5 Show Stopping Lace LBDs

edit1b copyDress,  Boohoo.  (Similar here, more liked below.)   Shoes,  c/o Forever 21. (Similar here, and here.  Bag,  Henri Bendel.  (Similar here.)

Similar to the ascription by Bette Midler, “Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.”  (Which is more often than not misattributed to Marilyn Monroe, but that’s a whole other blog post) put me in the right LBD and I’m ready to, as they say, slay.  And by the grace of God, slay again.

A few weeks ago, when I received this dress in the mail at work, my co-worker Alexa asked me, “How many black dresses do you need?”

Truth be told, I need a lot of them.

 

 

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Bachelorette on Tybee Island

EDIT2Dress,  Asos.   Sunglasses,  Prada.   Bag,  Henri Bendel.   Sandals,  Asos.  (Similar here, and here.)

Well, this is embarrassingly long overdue!  However, I was recently promoted at my job and have been working on building a new department at work so that has been my top priority!

If you follow along on my Instagram and snapchat (username: madame_ostrich), you’ll know that I was in Savannah, Georgia for Belle’s bachelorette weekend the beginning of May!  It’s crazy that Belle’s wedding is only a week and a half away!

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Spring Wishlist

Spring WishlistSunglasses  |  Bag  |  Cuff  |  Shoes  |  Top  |  Earrings  |  Belt  |  Dress

For some reason every autumn I can’t wait to pull out my old favorites, and every spring I can’t wait to buy new clothing.  Perhaps it’s because so much of the cold weather months’ fashion choices are geared towards practicality over posturing. Or, maybe it’s just because with “spring fever” comes a certain desire for newness. 

Or, maybe it’s just because it’s tax return season.

Regardless, after doing a superb job of not shopping during autumn and winter, I am ready to shop, people.

 

 

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New Spring Boots & Concert Season

Forever 21 Plus Size Satin Ruffle Dress BlackDress,  Forever 21.  Shoes,  c/o Boberck.  (10% off with code OSTRICH10)

Happy Monday!  I’m back in New York for a few days until I leave for Dallas on Wednesday.  The past week I was in California for a work event, and was fortunate to be able to visit my family in Orange County.

While I was there I was invited to attend Sabroso’s Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival that The Offspring, Rival Sons, and Sum 41 were playing at.  Although I’m super adverse to warm weather, I have to say that the one part of summer I love is being able to see so many bands on tour. 

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Easy Springtime Look

Boohoo Plus Fifi Heavy Rip Mom Jean

Bodysuit, Boohoo.  (Similar here, and here.)  Denim,  Boohoo.  (Standard size here.)  Heels,  Vince Camuto.  (Similar here, and here.)

To be honest, I never thought I’d be one for boyfriend jeans.  If I’m wearing denim, there’s a 98% chance they’re my BDG black skinny jeans.  (I have four pairs of the exact same style and wash…) In fact, when I came over to Belle’s house wearing these jeans last weekend, she was a bit shocked, albeit, pleasantly surprised to see me in something different than my old faithfuls.

However, I have to say that I’m a big fan of these boyfriend jeans from Boohoo.  They’re lighter than what I’m used to, (in the sense of both their color and the fact that they have holes in them,) and perfect for spring.  With all of the warm(ish) weather we’ve been having I’m definitely ready to cast away my winter coat for something more temperate.
 

 
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Over The Hills (And Far Away)

Best Hollywood Sign Photo SpotDress,  City Chic.  (Also available in purple.)   Sunglasses,  Prada.  (Affordable version here.)   Shoes,  San Antonio Shoemakers.  (Similar here.)

For the second part of my California series I wanted to share a “hidden” gem I discovered.

Since it was James’ first time in California, one of the things he wanted to do was see the Hollywood sign up close.  However, we were on a bit of a time crunch trying to fit everything in, so hiking trails to get to the sign was out of the question.  After doing some extensive research online (while waiting for the Main Street Electrical Parade to start at Disneyland…) I found the best Hollywood sign view that required zero hiking.

 

 

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Back Home

Prada Studded SunglassesSunglasses,  Prada.  (Similar here, Affordable here.)   Cardigan,  Asos.  (Similar here, and here.)   Dress,  Forever 21.  (Similar here, and here.)   Shoes,  Jeffrey Campbell.   Bag,   Henri Bendel.

Considering temperatures have been in the mid-twenties the past two days in NYC, it feels like these photos were taken months ago.  However, in reality, it’s been less than a week since I was in California!

Although I love having adventures—traveling to new places and seeing new things—there is nothing I find more relaxing than going back home to California for vacation.  Being back is like letting out a huge sigh of relief.  I get to see my family, savor the nice weather, and enjoy a more relaxed pace than the go-go-go I’ve become accustomed to in the city.

 

 

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