Sensible Stylista

Earning Stripes on the Daily

I'm super excited to tell you guys all about my new dress courtesy of Dezzal.  I actually partnered up with them on SS not too long ago - I'm not sure if y'all remember, but this two-tone dress was from their online boutique.  For those of you wondering, their collection is indeed legit.  In addition to selling pieces created by talented in-house designers, they carry the merchandise of carefully-selected brands.
I centered today's OOTD around my new mini-dress.  I totally fell head over heels in love with the design at first sight.  The ruffle is too cute, and what can I say? I'm a sucker for empire waists!  I mean, can you really blame me though? They create the illusion of a killer hourglass figure and elongate my stems like whoa.
To top off my look, I carried a pale orange crossbody from Coach (an old factory outlet buy) and threw on gold wedges to capitalize on the whole casual vibe.

Feeling slightly scandalous sharing this photo, but whatevs!  The wind was blowing slightly too hard that day, ha.
Unfortunately, the striped number I'm wearing here is currently out of stock at Dezzal.  No worries though, as always, I got your backs.  Here are some other fabulous options for your browsing pleasure.  Oh, and for the record, I'm pretty much obsessed with every dress they sell so I had a freakin' hard time compiling this list, but here we are!  My top 6 faves:
A HUGE thanks to the wonderful Jiyang Chen for taking these amazing photographs.  If you haven't already, make sure you all check him out!  He is a true artist in every sense of the word.  Not only is he a brilliant photographer, he's an amazing pianist as well.  

Golden Hour Glow

Pumped to tell you guys all about my new dress from Gentlefawn.  I've been a fan of their designs for years now, and it's easy to see why. Their line is completely and utterly effortless.  If you're looking to ooze casual cool on the daily, check out their collection stat.  Their clothing's of the highest quality, and their craftsmanship is always on point.
I centered my latest post around their Ariel dress.  This stunning piece features a y-back and an asymmetrical flutter hem.  I paired it with a slouchy cardigan with nude accessories to match to keep things simple. 
Other floral dresses I adore:
A closer look at my monogrammed crossbody from Gigi New York!
Shoes:  Amiclubwear || Dress:  c/o Gentlefawn || Cardi:  Deb (similar) || Necklace:  c/o J Wholesale || Bag: Gigi New York
Shot by brilliant NYC photographer, Jiyang Chen.

The Infatuation x Amex Gold Private Dinner Party

Good eats, delish cocktails, and great company? Uh, it really doesn't get much better than that.  My blogger bestie (La Belle Mel) and I hit up Maketto to celebrate Infatuation's DC launch.  They partnered up with American Express Gold for the occasion, and the event was Night Market themed with stalls placed all over the space.  The dishes presented showcased the following five major flavors in Asian cuisine: hot, sour, salty, sweet, and bitter, and they had awesome beverage pairings that reflected similar tasting notes.
Everything was absolutely delish, but the Jja Jang Myun was by far my favorite.  I can't even begin to tell you guys how nomtastic it was.  The chef made it fresh in a wok right in front of my eyes, and it was like a flavor explosion - just the right amount of spicy with tons of pork and greens.  I don't know if you guys have ever been to Maketto, but their space is sick.  It's super hip - think cafe, store, and restaurant all fused into one - so if you're into cool shops (which we all are, let's be real), make sure to check this joint out.
Photos taken by Johnny Hugel.