black midi dress

the glam files / black midi dresslittle black dressthe glam files / LBDbanana republic ruched jersey dressblack Celine sunglassesthe glam files / Celine Audrey sunglassesSunglasses: Celine (available in store at Nordstrom), Earrings: c/o Shop Jami, Dress: Banana Republic, Watch: Larsson & Jennings, Sandals: BCBG (similar), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lipstick: Chanel

I picked up a few warm weather pieces in the weeks leading up to our trip but I couldn’t wait that long to wear this dress! I wore it to the little Grammy Awards watching party we hosted and again after that under a heavy coat. There are two layers of jersey so it’s incredibly comfortable and the ruching along the side makes it really flattering. I don’t have many midi silhouettes but I like this one because the length balances the fitted shape. I actually wore it twice on the trip! This was the second time. Our first day we planned to go to the beach after lunch so I had it over my bikini (this one, also love this new style) but it kept raining so we did a little exploring & shopping instead. While we were out I stopped at CVS for something that would save my hair from the humidity and this smoothing cream was my little miracle product for the rest of the trip!

birthday dress

the glam files / birthday dresslace dressmiami versace mansionself portrait lace dressthe glam filesversace mansion miami restaurantcutout lace dressDress: SheInside, Shoes: BCBG (similar), Lips: Charlotte Tilbury

This dress was originally for Valentine’s Day but when our trip to Palm Beach & Miami got pushed it became my birthday dress! I wore it to lunch at The Villa by Barton G, the restaurant inside the old Versace mansion. Most of my vacation planning revolves around finding the best restaurants wherever we go. One look at the photos of the Versace mansion and I knew we had to save it for a special occasion! It’s such a beautiful place and I was so lucky to celebrate my golden birthday there with Ray. It was such a fun year filled with so many exciting changes (a new blog, a roommate, a kitten, a promotion) and I have a good feeling about 24!

moto jeans

the glam files / moto jeansduster coatJ Brand Dee Zip moto jeansJ.Crew stripe painter teeSunglasses: Karen Walker, Earrings: Lulu Frost, Coat: SheInside, Top: J.Crew, Bracelet: Vita Fede, Jeans: J Brand, Mules: Shoe Dazzle (similar), Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lipstick: Burberry

Happy Monday! I wore this outfit last week on one of the average cold, not unbearably cold, days. This duster coat is so soft and stylish but not my warmest option! When it starts to warm up, I think it will be really cute over a mini dress like this. In my opinion you can’t have too many striped T-shirts and J.Crew’s Painter tee is my new favorite. I also have my eye on Equipment’s striped rugby top — it’s completely different from anything in my closet. A few weeks ago I tried on Madewell’s moto jeans — super cute and comfortable but the length was too short. I’ll definitely be back for a pair that come in tall, maybe these white jeans? Soon after I found these J Brand moto jeans way on sale and that ended my search! I highly recommend them if you can uncover a pair in your size. The brand’s ‘Photo Ready’ denim fits like nothing else!