Celebrate Warm Weather With Colorful Dresses

15 May
My internship with Le Thrift is going great.  I have the opportunity to style outfits and then go outside in lovely weather to take pics.  I love not having to do paperwork!  I feel like I’ve been neglecting Fashion Food Feminism because of this though.  I have a plan to get it together though.
Friday was a beautiful day in Chicago so it was perfect for outdoor outfit pics.  My friend Gabrielle was kind enough to be my model.  She is also the designer of Gabrielle Zwick Designs which is the jewelry featured in the pics.  I am in love with her Barbie jewelry!  As soon as I saw it I thought it was the best thing.  The Barbie shoes necklace and bracelet are a sweet combination of nostalgia and playfulness.
Shoshanna Dress-$54.99
 Black Bauble Bracelet-$9.99
Ann Taylor Dress- $38.99
Gabrielle Zwick Designs Earrings-$20
Escada Heels-$54.99 (benefits Bridge to Success)
Soprano Dress-$28.99
Barbie Shoe Necklace by Gabrielle Zwick Designs-$28
Vintage Calvin Klein Sunglasses-$64.99
Barbie Shoe Bracelet by Gabrielle Zwick Designs-$30
Vintage Sewing Machine Feet Neklace by Gabrielle Zwick Designs-$38
Prada Heels 6.5-$64.99
Come visit me at Le Thrift if you are in Chicago or check out their online selection.  There are so many great dresses and that Barbie jewelry!

3 Responses to “Celebrate Warm Weather With Colorful Dresses”

  1. Aman June 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

    Hi, I live in London and have for the last 2+ years and LOVE it! With Paris only a short 2.5 hour Eurostar train ride away, I’ve been there often too.I HIGHLY recommend a veregr led tour of Westminster Abbey, it can be booked by calling them the day before and it is AMAZING. You get access to off limits areas which is always cool. It’s so beautiful and full of history.A spot that’s a bit forgotten is the Apsley House at the corner of Hyde Park, the home of Duke of Wellington and it’s still owned by the Wellington’s to this day, the last heir Duke of Wellington the 8th is still alive. The art collection in there is pretty amazing.The British Museum of course The Parthenon wing, the Lindow Man upstairs, the mummies, the LOBBY! And its free! A great Afternoon Tea would be the Ritz or the Mad Hatter Tea at the Sanderson Hotel , The tea at the Langham would also be pretty perfect. Also, book a reservation.Best burger I’ve ever had: Goodman’s on Maddox Street near Oxford Circus.Best Brunch spot: Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea near South KensingtonCool bars: Milk and Honey, Purl, Marks Bar on Brewer, Vista, Connaught Bar, Coburg BarShopping: Harrods, Portobello Road Market, Westfield, Oxford Street, Kings Road, Regents Street, Covent Garden, Liberty’s Department Store (its gorgeous) Marylebone RoadDelicious Vegetarian Restaurant: Mildred’s on Lexington in Soho no reservationsLondon Eye at nightBeefeater tour at Tower of LondonBorough Market- Thursday-Saturday have coffee at Monmouth Coffee and eat all the custard tarts and mozzarella that you can while there.Granola Parfait at Le Pain several locations around townHidden jewel: St. Barthelomew’s Church (est 1128) near St. Pauls Ben Franklin use to work in a printing shop in the back and TONS of movies have been filmed here. Another favorite is St. Brides Church on Fleet Street the spire inspired the tiered wedding cake, it was designed by Christopher Wren and the lightening rod that is inside that spire is the one that Ben Franklin made while living in London.Ben Franklin has a house here, where he lived for 16 years, its just off the Strand Trafalgar Square is always a must to get a picture with the LionsTower Bridge and the MonumentNotting Hill: Portobello Road Market: everyday, but Saturday is the biggest day, Hummingbird Bakery and Gails for something sweet or Melt on Ledbury for the best chocolate caramel EVER!Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms is in Westminster and is pretty coolA place called Oliver Bonas (a few locations) has some very cute and affordable jeweleryA stroll through Hyde Park is a must, check out the fountains, the ducks, geese, flower walk, statue of Albert, statue of Peter Pan is pretty fun Buckingham Palace: make sure you check the times of the guard changing if you want to see it they vary you can find it on your websiteAbbey Road crosswalk is you are a Beatles FanPrimrose Hill has a GREAT view of the city and is very close walk to Regents Park Road that has a lot of cute shops and cafes Camden: a market area that is a bit punk, tattoo, rock n roll, cool shops, cafes, etc very different than the normGreat sushi: Zuma and NobuKew Gardens is beautiful but a bit outside the city check out their websiteWahaca: great mexican street foodsBrick Lane on Sunday has a great market, its huge! Spitafields market is also good same areaColumbia Road Flower Market is quite an experience near Brick LaneI use to own a tour company here (don’t anymore) so if you have any questions feel free to check out my blog/email . themccooeysoflondon.blogspot.comHave a great time!By the way, check out Tripadvisor for restaurants in Paris, cant go wrong! Fauchon for macaroons get the vanilla bourbon!! I also highly recommend catching the city sight seeing tour bus at the Eiffel Tour and ride it until the end without getting off. Worth every penny and gives you a good idea of the lay out. They do a pretty good job. If you have time hop the train to Versailles and see the Palace the word amazing doesn’t give it justice.-Safe Travels,Wendy

  2. Anna June 11, 2012 at 1:20 AM #

    Love the sun glasses.

    • phaydra June 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM #

      Thanks, I love to style with vintage items!

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