gidi Vintage Print Dress

gidi Vintage Print Dress

Summer is in full effect, so it’s time to crack out the bright and colorful dresses. I’ve been sashaying my way into more edgy pieces this year, stepping outside my basic solids and stripes. This gorgeous shift dress by  Taneasha Puntry’s label, gidi, is the perfect focal piece that’s all things summer. But before I get into telling you about why this dress is awesome, let me give you the scoop on the designer and label. Chicago Fashion Incubator Alumni Taneasha Puntry designed her label to compliment a woman’s natural curves, while still being chic and classy. She strives for a tailored look, inspired by Coco Chanel and Napa Valley; meaning every piece is great for both day and evening wear. What I love most about this dress is the blend of both classic and vintage: you have a classic shift dress silhouette with a bold, vintage colored print. Pair with nude heels and a jewel-toned clutch and you’ve got a stunning outfit. This is an indie designer on the cusp, based out of Chicago, that all our readers in the windy city and beyond should know about. You can find the entire gidi collection online which you can buy direct, but it is also currently exclusive to Strut boutique in Geneva, IL.

Vintage Print Dress
by gidi
$125.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: gidi

Gipsy Dharma Purple Knee High Leather Boots

Gipsy Dharma Purple Knee High Leather Boots

If you love rocking a statement piece and the color purple, I’ve found THE item for you. In a delicious and vibrant grape shade, these handmade knee high leather boots fit like a second skin. The lace-up calf and moccasin style feet give this bohemian boot a forgiving wear on any size leg or foot. These boots are made of fine quality leather that’s both supple and durable; perfect for romping around in. I think these are the perfect piece to rock at that summer music festival you’ve been looking forward to; a unique fashion item no one else will be wearing! The laces hang down like tassels and that tells me these boots were made to dance and twirl in. Wear with a mini skirt, crocheted tank, antiqued silver jewelry, and cross-body purse for that an instantly boho chic look that starlets like Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Lucy Hale make look so easy. I’ve featured boots by GiPSY Dharma in the past and I just had to share that these boots come in not only purple, but many other colors!

Purple Knee High Leather Boots
by GiPSY Dharma
£160.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: GiPSY Dharma

Piper Strapless Sundress

Compendium Boutique Piper Strapless Sundress

Spring is here so bring out the colorful sundresses! If you’re looking for something truly one of a kind, you’ve got to see this fancy frock part of a limited edition collection available at indie boutique Compendium. This cheery colored sundress features a lined bodice, concealed back zipper, and an adorable vintage-inspired dotted stripe pattern. Perhaps, what I love most is the darling A-line skirt fit that is flattering on almost all body types. Yellow not your thing? Go for this dress in vibrant turquoise or purple; one if not all of the three colors will complement just about any skin tone. No matter your local spring climate, this dress will work with countless other things to wear it with like opaque tights, blazers, trench coats, or cropped denim jackets. Also since it’s strapless, I see it easily transitioning from day to night for countless social occasions. This is definitely an OMG-worthy piece to add to your wardrobe this spring!

Piper Strapless Sundress
in Yellow, Turquoise, Purple
in sizes XS through XL
by Compendium Boutique
$85.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Compendium Boutique

Z Spoke ZAC POSEN Get Happy Studded Clutch

Z Spoke ZAC POSEN Get Happy Studded Clutch

A oversized clutch in purple with spike details… does this have Mallory written all over it or what?! A lot of girls give up on clutches for the winter season, but I think that’s totally crazy. I love pairing my bulky holiday outfits and jackets with a sleek clutch, and this Z Spoke number is definitely on the top of my Christmas list!

Get Happy Studded Clutch
by Z Spoke by Zac Posen
$250.00 139.96

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: zara.com

Motel Annelise Bodycon Dress in Lime & Purple Tiger Life Print

Motel Annelise Bodycon Dress in Lime & Purple Tiger Life Print

Motel has some of the greatest unique and affordable party dresses out there. I just love their Annelise Bodycon Dress, pictured above, which pays homage to the tropical motif of the ’50s and the bright colors reminiscent of the ’80s. The print incorporates elements of all my favorites; tribal, animal, and floral, for one killer dress you won’t forget. It’s fun but still sexy.

Annelise Bodycon Dress
in Lime & Purple Tiger Life Print
by Motel
$90.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Motel Rocks

Tory Burch Jesse Tory Tote

Tory Burch Jesse Tory Tote

Let’s talk beach bags, people. You have lots of options when you hit the shore, such as straw, canvas, or mesh, but I think this play on neon PVC is a strong choice next time I’m picking out my beach bag du jour. This colorful Tory Burch tote features a day-glo purple transparent PVC which is casual, girly, and lots of fun. If purple simply isn’t your thing, check out the other electric hues this bag comes in, and be sure to buy it quick as it’s now a Tory Burch steal at 30% off.

Jesse Tory Tote
in Orchid Purple, Yellow Gold, Surf Blue, Fire Orange
by Tory Burch
$225.00 $157.50

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Shopbop

Shoshanna Lilac Draped One Shoulder Dress

Shoshanna Lilac Draped One Shoulder Dress

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and dates are saved. That can only mean one thing… wedding season is upon us, bringing on the need for darling dresses to cry, toast and dance away the evening in. I am nothing short of in love with this lilac-periwinkle dress by Shoshanna. The soft draping, delicate pleating, and one shoulder are all the right feminine elements that make this one classy dress. Pairs up perfectly with flesh-toned heels and a floral clutch. Just don’t forget the waterproof mascara.

Draped One Shoulder Dress
in Lilac
by Shoshanna
$363.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Shopbop