Jeans and a t-shirt

When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, my basic rule of thumb is: if it's warm enough to wear a dress, wear one. From the moment spring hits and until the Midwest cold becomes utterly unbearable, I'm in a skirt or dress every day. Like everyone else, though, I occasionally have days where I just feel like throwing something on. In true dress-enthusiast fashion, this has become my summer "throw something on" outfit. Consider it my jeans and a t-shirt. I picked up this dress for really cheap at some random store in Balboa at the beginning of summer, and while it's a little shorter and skimpier than I usually go for, it's become the ideal piece to throw on with a lightweight sweater and some oxfords. It doesn't hurt that bright yellow is the perfect cure for my "I don't have the energy to think about what I'm wearing today" woes.

Also, how darling is this Melie Bianco bag? I scored it for $25 on Cyber Monday last year and it's such a great piece. I only wish that I could show off the polka dots on the inside to everyone who sees it. I'm considering shouting "my bag has polka dots" at random people on the street to see if anyone cares.

I know that I've been terrible about blogging this week, but I'll probably be equally as bad about it in the next 5 days or so. My boyfriend, T.J., is coming into town today for a visit and I'll probably be busy introducing him to Southern California. As if that wasn't enough, my birthday is on Tuesday. Needless to say, I'm beyond excited for the next few days. My parents have already given me $100 to Modcloth and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what to get, I just want everything. It's a real problem.

I hope everyone has as wonderful a weekend as I'm expecting to have!

Dress: some store on Balboa island
Sweater: Anthro, via ebay
Bag: Melie Bianco
Oxfords: Ebay
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: Jewelmint  


  1. Happy (early) birthday & have a great time showing your bf around too! The dress is great, the black trim really make it stand out. Plus it's perfect for warm weather.

  2. Truly adorable pieces! What a find with that dress and I LOVE the bag (don't you hate it when you have a lining/inside of a bag that no one sees?) Happy happy birthday and hope you have an amaaazing time with TJ!

    perfectly priya

  3. Hattitude Style Blog

    your so cute!!! thanks for the comments on my blog. i love the pattern on this dress. it's awesome. and this necklace is stunning.

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  4. Love that this is your jeans and t-shirt, Lol. My kind of girl! That bag is amazing!! Love the polka-dots on the inside too! Too cute. Oh, and happy birthday!! Sounds like it's gonna be a good one!


  5. Love that yellow. Oh! Modcloth, choices, choices. So many choices!

  6. Such a cute dress, love the print! Yay for $100 to Modcloth. I always love shopping with birthday money.

    xo erica

  7. This is absolutely my summer motto too- throw on a cute dress and call it a day! I love the color and print of this dress you're wearing :)

    Also Happy early Birthday to you!

  8. Absolutely love this dress! It is SO cute & can be styled in so many ways!