Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Outfit Layering

Today's look is all about layering patterns and fun details to exude an overall summery feel. Typically I would recommend starting with a slip dress and topping it off with beaded jewelry, but this time of year gets very humid and it's usually too hot to bother with chunky jewelry. What I love the most about this dress from Anthropolgoie is all the fine details. From top to bottom and front to back, the intricate designs feel laid-back, yet fashion-forward all at the same time. For this reason, you do not need to layer jewelry over the outfit. You can simply pull your hair back and give the look some personality with a statement earring, like these jeweled drop earrings from Pink Slate Boutique! 

I wore this dress a few weeks ago when I took a trip to Holly Crest Farm in Locust, NJ. Holly Crest Farm is a 37-acre thoroughbred breeding farm and their broodmares have about 8-10 foals each season that go on to racing careers at Monmouth Park and New York race tracks. I can't get over how beautiful these animals are, they are so full of strength. Their muscles are huge! And let's not forget about the adorable babies. At just two months old, they were nearly my height! I'm hoping to share a picture of the smallest baby on my instagram later this week. It was a 90 degree day and super sticky. Don't judge me for wearing a girly outfit to a farm. I was comfortable the entire time, because this dress is heavenly!! I did, however, change my outfit before going into the field with the babies for obvious reason (i.e. they are super hyper and like to occasionally nuzzle). 

Hope everyone has a very happy, healthy, and safe July 4th weekend. I'll be back next week with more outfit inspiration.

Photography by Art Petrosemolo


  1. Obsessed with the back of your dress, so pretty!

  2. Gorgeous dress! I just love the back -- and how pretty is the location with the horses!


    1. aren't the horses adorable? Thanks Hailey!

  3. So cute Jess! Love the dress and you look adorable.

    xx, Alina

  4. I love all the little details on this dress is! So adorable and perfect for summer!!

  5. This dress is gorgeous on you! Love all the details!

  6. In love with this anthropologie dress, I saw it in the store and I think it looks amazing on you!!!