Sequins & Stripes

Dear Readers,

Best. Dress. Ever.

This has to be the most favorite piece of clothing I own, hands down. (Sorry, wedding dress.) The moment I walked out of Anthropologie, I began dreaming of giant baubles, flirty peep-toes, and the perfect French twist.
A dress this elegant calls for a modern retro look, and I started with the accessories. Instead of a cocktail ring, I went with the cocktail earring. (Is that a thing? It should be.) Vintage-inspired and with a subtle tropical flair, the stones remind me of leafy palm trees. A simple sequined clutch, satin bow slingbacks, andΒ a bold orange lip tie it all together.
I envisioned a graceful updo, but something a little less polished. Dare I say it, even a little messy. This updated French twist has all the drama and none of the fussiness of my grandma’s era. A melon manicure polished to perfection keeps the retro vibe in full swing.
And you know, it just doesn’t get better than sequins and stripes.

(Anthropologie Dress, Bauble Bar x Anthropologie Earrings (similar), Express Clutch (similar), Nina Shoes (similar), Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren)


  • Agreed. Best Dress Ever!!!

    • Thank you, Katherine! πŸ™‚

      ~ M ~

  • That dress is divine. Love it!

    • Thank you so much, Jen! If I could have designed my own dress, this would be it. Obsessed!

      ~ M ~

  • Yeah. Best dress ever. End of story. The earrings are perfect with it!

    • Hahaha, thank you so much, Rachael–I HAD to! And it was such a steal, too; I bought it for 70% in the Christmas sales last December! The earrings were a last minute buy before the trip, and I’m so glad I did. πŸ™‚

      ~ M ~

  • Hair, makeup, accessories – everything is styled to perfection!!! Just gorgeous.

    • Thank you so much, Kira! I had SO much fun putting this look together and getting primped from head to toe!

      ~ M ~

  • Love the entire outfit. And those earrings! Very nice post.

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely my favorite outfit featured on the blog. πŸ™‚ I can’t get enough of this dress! (And wear the earrings at least once a week.)

      ~ M ~

  • Beautiful dress no doubt about it but I’m really digging your eye makeup!

    • Thank you so much, Dina! It was SO much fun getting hair and makeup done that day–it definitely made me feel like a princess or something in that dress. πŸ˜‰

      ~ M ~

  • You look positively amazing and I love that the hair & makeup perfectly fits the vibe of the dress!!

    • Thank you so much, Lauren! It was so fun to get so dressed up for my best friend’s wedding, and we went all out with the hair, makeup, and nails to celebrate! Such a beautiful day, and what a dress to dance all night in. πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for reading!

      ~ M ~

    • Also, I LOVE your blog, Lauren!