Instagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook Bloglovin Snapchat

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Channeling That Vacation Vibe

An Effortless and Easy Versatile Summer Look
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Embroidered dress, panama hat and Sigerson Morrison slides outfit idea on Waiting on MarthaEmbroidered dress with panama hat and Sigerson Morrison slides on Waiting on Martha Embroidered dress with Sigerson Morrison slides outfit idea on Waiting on Martha Sigerson Morrison slides on Waiting on Martha Embroidered dress with Sigerson Morrison slides outfit idea on Waiting on MarthaEmbroidered dress with Sigerson Morrison slides outfit on Waiting on Martha Embroidered dress with Sigerson Morrison slides OOTD on Waiting on MarthaEmbroidered dress with Sigerson Morrison slides on Waiting on Martha

If you were following along last week on Instagram, I was enjoying out-of-office mode in all its glory on charming St. Simons Island.  The trip was immensely rejuvenating, and probably one of my favorite vacations to date.  One of my favorite looks from the trip?  A comfortable, easy-breezy dress that easily doubled as a coverup with quite possibly the best slides ever and some of my favorite warm-weather accessories.  

This dress I speak of is by Pink Chicken and one I picked up at Ann Mashburn in the A.  It’s seriously so comfy and effortless. And what’s better than a comfortable and easy dress that brings you from the beach to dinner in style?!  I wore it a handful of different ways on the trip: as a beach cover up, an easy happy hour get-up, and with a pair of white jeans at night.  I plan to wear it like this as pictured all summer long, and even dressing it up more with my hair pulled back in a low, tight bun, with big earrings and heels!  

I paired these Sigerson Morrison crossover suede mules with the dress…they might be the best heeled slides I’ve ever bought.  After living in them on this trip, I’m contemplating buying them in nude too. They’re incredibly versatile; throw them on with jeans and dresses alike for a polished, yet easy-going look. 

To tie it all together, I wore my favorite gold bangles from the shoppe that you can wear in the pool and to the beach, my current go-to panama hat and sunnies, and my white leather fringe bag—available in black on major sale here

P.S.  I’ve included similar options to get the look in the scrolling widget below!  xo

SHOP THE STORY  / CLICK LEFT & RIGHT ARROWS TO EXPLORE


  

Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Black & White Stripes For Summer

Pairing two favorite details for an effortless summer look
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Black and white stripe dress on Waiting on Martha Black and white stripe dress with ruffle sleeves outfit on Waiting on MarthaBlack and white stripe dress with ruffle sleeves | Waiting on Martha Black and white stripes with black YSL bag on Waiting on MarthaGold bangles with black YSL bag and black and white stripe dress I waitingonmartha.com Black Celine sunglasses with black and white stripes

Happy Friday!  Today’s outfit combines two of my all-time favorite details when it comes to dressing; stripes and dramatic flare sleeves.  It’s a look you can easily dress up or dress down, and it’s a silhouette that makes you feel stylish in an effortless way.  Oh, and the material is super breathable.  And nothing is more important to me in the summer than a dress that’s comfortable and low-maintenance.  Can I get an amen?! 

I first wore this black and white stripe dress recently when I hosted a floral and entertaining class at the new Williams-Sonoma at the Avalon, when I was going to be in it for a few hours, with dinner plants to follow.  The ruffle sleeves made me feel fun and festive, while the bubble waist ensured I would feel confident and comfortable all evening long. 

Like all dresses with this dramatic shape, this one subtly hides my area—my tummy—and it flatters the upper arms, an area I’m working on trimming right now.  But word to the wise: this dress is not meant to be tight.  And at certain angles, it can even make you look larger than you are.  So if that makes you uncomfortable, this dress it not for you.  But the best part is that once you try on one of this style, you know if it’s your thing or if it isn’t.

To bring the look together, I had fun mixing the stripes of my Loeffler Randall Arabella Platform Sandals for a little pattern play.  Sadly this pair is sold out where I’ve looked, but I’ve linked a few similar styles below, along with a few more black and white stripe dress options worth seeing.  And while I kept things monochromatic in today’s look, next time I’m thinking of adding some color with a bright statement necklace like this one or bold colorful earrings like these.  How fun would that be?!  

And for all of those asking about my gold bangles…they’re from the shoppe!  They’re all-weather so you can wear them all day long—even at the beach or in the pool—and are the perfect accessory to any outfit.  Don’t be surprised if you see me wearing them all season!  Truly, MKR   

P.S.  I wasn’t kidding that a ruffle and a stripe was my favorite pair.  See this outfit and this outfit for more ways to wear this winning combo.  xo  

SHOP THE STORY  / CLICK LEFT & RIGHT ARROWS TO EXPLORE


 

Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

“Give a Book, Get a Book”; Talbots Summer Book Club

A Summer-Ready OOTD Plus Fun Way to Share Your Best Reads All Season Long
Filed Under > #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Plaid shirtdress outfit ideas on waitingonmartha.comPink and natural wicker bag on waitingonmartha.com Plaid shirtdress and wicker bag outfit | Waiting on MarthaPlaid shirtdress outfit for summer, Waiting on Martha Talbots Summer Book ClubPlaid shirtdress and wicker bag from Talbots Plaid shirtdress with bow - Waiting on MarthaWicker bag and Talbots Book Club Summer outfit ideas on Waiting on MarthaBright and colorful shirt dress outfit

I’m one of those people, that whenever I read a great book, I have to tell the world about how good it is. You know those life-changing, stays-with-you kind of books?!  The ones that introduce you to characters and feelings, goals and dreams that you carry around with you forever after you’re done?  LOVE those books.  And even more, I love sharing them with friends and family.

Now I’ve never been part of an OFFICIAL book club, but I honestly don’t know how that has happened because I’m such an avid reader.  And I can totally appreciate the conversation over a good book, and the community that it brings.  So when Talbots invited me to be part of their launch of the Talbots Summer Book Club, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.  And I knew exactly what book I was going to give: Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy.  This simple, refreshingly truthful take on everyone living some form of their “Option B” is downright inspiring; I think everyone will get takeaways from this sure-to-be bestseller that was just released a few weeks ago. 

So here’s the deal: I’d love for you to join me in the Talbots Summer Book Club.  The idea behind Talbot’s Book Club is simply “Give a book. Get a book.”  You just bring in a favorite book to your local Talbots store and pick up another one that someone else has enjoyed and passed along!  So fun.  There are also bookplates in stores and online that let you write a quick note as to why you’re recommending the read for the next person.  

And since we’re talking Talbots here, can we take a few minutes for their punchy summer collection?! While always a classic, a woven wicker bag is back big for summer, so I had to snatch this one up as soon as I stepped into the store.  And the wicker bag comes in an amazing navy and white too which I plan to grab at some point!  The wicker bag paired with the leather trim is so sharp and well-made…don’t be surprised if you see this bag on repeat all summer long.  

And this plaid shirt dress is the right amount of feminine and fun for summer BBQs and sunny days at the park with these sandals that are just as comfortable as they are stylish.  And I’d be amiss if I forgot to mention these fabulous brooches either; the monkey, parrot, watermelon and pineapple.  Here I added the parrot to the center of my bow, but I plan to add all of them together to my favorite denim jacket for just a bit of a statement.  

All in all, I’d say between the clothes and the beach reads, I’m pretty ready for summer.  I’d love to know if you’ve picked up any must reads lately? Truly, MKR

SHOP THE STORY  / CLICK LEFT & RIGHT ARROWS TO EXPLORE


 

Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha | This post is in collaboration with Talbots, a brand we love and adore.  All opinions are 100% our own. 

Design by Veda House. Development by Alchemy+Aim
Copyright © Waiting on Martha  /
Back to Top