Weekend-Ready Wrap Dress

Weekend Wrap Dress

 Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Violet Boutique dress (similar), Coach shoes, Michael Kors sunglasses

Today I’m showing you how to wear an effortless wrap maxi dress, and how to fit it in all your weekend plans. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve worn this dress a multitude of ways, but in this post I want to feature something that’s a bit dressier, though still appropriate for daytime.

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Levi’s and florals

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Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Top- LC Lauren Conrad, Jeans- Levi’s, Shoes- Coach, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Bag- Zac Posen

 These jeans give my little blogger self life. In a previous decade they may have bordered mom jean territory, but here today, they are effortless perfection. I love the high waist, the buttons, the distressed elements, the cuffed hem. They can be casual or not depending on the pairing, and as I like to say, you just can’t beat that kind of versatility.

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Romantic quickie

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top- T by Alexander Wang, Skirt- Loft (fun option for a similar romantic feel, and on sale!), Shoes- Schutz Shoes (similar), Sunglasses- Michael Kors

This look is simple, and was easy to style, but I am obsessed with how soft this tank is, and how it can literally work with any outfit this summer. I have been wearing it non-stop since I bought it a couple weeks ago. I wanted this look to be a little more romantic, while still being casual, and I think this dreamy loft skirt achieved just that.

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Ruffles at Wynwood Walls

 

IMG_3480Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Lou Lou Boutiques, Shoes- Dolce Vita, Bag- Zac Posen, Sunglasses- Michael Kors

The Wynwood Art District was probably my favorite spot (besides the beach of course) that we got the opportunity to go to in Miami. It’s maybe only a couple streets, but essentially it’s a giant outdoor art gallery comprised entirely of large murals that fill up entire walls. It was so cool, a little difficult to put into words. The art is absolutely beautiful, and I really want my home to have an accent mural wall. I don’t know if Greg would agree to that, but I will certainly try to convince him!

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Shirt dresses and leather jackets

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Alexander Wang, Jacket- All Saints, Shoes- Schutz Shoes, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff

I’m really into shirt dresses now. They’r crisp, easy, and so very versatile. I’ll definitely be wearing this white one a lot these warmer months. It’s a bit of a looser fit, and pairs well with light jackets, but also is great by itself. Everyone should have such a classic in their wardrobe. I’m linking a couple favorites here and here.

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First day of spring kind of look

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top (under)- Guess, Lace top (over)- INC, Skirt- Loft, Shoes- Schutz Shoes, Bag- Zac Posen, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Trench- INC

Happy first day of spring!

Hopefully, it will actually start feeling like spring now. Yesterday it did for a hot second, so Greg and I took advantage and shot some season ready looks. He’s off to Germany for business this next week (soooo jealous), so we really wanted to get as much done as we could.

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Sweater Dress Love

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- BCBGMaxazaria, Tights- H&M, Shoes- Guess, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff, Sunglasses- Michael Kors

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a bit, Thanksgiving weekend was long and super busy! I went to see my family back in Minnesota. I’m home now and ready to style, post, and talk about more outfits than ever!

Happy December 1st, which is by far my most favorite month of the year! I am sure that I’m not the only one who feels this way, but there’s something just so special about the holiday season. Especially the clothes! There’s so many fun clothes to wear, from sparkly dresses, to velvet anything, to cozy luxe sweater dress.

Today’s post is featuring the most incredible sweater dress I picked up at a Black Friday sale last week. I saw it on the rack and I just couldn’t resist! 50% off! What I really love about this piece is how luxe and classic it looks, but also there’s so many fun details. The length is unexpected, and really lets the dress take center stage. The slit is sexy, but not too much. And my favorite detail, the sleeves. Oh, how I adore these sleeves! Bell sleeves have been so in recently, and this a more classic take on the trend.

The rest of the look is fairly basic. Classic black bag with plenty of room for essentials, sheer black tights and chunky boots to keep warm, and of course my sunnies. I just feel so luxurious wearing this sweater dress, and am so excited to keep it on rotation all winter long! I would style a versatile piece like this anywhere from the office to a lunch to a cozy red wine filled dinner.

Stay tuned for more looks next week and don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram, WhiteSilkBlackLeather, in the meantime!

-Masha

Printed Sweater, Velvet Boots

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Photography: Oksana Berman

Wearing: Top- Michael Kors, Jeans-DL1961, Boots- Jessica Simpson,

Last weekend I visited my parents back in Minnesota, and while it’s still warm here in Washington D.C, in MN it’s definitely sweater weather. I brought my dog Jorge with me, which was of course loads of fun on the airplane (his little crate was so cramped, poor guy). But he was a trooper and he had the best weekend running around and playing ball in huge dog parks. My parents enjoyed having him there too :).

I wanted to stay warm and comfortable for all the outdoor activities, but still look stylish. I also didn’t want too many layers because even though the air was brisk, we stayed really active. And there’s nothing worse than having to carry your coat around everywhere. So I settled on this fuzzy Michael Kors sweater that my mom got me for my birthday last year. It’s so funky and definitely speaks for itself. The back is simple, just black, but the front is a white and blue leopard print panel that makes a statement. And I like making a statement with my clothes. Without going over the top, of course. This is why I love this sweater. The cut is very basic and extremely flattering, and the print is concentrated in just one area. I paired the sweater with my new dark wash skinny jeans. I’ve been on the hunt for a classic pair of jeans for some time now and am so glad I found these. They hug my body in all the right places and go with everything. Already, I’ve worn them for both work and play, and I plan on keeping these in rotation for quite a while.

Now while most people would aim to keep the shoes simple for this outfit because of the loudness of the sweater, I went with a different approach. I don’t think there is anything wrong with finishing off with some fun shoes, even if the rest of the look already has a lot of personality. The key here was to keep the style of the boot classic. These boots are a standard length with a chunky heel, pretty typical of fall boots, but the purple velvet just adds so much edge. I’m absolutely in love. And because the shoes and the sweater are in the same dark color family, they didn’t clash with one another. Instead they provided uniqueness from top to bottom, with some jeans in the middle to keep the whole outfit grounded.

I was so comfortable running around in this look. The heel on the boot totally didn’t bother me, and I encourage those who are scared of living life in heels to try a chunky one, as it adds more support and is great practice for the more advanced stages of heel wearing. Easy separates can always create a chic, effortless look, but when you add your own twist to show off some personality, that’s when the fashion really becomes yours to own.

-Masha