Cotton Candy

Monday, July 6, 2015

DRESS: c/o Unique Vintage SHOES: ASOS (sold out - similar 1 and 2)
PURSE: Aldo (sold out, similar at Kling)

Sorry for the photo spam - but I'm just so happy with how these photos turned out! I took these on a particularly hot and hectic day, but exploring the rose garden in this Unique Vintage fit and flare dress I felt incredibly cool and calm!

The dress is an absolutely darling blush pink fabric with polka dot pattern - and the cut!! You guys know 50s silhouettes are some of my absolute favorites, I always feel so confident in them, and this one has the fullest skirt of any dress in my wardrobe which I absolutely love! Definitely feeling a bit like retro styled Princess Bubblegum in it!

I paired it with some of my all time favorite shoes from ASOS - who always has such amazing heels from their own brand!

Beauty School Dropout

Monday, June 29, 2015

TOP: c/o Missguided PANTS: c/o Missguided SHOES: Gift from Kayla ♡♡♡ SCARF: ASOS

Double gingham? Don't mind if I do! This outfit has to be a new favorite - it reminds me of the 60s, the ladies in Edward Scissorhands, Grease - so many things I love! The bubblegum pink, cropped sweater is nothing less then perfect, and I'm completely smitten with the high waisted gingham pants. Missguided always blows me away with how adorable their stuff is!

Peachy Keen

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DRESS: c/o Family Affairs PURSE: c/o Nila Anthony SHOES: F21

Family Affairs is one of those brands that immediately resonated with me the minute I first laid eyes on their stunning pieces. With nostalgic patterns and familiar silhouettes with a twist - something about their clothing reminds me a little of a modern Alice and Wonderland!

The Best Day dress that I'm wearing here is too lovely - it's covered in darling little fruit illustrations, and the empire waistline gives it a childlike quality I absolutely love! I can see myself going on many different summer adventures in this little dress!

I paired it with my Nila Anthony peach (!!!) purse! Nila Anthony are my absolute favorite brand for purses - they have the most adorable novelty bags and this peach one not only is so cute, but has a bunch of room!

Ice Cream Float

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BIKINI: c/o Pretty Attitude JELLY SHOES & BAG: c/o Sun Jellies POOL FLOAT: Amazon

Summer is finally here and I took an inaugural trip to the pool to celebrate! I ended up wearing two trusted favorites: Pretty Attitude has a darling array of bikinis, and this pink, retro inspired set is utterly adorable! I definitely feel more comfortable in high-waisted bottoms - who's with me?

Meanwhile, Sun Jellies continues to be absolutely PERFECT. Last October I styled their pink handbag, so I was over the moon to receive a pair of metallic pink jelly shoes (adorable and actually comfortable!) and one of their totes! This tote is positively darling - with a cute vintage pattern and sizable room, I've been taking it with me wherever I go on pool days, photoshoots, etc...!

HKM SS 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Before I even started Mermaidens, Hannah Metz was one of the first "bloggers" I admired - I would see her modeling, photography, and generally beautiful outfit snaps all over Livejournal communities, flickr, and WeHeartIt (what you might call the original Pinterest...)! For years now, Hannah has remained one of my favorite creators for her clear, flawlessly executed aesthetic and endlessly inspiring projects.

Now, Hannah has added "womenswear designer" to her long list of accomplishments (including photographer, stylist, lingerie designer, model...) with the release of the summer collection for her brand new project, HKM! I don't usually post lookbooks, but when I fall 100% in love, I can't help but share my excitement! Sheer fabrics, embroidery, eye and tear motifs - this collection is like somebody plucked pieces right out of my dreams...!

Photography: Clement Pascal
Model: Aaliyah Eitapence

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