OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS: DAY VS NIGHT

May 12, 2016


When it comes to travel, to say that Emil and I are spontaneous, is to say nothing at all! It's not that we dislike making plans in general, but with our schedule being as unpredictable as it is, it's hard to anticipate what tomorrow will bring, let alone plan something weeks in advance. So in our house, the trip planning process sounds a lot like this: "Hey babe, how would you feel about going to Santa Barbara tomorrow?" Well, babe feel really good about going to Santa Barbara on any day, which is what I would say right before I start frantically packing, trying to fit way too many shoes in what seems to be a tiny little carryall!



I'll be the first to admit that my packing for the weekend getaway game was not strong! I think that one of the biggest mistakes I've made in the past is bringing way more than I actually need ( 5 pairs of shoes for one weekend is going a little overboard, don't you think? ) and also not thinking enough about what we'll be doing ( like going our for dinner, biking, hiking or simply exploring ) so that I could pack appropriate outfits for every occasion. 

But I must say that I've become much more of an efficient packer lately, and the answer was so simple, I honestly can't believe I didn't think of it before! Rather than bringing different pieces for every occasion, now, I opt to wear things I can restyle for day or night. Take last weekend for example, a few of our friends were heading to Santa Barbara and we decided to come along! Knowing full well, we'll be walking around, hitting the beach and dining out, I packed a cute off-the-shoulder denim number from Express, which I paired with cute flats, floppy hat and a cross body for day and dressed up for a girl's night out with some tasseled heels and a structured box bag. Since short and form-fitting is what I prefer for night-time outfits, I added a rope belt to give this outfit a more body-cosncious shape! Finishing touch, a few beaded bracelets which I wore for day and night! For day, I opted to wear bracelets on both arms, going for that cute, casual look, but for night, I really wanted to make them more of a statement pieces, so I simply layered them on one arm for a really rich, dramatic effect!













EXPRESS Denim off the shoulder trapeze dress, Straw floppy hat, Set of four mixed beaded bracelets, Double wrap rhinestone bracelet, Ombre tortoise shell cat-eye sunglasses & oversized round triple frame sunglasses | MARK CROSS Grace rattan and textured leather shoulder bag | CHLOÉ Inez bag | ALVARO GONZALEZ Anna pom pom sandals | TORY BURCH Tassel sandals { similar here

44 comments:

Lauren Ashley said...

Love the blue dress! Flawless

Natali said...

You're truly a stunner and that denim dress is a perfect summertime piece! Btw all of the food looks too good to be true! Yum! :)

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Liana Veronica said...

absolutely flawless effortless look! so spring!

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Love that dress!
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Cassandra @ AyeMiLady said...

Love the off the shoulder look!

Stephanie said...

Love the dress and shoes!

Alona said...

I've been obsessed with the off-shoulder trend, and that dress looks absolutely stunning on you! Beautiful photos. x Alona

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Živilė Dap said...

Such gorgeous photos! And fabulous look x
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Shannon Boyce said...

So many gorgeous photos! I absolutely love off the shoulder pieces!
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Sarah Murphy said...

Such a gorgeous dress! I'm also loving all of your beaded bracelets!

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Sasa Zoe said...

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La Bijoux Bella | by mia said...

A very cute look for the parfait day of Summer. Simply adorable! :)

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Johanna said...

Beautiful outfit and the pics too!!
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You look amazing! Beautiful dress

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Trendencies Blog said...

Love that off the shoulder dress and the sandals are really cute too!
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A TRENDY LIFE said...

love the look! xx

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MayLoveFashion said...

Wonderful pictures, and very cute your dress!

Francesca Cristini said...

love the bag!

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Anonymous said...

Oh wow this outfit is incredible! The dress is so beautiful!
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Su nd Chris said...

Love the two ways of styling the dress! And i'm obsessed with your sandals!

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Jessica said...

Gorgeous look as always! Love your style! =D

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Amazing look!
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Deborah D said...

Wow I really love this look, really well styled andit suits you amazing!

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Mlle Coconath said...

Such a cute dress!
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Monika Basiaga said...

I'm in love with your dress, hat and beautiful photos! :)

Serein Wu said...

This sounds wonderful! I really want to do a spontaneous trip now. Love the cold shoulder dress too.
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Amy said...

Your photos are so, so beautiful! Can't believe that dress is Express - it's so cute!! You've inspired me to take a Santa Barbara roadtrip asap :) xx, Amy

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Diane Hoang said...

Your photos are always so stunning! You've inspired me to start making more use of my time traveling!

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