During what felt like an endless winter, I spent hours dreaming of warmer days, romantic summer getaways, and naturally, the outfits…oh, the outfits…
I’ve had my heart set on an Italian adventure for some time, so when I spotted this gorgeous floral off-the-shoulder maxi from Flynn Skye a few months ago, I knew I had to start building my romantic, wine sipping, piazza strolling vacation wardrobe (albeit a little early…after all, I still have to get Bugsy on board with the vacation plans).
A few weeks ago, I told you all about my shoot for vegan handbag brand Angela Roi, so when the photographer and I decided on the New York Public Library as the backdrop for my second look, I wanted to go with something romantic and that gorgeous floral maxi (that I admittedly purchased a bit prematurely) was perfect for the occasion. With thoughts of Positano, I styled the most feminine look I could dream up by pairing the floral maxi with a wine colored cross-body bag from Angela Roi, deep wine lip and side swept waves. I’ve always been a big fan of maxi dresses for their ability to make just about any girl look effortlessly elegant, but I am particularly enamored with this one for its ruffled off-the shoulder straps and high sexy slit. For a little height, I opted for cognac colored platform sandals. And finally for accessories, I wore oversized tortoise sunnies with gold hardware, an antique gold knot cuff and custom cushion cut citrine studs.
Style Tip: When packing for your next European or old city adventure, platform wedges are your best option for maintaining height without risking life and limb while maneuvering cobble stone streets.
A very special thank you to Stephanie Sunderland for these incredible photos.
Dress | Flynn Skye Bella Maxi || Bag | Angela Roi Morning Cross-Body in Plum || Shoes | Sam Edelman, similar styles here, here and here || Sunglasses | ASOS Oversized Round Sunglasses with Metal Nose Bridge || Earrings | Custom Design, similar style here || Bracelet | Antique Cuff, similar style here and here.
Photography | Stephanie Sunderland