Harlem Heat

gladiator sandals

Bloody hell it was hot that day in New York….

knee high gladiator sandals

tall gladiator sandals

zara gladiator sandals

white lace dresswhite summer dress

Dress: Asos.  Gladiator sandals: Zara (try Stuart Weitzman, Aldo, Charlotte Ann, Urban Outfitters has a bunch or my WDUGT shop.  Sunglasses: Ray Ban.  Bag: Thrift & DIY studded (similar by Marc by MJ,  Cole Haan code style20 for 20% off).  Bracelet: Wear it Don’t Bear It – 100% of profits go to the organization the Bereaved Parents of USA for those who have lost children.  
This was up in Harlem wearing a summer addiction, a white lace dress. I’ve built a wardrobe collection starting from 2 years ago and counting. This is the latest acquisition from Asos (note: it runs small).  Normally I like calf length or floor sweepers.    Course now I’m tempted by it’s black version to wear with red ankle boots…

Speaking of shoes, these gladiators work but I’m still looking for the ultimates – whatever that means in my head. Actually the ones I instagrammed a few days ago are possibly it…


  1. Jane says:

    Totally in love with this perfect white dress. Gorgeous, as always!!

  2. Helena Oops says:

    Hello my dear!
    lovely dress!
    I love the shoots!
    have a fab day!

  3. Romantic Tea says:

    Simple buy lovely ! Your shoes are amazing !

  4. passportsandvisa says:

    there’s nothing more effortlessly boho chic than a lace white dress. I take it the slip underneath came with the dress, but any suggestions on where I could find something similar? I have this lovely old frock from Free People that I would pair over leggings but want to bring out this summer but it’s totally see through. Any suggestions are welcomed…thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Yes it did. I have a link under the photos to the actual dress but you can try similar sort of sites online for similars? even Zara’s got a few out at the moment ; )

      Definitely get a slip if you have a see through dress. You’ll use it forever

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  6. Anonymous says:

    In love with white dresses, too, and have bought about a dozen of them since first discovering your blog. I do think that the gladiators are a very rare fashion misstep (no pun intended) on your part, though. Why make your gorgeous slim legs look big?

    I’m no style expert, of course, but that’s my honest opinion.

    • Karen says:

      OMG they do? crap now that’s really making me think twice

    • the style potato says:

      personally i thought you absolutely stunning with the dress/gladiator shoes combo! i know damn well i cannot pull it off!! and ugh can you imagine if your hair was straight in the heat….it would be soooo annoying dealing with the frizz and constantly worrying about it curling again (well, that’s my case, anyway!!) 😀

  7. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    omg love me some floaty white dresses!! lolzzz at the comment above! Your legs do not look big! Now my legs on the other hand… Way too short and chunky for ANY kind of knee high boots/shoes!

    • Karen says:

      oh please usual it’s a case of we are our own worst critics and enemies!

  8. FashionFindingFiend says:

    great outfit. i just blogged about gladiator sandals. never saw the schutz pair though.

    • Karen says:

      Thx Style Potato I actually saw those…!

  9. Chanelle Mann says:

    Really love your style


  10. Anonymous says:

    AMMMMMMMAAAAAAAZING hair… gorgeous dress… AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL shoes..
    your new vid on ‘I had to ask’ LOVE, but photos would also be good.. can’t get an overall long look of the outfit!

  11. Jenny Ekberg says:

    Oooh I love it! It is cold here in Australia, or as cold as it gets.
    I just ordered these sandals from FP, you HAVE to check them out!!
    I just had to order them even though I have 3 other pairs of high Jeffery Campbell gladiators (including the most amazing tan Suede ones called Serafina)…
    Jen xx

  12. Andreea Duru Calic says:

    Love this dress! What size did you get yours in?

  13. Andreea Duru Calic says:

    Love the dress! What size did you get yours in?

  14. Emilie says:

    Your dress is so beautiful ! I love it, i want to buy it on Asos, but there is two color : creme & black, your dress seem’s white, so did you buy on Asos the cream version ?
    Thank U

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