Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress

Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress

You guys, there’s just something about quilted leather that’s just so posh. Maybe it’s the association with iconic Chanel that just makes it an instant classic. This piece from indie clothing boutique, Always Mint Apparel,  has a contemporary take on quilted leather in this dress with criss-cross detail and sheer insets. Did I mention the fact that it’s also vegan leather? Meaning you get the look without the price tag and ethical concern. The store reminds me a lot of NastyGal and Motel Rocks, but at much more affordable prices. Plus, they’ve got a charity tie-in where a portion of each sale goes to help victims of abuse and human trafficking. So at only $41 for this killer frock, how can I say no?!

Vegan Leather Quilt It Dress
by Always Mint Apparel
$41.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Always Mint Apparel

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Always Mint Apparel. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.

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

Charlotte Russe Crisscross Back Chevron Stripe Tank

Charlotte Russe Crisscross Back Chevron Stripe Tank

I picked up this chiffon tank a few weeks ago at the Charlotte Russe outlet store in Livermore, CA, and I’m obsessed. This is the perfect little top to wear under solid colored basic cardigans, blazers, or sweaters for a sharp geometric pattern pop. You can also rock the top solo, say belted with a bright red skinny belt to break up the pattern and give the silhouette a bit more shape. I’ve also really been loving this tank because it’s black and sheer in the back; totally lightweight and airy for those warm summer days. Perfect for day or night, worn dressy or causal!

Crisscross Back Chevron Stripe Tank
by Charlotte Russe
$19.99

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Charlotte Russe

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

Here’s a hot little sleeveless number for you. This Lipsy dress combines lace and sequins in a gorgeous mini coral frock perfect for those warm spring and summer nights. It has a slim fit, a low scooping back, and a nice layer of lace that covers some cleavage. Paired with nude pumps, an updo, and chandelier earrings and you’ve got an instantly fabulous going out look!

Lace and Sequin Dress
in Coral
by Lipsy
$76.36

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: ASOS

Doina Alexei Navy Blue Asymmetric Cowl Neckline Top

Doina Alexei Navy Blue Asymmetric Cowl Neckline Top

When it comes to my ideal everyday outfit, it’d probably include a leather biker jacket, my Frye boots, dark wash skinny jeans, and some other seasonal or trendy accessories, but one thing is for certain: it’d absolutely have to include a 100% cotton top. That’s exactly the pairing I imagined when I came across this asymmetric-cut top by indie designer Doina Alexei. The relaxed fit and the silky cotton make it practical for any occasion, while the draped cowl neck is the perfect thing to give your ensemble some fashion-forward dimension. It’ll look great peeking out through a biker jacket or blazer and is a great solid staple piece for girl’s wardrobe. Plus, all pieces are handmade in America from high quality, lightweight materials. You’ll not only look good but hopefully feel good too supporting an indie designer brand.

Navy Blue Asymmetric Cowl Neckline Top
by Doina Alexei
$175.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Doina Alexei

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Doina Alexei. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.

Dorothy Perkins Gold Sequin Insert Dress

Dorothy Perkins Gold Sequin Insert Dress

The holidays are coming, and before you know it our schedules will be tied up with holiday plans, shopping, and parties galore. If you’re excited or nervous for all the madness that lies ahead, now is a great time to get some of those soirée outfits lined up and ready to go. This dress by Dorothy Perkins is the perfect party frock to start with! First off, it has a gold sequin insert that just screams party dress. Second, the neckline and body are classic and appropriate for essentially any holiday function you’re invited to. Lastly, at under $90, this is a dress that everyone will envy that won’t break your bank. What’s not to love?

Gold Sequin Insert Dress
by Dorothy Perkins
$89.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins Coral Crochet Detailed Dress

Dorothy Perkins Coral Crochet Detailed Dress

Out of nowhere, it seems Indian summer is finally in full swing in San Francisco. October 1 hit and so did the heat. If you’re still on the hunt for lovely, light dresses to wear in this last stretch of sunshine, don’t miss this one by Dorothy Perkins. In a lovely peachy coral shade, it doesn’t get much more cheerful and feminine than this. Also of note are the adorable crochet panels around the neck, which make accessorizing a breeze (no necklace necessary!). Don with sunnies and bangles and you’re out the door. Currently wishing I had something like this to wear today, but sadly all of my dresses are packed up for my move.

Coral Crochet Detailed Dress
by Dorothy Perkins
$49.00 $27.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Dorothy Perkins