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MY SPRING ESSENTIALS: SANDALS + DENIM DRESS

MY SPRING ESSENTIALS: SANDALS + DENIM DRESS

essential spring sandals - easy denim dress - camel colored sandals for spring - no basis in reality

Summer time is easily my favorite because it becomes sandal season and I can wear dresses without tights. I know some girls have really learned how rock the Birkenstock/sock look for a year round sandal relationship, but I have yet to figure out how to pull it off. So my love affair remains seasonal. Everything about the warm weather makes me feel better. I get outside more, I feel excited to join in more activities, and the outfit options just make feel more dainty, girly, and fabulous. How can you go wrong there? The gorgeous miss Meredith mentioned how easy it is to get into fashion ruts and find yourself lacking some motivation during the dark days (November thru April here in Flagstaff, AZ). The warm weather always helps to wake me up again. I’m determined this year to start off on the right foot (or left foot here I guess) and make a point to bring some beauty to each day. It’s all in the details.

So far, this season is starting perfectly with Farmer’s market mornings, dinner parties, and any excuse to get some Vitamin D back in my life. One of my favorite go to accessories is a bright, bold lip color. I love taking something casual and then finding a sneaky way to dress it up. In a college town it can be easy to stick to simple, low-key looks, but let’s be honest, everyone likes to dress up a little. With this outfit it was as simple as adding a red-orange lip to pop with a denim dress. The rest of the outfit – as per usual in my wardrobe – is very neutral so being able to sneak in a bright color brings a little excitement back to something so basic. If you’re going to make anything stand out it might as well be your smile, right?

essential spring sandals - easy denim dress - camel colored sandals for spring - no basis in reality
essential spring sandals - easy denim dress - camel colored sandals for spring - no basis in reality

This time of the year the weather still tends to get a little finicky too. Another reason I love this dress – courtesy of a personal go-to, Old Navy. It’s easy to wear in the day time and depending on the current amount of wind in this town, I can roll the sleeves up to cool off a little. If it gets chilly the sleeves can come down and it would pair easily with a cute, chunky sweater. Anything that is versatile and can change with the temperatures is a good choice during these in between seasons.

I had so much working on this shoot. I think Flagstaff is starting to come out of hibernation too. While we borrowed some downtown business’ wall I noticed that some new coffee shops and restaurants are in the works here. I have a feeling the next couple of weeks will be filled with lots of good food, some caffeine, and of course, dresses and sandals galore!

essential spring sandals - easy denim dress - camel colored sandals for spring - no basis in reality

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  1. Shaira

    30 May

    Love this outfit! You look really lovely <333 Cute sandals btw 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • meredith

      30 May

      Thanks so much Shaira =) =)

  2. Kate

    30 May

    I need to get myself a denim dress like that! It looks so comfy and easy to style
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

    • Kierstan

      31 May

      It is one of my favorite items of clothing! I got this one at old navy, but I also have one from anthropology that’s a little lighter!

  3. Atsuna

    31 May

    Sumer is definitely my favorite season as well! For some reason, the warm weather just brings me so much more happiness and I think it’s also cause it makes me step outside my home more to get some fresh air.

    BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

    • Kierstan

      31 May

      Yes exactly! I pretty much just hide-away and hibernate all winter, so I feel like a new person when spring rolls around!

  4. Radi

    2 June

    Love your denim dress. You look pretty.
    I’m also loving this summer weather.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Kierstan

      2 June

      Aww thank you so much! I can’t wait to share more of my faves with y’all!

  5. La Caleya

    4 June

    Love this summer outfit <3 <3 <3

    http://www.lacaleya.com

  6. Bella

    4 June

    Love this summer outfit!

    Hugs Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss/shabby-chic-30325406 // Instagram: bellaskoog

    • Kierstan

      5 June

      Thanks girl! xo!

  7. This is totally one of my fav ootd 🙂

    – Lily Kanaya
    http://www.Glowlicious.Me

    • Kierstan

      5 June

      You just can’t go wrong with it! Thank you so much!

  8. Nina

    5 June

    I love your dress!!
    xx
    http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/

  9. Rach

    6 June

    That denim dress is so cute! So perfect for the warmer temps!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Kierstan

      6 June

      Thank you! It’s perfect for avoiding too much sun exposure too – an easy thing to do in AZ 🙂

  10. This is the perfect shirt dress! I love how you rolled up the sleeves and added the brown bag and sandals for a laid-back look.
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • Kierstan

      8 June

      Thank you! I feel like it all ties together to make something simple seem like it had some thought put in 🙂 And neutrals are always a go to for me!

  11. yuka

    8 June

    denim and the brown accessories look so perfect together!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  12. Kim

    9 June

    Love your outfit and photos!!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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