This was a fun outfit to put together for when you want to be just a little more dressed up than usual. Can’t beat a flowy, pleated maxi skirt for summer, and I paired it with a simple tee (love the Lands’ End tees by the way, thin but not see through!). I layered the vest over it and then grabbed this necklace to tie it together and compliment my bag.
Speaking of bags, I can’t tell you how much I love this little beauty from Olivia + Joy! I am SUPER picky when it comes to bags. I am not the type of person that will switch our their purse for the outfit every day. Nope. I stick with a bag for a few months at a time before switching to a new one in my closet. The bags from Olivia + Joy are so dang cute! Not only are they super chic, but they are functional and meet my picky requirements like:
-Outer pocket for quick access to my cell phone, keys, etc.—check! This bag has TWO outer zip pockets, one on both sides!
-Large enough to carry what I need, but not too bulky- check! My laptop even fit in here, along with some essentials for Bryce
-Multiple carry options- check! This has standard handles and a longer strap for over the shoulder. Too bad it didn’t have a cross body strap…
-Zipper closure at the top- check! I want to make sure my stuff is safe and secure.
-Purse feet…or studs, or whatever you call the things that are on the base of the purse to protect the bottom. Sadly, this was the only feature this bag was lacking!
-Stylish and timeless- check! And I am a huge sucker for tassels…love it!