I love when Anthropologie has sales…every now and again you find the perfect item for the best deal. I got this skirt for $40 earlier this year and I have been waiting to wear it forever! Some of you may be thinking $40…that’s still a lot, but those of you that shop at Anthropologie know that that is a great deal! So I was pretty happy about it. I love that it poofs out a little bit and I’m obsessed with the color. Not to mention that it matches perfectly with my favorite little bow pumps that I got this year as well.
Blouse – Maeve; Skirt – Sariah; Shoes – Steven by Steve Madden; Clutch – Marc Jacobs for Target; Bracelet – J.Crew; Earrings – Anthropologie; Rings – David Yurman, Hammered Bands (from Soel, similar here).
I don’t know where she has been lately, but I don’t think I have ever seen Ashlee Simpson look so good.
I have been loving one-pieces this year. I don’t usually wear them, but I actually bought some this year because I think they are so much cuter than they used to be. When I would think one-piece I would think of my ugly swim team stuff that was uncomfortable and ugly or total “mom” styles, but now they come in the cutest patterns and styles…there’s vintage 20’s, and cutouts, or a simple sleek black…you can get anything you want now. I think it’s great to have one on hand for those tricky times when you don’t want to be running around in a bikini from front of say your boss?! or maybe a new boyfriend’s conservative family. So for those of you that want more coverage or just want to do something different every now and again you have tons of cute styles to choose from. Here are some of my favorites this year!
Beach Riot Stone Cold Fox One Piece – revolveclothing.com
Marysia Swim Mavi Cutout One Piece Swimsuit – shopbop.com
Topshop Cream Scallop Texture Swimsuit – topshop.com
6 Shore Road One Piece Coast Swimsuit – saksfifthavenue.com
Tory Burch Eden One Piece Swimsuit – shopbop.com
River Island Botswana Print Bandeau Swimsuit – asos.com
Scalloped Underwire Tank – jcrew.com
B.Swim Back It Up Monokini – revolveclothing.com
OndadeMar Cayenne Bandeau – garnethill.com
Kore Flora Maillot – korewear.com
Mara Hoffman Pow Wow Cutout One Piece Swimsuit – shopbop.com
Ted Baker Orchid Twist Front Swimsuit – asos.com
Norma Kamali Slip Mio One-Piece – revolveclothing.com
Zimmerman The Vase One Piece – shopbop.com
Victoria’s Secret Ruffle Push-Up One-Piece – victoriassecret.com
Noelle ‘Resa’ – anthropologie.com
Insight ‘Tropico’ Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit – asos.com
Mara Hoffman Stringy One-Piece in Nomad – revolveclothing.com
Carmen Marc Valvo One Piece Graphic Bandeau Swimsuit – saksfifthavenue.com
Charlie By Matthew Zink One Piece in White and Black Zig Zag – revolveclothing.com
ASOS Studded Fringed Swimsuit – asos.com
I’m not sure that I would actually wear this, but I think it looks awesome!
I cannot tell you how much I loved the outfits this year. The theme made it so fun – Punk: Chaos to Couture. Loved it! You’ll be able to tell that I had a really hard time narrowing down the outfits to post, and especially my favorites. I had so many. Of course there were some pretty bad ones, but there were some AMAZING outfits this year. You kind of have to keep in mind the theme for some of them though, because they might seem kind of out there, but they totally fit the night. And some were great dresses, but then I didn’t like them because they were so plain! If you have a party with a theme, why not go all out for it?! After all the Met Gala is a Costume Party. It seemed like everyone who was anyone was there. I would have died to be able to go to something like this. I can’t wait to see if you agree with my picks or not! Anyway, here you go!
Jessica Alba: I had to start with someone who barely missed my best dressed because I seriously had to narrow it down. This is fabulous. It just didn’t stand out as much as some of my other favs. I wish you could see her shoes though…they were to die for.
My bests consist of the people that mixed punk and couture the best. I am obsessed with these.
Anne Hathaway: I am seriously in love with the bright platinum hair. I think it does wonders for her and I would steal that dress in a heartbeat. You all know I’m not a huge fan of Anne’s, but hands down she is probably my favorite of the night. (With the exception of little miss amazing hairstyle below).
I love boyfriend jeans! I found the best pair ever (see the link below!) They aren’t too baggy, but they are so comfy. Gap has some great pairs too. You definitely have to grab a pair for summer. They’re great to just throw on and wear around for the day and then you can switch it up at night by pairing it with a blouse for a little bit of a dressier feel.
Old Navy Printed Poplin-Crepe Maxi Dress – oldnavy.com
Mossimo Katelyn Woven Top Ankle Boot – target.com
J.Crew Linen V-Neck Tunic in Stripe – jcrew.com
Make the best of it…
Ikat Shorts – anthropologie.com
Kimchi Blue Floral Back-Zip Thong Sandal – urbanoutfitters.com
Canyon Stripe Print Racerback Dress – loft.com
Back to Black – Beyonce & Andre 3000 (from the Great Gatsby Soundtrack)