Even though it’s no longer the weekend, my mind was clearly still dreaming of vacation, as someone pointed out to me that I looked ready for a safari today in my outfit. I was feeling all sorts of safari chic which, I think, makes sense. After all, whether it be the urban jungle, the general jungle of life, or a safari vacation, it’s always good to be prepared and look the part: safari chic. Rarrr. I could totally dodge a lion in these sandals, right?
Dress: Burberry (gift)
Shoes: Marni via consignment ($25, retail for approx $500)
Necklace: Nadri via Nordstrom Rack ($14 marked down from $50)
Bracelet: gift from Africa
Giraffe ring: Forever 21 (set of three animals, only featured one, $5)
Earrings: gift from Panama
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Long sleeve dresses are totally wearable in summer, especially if styled with “summer” pieces. Here, I wore this long sleeve dress with open toed sandals and no tights. The summer sandals keep the look from seeming too fall or winter. As for transitioning this dress, add some tights and boots and it’s ready for fall and winter. Here’s how I styled it last winter:
2) Mixing all sorts of pieces is one of my favorite ways of styling via the high/low price point method. I’m a firm believer that you can make just about anything look great with one great piece. Investment pieces (one great pair of shoes, a dress, pants, purse, etc.) can help your other everyday items like that much nicer. I like to pick investment pieces that are wearable year round…and of course, finding investment pieces on sale is ideal! I like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, and the Bloomingdale’s Outlet for designer pieces, though I think the prices are Nordstrom Rack really cannot be beat.
Anyone else have a favorite investment pieces? Tips for finding them? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I hope everyone is having a good start to the week!
18 replies to “safari chic”
This is indeed safari chic, but in the chic-est way possible 🙂 And I totally agree with your first tip. Long sleeve dresses are the perfect transition pieces!
LOVE this look and I especially LOVE the boots you are wearing in the last photo. That dress looks so comfy and sexy at the same time. I went to a private high school and had to wear a uniform very similar to this style dress. Of course, I didn’t like it then, but now I do. That little belt is just so cute and sexy around your waist and I bet it feels good too!!! Thank you, Melissa, for another delightful post. Now, for me, I have to start buying these things! Tee hee ….. Love, Amy
Love this look! Safari vacation inspiration is perfect 🙂
Of course I love this!! The shirt dress is gorgeous! Very chic!
This is really such a great look!
Love the dress and your sandals! I need to get a long sleeve dress.
What a lovely dress! Ive been looking for something like this for a while now! 🙂
Super chic look! I love the dress and wearing them with high heeled sandals for summer is such a cool idea! The winter look is perfect too! 🙂
There are those sandals that I love! Great safari chic look!. I often wear long sleeves in the summer too, sometimes the air conditioner in the office can be cold 😦
Lovely dress, chic and comfy, the best combination !Gorgeous look !
Love this look! You are working it! 🙂
LOVE the shoes!
I would never have cared for this color but now I love it to the point to wanting it !!! Love the dress and ESP the winter style
I love the safari green dress and how you paired it both ways! I do have to say, the winter look is more of my fav! Keep rocking girl! YOu would not only dodge a lion, you would probably tame it with those fierce sandals. heh.
Your entire outfit! Ahh I want it. I’m thinking if I saw I lion I would take those babies off and run haha but they look comfortable none the less! 🙂 ❤
Possibly my favorite look of yours…ever. But I just remembered that BR maxi with the Marimekko print…. now it’s a toss up.
LOVE the dress and shoes! I need to get me some shirt dresses, stat! 😀 Olive green is particularly appealing, I must say.
Thanks for the running from lions tips, all!! You guys crack me up!! xoxo~~!!