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My Two Cents: Wedges and Lilly Pulitzer

Recently, I’ve been asked my opinion on a couple different topics, so I’m going to combine them into one post.   Because you know I do have opinions!

First up, wedges.  Wedges have been back for several years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere (yay!).  I really had to warm up to the style, as I was convinced wedges were always clunky and un-feminine.  And they certainly sometimes can be.  But, they are also a perfect summer shoe, as they highlight those calf muscles like a heel, but are much easier to wear to backyard picnics – no sinking into the grass.  Espadrilles, the hemp rope look, are my favorite type of wedge and probably the least likely to be too heavy.  While wedges can be worn with pants, as in my outfit below, they really look best with a flowy skirt or dress.

I also heard a rumor that clogs were making a comeback.  My opinion on that?  No.

Next up is Lilly Pulitzer, favorite of sorority girls and Boca Raton retirees.  One of my longest running friends, Beth, lives in Florida and asked what I thought.  Honestly, I never had thought much about Lilly.  She’s not really in my price bracket, and I’m in neither of the aforementioned demographic groups.  However, after looking over her website a little bit more, I do really like the clothes.  They’re bright and colorful and feminine (so, pretty much everything I love in clothing).  If I were a bit wealthier, maybe I would indulge.  In the meantime, I just try to emulate her style by putting on every color in the rainbow at one time.  

Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: JCrew (and they’re too big, as you can maybe tell…but I’m not ready to let go yet)
Shoes: Hamricks
Belt: JCPenney

Primary Colors

Now that Prince George is safely tucked away at the Middleton compound, we can all get back to life as we know it, focusing on other important things.  Like fashion.

You may remember this dress from a few weeks ago – I told you how I’d burned a hole in it and fixed it like any logical 12 year old might. On that day, I’d styled it with oranges and browns, feeling like a sorority girl at a Florida Gators game.

This time, I chose to wear a yellow tank under the sheer back and use yellow and red as my accent colors.  I have grown to love yellow and red together, but you do run the risk of looking like Ronald McDonald if done incorrectly.  Pairing the two colors with blue keeps that from happening, and I loved having all three primary colors represented.  They may not be complements on any color wheel, but they are in the same “family” of colors, so they work.

How would you style this dress?

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