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A fashion blog about weekend style

 

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Gingham Skirt & Blue Sky Rooftops

Jessica Wagner

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Dress Up Your Weekend {But Keep It Chill}

It feels like summer over here on The Weekender

Lately I’ve been feeling inspired by times of nostalgia and innocence.

Clean simplistic lines and a refined sense of girlish style. Flirty tops and breezy skirts. Gingham, floral motifs, and anything in a shade of rosé are invading my closet. Take these daisy print sunnies and crochet top – creative with a quirky charm all their own.

Today’s editorial was a serendipitous event. We were headed downtown planning to shoot a very different feel to this look, but due to unexpected traffic from other events had to relocate.

So, we headed to the top of the rooftop parking lot where we found ourselves alone- soaking in the sunshine and blue skies. The wind worked with us (for once!) and it might be the chicest outfit you can think of wearing on an abandoned rooftop.

I picked up this vintage parasol at a little antique shop by the lake for $6. It spoke to me. (I mean anything in this shade of pink speaks to me.) It’s the real deal you guys. It just feels like there is some dreamy romantic story behind the intricate curled handle and pretty scalloped edges. It’s in great shape too! I am dying to know the tale of the previous owner. (Me being idyllic - when probably it just sat in a back closet or some attic for the last so many years.)

By the way, have you heard, have you heard? Gingham is THE print of this summer. It’s no surprise that I’ve been wearing this gingham skirt since I picked it up (another vintage find – but local this time – House of Dow) with just about anything. It’s the perfect excuse to wear gingham non-stop with my summer tees, tanks and graphic tops without looking boring.

Talking about current addictions… besides millennial pink hair, daisy print and a chilled 4 pack of Babe Rosé (with bubbles) these Noonday Collection Parlor Earrings are the tops. They deserve an award for creative versatility. They can be styled 4 ways – a simple gold stud, dressed up with an extender or ear jacket or the full look. I just can’t deal with how cool they are. You can literally wear a bed sheet and as long as you’ve got these earrings on, you will be the chicest person in the room. Seriously, you should try it! I love how they light up when the sunshine hits them just right. I’m also wearing a Noonday necklace made of artillery from Ethiopia, with a moving story behind it (read here) and these gorge bangles are a wardrobe staple! They come in a set of 5. Every woman should have a neutral stack of bangles in her jewelry box. The largest one is made with natural Mother of Pearl!

***Don't forget, June is an extra special month, as a portion of all Noonday Collection sales support the giveback impact and social needs in HaitiNoonday is hoping to raise enough funds to build a mother and daughter a home. I can’t think of a better reason to elevate your summer look!

There are a few other telltale signs of oncoming summer -these things that make me exited: a sun kissed glowlonger days and campfire nights, the relaxation of enjoying a grilled meal outside on the patio and the anticipation of planning a vacation or weekend get-away. After editing this shoot I am lusting for an adventure with real castle backdrops on a bustling coastline. Where do you plan to travel this season? If I could go anywhere it would be France!

On that note, I am off to get ready for a wedding, as the kids are with Mimi and Papa! YAY! (Pop the champagne!)

I wish you all the loveliest weekend! You can find me on the dance floor. :)

NOONDAY COLLECTION GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Congratulations @oliviaeboney on winning her own set of Parlor Earrings!!!
A big thank you to April and all who participated!

Outfit Details:
Hat: Old (Similar here) {Sequin "Sun Kissed" was a DIY} Top: Urban Outfitters (old, similar here) Skirt: House of Dow Vintage (Love this one) Shoes: Michael Antionio Bag: Forever 21 (similar here) Sunglasses: Vintage NOONDAY: Necklace: Droplet Earrings: Parlor Bracelets: Refined Bangles Lips: Nars Schiap Hair: L'Oreal Colorista Pink #200 

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Uptown Cool

Jessica Wagner

Culottes

I am at a stage in life where everyone I know is either getting married, having babies or celebrating other monumental life moments. Which means, bring on the parties! 

This weekend I am attending a wedding shower for one of my best friends and opted for an outfit that is comfortable without having to wear a skirt or dress, but isn’t quite a regular pair of trousers. (Free the ankle!)

I must admit I was on the fence when I started seeing this voluminous pant style becoming popular. Culottes are loose cropped trousers, cut with full legs that resemble a skirt.  If you’re not feeling it, I can understand why. They don’t exactly scream wearable or flattering to a lot of women. Styling these pants is particularly tricky, but don’t worry I’ve got your back!

Since giving them a shot, I have discovered they are an easy style statement-making piece and work for any occasion, in any season. Literally, all of your tops will look good with these bottoms. There's something about culottes that give off an effortless chic vibe.

Try a pair that is mid to high waist in a solid color. They work great with a crisp white button down, a striped tee, or even a tight fitting turtleneck. I can’t wait to style these with an all black ensemble. If you’re still not sold, think about treating culottes as you would a swingy midi skirt, pairing them with everything from a cropped leather jacket and heels, to an oversized sweater and booties.

I’m on the short side, so I feel like I pull this look off better with heels, but they are just as stylish with ballet flats, ankle boots or white sneakers.  

You also can totally get away with wearing these to work, and like I said they are a comfortable option for brunch, a date and even a casual dinner party. It’s a great way to break away from the weekend denim, and step-up your office game.

If you still feel intimated by this out-of-the-ordinary silhouette, try on a pair and see if you like the length. There are different style options that might not be as big or flowy, and some that might have a higher waist or even tie at the hips, like the pair I am wearing (although styled in a way you can’t tell in these photos.) Culottes pack a lot of charisma, and when styled right have fashion-girl drawing power.

I styled mine in classic black and white with a loose daisy-textured top. (I love the dainty lace print!) I added mirror shades, my favorite bag for a pop of pale pink and mismatched earrings. How cool is this simple pearl paired with this mohawk style ear-climber?! 

So whether you want to look uptown chic or downtown cool, there is a pair of culottes out there for you, you just need to be brave enough to give them a try.

Outfit Details:
Top: Anthropologie Daisy Lace Shell (similar here) Bottoms: Forever 21 Shoes: Top Shop Giselle Multi Buckle Courts Bag: Olivia + Joy Sunglasses: Fox House Vintage Bracelet: Arm Candy Earrings: Robert Rose Ear Cuff/Climber (also love this one) Lips: Anthropologie Albeit Rosewood