My First OTS Top

Blue & white off the shoulder top

Happy Tuesday, friends! Did you guys have a nice long weekend? We spent most of Saturday and Sunday painting the living room (in this pretty white/gray) and I’m so happy the blue walls are GONE! The plan was to do the bedroom, too, but we totally underestimated what it would be like to paint a very small space with all the furniture still in it. Unfortunately we weren’t able to paint before moving in, so a lot of time this weekend was spent rearranging things and trying not to fall on top of the television while balancing on a stepladder. The job isn’t perfect, but it looks good and I do think we learned a lot. Next time (for the bedroom, perhaps) I’m hoping we can have a friend who’s done this a few times give us some tricks to a) speed things up and b) avoid some of those streaky spots. Thank goodness for gallery walls ;)

Blue + white off-the-shoulder

Onto this outfit…it took me over a year, but I finally tried my first off-the-shoulder top! I found this one at Nordstrom and went for it because the pattern was one I’m all too familiar (read: comfortable) with and it’s 100% cotton, which is my favorite thing to combat a DC summer. Verdict is that I think it’s really cute, but am still trying to grasp the whole don’t-you-dare-move-your-arms-too-much concept. Hopefully that’s one that comes with time, because it’s so cute with white jeans and shorts!

Summer style

Unfortunately this exact shirt sold out recently, but there are a few more similar ones out there–all at great prices, might I add! View them in the widget below. Also, I’ve raved about these sandals before but they’re still available and are my favorite heeled sandal, ever. They required zero breaking in (a phenomenon that continues to baffle me) and go with everything. If you’re new to shopping at M.Gemi–they sell the most beautiful Italian-made shoes at less than you’d pay in a department store, since they’re direct to consumer–take $40 off with code dutia413. You’re welcomeeee! They’re worth the splurge–I promise.

Blue and white OTS top

Halogen top (sold out; similar here and below)
American Eagle jeans (under $50! I’m wearing a 2)
M.Gemi sandals (c/o; so incredibly comfortable! Get $40 off any M.Gemi purchase with code dutia413)
David Yurman bracelet
Vintage studs (similar)

M.Gemi sandals

Preppy summer style

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  1. Ashlee wrote:

    Love the off the shoulder top on you! You picked one that’s so YOU!

    Posted 6.3.17 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      hehe, thank you!! The perfect way to still have my toes in the comfort zone.

      Posted 6.3.17 Reply