cruel summer…

Dress: H&M. Snake sandals: Dolce Vita. Shades. Ray Ban. Bag: Alexander Wang. Belt: Vintage
It’s cruel because it’s not bloody here yet and we’re getting the big tease. Supposed to cool down after today, so I used this indian summer to wear a pocket dress that the lovely Caylee sent to me from H&M. Something this basic and flowy would be like finding gold dust in NY and I’m not paying Wang prices for one (got the bag from my girlfriend).
While rummaging through my crowded dresser, I un-earthed this hand piece. Got it last year in New Orleans (along with the large green stone ring posted below).
Couldn’t decide on keeping the belt on or off. It ended up coming off in the end.


  1. Hanna says:

    I love the hand piece. It looks so cool and unique compared to just a bracelet or ring. I also love the Ace of Base reference. I wish it were warm her in the midwest, but we got a rain/snow mix today. Count yourself lucky.

  2. Amber says:

    omg i feel the same way! I cannot wait for summer tobe here and STAY! i love your look. that bracelet/ring is amazing!

  3. DISTRIKMODE says:

    Second picture…. your arm! Look so ripped and toned! 🙂

    Ooh! I like it with the belt on.. without it the dress looks like a nightie! hehe. Plus the belt is rad!!

    Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE

  4. caylee says:

    aww thanks for the shoutout!
    it’s so cool to think that just days ago, this dress was hanging in my store, then sitting in my car and in my closet, and now it’s on your back! =)
    i TOLD you it’d fit you perfectly, and here’s the proof.
    i can’t wait to wear mine.
    and i’d pretty much kill for that bag.

  5. Ring My Bell says:

    Love this. You look great 🙂

  6. Angela says:

    the hand jewelry is just amazing and love the dress on you!

  7. daydreaminblue says:

    i’m glad its heating up a little over there..i’m heading over in less than a month and it looks like it’s the perfect time, temp wise! xx

  8. The Fashion Cloud says:

    I have this dress too its just soo perfect wish I was a bit taller thought haha


  9. kuniko says:

    Love, love your looks !
    I’ve always been wandering about this bag : is it practical ?

    excuse my bad english, I’m french.

  10. Malena says:

    Just beautiful! This summer I love maxi cotton dress. B e a u t i f u l!

  11. fashionclocked says:

    Massive fan of simple long dresses- I have a couple but just struggling to find any long enough?? New orleans hand piece- WOW so stunning. great photos. katie.xx
    would love you to call by

  12. Ola says:

    Devine look!

  13. Rose says:

    Gorgeous! Love the whole dress-belt-bag-sandals-combination! And the jewellery – I suppose I don’t have to say anything..


  14. Karoline says:

    Love the bag, I have the same in black:)

  15. Glamour Bbey. says:

    You look great! That dress suits you so perfect!

  16. The Fall says:

    love the crouching photo, and the jewellery is really cool – loving the orange.

  17. Shabna says:

    Very relaxed outfit, i love it!

  18. PUNKIE says:

    wonderful look, the accessories you choose are stunning, especially the hand-jewel!

  19. Tiffany* says:

    Love that big stone ring your wearing! And that hand piece is killer! Love this loook-and your right the warmth didn’t stay- it was here just long enough to really tease us. My feet are freezing-come back warm weather!

  20. Misu says:

    amazing look!
    love everything about it!

  21. linnea says:

    you look amazing and i loooove the outfit!
    lots of love from sweden!

  22. Olivia says:

    I’ve been on the look out for a maxi dress, and it’s impossible to find one. Which is quite weird has we have tons of H&Ms here in Sweden. But I guess it’s not a big surprise as they are gorgeous!

    Envy you that you have such a nice weather, can’t wait until I get some sun here so I’ll be able to wear lovely dresses as well 🙂

  23. playwithfashion says:

    I envy u this hot weather!!! And your look is so cool! Great sandals and maxi dress:)

  24. Nikki Ashley says:

    so easy going and so gorgeous!

    loving the accessories too!

  25. Camilla says:

    I adore this.
    what camera do you use?


  26. Phyllis says:

    im so in love with that hand bling karen!

  27. Fashion Chalet says:

    See, that’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. A long black dress that is flowy and a-line not tight. 🙂 Perf! I need to check my h&m out this weekend.. how come yours didn’t have it?