weekend, it really feels like my trip to Mexico was forever ago! It's only been about two weeks, but I'd trade a lot to be back on those gorgeous, cerulean beaches right now (especially after swimming in the cool, salty, dark green waters lining the coast of NYC over the fourth). I picked up this tropical print Zara dress one of my very first times in the store after I moved here, but had yet to find a good reason to wear it. As much as I love a good reason like a wedding to shop for something new, I knew I already had the perfect dress in my wardrobe. It was way too hot, windy and sticky to wear my hair down, so I did my best impersonation of Blake Lively hair.
Dress, Zara (similar, similar) || Clutch, Gap || Shoes, Rachel Zoe || Earrings, Bracelet, Sequin

...and, because my cousin made such a beautiful bride (& said I could share with you all!), a few photos of the wedding. I was particularly joyed to be there since I met her groom a few weeks into their relationship over four years ago. He is a wonderful, honest guy and I'm glad he's officially part of our family. 


  1. Beautiful wedding! Love your dress and your hair came out great!


  2. I would definitely keep that braid in heavy rotation. It looks great!

  3. Gorgeous dress! Loving all the colors!


  4. Gorgeous gorgeous! Your dress, the bride, and the setting - so pretty! Loving those shoes too!

  5. You look gorgeous! Love the color combo & that gorgeous Blake braid :)
    I love when pieces in your closet are suddenly the perfect thing to wear for an event :D
    And a beach wedding? Fantastic!
    xx Corinne

  6. Loving the color block clutch, the heels and your Blake Lively do!

    xx, Bubbly in Brooklyn

  7. that dress is gorgeous! The bag is great too - love that color combo :)

    The Style Scribe

  8. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the dress too!

  9. This is by far my favorite post of yours to date. You look GORGEOUS! These photos are stunning. More Mexico shots, please!

    And Zara FTW.... Duh!

  10. loveeeeeeee the hair and outfit! rachel zoe shoes are my favorite!!! great blog - love it.